Exploration & Production
Latin America to attract 2020s upstream investment dollar
12 December 2019
The region is well-placed to shrug off any transition headwinds
Lundin juggles ‘the best barrel’ with returns
12 December 2019
The Norway-focused independent aims to reduce its carbon footprint while also keeping a smile on shareholders’ faces
Independents drawn to African opportunities
10 December 2019
Weak market sentiment for oil and gas stocks is opening E&P opportunities in Africa for private equity and small cap companies—and leading governments to rethink their fiscal terms to attract them
Hess receives go-ahead for Bakken EOR
10 December 2019
US independent has been given approval by North Dakota regulators to proceed with an EOR pilot project that it hopes will help boost recoveries in the Bakken shale play
Petrobras defers production boom
6 December 2019
Brazilian heavyweight revises down its output projections as it focuses on the long-term
Kerogen talks up dividend distributions
3 December 2019
Private equity firm says ongoing return of capital to investors could avert a potential North Sea exit crunch
Russian production looks to technology for growth
28 November 2019
Expanding the use of enhanced oil recovery methods could offset output declines
Gulf of Mexico recovery accelerates
28 November 2019
Confidence is rising amid an uptick in deepwater permits and the proving of potentially transformative technologies
Water infrastructure booms with shale
26 November 2019
The US oilfield water-handling market is growing as shale production continues to rise, with the Permian Basin leading the way
Gas on the rise in Oman
26 November 2019
Expanding upstream investment is boosting Oman’s thriving gas sector
Equinor sounds Eagle Ford alarm bell
19 November 2019
The Norwegian firm’s exit is another signal that US shale may no longer be the promised land
Oil firms chase efficiency gains
29 October 2019
The spectre of ‘peak demand’ puts an onus on producers to tighten up their games
Lebanon’s gas hopes threatened by corruption
28 October 2019
Energy sector legislation may not prevent corruption marring any future gas discoveries, a new book says
Petrobras ramps up production
22 October 2019
Expanding output from the pre-salt province starts to bear fruit for the Brazilian company
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
Lebanon to struggle to replicate Israeli success
3 September 2019
Israel's clustering approach resulted in the majority of blocks being awarded but the neighbouring Lebanese auction faces tougher challenges
Zohr soars, Nour not sure
30 August 2019
Eni has said nothing, but early optimism about the extent of the Nour gas discovery has faded
QP farm-in throws spotlight on Namibian potential
29 August 2019
The Qatari NOC is betting on the promise of Total’s Orange Basin play
Dog days for the wildcatters
29 August 2019
The creditworthiness of independents is falling. Barely-positive cash flow and weak enthusiasm for consolidation may not be enough to save them
Discoveries boost Angola upstream mood
27 August 2019
Prospects for a first licensing round in almost a decade will be buoyed by new finds
Arctic gas boosts Gazprom Neft
23 August 2019
The Russian producer looks on track to achieve its production growth targets
Petrogas banks on Dutch experience
19 August 2019
The Omani firm hopes to bring learnings from its Netherlands’ acquisition to bear on its entry into the UKCS