Company profiles
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
Noble makes a splash with major production goals
16 January 2013
The US independent has set itself major production goals – and has piqued investors’ interest.
Repsol sows seeds for organic growth
15 December 2011
From small things, good things grow, says Antonio Brufau. Repsol’s chief talks to Anthea Pitt, about the strengths of not-so-big oil
BP still under pressure 20 months after Deepwater Horizon
12 December 2011
It’s 20 months since the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. Anthea Pitt and Kwok W Wan ask: has BP really turned the corner?
Repsol at war with itself amid shareholder disputes
13 September 2011
Shareholder wrangling and a dip in profits and production mark a difficult year for Spain’s Repsol
Reshaping the business: The two faces of ConocoPhillips
17 August 2011
On the verge of a momentous move to split in two, ConocoPhillips must deal with the same old dangers facing majors worldwide – oil spills and hostile host governments
Statoil’s quest for production growth
13 May 2011
With Norway’s oil output set to decline, finds such as Skrugard are vital to Statoil, but so is more risky overseas expansion
Gazprom loosens its domestic grip
31 March 2011
Russia's Rosneft has given a strong indication that it may be edging towards closer co-operation with the country's gas monopoly, Gazprom, for offtake of the oil producer's associated gas.
BP: Grim results but brighter prospects as company cuts back
24 February 2011
BP's retreat from the US looks more certain with each passing week, a move that will reinforce its strategic shift to more prospective regions and may signal the beginning of the end of its troubles in the country. But pruning must yield new growth, especially upstream
Shell has more to do to satisfy investors as share price falls
24 February 2011
Shell may have unveiled an almost doubling in profits, but as far as investors are concerned, the Anglo-Dutch major must try harder