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Eni's Indonesia Gas Project to Start Up in 2021

Dec 04, 2018

Energy company Eni aims to start output of natural gas from its offshore Merakes project in Indonesia in 2021, the country's deputy energy minister said on Tuesday.Initial production at Merakes would be 155 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (mmcfd)…

ExxonMobil Makes Discovery Off Guyana

Dec 03, 2018

U.S. major ExxonMobil has made its 10th discovery offshore Guyana and increased its estimate of the discovered recoverable resource for the Stabroek Block to more than 5 billion oil-equivalent barrels, reinforcing potential for at least five floating storage…

BP Names New GoM Platform Argos

Dec 03, 2018

The new floating production unit currently being constructed for the Mad Dog 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico will be named Argos, U.K. oil major BP announced.BP said the name was chosen by the project team and an employee survey and…

Aker BP Acquires Total's Norwegian Assets

Dec 03, 2018

Aker BP announced on Monday that it has completed the $205 million acquisition of Total E&P Norge's Norwegian continental shelf portfolio. Aker BP first announced the deal in July, and this week said all closing conditions have been fulfilled…

First Oil Offloaded from FPSO at Dussafu

Dec 03, 2018

London based independent Panoro Energy ASA announced Monday that the first cargo of oil from Dussafu has been offloaded from the BW Adolo floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) on December 2.A total of 550,000 barrels of oil…

Petrobras May Divest $15 Bln Over Next Few Years

Nov 30, 2018

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA is considering divesting up to $15 billion within the next few years, one person with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.The total divestment goal has not been approved yet and…

High Hopes for Campos Basin

Nov 28, 2018

Although much of the hype surrounding the Brazilian oil and gas market is directed toward the Santos Basin pre-salt, recent and older pre-salt discoveries in existing areas and on recently-awarded blocks within Campos Basin offer significant…

First Steel Cut for Karish and Tanin FPSO

Nov 27, 2018

Energean Oil and Gas announced that first steel was cut on the Karish and Tanin floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel at the COSCO yard in Zhoushan, China, on Monday. The FPSO is scheduled to be delivered to the Karish field offshore Israel in late 2020…

Incoming Petrobras CEO: No Decision Yet on Future Pre-salt Auctions

Nov 23, 2018

No decision has yet been taken on the types of contract to be offered in Brazil's pre-salt deep water oil auctions, the incoming head of Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Thursday, adding that fuel price policy is still being discussed.(Reporting by Mateus Maia Editing by Marguerita Choy)

Big Oil Digs North Sea's 'Final Frontier'

Nov 23, 2018

'Little hope of THIS rock ever producing oil,' BP geologist Bill Senior scribbled in 1977 on a note assessing a recent oil discovery in a distant corner of the North Sea.That same rock is today the heart of BP's prized Clair field in the West of Shetland region…

SBM Orders Second Fast4Ward FPSO Hull

Nov 21, 2018

SBM Offshore signed a contract Wednesday for a second hull in its planned series of Fast4Ward floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSO) with Chinese shipyard Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding and Offshore Co., Ltd. (SWS).The order…

Argentina to Export First LNG in 2019

Nov 21, 2018

Argentina is due to begin exports of liquefied natural gas from a part of its vast Vaca Muerta shale gas resource next year through a floating LNG liquefaction (FLNG) vessel provided by Exmar, the Belgian shipping company said on Wednesday.The operations…

Johan Castberg Topside Construction Begins

Nov 21, 2018

Norwegian minister of petroleum and energy Kjell-Børge Freiberg cut the first sheet for the topside of the Johan Castberg floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) at Kværner's yard at Stord on Wednesday as part of a large scale  project triggering ripple effects throughout Norway…

Castello Branco Named Petrobras CEO

Nov 19, 2018

Brazil's incoming far-right government on Monday tapped a University of Chicago-trained economist with experience in the oil sector to be the chief executive of state-controlled Petroleo Brasileiro SA, amid a debate over privatization of the company's assets…

SBM Offshore: $45 Mln in Extra Impairments in Q3

Nov 15, 2018

SBM Offshore, the Netherlands-based maker of floating oil and gas production facilities, on Thursday said it expected $45 million in impairments in Brazil and the United States.In Brazil, SBM Offshore has decided to temporarily close the Brasa…

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