Offshore Energy News


Anadarko Approves $20 Bln Mozambique LNG Project

Jun 18, 2019

U.S. energy firm Anadarko Petroleum Corp gave the go-ahead on Tuesday for the construction of a $20 billion gas liquefaction and export terminal in Mozambique, the largest single LNG project approved in Africa, according to the government of Mozambique and energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie…

Norway Wants to Open New Offshore Wind Areas

Jun 18, 2019

Norway will seek to open two areas for the construction of floating offshore wind parks, which combined could hold a turbine capacity of up to 3.5 gigawatts (GW), the Norwegian oil and energy ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.The oil-producing…

Okea Expects Foreign Majors to Leave Norway's Offshore

Jun 18, 2019

Norwegian oil firm Okea predicts all oil majors, except Norway's Equinor, will leave the Norwegian continental shelf in 10 years, opening up opportunities for smaller, independent firms, its chief executive said on Tuesday.The British and Norwegian sections of the North Sea…

Further Delay in Barryroe Project Loan

Jun 18, 2019

Ireland's offshore Oil and gas company Providence Resources has again pushed back a deadline to receive $9mln of funding from Apec, its farm-in partner in the key Barryroe site off the south west coast.The loan from Barryroe's Chinese backer was due by June 14…

Abadi LNG Development Deal Reached

Jun 17, 2019

Japan's biggest oil and gas explorer Inpex Corp and the Indonesian government signed a basic agreement on the development of Indonesia's Abadi liquefied natural gas (LNG) project on Sunday, moving forward the $15 billion project.Inpex President Takayuki Ueda said the Japanese company…

West Africa Offshore Outlook

Jun 17, 2019

The outlook for West Africa’s offshore oil and gas market remains positive despite some hiccups hinged on delay by some countries in the region to align their hydrocarbon regulations to prevailing market trends and the intensifying global competition…

Norwegian Sea Gas Province an Oil Draw

Jun 17, 2019

Equinor announced on Monday that it has discovered oil and gas in separate formations of cut by the same well, and all indications are that a new oil-heavy play in a Norwegian Sea gas province may create a rush to oil if the area’s notoriously splintered geology can be mastered…

Australia Dominates China's LNG Supply

Jun 14, 2019

Australia's fast-expanding liquefied natural gas industry has this year been supplying the lion's share of China's growing demand for imports of the commodity, with appetite surging as Beijing shifts away from dirtier fuels such as coal.Australia…

Norway Green Lights Gullfaks Boost

Jun 14, 2019

Norway has approved Equinor's project to boost oil recovery from the Gullfaks field in the North Sea by 17 million barrels, the energy ministry said on Friday.The project, which aims to produce oil from the Shetland/Lista dense lime reservoir located above the field's main reservoir…

Brazil Postpones Santos Basin Bid Round

Jun 13, 2019

Brazil's oil regulator ANP announced on Thursday preliminary rules for a major oil auction in the pre-salt area in the Santos basin and postponed the bidding round to Nov. 6 from Oct. 28.The preliminary rules will be in public consultation until July 3…

Oil Prices Jump 2% After Tanker Attacks

Jun 13, 2019

Oil prices settled 2.2% higher on Thursday after attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman stoked concerns of reduced crude trade flows through one of the world's key shipping routes.The attacks near Iran and the Strait of Hormuz reignited…

Norway Wealth Fund to Drop ConocoPhillips, Hess

Jun 13, 2019

Norway's wealth fund will have to divest its holdings in ConocoPhillips and Hess after both U.S. oil companies were added to a list which effectively excludes them from the Nordic country's portfolio.As part of Norway's efforts to shift its $1 trillion 'rainy day' fund away from oil…

Subsea 7 Wins Johan Sverdrup 2 Contract

Jun 13, 2019

Subsea 7 announced Thursday it has been awarded a contract for subsea pipelines and associated marine operations in the second phase of the large scale Johan Sverdrup project, in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.The contract, awarded by…

Bids for Petrobras' Shallow Water Fields Surpass $1 Bln

Jun 13, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Thursday it received final proposals for shallow water fields Polos Enchova and Pampo that surpass $1 billion in value, according to a securities filing.The transaction is still subject to internal approvals…

EuroAsia Still on PCI List

Jun 13, 2019

The EuroAsia Interconnector, the Israel-Cyprus-Greece electricity link remains on the official list of European projects of common interest (PCI) making it eligible to receive some €300 mln in EU grants for the Crete-Attica sector of the cable…

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