Exploration & Production
Ultra-deepwater progress boosts Myanmar’s options
24 January 2020
The sanctioning of the Shwe Yee Htun-2 project suggests the government is finally aligning its interests with those of operators
Trafigura targets Argentinian potential
24 January 2020
Trading heavyweight acquires stake in President Energy, undeterred by the country’s financial and political risks
US shale patch faces worsening headwinds
23 January 2020
Mounting constraints on US light-tight oil only compound the hazardous task of predicting growth
Rising costs test patience levels at Tengiz
21 January 2020
Chevron is facing a significant uptick in spending at Kazakhstan’s Tengiz oilfield, challenging its renewed commitment to capital discipline
No quick fix for Tullow
21 January 2020
The embattled producer warns of another year of sluggish production and project hold-ups
Zama oil find targets 2020 FID
17 January 2020
Upgraded resource estimate from Mexican field boosts hopes of a financial decision, but a serious potential roadblock remains
PNZ patch-up raises offshore gas hopes
17 January 2020
Belated reconciliation over acreage shared with Saudi Arabia offers relief for Kuwait's flagging oil expansion efforts
Russian oil hits another peak
16 January 2020
The country’s 2019 production reached a further post-Soviet high, marking another year Moscow fell short of cuts promised to its Opec partners
Major oil find to boost Pemex growth
16 January 2020
The gap between what the Mexican state-owned oil firm aims to produce and its president’s ambitious output targets could be partially plugged by material from new Tabasco discovery
North Sea collaboration shot
15 January 2020
Report suggests that UKCS actors are slipping back into bad habits
Guyana oil discovery does little to bolster Tullow
10 January 2020
An unwanted hat-trick of underwhelming oil finds fail to alleviate the whiff of crisis around troubled independent
Apache makes breakthrough Suriname find
9 January 2020
US independent’s share price soars as oil confirmed in frontier province
European exploration surprises on the upside
19 December 2019
Exploration interest remains high in the region even as political storms gather over the industry’s ‘license to operate’
Mol buys time with ACG deal
18 December 2019
The Hungarian energy firm’s Azeri acquisition gives it breathing space as it implements its 2030 strategy
Valeura hit by market turbulence
17 December 2019
The Turkish shale gas developer sees its appraisal programme results cause ripples amid nervous oil and gas investor sentiment
East/west tug-of-war for Russia’s barrels
12 December 2019
Challenges and costs increase as ageing oil fields reach the ‘babushka’ stage
Latin America to attract 2020s upstream investment dollar
12 December 2019
The region is well-placed to shrug off any transition headwinds, according to Welligence
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