Finance
Shell's earnings up but investors remain cautious
16 February 2015
The company faces challenges despite the $3.3bn Q4 earnings
Total keeps PNG prize after Oil Search loses court battle
13 February 2015
Oil Search lost a court battle with InterOil, writing a another chapter in the debate over Papua New Guinea's gas scheme
Beldine faces challenges at crisis struck Petrobras
12 February 2015
New chief executive, Aldemir Beldine, faces long to-do list at the corruption ridden Brazilian company
BP optimistic for UK Kinnoull economics
16 January 2015
Despite falling oil prices BP is retaining a positive outlook of the North Sea field
Shell to exit from Malaysia Port Dickson refinery
13 January 2015
A business review concluded margins would remain small due to the global oversupply of oil
Shell agrees $84m Nigeria compensation package
7 January 2015
The deal is for the losses to the fishermen and community after two pipeline spills seven years ago
Energy companies should consider climate change in business plans
6 January 2015
Energy producers should take climate change policy more seriously for their long term strategy
Santos could sell Gladstone LNG pipeline due to financial pressure
15 December 2014
The combination of the Australian firm's low share price and falling oil prices could push the company to sell assets
Total blames high prices for loss of reserves at GLNG
8 December 2014
The French major says high-costs are to blame for a gas shortage at Gladstone liquefied natural gas (GLNG) project
Petronas slams brakes on $11bn Canadian LNG scheme
4 December 2014
The company is deferring an investment decision on the LNG project
Total and Shell push ahead in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale
3 December 2014
The companies will invest $550 million in the Argentinian projects
Statoil strategy unaffected by leadership change
7 November 2014
A new CEO has been named for the company, but cost cuts are unlikely to change
Russia's Surgutneftgas defies sanctions and scrutiny
16 October 2014
Thanks to its domestic focus, Surgutneftegas, Russia's fourth-largest oil company, is well positioned to weather Western sanctions. But other problems may lie ahead for this most secretive of companies
Colombia courts upstream investment to sustain oil output
30 September 2014
The country aims to reach 1 million barrels a day this year, but needs investment to make that happen
Cost inflation worrying Canadian oil sands producers
23 September 2014
Cost inflation has replaced market access as the biggest worry for operations in Canada's oil sands
Activist investors pressure Apache to scale back ambitions
19 September 2014
Apache Corporation plans to sell LNG assets as they scale back assets
Rosneft denies Bashneft talks as Sistema boss held over 2009 deal
17 September 2014
The founder of AFK Sistema has been charged with the fraudulent acquisition in of Bashneft in 2009
Sinopec's $17.4bn retail stake sale disappoints
15 September 2014
The sale was long-awaited, but in the end the move failed to attract investors
YPF strikes Vaca Muerta deal with Petronas
1 September 2014
The two companies are to jointly invest in a pilot project
Firms need effective cost management amid pressured margins
21 August 2014
As upstream margins grow tighter, energy firms are taking a much closer look at their spending. Rather than fighting a rearguard action against spiralling costs, taking on a new suite of cost management tools may very well be the right approach, say Jerome Sevin and Pierre-Antoine Fliche from Schlumberger Business Consulting (SBC)
Chevron exits Lithuania shale gas acreage
10 July 2014
After two years the company has closed office in Vilnius
Rising costs and low returns are testing Australia’s gas players
8 July 2014
The country’s major energy firms are looking further afield for growth
Collaboration on cards for Santos and GDF Suez LNG amid rising costs
8 July 2014
Surging development costs have put the next wave of projects on ice, but gas players are finally teaming up to help trim costs
Upstream companies facing budget and time pressures
5 July 2014
The biggest difficulty facing upstream companies is not finding reserves – it is bringing fields on stream on time and on budget, argue Antoine Rostand, Tamás Seregi and Arnold Volkenborn, from Schlumberger Business Consulting (SBC)
Chevron departure from Doba marks Chad decline
26 June 2014
The company has sold its interest to the government for $1.3 billion
India's Essar could sell UK’s Stanlow refinery
26 June 2014
According to Reuters reports, the refinery's future could be under threat as Essar hopes to raise money