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Mexico Targets 50% Jump in Oil Output

Dec 17, 2018

Mexico aims to lift oil and gas production by almost 50 percent in the next six years and in January will award infrastructure and drilling contracts to develop 20 fields, state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos said on Saturday.Octavio Romero, chief…

Brazil Council Approves Sixth Round Pre-salt Auction

Dec 17, 2018

The Brazilian energy advisory council on Monday approved the sixth-round auction for Brazil's coveted pre-salt offshore oil area to be held next year, the energy ministry said.The auction will include the two new blocks of Southwest Sagittarius…

Pemex Eyes Shallower Waters

Dec 17, 2018

Mexican state-run oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos will focus on existing shallow water assets and refining next year at the expense of riskier, deepwater projects under a new government that has vowed to turn around the ailing company.The 2019…

Oil Slips 2 Percent

Dec 14, 2018

Oil prices dropped about 2 percent on Friday, weighed down by a falling U.S. stock market, while weak economic data from China pointed to lower fuel demand in the world's biggest oil importer.Brent crude futures for February delivery fell $1…

Europeans Sweep Record US Offshore Wind Auction

Dec 14, 2018

A U.S. government auction for three wind leases off the coast of Massachusetts ended on Friday with record-setting bids totaling more than $400 million from European energy giants including Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Equinor ASA.The Bureau of…

BP Green Lights Trinidad, Tobago Gas Projects

Dec 14, 2018

BP in Trinidad and Tobago (bptt) gave the go-ahead to two new gas developments, Cassia compression and Matapal, offshore Trinidad, it said on Friday.BP will build a new platform, Cassia C, and first gas from the facility is expected in the third quarter of 2021…

Norne FPSO Extended Through 2036

Dec 14, 2018

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given Equinor the green light to extend the operation of the Norne floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) and associated facilities until the end of 2036.'The consent has been granted…

Op/Ed: CCS Needs to Start With a Bang, Not a Whimper

Dec 14, 2018

For carbon capture and storage (CCS) to make a meaningful contribution towards decarbonizing our energy system, it needs to start with a bang, not a whimper₁. Scale projects are needed now if CCS is to stand any chance of benefiting from the…

Building Bridges of Trust for Oil Spill Response

Dec 14, 2018

An oil spill response workshop in Houma, La., earlier this month was the first of five such information gathering sessions the Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program has planned in coastal areas. The year-long project, which began in July…

Norway Postpones Decision on Arctic Oil Terminal

Dec 14, 2018

The Norwegian government has postponed a decision on whether to mandate the construction of an oil processing terminal near the Arctic tip of northern Europe until the third quarter of next year, it said on Friday.If built, the onshore Veidnes…

Ørsted Lauches Offshore Wind Biodiversity Policy

Dec 14, 2018

The largest energy company in Denmark, Ørsted A/S announced  ‘Offshore wind biodiversity policy’ to set out the principles that underpin our efforts to protect the natural environment in the areas where we develop, construct and operate offshore wind farms…

Total Sells 4% of Ichthys to Inpex for $1.6 Bln

Dec 13, 2018

French energy company Total said it has agreed to sell a 4 percent stake in its Australian Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to Japanese partner Inpex for $1.6 billion, following cost overruns.'This transaction is part of our constant portfolio review to optimize our capital allocation…

Total Ramps Up Mauritania Offshore Assets

Dec 13, 2018

French supermajor Total SA has been awarded two new blocks covering 14,175 square kilometers, offshore Mauritania by the natural resource-rich country's Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mines hence boosting the integrated oil and gas company's…

​​​​Crude Inventory Drops Again, Brent Stays Around $60

Dec 12, 2018

U.S. crude inventory declined again last week, reducing fear of a repeat 2014/16 oil glut occurring. The latest weekly survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates a small inventory fall of 1.2 million barrels in the week ended December 7…

CNOOC Gas Supply Hits New Record

Dec 12, 2018

CNOOC Gas & Power, a unit of China National Offshore Oil Corp , said on Wednesday its daily supply of natural gas had surpassed 200 million cubic meters for the first time as temperatures in northern China plummet.CNOOC sent 205 million cubic meters of gas to the Chinese market on Dec…

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