Exploration & Production
Back to black in Qatar
3 June 2016
Having achieved its LNG output targets and focused on the downstream, Qatar is turning its attention to upstream oil again
UAE upstream standing still
3 June 2016
To judge from the slow progress of the Adco concession renewals, the UAE is in no real hurry to expand its upstream
Iranian oil gushing forth
3 June 2016
Oil output and exports are rising fast. But longer-term gains will need the support of the IOCs
Growth pause in Iraq
3 June 2016
Iraq’s output soared in recent years. But the price slump and politics mean further rises are getting harder
More and more Saudi oil
3 June 2016
Saudi Arabia has the capacity and resources to significantly increase production, should it want to
Why Russia’s oil exports aren’t about to fall
2 June 2016
Under almost any economic scenario, the country’s supply to the global market will keep rising
UK awards first fracking license in five years
2 June 2016
Independent firm Third Energy has been awarded the first UK license for hydraulic fracturing since 2011. It’s a boost for the nascent industry but don’t expect an imminent shale gas revolution
Fort McMurray in flames
12 May 2016
More than 1 million b/d of oil is offline and the recovery will take weeks
Heavy oil is bottom of the barrel
3 May 2016
Beyond Canada, only Venezuela and a handful of other producers are still persisting with very heavy oil
Out to sea
29 April 2016
There is still potential for offshore upstream around the world. Our series of articles investigates the challenges and opportunities in depth.
Bright spots in the offshore gloom
29 April 2016
When prices recover, a wealth of offshore opportunity awaits
Asia offshore drilling drops
29 April 2016
India’s offshore is the only part of Asia likely to see activity perk up in the short term, as the slump spreads
Plain sailing for Gulf offshore
29 April 2016
Saudi Arabia and the UAE are pressing on with offshore drilling activity despite the slump
Going off script in the Gulf of Mexico
29 April 2016
Output is still rising in the Gulf of Mexico, even if the longer-term picture is cloudier
BHP Billiton pushes on in the Caribbean
29 April 2016
Enough faith might have been shown in a number of blocks that might just generate a few more years of extraction
Choppier waters in Latin America
29 April 2016
A beacon for the offshore industry in recent years, the region is now suffering through the downturn
Canada's offshore weathering the storm
29 April 2016
The Maritimes’ offshore is still plugging on with developments and withstanding tricky conditions
Production on ice in the Arctic
29 April 2016
Projects are moving glacially, if at all
North Sea output heads south
29 April 2016
Slowing offshore activity in the UK and Norway is prompting support
Slim pickings for Eastern European offshore
29 April 2016
Azerbaijan and Bulgaria are the main areas of European offshore activity east of the North Sea
Time for the Levant's moment in the sun?
29 April 2016
Politics have thwarted the region’s offshore promise so far, but the Zohr discovery has revived momentum
Russian production thaws
27 April 2016
It was keeping to the pledge not to lift oil output. Now the battle is to sustain recent highs
Pain in the Permian
30 March 2016
West Texas is the beating heart of US oil. Can it survive the price bust?
Explorers still chasing wildcats offshore Latin America
15 March 2016
Oil prices offer little encouragement, but unexplored areas around the continent are still drawing investment
For the majors, Middle East oil loses some lustre
15 March 2016
Poor investment terms, political risk and the weak oil price have made the majors less keen on the Middle East
Russian oil ministry sees a collapse in output
15 March 2016
Russia has repeatedly defied outsiders’ forecasts of imminent oil decline. Now the energy ministry is the one preaching doom