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Japan to Need Months to Resume Iran Oil Imports if Sanctions Lifted

May 28, 2021

Japanese refiners will need at least three months to resume Iranian oil imports even if Tehran's nuclear talks with world powers lead to an agreement and a lifting of sanctions, the head of the Petroleum Association of Japan (PAJ) said on Thursday…

Big Oil's Credit Risk Increased after Dutch Court Ruling, Investor Pressure

May 28, 2021

Rating agency Moody's said on Friday that the credit risk of major oil producers has increased with recent events including Royal Dutch Shell losing a Dutch climate lawsuit this week and Exxon losing a battle with shareholders.Chevron also lost…

Total Shareholders Support Climate Plan, Rebranding to TotalEnergies

May 28, 2021

Oil and gas group Total won more than 90% backing for its climate plan to gradually reduce its emissions on Friday, when shareholders also voted overwhelmingly in favor of its rebrand as TotalEnergies to mark its shift to renewable energy.Some…

Report: Japan's JX Nippon Eyes $1.5B UK North Sea Fields Sale

May 27, 2021

Japan's JX Nippon wants to sell its British North Sea oil and gas assets including stakes in some of the basin's biggest fields in a deal that could fetch up to $1.5 billion, five banking sources [told Reuters this week].The sale is the latest…

Archer to Provide P&A Services to Wintershall Noordzee for Up to 42 Wells

May 27, 2021

Wintershall Noordzee, a Dutch joint venture between Gazprom and Wintershall Dea has awarded Archer Oiltools the contract for a plugging and abandonment campaign for the 2021/22 period and for up to 42 offshore wells.Oil services company Archer will provide is Perforate…

Wintermar Nabs 5-Year Charters for AHTS Duo

May 27, 2021

Indonesia offshore vessel operator Wintermar has secured five-year contracts for two of its offshore support vessels with an unnamed multinational oil and gas firm in Indonesia.Under the contracts, the two Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels…

Oil Firms in Norway Raise Spending Forecasts

May 26, 2021

Oil and gas firms in Norway have increased their 2021 and 2022 investment forecasts during the last three months as more projects are being developed, a national statistics office (SSB) survey showed on Wednesday.The biggest business sector in Norway now expects to invest 181…

UK Won't Stop New Oil Exploration in North Sea Despite IEA's Report

May 25, 2021

The United Kingdom will not commit to halting new oil exploration in the North Sea, a government energy body told Reuters, despite a warning from the world's top energy watchdog to rein in fossil fuels spending to achieve climate goals.The UK is due to host the U…

Abu Dhabi: ADNOC Awards NPCC $744M Belbazem Offshore Development Contract

May 25, 2021

Abu Dhabi's national oil firm ADNOC on Tuesday announced the award of a $744 million contract for the full field development of the Belbazem Offshore Block to the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC).The contract was awarded by Al Yasat Petroleum Operations Company Ltd (Al Yasat)…

Oil Prices Rise on Potential Snag in Iran Talks

May 24, 2021

Oil prices rose on Monday as a potential snag emerged in reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that could add more oil supply, while Goldman Sachs said the case for higher prices remained intact even with increased Iran exports.Brent crude oil futures for July were 90 cents…

BP to Sell Shearwater Field Stake to Tailwind

May 24, 2021

UK-focused Tailwind Energy said Monday it had agreed to acquire BP's interest in the Shearwater offshore field for an undisclosed fee.BP holds a 27.5% non-operated interest in Shearwater, and Tailwind will acquire the whole stake owned by the British oil major…

Oil Jumps on Weather Concerns in Gulf of Mexico

May 21, 2021

Oil prices jumped 2% on Friday after three days of losses, driven higher as a storm formed in the Gulf of Mexico, but were on track for a weekly fall as investors braced for the return of Iranian crude supplies after officials said Iran and world powers made progress a nuclear deal…

Viking Supply Ships: Sluggish 1Q, Higher Activity Expected During Summer

May 21, 2021

Viking Supply Ships, a Swedish offshore vessel operator, said on Friday that activity in the offshore support vessel market remained sluggish in the first quarter of the year due to lower investment levels in the offshore oil and gas industry…

Talos Best Positioned to Lead Zama Field Development, CEO Says

May 21, 2021

U.S.-based oil company Talos Energy, working on a unitization agreement for the giant Zama offshore oil discovery in Mexico with the Mexican oil company Pemex, hopes the final solution will see the company lead the development of the field as the operator…

Australian Oil Firm Expands North Sea Acreage

May 21, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Finder Energy said Friday it had acquired two 'highly prospective' UK North Sea-operated licenses, P2502, and P2524, from Azinor Catalyst Limited.Perth-based firm said that the license P2502 was located on the western edge of the East Shetland Basin…

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