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World's Largest Ocean Current Energy Project On

May 31, 2019

OceanBased Perpetual Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Florida Atlantic University’s Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) to assist the company to develop commercial ocean current energy project…

Total Plans to Produce at Absheron in 2021

May 30, 2019

French oil firm Total plans to start production at Azerbaijan's Absheron gas field in the Caspian Sea in 2021 after getting positive results from the drilling of a first well, a senior company official told Reuters.The decision to start production at the field…

Lukoil 2020 Capex May Exceed $8 Bln

May 30, 2019

Russian oil producer Lukoil's capital expenditure may exceed $8 billion next year, the company's Vice President Pavel Zhdanov said on Thursday.The oil producer sees its capex at between 475 billion and 500 billion roubles this year, depending on the global oil deal between OPEC and its allies…

South Africa Approves Azinam Offshore Farm-in

May 30, 2019

South Africa continues to make progress in its endeavor to woo increased investment in the country’s highly under-developed offshore oil and gas market as the government’s slow and delayed plan to make cuts on crude oil imports begins to take shape…

Norway Sets Deadline for Mature Area Licenses

May 29, 2019

Norway has asked oil firms to apply for exploration blocks in its so-called mature areas licensing round by August 27, with up to 90 blocks on offer, the Ministry of Oil and Energy said.In March, the ministry announced the predefined areas (APA) licensing round for 2019…

Eni Adds Blocks Offshore Mozambique

May 29, 2019

Eni announced Wednesday it has gained rights to explore and develop three deepwater offshore blocks offshore Mozambique.Through a farm-in agreement, signed with ExxonMobil Moçambique Exploration & Production Limitada and authorized by Mozambican institutions…

Neptune on Track for 155,000 Boed in 2019

May 29, 2019

Private equity-backed Neptune Energy expects output to slip to 155,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed) this year, it said on Wednesday, as it reported operating cashflow of $362.3 million for the first quarter.It produced 162,000 boed…

Norway Oil Workers Threaten Strike

May 29, 2019

Around 200 Norwegian offshore oil and gas workers plan to go on strike on June 4 unless pay negotiations lead to a deal with employers, the Lederne labour union said on Wednesday.A strike would hit seven offshore fields and at least two of those would have to shut production…

Asian Renewables Investment on the Rise

May 28, 2019

Renewable energy investment in the Asia-Pacific region will overtake spending on oil and gas exploration by 2020, consultancy Rystad Energy said on Monday.Total capital expenditure in renewables will rise above $30 billion in the region by 2020…

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…

Petrobras Nears Sale of Offshore Oilfields

May 28, 2019

Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA is nearing the sale of two oilfields in a process that could fetch around $1 billion and aid the state-run oil firm in its bid to reduce debt.Petrobras, as the company is known, has set a June 5 deadline to receive…

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…

Total, ENI Awarded Blocks off Ivory Coast

May 24, 2019

Ivory Coast has awarded four new offshore oil and gas blocks, two to France's Total and two to Italy's ENI, government spokesman Sidi Toure said on Wednesday.Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa producer, is seeking to develop it long-neglected oil sector…

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…

Sierra Leone Restarts 4th Licensing Round

May 23, 2019

Sierra Leone has put on a brave face and announced a rehashed package for bidders interested in taking part in its fourth hydrocarbons licensing round that was suddenly put on the ice in September 2018 after a new administration took charge…

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