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Bahr Essalam Phase Two to Finish by End 2018

Nov 05, 2018

Seven remaining wells are expected to be online at Libya's Bahr Essalam offshore gas field by the end of the year, the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) said in a statement on Sunday.The statement came after a meeting between NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi…

ADNOC to Boost Production Capacity

Nov 05, 2018

Abu Dhabi state-owned oil producer ADNOC plans to increase oil production capacity to 5 million barrels per day by 2030, the emirate's crown prince said in a tweet.Abu Dhabi's 'Supreme Petroleum Council approved AED 486 billion ($132.33 billion) in capex to support ADNOC's 5-year growth plans…

Australia’s Oil and Gas Industry Calls for Competitive Tax Regime

Nov 04, 2018

Changes to the petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT) announced today by the Commonwealth must be assessed carefully by Australia’s oil and gas industry, said the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA).“Attracting investment…

Australia Awards Seven New Offshore Permits

Nov 02, 2018

The future of oil and gas exploration in Australia looks bright after new offshore petroleum exploration permits were awarded by the Government that could see more than $530 million invested over the next six years.Minister for Resources and…

Life Extension for Total's Skirne and Byggve

Oct 30, 2018

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has greenlighted Total E & P Norge AS (Total) to use Skirne and Byggve off Norway beyond the originally planned operational life to March 2024.Skirne, including the Byggve deposit, is in the central North Sea at 120 meters water depth…

US Aims to Be Key Source of Global Energy Supplies

Oct 30, 2018

The United States will become a key source of energy supplies to meet growing demand globally, with innovation in technology and financing set to boost U.S. oil and gas production in the next decade, the country's top energy diplomat said.'In the next 5-10 years…

Turkish Drillship to Start Mediterranean Operations

Oct 30, 2018

A Turkish drilling ship will start operating in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday, 100 km (62 miles) off the coast of Antalya province, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said, adding it would aim to open two drill holes annually.Donmez made the…

DOI Okays Offshore Oil And Gas Drilling in Alaska

Oct 25, 2018

U.S. Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI) Ryan Zinke announced a long-awaited development for oil and gas energy production offshore the state of Alaska.Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued conditional approval…

Russia, Norway Ink Seismic Pact for Barents Sea

Oct 25, 2018

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and Russian petroleum authorities (Federal Subsoil Resources Management Agency, Rosnedra) have entered into an agreement to exchange seismic data from the areas around the demarcation line in the Barents Sea…

Indonesia Awards Two Oil and Gas Blocks

Oct 22, 2018

Indonesia awarded two oil and gas blocks of six auctioned by the government, deputy energy minister Arcandra Tahar told reporters on Monday.Indonesia awarded South Jambi B gas block to Hong Kong Jindi Group Ltd and Banyumas exploration block to Indonesia's PT Minarak Brantas Gas…

U.S. Announces Major Offshore Wind Developments

Oct 22, 2018

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced three major developments in American offshore wind energy spanning from coast to coast.The Secretary spoke at the American Wind Energy Association’s Offshore Wind Conference and announced 1…

Turkish Navy Stops Greek Frigate 'Harassment' in Mediterranean

Oct 18, 2018

Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said on Thursday that the navy had stopped a Greek frigate from harassing a Turkish ship in the Mediterranean. It did not give further details.Turkey, Greece and Cyprus's internationally recognized Greek…

Several US States Likely Withheld from Offshore Drilling Plan

Oct 17, 2018

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has hinted to at least six coastal states that he will keep their waters out of a looming plan to expand U.S. offshore drilling, telling some they lack enough oil to be included anyway, according to state officials and transcripts from public hearings…

Wintershall CEO Meets Norwegian Prime Minister on Growth Plans

Oct 17, 2018

Mario Mehren, CEO of Wintershall, Germany's largest crude oil and natural gas producer, has presented Wintershall’s growth plans in Norway during a visit by Norway's Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, to Berlin.Mehren announced a further increase…

Venezuela Sets New Wages for Oil Workers

Oct 10, 2018

Venezuela on Wednesday increased wages for workers at state energy company PDVSA after employees staged small protests to decry meager salaries amid the OPEC nation's economic meltdown.Socialist President Nicolas Maduro in August unexpectedly…

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