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Frequent Hurricane Shutdowns Weigh on US Energy Results

4 hours ago

As crews began returning to U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore facilities on Thursday, this year's repeated oil and gas production halts were already hitting energy firms' results.Eight named storms entered the U.S. Gulf of Mexico this year, most…

Aker BP Posts Higher Than Expected Operating Profit. Cuts Capex Guidance

10 hours ago

Norwegian independent oil firm Aker BP reported on Thursday higher-than-expected operating profits for the third quarter and slightly cut its expected spending for the full year.Operating profit rose to $242 million from $196 million in the same quarter a year ago…

CEO Says Shell's Oil Production Peaked in 2019

13 hours ago

Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday raised its dividend after easily beating quarterly profit forecasts and CEO Ben van Beurden said the group's oil output probably peaked in 2019 as he spearheads a transition to low-carbon energy.The Anglo-Dutch company hit record earnings from its vast retail division…

Eni Posts 3Q Loss. Output Drops but Full Year Forecast Unchanged

Oct 28, 2020

Italian energy group Eni's balance sheet remains strong, it said on Wednesday after swinging to a third-quarter net loss as the coronavirus crisis took its toll.The company said it recorded an adjusted net loss of 0.15 billion euros ($177 million)…

Hess Cuts 2020 Output Forecast Slightly Due to Hurricanes, Lower SE Asia Production

Oct 28, 2020

U.S. oil and gas producer Hess Corp reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss on Wednesday and slightly lowered its full year production forecast, as its operations were hit by hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and lower production in South East Asia…

Number of Offshore Exploration Wells in Norway at 14-year Low

Oct 27, 2020

Oil firms are expected to drill just 30 exploration wells off the coast of Norway this year, the lowest level in 14 years as companies seek to manage spending amid a pandemic, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said on Tuesday.The search…

Hurricane Zeta Enters Gulf of Mexico. Oil Firms Shut 16% of Output

Oct 27, 2020

Energy firms and ports along the U.S. Gulf Coast were bracing on Tuesday for another test as Hurricane Zeta, the 11th hurricane of the season, entered the Gulf of Mexico.BP, Chevron and Equinor evacuated oil workers and Royal Dutch Shell paused…

Triangle Energy Starts Work to Bring Two Offshore Wells Back Online

Oct 27, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Triangle Energy has started works to bring back online two wells at the Cliff head offshore field in the Perth Basin, Australia.The two wells, CH-6 and CH-7, were shut in June. CH-6 was shut due to a pump failure…

Gulf of Mexico: LLOG Finds More Oil at Spruance. Eyes Tieback to EnVen's Platform

Oct 27, 2020

U.S. Gulf of Mexico focused oil company LLOG on Monday reported 'continued successful drilling results' at its Spruance offshore discovery, as well as the finalization of development plans for the field. The Spruance discovery is located in…

U.S. Offshore Oil Workers Flee from Rigs as Another Storm Heads for Gulf of Mexico

Oct 26, 2020

Oil producers on Monday were evacuating offshore production platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as the 27th named storm of the season strengthened overnight and looked likely to threaten the United States as a hurricane.BP, BHP Group Ltd, Chevron Corp…

Saudi Energy Minister: We Should Look at All Options to Cut Emissions, Not Get Rid of Oil, Gas

Oct 26, 2020

Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Monday the world should be looking at all options to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases in its fight against climate change, but that getting rid of oil and gas would be 'far-fetched and unrealistic'…

Chevron Bets on Middle East Gas Riches and Reconciliation

Oct 26, 2020

After years of focusing on U.S. shale, Chevron Corp is staking its natural gas future on the Middle East, a volatile and divided region where energy majors have long tread warily.CEO Michael Wirth's pivot away from home is underpinned by a bet…

Egypt: BP Brings Online Qattameya Offshore Gas Field

Oct 26, 2020

Oil and gas major BP has started gas production from its Qattameya gas field in the East Nile Delta offshore Egypt.The field, discovered in 2017 and located in the North Damietta offshore concession, is ‎expected to produce up to 50 million cubic feet of gas per day…

BP Leads New UK North Sea CCS Consortium

Oct 26, 2020

Oil major BP said Monday it had, together with Eni, Equinor, Shell, Total, and National Grid, formed a partnership to develop offshore carbon dioxide ‎‎(CO2) transport and storage infrastructure in the UK North Sea.'This ‎infrastructure will…

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