Europe & Eurasia
Siccar Point banks on quality
22 January 2019
The North Sea new entrant is relying on its assets base
BWE building on history in the North Sea
22 January 2019
The name Blue Water Energy (BWE) may be new, but the faces are familiar
Azinor Catalyst hits again at Agar-Plantain
21 January 2019
The prospect could have recoverable reserves of up to 50mn barrels
Wellesley focuses on exploration
18 January 2019
The new entrant wants to find new resources in mature areas
Norway licensing round confirms lure of the mature
18 January 2019
A record number of licenses were awarded, in keeping with a rise in exploration activity across the North Sea, though firm work commitments fell
Energean takes a new approach at Karish
17 January 2019
The East Mediterranean producer goes for a novel and nimble concept at Karish
Snam goes global with gas ambitions
17 January 2019
Italian grid operator diversifies to head off challenge of sagging domestic gas demand
Interview: Neptune champions its diversity
6 December 2018
With assets in Europe, North Africa and Asia-Pacific, the London-based firm sees value in its broad international portfolio
Growth and exit exercise North Sea private equity minds
6 December 2018
The UK and Norway upstream sectors have benefitted from a rush of private equity cash, but the key question is what next?
Interview: Opportunity knocks in the East Med
30 November 2018
Rony Halman, chairman of Israel Opportunity Energy Resources, explains why the region could be on the verge of something big—but some points of contention remain
Israel plans to be powered by natural gas
30 November 2018
Israel has set targets for greater use of gas in power generation and transport over the coming decade
East Siberian oilfields are let off the Opec leash
27 November 2018
Russia's remote eastern fields are ramping up as production shackles come off, but also to drive the growth that mature provinces can’t
Will new sanctions trigger a Russian recession?
15 November 2018
With the economy already wobbling, further curtailment of investment in energy and other sectors would spell trouble
UK industry flags Brexit rig shutdown threat
8 November 2018
North Sea activity is unlikely to halt when the UK leaves the EU, but the uncertainty isn’t helping the planning process
Norway's offshore sector boosted by wave of mergers
29 October 2018
Strategic tie-ups are providing some badly needed lifeblood for the Norwegian offshore sector
UK resumes fracking after seven-year hiatus
23 October 2018
Fracking is underway again in northern England, but don’t expect a US-style shale boom any time soon
Novatek Arctic LNG project defies US sanctions
17 October 2018
Novatek’s Arctic LNG projects are continuing apace, despite Washington’s so-called “bill from hell”
Unions flag North Sea safety fears
16 October 2018
Changed working terms have triggered strikes in both the the UK and Norwegian North Sea oil industries
Big guns boost UK North Sea commitments
12 October 2018
Shell and Equinor have bolstered their offshore presence in the UK, while Total has made a sizeable discovery
Petrel views Crimean gas-export opportunity
21 September 2018
Gazprom has received a plan to develop energy projects in the disputed region of Crimea
Gazprom faces tax grab
21 September 2018
The Kremlin is pursuing another way to extract money from Gazprom, after failed efforts to force a dividend rise
UK warned on exploration decline
17 September 2018
The country’s watchdog isn’t happy after just four exploration wells were drilled last year
East Med's best is yet to come
11 September 2018
The East Med has enjoyed deep water success over recent years and there are new developments to watch out for
Rosneft courts trouble with Sakhalin partners
5 September 2018
Chief executive Igor Sechin has sharpened his knife for another corporate spat
Greece presses the E&P button
3 September 2018
Plans for deep-water exploration have raised hopes of an eventual major natural gas discovery, while onshore oil development is progressing slowly
Battling the Brexit blues
28 August 2018
The UK's planned withdrawal from the EU in 2019 is causing uncertainties for the North Sea industry at a time when it could do without them