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Russia's Control of Sakhalin Project Could Pose Upside Risk to LNG Prices

Jul 01, 2022

Russia announced on Friday a decree that seizes full control of the Sakhalin-2 gas and oil project in the country's far east, a move that could force out Shell and Japanese investors and adds another bullish factor to prices in a tight global LNG market…

Russia to Replace Sakhalin-2 Project Operator with New Firm

Jul 01, 2022

Russia will create a firm which will take over all rights and obligations of the Sakhalin Energy Investment Company amid Western sanctions imposed on Moscow, a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.The 5-page decree indicates…

State Agency Wants Net-zero Carbon Emissions from Australia's Giant LNG Plant

Jun 30, 2022

A state agency in Australia has backed a plan to extend the life of the country's biggest liquefied natural gas plant by 50 years, so long as it achieves net zero carbon emissions for the rest of this decade, partly to protect ancient indigenous rock art…

Rovco Nets UXO, Seabed Survey Deal at Dutch Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 30, 2022

Subsea and hydrographic survey services firm Rovco has signed a contract with the Dutch marine services contractor Van Oord to carry out subsea investigation works on Dutch offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Noord. Rovco will perform an unexploded…

Staatsolie to Offer 60% of Suriname's Offshore Blocks in Coming Year

Jun 30, 2022

Suriname's state oil firm Staatsolie is getting ready to offer 60% of the country's offshore blocks for auction over the next 12 months, starting with a deepwater round in the fourth quarter, a company executive said on Wednesday.The Guyana…

BP, Shell to Cover Employee Travel for Treatment after Roe v. Wade

Jun 30, 2022

Oil producer BP on Wednesday joined Shell in pledging to cover travel expenses for U.S. employee health care treatment following a Supreme Court decision overturning the Constitutional right to an abortion.Neither of the two European companies explicitly named abortion in their statements…

Shell Buys Operating Stake in Equinor's North Platte

Jun 29, 2022

Equinor said on Wednesday it has agreed to sell to Shell a 51% operating stake in the North Platte deepwater development project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Equinor will retain 49% interest in the project, now renamed Sparta.Discovered in 2012 by Cobalt International Energy…

Shell Books Maersk Jack-up to Drill High-impact Pensacola Well Offshore UK

Jun 29, 2022

Shell UK Ltd has awarded Maersk Drilling a contract to supply the harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resilient for the drilling of the Pensacola well in the UK part of the North Sea.The contract is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2022…

Shell Says Prelude LNG Shipments Disrupted Until at Least Mid-July

Jun 28, 2022

Shell Plc said on Wednesday liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments from its Prelude floating facility off northwest Australia would be disrupted for at least two weeks due to work bans by unions fighting for better pay.Loading disruption at the 3…

SBM Offshore's Treasurer and IR Head Joins Jadestone Energy as New CFO

Jun 28, 2022

Asia-Pacific focused oil and gas company Jadestone Energy has appointed Bert-Jaap Dijkstra as Chief Financial Officer.Dijkstra will join Jadestone Energy from SBM Offshore, the Dutch FPSO leasing specialist, effective from September 1, 2022…

Strohm Delivers TCP Risers for Shell's North Sea Asset

Jun 28, 2022

Thermoplastic composite pipe manufacturer Strohm said Tuesday it had supplied Shell with a static Thermoplastic Composite (TCP) Riser to support operations at one of its Southern North Sea assets.'The availability of TCP through Strohm’s “TCP…

Apache, Shell Win Offshore Exploration Blocks in Uruguay

Jun 27, 2022

Uruguay's ANCAP has awarded three of the six available offshore blocks on its continental shelf to Shell and Apache, following bids received in the most recent ANCAP 2022 Open Bidding Round.Shell won the rights to the shallow-water block OFF-2 and deepwater Block OFF-7…

Ukraine Attacks Crimean Offshore Platform for Second Time

Jun 27, 2022

Ukrainian forces have attacked a drilling platform in the Black Sea owned by a Crimean oil and gas company, Tass news agency cited local officials as saying on Sunday, the second strike in a week.The platform is operated by Chernomorneftegaz…

Oil Firms Looking to Build 1GW Floating Offshore Wind Farm in Norway

Jun 24, 2022

Five oil and gas companies in Norway, partners in the Troll and Oseberg fields in the North Sea, are looking to build a 1GW floating wind farm in the Troll area, with the plan to use the wind farm to power oil and gas installations. The final investment decision could be made in 2023…

Nigerian Senate to Investigate Shell over Alleged Illegal Oil Lease Renewals

Jun 23, 2022

Nigeria's Senate said on Wednesday it will investigate oil company Shell Plc over alleged illegal extensions of oil exploration leases and is seeking a refund of $200 million which it said accrued over the period.The upper house of parliament…

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