South & Central America
Suriname election soothes investor nerves
11 August 2020
Calmer political waters should help turn the country into a global exploration hotspot
Bolivian election delay further dampens gas investment appetite
31 July 2020
The Andean country’s natural gas sector will be a casualty of a second vote being pushed back yet again
Guyana’s deadlock chills the investment climate
23 July 2020
A worsening political crisis risks slowing the pace of oil sector growth in the small Latin American nation
Suriname’s election setback
4 June 2020
Development of the country’s oil sector faces a slowdown in the face of political instability and dire economic conditions
Argentinian shale suffers further setbacks
1 May 2020
The government was relying on Vaca Muerta to solve its financial problems. But another default looms as Covid-19 disrupts growth plans
Perfect storm strikes Venezuela
1 May 2020
Oil production poised to plummet as global economic conditions prove nightmarish prospect for the country’s energy sector
Minimising Brazil’s economic pain
30 March 2020
Crucial government steps are needed to offset imminent financial distress caused by bottomed-out oil prices and a global health pandemic
Venezuela’s options narrow
17 March 2020
Sanctions, the oil price shock and the potential exit of Chevron multiply the country’s misery
Pemex in race against time
16 March 2020
Mexican NOC faces near-impossible task of hitting ambitious upstream targets while maintaining capital discipline
Guyana chaos a warning sign
10 March 2020
Electoral uncertainty is highlighting the dangers for new companies hoping to invest in the country’s offshore resources
Spotlight on Guyana’s impending oil wealth
13 February 2020
As ExxonMobil ramps up production from the Liza project, election buzz has caused murmurings that contracts should be renegotiated
Maduro further muddies Venezuelan waters
13 January 2020
Regime’s attempt to seize parliamentary control creates yet another fracture in troubled Latin American nation
Venezuela feels the heat
19 December 2019
Punishing US sanctions will continue to inflict heavy losses on the country’s oil sector
Brazil may reap geopolitical uncertainty reward
13 December 2019
Investor interest in the country’s oil sector should grow, particularly given challenges elsewhere
Tullow’s last chance saloon
22 November 2019
Discouraging Guyanese crude appraisal ramps up the pressure on year-ending drill prospect
Fernandez takes centre stage in Argentina
29 October 2019
Vaca Muerta shale risks getting stuck in the middle of the new Argentinian president’s political balancing act
Electoral controversy paralyses Bolivia
24 October 2019
Demonstrations turn violent as president Evo Morales inches to disputed victory
China spurns Venezuelan exports
18 October 2019
US sanctions are forcing Asian refiners to abandon the Latin American nation
Ecuador reverses fuel subsidy decision
15 October 2019
Government backtracks after seizure of key oil fields and infrastructure decimate production
Brazil sets licensing round record
11 October 2019
South American nation collects over $2bn in signing bonuses from opening oil auction
Citgo’s future hangs in the balance
11 October 2019
Rival Venezuelan regimes’ hopes of holding onto US firm look bleaker
Guyana’s stop-start election makes headway
7 October 2019
Latin America’s fledgling hydrocarbons province sets election date as first oil looms
Argentinian crisis puts shale in limbo
12 September 2019
Election winner faces a surfeit of problems capitalising on Vaca Muerta potential
Clock ticking on Guyana election
22 August 2019
South America's most exciting new province has yet to call an election, despite first oil rapidly approaching
Brazil gets moving on gas competition
16 August 2019
The government has progressed on freeing Petrobras from its unwanted dominance of the domestic gas market
High hopes for Eco Atlantic in Guyana
9 July 2019
CEO Gil Holzman is confident of a major offshore discovery in Guyana following promising exploration findings