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Libra Partners Launch Mero Phase 2

Jun 11, 2019

Project partners have taken final investment decision (FID) for the second phase of the Mero project in the deepwater Libra block of the pre-salt Santos Basin offshore Brazil, operator Petróleo Brasileiro announced on Tuesday.The Brazilian state-controlled oil company…

Oil Rises on Likely OPEC+ Supply Cuts

Jun 10, 2019

Oil prices rose on Monday after Saudi Arabia said producer club OPEC and Russia were likely to keep withholding supplies, and in relief that the United States and Mexico averted a trade war that would have damaged the global economy.Front-month Brent crude futures…

Lawmakers Want UK to Stop Funding Fossil Fuel Projects Abroad

Jun 10, 2019

Britain must stop financing fossil fuel projects abroad by 2021 as it undermines the nation's efforts to combat climate change, a report by lawmakers said on Monday.The report, which targets financial support provided by the UK Export Finance (UKEF) agency…

Fitch Downgrades Pemex Debt to 'Junk'

Jun 07, 2019

Fitch on Thursday became the first major ratings agency to downgrade the debt of Mexican oil company Pemex to 'junk' status, in a major setback for President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's plans to revive the struggling state-run firm.Fitch changed…

Israel Extends Exploration Tender Deadline

Jun 06, 2019

Israel on Thursday extended its tender by a month to grant new licenses for offshore oil and natural gas exploration.The deadline for bids was due by June 17 but the Energy Ministry extended it until July 15, with the winners to be announced on August 12…

Vattenfall May Raise Offshore Wind Target

Jun 06, 2019

Sweden's Vattenfall may raise its target for installing offshore wind power generation in Europe beyond the 11,000 megawatts (MW) it now plans to have in place by 2025, an executive said.Gunnar Groebler, the Swedish power firm's board member in charge of wind…

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…

EPC Contract Awarded for Mozambique LNG

Jun 05, 2019

A joint venture between McDermott, Saipem and Chiyoda, has reached full agreement for a contract with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for the Mozambique Area 1 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Development, McDermott International announced on Wednesday…

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…

Innogy Eyes Partnerships in US Offshore Wind

Jun 05, 2019

Energy firm Innogy , in the process of being broken up by parent RWE and rival E.ON, could team up with oil majors to build offshore wind farms in the booming U.S. market, one of its board members said.Projects off the U.S. coast have become a major target for utilities in Europe…

UK O&G Addressing Climate Concerns

Jun 04, 2019

The role of the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry in enabling the country’s transition to a lower carbon future was underlined at an industry conference in Aberdeen on Tuesday.More than 400 delegates from across the sector attended OGUK’s Industry…

Eni Scoops Two Blocks Offshore Ivory Coast

Jun 04, 2019

Italian supermajor Eni announced Tuesday it has signed contracts for a pair of new exploration blocks in the eastern part of the sedimentary basin offshore Ivory Coast. The two blocks were among 20 available at the end of 2018.The two blocks…

Murphy Completes Acquisition of LLOG GoM Assets

Jun 04, 2019

US-based Murphy Oil Corporation announced that its has completed its $1.227 billion acquisition of deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets from compatriot oil and gas company LLOG.Murphy Oil President and CEO, Roger W. Jenkins, said, “We are excited…

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…

Norwegian Oil Strike Averted

Jun 04, 2019

Norwegian oil workers struck a wage deal with employers on Tuesday, averting the outbreak of a strike that would have cut production by 440,000 barrels of oil equivalents per day (boed), the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (NOG) announced…

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