Author: Anthea Pitt
Industry must hold its nerve
26 May 2015
The sector has yet to fully find its feet following the collapse of oil’s latest bull run.
Ramnarine optimistic about the future of Trinidad and Tobago
11 December 2014
Trinidad and Tobago’s energy minister, Kevin Ramnarine, is revitalising his country’s gas sector. Anthea Pitt interviewed him in Port of Spain
Optimism runs high for Satorp refinery in Saudi Arabia
31 October 2014
Total lauds the economic strengths of its new Saudi Arabian complex while troubles in Europe mount
Obituary: Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total
22 October 2014
The death of Christophe de Margerie in a plane crash not only robs Total of its charismatic chairman and chief executive, it denies the energy industry one of its most passionate advocates. We are far poorer for his loss.
Repsol's Antonio Brufau honoured at PE awards
24 September 2014
Antonio Brufau helped transform Repsol it into an outfit that punches well above its weight - and shepherded the company through its most serious crisis. Profile by Anthea Pitt
President Putin opens RusVinyl PVC plant
22 September 2014
The plant took four years to build and $1.7bn investment to make it the largest PVC producer in Russia
New books tell of Sudan and South Sudan's troubled relationship
29 May 2014
Two new books tell the sorry tale of South Sudan and Sudan, and the oil at the heart of their dysfunctional relationship. Review by Anthea Pitt
Norway's Arctic development will take time and money
20 February 2014
Norway's Arctic experience shows that development in the High North will take time - and money
Statoil balances state demands with shareholders interests
23 August 2013
Statoil is a model for other NOCs, neatly balancing the needs of its state controller with the urges of its private shareholders
Oil remains source of conflict for the Sudans
8 July 2013
Oil could bind the two Sudans together. For now, it remains another source of conflict between them
Statoil takes the upstream plunge in Norway
4 January 2013
Norway has a rich history of technological innovation, especially in the upstream sector. And now the country’s flagship producer Statoil is leading the offshore industry’s shift to the sea floor
In Siberia, a firm finds gas flares can be good business
24 May 2012
Burning off associated gas is a big problem for Russia. Sibur is building a business model around solving it
Origin boosts APLNG reserves base
23 February 2012
Australia’s Origin Energy today announced an increase in proven and probable coal-bed methane (CBM) reserves earmarked for feedstock for the Australia-Pacific Liquefied Natural Gas (APLNG) development, in Australia’s Queensland state, and has hinted it may further reduce its stake in the A$20 billion ($21 billion) project
Pushing upstream boundaries in the Arctic
22 February 2012
The Arctic’s potential has long been a lure for explorers. But while some sectors of the region have become proved petroleum provinces other plays are proving harder to tap
Landmark upstream deal for GOM deep waters
21 February 2012
Exploration in the Gulf of Mexico’s Western Gap, which straddles the US/Mexico maritime border, may soon get under way following a landmark deal agreed on 20 February
Sudan’s oil war intensifies six months after independence
25 January 2012
South Sudan is again locked in conflict with its former rulers in Khartoum. This time, oil is the weapon of choice for both
Repsol sows seeds for organic growth
15 December 2011
From small things, good things grow, says Antonio Brufau. Repsol’s chief discusses the strengths of not-so-big oil
Repsol sows seeds for organic growth
15 December 2011
From small things, good things grow, says Antonio Brufau. Repsol’s chief talks to Anthea Pitt, about the strengths of not-so-big oil
BP still under pressure 20 months after Deepwater Horizon
12 December 2011
It’s 20 months since the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. Anthea Pitt and Kwok W Wan ask: has BP really turned the corner?
Niobrara: the next big shale play
15 November 2011
Potential of between 500 million and 1.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent unconventionals
Sudan on brink of new oil war as air force bombs refugee camp
10 November 2011
The Sudanese air force today flew a sortie across the international border with South Sudan, and bombed a refugee camp
Platform-less deep-water development could become reality
10 November 2011
Innovation is in Petrobras’s DNA, so dreams of a platform-less offshore environment may become reality within a decade
Big reserves boost for BP operated Clair field
13 October 2011
A southwest extension at the BP-operated Clair field has boosted its initial in-place resources to more than 7 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe)
Petrobras set fair despite global storm clouds
12 October 2011
Petrobras chief executive Jose Sergio Gabrielli shrugged off talk that global economic uncertainty could derail the company’s ambitious plans to develop Brazil’s pre-salt play, saying the slowdown in the Brazilian firm’s investment programme had nothing to do with macroeconomics
Obama signs the US up for transparency
21 September 2011
In a speech, President Obama noted the importance of energy companies disclosing the payments that foreign governments demand of them
US plots South Sudan sanctions relief
21 September 2011
US government officials are drawing up guidelines that will allow the country’s oil companies to operate in South Sudan, without breaching sanctions imposed against its northern neighbour
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