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  1. September 12, 2014

    Wintershall snaps up more Statoil North Sea assets

    Statoil has sold a further tranche of North Sea oil and gas assets to Wintershall for $1.25bn, extending the interests of...

  2. September 1, 2014

    Russia Arctic energy ambitions jeopardised by western sanctions

    Sanctions and oil exploration Beneath the Kara Sea, north of Russia’s Siberian coastline, lies more oil than can be found in...

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  1. Doing Business in Austria

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  2. Doing Business in Tanzania 2012

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  1. August 18, 2014

    Rosneft to drill in Arctic with Statoil

    Rosneft is about to start drilling its first oil well in Norway with the help of Norwegian state-owned Statoil despite...

  2. July 25, 2014

    Statoil cuts output to swerve low prices as earnings disappoint

    Statoil deliberately cut back on gas production in the second quarter due to low prices as the Norwegian state-controlled...

  3. July 24, 2014

    Oil majors lodge bids for Colombia exploration rights

    Some of the world’s largest energy companies are poised to acquire exploration rights in Colombia as Latin America’s...

  4. July 17, 2014

    Sanctions cast doubt on Rosneft’s plans for world domination

    The US sanctions imposed on Rosneft on Wednesday will throw the company’s ambitious growth plans into doubt and make life...

  5. July 17, 2014

    Fresh sanctions target groups with ties to the west

    In contrast to some of those hit by earlier US sanctions over Russia’s actions in Ukraine, the targets of the latest...

  6. beyondbrics

    July 14, 2014

    Pemex reform: is Mexico getting it right?

    As secondary legislation to enact Mexico’s historic energy reform chugs through Congress and the clock ticks towards a...

  7. July 11, 2014

    Norway’s Arctic oil prospects lure explorers

    There is not a polar bear or iceberg on the horizon, but the Island Innovator drilling rig is well and truly in the Arctic....

  8. June 30, 2014

    Statoil delays key Arctic project

    Statoil delayed the development of its showcase Arctic oil project for a second time after a string of disappointing...

  9. June 18, 2014

    Ireland to lift top tax rate for offshore oil groups to 55%

    The Irish government is to raise the maximum amount of tax levied on offshore oil and gas production to 55 per cent but has...

  10. May 30, 2014

    Total to sell Azerbaijan gasfield stake to Turkey for $1.5bn

    Total has agreed to sell its stake in the huge Shah Deniz gasfield in Azerbaijan to Turkey’s state oil company for $1.5bn....

  11. April 29, 2014

    Eni hit by weak refining margins

    Eni, the Italian oil major, unveiled a 14 per cent drop in first-quarter profits on the back of weak domestic sales and...

  12. April 29, 2014

    Statoil boosted by US gas supply division

    A jump in demand and a recovery in prices at Statoil’s gas supply business in North America, in response to plunging winter...

  13. April 11, 2014

    Shell postpones Norway offshore project because of costs

    Royal Dutch Shell has postponed an innovative offshore project in Norway because of rising costs, in a further sign of the...

  14. April 6, 2014

    Criticism of energy groups overshadows good news in sector

    Nothing better symbolises the transformation of the “big six” energy suppliers into the UK’s main political punchbag than...

  15. beyondbrics

    March 5, 2014

    YPF looking for partners to boost output after Repsol exit

    Miguel Galuccio has three principal objectives for 2014: “to produce, produce and produce.” To help achieve that aim,...

  16. February 9, 2014

    Statoil: Norwegian would

    Woulda, coulda, shoulda. Oil exploration is about opportunities seized or missed. Statoil, Norway’s state oil company, has...

  17. FT Alphaville

    February 7, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Hot potato passed, bailout legality edition: Dan’s notes that the German constitutional...

  18. February 7, 2014

    Statoil pledges to curb spending plans

    Statoil became the latest of the western majors to promise greater capital discipline as it slashed its spending plans over...

  19. January 26, 2014

    Oil groups pressed to restrain spending

    Energy investor Chris Wheaton recently wrote to Royal Dutch Shell’s new chief executive Ben van Beurden with a few ideas on...

  20. January 24, 2014

    Investors sought for North Sea oil and gas

    The UK government is opening a round for offshore oil and gas licences on Friday, hoping to stimulate a North Sea industry...

  21. January 9, 2014

    Tullow rises on renewed bid speculation

    With Tullow Oil shares sitting at a four-year low, the reappearance of bid speculation was inevitable. Statoil was the...

  22. December 16, 2013

    Total and Statoil pull out of Tanap gas pipe deal

    Oil majors Total and Statoil have dropped their interest in a planned pipeline that would bring natural gas from the Caspian...

  23. December 13, 2013

    Big oil – a big call for uncertain times

    A note from fund managers at Artemis reminds me of philosopher and inventor Anacharsis of Scythia. He is said to have...

  24. Nick Butler

    December 3, 2013

    Time to create a new oil major

    Let us start with two questions. Which of the following energy companies is planning to sell assets next year – Shell,...

  25. December 1, 2013

    Leadership amid a terrorist crisis

    On January 16 this year, terrorists attacked a gas plant at In Amenas in Algeria. During the four days of the hostage...

  26. November 25, 2013

    Britain and Norway prepare for costly exploits

    Record investment in the UK’s North Sea waters this year, alongside exploration success in the Norwegian sector, have...

  27. November 25, 2013

    European stocks rally as oil prices drop

    Europe’s main equities indices gained on Monday, with airline stocks registering some of the biggest gains as crude oil...

  28. FT Alphaville

    November 20, 2013

    Postman Pop

    Since the Business Select Committee was, at pixel time, picking over whether Royal Mail was sold too cheaply… Here’s a...

  29. November 19, 2013

    Statoil breaks oil-linked gas pricing

    Europe’s second largest gas supplier has broken the link to oil prices in a majority of its northern European contracts,...

  30. November 14, 2013

    Temasek unit snaps up Africa LNG blocks from Ophir Energy for $1.3bn

    Singapore on Thursday made a bold move to secure supplies of liquefied natural gas for energy-hungry Asian economies after...

  31. November 7, 2013

    Traders question results of FCA gas price probe

    The UK’s market watchdog has found no evidence that the country’s gas prices were manipulated in September last year,...

  32. November 7, 2013

    Novo Nordisk faces headwinds to remain biggest Nordic group

    What is the biggest company in the Nordic region? Measured by market capitalisation, it is not AP Møller-Maersk or Ericsson,...

  33. November 3, 2013

    Foreign companies prepare to bid on Myanmar oil and gas rights

    Dozens of leading international oil companies are jostling for exploration and production rights in 30 offshore oilfields in...

  34. October 30, 2013

    Statoil chief casts doubt on Arctic oil production potential

    Statoil’s chief executive played up the Norwegian oil company’s positions in what he called “the workable Arctic”, in Norway...

  35. October 30, 2013

    Energy: Long-term strategy pays off for OMV

    For a regional oil and gas company based in landlocked Austria, OMV has been making a lot of offshore headlines. Last month...

  36. September 30, 2013

    Energy industry sees much promise in Tanzania

    When BP and Shell explored for hydrocarbons along the coast of Tanzania between 1952 and 1964, they found little natural gas...

  37. September 26, 2013

    Statoil in major oil find off Newfoundland coast

    Statoil, the Norwegian oil major, has made its largest discovery outside of Norway with a big oil find in the Bay du Nord...

  38. September 19, 2013

    Azerbaijan gas decision to disappoint Brussels

    BP and its partners behind the Shah Deniz gas project in Azerbaijan have made a long-awaited announcement on long-term...

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