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Exxon Resumes Seismic Survey in Guyana

Feb 27, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp has resumed seismic exploration for oil and gas off of the coast of Guyana after halting work in December due to a run-in with the Venezuelan navy, a Guyanese government official said on Tuesday.Vessels have been able to travel unimpeded since the incident…

Somalia's Planned Oil Search Under Threat

Feb 21, 2019

Somalia, a country that has been trying, albeit with little success, to shed off the image of a nation in turmoil because of its insecurity, instability and a preferred haven for for militant groups, has big plans for auctioning some of its…

Mexico Plans $3.6 Bln Relief for Pemex

Feb 15, 2019

Mexico's government will inject $3.6 billion into ailing state-owned oil company Pemex, including by reducing taxes paid, company officials said on Friday, a move aimed at improving the firm's balance sheet and preventing a further downgrade to its credit rating…

Nigeria Plan for Local Firms Stands on Shaky Ground

Feb 14, 2019

Nigeria's Ministry of Petroleum Resources has recently reiterated its intention to push for an increase of the share to the national crude oil production from indigenous oil and gas companies to 30% in the short-term, but it is not definite…

BOEM Plans Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale in March

Feb 13, 2019

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said it will offer all available unleased areas in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico during a region-wide lease sale scheduled for March 2019.BOEM said Lease Sale 252 will offer up 78 million acres…

EU Takes Aim at Offshore Pipelines

Feb 11, 2019

Nord Stream 2 — the Gazprom company building a pipeline from Russia to Germany — said Monday it was too early to tell what effects, if any, proposed new EU rules for offshore pipelines might have on their project or those of others aiming to bring gas to Europe…

Russia Ready to Discuss Cooperation with BP

Feb 07, 2019

President Vladimir Putin has proposed discussions on further cooperation with Russia to BP chief executive Robert Dudley, including on projects by Rosneft, Interfax quoted the Kremlin as saying on Thursday.BP holds a 19.75 stake in Rosneft, Russia's largest oil producer…

Hungary Calls on US to Spur Domino-1

Feb 07, 2019

The United States could help Hungary diversify away from Russian energy by encouraging ExxonMobil to proceed with long-stalled plans to develop the Domino-1 gas field in the Black Sea, Hungary's foreign minister said.Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto…

Equatorial Guinea to Offer Ophir's Old Blocks

Feb 05, 2019

Equatorial Guinea will offer offshore Block R with the related Fortuna gas development project in the April licensing round, after the concession was reclaimed from Ophir Energy Plc, the oil minister said on Tuesday.Gabriel Obiang Lima told…

Activist Bid to Stop Guyana Drilling Rejected

Feb 04, 2019

A French court has rejected an urgent request by environmental groups including Greenpeace and Surfrider Foundation Europe to deny oil and gas major Total permission to proceed with plans to drill off the coast of French Guyana.The environmental…

Black Sea Project Gets Build Permit

Feb 04, 2019

Romanian-based Black Sea Oil & Gas received a construction permit from the country's energy ministry on Friday for an offshore gas project, but it said new taxes could make it hard to go ahead with the development.The company, controlled by private equity firm Carlyle Group LP…

Tanzania Offshore Puts Off Potential Suitors

Jan 31, 2019

Tanzania could be preparing for yet another licensing round of its offshore oil and gas blocks in the second quarter of 2019, more than four years after the last auction did not yield the anticipated results on the back of the country's complex regulatory regime…

Lundin Granted North Sea Drilling Permit

Jan 30, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for a wildcat well in the North Sea.The NPD said on Tuesday that the wildcat well, designated 16/1-31 S, would be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling…

Turkey to Begin Drilling Around Cyprus

Jan 25, 2019

Turkey will begin drilling for resources around Cyprus, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday, a move that could create tensions with neighboring Cyprus and Greece over ownership of natural resources.Attempts to tap gas and oil in…

UK Decommissioning Tax Relief Estimate in Question

Jan 25, 2019

Britain's public spending watchdog on Friday questioned a government estimate of 24 billion pounds ($31 billion) as the cost of tax relief to decommission oil and gas infrastructure.As one of the oldest and most mature oil basins, Britain's…

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