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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…

Norway's April Oil Output Higher Than Expected

May 21, 2020

Norway's oil output jumped more than expected in April, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said on Wednesday, while forecasts for the remaining year's production were cut in line with the government's decision following May's OPEC+ meeting…

Oil Price at Highest Since March

May 21, 2020

Oil rose on Thursday to its highest since March, supported by lower U.S. crude inventories, OPEC-led supply cuts and recovering demand as governments ease restrictions on people's movements imposed due to the coronavirus crisis.Crude prices have slumped in 2020…

Wintershall Dea Earnings Drop

May 20, 2020

German oil and gas company Wintershall Dea reported a sharp drop in earnings in the first quarter of 2020, prompting it to cut costs and reduce oil and gas exploration.Production amounted to 626,000 barrel of oil equivalent per day (mboe/d) in Jan-March…

Repsol Given Green Light to Use Maersk Inspirer at Yme

May 19, 2020

Spanish oil company Repsol has been given a green light to use the Maersk Inspirer jack-up rig at the Yme field, in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The consent, granted by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, to connection, completion, and…

Petronas Farms Out Part of Suriname Offshore Block to Exxon

May 19, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has completed the farm-down of a 50% stake in an offshore Suriname block to a subsidiary of ExxonMobil.The offshore block, known as Block 52, is located north of the coast of Paramaribo, Suriname’s capital city…

Neptune Energy Terminates Deal to Buy Edison's North Sea Business

May 19, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has terminated the agreement to acquire Edison E&P’s UK and Norwegian subsidiaries from Energean Oil and Gas. Neptune will pay a $5 million termination fee to Energean.The two companies had last year agreed…

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