Exploration & Production

Photo of a Ukrtransgaz gas facility of Ukrtransgaz, Ukraine

Ukraine set to boost E&P as existing fields decline

The depletion of some of Ukraine’s largest gas fields will prompt it to boost its E&P activities, with private domestic operators gaining prominence.

13 February 2020 Europe & Russia
Photot of Burj al Arab building Dubai at night

Dubai gas find heralds shake-up in UAE gas plans

The 2.3 tcm shallow-water find in Jebal Ali could yield economic and political benefits for the UAE as it attempts to wean itself off gas imports.

13 February 2020 Middle East & Africa
Photo of Chevron and SKK Migas officials marking IDD study launch.

Chevron seeks deepwater exit in Indonesia

Chevron is looking for potential buyers for its giant Indonesia Deepwater Development, but it could struggle to do so as other IOCs are also exiting the region.

13 February 2020 Asia Pacific

Malaysian gas production in figures

Supplies from the country’s Lang Lebah discovery could help alleviate a short-term supply crunch that has plagued the Bintulu LNG export plant for the past year.

12 February 2020 Asia Pacific
Photo of Malaysian LNG terminal PFLNG Satu

Thai PTTEP fast-tracks Malaysia FID for 2020

A potential fast-track development of the Lang Lebah field offshore Malaysia would be a welcome boost for the Petronas-led Bintulu LNG export complex, which is facing a short-term supply crunch.

6 February 2020 Asia Pacific

US rig count drops 25% year on year

The number of rigs in the country’s seven key producing regions fell to 717 in December 2019, according to EIA data, but new-well gas production increased

3 February 2020 Americas

Egypt’s gas production in figures

Current gas production capacity in Egypt is 204 MMcm/d, but this will probably increase slightly this year with incremental supply from BP’s West Nile Delta field and Eni’s Zohr.

3 February 2020 Middle East & Africa
Drilling in Argentina

Fatigue sets in for Argentina’s gas output growth

Growth in Argentina’s gas production will slow in 2020 because of insufficient pipeline gas infrastructure in the Neuquen Basin and the country’s deteriorating economy.

31 January 2020 Americas
Photo of BP's West Nile Delta development

IOC interest shows Egyptian gas sector resilience

Egyptian upstream offerings are attracting bigger players than some equivalent bid rounds elsewhere in the region with majors betting on robust domestic consumption.

30 January 2020 Middle East & Africa
Photo of shale gas liquefaction plant in Sichuan

China's output growth to moderate in coming years

China’s gas production last year expanded by the highest level in nearly a decade, but the rate of growth is unlikely to be sustained over the upcoming 14th Five-Year Plan period.

30 January 2020 Asia Pacific

US gas output hits record high in 2019

The country’s dry gas production averaged 2.60 billion cubic metres per day last year, but the growth rate is set to moderate this year and in 2021.

29 January 2020 Americas

Lebanon’s gas plans face mounting challenges

Political unrest in Lebanon has hampered efforts to carry on with offshore licencing rounds and deploy FSRUs to tackle power shortages.

24 January 2020 Middle East & Africa
Miran gas field in Iraq

Crises derail energy plans in Lebanon and Iraq

Dysfunctional governments in Lebanon and Iraq are undermining efforts to have gas play a more prominent role in meeting rising energy demand.

23 January 2020 Middle East & Africa
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.

13 January 2020 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

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