Europe & Eurasia
Cyprus offshore: Turkey turns up the heat
12 June 2019
The prospects for monetising natural gas discovered off Cyprus have risen, but so has the geopolitical temperature
Mind the divestment gap
10 June 2019
Oil and gas majors are setting increasingly ambitious divestment targets, despite volatile market conditions and questions over the size of the buyer pool
OMV Petrom calls for Romanian fiscal stability
7 June 2019
New deepwater gas play needs greater clarity on terms
Third time lucky for Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline?
6 June 2019
Financial and institutional obstacles to the project appear at last to be clearing
Nationalisation hurdles in the UK
31 May 2019
UK opposition Labour party threatens to nationalise the national grid at below fair value
Exit stage left for Nazarbayev
30 May 2019
Kazakhstan's president departs after decades of tight control. Could it kickstart a privatisation push?
Norway's field of dreams
21 May 2019
Equinor has had to dig deep to get Aasta Hansteen underway, in more ways than one
Chrysaor ups Central North Sea game
16 May 2019
ConocoPhillips deal expands the private equity-backed producer’s position in the UKCS engine room
Netherlands turns to LNG
1 May 2019
The Dutch reign as a pivotal European gas supplier is officially over, as supply from the Groningen gas field declines
Wintershall-Dea no guide to future IPO performance
25 April 2019
Post-merger momentum contrasts with wider industry cynicism over energy IPOs
Rattray could hold the last great North Sea oil reserves
8 April 2019
Vulcanism was supposed to have scuppered the oil potential of a large area of the central North Sea, but academics say it may be worth another look
Treasures in the basement?
8 April 2019
Untested geological formations known as ‘fractured basements’ could be hiding a vast store of hydrocarbons, but explorers need to overcome logistical challenges and industry scepticism
Italy imposes offshore exploration moratorium
26 March 2019
The industry’s future hangs in the balance as the government considers a new energy transition strategy
Norway leans greener
22 March 2019
Public enthusiasm for the oil and gas industry is on the wane, with potentially significant effects
Equinor buffeted by transition winds
22 March 2019
The re-branded Norwegian state-owned firm needs to convince that its renewables sector can one day compete with its fossil-fuel based upstream revenues
European gas: an industry in denial?
12 March 2019
The natural gas sector needs to be prepared for declining demand after the mid-2020s—and there are doubts that it is
Big oil rises to Dutch geothermal challenge
12 March 2019
The quest for clean energy to fill the gap left by declining gas production could be tailor-made for oil firms
Industry optimism is on the rise, but so are costs
7 March 2019
The oil and gas sector feels better able to survive oil price volatility, DNV GL’s boss tells Petroleum Economist, as long as spending is kept under control
US majors’ planned Caspian exit puts Baku in a bind
19 February 2019
Azerbaijan may find it much tougher to find investment after the departure of Chevron and ExxonMobil
Russia’s hunger for second eastern gas outlet grows
15 February 2019
China’s rampant gas growth revives talk in Russia of Power of Siberia 2 pipeline project
Norway’s fiscal stability comes under strain
15 February 2019
The country faces challenges to the much-vaunted tax regime certainty on which it has built exploration success
North Sea M&A quick off the blocks
11 February 2019
DNO’s swoop for Faroe could mark the start of another busy year for changes in asset ownership
France faces carbon challenge
11 February 2019
President Macron will survive the yellow-vests protests, but his energy policy may not
Carbon market faces Brexit deal or no-deal conundrum
8 February 2019
Brexit uncertainty leaves carbon market and climate policy hanging fire
Equinor promises greater resilience, as profits disappoint
7 February 2019
The rebranded Norwegian firm’s results take a hit from the lower oil price
Ukraine opens arms to upstream investors
6 February 2019
The country has large untapped gas reserves and wants foreign partners to help unlock them