Company profiles
Corporate adapter
6 April 2016
ConocoPhillips has reinvented itself again, exiting deep-water exploration and betting on flexible US production
Patience, investor
15 March 2016
Chevron’s bet on big-ticket projects will pay off, eventually
Shell and BG: 1 + 1 = 5
8 February 2016
LNG and Brazil will create immense long-term value for Shell and BG Group
Eni’s big bet on a recovery
22 January 2016
The Italian major faces a number of headwinds, but its upstream focus should leave it primed to capitalise on any oil-price revival
Austrian oil group OMV embarks on restructuring
27 October 2015
The company will divest almost 50% of its gas distribution network as part of the portfolio shake up
Chief Executive of Santos steps down after falling profits
24 August 2015
The Australian company is facing increasing debt and a takeover is on the cards
BP reaches US deal over Macondo disaster
29 July 2015
BP has closed the darkest chapter in its corporate history with an $18.7bn settlement deal over the 2010 Macondo disaster
Corruption threatens Petrobras' expansion plans
25 November 2014
An unfolding corruption scandal surrounding Brazil's Petrobras has shown up the dark side of Brazil's oil boom and is now threatening to derail the national oil company's ambitious expansion plans
Obituary: Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total
22 October 2014
The death of Christophe de Margerie in a plane crash not only robs Total of its charismatic chairman and chief executive, it denies the energy industry one of its most passionate advocates. We are far poorer for his loss.
Repsol's Antonio Brufau honoured at PE awards
24 September 2014
Antonio Brufau helped transform Repsol it into an outfit that punches well above its weight - and shepherded the company through its most serious crisis. Profile by Anthea Pitt
InterOil transformed by new leadership
1 September 2014
Having beefed up its balance sheet, InterOil is moving ahead under new management with Papua New Guinea's biggest ever drilling campaign to develop its vast frontier acreage as it eyes liquefied natural gas exports to Asian markets
Ex-BG Group chief joins PNG focused explorer InterOil
11 August 2014
InterOil is developing one of the largest natural gas fields in Asia
MOL sees INA slip from its grasp as production falls
5 August 2014
The Hungarian oil and gas firm is struggling with corruption allegations
Gazprom losing its gas grip on Europe
31 January 2014
The company's grip over European gas markets is loosening because of weak demand and its shrinking share of Russia's domestic energy market, industry leaders said
Total continues strategy despite not getting the big find
15 January 2014
The French major faces a juggling act with its high-risk, high-reward growth strategy
Scandal-hit PetroChina continues overseas dealmaking
2 December 2013
Despite a suspected corruption scandal, PetroChina is continuing business
Management key to operating firms well amid risks
21 November 2013
Oil and gas firms operate in high-tech, often hazardous, and increasingly complex regulated environments. A management system with integrity ensures compliance and provides greater control and transparency across the enterprise, writes Wood Group Intetech's Liane Smith
National oil companies on top of the world
23 August 2013
Their domination of global reserves has put NOCs in control of the oil industry. But they must do more to keep their advantage
Ghana's GNPC benefits from rapid production rise
23 August 2013
From modest beginnings, Ghana’s state firm is now in a position to capitalise on the country’s thriving upstream
Adnoc hunting large discoveries to build output
23 August 2013
As Abu Dhabi renews decades-old contracts with IOCs, the state firm plans to build up its output capacity
Angola's state firm Sonangol: Africa’s rising star
23 August 2013
With new gas exports and plans to increase oil output, Angola’s state firm is trying to overcome recent setbacks and vested interests
NNPC pushes forward despite awaiting restructuring
23 August 2013
Nigeria is revamping its state firm and hopes a new petroleum law will rejuvenate its upstream. Investors aren’t so sure
George Mitchell leaves larger-than-life legacy
19 August 2013
The godfather of fracking passes away aged 94
Tullow hopeful for a big summer after recent disappointments
18 June 2013
Analysts hope the struggles of late will pass, and Tullow's major successes of the past will be seen again
GE steps up oil and gas game with services provisions
5 February 2013
As oil and gas companies have stepped up their spending on major oil and gas projects in recent years, GE, one of the world's largest conglomerates, has carved out an increasingly prominent role providing the equipment and services for some of the industry's most ambitious ventures
Aubrey McClendon quits Chesapeake Energy
1 February 2013
The chief executive will leave Chesapeake Energy, the company which he founded