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Woodside Lifts Scarborough Dry Gas Estimate

Nov 08, 2019

Woodside Petroleum on Friday raised its estimate for dry gas reserves at its Scarborough project, increasing hopes the development will help drive the company's growth in the next decade.Woodside said it now put the estimated gross contingent resource of dry gas volume at the A$11 billion Scarborough field at 11.1 trillion cubic feet, some 52% above its previous estimates.Woodside reiterated that it expects to make a final investment decision on the project in the first half of 2020…

Equinor Cleared to Cut Troll Gas Quota

Nov 11, 2019

Norway has approved energy firm Equinor's request to reduce the gas production quota at its Troll oil and gas field for the current year, the oil ministry confirmed on Monday.A ministry spokesman said the Troll gas output quota had been set at 36 billion cubic meters (bcm) for the gas year 2019…

Africa Oil States Aim to Lure Investors

Nov 11, 2019

Lower prices and increasing competition for investment are driving many African states to make it easier and cheaper for overseas companies to keep their oil and gas output flowing.From Ghana to Gabon, governments are adjusting terms to lure…

Petrobras Has No Interest in Farming out Buzios

Nov 08, 2019

Brazil's state-run oil firm Petrobras, which dominated this week's disappointing offshore oil auctions, has no interest in farming out its Buzios block to be operated by another firm, its head of exploration and production said on Friday.Major…

Cyprus Inks Deal for Offshore Gas Concession

Nov 07, 2019

Cyprus signed a 25-year concession on Thursday with a three-member consortium for the exploitation of a gas reservoir south-east of the island first discovered in 2011.The contract with Noble Energy, Shell and Delek is the first commercial exploitation licence signed by the Mediterranean island…

Oil Rises Above $62

Nov 07, 2019

Oil rose above $62 a barrel on Thursday after China hinted at progress towards a trade deal with the United States, raising hopes for an end to a long dispute that has weighed on economic growth and demand for fuel.China and the United States…

Big Oil Stuns Brazil in Back-to-back Auction Flops

Nov 07, 2019

Major global oil firms snubbed a second Brazilian oil auction in a row on Thursday, passing up offshore blocks and forcing officials to reconsider a bidding system that gives a privileged position to state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA.The only block awarded in Thursday's bidding went to Petrobras…

PetroNor Opts for Arbitration in Senegal

Nov 07, 2019

Listed independent oil and gas exploration and production company PetroNor E&P has said its subsidiary, African Petroleum Senegal Ltd, will continue on the path of seeking a resolution to the outstanding dispute over block Senegal Offshore Sud…

Equatorial Guinea to Award 7-8 Blocks

Nov 06, 2019

Equatorial Guinea's Oil Minister Obiang Lima said on Wednesday that the central African nation would award 7-8 blocks from its current licensing round at the end of November.The country received a total of 21 bids on 13 blocks, out of 27 initially offered…

Huge Brazil Oil Round Disappoints

Nov 06, 2019

A huge Brazilian oil auction, dubbed one of the largest ever, frustrated expectations on Wednesday, as high prices and tepid demand turned the widely awaited tender into an embarrassing miscalculation for the cash-strapped government.Brazil's…

Field Trial Success for Well Integrity Innovator

Nov 05, 2019

Sentinel Subsea, specialist in long-term well integrity verification, has announced the successful completion its first offshore field trial, run in conjunction with independent operator Spirit Energy and the Oil & Gas Technology Center (OGTC)…

MDL Concludes Spirit Flexible Transpooling

Nov 05, 2019

MDL Marine Services has successfully completed tranpooling of a flexible product for an independent UK exploration and production company, Spirit Energy.The project was managed by MDL Project Engineering Team and entailed relocating the client’s…

Five-year Floater Forecast Buoyant: Report

Nov 05, 2019

Orders for floating production vessels, their variants and, by default, a lot of “EPCI” are expected to be higher over the next four years than believed at the end of 2018, says an analysis of business drivers done in November by numbers cruncher…

MOL Purchases Azerbaijan ACG, BTC Pipeline Stakes

Nov 04, 2019

MOL has signed an agreement with Chevron Global Ventures Ltd and Chevron BTC Pipeline, Ltd to acquire their non-operated E&P and mid-stream interests in Azerbaijan, including a 9.57% stake in the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) oil field, and an effective 8…

Kosmos Strikes Oil Off Equatorial Guinea

Nov 03, 2019

American upstream oil company founded and based in Dallas Kosmos Energy made an offshore oil discovery in Equatorial Guinea, Reuters reported quoting the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons.The S-5 well was drilled at a total depth of 4,400 meters…

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