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  1. February 4, 2014

    Russian oligarchs take battle to NY court

    The 2013 purchase by two tycoons was the third-biggest oil acquisition of all time. Now another oligarch is demanding a...

  2. September 25, 2013

    Maxim Barsky in spotlight over attempt to oust Urals Energy board

    Maxim Barsky, former deputy chief executive and heir apparent of defunct Russian oil group TNK-BP, has emerged as the...

  1. April 11, 2013

    Investor assault on BP pay awards

    A top-10 investor in BP launched a strong public assault on the company’s pay policies on Thursday, saying they allowed...

  2. April 2, 2013

    Rosneft: supermajor in the making?

    Is Rosneft a supermajor in the making or a teddy bear with a weight problem? Igor Sechin, chief executive of the Russian oil...

  3. March 31, 2013

    ‘Red Lenin’ leads Russia’s oil revolution

    To find the cradle of Russia’s coming oil revolution, look no further than “Red Lenin”. This is the name of the oilfield in...

  4. March 28, 2013

    Russian oil cash fuels mobile bidding war

    A bidding war between Russian groups for Sweden's Tele2 Russia mobile phone operator erupted on Thursday, a day after it...

  5. March 8, 2013

    BP’s reserves ratio ‘abnormally low’

    BP only replaced 6 per cent of its 2012 oil production, excluding its Russian joint venture TNK-BP, an unusually low figure...

  6. February 24, 2013

    BP stuck in holding pattern

    In January 2010, BP was riding high. Its market capitalisation had just overtaken rival Royal Dutch Shell’s, making it...

  7. February 4, 2013

    The Week Ahead: February 4 – February 8

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

  8. February 1, 2013

    Exploration costs eat into Rosneft profits

    Rosneft, Russia’s biggest oil company by production, posted disappointing fourth-quarter results as rising costs ate into...

  9. January 1, 2013

    Remaking BP has yet to pay off

    BP has carried out one of the most radical asset disposal programmes in UK corporate history over the past two years. It is...

  10. November 29, 2012

    Kremlin retains influence on business

    One surprising feature of the long-running scrap between the oligarchs Vladimir Potanin and Oleg Deripaska for control of...

  11. November 1, 2012

    Rosneft gas deal turns up heat on rivals

    Rosneft has won a multibillion-dollar contract to supply gas to Russia’s state power company Inter RAO, propelling the state...

  12. October 31, 2012

    TNK-BP minority investors left in doubt

    Igor Sechin added to concerns about investor rights in Russia when the Rosneft chief executive said the state-controlled oil...

  13. October 30, 2012

    BP raises dividend after Russian deal

    BP has increased its dividend payouts in a signal to investors of its greater optimism that it is finally bouncing back from...

  14. October 19, 2012

    BP board weighs up Rosneft offer

    BP’s board met on Friday to consider Rosneft’s offer for the company’s stake in TNK-BP, Russia’s third-largest oil producer,...

  15. October 18, 2012

    BP poised for fresh start in Russia

    BP is poised to fulfil a dream that has eluded it for years – a fresh start in Russia. The company has been long locked in...

  16. October 18, 2012

    Russia could lose from Rosneft bid

    Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, believes that state control of the energy sector is crucial to restoring Russia’s...

  17. October 18, 2012

    Rosneft offers $28bn for stake in TNK-BP

    Rosneft has offered BP up to $28bn in cash and shares for its 50 per cent stake in TNK-BP, in a deal that will turn the...

  18. October 17, 2012

    Russia energy landscape faces whirlwind

    Igor Sechin is closing in on a deal that could catapult the chief executive of Russia’s Rosneft into Big Oil’s premier...

  19. October 17, 2012

    Rosneft set to clinch deal on TNK-BP

    The chief executive of Rosneft will on Thursday finalise a deal with BP that will turn the Russian national champion into...

  20. October 9, 2012

    Putin supports TNK-BP sale plan

    Russian president Vladimir Putin backs BP’s plan to sell its 50 per cent stake in TNK-BP to the state oil group Rosneft and...

  21. October 8, 2012

    BP’s partner in TNK-BP looks to sell stake

    BP’s billionaire partners in TNK-BP said they want to sell or list their 50 per cent stake in the business, creating a new...

  22. September 28, 2012

    BP sells Malaysian petrochemicals unit

    BP will sell its Malaysian petrochemicals interests to Reliance of India for $230m. The sale is part of a divestment...

  23. September 25, 2012

    TNK-BP partners eye BP’s entire stake

    BP’s Russian billionaire partners in TNK-BP are preparing an all-cash offer for the UK oil company’s 50 per cent holding in...

  24. September 19, 2012

    Trouble Bruin for AAR as Dudley mulls sale

    What would life be like if you were chained to a bear? The oligarchs who own 50 per cent of BP’s Russian joint venture...

  25. April 13, 2012

    Small caps: Barsky stake lifts Matra

    Matra Petroleum won the small-cap race this week after surging 53.9 per cent on the back of Maxim Barsky, once chief...

  26. April 13, 2012

    Rosneft and Exxon ready to seal deal

    Rosneft is expected to finalise a groundbreaking joint venture with ExxonMobil on Monday that will grant the US oil major...

  27. April 13, 2012

    Ex-TNK-BP’s Barsky has lead stake in Matra

    Maxim Barsky, the Russian oil executive who stepped down from BP’s joint venture TNK-BP last October after being groomed for...

  28. April 11, 2012

    Small caps: Barsky to join Matra board

    Aim-traded oil and gas company Matra Petroleum dropped 14.5 per cent early in the session before recovering to trade flat at...

  29. April 11, 2012

    Barsky makes a return with Matra

    Maxim Barsky, the Russian oil executive who stepped down from BP’s joint venture TNK-BP last October after being groomed for...

  30. December 11, 2011

    TNK-BP warned on legal action

    Two of the independent directors in TNK-BP, the Russian joint venture of BP, warned the board that legal action by the...

  31. December 9, 2011

    Pair of independent directors to quit TNK-BP

    Gerhard Schröder, the former German chancellor, and James Leng, the former chairman of Rio Tinto, are to quit the board of...

  32. December 7, 2011

    BP talks peace deal with Russian partners

    BP has discussed the outline of a possible settlement with its Russian billionaire joint venture partners in TNK-BP to try...

  33. November 11, 2011

    Siberian court rejects claims against BP

    A Russian court threw out two multibillion-dollar claims against BP on Friday, handing the UK oil group a key win in a legal...

  34. October 31, 2011

    TNK-BP to buy $1bn stake in Amazon venture

    TNK-BP, BP’s Russian oil venture, has reached an agreement to buy a 45 per cent stake in Amazon oil exploration blocks from...

  35. October 24, 2011

    TNK-BP ponders action over failed Rosneft deal

    TNK-BP’s management has recommended that its main board discuss filing suit for billions of dollars in damages against BP...

  36. October 24, 2011

    The oilman

    As vice-president of the oil-field services of Russian energy giant TNK-BP, Evgeny Bulgakov might have been forgiven for...

  37. October 21, 2011

    BP nearer to Gulf of Mexico return

    BP has moved a step closer to returning to drilling in the Gulf of Mexico following the devastating spill last year, after...

  38. October 12, 2011

    BP buoyed by Siberian court decision

    BP won a small victory against minority investors in TNK-BP, its Russian joint venture, when a Siberian court ruled that the...

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