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A federal auction of exploration leases in the Gulf of Mexico next week will test energy companies' appetite for acreage…
While a leaner and more selective exploration industry has emerged over the past two years, Wood Mackenzie expects Latin America…
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 06:00

The future of project contracting

Lower for longer oil prices are leading operators to reconsider the structure of project contracts. Many are leaning toward supplier-led…
Published in OE: 2018 / January
Thursday, 04 January 2018 15:58

US deepwater GoM poised for comeback

A new report from analyst firm Wood Mackenzie, "Deepwater GoM: 5 Things to Look for in 2018," says costs have…
Thursday, 28 December 2017 09:29

2018: Exploration outlook, wells to watch

It’s a smaller, more focused exploration world as we start 2018. Elaine Maslin discusses the main themes for 2018 with…
Published in OE: 2018 / January
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 08:57

Year in review: 2017's Top 10 discoveries

Audrey Leon looks at some of 2017's 10 largest offshore discoveries. First published in the December 2017 OE. While exploration…
Published in OE: 2017 / December
Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:18

WoodMac: Upstream CAPEX to grow in 2018

Believing that major spending cuts are over, Wood Mackenzie expects global upstream capital expenditures to grow slightly in 2018 to…
Monday, 30 October 2017 05:00

Decom dollars

More than 700 offshore fields are expected to cease production in the next five years, according to forecasts. Elaine Maslin…
Published in OE: 2017 / November
Sunday, 01 October 2017 05:00

Still in the game

Is deepwater still relevant? Shell thinks so, from optimizing its existing production to new projects. But when will the tap…
Published in OE: 2017 / October
Thursday, 07 September 2017 09:37

OE17: We have big data - let's use it

Upstream has fallen behind its “poor cousin” downstream in terms of performance, according to Simon Flowers, Chairman, Energy and Chief…
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 08:03

OE17: Deepwater deflation - for how long?

Global deepwater oil and gas development has been plagued for a decade by cost creep in equipment and services. Some…
Friday, 01 September 2017 05:00

Getting heavy

Elaine Maslin surveys some of the heavy oil field developments in the UK Continental Shelf, plus some of the technology…
Published in OE: 2017 / September
Friday, 01 September 2017 05:00

An uncertain outlook

Production is increasing in the UK North Sea as investments made up to 2014 come onstream. But what’s next? Elaine…
Published in OE: 2017 / September
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 19:36

US Lease Sale 249 reaches US$121 million

The US Bureau of Ocean Management's (BOEM) Lease Sale 249 brought in high bids of US$121 million from 27 companies…
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 05:00

Weathering the storm

Infield Systems’ Catarina Podevyn surveys the FPSO market and discusses recent projects awards. The John Evans Atta Mills MV25 FPSO,…
Published in OE: 2017 / August
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