Exploration & Production
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
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
Bullish Adnoc focuses on offshore
15 August 2019
The national oil company has begun several large scale projects to return the Emirate to gas self-sufficiency
Norway's longer shelf life lures PE players
9 August 2019
The private equity model targets the potential remaining in Norwegian waters
West of Shetland takes centre stage
8 August 2019
Exploration in the region may lead to the partial revival of the UK Continental Shelf
Crude curtailment boosts Albertan producers' profits
7 August 2019
Higher prices more than offset Western Canada restrictions on production
Belated progress on Kuwait's upstream ambitions
31 July 2019
KOC is poised to deliver on offshore and gas plans after delays stretching back more than a decade
Centrica to sell North Sea business
30 July 2019
The UK utility is confident of interest in its stake in Spirit Energy E&P arm
Deepwater Gulf exploration starts to rebound
29 July 2019
The US Gulf of Mexico is experiencing an uptick in exploration, but the way companies operate in the region has changed due to the downturn in oil prices
Qatar Petroleum accelerates overseas expansion drive
26 July 2019
While international attention is focused on the Qatari state energy company’s flagship domestic LNG project, the firm is quickly building a worldwide portfolio
Tullow cuts production forecast and delays FIDs
24 July 2019
The Africa-focused oil firm is struggling with technical problems and protracted negotiations with host governments
Faroe Islands enlists help in exploration drive
5 July 2019
Interest in the Faroese offshore may be buoyed by exploration success in adjacent West of Shetland waters
Big names bid in Argentina's offshore auction
18 June 2019
Some of the world's biggest oil companies get involved in Argentina's first offshore licensing round in almost three decades
Australia finds more gas for home and abroad
18 June 2019
Santos’ discovery of a sizeable gas column in the Northern Carnarvon Basin should boost the NWS venture’s expansion plans
Turkmenistan sees light at the end of the tunnel
10 June 2019
Turkmenistan must overcome economic crisis and political hurdles to reverse its gas exports decline