Corporate

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
No golden age for North Sea M&A—Westwood
16 October 2020
Chrysaor-Premier deal could see copycats, says consultancy, but deals will need to meet strict criteria
US shale patch dealmaking stays sluggish
16 October 2020
Several prominent deals have helped partially salvage M&A activity, but conditions still look gloomy
Chrysaor gets listing with Premier deal
8 October 2020
The private equity-backed producer accesses London market without having to attempt an IPO
Buyer’s market for UKCS sell-offs
1 October 2020
Majors may want to accelerate their North Sea divestments. But they may also need to dance to acquirers’ tunes
Financial institutions go green
7 February 2020
Lenders shift towards cleaner investments to align with Paris Agreement targets
Share price falls pressure asset valuations
17 January 2020
The underperformance of oil and gas stocks will lead auditors to closely examine goodwill and impairment testing calculations
ExxonMobil, Shell, Neste take different paths to sustainability
2 December 2019
Solutions such as renewable diesel can be much better for the environment than large-scale biofuels
Gulf Energy Information survey shows Shell, Schlumberger as leaders in sustainability
20 November 2019
Gulf Energy Information asked readers in the upstream, midstream and downstream to name their perceived leaders in Sustainability
Understanding sustainability in oil and gas
30 October 2019
Sustainability in oil and gas is becoming increasingly important to the long-term viability of the industry.
Deltic rides out the storm
9 July 2020
The UKCS explorer’s strong balance sheet allows it to brush off many of the challenges posed by the oil price collapse, but it is still not immune to bearish investor sentiment
Junk sale buys Oxy much-needed time
6 July 2020
US independent slices off chunk of near-term debt but ominous overhang remains an existential threat
Whiting collapse is shape of things to come
3 April 2020
The Denver-based shale company’s bankruptcy notice is likely to be the first of many among US producers
Ovintiv faces test of staying power
26 March 2020
The Canadian firm has rebranded and joined the US shale revolution. But the oil price crisis is raising doubts about whether recent acquisitions will be economically viable
Mastering the transition tightrope
6 December 2019
Lorenzo Simonelli has reinvigorated Baker Hughes’ oilfield business lines while positioning it to be at the forefront of the energy transition
Pemex posts a loss
8 November 2019
Sagging oil prices bruise the firm’s bottom line, despite a positive quarterly upstream performance
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
No golden age for North Sea M&A—Westwood
16 October 2020
Chrysaor-Premier deal could see copycats, says consultancy, but deals will need to meet strict criteria
US shale patch dealmaking stays sluggish
16 October 2020
Several prominent deals have helped partially salvage M&A activity, but conditions still look gloomy
Chrysaor gets listing with Premier deal
8 October 2020
The private equity-backed producer accesses London market without having to attempt an IPO
Buyer’s market for UKCS sell-offs
1 October 2020
Majors may want to accelerate their North Sea divestments. But they may also need to dance to acquirers’ tunes
Desperation fuels Canadian M&A activity
1 October 2020
Offloadings accelerate as many domestic oil firms struggle to stave off bankruptcy
Petroleum Economist welcomes nominations
14 September 2020
The PE Awards will take a new approach this year, in terms of both format and the categories themselves, with awards spanning the energy industry in its entirety.
Petroleum Economist reveals 2019 awards winners
20 November 2019
The winners of the 2019 Petroleum Economist Awards were announced in London on 19 November
Energy Consultancy of the Year
28 November 2018
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Petrochemicals Company of the Year
28 November 2018
EQUATE
Downstream Initiative of the Year
28 November 2018
Sadara Chemical Company
Exploration Company of the Year
28 November 2018
Eni
Letter from the Middle East: Selling off the family silver
24 September 2020
Auctioning minority stakes in NOCs’ assets may fill short-term budget holes, but they are no guarantee of long-term change
US shale running out of time
1 September 2020
Financial conditions may have rallied, but the long-term survival of many firms still hangs in the balance
Green bond issuance set for record despite Covid-19
28 August 2020
High investor demand, especially for energy transition bonds, set to be further boosted by introduction of German 'twin bunds'
Danger ahead for offshore services sector
28 August 2020
Unmanageable debt and a shortage of work is wreaking havoc on company finances. Bruising maturities starting from next year could signal even more pain
Oxy under pressure
19 August 2020
Crumbling revenues heighten concerns over looming debt maturities and the firm’s ability to avoid becoming another high-profile casualty
Pioneer dividend proposal aims to attract fresh investment
14 August 2020
The company’s new strategy to retain and draw shareholders aims to shake up the shale growth model
Aramco reassesses priorities
1 September 2020
An income squeeze is forcing upstream delays and a reappraisal of the company’s downstream portfolio
Canadian oil firms fight back
13 August 2020
The sector’s biggest companies staunched some of their losses across the second quarter, but the results still made for depressing reading
Ecopetrol positions for the rebound
15 May 2020
The twin shocks of Covid-19 and the oil price collapse have severely impacted the company’s bottom line, but it is well-placed to bounce back
Canadian oil firms battle for survival
14 May 2020
Profits plunged during the first quarter for a sector already struggling to contend with growing debt and a shortage of midstream takeaway
Threat of Tullow collapse looms
12 March 2020
The failure of multiple projects in Africa and depressed oil prices puts the company in ‘significant doubt’
Total defies the odds
14 February 2020
Succession of acquisitions and project ramp-ups help strengthen the company’s portfolio in a tough environment for the sector