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BP to Reduce Fossil Fuels Production by 40% by 2030

Aug 04, 2020

Energy group BP will increase its low-carbon spending to $5 billion a year by 2030 and boost its renewable power generation to 50 gigawatts (GW) while shrinking oil and gas output by 40% compared with 2019, it said on Tuesday.The portfolio it plans to build would include renewables…

Neptune says Makes Largest Oil Discovery in Norway this Year

Aug 04, 2020

Neptune Energy has said it has made the largest oil discovery in Norway so far this year at its Dugong well in the North Sea.After announcing preliminary results in July, the company on Tuesday confirmed the commercial discovery of oil at the Dugong well (PL882)…

Oil Prices Inch Down as OPEC+ Set to Boost Production

Aug 03, 2020

Oil prices fell on Monday on fears about the economic fallout from rising COVID-19 cases around the globe and on oversupply worries as OPEC and its allies are set to wind back output cuts in August.Brent crude fell 18 cents, or 0.4%, to $43…

Irfaan Ali Sworn In as New President of Oil-Rich Guyana

Aug 03, 2020

Former Guyanese housing minister Irfaan Ali was sworn in as president of the newly oil-producing South American country on Sunday, after he was declared winner of a disputed March 2 election following a recount.Preliminary recount data released in June showed Ali…

NEO Energy Officially Takes Over Total's UK North Sea Fields

Aug 03, 2020

HitecVision-backed NEO Energy has completed the previously announced acquisition of a package of Total's assets in the UK North Sea.The transaction consists of four producing areas of the UK North Sea, with an average 2019 production of approximately 23…

Indonesia to Offer More Flexibility to Oil and Gas Explorers

Aug 03, 2020

Indonesia announced over the weekend that it had made revisions to a 2017 law that will give oil and gas investors more flexibility when choosing their contract options for exploration.The revisions, which came into effect on July 16, allow…

Eni Names CFO

Aug 03, 2020

Italian oil and gas company Eni has named Francesco Gattei as its Chief Financial Officer.In 2019, Gattei moved to Houston to become Eni's Upstream Director of the Americas, managing the E&P business in the USA, Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina…

UOG Takes Tullow's Stake in Walton Morant Block Offshore Jamaica

Aug 03, 2020

AIM-listed oil and gas company United Oil & Gas has been assigned Tullow's interest in the Walton Morant Licence, offshore Jamaica, and it now holds a 100 percent stake.UOG said Monday the Jamaican Government had assigned it Tullow Jamaica Ltd's…

ABS Class for First Taiwan-built Offshore Installation Vessel

Aug 03, 2020

Marine classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will provide classification services to the first floating heavy lift and installation vessel to be built in Taiwan.The vessel named the Green Jade has been commissioned by CDWE…

IOG Orders Two Platforms for North Sea Gas Development

Aug 03, 2020

UK-based oil and gas company Independent Oil and Gas has ordered two offshore platforms for its Core Project Phase 1 development in the North Sea.The Core Project comprises gas resources across six discovered UK Southern North Sea ('SNS') gas fields…

Egypt Says Turkish Seismic Survey Plans Could Encroach on Its Waters

Aug 03, 2020

Egypt said on Saturday that part of a seismic survey planned by Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean potentially encroached on waters where Cairo claims exclusive rights.An advisory issued last month by Turkey for the survey overlaps with Egypt's exclusive economic zone (EEZ)…

Exxon Reports Second Straight Quarterly Loss for the First Time in Years

Jul 31, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp reported a $1.1 billion loss for the second quarter on Friday, the first back-to-back quarterly loss for the U.S. oil giant in at least 36 years.Exxon stood out among its supermajor peers for not taking a large writedown on…

Leading Service Providers to Help Develop Barryroe Offshore Field

Jul 31, 2020

Irish oil and gas explorer Providence has shared a list of industry-leading service providers that are set to help develop its Barryroe oil and gas field offshore Ireland.Providence has been in Barryroe farm-out discussions with Norway-based SpotOn Energy…

Chevron Posts $8.3 Billion Loss

Jul 31, 2020

Chevron Corp on Friday reported an $8.3 billion loss on asset writedowns from plummeting fuel prices, a forced exit from Venezuela, and expenses tied to thousands of job cuts.Multibillion-dollar asset writedowns have become a prominent part of second-quarter energy results…

OHT's Alfa Lift Vessel to Install Dogger Bank A Wind Farm Foundations

Jul 31, 2020

Norway's Offshore Heavy Transports has won a contract to transport and install foundations for the first phase of Equinor's and SSE's Dogger Bank Wind Farm, Dogger Bank A, in the UK, using its foundation installation vessel Alfa Lift being built in China…

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