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Angola Seeks to Reduce Gas Flaring to Capture Revenue

Oct 09, 2019

Angola wants to cash in on the roughly 3 billion cubic feet per day of associated natural gas it produces, most of which is now flared, the petroleum minister said on Wednesday.The announcement of efforts to generate more revenues by reducing…

Senegal Delays Oil Licensing Round

Oct 09, 2019

Senegal has delayed the launch of an oil and gas licensing round due on Wednesday until November 4 as contract documents still need to be finalized, oil minister Mahamadou Makhtar Cisse said.'We need to ensure the legal framework for investors…

Energy Recruiters Name Scotland Regional Manager

Oct 08, 2019

Norway-headquartered MDE Group, a global provider of energy recruitment services, continues to implement its UK sector growth strategy, by announcing the appointment of its first regional manager in Scotland.The company is a familiar name in the North Sea…

Johan Sverdrup Comes On Stream

Oct 05, 2019

Production has commenced from the giant Johan Sverdrup field in the Norwegian North Sea, operator Equinor announced on Saturday.The largest development in Norway for three decades, the mega project has started up more than two months ahead of and NOK 40 billion ($4…

Mexican Government Not Seeking to Control Zama

Oct 03, 2019

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday that his government is not seeking to take control of the Zama oilfield discovery, which is currently operated by a private consortium led by U.S.-based Talos Energy.Reuters reported earlier this week that Mexico's national oil company…

Equinor Sells 25% Stake in German Wind Farm

Oct 03, 2019

Norway's Equinor has agreed to sell a 25% stake in Germany's Arkona offshore wind farm for around 500 million euros ($547.85 million), almost doubling the value of its investment, the company said on Thursday.The buyers are funds advised by Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners…

Japan JV Sells Frade Stake to PetroRio

Oct 03, 2019

Japan's Inpex Corp, Sojitz Corp and Japan Oil, Gas and Minerals National Corp (JOGMEC) said on Thursday they exited the Frade oil field in Brazil by selling their stakes to partner PetroRio S.A.The three entities, which owned an 18.3% stake in the oil field through a joint venture…

Partners Walk Away from Mexico Gulf Project

Oct 03, 2019

A consortium formed by Hokchi Energy, Talos Energy and Wintershall Dea has given up a Mexican oil contract in the Gulf of Mexico's shallow waters due to lack of commercial discovery, the country's oil regulator said on Wednesday.As part of Mexico's flagship energy reform…

Australia's Explorers Step Up Oil Hunt

Oct 01, 2019

Australia's oil exploration has picked up over the past year following the country's biggest find in more than two decades, and could drive a resurgence in production that has fallen to a near 50-year low.A successful hunt for liquids could eventually beef up fuel security in Australia…

14 Firms to Bid in Brazil's Massive TOR Auction

Sep 30, 2019

Fourteen companies have been officially approved by Brazilian authorities to participate in an oil bidding round in November, in which total signing bonuses are expected to be the biggest so far, exceeding $25 billion, national oil regulator ANP said on Monday…

Chrysaor Acquires Conoco's UK North Sea Assets

Sep 30, 2019

North Sea oil producer Chrysaor completed on Monday a $2.675 billion acquisition of ConocoPhillips' British North Sea oil and gas business, cementing the private equity-backed firm's position as one the basin's top producers.The Conoco assets will add around 72…

Hibernia Platform Resumes Production

Sep 27, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp on Friday said production has resumed at its Hibernia oil platform in Canada. Production was shut last month due to a power outage.Hibernia has been producing oil since 1997 and sits roughly 315 km (200 miles) east of St. John's…

Malaysia Could List Petronas' Exploration Arm

Sep 27, 2019

Malaysia is considering listing the exploration and production arm of state energy company Petronas, the world's third-biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas, state news agency Bernama reported on Friday citing Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad…

Var Energi Buys Exxon's Norway Assets for $4.5 Bln

Sep 26, 2019

ExxonMobil said on Thursday it will sell its Norwegian upstream oil and gas assets to independent exploration and production company Vår Energi for $4.5 billion as part of an ongoing large-scale global divestment plan.The deal, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter…

Delek Offered Funds to Invest in Ithaca

Sep 24, 2019

Israeli oil and gas company Delek has received an offer from an unnamed investor for a potential investment of up to $250 million into its North Sea focused subsidiary Ithaca Energy.'Delek Group, received a signed offer from an international…

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