Editorial calendar 2017

Petroleum Economist writes features each month based on news from the ground. However, we also plan in depth features and reports each year to give you a picture of the energy industry beyond the headlines. Take a look at our editorial calendar to see what's coming up.  

April

In depth

US tight oil

A report on the state of tight oil, the pitfalls it faces, and how it could change the future of global energy markets.

Reportage

Libya

Forward intelligence

LNG: shifting market

With changes to contracts shifting the power from suppliers to buyers, liquefied natural gas markets could be about to change in a big way. We look at the major players, and those gaining traction in the market, as well as how technology is a driving force for LNG.

Company profile

Rosneft

Profiling the Russian major's prospects for the months and years ahead. 

The ledger

Canadian conventional

Here, we look at the economics and financial situation underlying the country's conventional energy output. 

To advertise against any of the above features in our April issue contact Elliot Thomas, Publisher, on +4420 3409 2242, or elliot.thomas@petroleum-economist.com 

May

In depth

Russian oil

Russia has pledged to slash its oil output by 300,000 b/d as part of the Opec-non-Opec deal to remove up to 1.8m b/d of crude from the oil market, at least until June. But the country's output could soar this year. This report looks at Russia's production potential, geopolitical risks and the impact on a well-supplied oil market.

Reportage

Kurdistan/Turkey

2016 was a tumultuous year for the region. This special report will give a unique insight into its future oil and gas production prospects from our correspondent on the ground. 

Forward intelligence

Offshore oil and gas

The offshore industry is emerging from a challenging two years when plunging crude prices rendered many projects - sanctioned during the boom years - uneconomic. We'll take a look at the industry's future prospects and where it's headed.

Company profile

ExxonMobil

As oil companies emerge from a period of streamlining and capital spending cuts, the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company is still investing. Here we'll take an in-depth look at ExxonMobil's prospects for the months and years ahead.

The ledger

Southeast Asia

Here, we analyse the economics factors behind Southeast Asia's energy matrix: what fuels are growing in prominence, how governments are encouraging prosperity, and changes in productivity. 

To advertise against any of the above features in our May issue contact Elliot Thomas, Publisher, on +4420 3409 2242, or elliot.thomas@petroleum-economist.com 

June

In depth

Saudi Arabia economy and energy strategy

Opec's de facto leader steered the group towards making historic oil production cuts at the beginning of the year and state-run Saudi Aramco is eyeing an IPO in 2017. Having pledged to wean its economy off oil by 2020, it's clear the kingdom is planning sweeping changes across its economy and its energy sector. This report will tell you all you need to know about Saudi Arabia's changing energy strategy and what it means for the market.

Forward intelligence

Electric vehicles and transport

As focus shifts increasingly towards low carbon energy sources, the impact on the transport sector will be fundamental. This report will tell you all you need to know about what this means for the current transport fleet, fuels and where to invest.

Company profile

Suncor

The company's $4.5bn deal for Canadian Oil Sands makes it the undisputed champion of the oil sands. It's a big bet on a recovery in crude prices. Here we'll profile the company's prospects for the months and years ahead. 

The ledger

Gulf of Mexico 

Here, we'll look at the region's economics and production prospects.

To advertise against any of the above features in our June issue contact Elliot Thomas, Publisher, on +4420 3409 2242, or elliot.thomas@petroleum-economist.com 

July/August

In depth

China economy and demand

The country has driven global oil demand growth for the past decade but is its pace finally starting to slow? While demand data suggests it is, China's teapot refineries are playing a bigger role in crude imports as the country continues to top up its Strategic Petroleum Reserve faster than expected.

This report will tell you all you need to know about China’s energy strategy and what it means for the wider oil market.

Reportage

Nigeria

The IOCs have recently cut a $5bn deal with the country's government/NNPC that were considered to be outstanding E&P costs owed by the state. The Buhari government has also committed to spent $10bn on infrastructure in the Delta. We ask the question: will these—and other factors—lead to more harmonious relations between the IOCs and the government?

Forward intelligence

Independent storage

Last year's oversupply of crude and contango in the forward curve offered handsome rewards to anyone with capacity to stash oil. It was a bonanza period for storage owners. This report will tell you all you need to know about this year's independent storage conditions and how it's connected to market dynamics.

Company profile

PdVSA

The Opec deal hasn't been enough to rescue Venezuela and its indebted state-run energy firm PdVSA. At the end of March the country's Supreme Court seized power, throwing Venezuela's political landscape into further disarray. Is there any hope of a recovery in sight? Here we'll profile the company's prospects for the months and years ahead. 

The ledger

Caspian 

Between them, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan have pledged 55,000 barrels a day in oil production cuts, as part of the Opec-non-Opec deal. But the long-awaited Kashagan project will probably send the Caspian's supply soaring, not crimp it. Here, we'll look at the region's economics and production prospects going forward.

September

In depth

NOCs

Reportage

India

Forward intelligence

Refining

Company profile

Repsol

The ledger

Russian greenfield 

October

In depth

SE Asia upstream

Reportage

Iran

Forward intelligence

Top 10 upstream brightspots

Company profile

Saudi Aramco

The ledger

Brazil deepwater 

November

In depth

Transfer pricing and tax rules

Reportage

The Gulf

Forward intelligence

Gas in the Gulf

Company profile

Vitol

The ledger

East Mediterranean 

December/ January

In depth

African frontier

Reportage

Uganda/Kenya

Forward intelligence

Project finance

Company profile

NNPC

The ledger

Bakken