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Eni Hits Record Production as Profit Falls

Oct 25, 2019

Energy group Eni achieved its highest ever oil and gas production rate for a third quarter, softening the blow of lower quarterly earnings because of weak oil and gas prices.The Italian company generates around 90% of its operating profit from its upstream oil and gas business…

Shell, Exxon to Pay $1.7 Mln for Somalia Block

Oct 25, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil have paid $1.7 million to Somalia to lease offshore blocks for 30 years, the country's state news agency reported on Friday.'Shell/Exxon Mobil have paid $1.7 million to Somalia as the preliminary rent for 30 years…

BSO, MOW Ink US Offshore Wind JV

Oct 25, 2019

Bernhard Schulte Offshore GmbH (BSO) and MidOcean Wind (MOW) have entered into a joint venture to build and operate support vessels for the US offshore wind industry as well as explore opportunities in other sectors of U.S. merchant shipping…

Reaping Wind at Sea: A $1 Trillion Industry

Oct 25, 2019

Offshore wind could become a cornerstone of the world's power supply as steep cost reductions and improved technology unleash the potential of the green energy source, said the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Friday.Renewables replacing…

FAR Says Gambia Blocks Could Hold 1.2 Bln Bbls

Oct 24, 2019

Africa-focused oil and gas explorer FAR Ltd said on Thursday that its two offshore blocks in the Gambia could potentially hold 1.2 billion barrels of oil.FAR, which operates and owns 50% of the two offshore licences, said it was entitled to…

CNOOC Q3 Capital Spending Surges

Oct 24, 2019

CNOOC Ltd, the listed arm of China's largest offshore oil and gas producer, on Thursday reported a 27.9% jump in capital spending in the third quarter amid Beijing's push to boost oil and gas exploration and production.Capital expenditure at CNOOC reached 19…

Equinor Sticks to 2019 Output Forecast

Oct 24, 2019

Equinor's third-quarter profit fell by more than expected on Thursday after a significant decline in the volume and price of natural gas sold to Europe, although the Norwegian firm reiterated its forecast for flat 2019 production.Shares in Oslo-listed Equinor were up 2…

CNOOC Says Production Not Affected by Sanctions

Oct 24, 2019

CNOOC, China's largest offshore oil and gas producer, on Thursday said it would be affected by U.S. sanctions on its COSCO shipping firm but there would be no impact on its oil and gas production.'(The sanctions) will have some impact on our…

Panoro Exits Nigeria

Oct 21, 2019

Panoro Energy said it will no longer operate in Nigeria following a deal to sell its interest in the OML 113 offshore license to PetroNor E&P for $10 million plus a contingent consideration of up to $25 million based on future production volumes…

McDermott in Financing Deal of Up to $1.7 Bln

Oct 21, 2019

U.S. oilfield services company McDermott International Inc on Monday agreed with some of its lenders for additional funding of up to $1.7 billion, sending its shares up 25% in trading before the bell.Under the terms, the company said it would have immediate access to $650 million in financing…

Eni CEO: No Future for Firms Working in Just O&G

Oct 18, 2019

There is no future for companies that work only in oil and gas in the medium- to long-term, the head of Italian major Eni said on Friday.'Diversification into renewable energy and the circular economy is crucial,' Claudio Descalzi told financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore in an interview…

Santos Posts Record High Output

Oct 17, 2019

Australia's number two independent gas producer Santos Ltd on Thursday said third-quarter production and sales volumes peaked to record levels, benefiting from higher output from its Western Australia assets.Revenue of $1.03 billion was the second highest quarterly sales on record…

S. Africa Legislation Could Spur Offshore Investment

Oct 17, 2019

South Africa is committed to fast-tracking the finalization of the proposal to split the pending Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Bill to have a separate legislation and specific regulatory framework for the oil and natural gas sector…

Shell Aims to Operate Egypt Concessions in 2020

Oct 17, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell is aiming to start operating in its concession areas in Egypt in the second half of 2020, a senior executive said.Shell won three oil and two gas concessions in Egypt in February.Eni, BP and ExxonMobil also won some of a total…

How Brazil's $26 Bln TOR Auction Works

Oct 16, 2019

Brazil's Senate passed the main text of a bill late on Tuesday defining the distribution of proceeds from a blockbuster auction of oil prospecting rights, a key milestone for the enormous offshore region known as TOR - the 'transfer-of-rights' area…

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