Licensing and Upstream Petroleum Fiscal Regimes: Assessing Lebanon, Cyprus and Israel’s Choices

Doubts have been raised and criticisms continue to be made about Lebanon’s choice of upstream petroleum fiscal terms and strategies […] Read More

Privatisation and the UK Energy Industries

Lord David Howell, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Crystol Energy, will open the debate on the “Case for private ownership […] Read More

Black Gold – Still a Man’s World?

I am standing on the main oil producing platform of Gullfaks C, the heaviest infrastructure ever made by man, 150 […] Read More

Did the UK Miss Out on £400 Billion Worth of Oil Revenue? – Keith Myers and David Manley, NRGI

The UK and Norway oil and gas sectors provide an ideal comparison through which to compare the outcomes from different […] Read More

Zohr Field: Eni’s Latest Gas Discovery

Dr Carole Nakhle, Director, Crystol Energy, comments on Eni’s latest gas discovery, Zohr field, in Egypt, in an article written […] Read More

Thomas Lassourd and Dr Carole Nakhle on oil prices, fiscal policy, contract negotiations

Dr Carole Nakhle, Director of Crystol Energy discusses with Thomas Lassourd from the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) the impact of falling […] Read More

The New Geopolitics of Oil: Winners and Losers

The fall in the oil price, from highs of more than $100 per barrel from 2011 to mid-2014, to $50-60 […] Read More

Middle East and North Africa oil producers are facing a new price reality

There is no shortage of news in the media about the negative impact of lower oil prices on the economies […] Read More

G7 in Bavaria: A Fairy-tale Summit

Following the recent G7 meeting in Bavaria the media focussed heavily on the eye-catching commitment of the seven leaders to […] Read More

Lower oil prices: an opportunity for oil and gas companies

The global drop in oil prices has analysts mulling over the shrinking profitability of the oil industry. But it is […] Read More