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Norway Oil Industry Eyes Investment Growth

May 28, 2019

Oil and gas companies working in Norway have hiked their 2019 and 2020 investment forecasts as they add more field development plans, a survey by the country's statistics agency (SSB) showed on Tuesday.Higher investment raises the prospect of further interest rate hikes by Norway's central bank…

A New Well, a New Offshore Bonanza

May 28, 2019

Whatever its investments in wind, Equinor on Monday received a much anticipated greenlight to drill for oil in a mature quadrant of the North Sea, where success with the drill bit could again change field economics for the giant Johan Sverdrup field — and other…

Pemex Promised $7.3 Billion in Tax Relief

May 24, 2019

Mexico's government aims to give $7.3 billion in tax relief to heavily indebted state oil company Pemex, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday, in an effort to cool fears over its financial viability and the impact on the wider economy…

Banff FPSO Contract Extended

May 23, 2019

Teekay said it has entered into an agreement with Canadian Natural Resources (CNR) to extend the employment of the Petrojarl Banff FPSO unit on the Banff field in the UK North Sea for a period of one year to the end of August 2020.According to Teekay…

Shell Starts Production at Appomattox

May 23, 2019

The Shell-operated Appomattox floating production system in the US Gulf of Mexico has been brought into production several months ahead of schedule, the British-Dutch supermajor announced on Thursday.The ultra-deepwater Appomattox development…

Jadestone Produces First Oil From Stag Well

May 23, 2019

Asia Pacific focused independent oil and gas company Jadestone Energy announced on Thursday that the Stag 49H infill well offshore Australia has started producing at a rate of 1,400 bopd.After concluding drilling operations on May 6, 2019, the…

Petrobras Interested in Two TOR Auction Areas

May 22, 2019

Petroleo Brasileiro said on Tuesday it is interested in exercising its preferential right to tender in two areas in an auction of excess oil from the so-called 'transfer of rights' (TOR) area, according to a company filing.The Brazilian state…

Norway's April Oil Output Lags Forecast

May 22, 2019

Norway's oil production fell 8.8 percent year-on-year in April to 1.38 million barrels per day, lagging the official forecast for the month by 0.6 percent, Norway's Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said on Wednesday.Including condensate and natural gas liquids (NGL)…

Subsea Templates Installed on Nova Field

May 20, 2019

Two subsea templates have been installed for the Wintershall Dea operated Nova project offshore Norway, marking the first operational landmark for the new company formed from the May 1 merger of Wintershall and DEA.The Nova oil field, located in the Norwegian North Sea…

North Sea Oil Production May Go Down

May 17, 2019

On top of production declines in Iran and Venezuela, ongoing OPEC cuts, Urals contamination outages in Russia and maintenance in Kazakhstan, North Sea production is also struggling, Rystad Energy said.'Currently we see unplanned outages at Oseberg and Flotta with combined impact of 160…

Lukoil Starts Two Wells in the Baltic Sea

May 16, 2019

Russian oil company Lukoil said it has commenced commercial operation of two wells at D41 offshore field in the Baltic Sea. Construction of one of the wells finished on February 6, 2019, the other was completed on May 7, 2019.The field is operated…

Premier Oil Raises Output Guidance

May 16, 2019

Britain's Premier Oil increased its 2019 production guidance on Thursday, saying output had been boosted by efficiency measures and a late sale from its now-divested Pakistan oil fields.The company said it now expects output to reach 75,000 to 80…

Statfjord Loading Still Shut After Spill -Equinor

May 16, 2019

Equinor has still not identified the source of an oil spill at its Statfjord field in the North Sea, and the loading of crude onto tankers remains shut, the Norwegian company told Reuters on Thursday.The leakage consisted of 'small observations' of oil on the surface of the ocean…

Brent Oil Climbs Toward $73

May 16, 2019

Oil prices rose on Thursday for a third day running as fears of supply disruption amid heightened tensions in the Middle East overshadowed swelling U.S. crude inventories.Brent crude futures were up $1.03 cents at $72.80 a barrel by 1344 GMT…

Oil Spill at Statfjord

May 15, 2019

An unspecified amount of oil was observed on the sea surface early Wednesday morning in connection with loading oil from buoy to shuttle tanker on the North Sea Statfjord field, Equinor announced.The loading operations were stopped when this was discovered…

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