Research

The following provides summaries of the research in progress by staff of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. The Institute’s unique multidisciplinary expertise allows it to examine the economics, the politics and the sociology of energy with a focus on oil and natural gas.

The specific subjects of research in progress, while set within these broad lines, necessarily reflects the particular research capacities, skills and interests of the research fellows.

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  • Steady Growth: Ghana’s Oil Industry in the Lower Price Environment

    By: Monica Skaten

    The discovery of the offshore Jubilee-field in 2007 put Ghana on the map as a commercial oil and gas producer. A decade after the discovery of the Jubilee-field there has been numerous notable events, including three presidential elections, a maritime border dispute and a drastic fall in the price of crude oil. Despite these developments, […]

  • Oil and gas in a new Libyan era: conflict and continuity

    By: Richard Barltrop

    Libya has long been an idiosyncratic political and governance context for the oil and gas industry. Since independence in 1951 the country has passed through sharply contrasting periods of politics and governance, each of which has intentionally and unintentionally shaped the industry. In the latest period, since 2011, armed conflict and insecurity – rather than […]

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