Author: Charles Waine
Americas Correspondent
Permian to retain US deal-making lead
18 January 2021
A Q4 M&A upswing proved there are still consolidation opportunities and the Texas/New Mexico basin will remain the hotspot
Oil price gift boosts US shale
14 January 2021
Further production cuts led by Saudi Arabia could signal the start of a US oil sector recovery, but potential headwinds remain
Petrobras scales down
11 January 2021
The Brazilian producer revises down its 2021 crude production forecast but still has ambitious long-term pre-salt growth plan
Biden’s nuclear redemption
14 December 2020
Domestic nuclear energy policy may be the president-elect’s best opportunity to make immediate strides towards net-zero
Biden no barrier to LNG growth
11 December 2020
The president-elect has an ambitious low-carbon manifesto but is unlikely to slow the pace of near-term projects
Biden no barrier to LNG growth
11 December 2020
The president-elect has an ambitious low-carbon manifesto but is unlikely to slow the pace of near-term projects
Constraining Canadian LNG
10 December 2020
Future near-term gas ventures beyond those already sanctioned look doubtful against a background of financial crisis and little competitive edge
Constraining Canadian LNG
10 December 2020
Future near-term gas ventures beyond those already sanctioned look doubtful against a background of financial crisis and little competitive edge
PE Live: Mexico’s downstream dilemma
27 November 2020
Offshore production may be steadily climbing but lack of infrastructure and unclear offtake legislation threatens further growth
Latin American M&A rallies
25 November 2020
Asset sales in the region are again starting to lure buyers after a tough financial year
Bright future for Suriname and Guyana
19 November 2020
Expectations are high after a string of upstream successes and both governments ending their political impasses
PE Live: Safeguarding Mexican investment
16 November 2020
The suspension of licensing rounds may have disappointed the private sector. But international treaties offer crucial protection against further unwinding of the country’s energy reforms
PE Live: Easing unitisation tensions in Mexico
9 November 2020
The outcome of upstream discussions could prove to be a turning point for the country’s energy reforms and the future of international participation
Oilfield services sector stops the rot
4 November 2020
The economic downturn may have stabilised in the US, but full recovery looks a distant prospect
Bankrolling the Vaca Muerta
3 November 2020
Buenos Aires will pay out billions to keep the sector afloat despite Argentina’s stark economic crisis
Pre-salt buoys Petrobras
23 October 2020
Booming crude production in the region is helping to offset financial shock caused by Covid-19
US shale deal-making stirs to life
22 October 2020
Domestic acquisitions gain momentum after woeful performance across the first three quarters of the year
Petrobras shuffles pre-salt plans
20 October 2020
Long-term production project delayed as economic malaise upends upstream timeline
US shale patch dealmaking stays sluggish
16 October 2020
Several prominent deals have helped partially salvage M&A activity, but conditions still look gloomy
No recovery in sight for US shale
27 September 2020
Barrels may have returned to the market, but lack of drilling and bearish conditions will likely see production fall sharply across Q4
Kosmos sheds frontier portfolio
22 September 2020
Explorer divests non-core assets to cut costs and focus attention on proven basins
Petrobras pulls back spending
18 September 2020
Spotlight falls on pre-salt production as Latin American NOC dials down capex
Pemex scales back upstream goals
11 September 2020
The strained producer downgrades its 2021 forecast as rapid economic recovery looks doubtful
Window of opportunity for Petrobras asset sales
10 September 2020
Brazilian company has ambitious divestment package but could be thrown off track by adverse economic conditions
ExxonMobil makes further ripples in Guyana
8 September 2020
The South American country’s prolific upstream shows no sign of slowing as another two oil finds are added to the growing list
Schlumberger sheds US shale
4 September 2020
Major oilfield services player reshuffles portfolio to cope with dearth of work and spiralling costs
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