Offshore Energy News


Iberdrola Profits Up with Contribution from OWF

Jul 29, 2019

Spanish public multinational utility company Iberdrola said that its gross operating profit (EBITDA) grew by 12.5% to €4.99 billion, due to the positive performances in the United States, Mexico and Brazil and the contribution of the Wikinger offshore wind farm…

Anadarko Beats Profit Estimates

Jul 28, 2019

Anadarko Petroleum Corp, in its last earnings report before shareholders vote on its sale to Occidental Petroleum, on Friday reported a quarterly profit that topped analysts' estimates, as higher production offset lower prices for its oil.It…

Chevron Cleared to Stay in Venezuela

Jul 26, 2019

The Trump administration said on Friday it has renewed Chevron Corp's license to drill for oil and gas in Venezuela despite sanctions, signaling it sees value in having the U.S. oil producer operate in a country on the verge of economic and political collapse…

Eastern Med Shaking Up European Energy Politics

Jul 26, 2019

Discoveries of natural gas reserves in the Mediterranean Sea around Egypt, Cyprus, Israel and Greece are shaking up Europe’s energy politics. Traditionally, Russia has been Europe’s main supplier of gas, giving it significant influence over Europe…

EU Approves Support for French Offshore Wind

Jul 26, 2019

The European Commission said on Friday it approved French state aid for six offshore wind farms in France to help the country meet its climate and renewable energy targets.The farms, which will each have 62 to 83 wind turbines and an expected capacity of 450 to 498 megawatts…

Indonesia Offers Four New Offshore Blocks

Jul 26, 2019

Indonesia's energy ministry offered four new oil and gas blocks including Cendrawasih VIII block off Papua shore which is estimated to have 3.8 trillion cubic feet of gas and 1 billion barrels of oil resources, deputy energy minister Arcandra Tahar told reporters on Friday…

Chevron 'Hopeful' in Venezuela

Jul 25, 2019

Chevron Corp, the last U.S. oil company operating in Venezuela, said on Thursday it hopes to be able to remain in the Latin American nation as the Trump administration mulls whether to renew its license, expiring on Saturday, to do business there…

BP Inks JOA for Gambia Offshore Block

Jul 25, 2019

BP has signed an agreement with Gambia's national oil company to jointly operate the disputed deepwater Block A1 License offshore the West African country.In April, Gambia said it awarded BP the A1 block, one of two that the government had taken…

Petrobras Sells Shallow-water Fields for $1.5 Bln

Jul 25, 2019

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA signed on Wednesday two contracts to sell shallow-water oilfields in the basins of Campos and Santos for $1.5 billion plus $200 million in future payments, the company said in a securities filing…

Total Plans $5 Bln in Asset Sales

Jul 25, 2019

French energy giant Total will sell around $5 billion worth of assets, mostly from its upstream exploration and production business, as it seeks to focus on low breakeven projects that can weather weak oil prices, it said on Thursday.The company…

Tullow Enters Comoros Offshore

Jul 25, 2019

Multinational oil and gas exploration company Tullow Oil plc will in the next two months launch a bid to acquire 3,000 square kilometers 3D seismic survey after the firm successfully completed its entry into the Africa’s east coast volcanic archipelago of Comoros…

Trump Camp Split on Chevron's Venezuela License

Jul 23, 2019

The Trump administration is split over whether to renew a license this week for energy company Chevron Corp's operations in Venezuela, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo supporting a renewal and others opposing it, three sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday…

Qatar Petroleum Enters Three Blocks Off Kenya

Jul 23, 2019

Eni, Total and Qatar Petroleum have signed an agreement that will see the Qatari national oil company acquire stakes in three deepwater exploration blocks in the Lamu basin offshore Kenya.The L11A, L11B and L12 blocks are situated in what is…

Eastern Med Heats Up

Jul 22, 2019

Suppliers hoping to tap the fast-warming Eastern Mediterranean energy market need look no further than the consortia submitting bids on 12 of 19 exploration blocks offshore Israel.With gas-supply deals in place with Egypt, Jordan, Greece and domestic Israeli producers…

Petrobras Picks Trident in Oilfield Re-bid

Jul 19, 2019

Brazilian oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA has chosen a bid from Warburg Pincus-backed Trident Energy as the winner in a final 're-bid' for two offshore oilfields, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.Petrobras, as the Brazilian state-run oil company in known…

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