Cuttings


The PNG powerhouse

Papua New Guinea’s Oil Search made a smart move in 1998 when it found an employment opportunity for Gerea Aopi who, like the company itself, has gone on to make a significant impact in the country.


Estrella stars in pre-salt rant

Former Petrobras exploration and production director Guilherme Estrella has always been a staunch Brazilian nationalist with close ties to the Workers’ Party (PT), which ruled for more than 13 years until Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment.


Obiang Jr gets clamped

Swiss prosecutors have clamped down on the ostentatious spending of the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president after seizing 11 of his luxury cars over allegations of money laundering.


Galveston readies rig show

The Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid in Galveston, Texas will soon be bringing the US Gulf Coast’s oil industry to life with a new exhibit featuring a sunken replica drilling rig.