Author: Ian Lewis
Senegal—steady as she goes
20 June 2017
A ministerial departure and a supermajor arrival reflect the rising stakes in West Africa's latest upstream player, but the president is playing it cool
North Sea—what lies beneath
7 June 2017
Shell wants to leave some of its defunct Brent infrastructure at sea. It’s the cheap way to decommission—but might also have ecological benefits
Trump left isolated by Paris climate deal withdrawal
2 June 2017
The decision rolls back years of progress to mitigate climate change and puts him at loggerheads with major energy firms and most other nations
Nigeria's Buhari question
23 May 2017
His 2015 election brought hope for Nigeria's struggling oil-dominated economy. Is the president now part of the problem?
Natural gas still not getting through in Europe
17 May 2017
Coal still beats natural gas in many European markets, notably Germany. This makes no sense, says Wintershall chief executive Mario Mehren
Get fit, stay in shape
12 May 2017
Cooperate and be flexible to survive, industry leaders tell AOGC
Predicting oil prices
12 May 2017
Bulging stocks, US output gains and Opec's need to make further production cuts are derailing a recovery in oil prices, according to AOGC 2017’s conference chairman
AOGC 2017: Driving a new approach
10 May 2017
Despite the challenges facing the energy industry, it is well-placed to meet them, AOGC 2017 hears
A buyer’s LNG market
10 May 2017
Demand may be set to surge, but Asia’s largest gas importers remain firmly in control
Norway's Barents bounce
3 May 2017
The death of Arctic exploration has been greatly exaggerated—in Norway, at least
Senegal's offshore oil plans inch ahead
26 April 2017
Cairn seeks to manage expectations, as reserve estimates grow
Uganda's ambitious oil-export timetable
26 April 2017
The government's keen, the companies are willing—is Uganda's oil boom finally on the way?
Nigeria: Back to the future?
19 April 2017
The government faces some tough decisions as it decides how to handle the corruption allegations surrounding the acquisition by Shell and Eni of offshore block OPL 245
The US builds for the future
27 March 2017
Rapid rebalancing of the world's seaborne gas market will be crucial to the success of US exports
Glimmers beyond the glut
27 March 2017
Global exports are heading for a hefty surplus. It will take a brave developer to sanction a sizeable new plant without lining up buyers first
Depth, breadth and data
15 March 2017
Fresh from the merger with Baker Hughes, GE Oil & Gas boss tells Petroleum Economist about his firm's plans for digital analysis, cost-cutting and recovery
Tellurian - American spirit
24 February 2017
Despite a global supply glut, Tellurian is pressing ahead with plans to build more cheap US LNG-export capacity
Nigerian output recovery still distant
24 February 2017
As export routes remain blocked, local producers get creative
Global oil demand - an inexact science
20 February 2017
Should you bet the house - or your company's drilling programme - on long-term forecasts for oil demand?
No panacea
8 February 2017
Oil's alternatives still thrived as crude prices fell and Opec's deal is likelier to help than hinder them
Draining the swamp
8 February 2017
The oil glut will linger, despite Opec's best efforts
North Sea struggles in a new era
1 February 2017
Higher oil prices would help, but they won’t restore glory to an increasingly marginal play
Expect the unexpected from Sudan and South Sudan
30 January 2017
Stability in South Sudan could raise production much higher than was agreed with Opec
Capacity up, supply down in Angola
30 January 2017
Angola says it has already begun to reduce supply but how and where is unclear
How much can Nigeria add?
30 January 2017
The country has a chance to lift output - but that doesn't mean it will
Electric vehicles - known unknown threat
8 December 2016
Electric vehicles are either a fad or a big problem for the oil industry, depending on who you speak to. But the sector should beware of complacency