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U.S. Offshore Oil Production Restarts after Pipeline Fix

Aug 15, 2022

A damaged oil pipeline component that disrupted output at several offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms was repaired late Friday, a Louisiana official said, with producers moving to reactivate some of the halted production.A failed flange connecting two onshore pipelines operated by Shell Plc in Louisiana leaked an estimated two barrels of oil. The oil, which spilled onto an area covered with gravel…

Norway's December Oil Output Lags Forecast by 10%

Jan 20, 2023

Norway's crude oil output rose in December from the previous month, but lagged the official forecast, preliminary data from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) showed on Friday.Crude oil output rose to 1.77 million barrels per day (bpd) in December…

Putin Bans Exporting Russian Oil to Countries Implementing Price Caps

Dec 28, 2022

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday delivered Russia's long-awaited response to a Western price cap, signing a decree that bans the supply of crude oil and oil products from Feb. 1 for five months to nations that abide by the cap. The Group of Seven major powers…

Japan's Cosmo Energy Signs New Offshore Oil Field Deal with QatarEnergy

Dec 27, 2022

Japan's Cosmo Energy Holdings Co Ltd said on Friday it has signed a new agreement with Qatar Energy to continue its operation in the Al-Karkara and A-Structures offshore oil fields, which came into effect after the expiry of the current contract this month…

Norway's November Oil and Gas Production Falls Short of Expectations

Dec 20, 2022

Norway's crude oil and gas output fell in November from the previous month, lagging official forecasts, preliminary data from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) showed on Tuesday. Crude oil output fell to 1.74 million barrels per day (bpd) in November…

Norway's October Oil, Gas Output Lags Forecast

Nov 22, 2022

Norway's crude oil and gas output rose in October from September but lagged official forecasts, preliminary data from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) showed on Tuesday. Crude oil output rose to 1.75 million barrels per day (bpd) in October from 1…

India's BPCL Signs MoU with Petrobras to Diversify Oil Sourcing

Sep 26, 2022

India's state-run Bharat Petroleum Corp said it had signed a preliminary agreement with Brazil's national oil company Petrobras PETR4.SA to help it diversify its crude oil sourcing.Indian state refiners rarely buy Brazilian oil. The Memorandum…

Norway's Aug Gas Output Exceeds Forecast, Oil Lags

Sep 21, 2022

Norway's crude oil output in August missed the official forecast, while gas output exceeded expectations, preliminary data from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) showed on Wednesday.Crude oil output rose to 1.77 million barrels per day (bpd) in August from 1…

Inpex Exits Lucius, Hadrian North Fields in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Sep 02, 2022

Japanese oil and gas company Inpex has transferred its entire stakes in two U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore oilfields to project partners.The company has transferred its 10.1% stake in the Lucius Field located in the US Gulf of Mexico’s Keathley Canyon blocks 874…

KNOT Takes Delivery of Dual-Fuel Shuttle Tanker. Charter Secured with Eni

Aug 31, 2022

Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT), an affiliate of NYK,  has taken delivery of a dual-fuel LNG shuttle tanker built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering yard in South Korea. The vessel has been named “Sindre Knutsen.”Like its sister ship “Frida Knutsen…

Norway's July Gas Output Exceeds Forecast, Oil Lags

Aug 22, 2022

Norway's crude oil output in July lagged the official forecast, while gas output exceeded expectations, preliminary data from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) showed on Monday. Crude oil output rose to 1.65 million barrels per day (bpd) in July from 1…

Fire Extinguished at Equinor's Largest Refinery

Jul 04, 2022

A fire that broke out at Equinor's Mongstad oil refinery on Norway's west coast early on Sunday was now extinguished, the company said, affecting the unit producing gasoline.The fire broke out in a part of the refinery that produces gasoline…

Jadestone Restarts Output From Montara Field after Halt Due to Oil Leak from FPSO Tank

Jul 04, 2022

Asia Pacific-focused oil and gas company Jadestone Energy has resumed production from its Montara Venture FPSO in Australia, following a recent halt due to an oil leakdue to a 30 mm tank crack.Jadestone in June said that oil had spilled at Montara field offshore Australia…

Oil Spills from Jadestone's Montara Venture FPSO Offshore Australia. Output Shut

Jun 24, 2022

Oil spilled last week at Jadestone's Montara field offshore Australia, during crude oil transfer between two crude oil tanks onboard the Montara Venture FPSO, forcing the company to shut down production from the offshore fied.'During the transfer…

Norway's April Oil Output Lags Forecasts by 10.6%

May 20, 2022

Norway's crude oil output in April missed the official forecast by 10.6%, while its gas output was in line with expectations, preliminary data from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) showed on Friday.Crude oil output fell to 1.66 million barrels per day (bpd) in April from 1…

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