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US Crude Inventory Above Average

Jun 05, 2019

US crude inventory now 6% above the five year average – Brent crude price down 17% over past 10 daysRecent government data indicate a US crude inventory surplus has been forming. The latest EIA survey shows 483 million bbls in inventory as of…

Hurricane Achieves First Oil at Lancaster

Jun 05, 2019

Hurricane Energy has announced first oil at its Lancaster field off Scotland, the first such success for so-called fractured basement reservoirs in Britain and a major milestone for the company within its guided schedule.Hurricane specializes…

UK Awards 37 Offshore Licence Areas

Jun 04, 2019

Thirty companies have acquired acreage in the UK 31st Offshore Licensing Round, the country’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) announced on Tuesday.In all, 37 licence areas were awarded over 141 blocks or part-blocks to a broad spectrum of companies…

Eni Makes Fifth Oil Find Offshore Angola

Jun 04, 2019

Italian oil and gas company Eni has made the fifth oil discovery in one year in Block 15/06, through the Agidigbo-1 NFW well in Angola's deep offshore.It follows the discoveries of Kalimba, Afoxé, Agogo and Ndungu. The five discoveries altogether are estimated to contain up to 1…

Norway: Strike Negotiations Go Past Deadline

Jun 03, 2019

Norwegian oil workers and their employers have extended their pay talks past a midnight deadline in a bid to avert a strike that would reduce the country's oil and gas output, negotiators said on Tuesday.The Lederne trade union has threatened to strike at offshore fields operated by Equinor…

Senegal: Opposition Wants BP Gas Deal Probe

Jun 03, 2019

A group of opposition politicians in Senegal called on Monday for an investigation of the history of two major offshore gas blocks run by BP after a report alleging fraud involving President Macky Sall's brother Aliou Sall.The British Broadcasting…

BP Sells Egypt Assets to Dragon Oil

Jun 03, 2019

BP said on Monday it has agreed to sell its interests in Gulf of Suez oil concessions in Egypt to Dubai-based Dragon Oil, as part of the supermajor’s plan to divest more than $10 billion in global assets over the next two years.Under the terms of the deal…

Strike Would Cut Norway's Output 11%/Day

Jun 03, 2019

Norway's oil and gas output could be cut by about 440,000 barrels of oil equivalents per day, or about 11% of total production, if workers go on strike from June 4, industry association Norwegian Oil and Gas (NOG) said on Monday.A government…

Gulf of Mexico Oil Production Hits Record

Jun 03, 2019

Oil production in the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM) is poised to set new records in the imminent future, said Rystad Energy.Royal Dutch Shell started producing oil and gas this month at its Appomattox platform in the deepwater GoM several months ahead of its expected startup in 3Q 2019…

US Oil Production Up, Needs More Pipelines

May 31, 2019

The rising domestic crude oil production in the United States has created a need for more pipeline capacity, revealed the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).EIA recently launched a new liquids pipeline projects database that tracks more than 200 crude oil…

Lukoil 2020 Capex May Exceed $8 Bln

May 30, 2019

Russian oil producer Lukoil's capital expenditure may exceed $8 billion next year, the company's Vice President Pavel Zhdanov said on Thursday.The oil producer sees its capex at between 475 billion and 500 billion roubles this year, depending on the global oil deal between OPEC and its allies…

Norway Sets Deadline for Mature Area Licenses

May 29, 2019

Norway has asked oil firms to apply for exploration blocks in its so-called mature areas licensing round by August 27, with up to 90 blocks on offer, the Ministry of Oil and Energy said.In March, the ministry announced the predefined areas (APA) licensing round for 2019…

Norway Oil Workers Threaten Strike

May 29, 2019

Around 200 Norwegian offshore oil and gas workers plan to go on strike on June 4 unless pay negotiations lead to a deal with employers, the Lederne labour union said on Wednesday.A strike would hit seven offshore fields and at least two of those would have to shut production…

Pemex's Oil Exports Tumble

May 28, 2019

Pemex's oil exports dropped by 11% in April compared to the previous month, while production slipped by 0.9%, data from the Mexican state oil firm showed on Friday.Exports of Maya crude, the only type Pemex has been selling abroad for almost a year…

Norway Oil Industry Eyes Investment Growth

May 28, 2019

Oil and gas companies working in Norway have hiked their 2019 and 2020 investment forecasts as they add more field development plans, a survey by the country's statistics agency (SSB) showed on Tuesday.Higher investment raises the prospect of further interest rate hikes by Norway's central bank…

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