Author: Ian Lewis
EV revolution could stall due to mineral shortages
12 June 2019
More planning is required to ensure adequate supply, researchers say
Etinde gas export project hangs in doubt
11 June 2019
New reserve assessments and government talks will shape the Cameroon project's future
Tullow flags up African glitches
28 May 2019
One of the African oil sector's bellwethers lowers its production forecast
Sierra Leone opens up most of offshore to explorers
28 May 2019
A new government has brought a new approach to licensing
Can Brulpadda find deliver on high hopes?
23 May 2019
Total has made what could be a major discovery in South Africa, but there is a long way to go before the commercial prospects become clear
Angola reforms set to survive Sonangol sackings
14 May 2019
The new boss of Angola’s state oil firm is seen as another safe pair of hands
Uganda announces new Albertine Graben bid round
10 May 2019
Explorers are likely to benefit from infrastructure being put in place for the existing crude export project
Fracking tsar quits after government inaction
3 May 2019
The UK shale gas industry has long struggled to gain traction and sees no green light in sight
Tap on track
25 April 2019
The Caspian gas pipeline to feed into Europe has secured its project financing
Equatorial Guinea throws down the gauntlet
18 April 2019
The west African state’s hopes of restoring oil output rest on the reception given to its 2019 licensing round
Another step forward for Tanzania's LNG plans
29 March 2019
The East Africa state is keen to conclude an agreement later this year.
Back to business as usual with Buhari
29 March 2019
The Nigerian president is likely to remain a difficult partner for oil firms in his second term in office
Uganda oil inches forward
19 March 2019
Uganda hopes to see its first crude oil exports by 2022
Gabon's licensing round in limbo
19 March 2019
Bidders are awaiting clarification on implementation of a new hydrocarbons code
Somalia’s first licensing round could be a tough sell
15 March 2019
The former “failed state” needs to deliver on its promises if the bidding process is to be a success
European gas: an industry in denial?
12 March 2019
The natural gas sector needs to be prepared for declining demand after the mid-2020s—and there are doubts that it is
Sall to oversee Senegal's journey to first production
8 March 2019
West Africa's latest entrant to the hydrocarbons sector is expected to be producing oil and gas from 2022
Industry optimism is on the rise, but so are costs
7 March 2019
The oil and gas sector feels better able to survive oil price volatility, DNV GL’s boss tells Petroleum Economist, as long as spending is kept under control
Left waiting at the altar in Madagascar
27 February 2019
The country’s efforts to kickstart offshore exploration have hit a snag
Angola boosts efforts to shore up flagging production
27 February 2019
Africa's second-largest oil exporter needs more than the currently envisaged pipeline of oil projects if it is to remain a force
Explorers mull Côte d’Ivoire campaigns
20 February 2019
Tullow, BP and CNR are among IOCs with drilling plans
South Africa's offshore sector finally makes some waves
11 February 2019
Total plans drilling campaign to establish scale of reserves
Ukraine opens arms to upstream investors
6 February 2019
The country has large untapped gas reserves and wants foreign partners to help unlock them
Political risk threatens Nigeria's oil sector recovery
28 January 2019
In Nigeria’s oil sector, debts are being settled—albeit gradually—and financial backing for new projects is being put in place, but investors remain cautious.
Ghana starts to think big
25 January 2019
Big international energy firms’ interest in Ghanaian upstream acreage bolsters hopes for the future
Tremors run through UK fracking industry
24 January 2019
Cuadrilla’s UK fracking resumption has been a stop-start affair