Author: Derek Brower
Cost inflation worrying Canadian oil sands producers
23 September 2014
Cost inflation has replaced market access as the biggest worry for operations in Canada's oil sands
Uncertainty for Iraq oil industry as troubles divide country
7 July 2014
The Islamist-led Sunni surge leaves Iraq on the brink of collapse. Derek Brower assesses what it means for the country’s oil industry
Israel heads for pipelines instead of LNG hub
10 June 2014
Investment plans scrapped and domestic opposition to a land based hub means Israel will focus on a regional pipeline network
Russia needs investment as the economy struggles
30 May 2014
To build on recent success in its energy sector, the country needs more Western capital and technology. Vladimir Putin is putting that in jeopardy
The Secret World of Oil book exposes the dark side of oil
25 April 2014
The new book tries to shed light on some of the industry's darker corners. Review by Derek Brower
PetroCaribe under threat as Venezuela economy struggles
24 April 2014
Venezuela’s crumbling economy could leave the Caribbean’s PetroCaribe members exposed
Iraq’s lingering power crisis costing $40 billion a year
22 April 2014
It will take longer than the government hopes to fix the country’s electricity problem
New technologies to make road transportation more efficient
20 March 2014
Rising fuel-economy standards, shifts in consumer behaviour and new technologies should make road transportation much more efficient, even as the total number of vehicles rises
Iraq's output surges, but many problems remain
19 March 2014
Oil output is rising quickly, but many problems still afflict Iraq’s energy sector
Alberta’s oil on the cusp of new era
11 March 2014
The oil sands’ pipeline bottleneck is starting to ease. But cost inflation remains a problem
Europe's energy security solution is not the US
10 March 2014
Ignore the pundits and their answer to the Putin problem - the solution to the EU's energy security worries lie in Europe, not the US
Alberta’s oil on the cusp of new era as export routes emerge
7 March 2014
The oil sands’ pipeline bottleneck is starting to ease. But cost inflation remains a problem
Russia and Norway lead slow Arctic development
20 February 2014
However the region will remain a marginal energy producer for decades
The unconventional oil age
12 February 2014
Shale is going global. Its arrival will shape the supply picture for years to come
Progress is slow but countries consider a return to Iran
28 January 2014
Iran is complying with the interim nuclear deal struck in Geneva in November, some light sanctions relief is under way and oil companies are already getting hot under the collar as they plot a return to the country’s upstream
Russia looks to unconventional oil as oilfields age
24 January 2014
The Bazhenov formation in West Siberia could be the world's largest oil reservoir. Will it deliver?
The unconventional oil age looks promising
24 January 2014
Shale is going global. Its arrival will shape the supply picture for years to come
The slow rise of global unconventional gas
14 January 2014
The world has 7,300 trillion cf of shale to exploit. Development has been slow outside North America, but momentum is building
Mena slowly comes around to shale
9 January 2014
The region is rich in unconventional gas, but it will not be developed quickly
Russia’s embarrassment of riches
9 January 2014
With the world’s largest reserves of conventional gas, the country can afford to leave shale gas in the ground
Momentum behind Mediterranean LNG exports is slowing
11 December 2013
While its neighbours push ahead with major developments, Lebanon lags behind
Algeria and Saudi Arabia lead the Mena shale race
5 December 2013
The region is rich in unconventional gas, but it will not be developed quickly
Russia focused on conventional gas projects
5 December 2013
With the world’s largest reserves of conventional gas, the country can afford to leave shale gas in the ground
The slow rise of global unconventional shale gas
5 December 2013
The world has 7,300 trillion cf of shale to exploit. Development has been slow outside North America, but momentum is building
The Frackers tells of high risk and high reward in the US
20 November 2013
A new book tells the definitive inside story of the US shale boom. Review by Derek Brower
The Middle East will dominate again, says IEA
12 November 2013
Middle East oil will dominate again when US supplies fade - unless high oil prices spur more efficiency first, writes Derek Brower