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Down But Not Out: Aker Energy Committed to Developing Ghana Offshore Oil Field Despite Delay

Jun 05, 2020

Norwegian oil firm Aker Energy, which operates the Pecan offshore oil field development offshore Ghana, is not giving up on the project, despite having recently delayed a Final Investment Decision 'indefinitely' due to the plunge in oil prices…

Petrobras Must Rename Offshore Field Named After Ex-President

Jun 04, 2020

Brazilian federal court has ordered state-run oil company Petrobras SA to rename one of its biggest offshore oil fields currently named 'Lula', the special secretary of privatization at the Economy Ministry, Salim Mattar, said late on Wednesday…

U.S. Offshore Drillers Brace for Hurricane Season amid Pandemic

Jun 04, 2020

As oil and gas companies began shutting offshore production before the first tropical storm of the season in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, experts said restarting wells and refineries will take longer and prove more costly this year because of COVID-19…

Oil Producers Evacuating GoM Workers Ahead of Storm

Jun 03, 2020

BP Plc began turning off production at three platforms in the northern Gulf of Mexico and evacuating workers because of the threat from Tropical Storm Cristobal, forecast to make landfall in Louisiana over the weekend, the company said.Norwegian…

KrisEnergy Suspends Wassana Oil Field Production 'Until Further Notice'

Jun 03, 2020

Singapore-based oil and gas company KrisEnergy has suspended production from its Wassana oil field in the Gulf of Thailand citing Covid-19 pandemic and low oil prices. It will cut its Thailand workforce by 25 percent, too.'In view of the many…

Saudi Arabia, Russia Reach Deal on Oil Output Cut Extension

Jun 03, 2020

OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC Russia have agreed a preliminary deal to extend existing record oil production cuts by one month while raising pressure on countries with poor compliance to deepen their output cuts, OPEC+ sources told Reuters…

OKEA Moves Draugen Maintenance Forward as Norway Imposes Output Cuts

Jun 03, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas firm OKEA will carry out maintenance works on its Draugen platform earlier than initially planned, following the Norwegian government's decision in April to cut oil production to support oil prices.OKEA's Draugen field in the Norwegian Sea…

Oil Gains, with Brent above $40

Jun 03, 2020

Oil rose on Wednesday, with Brent above $40 for the first time since March, as optimism mounted that major producers will extend output cuts and a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will spur fuel demand.Brent crude futures for August were up 78 cents…

US Oil Companies Monitor Gulf of Mexico Storm

Jun 02, 2020

U.S. oil companies are monitoring the first tropical storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season to threaten the offshore oil patch in the U.S.-regulated northern Gulf of Mexico.Royal Dutch Shell Plc, BP Plc, Chevron Corp , Exxon Mobil Corp…

PSA Norway OKs Neptune's Gjøa Drilling Plans

Jun 01, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has been given a regulatory consent to use the Deepsea Yantai drilling rig for production drilling at its Gjøa field, offshore Norway.According to the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway which gave the consent last week the drilling will take 240 days to complete…

Tullow Says 58 Workers Test Positive for COVID-19 Offshore Ghana

May 29, 2020

Fifty-eight workers tested positive for COVID-19 at an oil production facility run by Tullow Oil off Ghana's Atlantic coast, the company said in a statement on Friday,Fifty-seven workers tested positive on a support vessel for a floating production and storage (FPSO) unit…

Norway Earmarks $369M for Green Industry Investments

May 29, 2020

The Norwegian government proposes spending 3.6 billion Norwegian crowns ($369 million) on investments to make its economy greener as it gradually emerges from coronavirus lockdowns, the government said on Friday.'The crisis we are now in hasn't…

Oil Drops but Still Set for Biggest Monthly Gain in Years

May 29, 2020

Oil prices were dragged sharply lower on Friday by weak U.S. fuel demand, fears of a second wave of coronavirus cases in South Korea, and a worsening in U.S.- China relations, but were still on track for a hefty monthly gain.July Brent crude fell 72 cents…

UAE: Jack-Up Providers Team Up to Cut Costs

May 29, 2020

UAE-based jack-up services provider Gulf Marine Services has entered into a framework agreement with Zakher Marine International ('ZMI'), a privately-owned offshore services provider also based in UAE. Both companies own fleets of self-propelled…

China, India Soak Up Oil from Floating Storage as Demand Picks Up

May 28, 2020

The volume of crude stored on ships in Asia has come off the peaks seen earlier this month on a recovery in demand in China and India, trade sources and analysts said. A total of 3.4 million tonnes (24.8 million barrels) of crude oil was discharged…

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