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RWE Open to Partnerships in US Wind

May 15, 2019

German utility RWE would consider teaming up with peers and oil companies to make a move in the U.S. wind market, its chief financial officer Markus Krebber said on Wednesday.RWE will become Europe's third-largest renewable group following a deal to acquire the green energy units of E…

Rovuma LNG Gets Government Green Light

May 14, 2019

The government of Mozambique has approved development plans for the ExxonMobil-led Rovuma LNG project, which will produce, liquefy and market natural gas from three reservoirs located in the Area 4 block offshore Mozambique, two of which straddle the boundary with neighboring Area 1…

Eni Makes Discovery Offshore Ghana

May 10, 2019

Italian supermajor Eni said it has found gas and condensate in the first exploration well drilled in CTP-Block 4, approximately 50 kilometers off the Ghana coast.The well was drilled on the Akoma exploration prospect and proved an estimated…

Timeline: Occidental's Anadarko Victory

May 10, 2019

Before Occidental Petroleum Corp clinched a deal on Thursday to buy Anadarko Petroleum Corp for $38 billion, it pursued its U.S. oil and gas exploration and production rival for nearly two years, culminating in the sector's most high-profile public contest since the 1980s…

Brazil Sets Parameters for Mega Oil Auction

May 10, 2019

Brazil's national energy council on Thursday published updated parameters for a massive oil auction scheduled for later this year, including minimum levels of profit-sharing with the government, while also urging a shakeup in the refinery sector…

Ghana's Pecan Field Approval Seen by Q3

May 10, 2019

Aker ASA expects Ghanaian authorities to approve a revised $4.4 billion development plan for the offshore Pecan oilfield by the end of the third quarter of 2019, the Norwegian investment firm's chief executive told Reuters on Friday.The company…

Shell to Invest $2 Bln per Year in Brazil

May 09, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell has plans to invest about $2 billion per year in Brazil through 2025, Chief Executive Ben van Beurden told newspaper Valor Econômico in an exclusive interview.Its investment plans could be increased to allow the company to bid in three upcoming oil and gas auctions…

DNV GL Launches Cognitive "Mining" Tool

May 09, 2019

DNV GL has launched Deep Search, a technology that will enable secure, fast and efficient processing of company knowledge and data. Deep Search is a cognitive “mining” tool that uses text and image recognition technologies making it possible to search for text in different format of documents…

Mozambique LNG FID in June, says Anadarko

May 09, 2019

Anadarko Petroleum, the U.S. independent energy group in the midst of a takeover, said on Wednesday it was ready to make a final investment decision on its $20 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique on June 18.Chief executive…

Chevron Backs Out of Anadrako Takeover Battle

May 09, 2019

US oil major Chevron has stated that it will not make a counter proposal for Anadarko Petroleum, following Occidental's counter bid. Chevron said that: 'Under the terms of its previously announced merger agreement with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation…

Otto Takes Control of Gulf of Mexico License

May 09, 2019

Otto Energy now owns 100% interest in the VR 232 license in the shallow water US Gulf of Mexico after acquiring the remaining 50% working interest Byron Energy.VR 232 is adjacent to Otto’s 50% owned South Marsh Island Block 71 oil field and production platform…

Exxon to Invest $100 Mln in Low Emission Tech

May 09, 2019

US oil giant ExxonMobil says it plans to invest up to US$100 million over 10 years in developing lower emission technology, working with the US' Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and National Energy Technology Laboratory…

North Sea Helicopters Vote to Strike

May 09, 2019

Helicopter pilots in the North Sea have voted to strike over pay. The pilots, employed by CHC Scotia, voted in favour of taking industrial action in a dispute over pay earlier this week (May 7). The ballot conducted among members of the British…

Airborne, Simeros Target New Riser Technology

May 08, 2019

Dutch technology firm Airborne Oil & Gas and Brazilian engineering company SÍMEROS TECHNOLOGIES are working together to deliver the first qualified thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) risers in deepwater Brazil. The two companies announced that…

DNO to Drill Highest Number of Wells in its History

May 08, 2019

Norwegian exploration and production company DNO says it plans to drill 48 wells this year, the highest number in the company's 48-year history. The drilling program, comprising 25 development/infill wells and 11 exploration/appraisal wells…

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