Upstream

Latest licensing rounds
15 January 2019
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
West Africa aiming for global supplier status
10 January 2019
The region is making headway despite some output disruptions
Upstream sector stabilises as prices lift
3 January 2019
A sign of changing times
Fragile oil price recovery
17 December 2018
The upstream benefited from higher spending in 2018, thanks to higher prices; but this increase was tentative, and signs of lower prices towards year-end forced a downturn in rig counts
Small players drive a revival in the North Sea
17 December 2018
Norway and the UK showed increasing appeal for E&P firms in 2018, with M&A moves propelling investment into the North Sea—but Brexit was a concern for some in the UK side of the play
Ophir’s Fortuna FLNG finally bites the dust
11 January 2019
Ophir Energy’s long-running efforts to fund the Equatorial Guinea project fail, as the company engages in takeover talks
Ophir’s Fortuna FLNG finally bites the dust
11 January 2019
Ophir Energy’s long-running efforts to fund the Equatorial Guinea project fail, as the company engages in takeover talks
West Africa aiming for global supplier status
10 January 2019
The region is making headway despite some output disruptions
Upstream sector stabilises as prices lift
3 January 2019
A sign of changing times
Fragile oil price recovery
17 December 2018
The upstream benefited from higher spending in 2018, thanks to higher prices; but this increase was tentative, and signs of lower prices towards year-end forced a downturn in rig counts
Small players drive a revival in the North Sea
17 December 2018
Norway and the UK showed increasing appeal for E&P firms in 2018, with M&A moves propelling investment into the North Sea—but Brexit was a concern for some in the UK side of the play
African deep-water makes progress
14 December 2018
Drillers began to renew their interest in African projects that were once deemed too costly and risky
Latest licensing rounds
15 January 2019
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
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
Latin America lines up bid rounds
26 March 2018
Attractive auctions will see the region compete for international investors
Nigeria targets local upstream players with marginal field round
7 March 2018
Reinvigorating production on acreage abandoned by the majors could be a tough task
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
Methane rises on investors’ risk radar
20 June 2018
Methane emissions are forming an important part of investors' broader climate change strategy