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Latest licensing rounds
25 May 2018
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
An East Med gas renaissance
17 May 2018
After years of inertia, the prospects for the region's gas finally moving towards markets are improving
Colombian oil revival hopes face electoral test
17 May 2018
An upcoming election and auction round will help determine the country's oil fortunes
BP ploughs lonely shale gas furrow in China
2 May 2018
China is inviting foreign operators to develop its vast deposits
Can Novatek lure Aramco to Arctic LNG-2?
1 May 2018
Closer Russia-Saudi relations could bring new investment
New rigs from old
25 May 2018
Ades chief executive Mohamed Farouk reveals his firm’s formula for offering oil companies rigs at lower-than-market rates
New rigs from old
25 May 2018
Ades chief executive Mohamed Farouk reveals his firm’s formula for offering oil companies rigs at lower-than-market rates
An East Med gas renaissance
17 May 2018
After years of inertia, the prospects for the region's gas finally moving towards markets are improving
BP ploughs lonely shale gas furrow in China
2 May 2018
China is inviting foreign operators to develop its vast deposits
Can Novatek lure Aramco to Arctic LNG-2?
1 May 2018
Closer Russia-Saudi relations could bring new investment
Namibia's revival
27 April 2018
The majors are starting to take strategic offshore positions
South Sudan eyes Western oil investment
27 April 2018
Decades of civil unrest, a plunge in oil prices and international sanctions have spooked investors. Now the country's oil minister wants to lure them back
Latest licensing rounds
25 May 2018
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
Colombian oil revival hopes face electoral test
17 May 2018
An upcoming election and auction round will help determine the country's oil fortunes
The Petrobras-government tussle
17 April 2018
A deal between the state-run firm and the Brazilian government could lead to a mega bidding round
Latin America lines up bid rounds
26 March 2018
Attractive auctions will see the region compete for international investors
Nigeria targets local upstream players with marginal field round
7 March 2018
Reinvigorating production on acreage abandoned by the majors could be a tough task
Majors come calling for Brazil's pre-salt
16 January 2018
Shell and Petrobras were the big winners in Brazil's latest upstream bid round, along with backers of Brazil's oil reforms
Energy looks to blockchain for efficiency gains
9 April 2018
Distributed ledger technology is key to the next stage in energy management
Here comes the droids
1 February 2018
Automated and autonomous vehicles are coming, but robot roughnecks are further out
Ones and zeroes
31 January 2018
Oil executives will have to invest in their digital futures in 2018 to keep up
FLNG—a quiet revolution
19 October 2017
Shell and Petronas pushed the technology first, but African developers are poised to transform the continent into an FLNG production hub
Technology and the oil industry
13 April 2017
Automation, machine learning, artificial intelligence and other new technologies could transform the oil industry
Oman's greenhouses to grow oil
27 February 2017
Oman is a leader in EOR and will soon bring in a powerful friend to help pump more oil—the sun