Report
Senegal—the start of a beautiful friendship
21 February 2018
A victory for Macky Sall in the presidential elections in 2019 would cement the future of his country's hydrocarbons industry and bring more exploration
Senegal-Mauritania borderline development
21 February 2018
A project straddling Senegal's northern maritime border could be signed off by the end of the year, despite its complexities
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's crunch year
7 February 2018
With two major projects ready for sanctioning, 2018 will be pivotal for the country's upstream aspirations
Iraqi Kurdistan sinking fast
11 January 2018
The future of the KRI's oil sector is uncertain, with the federal government determined to bring all the country's production and exports back under its wing
Iraqi Kurdistan's wrong turn
11 January 2018
Burdened by political and economic crises at home, the autonomous region faces difficult talks with a newly confident federal government in Baghdad
Oil companies dig deep
5 January 2018
With an eye on shareholders' returns, oil companies are reining in costs and increasing internally generated cash flows
Oil firms back in the black
5 January 2018
Investors want to see oil companies striving for value rather than volume in the year ahead
Time for financial discipline
2 January 2018
The pattern of consolidation and restructuring among oil companies during the past year looks set to continue
Qatar—steady as she goes
8 December 2017
Qatar's oil strategy is to stem further production declines, as it tightens its economic belt and keeps the investment focus on natural gas
Qatar hits the gas
8 December 2017
Despite, or perhaps because of, the economic blockade, Qatar plans to expand LNG production by 30%
Qatar keeps calm, carries on
7 December 2017
The crisis is hurting the GCC as a whole, economically and politically, while the targeted country is hanging on
The Gulf's sunshine states
28 November 2017
The countries of the Arab Gulf aren't just blessed with oil and gas. Sunshine and wind are abundant too. A shift to capture their energy is underway
Mexico—zero to hero
9 November 2017
A string of successful auctions has set the stage for an exploration boom in Mexican waters
US—revival in the north
7 November 2017
Drilling in Alaska is pricey compared with tight oil in the Lower 48. But the potential remains huge
Canada's home-ice advantage
7 November 2017
Vast reserves are the oil sands' main advantage. Local producers think they can drive costs down where foreign entrants couldn't
Plenty of optimism in West Africa
7 November 2017
Nigeria remains West Africa's largest producer by far, but if you want an exciting exploration prospect then Senegal and Mauritania are the places to be
India's sunny uplands
3 November 2017
To avoid the huge run-up in fossil-fuel demand forecasters expect, India will deploy more renewables and hope to electrify its passenger-transport sector
Flexing India's muscles
3 November 2017
The country will need to import more oil and gas. But, as recent oil and LNG deals show, the advantage is presently with the buyer
Cyprus catching up?
31 October 2017
Egypt is far ahead in the race to be the top East Med gas producer, but Cyprus is hoping it will soon move into second place
Iran's great opening
31 October 2017
Iran's risks lie above the ground. Below it, a wealth of opportunity awaits careful investors
Greenfields galore for Russia
26 October 2017
Eastern Siberia will be the engine for rising Russian oil and gas output for decades
Help at hand in India
13 October 2017
Conservation, EVs and renewables can play their part. But India wants much more yield from its own oil and gas resources too
India—demand dynamo
13 October 2017
India's economic success will make it a decisive player in global energy for decades
Jordan—pick and mix
28 September 2017
Jordan needs to expand its power-distribution system as it becomes one of the most advanced Arab states in developing renewables
Jordan—rocks to watts
28 September 2017
Jordan is hoping that burning oil shale to create power will be a significant step towards greater energy independence