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PetroVietnam to Invest in Renewables Amid Shrinking Oil Output

Jul 08, 2020

Vietnam's state oil firm PetroVietnam is seeking to venture into renewable energy sources like wind farms and floating solar panels, as domestic crude oil production has peaked at most of its offshore oil fields.The company, formally known as Vietnam Oil and Gas Group…

Kosmos Energy in $200M Prepayment Deal for Gulf of Mexico Crude

Jun 29, 2020

Oil and gas company Kosmos Energy has into a crude oil prepayment agreement with commodities trader Trafigura for a portion of its production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The prepayment agreement provides up to $200 million of crude oil sales…

About 24% U.S. Gulf Offshore Oil Output Shut after Storm

Jun 11, 2020

About 24%, or 435,767 barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production, remain[ed] shut in the offshore U.S.-regulated Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday after Tropical Storm Cristobal, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said…

EIA Expects Brent to Average $48 a Barrel in 2021

May 13, 2020

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Tuesday noted the Brent oil price remained low despite the recent OPEC+ deal, but added it expected the prices to average $48 a barrel next year. It also warned that the forecast was subject to…

OPINION: Drowning in Oil, Regulatory Measures to Keep Prices Afloat

May 01, 2020

These days history seems to be in the making on a daily basis. On April 20, 2020, the price of the NYMEX West Texas Intermediate Sweet Crude Oil (WTI) futures contract for May delivery plunged into the negative, forcing sellers to actually pay…

Indonesia Cuts 2020 Oil, Gas Production Outlook

Apr 17, 2020

Indonesia's upstream oil and gas regulator SKK Migas has cut its full-year production outlook for the country, its chairman Dwi Soetjipto told reporters on Thursday, after reporting a drop in oil and gas output in the first quarter.The coronavirus…

Shell Working on FID for Mars Pipeline System Expansion

Feb 21, 2020

Shell Midstream Partners LP expects to take final investment decisions on expanding its Mars crude oil pipeline system in the Gulf of Mexico in the first half of the year, Chief Executive Kevin Nichols said on Thursday.Shell has seen significant interest from oil producers as the 600…

Pertamina, Petronas Swapping Crude Oil

Feb 18, 2020

Indonesia's state-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina signed a framework agreement with Malaysia's Petronas to sell and buy crude this year, Pertamina said in a statement on Tuesday.The agreement is a follow up to their plan last year to swap crude…

Japanese Quartet Moves Ahead with Marlim FPSO

Jan 31, 2020

Japanese companies MODEC, Mitsui, MOL, and Marubeni will jointly invest in the Petrobras-bound Marlim FPSO.MODEC in October 2019 received a letter of intent from Petrobras for the supply, charter, and operations of the Marlim-1 FPSO.Now Mitsui…

SOFEC to Supply Sangomar FPSO Turret Mooring System

Jan 20, 2020

SOFEC announced it has been awarded a contract from MODEC to supply an external turret mooring system for a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the Sangomar project offshore Senegal.SOFEC will be responsible for all engineering…

Aramco Mulls Offshore Oil Expansions

Jan 15, 2020

Saudi Aramco is continuing to focus significant efforts on crude oil expansion. The major expansions at Saudi Aramco’s offshore oil fields of Marjan, Zuluf, Safaniyah and Berri are expected to comprise the majority of the company’s upstream investment over the next three years…

Oil Prices Rise Ahead Of Trade Deal, Likely Stock Draw

Jan 14, 2020

Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday as investors focused on the signing of a preliminary trade deal between the United States and China, the world's top oil consumers, and on expectations of a drawdown in U.S. crude oil inventories.However, price gains were capped by receding Middle East tensions…

Shell Wins Auction for Guyana's First Liza Cargoes

Dec 26, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell won the rights to market Guyana's first cargoes of crude oil, the government said on Tuesday, just days after oil production began and launched the impoverished South American country into the ranks of world suppliers.An ExxonMobil-led consortium…

Brazil to Lead in Global FPSO Deployments

Oct 24, 2019

Brazil continues to drive global floating production storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs) deployment with 21 planned and announced FPSOs during the period 2019 to 2025, according to GlobalData.Brazil is expected to deploy a total of 11 planned and ten announced FPSOs by 2025…

Record US GoM Production Expected to Continue

Oct 16, 2019

Crude oil production in the US Gulf of Mexico will continue to set records through 2020, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects.The EIA said it anticipates average annual crude oil production in the US Federal Gulf of Mexico (GoM) in 2019 and in 2020 will top the 1…

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