Analysis

  • Our Future in the Balance

    The task of balancing conflicting global economic and environmental pressures is going to be a huge challenge. And it is a balance we can only get right by deepening our...

  • On Song in Norway

    The merger between Norway's Statoil and Hydro promises to create the world's largest offshore operator. The new company will be very much in tune with the demands of the Norwegian...

  • Evolve or Die

    The future of oil recovery lies in accessing increasingly complicated reserves. Phin Foster finds that one project involves the revolutionary application of standard technology to install the first commercial seabed...

  • Explosive Development

    The oil and gas industry is unlikely to face problems with the EU's ATEX directive on explosive environments. The directive is simply harmonising standards that the industry already practises, writes...

  • Global Energy Security

    The only way to secure energy supplies in the future is by developing a new framework for cooperation. Peter J Robertson, vice chairman of the board of the Chevron Corporation,...

  • Fuelling China’s Development

    In a globalised world, energy security can only be achieved through international cooperation. Dr Gary Dirks, group vice president and Asia regional president at BP, highlights the key issues and...

  • Getting More for Less

    Micro-hole technology is set to revolutionise the oil industry by allowing shallow oil to be reclaimed. Paul West, project manager for the US Department of Energy's micro-hole systems research and...

  • Tread Carefully Through the Oil Patch

    The oil and gas business is booming thanks to technology, and outsiders are keen to invest. However, Greg Pollard, transaction advisory services leader at the Ernst & Young Global Energy...

  • Supplying Energy to the Future

    Only technology can solve the serious challenges faced by the energy industry today and in the future. Rex W Tillerson, chairman and CEO at ExxonMobil, explains what needs to be...

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