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Guyana Received $4.9M in Oil Royalties in 1Q

May 26, 2020

Guyana received $4.9 million in royalty payments for oil production at the offshore Stabroek block in the first quarter, the finance ministry said on Monday, a period that included the South American country's first crude exports.The crude produced…

Conrad: Mako Discovery One of 'Largest Ever' in West Natuna Basin

May 26, 2020

Conrad Petroleum, the operator of the Duyung offshore block in Indonesia containing the Mako gas field, has said that an independent resource audit has shown that  Mako is one of the largest gas fields ever discovered in West Natuna Basin.Following the drilling campaign completed in late 2019…

Siemens Gamesa's Giant New Wind Turbines Planned for Taiwan Offshore Wind Project

May 26, 2020

Offshore wind turbine builder Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is planning to deploy its recently unveiled 14MW wind turbines for an offshore wind project in Taiwan.SGRE, which launched its new SG 14-222 DD offshore Direct Drive wind turbine with 14-megawatt (MW) capacity last week…

QP: North Field Works Going Full Steam Ahead

May 25, 2020

Qatar Petroleum's Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi in a webinar last week said the country was pressing ahead with the giant offshore North Field expansion despite the dire situation in the energy market where he feels it'll take 1-2 years for demand to…

Poland's PGNiG Expects Over 100,000 Tons of Oil from Skogul in 2020

May 25, 2020

Polish oil company PGNiG said Monday it expects to produce about 115 tons of oil from the Skogul field offshore Norway in 2020.First oil from Skogul, located in the North Sea, offshore Norway was achieved in March, 2020. was achieved during the quarter…

Oil Steadies as Demand Uncertainty Tempers Supply Cuts

May 25, 2020

Oil prices, which have been driven higher for the past four weeks, were steady on Monday, with holidays in Singapore, London and New York dampening trade, as rising concerns over demand recovery offset supply cuts.Brent had eased by 5 cents…

Gas Output to Resume at Israel's Leviathan After Brief Halt

May 25, 2020

Production at Israel's offshore Leviathan natural gas field will resume in the coming hours after an emergency shutdown on Saturday, the project's operator Noble Energy said [on Saturday].The platform's flare system had been activated to burn off excess gas…

Malaysia: Tanjong Baram Field Contract Terminated

May 22, 2020

Malaysia's Uzma Energy Ventures has said that the Tanjong Baram small field risk service contract between Petronas and Uzma & EnQuest joint venture has been terminated.The contract's objective was to develop and produce petroleum from the Tanjong Baram field…

Trafigura Takes a Bet with North Sea Oil

May 22, 2020

Commodities trader Trafigura has seized the moment and taken a rare dominant position in the North Sea crude market over the past two weeks as oil demand jumped, trading sources said.A combination of OPEC-led global production cuts, cheap freight rates…

Hurricane Energy Shuts Lancaster Well. Suspends Output Guidance

May 22, 2020

Hurricane Energy has shut down an offshore well at its Lancaster field in the UK as its testing to produce oil simultaneously from two wells with the aim to reach 20,000 bopd proved unsuccessful. As a result, Hurricane has backtracked on its 2020 output guidance of net 17…

Qatar Petroleum to Cut Spending by 30%

May 22, 2020

Qatar Petroleum will slash its spending by around 30% this year in the face of the sharp drop in oil and gas prices due to the coronavirus epidemic, its Chief Executive said on Thursday.Speaking during a webcast organized by the U.S-Qatar Business Council…

CNOOC Starts Production from Penglai Oilfield Project

May 22, 2020

China's CNOOC said Thursday that Penglai 19-3 oilfield area 4 adjustment/Penglai 19-9 oilfield phase II project had started production.The Penglai 19-3/19-9 oilfields are located in Bohai Bay with an average water depth of approximately 28 meters…

Woodside to Boost Vincent Crude Quality to Ride VLSFO Demand

May 21, 2020

Woodside Petroleum will improve the quality of Vincent crude by increasing its flash point from July so that it can be blended into very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) and capture higher premiums, two sources told Reuters.Among crude grades, heavy sweet oil…

ABS Launches Guidance and Notations for FPSOs in Brazil

May 21, 2020

Offshore classification company ABG has launch what it says is industry’s most comprehensive support package for offshore operators in Brazil’s complex regulatory environment, with a detailed technical advisory and two new notations.The ABS…

Azerbaijan's Jan-April Oil Output Flat

May 21, 2020

Azerbaijan's oil and gas condensate output was flat in January-April at 12.4 million tonnes compared with 12.44 million tonnes in the same period last year, the Energy Ministry said on Thursday.Natural gas output rose to 13.4 billion cubic meters (bcm) in the first four months of 2020 from 11…

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