Exploration & Production
Mexico discovery strengthens Eni portfolio
21 February 2020
European firm returns oil from block acquired in landmark bidding round. But progress towards first production at Zama faces renewed uncertainty
PTTEP faces margin pressure on gas plan
20 February 2020
As the Thai NOC embarks on its record five-year investment programme, analysts wonder how it will maintain profitability
Suncor looks to rebound
19 February 2020
Canadian producer aims for recovery after tough period of enforced production restrictions
Uncertainty clouds Jebel Ali gas optimism
18 February 2020
The discovery could have far-reaching ramifications for Emirati and regional gas markets, but there is a risk of jumping to premature conclusions
Bahrain’s gas plans remain in flux
13 February 2020
Completion of an import terminal has not ended the kingdom's gas dilemmas
Saudi gas drive goes unconventional
11 February 2020
Aramco’s gas development is stepping up a gear after several false starts
Deepwater emerges from its slumber
5 February 2020
The post-2014 investment decline can be fully arrested if processes are standardised and regulators become more responsive
Heavy hitter searches for global reach
4 February 2020
Al Njoo, chairman of the heavy oil-focused Benchmark Group and its subsidiary Madagascar Oil, is seeking to put the Indian Ocean island on the global hydrocarbons map
Abu Dhabi oil boost gathers momentum
4 February 2020
Projects aimed at delivering ambitious production growth are gathering pace
Permian output growth stutters
4 February 2020
Sluggish production increases could trigger new wave of bankruptcies among operating minnows
ExxonMobil makes fresh Guyana discovery
31 January 2020
The fledgling Latin American producer’s upstream reputation builds as firm announces yet another find
IOG breathes new life into SNS
31 January 2020
Gas-focused producer sees growth opportunities in unloved discoveries
Canadian oil primed for modest recovery
30 January 2020
Reversal of crude curtailments and improved capex spending are encouraging signs for the country’s principal producers
Gas pivot draws Premier lender’s fire
30 January 2020
A switch to the perceived cleaner fossil fuel has been a popular narrative for E&P firms but a major creditor has raised price concerns
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