Exploration & Production
Calgary's hometown heroes
8 February 2018
Grim headlines obscure the progress ahead in 2018 for the oil sands, unconventionals and LNG
Tullow seeks rapid FID for Kenya oil project
8 February 2018
The London-based firm, which made an operating profit in 2017 for the first time in three years, says it is in talks with the government over a $1.1bn pipeline
Mexico in full swing
8 February 2018
A year of further energy liberalisation and continued upstream and midstream expansion lies ahead
Senegal's crunch year
7 February 2018
With two major projects ready for sanctioning, 2018 will be pivotal for the country's upstream aspirations
Pumping the US brakes
7 February 2018
Output will rise again in 2018, but less drilling and greater capital discipline will slow growth
The Gulf of Mexico's misty horizons
7 February 2018
While production will rise in 2018, the longer-term prospects are less positive
Kuwait's big energy spending plans
5 February 2018
The country is working towards raising crude oil production capacity by more than 1.5m barrels a day by 2040
Drillers holding fire
30 January 2018
Unless oil prices surge, drilling activity will remain subdued next year. Any increase will breed cost inflation
Decommissioning faces a hefty clean-up bill
26 January 2018
The industry will spend tens of billions of dollars closing down old offshore fields
Nigeria's new oil industry bill ready to launch
25 January 2018
Almost two decades after a Petroleum Industry Bill was first mooted and after numerous revisions, the country is poised to finally enact key elements of it
A brighter year for Africa
24 January 2018
Senegal's and Mozambique's projects gained momentum, Nigeria's production started to rise again
North Sea oil's rock hoppers
19 January 2018
Shell is happy to give the Penguins project a helping hand
Guyana—at the frontier
19 January 2018
ExxonMobil and its partner are racing ahead with their major Liza discovery in Guyana, at Latin America's exploration frontier. Others are struggling to replicate the success
Kenya's oil: trucking along
16 January 2018
With the country's contentious elections out of the way, Tullow hopes that development of its oil reserves will now progress
Côte d’Ivoire's exploration drive rebooted
12 January 2018
Can an overhaul of concessions lure companies to the country's frontier acreage?
Where did it all go right for Senegal?
12 January 2018
Major oil and gas discoveries make the country set to move from speculative play to producer
African competition hots up
11 January 2018
It's a tough environment for exploration, but some countries are making headway
Where next for the Bakken?
9 January 2018
Producers are making the North Dakota tight oil play an attractive place to drill again, but it will struggle to compete with the Permian
Trump's offshore oil bonanza
9 January 2018
The administration has proposed a sweeping opening of America's waters to oil drilling. But politics and industry realities will rein in the ambitions
US tight oil turning over a new leaf?
18 December 2017
A shale sector that emphasised returns over production growth would be a win from both shareholders and oil markets
East Mediterranean—a mixed bag
12 December 2017
While Egypt's gas output is set to soar, Cypriot and Israeli exports are being curtailed by regional politics and low prices. It's a mixed outlook for East Mediterranean gas
How resilient has US shale become?
8 December 2017
Genuine gains have been made, but the industry will need further technological breakthroughs to overcome the geology
Qatar—steady as she goes
8 December 2017
Qatar's oil strategy is to stem further production declines, as it tightens its economic belt and keeps the investment focus on natural gas
Maersk’s Tyra field redevelopment secures Danish gas supply
7 December 2017
The country’s main gas-producing field is to get a costly makeover, extending the life of North Sea developments
South Africa's offshore open for business
6 December 2017
Eager to emulate its neighbours' success, the country is striving to reinvigorate interest in its deepwater potential
Israel's offshore in search of regulatory shake-up
5 December 2017
The country's latest licensing round failed to lure IOCs to its upstream