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U.S. Tells China to Stop 'Bullying Behavior' in South China Sea

Apr 20, 2020

The United States called on China on Saturday to stop 'bullying behavior' in the South China Sea and said it was concerned by reports of Beijing's 'provocative actions' aimed at offshore oil and gas developments in the disputed waters.Three…

Chinese, Malaysian Offshore Oil Vessels in South China Sea Standoff

Apr 17, 2020

A Chinese government survey ship is tagging an exploration vessel operated by Malaysia's state oil company Petronas in disputed waters in the South China Sea, three regional security sources said on Friday.China's Haiyang Dizhi 8 entered waters near Malaysia on Thursday…

Chinese Seismic Vessel Seen Moving Near Malaysia Amid Rising South China Sea Tensions

Apr 16, 2020

A Chinese government survey ship embroiled in a standoff with Vietnamese vessels moved south near Malaysia, shipping data showed Thursday, amid accusations that China is using the pandemic to assert its presence in the South China Sea.The Haiyang Dizhi 8 was spotted off Vietnam this week…

Energean FPSO Hull Reaches Singapore. Yard Closed Due To COVID-19

Apr 15, 2020

The Mediterranean-focused oil and gas company Energean has said that the hull of its Energean Power FPSO has reached Singapore.The China-built hull is expected to be fitted with the topside modules built in Singapore at the Sembcorp Yard, before setting sail to the Karish offshore field in Israel…

Alfa Laval Nets Framo Pump Contracts in China, Singapore

Apr 14, 2020

Swedish company Alfa Laval has said it has won two large orders in the offshore industry space from clients in China and Singapore.Under the orders, of a combined value of around SEK 170 million (USD 17 million), Alfa Laval will deliver  Framo…

Dyna-Mac, China Merchants Heavy Industry Form JV Firm

Apr 09, 2020

Singapore-based FPSO module specialist Dyna-Mac and China's offshore equipment and vessel builder China Merchants Heavy Industry Holdings (CMHIH) have entered into a joint venture deal.Under the agreement, the two companies will create the DM-CMHI Heavy Industry company in China…

Energean Ups Israeli Offshore Field Size Estimate

Apr 09, 2020

Eastern Mediterranean-focused gas group Energean said on Thursday a report showed its Karish North field contained around a third more gas and oil than it had previously thought.The Karish North field, according to an expert report typically used in the industry…

CNOOC to Trim 2020 Spending by Up To 15%

Apr 08, 2020

China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) will trim annual investment by 10% to 15% in 2020, while maintaining its goal of increasing domestic crude oil and natural gas production for the year, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.CNOOC Ltd…

Chinese Refiners Buy Rare North Sea, Guyana Crude at Low Prices

Apr 07, 2020

Chinese independent refiners have snapped up rare crude grades from the North Sea and Guyana at low prices in an oversupplied market after the coronavirus pandemic destroyed demand, four sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.The North Sea grades bought included Balder…

Update: Brent Oil Rises above $32 on Hopes of Output Deal

Apr 03, 2020

Benchmark Brent crude oil futures rose as high as $33.05 a barrel on Friday on rising hopes of a new global deal to cut global crude supply.Brent crude futures were up 9.3%, or $2.79, at $32.73 a barrel by 1014 GMT. Brent soared as much as 47%…

Energean Power FPSO Hull Leaves China

Apr 03, 2020

Mediterranean Sea-focused oil and gas company Energean Oil and Gas has informed that its Energean Power FPSO Hull sailed away from the COSCO yard in China on Friday, April 3, 2020.The hull will now be towed to the Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard in Singapore…

CNOOC Transfers Pipeline Infrastructure to PipeChina

Apr 02, 2020

China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) has signed an agreement with newly launched PipeChina on transferring management rights for oil and gas infrastructure projects, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.The statement did not give details on what projects have been handed over…

Chinese Buyers Snap Up U.S. Oil Purchases at Widest Discounts Ever

Apr 01, 2020

China has increased U.S. crude purchases with some buyers snapping up cargoes at the widest discounts ever as sellers seek to offload excess supplies in Asia, six trade sources said on Wednesday.China started processing in March applications from its companies to waive import tariffs on U…

Huisman Crane for Penta-Ocean's Wind Turbine Installation Rig

Mar 31, 2020

Dutch offshore equipment manufacturer Huisman has signed a contract with PaxOcean Engineering for the delivery of a 1,600mt Leg Encircling Crane. The crane will be installed on the new self-elevated platform (SEP) of Japanese company Penta-Ocean Construction…

China's CNOOC Reports 16% Rise in Net profit in 2019

Mar 25, 2020

China's national offshore energy producer CNOOC Ltd reported a 15.9% rise in 2019 profit on Wednesday, its best performance in five years thanks to higher oil and gas output and persistent cost control.CNOOC, one of the industry's lowest-cost explorers and producers…

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