International vs. National Oil Companies—What’s the difference?
The differences between IOCs and NOCs are not black and white but filled with ambiguities. Curtis Whitson discusses some of the ways that they differ and are alike.
IOCs and NOCs: The Fourteen (and plus) Sisters
TWA Editor Luis Ayala discusses the rise of the "new Seven Sisters" and previews the content of the current TWA issue.
The Role of IOCs and NOCs in Developing Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs
It may not matter whether the IOCs or the NOCs are in charge. The work to be done is the same and the same people will likely be doing it. Unconventional resources already comprise 40% of production in North America and they are expected to grow globally.