Analysis

  • 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...

  • Oil Industry Bouncing Back

    Following a suppressed oil market in late 2005 and early 2006, supply and demand are making a strong recovery. Lawrence Eagles of the International Energy Agency gives his predictions for...

  • The Global Energy Challenge

    Concern about energy is legitimate, but ultimately unfounded. Jeroen van der Veer, chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, believes that the industry is more than capable of rising to the...

  • Developing the South Pars Field

    Reaching remote gas fields is difficult and costly – especially when the field is in an under-developed region. Pierre Gie writes about Total's management of the $2bn development of the...

  • Field of Vision

    The Statfjord late life project is enabling Statoil to prolong the life of a maturing field for many years. Bjarne Bakken writes about the strategic shift from an oil field...

  • A Year in HSSE

    Reflecting on 2005, Greg Coleman, BP, looks at health, safety, security and the environment in the oil and gas industry.

  • Supplies Uncertain for Eastern Europe

    The stability of gas supply has become an issue of increased importance in Europe of late. While Russia and the former Soviet states are embroiled in disagreements over gas prices,...

  • Gass on Gas

    John D Gass looks at how to improve the supply chain for natural gas as demand escalates in the coming years.

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