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Oil Hits 2019 High

Apr 22, 2019

Oil prices jumped more than 2 percent on Monday to a near six-month high, on growing concern about tight global supplies after the United States announced a further clampdown on Iranian oil exports.Washington said it will eliminate in May all…

Woodside Q1 Revenue Rises 4%

Apr 18, 2019

Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd on Thursday posted a 4 percent rise in first-quarter revenue on higher realized prices for its oil and gas.Revenue rose to $1.22 billion for the three-months ended March 31, compared to $1.17 billion a year ago…

Chrysaor to Buy ConocoPhillips’ UK Assets

Apr 18, 2019

Chrysaor has reached a deal to acquire ConocoPhillips’ oil and gas exploration and production assets in the UK for $2.675 billion, the companies announced on Thursday.Full-year 2018 production and year-end 2018 proved reserves associated with the assets being sold were approximately 72…

Sudan Coup Puts Oil Plans in Disarray

Apr 18, 2019

The collapse of the regime of former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is likely to jolt the country's oil sector and could leave in disarray earlier approved plans to open up the country's offshore blocks in the Red Sea basin for exploration…

Santos Posts Record Production in Q1

Apr 17, 2019

Australia's No.2 independent gas producer Santos Ltd on Wednesday posted record quarterly production, boosted by its acquisition of Quadrant Energy assets, while sales revenue jumped 28 percent.Santos said production for the quarter ended March 31 rose to a record 18…

Equinor Scores Acreage Offshore Argentina

Apr 17, 2019

Equinor said it has added seven offshore exploration blocks to its portfolio, after presenting winning bids in the first open bid round for Argentinean offshore acreage in more than 20 years.The licensing round offered a total of 38 blocks,…

Tennet Relocates Submarine Cable from Borssele

Apr 17, 2019

The transmission system operator Tennet has moved the first submarine cable from the Dutch wind farm zone 'Borssele' to the transformer station.'TenneT has laid the first sea cable to connect the Alpha platform to the transformer substation in Borssele…

Interview: Astrid Skarheim Onsum, SVP, Head of Wind, Aker Solutions

Apr 16, 2019

Offshore renewable energy is gaining investment support in the United States, particularly on the east coast. While the U.S. is a full generation behind its European counterparts in tapping the wind as an energy source, if current plans come to fruition it could gain ground quickly…

Oil Edges Above $71

Apr 16, 2019

Oil held above $71 a barrel on Tuesday, supported by falling Venezuelan and Iranian exports and fighting in Libya that raised concerns of more supply threats, outweighing expectations of higher U.S. inventories.In Libya, fighting between Khalifa…

Santos Finds Gas Off Western Australia

Apr 16, 2019

Santos announced Tuesday it has confirmed significant gas resource in the Corvus-2 appraisal in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia.Corvus-2 is located in 63 meters water depth, approximately 90 kilometers northwest of Dampier in Commonwealth waters within petroleum permit WA-45-R…

Energean Reports Discovery at Karish North

Apr 15, 2019

Mediterranean focused Energean Oil and Gas announced Monday it has made a 'significant gas discovery' at the Karish North exploration well, offshore Israel.Preliminary analysis indicates initial gas in place estimates of between 1 Tcf (28 Bcm) and 1…

1000 Km of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Laid

Apr 15, 2019

1000 km of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has now been laid in the Baltic Sea in Finnish, Swedish and German waters.Two Allseas pipelay vessels - Pioneering Spirit and Solitaire - are currently installing the pipeline in Swedish waters.Some twenty…

Mexico to Offer Pemex One Year Lifeline

Apr 14, 2019

Mexico will offer its ailing state oil company Pemex a lifeline for only one year by dipping into its budget stabilization fund, Finance Minister Carlos Urzua said on Friday, ruling out that the government will absorb the debt.With $106 billion in financial debt…

Chevron to Buy Anadarko for $33 Bln

Apr 12, 2019

Chevron Corp on Friday said it will buy oil and gas producer Anadarko Petroleum Corp for $33 billion in cash and stock in a deal that doubles down on its bet on U.S. shale and LNG as U.S. energy production is shattering records.The deal makes Chevron the second-largest major by crude production…

Shell Sells Caesar Tonga Stake for $965 Mln

Apr 11, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell announced it will sell its stake in the deepwater Caesar Tonga field in the US Gulf of Mexico for $965 million in cash to a subsidiary of Israel's energy conglomerate Delek Group.Company unit Shell Offshore will sell its 22…

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