Head to Head


Learning to build up trust

IGas chief executive Stephen Bowler believes industry must learn how to communicate with the public if it wants to mitigate controversy and conflict — especially where shale in the UK is concerned


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.


Life in the industry spotlight

‘Career regulator’ Stuart Smith, who heads Australia’s offshore watchdog Nopsema, talks about BP’s Great Australian Bight decision and how the organisation has grown into its role