Author: Craig Guthrie
West of Shetland M&A proves positive
12 September 2019
PE-backed Siccar Point sees recent ownership changes in West of Shetland assets as useful re-organisation
Serica thirsty for more
10 September 2019
The UK independent is in no mood for giving up on acquisitions after a major deal last year
Guyana tipped for another find
6 September 2019
The frontier oil province is set for yet another significant investment opportunity. But political uncertainty is just one of the many myriad challenges the country faces before first oil
Majors urged to lead energy transition
4 September 2019
IOCs would benefit from taking a prominent role in the transition and face capital flight if they do not, says former UNFCC leader
Shell links North Sea spend to collaboration
4 September 2019
The UK-Dutch major stresses an ongoing commitment to its home waters, but with conditions attached
China looks west to solve energy riddle
22 August 2019
Xinjiang has potentially huge untapped reserves, but exploration in the desert province presents complex geological and political challenges
Heatwave fails to fire up Japan's LNG prices
20 August 2019
Extensive use of term contracts has protected utilities from the cost of extreme weather but looming nuclear shutdowns could leave them exposed
Petrogas banks on Dutch experience
19 August 2019
The Omani firm hopes to bring learnings from its Netherlands’ acquisition to bear on its entry into the UKCS
Norway's longer shelf life lures PE players
9 August 2019
The private equity model targets the potential remaining in Norwegian waters
West of Shetland takes centre stage
8 August 2019
Exploration in the region may lead to the partial revival of the UK Continental Shelf
Total sticks to its guns on exploration and transition
6 August 2019
The French oil and gas major refuses to be eclipsed by shale
Wind farms threaten to speed up North Sea decommissioning
11 July 2019
Oil and gas operators planning to prolong fields’ lifespan may find themselves increasingly in conflict with wind farm developers
Faroe Islands enlists help in exploration drive
5 July 2019
Interest in the Faroese offshore may be buoyed by exploration success in adjacent West of Shetland waters
Who will lead the gas-to-power charge?
2 July 2019
Low LNG prices and pressing environmental challenges are becoming key drivers for the gas-to-power sector. But widespread adoption faces political and technological hurdles
Saudi Arabian crude inventories sink to historic low
20 June 2019
Riyadh’s production cuts to support the oil price have caused domestic stocks to plummet
Mind the divestment gap
10 June 2019
Oil and gas majors are setting increasingly ambitious divestment targets, despite volatile market conditions and questions over the size of the buyer pool
LNG's brave new world
4 June 2019
LNG has been thrust into the spotlight by its starring role in China’s ‘Blue Sky’ revolution, but is the industry ready for rapid change?
LNG mega-projects face funding evolution
31 May 2019
The shifting risk and reward equations created by LNG’s commoditisation will lead to fundamental changes in financing
Chinese LNG faces headwinds
30 May 2019
Huge expansion in imports masks challenges for the future
Norway's field of dreams
21 May 2019
Equinor has had to dig deep to get Aasta Hansteen underway, in more ways than one
Wintershall-Dea no guide to future IPO performance
25 April 2019
Post-merger momentum contrasts with wider industry cynicism over energy IPOs
Treasures in the basement?
8 April 2019
Untested geological formations known as ‘fractured basements’ could be hiding a vast store of hydrocarbons, but explorers need to overcome logistical challenges and industry scepticism
LNG projects face new financing and pricing risks
4 April 2019
Changes in LNG pricing structures and contract length could shift some risk from buyers to sellers
BP's Dudley warns on LNG trade war vulnerability
3 April 2019
Insecurity in global trade flows could have a particularly damaging impact on confidence in LNG as an energy source
Qatar hands McDermott role in LNG expansion
2 April 2019
Qatar Petroleum's new mega-trains project is gaining momentum
China urges LNG industry to deepen collaboration
2 April 2019
Chinese industry players say LNG will continue to face competition from other fossil fuels and renewables if the industry cannot work together on commercial challenges
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