Author: Alastair O’Dell
Is South Africa heading to a gas-powered future?
13 December 2019
The ambitious Integrated Resource Plan may struggle to convince investors and overcome vested interests. The reality could include a far greater dependence on gas than envisaged
Independents drawn to African opportunities
10 December 2019
Weak market sentiment for oil and gas stocks is opening E&P opportunities in Africa for private equity and small cap companies—and leading governments to rethink their fiscal terms to attract them
Mastering the transition tightrope
6 December 2019
Lorenzo Simonelli has reinvigorated Baker Hughes’ oilfield business lines while positioning it to be at the forefront of the energy transition
Peak oil in less than a decade: Rystad
3 December 2019
CEO makes bullish prediction on the energy transition and suggests investment in oil and gas will never again hit 2014 record
Lord Browne: Engage on climate or face regulation
29 November 2019
Former BP CEO calls on oil & gas industry to start constructive dialogue with governments over environmental concerns—or risk misguided and ineffective legislation
US balances old energy alliances with new
28 November 2019
Washington remains committed to GCC nations but is also strengthening relationships in Asia-Pacific and beyond, says State Department
Rise of the machines
15 November 2019
Technology is increasingly replacing the roles of humans across the energy supply chain
South Africa eyes industrial boost through IRP
14 November 2019
Energy minister Gwede Mantashe outlines the benefits expected from the country’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2019 beyond energy security
US-China tariff war to persist: Condoleezza Rice
14 November 2019
Former US secretary of state says a bipartisan consensus against its increasingly assertive rival will be lasting impediment to global trade and keep downward pressure on oil prices
Capital demands African regulatory stability
11 November 2019
Financial fundamentals and sustainability considerations will also be key to attracting the project financing required to develop recent discoveries
Ghana aims to speed up
7 November 2019
Stranded asset concerns encourage west African nation to get its oil out as quickly as possible
Priming the pump
4 November 2019
Targeted support from a multilateral institution can result in substantial commercial and developmental rewards, says Olivier Mussat of the World Bank Group’s IFC
Predicting is the future
25 October 2019
Predictive maintenance can reduce costly unplanned downtime by 45pc, according to Lloyd’s Register
Digitalisation can ‘amplify’ oil & gas operator bias
20 October 2019
Technology can bring huge benefits, but the human aspect of implementation could be the most problematic factor
Tellurian bets the ranch on LNG demand
17 October 2019
The Driftwood facility is edging towards FID on a bullish outlook for global demand
Technology takes over tight oil
15 October 2019
As the shale business matures, its wildcatter mentality is being replaced by artificial intelligence
Opec confronts security and investment challenges
11 October 2019
The organisation’s secretary general has concerns on vulnerability of infrastructure and ESG investment agenda
Gas ‘essential’ to the energy transition: Dudley
10 October 2019
Hitting net-zero carbon emissions is impossible without natural gas, CCS and hydrogen, says departing BP leader
Solving the CCS cost conundrum
3 October 2019
Changes to the energy mix and government-backed development of CCS would put the climate goal within reach, according to DNV GL
M&A and NOCs to change LNG world
20 September 2019
Portfolio players and vertically integrated firms are transforming the way the industry operates
Europe's Russian gas dependency to surge
20 September 2019
Development of LNG trains central to bridging rapidly expanding import gap
LNG industry celebrates women’s contribution
19 September 2019
Inaugural ExxonMobil Power Play Awards build on success of networking initiative
Producers talk up gas demand growth
18 September 2019
Affordability and increasing flexibility could underpin double-digit growth, say bullish developers of supply
Charif Souki warns of dire need for US gas infrastructure
18 September 2019
Up to $300bn is needed for associated gas evacuation to maintain shale production
No golden buyers for US second wave
17 September 2019
Producers will need to aggregate demand from around the world to get projects over the finishing line
Novatek backs LNG in low carbon future
16 September 2019
Following FID on Arctic LNG 2, the low-cost Russian producers sees itself well placed to benefit from the energy transition
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