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Latest licensing rounds
10 October 2019
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
Newfoundland finds new vigour
9 October 2019
The island’s offshore oil industry is rebounding after a sustained lull
Mexico boosts upstream spending
19 September 2019
Regime commits further capital to reverse waning crude production
West of Shetland M&A proves positive
12 September 2019
PE-backed Siccar Point sees recent ownership changes in West of Shetland assets as useful re-organisation
Brazil prepares for a big win
6 September 2019
The Transfer of Rights Surplus Bidding Round promises to attract a bevy of international players and generate enormous rewards for the government
Technology takes over tight oil
15 October 2019
As the shale business matures, its wildcatter mentality is being replaced by artificial intelligence
Technology takes over tight oil
15 October 2019
As the shale business matures, its wildcatter mentality is being replaced by artificial intelligence
Newfoundland finds new vigour
9 October 2019
The island’s offshore oil industry is rebounding after a sustained lull
Mexico boosts upstream spending
19 September 2019
Regime commits further capital to reverse waning crude production
West of Shetland M&A proves positive
12 September 2019
PE-backed Siccar Point sees recent ownership changes in West of Shetland assets as useful re-organisation
Guyana tipped for another find
6 September 2019
The frontier oil province is set for yet another significant investment opportunity. But political uncertainty is just one of the many myriad challenges the country faces before first oil
Shell links North Sea spend to collaboration
4 September 2019
The UK-Dutch major stresses an ongoing commitment to its home waters, but with conditions attached
Latest licensing rounds
10 October 2019
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
Brazil prepares for a big win
6 September 2019
The Transfer of Rights Surplus Bidding Round promises to attract a bevy of international players and generate enormous rewards for the government
Dominican Republic aims to drive activity
16 July 2019
The Caribbean nation hopes that attractive entry terms will spur exploration activity
Targeting frontier areas in the North Sea
19 July 2018
Latest license round set to unlock stranded reserves
Colombian oil revival hopes face electoral test
17 May 2018
An upcoming election and auction round will help determine the country's oil fortunes
The Petrobras-government tussle
17 April 2018
A deal between the state-run firm and the Brazilian government could lead to a mega bidding round
New technology holds upstream key
24 May 2019
Digitalisation is more than a buzzword in the efforts to get costs down and projects started
Robots redraw the energy workforce
27 September 2018
If autonomous machines take control over more aspects of the energy business, will there be an industry at all in the future?
Technology fuels energy trading gains
13 September 2018
AI-based trading platforms can drive transparency in LNG, commodities trading
Robots redraw energy supply chain
13 September 2018
Market participants are turning to artificial intelligence for cost and efficiency gains
FLNG enters new age
31 August 2018
Floating LNG developers are seeking to build on the momentum created by successful deployments
Gulf states eye enhanced future
26 July 2018
Oman is leading the way in Gulf EOR development, and its neighbours are fast realising its advantages