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Ben van Beurden, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell
14th July 2015

There can be no doubting how central the oil and gas industry is to the world economy. Earlier this year Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address. It took him less than two...
Canadian oil sands
13th July 2015

Despite lower oil prices and other challenges, growth in Canadian oil sands will continue and remain one of the top sources of global supply growth in coming years, according to a new report by IHS Inc. (...
8th April 2015

  How important to BG Group is its Brazilian arm? Brazil is a strategically important operation in BG Group's portfolio, providing significant reserves of oil and gas. Present in Brazil since 1994,...
In the past, massive market fluctuations would have provided state-backed oil and gas companies the chance to outmanoeuvre their private-investor dependent rivals and seize vulnerable assets, but wider economic and political factors have placed a straightjacket on national oil companies in the world’s fastest growing economies
4th March 2015

The volatility of oil prices has depressed equity values and created opportunities for aggressive companies to consolidate their operations and swallow junior rivals. Across European and North American...
Mark Venables speaks to Anthony Lobo, head of oil and gas at KPMG about the challenges faced by the oil and gas industry in the wake of the recent oil price slump
11th February 2015

Oil & Gas Technology: How prepared was the oil and gas industry for the slump in oil prices? Anthony Lobo: While the refusal by Saudi Arabia to announce production cuts at the November OPEC meeting...
Interview: Manish Maheshwari, CEO of E&P at Essar Oil
9th December 2014

How would you describe the current health of India’s exploration and production sector? India imports 80 per cent of its crude oil requirement. The import bill towards this commodity has significant...
Nizar Al-Adsani deputy chairman and CEO of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) talks about Kuwait’s position in the Middle East oil market
28th November 2014

The Middle East is a major player in global oil markets in terms of current production and the availability of spare capacity.  As it holds over 48 per cent of global oil reserves, as well as 40 per...
How sanctions against Russian energy firms endanger Western businesses
20th November 2014

Russia has the world’s largest proven reserves of natural gas and over 18 billion tons of discovered oil reserves. This hydrocarbon reserve will provide the world with energy for many decades and its...
Industry Analysis: Falling oil prices encourages collaboration between technology providers
14th November 2014

So it came as no great surprise when news broke yesterday that the number two and three US oilfield services majors, Halliburton and Baker Hughes (BHI), are in merger discussions. However, while pressure...
Does China’s offshore oil and gas industry still need Western technology?
5th November 2014

China’s oil and gas demand outstrips all other nations as its GDP and energy usage continues to grow. It wants to meet this demand from its own reserves as much as possible, but it’s European and North...

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