Exploration & Production
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
More oil to come from Russia
5 September 2016
New forecasts say the country will defy the gloom and keep adding to production
Making Ukraine Europe’s new gas supplier
31 August 2016
Kiev must lower upstream taxes, cut red tape and scrap barriers that deter small investors. Self-sufficiency and even exports would follow
An enormous opportunity
26 August 2016
Coal and oil will be the mainstays of Indian energy demand for decades, but gas and renewables can play a bigger role than many expect
Iran’s oil output could hit 4.5m b/d if investment flows
24 August 2016
Production could rise by 0.9m b/d by 2025 but it needs help from international oil companies (IOCs)
Angola tries to ride out the slump
24 August 2016
The economy has stalled and oil-output growth targets will not be met. Now the president has put his daughter in charge of the state company
Championing UK gas
8 August 2016
Chemicals firm Ineos believes the best way to secure its feedstock is to go out and find it. Gary Haywood, chief executive of its shale division, talks to PE
Can Senegal rejuvenate West Africa’s upstream?
19 July 2016
Relative stability and promising geology may yield another new frontier in the region
Ghana's prospects brighten
19 July 2016
After some offshore problems, the country’s upstream should see significant growth in the coming months
Nigeria: delta of trouble
19 July 2016
Nigeria planned to clean up its oil sector and increase production, but the optimism is fading