Europe & Eurasia
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
Kerogen investments go full-cycle
5 February 2019
Kerogen's vehicles grow from their appraisal and development core focus
Zennor gets turbo-charged
5 February 2019
Private equity has boosted the 12-year-old company’s firepower
Blackstone likes Siccar Point story
5 February 2019
The global giant came to London almost five years ago and is enjoying the journey so far
Chrysaor aims to cross the UK-Norway divide
30 January 2019
Grevling farm-in makes Chrysaor the second private equity-backed North Sea producer to straddle UK and Norwegian waters
Tremors run through UK fracking industry
24 January 2019
Cuadrilla’s UK fracking resumption has been a stop-start affair
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