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Fugro Completes USV Remote Inspection for Woodside

Aug 06, 2021

Fugro has used its first operational Blue Essence uncrewed surface vehicle (USV), the 12 m Fugro Maali, to complete an entirely remote nearshore inspection of three gas trunklines in the North West of Australia for the Woodside operated North West Shelf Project…

Woodside Hikes Scarborough Cost Estimate to $12 Billion

Aug 05, 2021

Woodside Petroleum Ltd, Australia's top independent gas producer, said on Wednesday it had raised the cost estimate for its Scarborough project by 5% as it worked towards a final investment decision this year.Woodside has pinned its hopes on Scarborough…

IOG Spuds Blythe Development Well

Aug 03, 2021

U.K. gas company IOG announced the spudding of the Blythe development well in the U.K. North Sea.Following Elgood, Blythe is the second development well in IOG's Phase 1 project and is expected to take under three months to drill and complete…

Oil Search, Santos Close to Deal to Create Top 20 Global Oil Firm

Aug 02, 2021

Oil Search said on Monday it intended to recommend an improved buyout offer from Santos Ltd, worth A$8.4 billion ($6.2 billion), in a deal that would create a top-20 global oil and gas company.The merged group would own oil and gas assets in Australia…

Turkey Finds More Natural Gas in the Black Sea

Jun 04, 2021

Turkey has discovered 135 billion cubic meters of additional natural gas in the southern Black Sea, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, raising the total discovery in the region to 540 billion cubic meters.Last year, Turkey's drillship…

Gazprom Reports 89% Profit Fall

Apr 29, 2021

Russia's Gazprom on Thursday reported an 89% fall in 2020 net profit to 135.3 billion roubles ($1.8 billion), hurt by lower prices and sales and a huge rise in costs including a foreign exchange-related loss, but it expects a recovery in 2021…

OMV Expects Strong Second Half of 2021

Apr 29, 2021

Austrian oil and gas group OMV said it sees strong improvement in the second half of 2021 as it reported a better-than-expected quarterly core profit on Thursday thanks to higher oil prices and gains from the acquisition of plastics maker Borealis…

Wintershall Dea Q1 Operating Profit Jumps 47%

Apr 27, 2021

Wintershall Dea posted a jump in first-quarter financial results thanks to record production and recovering oil and gas prices, the German-Russian producer said on Tuesday.Its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization, and exploration expenses (EBITDAX)…

Eni Starts Gas Production at Merakes Project off Indonesia

Apr 27, 2021

Italian supermajor Eni said it has commenced gas production from the deepwater Merakes project, located in the East Sepinggan block in the Makassar Strait, offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia.The development sits in approximately 1,500 meters water depth in the Kutei Basin…

Mubadala in Talks to Buy $1.1 Billion Stake in Israeli Gas Field

Apr 26, 2021

Delek Drilling said on Monday it has signed a non-binding deal to sell its stake in the east Mediterranean natural gas field Tamar to Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Petroleum for $1.1 billion.The deal, if finalized, would be among the most significant…

Indonesia's First-quarter Oil, Gas Liftings Miss Targets

Apr 26, 2021

Indonesia's first-quarter crude oil and natural gas liftings missed their targets because of technical issues at wells and postponements at a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, data from upstream oil and gas regulator SKK Migas showed on Monday…

Total Declares Force Majeure on $20B Mozambique LNG Project After Attacks

Apr 26, 2021

French energy group Total declared force majeure on its $20 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique and confirmed it had withdrawn all staff from the construction site following insurgent attacks last month.Dozens of civilians…

NOVATEK Elects New Board of Directors

Apr 23, 2021

Russia's largest independent natural gas producer PAO NOVATEK announced Friday that the annual general meeting of shareholders (AGM) approved the election of members to the board of directors.The following members were elected to the board of directors:Andrei I…

Santos Posts 9% Revenue Rise, Sees Higher LNG Prices in Q2

Apr 21, 2021

Australian gas producer Santos Ltd on Thursday posted a 9.2% rise in first-quarter revenue, helped by firmer commodity markets as global economies recover from last year's pandemic lows, and forecast stronger liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices for the second quarter…

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