Libya has entered a “rare period of political stability” but it faces two major challenges, according to a recent Verisk Maplecroft report.
The energy transition is a “political risk nightmare” for hydrocarbon-export reliant states, a new report from Verisk Maplecroft has said.
Protests continued in Senegal on March 8 as a leading opposition politician faced charges of sexual assault.
The increasing geopolitical rivalry between the U.S. and China has more than a 50% chance of spilling over into some form of military confrontation in the year ahead. This could involve threats, posturing, or the actual use of force, as well as have serious implications for energy companies and markets.
There is a high risk that political turmoil in Myanmar will negatively affect the energy sector, however, Chinese companies look set to benefit from the tumultuous environment, according to Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research.
The apparent overthrow of the Aung San Suu Kyi administration by the Myanmar military threatens more than $1 billion of potential upstream investment in the Southeast Asian nation.
Beijing is expected to keep harassing oil and gas operations in disputed areas of the South China Sea this year, particularly offshore Malaysia.
With Myanmar’s general elections in the rearview mirror, upstream development expenditure could more than double to over $1 billion by 2023 compared to this year’s spend.
Libya has launched Sarir Oil Operations as a joint operating company to operate Contract Areas 91 and 107, previously held by Wintershall.
Chevron is seeking contractors for a major retirement campaign across the Gulf of Thailand as the Southeast Asian nation braces for a huge wave of decommissioning.
The National Oil Corp. (NOC) has lifted force majeure from the Sharara oilfield, following an agreement with the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG).
The National Oil Corp. (NOC) has lifted force majeure at the port of Zueitina and the associated oilfields, operated by Zueitina Oil Co. (ZOC).
Analysts are expecting a backlash from Beijing as Malaysian national oil company (NOC) Petronas prepares to drill in gas-rich Block SK 316 in the South China Sea off the eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak.
Foreign investors have become increasingly concerned about Tanzania since the election of John Magufuli to the presidency in 2015.
The Government of National Accord’s (GNA) push into Sirte risks triggering a broader conflict, as Egypt warns the city is off limits to the Tripoli administration.
Talks are under way to restart Libya’s oil exports.
Libya’s National Oil Corp. (NOC) has announced that the El Feel field has stopped producing following the arrival of an armed group.
Amidst the oil price crash crisis and the pressure on companies, opportunities are emerging for those with resources.
The Libyan National Army (LNA) has suffered major setbacks in its attacks on Tripoli, home of the Government of National Accord (GNA).
China has arguably triumphed in its face-off with Malaysia over oil and gas exploration in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.
Nigeria and Angola face particular pressures as a result of the oil price crash, a new report from Verisk Maplecroft has warned.
A four-month long standoff over oil and gas operations in the South China Sea is intensifying between Malaysian, Chinese, and Vietnamese ships, though all three governments have managed to keep it out of the public eye, until very recently.
The Libyan National Army’s (LNA) decision to halt exports from a number of ports brings more pressure to bear on the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) but does little to upset the international oil market.
Tunisia has recently elected a new president, demonstrating the strength of its democratic institutions. The country’s hydrocarbons industry continues to struggle, though.