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Venezuela: FSO Nabarima Finally Offloads Crude, Paving Way for Offshore Field Output Restart

Apr 09, 2021

A floating facility off the Venezuelan coast has finished offloading crude stored in it for the past two years due to U.S. sanctions, paving the way for output to resume in an oilfield, an official of the facility's operator said on Thursday…

Brazil: Enauta Gets Approval to Take Barra's Stake in Atlanta Field

Apr 09, 2021

Brazilian oil company Enauta has received regulatory approval to take full ownership of the Atlanta offshore oil field in Brazil, following the decision by its partner Barra Energia to exit the field located in the Santos Basin.Enauta said that…

Jersey Oil & Gas Completes Cieco V&C Acquisition

Apr 07, 2021

UK-focused oil and gas company Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG) has completed the acquisition of Cieco V&C, a company that owns an interest in JOG-controlled Licence P2170, in the UK North Sea, from the Japanese companies Itochu and Jogmec.Under the agreement first announced on November 26…

Gas Leak Prompts Shutdown of Two Alaska Platforms

Apr 06, 2021

Hilcorp Energy Co. has shut down two oil platforms in Alaska’s Cook Inlet in response to a natural gas leak discovered last week.The affected platforms account for roughly an eighth of the total Cook Inlet basin oil production of a little more than 11…

Eni Finds Oil Offshore Angola. First Production Expected within Six Months

Apr 06, 2021

Italian oil and gas company Eni has made a new light oil discovery in Block 15/06, in Angola’s deep offshore. Eni said Tuesday that the well was drilled on the Cuica exploration prospect located inside the Cabaça Development Area and close to the Armada Olombendo FPSO (East Hub)…

OPEC+ Bets Crude Oil Demand will Recover as Fast as Output Returns

Apr 06, 2021

The move by the OPEC+ group of oil exporters to ease their output restrictions from May onwards is effectively a bet that the current soft demand for crude will improve at the same pace as production returns.If history is a guide, it will be extremely difficult to get that balance correct…

Flare Structure Installed on Energean Power FPSO

Apr 06, 2021

Construction of the Energean Power FPSO, destined for Energean's Karish field off Israel, has recently reached what has been described as a 'major milestone' with the installation of the flare on the FPSO in a Singapore shipyard.Technip Energies…

2021: A Year of Offshore Energy Potential

Apr 05, 2021

After what has seemed like the longest year ever, the offshore energy sector is emerging from a position of strength, from the standpoint of both economics and sustainability. Between the lockdowns implemented to reduce COVID-19, which reduced energy demand…

Total Won't Stop Gas Production in Myanmar. Says Abandoning Offshore Field Would Hurt Workers, Cities

Apr 05, 2021

French oil and gas group Total said it would not stop producing gas on its Yadana fields in Myanmar as long as operations remained safe, in part to protect employees there who might otherwise risk repercussions from the military junta.Total…

Indian Oil Corporation Buys Its First Johan Sverdrup Crude Cargo

Apr 05, 2021

State-run refiner Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has made its first purchase of Norway's Johan Sverdrup crude, buying four million barrels via a tender as it speeds up diversification of crude imports, two trade sources told Reuters on Monday…

Petronas Declares Force Majeure on Offshore Field in Myanmar

Apr 05, 2021

Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas said on Friday that its Myanmar unit had declared force majeure on its Yetagun field on Thursday due to depletion of gas production.The decision came after challenges that resulted in the production rate…

Floating Production Systems Market Bounces Back on Recovering Oil Prices

Apr 02, 2021

Orders for production floaters have bounced back over the past month driven by rising crude prices, according to Jim McCaul, head of offshore business intelligence firm World Energy Reports.McCaul bases his assessment on data in a new floating…

OPEC+ to Ease Output Cuts from May

Apr 02, 2021

OPEC+ agreed on Thursday to gradually ease its oil output cuts from May, after the new U.S. administration called on Saudi Arabia to keep energy affordable for consumers.The group, which has implemented deep cuts since a pandemic-induced oil price collapse in 2020…

Oil Prices Up as OPEC+ Meets to Decide on Output Policy

Apr 01, 2021

Oil prices rose on Thursday on optimism over a U.S. government spending plan and hopes that OPEC and its allies will keep production curbs in place when they meet on Thursday.Brent crude was up by 91 cents, or 1.5%, at $63.65 a barrel by 0849 GMT…

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