Exploration & Production
Soldiering on in the Gulf of Mexico
5 December 2016
The oil-price slump has crimped activity in the Gulf of Mexico, but output will still rise in 2017
Some pain, some gain for Africa
2 December 2016
Crude prices hurt exporters and LNG plans idled. Violence flared in the Niger Delta. East African oil and Senegal were bright spots
The slippery slope
2 December 2016
Europe's upstream struggled in 2016, leaving the continent more dependent on imports
Stress tested
1 December 2016
North America's oil and gas sector suffered in 2016, but survived its trial of strength
Post-traumatic efficiencies in order
28 November 2016
In 2017, the E&P sector needs to sharpen its focus. A price recovery, when it comes, will only reward low-cost explorers
Things can only get better for Canada
23 November 2016
For Canada's oil industry, 2017 will surely be an improvement on last year's annus horribilis
North Sea - comeback basin?
22 November 2016
Thanks to the innovation of independent producers, predictions of the UK North Sea's death may be premature
Caspian Sea - better late than never
22 November 2016
After much delay, a surge in Caspian Sea production in 2017 will take the oomph out of any Opec cuts
West Africa revival
17 November 2016
More oil output can be expected from West Africa in 2017, even if the recovery in upstream activity will be modest
Deal? What deal?
17 November 2016
Russia is keen to coax Opec into a supply agreement, but is ramping up output in the meantime
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