Author: Peter Ramsay
Editor-in-chief
Egyptian optimism
5 August 2020
One of the more regressive fiscal regimes and a generally challenging environment are not enough to dampen United Oil & Gas’ enthusiasm for the Western Desert.
Canadian LNG industry strikes a defiant note
3 August 2020
A lobby group for exports foresees a bright future despite a long history of setbacks
Novatek gas sales plunge on reduced Yamal spot sales
3 August 2020
A ramp-up in long-term contract requirements leaves operator with reduced volumes to sell
Banging the drum for gas
27 July 2020
The Gas Exporting Countries Forum is backing the fuel to shake off its current malaise and enjoy future growth
NPD warns on Norwegian development delays
17 July 2020
Industry watchdog fears that Covid-19 will impact schedules
Oil market mulls demand risks
14 July 2020
Crude price comes under pressure from concerns over a second coronavirus wave just as Opec+ considers loosening the supply taps. But are the worries overdone?
Projects progress on Norwegian tax postponements
14 July 2020
Oslo’s stimulus package reaps immediate rewards
Oil firms ready to pick up the infrastructure divestment pace
13 July 2020
Pipelines, storage facilities and processing plants could replace non-advantaged production as prime candidates
Deltic rides out the storm
9 July 2020
The UKCS explorer’s strong balance sheet allows it to brush off many of the challenges posed by the oil price collapse, but it is still not immune to bearish investor sentiment
Pluto’s second train may be Chevron NWS sale casualty
26 June 2020
The major’s decision to seek a buyer for its Australian liquefaction stake could be the harbinger of further realignment in feedgas projects
Excelerate expands FSRU fleet
26 June 2020
The US LNG specialist takes delivery of a tenth regasification-enabled vessel as a shipping boom continues unabated
Canadian cashflows tempt i3
23 June 2020
North Sea developer eyes cut-price production to bolster its balance sheet
Crude edges higher on Opec+ compliance promises
19 June 2020
Traders see the positives as producers commit to even greater respect for quotas
Analysts fret on Hurricane’s single well reliance
16 June 2020
The North Sea fractured basement specialist’s dependence on one producing well at its Lancaster project is causing concern
European hydrogen projects make progress
10 June 2020
Pilot schemes are moving forward as ambitions for the fuel grow
BP cuts its price in Premier deal
5 June 2020
The major will take a much lower upfront fee with more to follow from production revenues and if prices recover
French refining feels the squeeze
5 June 2020
Tougher economics could spark another rationalisation in the sector
PE Live: Decommissioning throws up opportunities
5 June 2020
Picking up the tab for end-of-life liabilities is inevitably a thorny issue in a mature basin. But decommissioning offers pros as well as cons
PE Live: Hope remains for UKCS buyers
2 June 2020
The landscape may look very different to when deals were struck. But it is not all bad news for those that acquired North Sea assets in recent years
PE Live: UKCS M&A faces challenges
2 June 2020
Downturns often usher in buying opportunities, but there are unique obstacles in the current environment
Total and the logic for net-zero
2 June 2020
The French major commits to a target out of fear of being overlooked by investors
Record-setting Q2 at northwest Europe’s LNG terminals
1 June 2020
Six of the region’s eight LNG terminals saw deliveries above 80pc of capacity for a second consecutive month
JOG goes back to the future
6 May 2020
A field already in decommissioning holds no fears for the North Sea newcomer’s bold regional plans
Private equity ready to play M&A role
5 May 2020
The capital is there, but the amount and cost of funding may be less favourable than it has been in the past.
Logistics no barrier to deal making
4 May 2020
The current M&A market environment is challenging, but deals can still get done
Oil demand faces an uncertain future
4 May 2020
A recovery in demand is key to getting the oil market back into balance. But both short and long-term prospects are clouded