Exploration & Production
What happened to Polish shale?
17 November 2016
Poor drilling results, weak gas prices and an expected supply onslaught have damaged Poland's unconventional hopes. Imports will rise
Oman - against the odds
11 November 2016
Oman hopes to sustain oil production by refocussing its upstream strategy, developing new technologies and securing international financing
Chinese light givers
10 November 2016
Chinese energy companies continue to expand across Africa, bringing infrastructure and power to regions needing both
Cracks appear in Brazil
9 November 2016
As Brazil competes for international investment it is opening up its trove of pre-salt reserves to foreign majors
Kurdistan's lustre fades
8 November 2016
The haste for the region's assets has given way to a much more realistic view of its potential
New frontiers for US energy
7 November 2016
Propelled by technological advancement, market forces and shifting political winds, change is coming fast to every corner of America’s energy business
The great transformation of US power
7 November 2016
The US power sector faces unprecedented change with the rise of renewables and gas
Shale v Opec
31 October 2016
The shale industry is itching for the chance to start growing again. Opec’s Algiers deal might just be it
Light at the end of the tunnel for oil-field services companies
19 October 2016
Firms are clawing back some of their losses, creating tension with producers still relying on cut-rate drilling costs
Latin America takes a hit
14 October 2016
The region’s oil output continues to fall and recovery won’t be swift
Saudis keep pumps primed
13 October 2016
The kingdom is talking to other producers about curbing output, while doing its utmost to maximise its own
Permian - the premier play
13 October 2016
In the first of our series assessing producer economics, we analyse the Permian, where things are on the up
'We are moving forward again rather than sideways', says Tullow Oil chief
12 October 2016
Tullow Oil’s chief executive says his company is starting to emerge from a rough patch. New production will help, but the firm is still exploring
Canada’s stranded barrels
5 October 2016
Without major technology breakthroughs, carbon restrictions will mean a smaller future for the oil sands
Egyptian gas’s second coming
3 October 2016
Zohr is speeding ahead quickly. Does it herald a new era for the region’s energy?
China’s confusing new stockpiling rules
29 September 2016
The government has told companies they must put aside 10% of their reserves for a supply emergency. Details are vague
Iranian oil-output is surging, for now
20 September 2016
The scale of Iran's oil-output growth this year has been startling. Without IOCs, longer-term plans will prove more difficult
The oil world's most difficult job
19 September 2016
NOC’s chairman fears a disaster if his company is dragged into the war for Libya’s oil
Does Libya still hold opportunities for IOCs?
19 September 2016
The end-July deal to reopen the ports should be good news for investors. But convincing them to return may take time
A fractured oil sector
19 September 2016
Years of civil war and terror have severely damaged Libya's energy capability. A recovery faces many hurdles
Digging deep
14 September 2016
Conventional wisdom suggests Canada's oil sands producers should be in full retreat in the face of falling world oil prices. That hasn’t happened—yet
The future is here
14 September 2016
Decommissioning the North Sea used to be something to worry about later. But the time to clean up the fast-declining province is nigh
Gulf of Mexico producers think small
12 September 2016
Megaprojects have fallen out of fashion and cheaper tieback developments are in. It’s enough to keep the region’s output growing, for now
Rigs on the rise
12 September 2016
Drillers are slowly picking up their pace as signs of optimism return to parts of the oil patch
PdV’s downward spiral
12 September 2016
Venezuela’s oil industry is cracking under the pressure of a domestic crisis and low oil prices