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Argentina plays midstream waiting game
30 January 2023
The arrival of additional gas takeaway capacity this year is welcome news for E&Ps, but much more will be needed if the Vaca Muerta is ever going to replicate US shale
Consolidation heats up for maturing US shale
23 January 2023
Growth might not be on the table, but operators are eyeing opportunities to add quality acreage
Headwinds threaten Haynesville growth
20 January 2023
Output from the play set for slowdown as pipeline bottlenecks loom and operators remain cautious
Pemex to struggle with ambitious targets
12 January 2023
The latest five-year plan compounds pressure on the already financially handicapped NOC
Colombian production rebounds post-pandemic
29 December 2022
Undeveloped basins, minimal industry competition and gas supply imbalance are notable tailwinds even as windfall taxes loom large
Permian set for growth slowdown
30 November 2022
A range of obstacles will hobble further output increases in the Lower 48’s most productive basin heading into 2023
Brazilian indies enter rapid production growth phase
1 November 2022
M&A activity may have slowed in recent months, but turbocharging production is the new goal for the country’s emerging independents
Petrobras in the crosshairs as election run-off looms
20 October 2022
Ballot box verdict could prove existential for the NOC, amid controversial calls from the incumbent to break apart the Brazilian energy giant
Argentina pursues LNG export dreams
3 October 2022
Vaca Muerta production is rising sharply, but there are still hurdles to clear
Permian consolidation defies headwinds
8 September 2022
Surging profits and easy access to export markets are accelerating M&A activity, despite growing inflationary pressure
Brazilian upstream reaps divestment dividend
16 August 2022
Petrobras is starting to see significant production gains in the pre-salt, while independents are already raising output at fields divested by the NOC
Dash for gas in the Haynesville
15 August 2022
Bullish output projections and snowballing consolidation illustrate scramble to gain a foothold in the basin
Pemex reverses production decline
9 August 2022
Mexico’s leading energy provider enjoyed a strong quarter but will have to overcome hurdles to achieve its upstream objectives
US politicians up windfall tax rhetoric ante
4 August 2022
Surging downstream profits add fuel to the fire, but the spectre of demand destruction lurks
Biden clashes with US refiners over fuel prices
11 July 2022
Attacks on the downstream fail to weigh capacity losses
Bolsonaro turns up heat on Petrobras
4 July 2022
Threat of subsidies and political interference grows as under-pressure president refuses to accept rising domestic fuel prices
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
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