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Equatorial Guinea to Offer Ophir's Old Blocks

Feb 05, 2019

Equatorial Guinea will offer offshore Block R with the related Fortuna gas development project in the April licensing round, after the concession was reclaimed from Ophir Energy Plc, the oil minister said on Tuesday.Gabriel Obiang Lima told…

Contract Awarded for Hywind Tampen

Feb 05, 2019

Gulen Industrial Harbour in Sogn og Fjordane county has been awarded the contract for assembly site for the floating Hywind Tampen wind turbines before they are transported to the field in the North Sea.No work will commence prior to an investment decision for Hywind Tampen…

Deepwater Oil Output to Reach 10 mb/d in 2019

Feb 01, 2019

Global deepwater oil production was expected to grow 700,000 barrels  per day (b/d) this year to hit a record high of more than 10 million b/d.Norwegian research group Rystad Energy said that it 'expects global deepwater production to reach record high level and surpass 10 million bb/d…

Eni Continues High-speed Gulf Drive

Feb 01, 2019

In less than 12 months Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi has turned the Middle East from a sideshow to a strategic hub for the Italian energy major. And the shift is not over.Since last March the 63-year-old has clinched nine deals in the United Arab Emirates…

BP to Expand Emissions Disclosure

Feb 01, 2019

BP has agreed to broaden its disclosure on greenhouse gas emissions to show how it thinks future investments in oil and gas align with U.N.-backed climate goals, it said on Friday.Following talks with a large group of investors, BP also agreed…

Anadarko, CNOOC Ink Mozambique LNG Deal

Feb 01, 2019

Anadarko Petroleum Corp said on Friday a long-term agreement had been signed with the trading division of China's state-owned offshore oil and gas producer CNOOC Ltd to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Mozambique.The deal will bring it…

Exxon Reorganizing Exploration Units

Jan 31, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp on Thursday outlined a major reorganization of its global exploration businesses aimed at reversing years of weak oil and gas output.Chief Executive Darren Woods, who took over the helm two years ago, has spent billions to buy production…

Tekmar Selected for Northwester 2

Jan 31, 2019

Offshore installation contractor Jan De Nul Group has selected the Tekmar cable protection system (CPS) TekLink Mechanical Latch for the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm 50 km off the coast of Ostend, Belgium in the North Sea.Tekmar said it…

Orsted Full-year Profit Beats Expectations

Jan 30, 2019

Danish offshore wind developer Orsted reported full-year profit above expectations on Wednesday and said it would consider restarting its activities in Taiwan following a new proposal from the local government.Orsted earlier this month put two…

Medco Energi Extends Deadline for Ophir Takeover

Jan 28, 2019

Indonesian oil and gas group Medco Energi Internasional has been given more time to decide whether it will proceed with the proposed takeover of Ophir Energy, or not.“At the request of Ophir, the Takeover Panel has consented to an extension…

Shell Opts for Subsea Compression on Ormen Lange Phase 3

Jan 21, 2019

Norske Shell, the Norwegian subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, announced it has decided to go with subsea compression as a concept for the Ormen Lange Phase 3 to increase the recovery rate from the reservoir.'This is an important choice, where we have evaluated a number of alternative concepts…

Schottel Merges Tidal Units to Sustainable Marine Energy

Jan 20, 2019

Schottel, the manufacturer of propulsion and steering systems for ships and offshore applications, has made a strategic decision to merge its tidal energy businesses into Sustainable Marine Energy (SME), including UK subsidiary TidalStream Ltd…

Equinor Pushes Shore Power, Cuts CO2

Jan 20, 2019

Norwegian oil major Equinor said that NorSea opened a shore power supply station at the Dusavik supply base in Stavanger, Norway, on January 18.'The base is the latest in a string of supply bases where vessels operating on Equinor contracts…

Global Gas Output Hit Record in a Decade in 2018

Jan 20, 2019

The oil and gas industry achieved a net production increase of 164bn cubic metres (bcm), which represents the highest production growth since 2010, according to research by Rystad Energy.“Year-on-year growth was clearly driven by North America…

Bahrain's First LNG Terminal Ready for Business

Jan 19, 2019

Bahrain expected to start LNG imports early this year; FSU on 20-year time charter to Bahrain LNG arrives in the GulfBahrain's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) floating unit arrived in the Gulf this week as the country gets ready for its maiden imports of the super-chilled fuel this year…

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