What happens when Mosul falls?
7 December 2016
The battle for the city is the prelude to wider struggles for political influence in the region and control of northern Iraqi oil production
Libya - only the brave
8 December 2016
Libyan oil-output growth will eventually need the return of foreign firms
What will the Donald mean for energy?
6 December 2016
Trump's energy policy is long on ambition, short on detail. The market and technology will remain the biggest drivers anyway
Argentina - closing the deal
5 December 2016
Argentina will spend 2017 trying to come good on its upstream promise
South America - the after-party continent
3 December 2016
Oil's price bust forced yet more change in Latin America's energy sector. Venezuela was worst hit
Tumult/Reform in the Middle East
1 December 2016
Weak oil prices hung over the region in 2016, a year of more war but also some efforts at renewal
Kazakhstan's credibility (almost) restored
7 December 2016
After repeated mishaps, Kashagan's restart could do wonders for the local energy industry's image
Cracks appear in Brazil
9 November 2016
As Brazil competes for international investment it is opening up its trove of pre-salt reserves to foreign majors
Latest licensing rounds
8 December 2016
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
Iran - now it gets harder
8 December 2016
Iran has made the big post-sanctions output gains. Now it must make its upstream attractive to outside investors
Keeping a tight belt
7 December 2016
Upstream companies must make cost savings structural and permanent in 2017, not short-term and reactionary
Tapping out
8 December 2016
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline—an economic lifeline for the state and an American oil industry icon—is under threat as output declines
Will US LNG lure Gazprom into a price war in Europe?
8 December 2016
Cheap supplies from across the Atlantic threaten the Russian firm’s position. How will it respond?
Do we really need big power plants any more?
8 December 2016
Governments obsess about baseload energy. This is an outdated approach
Electric vehicles - known unknown threat
8 December 2016
Electric vehicles are either a fad or a big problem for the oil industry, depending on who you speak to. But the sector should beware of complacency
The search for storage
8 December 2016
In the fourth of a six-part series, our trader looks back at a time when oil was the best commodity one could hold
Hiatus mode
6 December 2016
The East Mediterranean needs buyers for its gas – not easy when prices are expected to stay low
Latin America’s NOCs fall from grace
28 June 2016
The state’s heavy hand will slow recovery for the region’s state firms, hurting production and new exploration for years to come
Nuclear power in the EU has fallen out of fashion
25 May 2016
Nuclear is more prone to popularity peaks and troughs than many other energy sources, and it’s not looking good at the moment
We'll always have Paris
7 December 2016
Putting last year's climate deal into action will be the main theme of 2017
Here comes the sun
6 December 2016
Renewables make perfect sense in the Mideast Gulf. Policymakers need to get serious about them in 2017
The breakthrough
25 November 2016
The Paris Agreement was ratified in 2016, making it a pivotal year for the world's climate
The bear necessities
8 December 2016
Opec has tried to put a floor in the price. But further strength in 2017 will depend on the reaction of other suppliers and aversion of many risks
Oilmageddon
7 December 2016
Prices down or up – it doesn’t matter. The world’s oil sector is in the endgame
The usual suspects
7 December 2016
Familiar geopolitical risks will linger into the coming year, but won’t much affect a well-supplied oil market till the end of 2017
Structural uncertainty
6 December 2016
The drivers of global oil consumption are changing. Demand will rise in 2017, but risks lurk beneath the surface
Ain't got that swing
5 December 2016
Tight oil is not the new market balancer but, alongside storage, will help smooth out the market’s troughs and peaks
Resilient Russia
1 December 2016
In 2016, the country defied the doubters. Oil production kept rising and new energy-export plans made progress
Deals and prayers in Venezuela
7 December 2016
A bond swap has staved off the immediate threat of default, but the downward spiral continues
What is New Baker Hughes worth?
6 December 2016
The service industry’s favourite target has finally found a new home— and gets a new financial outlook to boot
Slumptastic
4 December 2016
Weak and volatile prices dulled M&A activity in 2016, with a few exceptions
Bring on the deals
25 November 2016
Conditions are right for a surge in M&A activity in 2017, despite lingering uncertainty over valuations
ONGC's lucky mascot
16 November 2016
India's multinational oil and gas firm bought its first offshore rig in 1973. Since then, the Sagar Samrat has become a stalwart for the country's oil output
Glencore - debt demons
5 December 2016
The dark days of 2015 may well be over, but Glencore still has a lot of work to do
Better by design?
18 October 2016
Europe’s evolving energy market needs to focus on effective mapping
Energy gets brighter
18 October 2016
As the world’s population increases its energy consumption will grow, but much more efficiently
Ecuador taps into water
18 October 2016
Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy explains ambitious plan to develop hydro resources
Nigeria to go all out for biofuels
18 October 2016
As the country’s crude production continues to suffer, it is turning to alternative fuels
All eyes on Turkey ahead of WPC
18 October 2016
The country’s importance as an energy hub will continue to increase. Istanbul was a natural choice to hold the upcoming World Petroleum Congress
Artificial intelligence and rural African power
18 October 2016
The energy sector has enjoyed great benefits from technological developments over the last few decades. That could be just the beginning