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ExxonMobil Forecasts Increases in Project Spending, Oil Output

Dec 06, 2023

ExxonMobil will target annual project spending of between $22 billion and $27 billion through 2027, the company said in an update that largely continues existing spending and production goals.The plan leaves out projected gains from the $60 billion acquisition of Pioneer Natural Resources PXD…

Investors Bet Against OPEC+ Raising Oil Prices

Nov 28, 2023

Investors are increasingly pessimistic about the outlook for crude oil prices as doubts grow OPEC+ will cut production enough to offset rising non-OPEC output and a deteriorating economic outlook.But many professional money managers are more optimistic about refined fuel prices…

North Sea Troll Oil Loadings to Fall, Oseberg Steady

Nov 28, 2023

January loadings of North Sea crude oil grade Troll will fall slightly from the previous month, with Oseberg loadings set to be steady from December, according to loading schedules seen by Reuters.A total of five cargoes - each 700,000 barrels - of Troll will load next month…

1 Million+ Gallons: Pipeline Leaking Oil in the Gulf of Mexico

Nov 20, 2023

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday said it was still looking for the source of a leak from an underwater pipeline off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico that it estimated had released more than a million gallons of crude oil.The 67-mile long…

Ghana Plans More Flexible Oil Royalties Regime to Spur Investment

Nov 16, 2023

Ghana plans to introduce a more flexible oil royalties regime as soon as next year to spur investment and reduce risk for energy companies, the head of the state oil sector regulator said on Thursday.Egbert Faibille Jr, CEO of Ghana's Petroleum Commission…

More Than 20 Companies Competing for Guyana's Oil Marketing Contract

Oct 17, 2023

More than 20 companies including Exxon Mobil, a unit of Saudi Aramco, BP and Shell have submitted bids to compete for a contract to market Guyana's share of oil production, the government said on Tuesday.The 12-month contract, which allows the…

DNV: “The Pace of the Transition is Far from Fast Enough”

Oct 11, 2023

DNV has released the 7th edition of its Energy Transition Outlook highlighting that global energy-related emissions are still climbing and are only likely to peak in 2024. “The pace of the transition is far from fast enough for a net-zero energy system by 2050…

Exxon, Hess Exit Kaieteur Offshore Oil Exploration Block in Guyana

Sep 28, 2023

U.S. oil producers ExxonMobil and Hess Corp have withdrawn from exploring the Kaieteur block in Guyana’s deepwaters, Exxon said on Thursday, after disappointing exploration results.The exit comes as the producers focus on their larger and highly productive Stabroek block…

Biden's Five-year Offshore Oil Plan to Have Historically Few Lease Sales

Sep 28, 2023

The Biden administration's five-year plan for offshore oil and gas leasing will not include any sales in 2024 and will feature the lowest number of auctions in the history of the program in the four years to follow, according to three sources familiar with the matter…

US Oil Output to Rise More than Expected in 2023

Sep 12, 2023

U.S. crude oil production is forecast to rise more than previously thought in 2023, while global oil inventories are expected to fall after Saudi Arabia extended output cuts this month, the Energy Information Administration said on Tuesday.U…

Petrobras Walks Back Four Divestment Processes

Sep 04, 2023

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras said on Monday it has decided to halt some key asset sales after concluding a broad revision of divestment processes, which were launched during the country's previous administration.The oil giant said…

Woodside’s Trion Receives Regulatory Approval

Aug 29, 2023

Woodside has announced that the Trion field development plan (FDP) has been approved by the Mexican regulator, Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH).Woodside’s final investment decision (FID) to develop the Trion resource, announced 20 June 2023…

Connecticut Oil Trader Hit Again in Petrobras Bribery Case

Aug 29, 2023

A Connecticut oil and gas trader already charged for his alleged role in a bribery scheme to win business from Brazil's state-owned Petrobras oil company was hit with additional charges on Tuesday, the Justice Department said.Gary Oztemel, of Riverside…

Eni Starts Production from Baleine Field in Côte d’Ivoire

Aug 28, 2023

Eni has started production of oil and gas from the Baleine Field, located in the waters offshore Côte d’Ivoire.The milestone comes less than two years after the discovery in September 2021 and less than a year and a half after final investment decision…

Petrobras CEO: Oil Industry is not the Villain

Aug 24, 2023

Petrobras CEO Jean Paul Prates participated in the CEO Oil and Gas Governors Meeting in Geneva this week and highlighted that it is crucial to raise people's awareness of the essential contribution of oil to the economy.The event was coordinated by the World Economic Forum…

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