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Shutdown Risks Delays to US Energy Initiatives

Jan 04, 2019

The partial government shutdown is increasing the chances of delays in U.S. energy initiatives from the release of President Donald Trump's proposed offshore drilling plan to allowing higher levels of ethanol in gasoline during summer months…

Some Services Continue Despite US Government Shutdown

Jan 04, 2019

Despite stalled negotiations between the White House and Congress over funding for a border wall, forcing a shutdown of the government that started December 22, 2018, certain services remain active, if scaled-back, including some serving the oil and gas industry…

DNO Exits Oman Offshore Block

Jan 04, 2019

Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO ASA subsidiary DNO Oman Block 8 Limited has relinquished operatorship and participation in the offshore Oman Block 8 to the Sultanate of Oman's Ministry of Oil and Gas (MOG) and state-owned Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC (OOCEP)…

Brazil’s Oil and Gas Market Revival in Numbers

Jan 03, 2019

Brazil’s oil and gas sector related businesses traded about R$22 billion (about US$5.6 billion) in the last two years. This figure from the National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) was presented during a ceremony on the balance of advances in the sector…

Ophir Awaiting Fortuna Block Extension

Dec 31, 2018

Ophir Energy said it is still awaiting a response from Equatorial Guinea's Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH) with regards to its request for an extension of the Block R licence, where Africa's first deepwater independent floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project is planned…

Indonesia Grants New Oil Blocks Contracts

Dec 27, 2018

Indonesia has announced the winner of its third bidding round that will operate oil and gas blocks in three locations, Deputy Energy Minister Arcandra Tahar, said on Thursday.The winners are Pearloil (Theralite) Ltd. for South Andaman block…

Petrobras Suspends New Divestments

Dec 21, 2018

Brazil's state-controlled Petroleo Brasileiro SA will suspend any new divestment initiatives in oil exploration or production, the company said on Thursday, following a Supreme Court decision.The decision suspended an agreement between Petrobras…

Mexico Targets 50% Jump in Oil Output

Dec 17, 2018

Mexico aims to lift oil and gas production by almost 50 percent in the next six years and in January will award infrastructure and drilling contracts to develop 20 fields, state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos said on Saturday.Octavio Romero, chief…

Brazil Council Approves Sixth Round Pre-salt Auction

Dec 17, 2018

The Brazilian energy advisory council on Monday approved the sixth-round auction for Brazil's coveted pre-salt offshore oil area to be held next year, the energy ministry said.The auction will include the two new blocks of Southwest Sagittarius…

Coast Guard Working to Contain MC20 Leak

Dec 17, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard said it has partially assumed federal control of response operations to contain an oil discharge from the site of the collapsed Mississippi Canyon Block 20 (MC20) offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 11 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River…

Pemex Eyes Shallower Waters

Dec 17, 2018

Mexican state-run oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos will focus on existing shallow water assets and refining next year at the expense of riskier, deepwater projects under a new government that has vowed to turn around the ailing company.The 2019…

Norne FPSO Extended Through 2036

Dec 14, 2018

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given Equinor the green light to extend the operation of the Norne floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) and associated facilities until the end of 2036.'The consent has been granted…

Norway Postpones Decision on Arctic Oil Terminal

Dec 14, 2018

The Norwegian government has postponed a decision on whether to mandate the construction of an oil processing terminal near the Arctic tip of northern Europe until the third quarter of next year, it said on Friday.If built, the onshore Veidnes…

Brazil Reaches Deal with Petrobras Over Transfer of Rights Area

Dec 12, 2018

The Brazilian government has reached an agreement with state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA over the so-called transfer of rights area, Finance Minister Eduardo Guardia said on Wednesday.Guardia declined to disclose values nor who is owed what under the terms of the agreement…

US Government Sued Over Atlantic Seismic Testing

Dec 11, 2018

Environmental groups opposed to offshore drilling sued the federal government on Tuesday to prevent future seismic tests for oil and gas deposits in Atlantic waters off the U.S. East Coast.Seismic testing, which uses air gun blasts, violates federal laws that protect marine mammals…

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