Contractors' margins have been squeezed since oil prices fell. (SCP Oilfield Services) Exploration & Production

Industry must evolve to avoid supply gap – Burke

Caution following the drop in oil prices is set to leave a worrying gap in oil and gas supplies, warns Ray Burke, global product leader at GE.

By Silvia Favasuli 18 July 2017
Terje Søviknes, Norway’s new minister of petroleum and energy. (Norwegian energy ministry) Policy & Regulation

New Norwegian minister promises fiscal stability

Norway’s new energy minister is planning to go all out in awarding new licences and is optimistic about his country’s oil and gas sector.

9 February 2017
A power plant in Tunisia. Most of the gas produced in the country is used to generate electricity. (Dana Smillie/World Bank) Exploration & Production

Tunisia’s NOC plans offshore seismic survey

Tunisian NOC ETAP is planning a 3D seismic survey of its offshore acreage, but transparency measures are slowing progress, says ETAP Director Mohamed Ali Khelil.

7 February 2017
A Petroceltic wellhead at West Dikirnis, Egypt. SDX will begin exploration in the country this month. (Petroceltic) Exploration & Production

SDX Energy survives in Egypt as others fail

SDX Energy Country Manager Ahmed Moaaz explains how his company has made it through Egypt’s money woes as it looks to begin exploration in the country.

3 February 2017
A Pemex rig off the Mexican coast. The country is offering offshore acreage in its upcoming licensing round. (Pemex) Exploration & Production

Mexico’s gas industry faces crucial test – Cota

Marco Cota, former director general for hydrocarbon exploration and extraction at Mexico’s Ministry of Energy, tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily about the country’s plans for gas-focused exploration.

2 February 2017
Iveco’s new Stralis NP dual-fuel HGV – the first vehical of its kind able to run on CNG and LNG. (Iveco) Gas for Transport

Iveco hopes to boost development of NGV sector

Iveco’s launch of a dual-fuel truck and the company’s support for filling stations are part of its plan to speed up NGV development in Europe.

1 February 2017
Drilling to inspect gas pipes in the UK. A hydrogen blend could save 6 mtpa in carbon emissions. (National Grid) Policy & Regulation

UK gets set for green gas grid pilot

Injecting hydrogen into the UK gas grid could cut carbon emissions by millions of tons, National Grid Manager Andy Lewis tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

31 January 2017
Larry Bottomley, CEO of Chariot (Chariot) Exploration & Production

Chariot looking for partners in Namibia – CEO

Larry Bottomley, chief executive of Chariot Oil & Gas, tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily about the company’s activities in Namibia.

12 January 2017
Jim Menard, general manager. (The Weather Company) Companies & Finance

Weather forecasters have more to offer the upstream

Improvements in weather forecasting technology are starting to benefit upstream operators with greater coverage and longer forecasts, says The Weather Company’s Jim Menard.

6 January 2017
A German solar plant. The country has installed roughly 600% more solar capacity than Spain. (E.On) EU Energy Policy

The long road to an energy-only market

Creating an energy-only market across the EU with minimal subsidies seems a long way off, says Annika Hedberg of the European Policy Centre.

3 January 2017
The LNG terminal on Revithoussa Island. Greece could use virtual trading to swap gas from the terminal. (EC) Policy & Regulation

Competition on way for Greek gas market – analysts

Greece is reforming its retail gas market to encourage demand growth and establish a more competitive environment, two regional analysts tell Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

13 December 2016
BP's Andrew platform, North Sea. (BP plc) Exploration & Production

Unlocking North Sea decommissioning deals

Christopher McGee-Osborne, partner at Dentons, talks about the firm’s latest Europe-focused report and decommissioning in the North Sea.

29 November 2016
Gladstone LNG. Australian LNG exporters are struggling in the low oil price environment. (Santos) LNG

Collaboration and technology could save Aussie LNG

The time is right for Aussie LNG to invest in collaboration and new technology, according to Bernadette Cullinane from Deloitte.

21 November 2016
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

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