Europe & Eurasia
UK industry flags Brexit rig shutdown threat
8 November 2018
North Sea activity is unlikely to halt when the UK leaves the EU, but the uncertainty isn’t helping the planning process
Norway's offshore sector boosted by wave of mergers
29 October 2018
Strategic tie-ups are providing some badly needed lifeblood for the Norwegian offshore sector
UK resumes fracking after seven-year hiatus
23 October 2018
Fracking is underway again in northern England, but don’t expect a US-style shale boom any time soon
Novatek Arctic LNG project defies US sanctions
17 October 2018
Novatek’s Arctic LNG projects are continuing apace, despite Washington’s so-called “bill from hell”
Unions flag North Sea safety fears
16 October 2018
Changed working terms have triggered strikes in both the the UK and Norwegian North Sea oil industries
Big guns boost UK North Sea commitments
12 October 2018
Shell and Equinor have bolstered their offshore presence in the UK, while Total has made a sizeable discovery
Petrel views Crimean gas-export opportunity
21 September 2018
Gazprom has received a plan to develop energy projects in the disputed region of Crimea
Gazprom faces tax grab
21 September 2018
The Kremlin is pursuing another way to extract money from Gazprom, after failed efforts to force a dividend rise
UK warned on exploration decline
17 September 2018
The country’s watchdog isn’t happy after just four exploration wells were drilled last year
East Med's best is yet to come
11 September 2018
The East Med has enjoyed deep water success over recent years and there are new developments to watch out for
Rosneft courts trouble with Sakhalin partners
5 September 2018
Chief executive Igor Sechin has sharpened his knife for another corporate spat
Greece presses the E&P button
3 September 2018
Plans for deep-water exploration have raised hopes of an eventual major natural gas discovery, while onshore oil development is progressing slowly
Battling the Brexit blues
28 August 2018
The UK's planned withdrawal from the EU in 2019 is causing uncertainties for the North Sea industry at a time when it could do without them
Tech firms ride North Sea revival
14 August 2018
Rising technology firms are offering innovations that meet the efficiency needs of North Sea operators
UK industry looks to tech collaborations
14 August 2018
An Aberdeen-based group is encouraging tech-based solutions to maximise recovery from the UK continental shelf
Iberia waits on Europe's LNG sidelines
3 August 2018
Spain and Portugal want to become a gateway for Europe’s LNG imports, but cheaper pipeline gas is a formidable competitor
Ukraine is key to unlocking Nord Stream 2
3 August 2018
Europe’s desire for cheap, stable energy clashes with the political need to maintain cordial US relations and support Ukraine
Cuadrilla makes headway with UK shale project
30 July 2018
It's taken seven years, but hydraulic fracturing is set to be resumed in northern England
Serica sanguine on Iran sanctions
13 July 2018
The firm's historic links to Iran are in the spotlight as US sanctions resume
The return of cautious optimism in the North Sea
13 July 2018
The UK’s North Sea hub, braced for production declines, has received a boost from new investments and revived interest from the supermajors
Shah Deniz 2 gas kickstarts southern corridor project
5 July 2018
The pipeline network joining the Caspian to Europe isn’t finished yet, but the gas is, at least, now flowing part of the way
Kazakhstan wakes to hydrocarbon promise
4 July 2018
After years of foot-dragging and energy policy flip-flopping, Kazakhstan is putting its oil and gas aspirations back on track
Barents comes into focus for Norway
22 June 2018
There's a lot more gas and oil to be found in the Norwegian Arctic, if the explorers can be persuaded to look for it
Sechin's role in Magomedov arrest under scrutiny
15 June 2018
The arrest of another oligarch with links to the energy industry has raised questions over the motive
A Rhum deal: US sanctions threaten North Sea project
24 May 2018
Uncertainty over US sanctions is causing jitters among oil and gas project developers
Gazprom finds it hard to break with Ukraine
18 May 2018
An international court ruling over gas supply contracts has done little to resolve differences between Gazprom and Naftogaz