Exploration & Production
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
Caspian players plot oil revival
30 May 2019
Gas has made most of the recent running, but major producers like Azerbaijan are focusing on boosting crude oil production too
Tullow flags up African glitches
28 May 2019
One of the African oil sector's bellwethers lowers its production forecast
Deepwater struggles to make its case
21 May 2019
The oil price recovery has not yet translated into a rush of cash into challenging offshore environments
Pemex shoulders upstream burden
14 May 2019
Suspension of private investment opportunities ramps up pressure on the Mexican state firm
Economic crisis threatens to stall Vaca Muerta
14 May 2019
Economic turmoil and infrastructural congestion are raising doubts over Argentina's shale growth
Chinese shale struggles to get moving
30 April 2019
The Asian giant is having difficulties emulating the US shale gas revolution, but is determined to keep developing its own resources
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