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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…

Ofgem Rolls-out Sixth OFTO Round

Oct 09, 2018

UK's energy regulator, Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem),  has opened the tender process for the first project in its sixth round of its offshore transmission owner (OFTO) regime.'Ofgem is opening a tender for owning the electricity transmission link to the 1…

US Grants BP, Serica Licence to Run Iran-owned North Sea Field

Oct 09, 2018

BP and Serica Energy received a conditional licence from U.S. authorities to continue operating a North Sea gas field partly owned by Iran's national oil company, Serica said in a statement.The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control extended a licence for U…

UK Hydrographic Office to Maximize Geospatial Data

Oct 08, 2018

Government invests $6.55 million to help the UK Hydrographic Office and partner bodies on Geospatial Commission maximize the value of location-based information.Location-based information or geospatial data, is an increasingly valuable tool for businesses and public-sector organisations…

Experts Laud India’s 30 GW Offshore Wind Target

Oct 05, 2018

The top global experts have been lauding India’s 30 GW offshore wind industry target by 2030 in a session titled ‘A Leap Into Offshore’ was held in India on 3rd October, 2018 and moderated by Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)…

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…

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