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As Iran Eyes End of Oil Export Sanctions, will Former Asia Clients Buy?

May 21, 2021

As Iran gears up to resume oil exports once the United States lifts trade sanctions, former key clients in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan say they'll wait for the U.S. green light before investigating terms under which they might buy Iran's oil again…

Norway: Wage Talks Between Offshore Drilling Firms, Workers Break Down

May 20, 2021

Wage talks involving thousands of Norwegian oil drilling workers broke down on Thursday, unions and employers said, raising the risk of a strike that could disrupt oil and gas exploration and efforts to boost output from existing fields.The…

Indian Refiner Says will 'Definitely' Buy Iranian Crude if Sanctions Lifted

May 20, 2021

Indian Oil Corp, the country's top refiner, said on Thursday it would resume purchases of Iranian oil if Washington lifts sanctions against Tehran over its disputed nuclear program.The European Union official leading talks to revive Iran's nuclear…

Australia's Offshore Decommissioning Levy Arbitrary and Disappointing, ExxonMobil, Chevron Say

May 20, 2021

U.S. oil majors Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp on Thursday branded Australia's proposed industry-wide levy to cover the cost of decommissioning an offshore oil field, which neither has had any stake in, as 'arbitrary' and 'disappointing'…

Norway's April Oil and Gas Production Tops Official Forecast

May 20, 2021

Norway's oil and gas production exceeded official expectations in April, preliminary data from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) showed on Thursday.Crude oil output declined 2.7% from March to 1.726 million barrels per day (bpd) in April…

Wintershall DEA Makes Discovery in Norwegian Sea

May 20, 2021

Wintershall DEA Norge, the operator of the production licence 211 in the Norwegian sea has made a gas/condensate and oil discovery at a well located about 12 kilometers north of the Dvalin field, and 270 kilometers north of Kristiansund, Norway…

Woodmac: Energy Transition Creating Uncertainty for $14 Trillion Worth of Oil and Gas Assets

May 20, 2021

Global energy transition is creating uncertainty for an estimated $14 trillion worth of oil and gas assets that have long depended on an indefinite rise in demand to offset risks despite a pandemic boost this year, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said on Thursday…

Asia, Australia Snub IEA's Call to Halt new Fossil Fuel Investments

May 19, 2021

Asian energy officials on Wednesday disputed the International Energy Agency's (IEA) call for no new oil, natural gas and coal investments for the world to be able to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, viewing that approach as too narrow…

BP, Eni in Talks to Merge Angola Oil and Gas Operations

May 19, 2021

BP and Eni said on Wednesday they had entered into talks to merge their oil and gas operations in Angola to form one of Africa's largest energy companies.The two companies have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding and are in discussions…

Cyclone Tauktae: Rescue Op Launched for 81 Offshore Oil Workers after Barge Sinks off Mumbai

May 18, 2021

The Indian Navy mounted a massive air and sea rescue mission on Tuesday for 81 missing oil workers and crew whose barge sank in heavy seas following a powerful cyclone that tore up the west coast of the country.Around 180 of those on board the barge were rescued from the water as it sank off Mumbai…

Increased Output Rates, Carbon Storage: Halliburton, TGS in Reservoir Monitoring Tech Collab

May 18, 2021

U.S. oilfield services giant Halliburton and Norway-based offshore seismic data firm TGS have teamed up to bring advanced seismic imaging to fiber optic sensing with the aim of helping oil firms boost output rates, but also explore carbon storage options…

New Report Helps UK MCA Prepare for Offshore Oil Spill Challenges

May 18, 2021

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency's (MCA) future oil spill response plan will be informed by a new report that maps out possible threats to the UK's coastal areas, marine life, and traffic as a result of hydrocarbon releases from energy industry operation and shipping…

Oil Hits $70 for the First Time since March

May 18, 2021

Oil rose on Tuesday to hit $70 a barrel for the first time since March, as expectations of demand recovery following reopenings of the European and U.S. economies offset concern over spreading coronavirus cases in Asia.The British economy reopened on Monday…

Petropars to Develop Farzad B Offshore Gas Field in Iran

May 17, 2021

Iran has signed a $1.78 billion contract with Petropars Group to develop the country's Farzad B gas field, Oil Ministry website SHANA said on Monday, after the failure of talks with Indian companies to develop the offshore site.Under the deal…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico: Worker Dies in Incident Aboard Fieldwood's Platform

May 17, 2021

An offshore worker died on Saturday in an accident aboard Fieldwood Energy's U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil platform, offshore Louisiana.'We are deeply saddened to confirm that on May 15, 2021, a fatal incident occurred involving a contractor at the…

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