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China's CNOOC Reports 16% Rise in Net profit in 2019

Mar 25, 2020

China's national offshore energy producer CNOOC Ltd reported a 15.9% rise in 2019 profit on Wednesday, its best performance in five years thanks to higher oil and gas output and persistent cost control.CNOOC, one of the industry's lowest-cost explorers and producers…

CNOOC Eyes 'Significant' Spending Reductions

Mar 25, 2020

Chinese offshore oil and gas specialist CNOOC Ltd said on Wednesday it will 'significantly' reduce capital spending this year amid sharply lower global oil prices.The state-backed energy company saw limited impact on its operations from the…

CNOOC Names New President

Mar 20, 2020

Chinese oil company CNOOC has announced the appointment of Hu Guangjie executive director and president of the company. In a statement on Friday, CNOOC said that Xu Keqiang had resigned as the President of the Company, but would remain an Executive…

China's CNOOC to Load First Cargo of Guyanese Oil Soon

Mar 20, 2020

China's state-controlled oil company CNOOC Ltd is scheduled to load in the coming days its first cargo of crude from Guyana's offshore Liza oil project, the South American country's Director of Energy Mark Bynoe said.CNOOC has a 25% stake in…

Energean Power FPSO Hull to Sail Away in "Coming Weeks"

Mar 19, 2020

Israel-focused oil firm Energean expects the hull of its Energean Power FPSO will set sail from China in the coming weeks, easing concerns of potential further delays, after it last month warned over the possible impact of the coronavirus outbreak in China on the FPSO construction…

Husky Energy Delays Projects, Cuts Upstream Capex by $900M

Mar 13, 2020

Canadian oil and gas company has cut its CAPEX and production guidance for 2020 amid the volatile oil market environment. The cuts will be made in its upstream business with projects put on hold in China, Indonesia, and Canada.The company has slashed its 2020 capital program reduced by $900 million…

Ocean Installer Wins Subsea Cable Installation Job in China

Mar 10, 2020

Norway's offshore installation company Ocean Installer has won a deal to deliver and install a subsea power cable in China, as part of CNOOC Liuhua 16-2 oil field development in the South China Sea.In what is the company's second contract in China…

CNOOC Pondering Internal Merger for Gas, Power Unit

Mar 10, 2020

China National Offshore Oil and Gas Corp (CNOOC) is set to inject its struggling natural gas terminal and power unit into its flagship listed vehicle CNOOC Ltd, three senior sources with knowledge of the matter said. The plan for the internal merger…

CNOOC Brings Bozhong 34-9 Field Online

Feb 12, 2020

China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) has started oil production from its Bozhong 34-9 offshore oil field.The field, sitting in the south of the Bohai Sea in water depth of 18 meters, will at plateau produce 22,500 barrels of oil per day…

Rystad Slashes Oil Demand Forecast on Coronavirus Impact

Feb 11, 2020

Oslo-based energy market intelligence firm Rystad Energy has slashed its global oil demand forecast for 2020 by a quarter, citing the impact of the novel coronavirus.Rystad has pointed to the fact that the coronavirus epidemic in China has triggered…

Oil Slides Lower on China Demand, OPEC+ Cuts Worries

Feb 10, 2020

Oil prices slipped lower on Monday as traders assessed China's oil demand following the coronavirus outbreak and waited to see if major producers will cut output further to balance markets. Oil is off more than 20% from peaks struck in January…

Energean Braces for Coronavirus Impact on FPSO Delivery

Feb 06, 2020

The Mediterranean-focused oil and gas company Energean might see further delay with the delivery of its FPSO hull from China on the back of the Coronavirus outbreak in the country.Just last week, Energean said that the delivery of the hull of…

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…

CNOOC to Drill 227 Exploration Wells in 2020

Jan 13, 2020

Chinese oil company CNOOC plans to drill 227 exploration wells in 2020 and has set aside up to around $13,8 billion for capital expenditures, CNOOC's highest annual Capex since 2014, according to Reuters.CNOOC said Monday that its targeted net…

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