Upstream

Mexico stuck in neutral
20 February 2018
The resources are there and the reforms have opened the door to investors, but shale gas can't yet compete
Argentina's shale boom
20 February 2018
The country's play is set to witness a quick rise in gas output as drillers look to lock in higher subsidised prices
Latest licensing rounds
19 February 2018
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
Shale starts giving (a little bit) back
16 February 2018
Producers are funneling more cash into share buybacks and dividends after months of pressure from shareholders to boost returns
US gas galore
16 February 2018
Returns have been more difficult to find than gas in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays. New pipelines opening up fresh markets and better wells could help improve things
Senegal moves towards first oil
21 February 2018
The Cairn-led SNE venture must now convert some of the world's largest recent discoveries into viable production
Senegal moves towards first oil
21 February 2018
The Cairn-led SNE venture must now convert some of the world's largest recent discoveries into viable production
Mexico stuck in neutral
20 February 2018
The resources are there and the reforms have opened the door to investors, but shale gas can't yet compete
Argentina's shale boom
20 February 2018
The country's play is set to witness a quick rise in gas output as drillers look to lock in higher subsidised prices
Shale starts giving (a little bit) back
16 February 2018
Producers are funneling more cash into share buybacks and dividends after months of pressure from shareholders to boost returns
US gas galore
16 February 2018
Returns have been more difficult to find than gas in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays. New pipelines opening up fresh markets and better wells could help improve things
North Sea's golden years
15 February 2018
The region may be past its prime but is still running with the best
Latest licensing rounds
19 February 2018
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
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
Bumpy start for Brazil's auction
1 December 2017
ExxonMobil bet big in the Campos Basin, but foreign interest was tepid and just 13% of blocks drew winning bids
Brazil beckons with new oil auction
13 October 2017
The first bid round in two years will test investor interest after a tumultuous period for the country
Exxon's Brazil play
4 October 2017
The US supermajor made a splash in Brazil's oil auction, snapping up deep-water acreage and signalling its interest in the upcoming pre-salt round
Lebanon: tired of waiting
12 September 2017
The country has postponed its offshore bid round deadline amid continuing domestic and geopolitical uncertainties
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
Game-changing FLNG to set energy markets alight
25 March 2016
In the final survey conducted by Petroleum Economist in partnership with Petronas at OTC Asia, we learnt that FLNG is going to reshape a growing industry as opportunities abound