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Falkand Islands Gov't Gives More Time to Sea Lion Field Partners

Mar 05, 2021

The Falkland Islands government has agreed to extend the terms of several offshore oil and gas licenses, including the one containing the undeveloped Sea Lion field, oil and gas company Rockhopper has informed.To remind, Premier Oil, the operator of the Sea Lion development…

Colombia: Oil and Gas Licensing Round Results Expected in November

Mar 05, 2021

Colombia will launch this month the schedule for its 2021 licensing round offering 32 blocks for oil and gas exploration and production, with results expected in November, the head of the nation's oil regulator told Reuters on Thursday.Last year…

Cavusoglu: Turkey, Egypt Could Sign Maritime Demarcation Deal

Mar 03, 2021

Turkey and Egypt could negotiate and sign a maritime demarcation deal in the eastern Mediterranean if their ties, which have been strained, allow for such a move, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.Ties between them…

Malaysia Petronas Launches Offshore Bid Round

Mar 02, 2021

Malaysian oil company Petronas launched the Malaysia Bid Round (MBR) 2021, through a virtual event held on February 26 2021.'With 13 exploration blocks being offered, the MBR 2021 is set to open up more investment opportunities for investors…

Norway Launches Consultation on Offshore Licensing Round with 84 New Blocks

Feb 25, 2021

Norway launched a consultation on Thursday on a 2021 licensing round in mature areas in which it offered 84 new blocks for petroleum exploration, including 70 in the Arctic Barents Sea.The maps attached to a statement by the Petroleum and Energy…

U.S. Designates Already Sanctioned Russian Ship as Helping to Build Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Feb 22, 2021

The Biden administration on Friday identified a Russian ship and a company it believes are helping to build the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, but the entities had already been sanctioned by the Trump administration and the project's opponents in Congress said the move would do little to halt work on it…

ConocoPhillips, Petronas Carigali Awarded Block Off Sabah, Malaysia

Feb 19, 2021

ConocoPhillips and Petronas Carigali have been awarded Block SB405, offshore Sabah, Malaysia, Petronas has informed.The offshore block is located in the North East Sabah basin, off the coast of Sandakan, with an area size of 5,857 square kilometers and in a water depth of up to 100 meters…

Myanmar Coup Won't Affect Offshore Exploration Plans, Woodside CEO Says

Feb 19, 2021

Australia's Woodside Petroleum sees the military coup in Myanmar as 'a transitionary issue' that would not affect its drilling in waters off the Southeast Asian nation, its chief executive said.His comments came as Australia, India, Japan, and…

Malaysia's Petronas to Offer 13 Offshore Blocks in Feb. 26 Bid Round

Feb 19, 2021

Malaysian national oil and gas company Petronas will be offering 13 offshore exploration blocks in Malaysia at the upcoming Malaysia bid round 2021 launch on February 26, 2021. Also included, Petronas said, are six discovered fields to incentivize…

U.S. to Unveil Nord Stream 2 Report. Sanctions May Take Time

Feb 19, 2021

The Biden administration is expected to name as early as Friday the companies it believes are helping build Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline, five sources said, a move that could eventually prompt sanctions on the nearly-completed project.The State Department report to Congress…

U.S. Lawmakers ask Blinken for Briefing on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Feb 18, 2021

Several U.S. Representatives on Wednesday raised pressure on the State Department to share plans on potential sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline Russia is racing to finish to take fuel to Europe.'If completed, Nord Stream 2…

Egypt Launches Oil and Gas Bid Round for 24 blocks

Feb 18, 2021

Egypt announced on Thursday the start of a bid round for exploration and exploitation of oil and natural gas in 24 blocks.The round, which concludes on Aug. 1, includes nine blocks in the Mediterranean Sea, 12 in the Western Desert and three in the Gulf of Suez…

Energy Charter Treaty Talks: EU to Seek Fossil Fuel Phase-out

Feb 16, 2021

The European Union's executive will push for a 10-year phase-out of the protection for fossil fuels under an international energy treaty, following calls from some countries to quit the accord unless it can be aligned with Europe's climate goals…

UK: Oil Firms Required to Support Net-Zero as OGA's Revised Strategy Enters Force

Feb 12, 2021

The UK oil and gas regulator Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) said Thursday that its revised strategy that features an obligation for the oil and gas industry to support UK's net-zero target had come into force on February 11.OGA's revised strategy was laid before Parliament on December 16…

USA: BOEM Names New Director

Feb 08, 2021

The U.S. offshore energy industry regulator Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday announced Amanda Lefton would be its new Director.Lefton most recently served as First Assistant Secretary for Energy and the Environment for New York…

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