Editorial calendar 2018

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. 

June

In depth

Global LNG

Liquified natural gas (LNG) is back. The glut of supply has not transpired—nor has the brutal price depression many analysts expected. New pockets of demand are soaking up excess exports, new contract flexibility is redrawing the commercial environment, new trading hubs are emerging, and floating technology is bringing new buyers and new suppliers to the market. This extended survey of the global LNG business will pick out the trends that matter, the countries making waves and the firms breaking the mould. Written by our correspondents from the US to Australia, Moscow to Maputo, this will be 2018's definitive analytical survey for LNG for investors and decision-makers. 

Report

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco's much-anticipated 5% IPO and its Vision 2030 have been at the forefront of energy industry discourse for the past two years. But when and where will the IPO happen? What has so far been achieved for the nation's 2020 National Transformation Programme? This special report from our correspondent on the ground will deliver a unique insight into the country's political backdrop and its upstream and downstream prospects.

Company profile

Petrobras

Brazil's state-run oil firm has had a brutal few years. Growth is its focus again, but a full recovery is still some way off. This report will profile the company's energy strategy in the months and years ahead.

The ledger

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan has the second-largest oil reserves and production among the former Soviet republics. With a minority stake in the country's NOC up for grabs, what does this mean for major projects including the Kashagan oilfield? This profile will tell you all you need to know about the country's key upstream projects and where the biggest areas of growth will be going forward.

Bonus distribution

WGC, Washington

July

In depth

American oil and gas

Comprising over half of total US crude output last year, tight oil's importance to the US energy mix is only expected to increase. In the first three months of 2018, the prolific Permian basin added 44 new rigs—more than in the previous seven months. Output leaped from 2.62m barrels a day in September to 3.16m b/d in April. By the early 2040s, US tight oil output could surpass 8.2m b/d and account for almost 70% of total US oil output, the Energy Information Administration forecasts. But can the growth really be sustained? Or will the tight oil surge boom and then bust? This special report will tell you all you need to know.

Report

Malaysia

Oil-price volatility, energy-supply deficits and an anticipated surge in imports have created headwinds for Malaysia, as it seeks to develop and attract investment in its energy sectors. This special report will deliver a unique insight into the country's upstream and investment prospects.

Forward intelligence

Data / Artificial intelligence

The age of big data and AI is about to hit the energy sector—revolutionalising long established "traditional" industries. Machine learning will drive down costs and improve efficiencies across the upstream, midstream and downstream. This unique report will tell you all you need to know about the disruptive potential of this exciting technology and where investors should spend their cash.  

Company profile

Shell

Boosted by higher oil prices and production levels, Shell has enjoyed a positive start to 2018. Shell's first-quarter profits grew 41%—to their highest levels since the oil-price crash—and output rose 2% from a year earlier, to 3.84m b/d. Debt reduction and divestments also helped boost the firm's balance sheet but will this continue over the longer-term? This profile will tell you all you need to know about the country's key upstream projects and where the biggest areas of growth will be going forward.

The ledger

Indian offshore

Hit with with surging domestic energy demand and a rapidly rising dependence on imports, India faces a growing challenge to rapidly diversify its upstream and attract foreign investment. The government set an ambitious raft of reforms in 2017, planning to reduce oil and gas imports by 10% by 2022. But just how realistic is the target? This profile will tell you all you need to know about the future of India's offshore and upstream plans and where growth will be.  

Bonus distribution

ONS, Stavanger

September

In depth

Deepwater

Report

Libya

Forward intelligence

EVs and transport

Company profile

Chevron

The ledger

Mexico

Special publication

Global Energy Elite

Bonus distribution

PE Mexico Forum, Mexico City

October

In depth

Oil supply crunch

Report

India

Forward intelligence

Storage

Company profile

Gazprom

The ledger

Oil sands

Special publication

Top 100 Private Equity

Bonus distribution

ADIPEC, Abu Dhabi

November

In depth

Renewable energy technology

Report

Brazil

Forward intelligence

Finance / M&A

Company profile

Wintershall

The ledger

East Siberia

December/January

In depth

Iran

Report

China

Forward intelligence

Climate policy / stranded assets

Company profile

OMV

The ledger

East Africa

Special publication

Outlook 2019

Bonus distribution

PE Kuwait Forum, Kuwait City