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Brazil, Petrobras Paving Way for Giant Tender

Mar 26, 2019

Brazil's government will announce 'within days' a deal with state-run oil company Petrobras to settle a multi-billion-dollar contract dispute and clear the way to auction billions of barrels of oil off of the Brazilian coast, a minister said on Monday…

Nord Stream 2 Expecting Denmark Approval

Mar 25, 2019

The Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline company expects to receive approval from Danish authorities for a 180-km stretch of the pipeline under the Baltic Sea in time to finish the pipeline by the end of 2019 as planned, a spokesman said on Monday…

Norway Oil Exploration Refunds Are Not State Aid -ESA

Mar 20, 2019

Norway's regulations allowing oil and gas companies to claim refunds for exploration spending do not constitute state aid, the European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority (ESA) said on Wednesday.'Having scrutinized it on the basis of a comprehensive complaint…

Brazil Likely to Pay Petrobras $10 Bln

Mar 19, 2019

The Brazilian government is likely to pay around $10 billion to state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA to settle the so-called 'transfer-of-rights' dispute, newspaper Valor Economico reported on Tuesday, though the parties have not agreed on final terms…

Orsted Seeks Ways to Avoid Brexit Tariffs

Mar 13, 2019

Denmark's Orsted is looking at ways to avoid potential tariffs on imports of components for its multi-billion pound British offshore wind farms in the event of a disorderly Brexit, the company's UK chief told Reuters.With only 16 days before Britain is due to leave the European Union…

Telford Offshore Cuts Share Count

Mar 06, 2019

International offshore services company, Telford Offshore, has unwound the share trust originally set up when it was formed via a corporate restructuring in February 2018.The 2018 restructuring brought the first four of Telford Offshore’s DP3…

Dutch Prosecutors Target Shell Over Nigeria Oil Deal

Mar 01, 2019

Dutch prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against Royal Dutch Shell over the $1.3 billion acquisition of an Nigerian offshore oilfield, ramping up pressure on the energy firm that already faces bribery charges in Italy over the case.Within hours of Friday's announcement on the Nigerian case…

DOE Chief Perry: OPEC Bill Could Spike Oil Prices

Feb 28, 2019

The United States needs to be cautious about pending legislation that would allow the Justice Department to sue OPEC and other oil producers over supply cuts because it could result in higher prices in the long term, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Thursday…

Workers at Total's North Sea Platforms to Strike

Feb 26, 2019

Workers at three of Total's North Sea oil and gas platforms will hold a series of strikes between March 11 and May 8, Britain's Unite union said on Tuesday.Unite members on the Elgin Franklin, North Alwyn and Dunbar platforms will take part in a continuous ban on overtime on March 11…

Shell: Nigeria Tax Claim May Delay Offshore Field

Feb 26, 2019

Shell upstream boss Brown sees 'no merit' in tax claim. Separately, Shell to fast track Whale development in Gulf of Mexico.Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday that Nigeria's claims that it was owed billions in taxes could delay the development…

Boskalis Buys UAE's Horizon Group

Feb 22, 2019

Dutch marine contractor Royal Boskalis Westminster has acquired a 62.5% majority stake in the UAE's Horizon Group to expand its surveying capabilities.According to press statement, the remaining 37.5% of the shares will be held by the incumbent management…

Ensco, Rowan Merger Approved

Feb 22, 2019

Offshore drilling contractors Ensco plc and Rowan Companies plc Rowan Companies plc have received the final approval for their merger, which was announced four months ago.In a joint announcement, shareholders for both companies voted to approve…

Citgo's New Board Arrives, to Hold First Meeting

Feb 21, 2019

A board of directors appointed this month by Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress to run state-owned oil firm PDVSA's U.S. unit Citgo Petroleum on Thursday was arranging its first meeting at the company's headquarters, according with two people familiar with the matter…

James Fisher Buys Saudi Offshore Firm

Feb 20, 2019

Marine and oil and gas services provider James Fisher and Sons (JFS) is expanding its footprint in the Middle East offshore market acquiring service provider Murjan Al-Sharq Marine Contracting LLC (MSMC) in Saudi Arabia.MSMC is an established service provider based in Saudi Arabia…

Petrobras Will Pay to End Whale Park Dispute

Feb 15, 2019

Brazil state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Thursday it had concluded a long-running dispute with the country's ANP petroleum regulator, agreeing to pay 3.5 billion reais ($940 million) to end an oil-royalty spat.Dating back to 2014…

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