Exploration & Production
Egypt's IOU time
8 August 2017
Reducing Egypt's debts to foreign oil companies is part of petroleum minister Molla's strategy to attract further energy investment
More work to do for Algeria
4 August 2017
A new energy minister and a new Sonatrach investment plan are still not enough to make Algeria attractive to IOCs
Investors needed in Cambodia and Vietnam
31 July 2017
Both countries need investment to arrest declining domestic output and plug an impending supply gap—opportunities for China and LNG
Indonesia treading water
31 July 2017
The government wants higher oil production. The prospects are dim
US cost inflation: the comeback
26 July 2017
After three years of sharp declines, costs are rising again on higher drilling activity in America's tight oil patch
Greece's time for another look
19 July 2017
The country's offshore has been ignored for years, but discoveries in surrounding regions have piqued interest
India touts its upstream, again
17 July 2017
New database is latest initiative to encourage investors
Waste not, want not in Nigeria
17 July 2017
Niger Delta oil projects used to be among the world's worst offenders, but things are improving
Nigerian continuity and change
17 July 2017
Oil production is picking up and vital legislation affecting the future of the sector looks to be heading for the statute book, but Nigeria is not out of the woods yet
Gulf of Mexico treading water
12 July 2017
The Gulf of Mexico's breakevens have plunged, but the region is struggling to compete with low-cost shale
Upstream spending slides, cost-cutting kicks in
11 July 2017
The oil industry has tightened its belt several notches, getting better at extracting more oil for less money, says the IEA
China's tired fields
10 July 2017
China's output is continuing to slow, which is good news for exporters targeting the country
Calmer waters in Timor Leste?
5 July 2017
A new exploration deal should benefit Timor-Leste and may point to a breakthrough in a maritime dispute with Australia
North Sea firms under pressure to cut decommissioning costs
30 June 2017
Closer collaboration is essential to drive down the price tag for dismantling infrastructure, the UK's regulator says
Canada's cost cutters
28 June 2017
In the race to lower costs, Alberta's in situ oil sands producers are beating the miners
Heavyweights lift Mexico's second oil round
21 June 2017
Drilling boom offers bright spot in otherwise bleak global oil exploration outlook
Senegal—steady as she goes
20 June 2017
A ministerial departure and a supermajor arrival reflect the rising stakes in West Africa's latest upstream player, but the president is playing it cool
More haste, less speed in Malawi?
20 June 2017
Malawi hopes to emulate its eastern African neighbours by making big hydrocarbons discoveries but progress is slow
Qatar's foot off the brake
20 June 2017
With an eye on Iran's rapid exploitation of the shared North Field, Qatar has lifted its development moratorium
Canada looks to Beijing for new oil sands investment
12 June 2017
As IOCs flee, Ottawa hopes to lure Asian petrodollars back
North Sea—what lies beneath
7 June 2017
Shell wants to leave some of its defunct Brent infrastructure at sea. It’s the cheap way to decommission—but might also have ecological benefits
Myanmar rejuvenation time
31 May 2017
International interest in the country's upstream has waned lately. New investment laws about to come into force could help
Kuwait's new dynamism
24 May 2017
The country wants to shake off its reputation for delays and energy sector in-fighting
While Opec was cutting...
22 May 2017
The Permian will lead a strong US onshore recovery in 2017, while former stalwarts the Eagle Ford and Bakken struggle to regain their footing
Russian domestic battlefield
15 May 2017
Rosneft and Novatek are biting at Gazprom's heels in the domestic market. Its focus is international
Get fit, stay in shape
12 May 2017
Cooperate and be flexible to survive, industry leaders tell AOGC