A Repsol offshore exploration rig. Repsol will be doing seismic for Guyana. (Repsol) Global Markets

Guyana follows the Nordic blueprint

Guyana needs a plan for its huge offshore discoveries. The country’s petroleum adviser, Jan Mangal, is championing Norway as a role model.

By Chris Noon 27 April 2017
Tord Lien, Norway’s petroleum and energy minister. (EC) Exploration & Production

Norway looks to exploration drilling in 2017 – Lien

Exploration activity has slowed in Norway because of low oil prices, but 2017 drilling plans are a reason to be optimistic, according to the country’s petroleum and energy minister.

11 November 2016
An offshore rig at the Mahakam block. Indonesia is reforming its upstream sector. (SKKMigas) Policy & Regulation

Help is on the way for Indonesia – energy ministry

Wiratmaja Puja says Indonesia is attempting to reform and revive the country’s ailing upstream sector.

10 November 2016
Uruguay’s Salta and Piedra Sola concessions. Exploration & Production

Minnows to take bet on onshore Uruguay

Martin Schuepbach, chief executive and chairman of Schuepbach Energy, talks about the company’s drilling plans for Uruguay’s Norte Basin.

9 November 2016
Klaus Schäfer, chief executive of Uniper, was elected as the new president of Eurogas in October. (Uniper) EU Energy Policy

Gas industry must embrace post-Paris era – Schäfer

The new president of Eurogas, Klaus Schäfer, tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily about the importance of gas to the Paris climate commitments.

7 November 2016
A Sasol gas plant in Temane, Mozambique. The company is progressing with its exploration plans. (Interfax) Exploration & Production

Sasol hopeful on Mozambique exploration – VP

The vice president of Sasol is optimistic about the South African company’s exploration prospects in Mozambique.

4 November 2016
The Ubungo power plant. Tanzania is prioritising gas-fired power. (Songas) Policy & Regulation

Public-private deals are the way forward for Tanzania

Salum Mnuma, of Tanzania’s energy ministry, sees public-private partnerships as crucial for satisfying demand for energy.

25 October 2016
Small investment company Prospex is looking to get into gas exploration in Poland. (Piotr Drabik, Flickr) Exploration & Production

Prospex sees conventional opportunities in Poland

Small investment company Prospex is looking to get into gas exploration in Poland as low prices cause many bigger companies to pause.

20 October 2016
Eneva Chief Financial Officer Pedro Zinner. (Eneva) Exploration & Production

Breaking the mould in Brazil

Brazilian indie Eneva is confident that its ‘DIY’ philosophy can spread beyond the country’s northeast. Interfax Natural Gas Daily speaks to the company’s CFO, Pedro Zinner.

14 October 2016
Stephen Luxton, director of mineral resources for the Falkland Islands. (Falkland Islands Government) Exploration & Production

A fresh chapter for the Falkland Islands?

Stephen Luxton, director of mineral resources for the Falkland Islands, talks about what warmer UK-Argentine relations mean for oil and gas.

23 September 2016
GLX Chief Executive Damien Criddle says it will take one or two years to change the way gas is traded. (GLX) LNG

Online trading for spot LNG coming soon – GLX exec

Global LNG Exchange’s Damien Criddle tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily how he hopes the company’s new online platform will change the way LNG is traded.

19 September 2016
The potential routes of Turkish Stream and the now-cancelled South Stream. EU Energy Policy

Turkish Stream may up Turkey’s exposure to Russia

A revival of the Turkish Stream project may increase Turkey’s dependence on Russian gas, something that should concern the EU, says the European Policy Centre’s Marco Giuli.

15 September 2016
A Masdar solar facility. The company is able to test battery storage systems under a variety of conditions. (Masdar) Alternative Fuels

Battery technology can pass the test – Masdar

Interfax speaks to UAE-based Masdar, which has built a facility in Abu Dhabi that enables battery makers to test their technologies.

30 August 2016
Kogas’s Incheon LNG terminal. Customers in South Korea and Japan may be considering price reviews. (Kogas) Policy & Regulation

Devil in the detail for Asia LNG price reviews – Ashurst

Price review processes within LNG contracts differ greatly in Asia compared with Europe, but they may be no less difficult in practice, says Ashurst’s Ronnie King.

26 August 2016
An LNG-powered ferry. The German Maritime LNG Platform is urging the government to encourage the use of LNG as a fuel for ships. (LMG Marin) Gas for Transport

LNG needs a boost as maritime fuel – industry body

The managing director of Germany’s Maritime LNG Platform says the country’s government must do more to encourage the use of the fuel.

22 August 2016
South Africa's gas is in the Karoo Basin. (Dominic Morel) Policy & Regulation

Social licence key to South African gas industrialisation

South Africa is working to advance its gas industry, but developers will have to tread carefully to avoid stirring up tensions in the region, says Denton’s Noor Kapdi.

10 August 2016
The Tesla Powerwall. Jeff Dahn is part of a research programme into improving battery technology. (Tesla) EU Energy Policy

Money to be made in power storage – battery expert

Battery researcher Jeff Dahn talks about the future of energy storage and what batteries might mean for fossil fuel companies.

5 August 2016
OPAL allows Eastern European markets to be served from the west. Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nord Stream 2 good for energy security – report

Professor Andreas Goldthau argues expanding Nord Stream could boost Europe’s energy security, with the European Commission yet to play its hand as the key arbiter.

15 July 2016
A rig operating in the Timor Sea. Australia and East Timor have disputed claims to the region's resources. (PTTEP) Policy & Regulation

East Timor eyeing new Greater Sunrise treaty – Pires

East Timor wants to negotiate a new deal with Australia over rights to offshore resources, hoping to boost its exploration capability.

14 July 2016
Siemens Algeria Chief Executive Farouk Benabdoun. (Siemens Algeria) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Algeria needs 20 GW more gas-power by 2030 – exec

Algeria needs more generation capacity despite its massive recent additions, says Siemens Algeria Chief Executive Farouk Benabdoun.

5 July 2016
Theuns Ehlers of Barclays Africa. (Edelman) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Finance favours bite-size power in sub-Saharan Africa

Small renewable power projects are most likely to get financed in Africa as there is still not the bank liquidity for the mega-deals, says Barclays Africa manager Theuns Ehlers.

1 July 2016

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