Financial Times  11 hrs ago  Comment 
After a difficult couple of years, trading in the oil major has once again become a very profitable activity. Yet there is more to do
Reuters  Jul 31  Comment 
(Recasts, adds CEO comment from strategy presentation, outlook)
Wall Street Journal  Jul 24  Comment 
The oil major said that Iain Conn will step down by the end of the year, as U.K. utility Centrica confirms it is in talks with Mr. Conn who may succeed Sam Laidlaw as CEO.
Financial Times  Jul 24  Comment 
Country’s government invites offers for a total of 95 exploration blocks, receiving bids for 26 blocks, as it seeks to develop unconventional deposits
Reuters  Jul 21  Comment 
Asian and western firms have bid to help operate the UAE's biggest oilfields after a deal with oil majors expired this year but the Gulf Arab state is yet to decide...
The Economic Times  Jul 19  Comment 
Oil & gas major Reliance Industries is likely to report a weak quarter today as its all three business segments may see a decline.
Reuters  Jul 8  Comment 
The chief executive of French oil major Total is giving himself until the end of the year to strike oil at a big new field somewhere in the world before considering whether to change direction and cut the exploration budget.
Reuters  Jul 1  Comment 
The ageing oil and gas network of the UK North Sea is seeing a welcome rise in interest from infrastructure specialists and pension funds, giving oil majors a chance to...
Financial Times  Jun 30  Comment 
Norwegian oil major says it will make a decision next year about how to develop the Johan Castberg field after disappointing drilling results


The oil majors are vertically integrated oil and gas companies involved in all stages of the oil industry - exploration, production, refining, trading, marketing, and, sometimes, transportation.

The supermajors are the six largest non-state owned oil companies, formed during the consolidation of the oil industry during the mid-1990s:

In the middle of the 20th century, the world's most powerful oil companies were known as the "Seven Sisters". On March 11th, 2007, the Financial Times named a "New Seven Sisters" (most of which are state-owned):

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