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Saudi Aramco: World's Biggest Oil Producer

Apr 01, 2019

Saudi Aramco was by far the world's biggest oil producer ahead of regional peers like Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and listed oil majors Royal Dutch Shell, Total and BP, ratings agency Fitch said on Monday.'Saudi Aramco is the largest oil producer globally by volume…

Aker Energy Submits $4.4 Bln Ghana Plan

Mar 28, 2019

Norwegian oil company Aker Energy said on Thursday it has submitted to Ghana a $4.4 billion plan for developing the Deepwater Tano/Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block offshore Ghana.The block's Pecan field, located about 115 kilometers off the West African country in ultra-deep waters ranging from 2…

Decarbonization on the Agenda

Mar 28, 2019

Offshore oil and gas operators are grappling with how to make their operations and even companies greener, Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) in Ravenna, Italy, has been hearing.From using renewable energies to power remote fields and even subsea robots…

US Offshore Drilling Takes Center Stage

Mar 28, 2019

U.S. lawmakers will quiz President Donald Trump’s new pick to lead the Interior Department on Thursday, focusing on the former energy and mining lobbyist’s plans to expand fossil fuels production from the United States' public lands and waters…

Sonangol Gets Ready to Compete

Mar 28, 2019

Angola's national oil company Sonangol has recently taken possession of the first of its two drillships built by a Korean shipyard firm, signaling the start of the implementation of its regeneration program that include investment in deep and ultra deep water drilling and offshore marginal areas…

Mediterranean Gas Galore, Challenges Aplenty

Mar 27, 2019

Gas resources abound in the Mediterranean but the challenges facing their monetization were highlighted at the opening plenary session of Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) in Ravenna, Italy, this morning.On the one hand, gas exploration…

Oil Rises 2 Percent

Mar 26, 2019

Oil rose nearly 2 percent on Tuesday as attention centered on geopolitical factors tightening supplies that are leading to falling exports from Venezuela and declining U.S. inventories.Despite concerns about weaker demand due to an economic slowdown…

Noble Buys Shell Blocks Offshore Colombia

Mar 26, 2019

Shell has sold 40 percent of its participation in two offshore oil exploration contracts in Colombia to Noble Energy, which will also operate the blocks, the government said on Tuesday.Colombia recently modified contractual terms for offshore…

Brazil, Petrobras Paving Way for Giant Tender

Mar 26, 2019

Brazil's government will announce 'within days' a deal with state-run oil company Petrobras to settle a multi-billion-dollar contract dispute and clear the way to auction billions of barrels of oil off of the Brazilian coast, a minister said on Monday…

Oil Prices Near Flat

Mar 25, 2019

Oil prices were little changed on Monday as investors shrugged off fears of a global economic slowdown and focused on the prospect of tighter supply and lower U.S. crude inventories ahead.Brent crude oil futures climbed 30 cents to $67.33 a barrel by 11:56 a…

First Condensate Cargo Shipped from Prelude

Mar 25, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell on Monday said it had shipped the first condensate cargo from its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project off northwestern Australia over the weekend.'We can confirm that the first shipment of condensate has sailed from the Shell-operated Prelude FLNG facility…

Nord Stream 2 Expecting Denmark Approval

Mar 25, 2019

The Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline company expects to receive approval from Danish authorities for a 180-km stretch of the pipeline under the Baltic Sea in time to finish the pipeline by the end of 2019 as planned, a spokesman said on Monday…

US Buyers Turn to Offshore Crude

Mar 25, 2019

U.S. sanctions on Venezuela's oil industry have made winners out of Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc, Gulf of Mexico offshore heavyweights, as refiners in need of substitutes are scooping up oil produced in the region.Those two companies produce…

OGA Grows Collaboration with Renewables

Mar 22, 2019

The UK Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) has made significant headway on projects aiming to support the energy transition alongside the core role of maximizing economic recovery of UK oil and gas, and it has now taken these efforts a step further.The OGA announced this week it has secured a £900…

Mexico Could Pay Pemex Debt from Stabilization Fund

Mar 22, 2019

Mexico's deputy finance minister said on Thursday the government was considering using part of a $15.4 billion public income stabilization fund to pay some debt obligations for heavily leveraged state oil company Pemex.The finance ministry is…

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