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Nigeria Aims to Cut National Oil Company Shareholding

Mar 22, 2019

The planned restructuring of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) joint operating agreements with multinational oil companies could help not only in raising substantial financial gains to support the country's national budget but also…

Ophir Agrees to be Bought by Medco

Mar 21, 2019

London-listed Ophir Energy Plc said on Wednesday it agreed to be bought by Indonesian oil and gas group Medco for a sweetened cash bid of 408.4 million pounds ($539 million) after previously agreeing to a lower offer.Under the terms, Ophir shareholders will receive 57…

Wintershall Dials In On Brazil Offshore

Mar 21, 2019

BASF's oil and gas subsidiary Wintershall on Thursday said it would build up its presence in the Brazilian offshore oil sector this year where it won exploration licences in 2018.'It is part of our growth course that we are also active in new regions…

US Lease Sale a Test for Drilling Demand

Mar 20, 2019

The Trump administration will hold its fourth major auction for oil and gas leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, in a fresh test of demand from drillers that have lately been shying away from the region.The outcome of the lease sale…

Norway Oil Exploration Refunds Are Not State Aid -ESA

Mar 20, 2019

Norway's regulations allowing oil and gas companies to claim refunds for exploration spending do not constitute state aid, the European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority (ESA) said on Wednesday.'Having scrutinized it on the basis of a comprehensive complaint…

Brazil Likely to Pay Petrobras $10 Bln

Mar 19, 2019

The Brazilian government is likely to pay around $10 billion to state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA to settle the so-called 'transfer-of-rights' dispute, newspaper Valor Economico reported on Tuesday, though the parties have not agreed on final terms…

Oil Prices Reach 2019 Highs

Mar 19, 2019

Oil prices rose to new 2019 highs on Tuesday, supported by OPEC supply cuts and falling output from Iran and Venezuela because of U.S. sanctions.Brent crude oil futures were up 16 cents at $67.70 a barrel at 1415 GMT, having earlier risen to a 2019 peak of $68…

Pemex Plans to Triple Drilling this Year

Mar 19, 2019

Mexico's national oil company Pemex plans to triple the number of wells it will drill this year, the company's chief executive said on Monday, in a bid to grow crude output and reverse more than a decade of declining production.The government…

Aoka Mizu FPSO Hooks Up to Lancaster Field

Mar 19, 2019

Hurricane Energy's floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel has been connected to the group's North Sea Lancaster oilfield, another milestone for the group as it seeks to extract so-called fractured basement oil in Britain.Hurricane…

Pemex CEO Questions Ratings Downgrade

Mar 18, 2019

The chief executive of Mexican state oil company Pemex on Monday questioned credit agency downgrades to the firm's debt, saying the same agencies had not acted when the company's investment and oil exploration activity diminished under past governments…

Oil Edges Above $67

Mar 18, 2019

Oil edged further above $67 a barrel on Monday, supported by the prospect of prolonged OPEC-led oil supply curbs though concern that an economic downturn may dent fuel consumption curbed gains.OPEC and non-OPEC ministers who met in Azerbaijan…

Rising US Oil Clout on Show in Houston

Mar 15, 2019

A glance at the attendee list at one of the world's largest energy industry events in Houston this week left little question about the growing influence of the United States over global oil politics.Present: top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo. Absent: leading Saudi and Russian officials…

Israeli Vote Will Not Affect Offshore Auction

Mar 14, 2019

Israel's offshore oil and gas licensing auction will go ahead as planned in June regardless of the outcome of the country's upcoming general elections, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said in an interview.Israelis will head to the polls on April…

Eni, Qatar Petroleum Extend Partnership

Mar 14, 2019

The signing of an acquisition agreement between Italian oil giant Eni and Qatar Petroleum for an offshore asset in Morocco this week has not only reinforced the business partnership of these two oil exploration and production companies but could…

Petrobras Concentrates Its Efforts

Mar 14, 2019

As the world's top oil companies diversify and expand their presence in the petrochemicals and renewables segments, Petrobras is craving to be a less verticalized company.As partner to the Brazilian government in one of the industry's most coveted…

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