Obscure Chinese oil companies in the SCS

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Online, South China Sea | No Comments


An article I wrote for The Economist, telling the story of two relatively obscure Chinese oil companies and their contrasting approaches to exploring for oil in the South China Sea. Brightoil is going down the conventional route – risking confrontation with Vietnam – while Fosun has bought Roc and is working under Malaysian regulations. The full story is available here.