Upstream

Argentina looks to recapture Vaca Muerta shale momentum
26 April 2017
Investment in Vaca Muerta has slumped. A deal between Shell and YPF shows government efforts may be turning things around
Latest licensing rounds
24 April 2017
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
Finding the sweet spot: Canadian conventional oil
19 April 2017
The oil sands get most of the attention and investment, but there is life in the country's oil sector beyond bitumen
Pioneer's startling Permian output-growth plans
29 March 2017
Pioneer Natural Resources' growth plans will transform the company and points to a long bull run for Texas's prolific shale play
Kuwait still drilling
1 March 2017
Kuwait is plugging away in its upstream and will seek more IOC help to do so
Senegal's offshore oil plans inch ahead
26 April 2017
Cairn seeks to manage expectations, as reserve estimates grow
Senegal's offshore oil plans inch ahead
26 April 2017
Cairn seeks to manage expectations, as reserve estimates grow
Argentina looks to recapture Vaca Muerta shale momentum
26 April 2017
Investment in Vaca Muerta has slumped. A deal between Shell and YPF shows government efforts may be turning things around
Finding the sweet spot: Canadian conventional oil
19 April 2017
The oil sands get most of the attention and investment, but there is life in the country's oil sector beyond bitumen
Pioneer's startling Permian output-growth plans
29 March 2017
Pioneer Natural Resources' growth plans will transform the company and points to a long bull run for Texas's prolific shale play
Kuwait still drilling
1 March 2017
Kuwait is plugging away in its upstream and will seek more IOC help to do so
Pertamina unleashed
21 February 2017
Back outside Opec again, Indonesia's oil and gas giant will spend heavily
Latest licensing rounds
24 April 2017
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
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
Statoil drops leases in the US Arctic
18 November 2015
Norway’s state-controlled oil producer has followed Shell out of the high-cost, high-risk Arctic, but downplays the extent of the costs it has incurred there
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
CEOs criticise European laws on hydraulic fracking
30 June 2015
The controversial technology was slammed in Paris at the World Gas Conference