Exploration & Production
Making the desert bloom
13 July 2016
Unable to rely on neighbours’ supplies, Jordan wants renewables, gas and kerogen to secure its energy
Unbanned but unloved
8 July 2016
American producers are allowed to export their crude oil these days, but shipments are hardly going gangbusters
Back in the fold
8 July 2016
Gabon, at least, doesn’t think Opec is finished – it just rejoined the group, hoping for a seat at the top table
High costs and high risks in the North Sea
5 July 2016
In a period of weaker oil prices, can the UK’s offshore cope with Brexit too?
Kick starting Argentina's Vaca Muerta
28 June 2016
Argentina’s shale patch is going through its first downturn, but the outlook is still bright. Just don’t expect its shale development to look like progress in the US
There has been blood in California
8 June 2016
For producers, the Golden State has lost its lustre. Drilling is collapsing and output sliding
Oman production plugs on
3 June 2016
Strong output, but keeping it there is the challenge
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