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Asian Renewables Investment on the Rise

May 28, 2019

Renewable energy investment in the Asia-Pacific region will overtake spending on oil and gas exploration by 2020, consultancy Rystad Energy said on Monday.Total capital expenditure in renewables will rise above $30 billion in the region by 2020…

Norway Oil Industry Eyes Investment Growth

May 28, 2019

Oil and gas companies working in Norway have hiked their 2019 and 2020 investment forecasts as they add more field development plans, a survey by the country's statistics agency (SSB) showed on Tuesday.Higher investment raises the prospect of further interest rate hikes by Norway's central bank…

Petrobras Nears Sale of Offshore Oilfields

May 28, 2019

Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA is nearing the sale of two oilfields in a process that could fetch around $1 billion and aid the state-run oil firm in its bid to reduce debt.Petrobras, as the company is known, has set a June 5 deadline to receive…

A New Well, a New Offshore Bonanza

May 28, 2019

Whatever its investments in wind, Equinor on Monday received a much anticipated greenlight to drill for oil in a mature quadrant of the North Sea, where success with the drill bit could again change field economics for the giant Johan Sverdrup field — and other…

Total, ENI Awarded Blocks off Ivory Coast

May 24, 2019

Ivory Coast has awarded four new offshore oil and gas blocks, two to France's Total and two to Italy's ENI, government spokesman Sidi Toure said on Wednesday.Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa producer, is seeking to develop it long-neglected oil sector…

Pemex Promised $7.3 Billion in Tax Relief

May 24, 2019

Mexico's government aims to give $7.3 billion in tax relief to heavily indebted state oil company Pemex, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday, in an effort to cool fears over its financial viability and the impact on the wider economy…

Sierra Leone Restarts 4th Licensing Round

May 23, 2019

Sierra Leone has put on a brave face and announced a rehashed package for bidders interested in taking part in its fourth hydrocarbons licensing round that was suddenly put on the ice in September 2018 after a new administration took charge…

Shell Starts Production at Appomattox

May 23, 2019

The Shell-operated Appomattox floating production system in the US Gulf of Mexico has been brought into production several months ahead of schedule, the British-Dutch supermajor announced on Thursday.The ultra-deepwater Appomattox development…

Floating Production Picking Up -Report

May 23, 2019

A collection of new orders may signal good news for the floating production sector, says a recent market report from International Maritime Associates and World Energy Reports (IMA/WER).Since the start of 2019, there have been 10 orders for floating production units…

Jadestone Produces First Oil From Stag Well

May 23, 2019

Asia Pacific focused independent oil and gas company Jadestone Energy announced on Thursday that the Stag 49H infill well offshore Australia has started producing at a rate of 1,400 bopd.After concluding drilling operations on May 6, 2019, the…

US Offshore Wind Hits Potential Snag

May 22, 2019

New legislation could stall US offshore wind farm development, the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) said.The House Appropriations Committee adopted language calling for a one-year Department of Defense study of the impact of offshore wind turbines…

Petrobras Interested in Two TOR Auction Areas

May 22, 2019

Petroleo Brasileiro said on Tuesday it is interested in exercising its preferential right to tender in two areas in an auction of excess oil from the so-called 'transfer of rights' (TOR) area, according to a company filing.The Brazilian state…

Norway's April Oil Output Lags Forecast

May 22, 2019

Norway's oil production fell 8.8 percent year-on-year in April to 1.38 million barrels per day, lagging the official forecast for the month by 0.6 percent, Norway's Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said on Wednesday.Including condensate and natural gas liquids (NGL)…

Engie, EDP to Form 50-50 Offshore Wind JV

May 21, 2019

French utility Engie and Portuguese power company EDP will create a 50-50 joint venture to pool their fixed and floating offshore wind operations, the companies said on Tuesday.'Creating this JV will bring the projects we have together. It means…

Petrobras Eyes $9 Bln Transfer-of-rights Addendum

May 21, 2019

Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras said on Tuesday its board of directors approved an addendum to a transfer-of-rights oil contract that will see it reimbursed to the tune of $9.06 billion, but the deal remains subject to governmental agreement…

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