Glimmer of hope in Nigeria

Nigeria continues to frustrate as politicians insist dialogue is bearing fruit while militant groups protest the contrary — and gunfire once more echoes throughout the oil creeks, writes Barry Morgan.


Africa lost in a maze of maritime border disputes

It is not often one sees lawyers taking centre stage at international oil conferences, but that’s what happened at last week’s annual African upstream convention in Cape Town, and they had a cautionary tale to tell of the continent’s maze of maritime border disputes.


Singapore braces for more pain

The Singapore government is considering further measures to help its offshore and marine contractors weather the current downturn, during which the marine and offshore engineering industry has seen several quarters of contraction, writes Amanda Battersby.