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Brent Hits One-month High, U.S. Oil Tops $32 as Lockdowns Ease

May 18, 2020

Oil prices jumped on Monday, with benchmark Brent hitting a one-month high and U.S. crude topping $30, supported by optimism about the reopening of economies and output cuts by major producers. Brent crude was up $2.32, or 7.1%, at $34.82 a barrel by 1344 GMT…

Delek Looking to Sell Karish & Tanin Royalty Rights

May 18, 2020

Israeli energy conglomerate Delek Group said on Sunday it was in talks to sell royalty rights to two small natural gas fields and was amending its proposed share offering.Delek said it planned to sign a 300 million shekel ($85 million) deal…

McDermott Nets 'Sizeable' Offshore Platform Design Deal in Middle East

May 18, 2020

Offshore engineering and construction company McDermott has said it has been given 'a sizeable' contract from a Middle East customer to carry out front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for offshore riser platform topsides.McDermott, which didn't say who the client was…

ODE Selected as Duty Holder at Babbage Platform

May 18, 2020

Offshore service provider ODE, part of DORIS Group, has won a duty holder contract from NEO Energy (NEO) for the Babbage field in the Southern North Sea.'This is a significant ODE milestone as the first installation and pipeline operator (duty holder) appointment in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)…

Aquaterra Energy in Trinidad Offshore Platform FEED

May 18, 2020

Offshore engineering firm Aquaterra Energy has been awarded the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) contract by DeNovo Energy for a second Sea Swift platform to be located in the Zandolie field, off of the west coast of Trinidad and Tobago…

Lundin Cuts 2020 Oil Output Goal, Raises Long-term Target

May 18, 2020

Lundin Energy has cut its 2020 oil and gas output target after Norway's decision to reduce production along with OPEC+ producers, the Swedish company said on Monday.The company has a 20% stake in the Equinor-operated Johan Sverdrup field, which reached phase-one plateau output of 470…

Petrobras Sees No Need to Cut Oil Production

May 15, 2020

Brazil's state-run Petrobras sees no need for cuts in oil production, executives say, as the market for its crude remains robust in China, while domestic demand for fuel picks up amid social distancing fatigue in Latin America's largest economy…

Saudi Arabia Must Keep Cool and Balance Deep Oil Cuts with Need for Gas

May 15, 2020

Saudi Arabia's sweltering summer may complicate the kingdom's pledge to deepen oil production cuts.Curbing crude output means lower production of associated gas, a byproduct of crude extraction, which Saudi Arabia uses to power air conditioners…

VIDEO: SBM Offshore's Liza Unity FPSO Moves to Dry Dock

May 15, 2020

SBM Offshore, the Netherlands-based FPSO supplier, has shared a video of its Liza Unity FPSO Hull going into the dry dock in Singapore.The hull was ordered on speculation in 2017 as the first of what are now five hulls being built as part of SBM Offshore's Fast4Ward standardized-FPSO-hull program…

Brazil's Petrobras Warns Economy has Changed Forever. Books $11.2B Impairment

May 15, 2020

Brazil's Petrobras took a 65.3 billion real ($11.2 billion) impairment on its exploration and production assets on Thursday, warning investors that changes in consumer behavior resulting from the coronavirus pandemic would likely be permanent…

International Public Tender for High Resolution Surveys

May 14, 2020

Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd. (the 'Company'), an Israeli fully owned governmental company, hereby invites Israeli and non-Israeli bidders to submit Bids for the performance of Surveys of its Offshore Line Gas Transmission System (the 'Tender')…

'We Won't Just Weather the Crisis, We'll Come Out Stronger,' SBM Offshore CEO Says

May 14, 2020

SBM Offshore, one of the world's largest FPSO solutions providers, on Wednesday slightly reduced 2020 guidance due to uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the low oil price environment, but the CEO is optimistic the company will not just weather the storm…

IEA: Early Signs of Recovery Visible, But Oil Demand Still Set For Record Fall

May 14, 2020

Oil demand is still set for a record fall in 2020, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday, but it trimmed its forecast for the drop citing easing lockdown measures.Demand is expected to fall by 8.6 million barrels per day (bpd)…

Three Firms Compete for Dorado FPSO FEED. WHP Shortlist 'Soon'

May 14, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Santos, with its partner Carnarvon, is progressing works on the development of the Dorado oil field off W. Australia, with pre-FEED contracts for the FPSO awarded to three 'world-class' contractors. The final investment decision date however…

Mubadala, Tap Oil Sanction Three-Well Drilling Program at Manora Field

May 14, 2020

Mubadala Petroleum and its partner Tap Oil have approved the 2020 Manora field development drilling program, with the first well set for spud this week.Tap Oil said Thursday that the three-well drilling campaign at the Gulf of Thailand would…

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