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Oil, Gas Players Optimistic on Profits

Jan 20, 2020

Companies  in the oil and gas sector are optimistic about their ability to achieve their financial targets for 2020, according to a survey from standards agency DNV GL.While the sector’s growth hangs in the balance for 2020, oil and gas leaders are optimistic that they will weather the storm…

SOFEC to Supply Sangomar FPSO Turret Mooring System

Jan 20, 2020

SOFEC announced it has been awarded a contract from MODEC to supply an external turret mooring system for a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the Sangomar project offshore Senegal.SOFEC will be responsible for all engineering…

Climate Activists Block Shell's Aberdeen Offices

Jan 16, 2020

Extinction Rebellion movements' climate protesters have blocked entry to Shell's offices in Aberdeen.'At 6.30 am this morning, ExtinctionRebellion Scotland blocked all entrances to the headquarters of the oil giant on Altens Farm Rd in the European Oil Capital Aberdeen…

Aramco Mulls Offshore Oil Expansions

Jan 15, 2020

Saudi Aramco is continuing to focus significant efforts on crude oil expansion. The major expansions at Saudi Aramco’s offshore oil fields of Marjan, Zuluf, Safaniyah and Berri are expected to comprise the majority of the company’s upstream investment over the next three years…

Oil Slips on Doubts About U.S.-China Deal, OPEC Outlook

Jan 15, 2020

Oil prices slipped on Wednesday on concerns that the U.S./China Phase 1 trade deal may not provide much of a demand boost because the United States intends to keep tariffs on Chinese goods until a second phase deal. Prices were also under pressure…

BW Energy Oslo Listing Set For 1Q 2020

Jan 15, 2020

BW Offshore's exploration and production subsidiary BW Energy is gearing up for an initial public offering of shares in the first quarter of 2020, and listing on the Oslo exchange an independent company.BW Energy was established by the FPSO…

Offshore Energy Enters New Investment Cycle

Jan 14, 2020

The offshore oil & gas industry is witnessing the beginning of what could be a new investment cycle as worldwide activity is ramping up.Rystad Energy, the energy research and business intelligence company, said  that offshore investments would climb 8% in 2020…

Oil Prices Rise Ahead Of Trade Deal, Likely Stock Draw

Jan 14, 2020

Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday as investors focused on the signing of a preliminary trade deal between the United States and China, the world's top oil consumers, and on expectations of a drawdown in U.S. crude oil inventories.However, price gains were capped by receding Middle East tensions…

The Future is in the North

Jan 13, 2020

Sea usesWhile others are known as rulers of the seas, Norway has been more known as users, locally and worldwide. No wonder, since Norwegian waters are covering an area of close to six times the size of the Norwegian land areas.There is considerable…

Zama a Giant Plus for Mexico

Jan 13, 2020

At 670 million barrels of recoverable oil, Mexico’s Zama field would be a nation-building giant in any prolific oil-bearing basin.That reserves estimate — made this week by Netherland, Sewell & Associates for Talos Energy, the Houston-based…

Batched Drilling Saves Rig Time at Mad Dog 2

Jan 13, 2020

With the Argos semisubmersible due to begin production from BP’s Mad Dog field in late 2021, the drilling team needed to ensure the drilling campaign stayed on schedule.BP did this by dedicating and integrating experienced drilling engineers and geoscientists to plan…

Equatorial Guinea To Add 20,000 BPD of Oil Production This Year

Jan 13, 2020

Equatorial Guinea will add 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil production by October, the country's oil minister said on Sunday. 'We expect an increase this year of around 20,000 bpd additional because of the new discoveries,' Gabriel Obiang Lima told reporters on the sidelines of an energy event…

Exploration in 2020: The Transition is Yet to Start

Jan 10, 2020

The Energy Transition and Extinction Rebellion may have led the energy news agenda and stimulated reflection in many exploration and production (E&P) boardrooms in 2019, but the impact on exploration drilling is not yet apparent. The global high impact well[1] count in 2019 was 91 wells…

Oil Prices Fall Further as Threat of Middle East War Recedes

Jan 10, 2020

Oil prices dropped on Friday extending days of losses as the threat of war in the Middle East receded and investors switched attention to economic growth prospects and the rise in U.S. crude oil and product inventories.Brent crude fell 20 cents…

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