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Petrobras Eyes Sale of Albacora Offshore Fields

Sep 25, 2020

Brazilian national oil company Petrobras has launched a teaser for the potential sale of its interests in Albacora and Albacora Leste deepwater offshore blocks in Brazil.Petrobras is selling a 100% operated working interest in the Albacora offshore…

Looming Strike Could Close 22% of Norwegian Oil and Gas Output

Sep 25, 2020

Norwegian oil firms plan to close down 22% of the country's oil and gas output, or 900,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, if workers go on strike next week, the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (NOG) said on Friday.Some 324 workers out of 7…

The Philippines: Shell Looking to Sell Malampaya Stake

Sep 24, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell PLC is looking to sell its 45% stake in the Malampaya gas-to-power project in the Philippines, a key power source for the country's main island of Luzon, its local unit said on Thursday.'As part of an ongoing portfolio rationalization…

Dolphin Drilling Adds Ex-Nordea Director as New Board Member

Sep 24, 2020

Offshore drilling company Dolphin Drilling has appointed Ronny Bjørnådal (48) as a Non-Executive Director of its Board of Directors.Bjørnådal was previously Managing Director and Head of Global Maritime Loans in Nordea, the largest financial institution in the Nordics…

Report: Premier Oil Wants Another Price Cut for BP North Sea Deal

Sep 24, 2020

Struggling oil and gas producer Premier Oil has begun talks with BP to lower for the second time a $210 million deal to acquire stakes in two North Sea oilfields, sources told Reuters on Wednesday.Premier is seeking to reduce the cash payment…

Scottish DeepWind, German WAB in Offshore Wind, Green Hydrogen Collab

Sep 23, 2020

DeepWind, a Scottish offshore wind supply chain cluster has signed a collaboration agreement with its German counterpart WAB, to promote offshore wind and green hydrogen generation.The north of Scotland’s offshore wind cluster organization,…

Report: Shell in Major O&G Cost-cutting Push to Prepare for Energy Transition

Sep 21, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell is looking to slash up to 40% off the cost of producing oil and gas in a major drive to save cash so it can overhaul its business and focus more on renewable energy and power markets, sources told Reuters.Shell’s new cost-cutting review…

CNOOC Brings Online South China Sea Oil Project

Sep 21, 2020

Chinese national oil company CNOOC has produced the first oil from the Liuhua 16-2 oilfield / 20-2 oilfield joint development project.Liuhua 16-2 oilfield / 20-2 oilfield joint development project is located in the eastern South China Sea. The…

Offshore Wind Turbines: Size Really Matters, Rystad Says

Sep 18, 2020

With the offshore wind industry growing, even during the global pandemic, offshore wind turbines are expected to grow in size and capacity, too, and Rystad Energy believes bigger is better.As previously reported, Siemens Gamesa in May announced…

Petronas Pays $700M in Tax to Sarawak State after Dispute Settlement

Sep 18, 2020

Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas on Thursday paid over $700 million in sales tax to the energy-rich state of Sarawak, in a settlement that could open the way to more such payments to state governments.The payment comes just two weeks after…

Petrobras Changes Name of Lula Offshore Oil Field After Lawsuit

Sep 17, 2020

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has changed the name of Lula  - one of its largest offshore oil fields - back to Tupi.Petrobras had renamed the field from Tupi to Lula in 2010, however, a court recently ordered it to change the name as, while the word Lula means 'squid' in Portuguese…

OPEC+ to Meet Amid Oil Price Decline

Sep 17, 2020

OPEC and allies, led by Russia, are scheduled to hold an online meeting on Thursday to discuss compliance with their agreed output cuts and demand trends amid falling oil prices and a faltering economic recovery outlook.The key OPEC+ panel will…

Oil Prices Fall on Demand Worries, Expected Restart of U.S. Gulf Platforms after Hurricane

Sep 17, 2020

Oil prices fell on Thursday, after rising steeply in the two previous sessions, as concerns about weak fuel demand re-emerged and producers in the Gulf of Mexico prepared to resume output following Hurricane Sally.Brent crude futures fell 67 cents…

COLUMN - Crude Oil Industry is Starting to Hear Echoes of Coal's Demise

Sep 17, 2020

If 2020 had been anything close to a normal year, the oil and gas industry would have just wrapped up its annual gathering in Singapore, most likely reassured of its ongoing essential role in humanity's future.But this is far from a normal year…

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