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ADNOC LNG Awards USD 860 mln EPC Contract to Consortium of Tecnicas Reunidas

Oct 02, 2018

ADNOC LNG said it signed an AED 3.16 billion (US$860 million) contract with a consortium of Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas and Abu Dhabi’s Target Engineering Construction Company for building the second phase of the Integrated Gas Development Expansion (IGD-E)…

ConocoPhillips Sells Greater Sunrise Fields To Timor-Leste

Oct 02, 2018

U.S. oil and gas producer ConocoPhillips said that it has agreed to sell its 30 percent interest in the Greater Sunrise Fields to the government of Timor-Leste for USD350 million.The total sales price of the transaction, which is conditioned…

ExxonMobil Expands Footprint in Brazil

Oct 02, 2018

ExxonMobil has won additional acreage in Brazil’s 5th pre-salt bid round, adding more than 71,500 net acres to ExxonMobil’s deepwater portfolio offshore in the Latin American country. This makes the largest publicly traded international oil…

Mexico Must Boost Oil Exploration to Halt Output Fall -Pemex

Oct 01, 2018

Mexico will need to double to about $4 billion its annual oil exploration investment to reverse a 14-year decline in output, a move that will require more funding by Pemex and private producers, a top official with the state-run firm said Friday…

Petrogal to Invest Up to $1 bln per Year in Brazil -CEO

Sep 28, 2018

Petrogal, the Brazilian unit of Portugal's Galp, plans to spend $800 million to $1 billion annually in the coming years in Brazil to develop its current oil and gas assets and boost its stake offshore, its chief executive officer said on Thursday…

Norway Should Invest in Kongsberg Share Issue -Government

Sep 28, 2018

Norway should invest about 2.5 billion Norwegian crowns ($306.26 million) in Kongsberg Gruppen's planned share issue, to help pay for the firm's acquisition of Rolls-Royce's Commercial Marine unit, the government proposed on Friday.If approved by parliament…

Petrobras to Resume Building Its Own Platforms

Sep 27, 2018

Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA will build its own oil platforms again from 2023, regardless of who wins the presidential election next month, an executive at the state-run oil company said.Petrobras' 2019-2023 business plan, set to be released in December…

Oil Eases, but Iran Sanctions Keep Prices Well Above $80 a Barrel

Sep 26, 2018

Oil prices eased on Wednesday but were still heading for a fifth consecutive quarter of gains, driven by an impending drop in Iranian exports in the last three months of the year when global demand heats up.Brent crude futures were last down 49 cents on the day at $81…

Guyana Puts Oil Auctions on Hold

Sep 25, 2018

Guyana has put planned oil auctions on hold as the impoverished South American country works to establish a Department of Energy to oversee the energy boom, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said on Monday.Since 1999, Guyana has awarded a group…

Big Oil Readies Brazil Offshore Bets

Sep 24, 2018

Exxon Mobil Corp , Royal Dutch Shell Plc and other companies will gather on Friday in possibly their last crack at Brazil's coveted offshore oil for another four years, as a wide-open election spurs fears about barriers to foreign investment…

O&G Output at Russia's Pacific Sakhalin Island Seen Down in 2019

Sep 20, 2018

Production of oil and natural gas at the Russian Pacific island of Sakhalin is expected to decline next year, the local government said in an emailed response to a Reuters query.Sakhalin, which is also famous for producing seafood, derives most…

Oil Up as U.S. Drilling Stalls, Iranian Sanctions Bite

Sep 10, 2018

Oil prices rose on Monday as U.S. drilling stalled and investors anticipated lower supply once new U.S. sanctions against Iran's crude exports kick in from November.Brent crude oil jumped $1.09 a barrel, or 1.4 percent, to a high of $77.92, but then eased to $77…

Russia's Novak to Meet with U.S. Counterpart Perry

Sep 10, 2018

Russia's energy minister Alexander Novak will meet with his U.S. counterpart Rick Perry on Thursday to discuss the situation on global oil and gas markets, Russia's Energy Ministry said in a statement on Monday.Novak and Perry will also discuss…

Mexico's Obrador Pledges More Than $11 Bln for Refineries

Aug 14, 2018

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday his administration will invest more than $11 billion to boost refining capacity in order to curb growing fuel imports.Lopez Obrador, who will take office on Dec. 1, told reporters his government plans to invest $2…

Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale to Test Response to Trump-era Regulations

Aug 10, 2018

A federal auction of exploration leases in the Gulf of Mexico next week will test energy companies' appetite for acreage after the Trump administration left royalty rates for deepwater parcels unchanged, bucking an industry call to lower them…

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