Production News

Exxon Cutting Costs at Russia's Sakhalin-1 Project

May 08, 2020

Exxon Neftegaz Ltd (ENL) is adjusting the schedule and scope of some of its activities at the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas project in far eastern Russia as it moves to cut spending in response to the coronavirus crisis and weak oil prices, it said on Friday…

Shell Offers Mars Sour Crude Storage as Offshore Producers Keep Pumping

May 08, 2020

Shell Midstream Partners said on Thursday it is offering storage in its Mars Sour crude cavern on the U.S. Gulf Coast, as offshore producers are not cutting output like onshore shale drillers despite the oil price downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic…

Hess Posts Quarterly Loss, Deepens Spending Cuts

May 07, 2020

U.S. oil and gas producer Hess Corp on Thursday introduced deeper spending cuts after reporting a quarterly loss due to impairment charges of $2.25 billion on some oil-producing assets amid the coronavirus crisis.Stay-at-home orders designed…

Equinor CEO Doesn't Believe in Quick Oil Market Rebound

May 07, 2020

More global oil production curtailments will be needed to reduce the gap between supply and demand and normalize the oil market, the chief executive of Norway's Equinor said on Thursday.Eldar Saetre, who led the company through the previous market downturn in 2014-2016…

IOG Taps Subsea 7 for North Sea Project SURF

May 07, 2020

Offshore installation company Subsea 7 has won a contract by Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) to provide Subsea, Umbilicals, Risers, and Flowlines (SURF) for Phase 1 of IOG's Core Project in the UK Southern North Sea.Subsea 7 will be responsible for the project management…

Equinor Suspends 2020 Production Guidance

May 07, 2020

Equinor has suspended its 2020 oil and gas output guidance amid government-imposed curtailments and a glut of supply, and could take further action to scale back activity this year, the Norwegian energy firm said on Thursday.With operations from the North Sea to Africa…

Aker BP Cuts Dividend by Two-thirds on Oil Price Slump

May 06, 2020

Aker BP will cut its quarterly dividend payments by two-thirds due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the plunge in crude prices, the Norwegian oil firm said on Wednesday after reporting a better-than-expected first-quarter core profit.Earnings before interest…

Hibiscus in Oil Offtake, Funding Agreement with Trafigura

May 05, 2020

Bursa Malaysia-listed oil and gas firm Hibiscus Petroleum has signed agreements with global oil trader Trafigura for crude offtake and for future financing.The agreements include potential future offtake of crude oil by Trafigura from assets owned/projects undertaken by Hibiscus…

Total Keeps Dividend Steady in 'Exceptional Circumstances'

May 05, 2020

French energy major Total promised to pay a steady cash dividend and said it can break even with low oil prices after the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and a collapse in fuel demand led to a 35% first-quarter profit fall.It also raised its climate ambitions…

Oil Prices Extend Gains on Demand Hopes as Lockdowns ease

May 05, 2020

Oil prices jumped again on Tuesday on hopes for a recovery in vehicle traffic and fuel demand as some European and Asian countries along with several U.S. states began to ease coronavirus lockdown measures.West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were 7…

Coronavirus Pushes Oil Majors to Biggest Output Cuts in 17 years

May 05, 2020

Oil and gas output from some of the world's top oil companies is set to drop by nearly 11% in the second quarter of 2020 to levels not seen in at least 17 years, according to Reuters calculations. The output cuts are driven by an unprecedented…

Brazil Oil Production Rose in March Despite Pandemic

May 04, 2020

Brazil produced 2.973 million barrels per day of oil in March, up 0.1% from February and up 16.1% from the same month a year before, national oil regulator ANP said on Monday.The figures suggest that production cuts announced at the end of March…

Guyana Has No Plans to Cut Crude Output

May 04, 2020

Guyana has no plans to cut crude output despite a plunge in oil prices, the government's top energy official said on Monday, adding that shutting down production could prove costly and harm future output.Mark Bynoe, the director of the Department of Energy…

Petrobras Looking to Sell Manati Field Stake

May 04, 2020

Brazilian oil firm Petrobras is looking for a buyer for its entire stake in the Manati field, in the Camamu Basin, in the State of Bahia.The company on Monday started the opportunity disclosure stage for the stake sale in the shallow water field…

Petrobras' Oil Exports Hit New Record

May 04, 2020

Brazilian state-owned oil giant Petrobras said on Monday it exported a record 1 million barrels of oil a day in April, beating the previous record of 771,000 barrels a day in December last year.In a securities filing, Petroleo Brasileiro SA…

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