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Colombia’s oil and gas sector faces political headwinds
1 July 2022
The incoming president has publicly stated his condemnation of the country’s fossil fuels sector, but energy security may force a rethink
Brazilian M&A activity heats up
31 May 2022
As Petrobras starts to wind down its portfolio divestment, Brazil is entering a new era of upstream consolidation
Midstream bottlenecks threaten Argentinian growth
26 April 2022
Domestic gas in the Vaca Muerta is poised for growth, but much depends on scaling the country’s midstream
Frontera aims to rebuild production
24 March 2022
The Colombia-focused operator forecasts a partial rebound in production this year and is hopeful about exploration offshore Guyana
Caution reigns in US shale
10 March 2022
Even amid climbing oil prices and strong market backwardation, most US shale independents show little scope or intent to raise output in the short term
Warning signs for Colombia’s upstream
15 February 2022
The clock is ticking to prevent years of crude production decline ending the country’s ability to meet its own energy needs
US shale closes the gap
16 December 2021
Supply is gradually returning, but the market will remain tight into next year
Suncor unshackles oil sands
15 December 2021
Output scaled up as company eyes falling breakeven and billions in additional cash
Digitalisation the new normal
10 December 2021
Covid-19 has accelerated the shift towards greater digital maturity for oil and gas operators
Colombian upstream kicks through the gears
2 December 2021
Prospects look bright for 2022 as bullish companies predict production growth and exploration activity
Pre-salt fuelling Petrobras’ upstream ambitions
30 November 2021
The offshore region is poised to significantly ramp up production as more midstream gas infrastructure reaches startup and divestments keep coming
Deals booming in the Haynesville
29 November 2021
Strong global gas prospects and high-quality inventory are driving a big swing in M&A activity in the basin
Pemex running out of time
23 November 2021
The state-controlled heavyweight may miss its 2021 upstream target despite downgrading original guidance
YPF targets Vaca Muerta upsurge
16 November 2021
In the wake of positive financials, the Argentinian operator is lifting capex spend and is bullish on barrels
US independents stick to the script
11 November 2021
Shale producers are cautiously eyeing Opec+ before lifting capex while substantially trimming hedging
US majors target Permian cash cow
4 November 2021
Lower 48 production in the Texas and New Mexico shale play is poised to generate a mountain of cash over the next half-decade
Petrobras’ downstream dilemma
21 October 2021
President Bolsonaro considers privatising the NOC as fuel prices climb and divestments drag
Winter warning signs for US gas market
18 October 2021
Upward price pressures may benefit producers, but consumers will be hoping for a mild winter this year
Private operators drive Permian recovery
12 October 2021
Strong market conditions are encouraging private producers in Texas and New Mexico to lift drilling activity
Brazil suffers acreage sale setback
11 October 2021
Bidding round deemed a disappointment after most operators steer clear
Suriname poised to join upstream elite
7 October 2021
The South American country has all the potential to become a major crude producer, as showcased by recent offshore discoveries
Petrobras refinery sales stutter
4 October 2021
Pledge to divest half of the company’s refining capacity by year-end is starting to look doubtful
US industry calls for immediate LNG export limits
21 September 2021
Dissenting voices demand gas supplies stay in-country amid falling stocks and energy security concerns
Trinidad scrambles to prevent gas nosedive
17 September 2021
The country’s production has been freefalling for years, but expected startups will not be enough to avert further long-term losses
Tellurian inches towards FID
16 September 2021
The Gulf Coast LNG company is confident about global gas demand but first needs to source its Haynesville feedstock
Guyana keeps the oil finds flowing
13 September 2021
Latin America’s latest crude producer again proves its status as a world-class petroleum province
Haynesville tempts gas operators
13 September 2021
Bullish LNG export prospects on the Gulf Coast are driving M&A activity in the southern shale play
Tackling the AI skills gap
31 August 2021
Adoption of reactive, agile technologies is steadily growing in the oil and gas sector, but sourcing the personnel needed is still a challenge
Private sector takes a beating in Latin America
26 August 2021
Political and financial motivations vary, but the region is noticeably lurching towards greater resource nationalism
Pemex fire scorches upstream ambitions
25 August 2021
Hopes that national crude production will eclipse pre-pandemic levels look distant after platform blaze in the Gulf of Mexico
Cultural shift heralds bright AI future
24 August 2021
Business leaders are increasingly turning to technologies that drive down emissions and optimise energy efficiencies
Frontera anticipates Guyana jackpot
23 August 2021
The Latin America-focused producer aims to emulate the drilling successes of neighbouring blocks to diversify its portfolio
Vista turns on the taps in Argentina
17 August 2021
The producer is steadily increasing production from its flagship shale project and eyeing further M&A opportunities
Parex Resources steps out of the shadows
10 August 2021
Colombia-focused producer plans to accelerate upstream growth and is eyeing licensing rounds
Gran Tierra reforecasts Colombian production
9 August 2021
National protest movement bruises company targets, but exploration prospects look promising
Stabroek partners strike oil in Guyana
28 July 2021
Drilling campaign adds yet another major oil find in the prolific block
Talos exceeds production plans
27 July 2021
Gulf of Mexico-focused operator sees output soar as it lines up further exploration
3R Petroleum targets Petrobras’ portfolio
26 July 2021
The independent is rapidly expanding its footprint in Brazil and may not have finished just yet
Clock ticking on Permian stranded assets
22 July 2021
Reduced drilling activity over the past year is increasing the threat of premature write-downs in the basin
Warning signs for Pemex refinery deal
13 July 2021
Political downstream agenda and company track record cause unease over Texas refinery purchase
Talos loses out on Zama operatorship
8 July 2021
Mexican authorities rule in favour of NOC Pemex, raising doubts about the speed to first oil
Brazil’s big spenders
1 July 2021
Upstream firms are opening their wallets again as offshore prospects look more lucrative
ConocoPhillips targets cash cow
1 July 2021
US firm expects Concho synergies in the Permian to dramatically lift revenues over the next decade
Gulf of Mexico production packs a punch
28 June 2021
New projects are steadily making progress, but there is still the long-term uncertainty of a permanent federal lease ban
Schlumberger pivots portfolio towards net zero
25 June 2021
Firm sets aggressive new 2050 decarbonisation promise with rare scope three emissions detail
Schlumberger pivots portfolio towards net zero
25 June 2021
Firm sets aggressive new 2050 decarbonisation promise with rare scope three emissions detail
Karoon makes a splash
24 June 2021
The previously exploration-focused firm has expanded its footprint offshore Brazil and is now eyeing further production opportunities
Methane emissions face digital disruption
22 June 2021
A range of available tools and scalable technologies is helping drive the hydrocarbons industry towards a low methane future
Offshore exploration heats up in Guyana
18 June 2021
Production from the Liza project is ramping up, but operators still have plenty of exploration options ahead
Election setback for Mexican president
17 June 2021
Efforts to can Mexico’s historic energy reforms face further hurdles after government fails to sweep Congressional mid-terms
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