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Exploration & Production

PetroChina drilling pads.

China opens up energy market to spur greater production

China’s announcement that it will open up exploration and production to foreign players should boost production from its upstream sector, but only in the longer term.

5 days ago Asia Pacific

East Med power struggle in figures

Recent events indicate plans for an East Mediterranean gas pipeline will struggle for momentum as long as power politics holds sway in the region.

20 December 2019 Middle East & Africa
Turkey's Erdogan meeting Libya's al-Sarraj

Turkish policies frustrate East Mediterranean gas plans

A new pact between Turkey and Libya will complicate efforts by other resource holders to cooperate on regional energy projects.

19 December 2019 Middle East & Africa
Horn River shale

Shakeout on the cards for US shale

A wave of consolidation is underway among smaller US shale producers as companies struggle with mounting debts.

18 December 2019 Americas

Ukrainian gas production in figures

Gas production in Ukraine has remained steady over the past decade, but the country has plans to boost output and become self-sufficient in the coming years.

18 December 2019 Europe & Russia

Norwegian gas production declines in 2019

Output looks set to fall by around 15% in the second half of the year, partly as a result of lower prices at European hubs cutting incentives for exports.

17 December 2019 Europe & Russia

Bolivian gas production and exports in figures

Bolivia’s interim administration has revised down the country’s proven gas reserves from 2017 by around 50 billion cubic metres.

13 December 2019 Americas
Polish gas storage

Poland-Ukraine cooperation to boost gas output

Kiev and Warsaw are determined to cooperate on gas production in a move to reduce dependence on Russian gas imports.

12 December 2019 Middle East & Africa
LNG tanker at Ras Laffan in Qatar

Qatar’s rivals face up to LNG expansion challenge

In the context of an oversupplied market, Qatar’s decision to ramp up production from the North Field represents a bold challenge to other LNG suppliers in the region.

12 December 2019 Middle East & Africa
Petrobras's director of refining and natural gas, Anelise Lara, addressing an event

Petrobras may sell Bolivian assets to cut debt

The Brazilian state-controlled company is exploring ways to add to its divestment plan as it prioritises development of Brazil’s pre-salt oil and gas fields.

12 December 2019 Americas
Fracking Sichuan province

Chinese shale gas poised to spring output surprise in 2020

Strong production growth this year means the country's shale gas output next year could come closer to the government's official target than many had expected.

9 December 2019 Asia Pacific
A CBM project operated by Sino Oil & Gas in Shanxi

Shanxi revamps rules to boost unconventionals

The Chinese province has established new rules in its regulatory framework for unconventional resources in a move to increase production of shale, tight gas and CBM in the coming years.

28 November 2019 Asia Pacific
ELNG, Idku, Egypt

Egypt faces struggle in push for hub status

Egypt has struggled to find interested customers for its LNG cargoes, which could quell the impetus to boost production from its Idku and Damietta plants.

28 November 2019 Middle East & Africa
Port Moresby, PNG

Tougher terms to cause more delays at PNG LNG

PNG’s new prime minister is clamping down on favourable terms ExxonMobil has long enjoyed for its PNG LNG project as he seeks to reap greater financial rewards for the state.

28 November 2019 Asia Pacific

UAE’s gas ambition in figures

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. is matching its spending to bold ambitions in a bid to ramp up output to return the United Arab Emirates to being a net gas exporter, a status it has not held since 2007.

27 November 2019 Middle East & Africa
Drilling in Algeria.

Tunisia and Morocco see uptick in domestic production

North Africa’s less-endowed resource holders are looking to boost domestic gas activity in a move to curb the surging cost of Algerian gas imports.

26 November 2019 Middle East & Africa
Al-Hosn gas complex, Abu Dhabi

UAE moves gas expansion centre stage

The company is doubling down on developing its largely untapped gas reservoirs, although costs and technological challenges persist.

21 November 2019 Middle East & Africa
Turkey's Yavuz drillship.

Positions hardening in Cyprus offshore drilling dispute

A meeting in Berlin on 25 November will aim to address the dispute over drilling offshore Cyprus, but the chances of a speedy resolution remain slim.

14 November 2019 Europe & Russia
Gas production terminal in Thailand's Bongkot South field.

Thailand and Cambodia eye joint development

With Thailand fast running out of hydrocarbon reserves, the settlement of a dispute with Cambodia over gas-rich waters could be imminent.

14 November 2019 Asia Pacific
Anti-government protester in Lebanon standing in from of burning tires blocking roads.

Lebanon hastens offshore exploration campaign

Lebanon’s embattled political elites need to show a sceptical public that progress is being made in tapping offshore oil and gas blocks, but blaming IOCs looks wide of the mark.

14 November 2019 Middle East & Africa

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