South & Central America
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
Citgo caught between Venezuela's competing governments
5 July 2019
Authorities reveal a second failed coup attempt, as President Maduro seeks to limit the influence of the opposition
Colombian fracking edges closer to reality
2 July 2019
Mindful of the country's energy security, the government is looking towards its shale assets
US sanctions debilitate Venezuelan oil output
17 June 2019
President Nicolas Maduro is standing firm, despite oil production falling to levels not seen since the infamous oil lockout of 16 years ago
ExxonMobil's Midas touch
10 April 2019
Guyana’s exploration success shows no sign of slowing. But the promise of oil revenues is also driving political division
Rival presidents face off as Venezuela's economy crashes
22 February 2019
Despite severe US sanctions, President Maduro is standing firm. But how long can the political impasse last while oil production continues to decline?
Seesawing year for Latin American producers
17 December 2018
Brazil was hoping to start a new page in 2018, while Mexico’s new president also announced changes. But Venezuela continued its precipitous decline
Guyana's governance gap
11 December 2018
The oil-rich country is the world's biggest new deep-water play. But can the government develop a transparent energy policy?
Colombia's fracking plans take on a new urgency
10 December 2018
The new administration is turning to shale deposits to hold back the threat of imports
New Petrobras boss gets warm reception
7 December 2018
Appointment of ‘Chicago Boy’ to head state-owned giant reinforces reform agenda optimism
Petrobras turns page as corruption saga draws to a close
25 October 2018
An SEC fine as part of the firm’s long-running corruption scandal looks the least-worst outcome and may mark the beginning of the end of its international headaches
Brazil's energy reform at stake in election showdown
25 October 2018
The energy sector will see a reform agenda gain momentum from a Bolsonaro win, but a change in direction if Haddad can pull off an unlikely comeback
Ecuador: In a hurry to mend the past
15 October 2018
After a decade marred by corruption and legal disputes, Ecuador’s reformist government wants a more investment-friendly exploration regime
Life with Amlo
4 October 2018
Mexico's upstream has boomed in recent years, and a bullish new president wants to drive growth
Deep-water feeding frenzy in South America
28 September 2018
Brazil and Guyana lead enthusiasm in continent’s deep waters
Mexican play still a guessing game
7 September 2018
Mexico’s energy sector and IOCs are waiting to see if the new president follows through with his anti-reform election rhetoric
Mexico sets new deep-water pace
30 August 2018
Interest in the North American offshore continues, with Mexican deep-water opportunities expected to star
Reforms bring Argentinian self-sufficiency closer
31 July 2018
New energy investments are reducing Argentina’s import needs
China loans make Venezuela’s outlook more precarious
12 July 2018
Patience is wearing thin among both China and other trading partners
Colombia hopes for a revival
10 July 2018
Duque’s victory in June’s elections is likely to open the way for new upstream investment opportunities
Amlo and the realities of Mexico's oil reform
9 July 2018
The Mexican president-elect needs a strong oil and gas sector to fund a promised social transformation
ExxonMobil drilling heralds oil era in Guyana
15 June 2018
Keen to add to its production base, ExxonMobil hopes to have the oil flowing from offshore Guyana within two years
Latin America’s uncertain LNG future
8 June 2018
Old-guard importers are fading, but new markets are opening. The region’s exporters are adapting to the US threat
Ecuador: Holding steady on Opec cuts
15 May 2018
No plans for an uptick in investment and production in the immediate future