Potential in Canada campaign

Statoil’s planned two-well wildcatting campaign off Newfoundland, Canada, this year clearly indicates how important this new play is to the company, despite being located in deep, harsh, sub-Arctic waters.

North Sea clean-up debate

Shell’s submission this week of plans for the final and largest phase of decommissioning at its Brent field will hopefully turn up the volume a notch on a debate about the fate of the UK’s ageing platforms.

A tough call for Nigeria

Nigerian oil production may soon emerge from the doldrums, if you believe the likes of Austin Avuru, chief executive of local independent Seplat Petroleum.