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Ex-Unaoil manager Sentenced to Three Years in Prison over Iraq Bribery

Jul 31, 2020

A former manager of consultancy Unaoil was sentenced to three years in jail by a London court on Thursday – the second Unaoil executive to be jailed for bribing an Iraqi official to secure a $55 million oil deal after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003…

EnQuest to Take Over Operatorship of Bressay Field from Equinor

Jul 31, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor will sell a 40.8125% interest in and transfer operatorship of the Bressay oil field development on the UK continental shelf to UK-based EnQuest. The initial consideration is GBP 2,2 million (USD 2,8 million)…

ConocoPhillips to Reverse Most Output Cuts by End of Q3

Jul 30, 2020

ConocoPhillips said on Thursday it expects production curtailments in the current quarter to be roughly half as much as last quarter and will restore most of its output by the end of September, after the oil and gas producer slashed about a third of its output in April as oil prices plunged 41%…

BP Shuts Caspian Sea Platform for Maintenance

Jul 30, 2020

BP suspended its Alfa platform in Azerbaijan on Thursday for planned maintenance that will last for five days, it said in a statement.The oil major uses the Alfa platform to produce natural gas at the Shah Deniz gas field in the Caspian Sea…

Headache for OPEC as Oil Market Structure Signals Return of Glut

Jul 30, 2020

Rising OPEC and U.S. oil supply, coupled with stalled economic and crude demand recovery, have pushed the futures market structure back to indicating a surplus, last observed during oil's collapse in April and May amid the coronavirus pandemic…

Murphy Oil to Take Pacific Drilling Rig on a Ten-Well Term in 2021. Scraps 2020 Deal

Jul 30, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Pacific Drilling has lost a two-well contract for its Pacific Sharav drillship with Murphy Oil, but has managed to secure a ten-well deal with the same client, only at a later date.The drillship recently completed…

Talos CEO Becomes Vice-Chairman of U.S. Offshore Industry Body NOIA

Jul 30, 2020

Tim Duncan, CEO of Talos, an oil and gas company focused on exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico, has been appointed Vice Chairman of the U.S. National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA).Duncan will join NOIA Chairman and Halliburton…

Siemens Gamesa Slashes 2020 Revenue Forecast on COVID-19 Impact

Jul 30, 2020

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa expects the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic will cut 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) from its sales revenue in the full year, the German-Spanish manufacturer said on Thursday.The company said the impact will be harsher than previously expected…

Shell CEO: Oil Demand May Never Recover from COVID-19

Jul 30, 2020

Global oil demand might never return to levels seen before the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden said on Thursday.'Demand will take a long time to recover if it recovers at all,' van Beurden told reporters…

Vallourec to Keep Supplying Petrobras with Tubular Solutions Until 2023

Jul 30, 2020

Tubular solutions supplier Vallourec has signed contract extensions with Petrobras for the supply of its products and services.Since 2019, Vallourec has been supplying Petrobras with OCTG products, including seamless steel tubes, connections…

Shell Writes Down Nigerian Offshore Block at Heart of Italian Bribery Trial

Jul 30, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday its second-quarter writedowns include the OPL 245 license for an offshore oilfield in Nigeria which it holds alongside Eni and which is at the center of an ongoing corruption court case in Italy.Italian prosecutors…

Total Sells Gabon Offshore Fields to Perenco for Up To $350M

Jul 30, 2020

French oil major Total has struck a deal with Perenco to sell its interest in seven offshore oil fields in Gabon.Total said Thursday that its 58% owned affiliate Total Gabon had signed an agreement with Perenco to divest its stakes in seven mature non-operated offshore fields…

Shell Takes $16.8B Impairment

Jul 30, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell avoided its first quarterly loss in recent history, helped by a booming trading business, but announced nearly $17 billion in impairment charges reflecting a pessimistic outlook for oil and gas prices.Shell had warned last…

Envoy Acquires Avantis Marine

Jul 30, 2020

UK-based Envoy Group has acquired a marine engineering company, Avantis Marine, to target carbon reduction and clean energy solutions for offshore markets.Avantis specializes in marine engineering with a focus on environmental performance and clean technologies for the shipping…

Shell, Eneco JV Wins Hollandse Kust Noord Wind Farm Tender

Jul 29, 2020

CrossWind, a joint venture Shell and Eneco, has won the tender for the subsidy-free offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (Noord) in the Netherlands. The consortium plans to have Hollandse Kust (Noord) operational in 2023 with an installed capacity of 759 MW…

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