Ecuador may yet be on course to buck the South American trend and elect a new left-wing president — but whoever wins will have a fight on their hands to breathe new life into the oil economy of this Opec member nation.
A social time bomb is ticking in English speaking southwest Cameroon, which borders similarly oil-rich terrain in neighbouring Nigeria but where comparatively little E&P activity has been evident over recent decades.
A new Aberdeen-based technology development organisation is aiming to help oil and gas companies get the most out of the UK's offshore reservoirs — and to make north-east Scotland a global hub for offshore research and development.
The decision by Gazprom to agree to overhaul some of its monopolistic trading practices in eight European states for an eight-year period is being hailed by the company and the European Union as a victory for both sides.
The Libyan oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider are back in the hands of the rival Libyan government in the east of the country, amid reports of growing Russian involvement in the five-year-old civil war.
Kuwait-led efforts to defuse hostility between Iran and its Arab neighbours in the Persian Gulf appear to be gaining momentum, even as Iranian and US naval manoeuvres raise tensions in the waterway carrying about one-fifth of world oil supplies, writes Vahe Petrossian.
The US$34 billion Ichthys LNG project in northern Australia has hit another contractor-related snag, this time with UK contractor Laing O’Rourke demobilising roughly 800 onshore workers, writes Russell Searancke.