Exploration & Production
ExxonMobil gas discovery boosts Cyprus’ energy hopes
28 February 2019
The find may revive interest in establishing an LNG plant on the island
Egypt's gas gold rush
28 February 2019
February's oil and gas conference in Cairo attracted firms from around the world for one simple reason: Egypt's gas sector is booming
Angola boosts efforts to shore up flagging production
27 February 2019
Africa's second-largest oil exporter needs more than the currently envisaged pipeline of oil projects if it is to remain a force
Senegal and Mauritania projects make headway
26 February 2019
BP's Greater Tortue project already has the green light, and Woodside's SNE development is poised to be next
Russia aids Kurdistan gas boost
26 February 2019
Strategic investments from Rosneft have unclogged Kurdistan's messy export scene, paving the way for supplies to Turkey in the early 2020s
The changing landscape of north-west Europe
8 February 2019
A rebound in the region is happening above and below water
Mexico's new leader puts bid rounds on hold
4 February 2019
The new administration puts its faith in Pemex with expanded E&P budget
Stuttering outlook for Gulf of Mexico
4 February 2019
Despite ever-rising oil and gas production, drilling activity is looking weaker
Brownfield sites curb Russian growth
1 February 2019
Producers profit from post-devaluation oil prices—but oil fields are depleting
East Med presses upstream buttons
24 January 2019
Six Eastern Mediterranean states will be drilling for hydrocarbons in 2019, but, as always, the politics is complicated
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
Moscow calling the shots
14 December 2018
Russia ramped up production in 2018, with Arctic developments playing a major role
East Med rides the waves
13 December 2018
Egypt, Israel and Cyprus all saw progress in their ambitions to develop the prodigious East Med basin in 2018
North American capacity boost
13 December 2018
The region experienced decisive additions to oil and gas capacity in 2018, with soaring natural gas production in the Marcellus and Utica basins outpacing the infrastructure required to move it to market
Madagascar unveils new offshore acreage
11 December 2018
The island nation hopes it can emulate hydrocarbons finds in neighbouring Mozambique
IOCs stay committed to south Iraq
16 November 2018
IOCs are pushing ahead with plans for output expansion—and the phasing out of flaring—despite Basra violence this summer
Good news and bad for India
16 November 2018
India is taking two steps forward, one back in its quest for energy independence
Smaller FLNG vessels showing outsized potential
7 November 2018
Transborders Energy is pioneering small-scale LNG development for markets looking to buy modest volumes
Madagascar seeks to emulate Mozambique
1 November 2018
After a protracted process, new licenses have been signed, while onshore LNG projects are edging closer to realisation
Are reports of Canada's oil sands demise greatly exaggerated?
25 October 2018
Canada is looking to boost oil sands output by 2020, in spite of the major political and environmental challenges
Africa is back on the deep-water agenda
4 October 2018
Drillers are starting to renew interest in African projects deemed too costly and risky