Upstream

Latest licensing rounds
22 June 2017
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
Senegal—steady as she goes
20 June 2017
A ministerial departure and a supermajor arrival reflect the rising stakes in West Africa's latest upstream player, but the president is playing it cool
More haste, less speed in Malawi?
20 June 2017
Malawi hopes to emulate its eastern African neighbours by making big hydrocarbons discoveries but progress is slow
Qatar's foot off the brake
20 June 2017
With an eye on Iran's rapid exploitation of the shared North Field, Qatar has lifted its development moratorium
Brazil on the block
14 June 2017
The coming slate of oil auctions in Brazil will give the industry its biggest crack at developing the country's crude in two decades. But nothing in Brazil comes easy
Heavyweights lift Mexico's second oil round
21 June 2017
Drilling boom offers bright spot in otherwise bleak global oil exploration outlook
Heavyweights lift Mexico's second oil round
21 June 2017
Drilling boom offers bright spot in otherwise bleak global oil exploration outlook
Senegal—steady as she goes
20 June 2017
A ministerial departure and a supermajor arrival reflect the rising stakes in West Africa's latest upstream player, but the president is playing it cool
More haste, less speed in Malawi?
20 June 2017
Malawi hopes to emulate its eastern African neighbours by making big hydrocarbons discoveries but progress is slow
Qatar's foot off the brake
20 June 2017
With an eye on Iran's rapid exploitation of the shared North Field, Qatar has lifted its development moratorium
Canada looks to Beijing for new oil sands investment
12 June 2017
As IOCs flee, Ottawa hopes to lure Asian petrodollars back
North Sea—what lies beneath
7 June 2017
Shell wants to leave some of its defunct Brent infrastructure at sea. It’s the cheap way to decommission—but might also have ecological benefits
Latest licensing rounds
22 June 2017
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
Brazil on the block
14 June 2017
The coming slate of oil auctions in Brazil will give the industry its biggest crack at developing the country's crude in two decades. But nothing in Brazil comes easy
Hunting Mexico's Perdido treasures
18 January 2017
A successful licensing round makes ready a wave of new deep-water investment
Israel tries to rejuvenate its gas-export plans
7 September 2016
New upstream terms will perk up interest in the upstream, thinks the government. But has Israel missed its chance?
Israel’s offshore open for business
2 September 2016
The eastern Mediterranean basin could replace depleting North Sea reserves on international markets, Israel’s energy minister tells Petroleum Economist. But it may struggle to find markets for its gas
Help is at hand
26 August 2016
India has revamped some upstream terms, much to the industry’s relief
Technology and the oil industry
13 April 2017
Automation, machine learning, artificial intelligence and other new technologies could transform the oil industry
Oman's greenhouses to grow oil
27 February 2017
Oman is a leader in EOR and will soon bring in a powerful friend to help pump more oil—the sun
Game-changing FLNG to set energy markets alight
25 March 2016
In the final survey conducted by Petroleum Economist in partnership with Petronas at OTC Asia, we learnt that FLNG is going to reshape a growing industry as opportunities abound
Asian advantage drives offshore technology
24 March 2016
According to the second of four surveys conducted by Petroleum Economist in partnership with Petronas, Asia is leading the way in upstream oil and gas
Technological advances in the offing
24 March 2016
The first of four surveys conducted by Petroleum Economist in partnership with Petronas found a strong future – soon - for offshore technology
Shell launches Canadian carbon capture plant Quest
10 November 2015
The company has officially launched its Quest CCS project in Alberta, designed to store more than 1m mt of carbon dioxide annually