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Petrobras Gas Fields, Exploration Bloc Up for Sale

Jul 05, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA has put its Peroa and Cangoa shallow-water natural gas fields and a deepwater exploration concession known as Malombe in the state of Espirito Santo up for sale, the company said.In a securities filing…

Petrobras Reschedules Oilfield Bid

Jul 05, 2019

Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA is scheduled to hold a final 're-bid' for two oilfields off the coast of Rio de Janeiro on July 8, four sources told Reuters this week, after the state-run oil firm annulled a previous bidding round.Among the…

Energean to Buy Edison's Oil and Gas Unit

Jul 04, 2019

Israel-focused gas driller Energean said on Thursday it will buy Italian energy group Edison's oil and natural gas unit for an initial consideration of $750 million.The acquisition would significantly expand Energean's operations in the growing eastern Mediterranean gas hub…

A Boost for South Africa Offshore

Jul 04, 2019

South Africa’s offshore space is getting busier ahead of the finalization of the country’s oil and gas regulatory framework as more well-endowed exploration firms position themselves for a long-drawn exploration of the country’s under-explored offshore hydrocarbon reserves…

Ørsted Supports Taiwan’s Offshore Wind

Jul 03, 2019

An $800 million green loan facility launched by Ørsted brings together 15 banks to finance the company’s first commercial offshore wind farms in Taiwan.“Taiwan is eager to expand its share of renewable energy. The country’s financial institutions want to be a part of that green transition…

A Future for Floating Wind

Jul 01, 2019

With more demonstrators in the water, more substantial players are taking interest in floating offshore wind.For some time, floating offshore wind has been something of a niche, but now full-scale demonstrators are in the works, and bigger players – including oil and gas companies – are taking note…

Sapura Energy Bags Multiple Contracts

Jul 01, 2019

Malaysia’s oilfield services player Sapura Energy said it has has clinched contracts worth a total of MYR 1 billion ($242 million) for several new oil patch deals and one – the company’s first – offshore wind contract.The 10 new contracts are…

Shell, Exxon Eye Somalia's Offshore

Jun 28, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil are looking to return to Somalia ahead of an oil block bid round later this year, the East African country's oil ministry said.Shell and Exxon Mobil had a joint venture on five offshore blocks in Somalia prior…

Zama Resource Estimate Upgraded

Jun 27, 2019

Talos Energy and its partners have increased the resource estimate of the Zama field in the offshore portion of Mexico's Sureste Basin, following evaluation of the data acquired from the Talos-operated Block 7 Zama appraisal campaign.'Based on the preliminary results of our appraisal program…

Shell, Hexcion to Develop Floating Wind Farm

Jun 27, 2019

Swedish floating wind farm designer Hexicon said it is teaming up with energy giant Shell to develop, construct and operate a floating wind farm approximately 40 kilometers offshore Ulsan.The project will be carried out under a joint development agreement signed by Shell and CoensHexicon…

CNOOC Invites Foreign Firms to Bid for Offshore Blocks

Jun 27, 2019

China National Offshore Oil Corporation, or CNOOC, has issued a tender inviting foreign firms to jointly explore and produce oil and gas in the South China Sea and the Bohai Bay area, according to a statement posted on the company's website on Wednesday…

Wood Sees Profit Rise

Jun 26, 2019

British engineering and oilfield services provider Wood Plc said on Wednesday its operating profit for the first half would be 25% higher than last year, sending its shares up more than 7%.The company said its overall performance in the first half was better than a year earlier…

Senegal President's Brother Resigns After Energy Fraud Claims

Jun 25, 2019

The brother of Senegal's President Macky Sall has resigned from his government post after allegations of fraud relating to natural gas contracts, he said on Monday.An investigation by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) this month alleged…

US Offshore Wind Market Doubles in Size

Jun 25, 2019

The market for offshore wind in the United States is growing, and growing fast, led by a number of solicitations from states on the East Coast.Over the last 12 months, the size of the US market has doubled to surpass China and Taiwan as the world's third largest for offshore wind…

ExxonMobil’s Exit Not a 'Major' End in Norway

Jun 24, 2019

The withdrawal from Norway’s offshore sector of ExxonMobil appears to be underway, and the development to some looks like the start of a pullout of “international oil majors” from a sector dominated by stately player, Equinor.True, ExxonMobil’s departure is symbolic…

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