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Nigeria: FPSO Workers Released after Kidnapping

Aug 07, 2020

Offshore workers kidnapped from an FPSO offshore Nigeria in an armed pirate attack in July, have been released, the owner of the floating production unit said Friday.In an incident that occurred on July 2, nine Nigerian crew members aboard the BW Offshore-owned Sendje Berge FPSO were kidnapped…

Shell Writes Down Nigerian Offshore Block at Heart of Italian Bribery Trial

Jul 30, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday its second-quarter writedowns include the OPL 245 license for an offshore oilfield in Nigeria which it holds alongside Eni and which is at the center of an ongoing corruption court case in Italy.Italian prosecutors…

Armed Group Attacks FPSO, Kidnaps Crew in Nigeria

Jul 02, 2020

The article has been updated to include a statement by BW Offshore who confirmed the attack on its FPSO and the kidnapping of several crew members.Pirates on Thursday attacked BW Offshore's Sendje Berge FPSO and kidnapped several crewmembers…

Nigeria Exceeds OPEC+ Oil Output Cut Quota

Jun 10, 2020

Nigeria did not fully comply with a pact by oil producers to rein in output to balance markets but will make additional cuts to make up for the lapse, the head of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Mele Kyari said on Wednesday.Nigeria…

Nigeria Launches Licensing Round for Marginal Oilfields

Jun 02, 2020

Nigeria has launched its first licensing round for marginal oilfields in nearly 20 years, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) said on Monday, despite court rulings last week that barred some of the fields from being auctioned.Marginal…

UK Court Throws Out Nigerian Offshore Block Graft Case Against Shell, Eni

May 22, 2020

An English court threw out a $1.1 billion case Nigeria had brought against Royal Dutch Shell and Eni related to a dispute over the OPL 245 oilfield, a court document showed on Friday, while a related trial in Italy continues.The Nigerian government…

Nigeria: No 'Substantive' Oilfield Bid Round Until Prices Recover

May 06, 2020

Nigeria will not hold 'substantive' oilfield bid rounds until prices recover, the head of the state oil company said on Tuesday in a web conference.Mele Kyari, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, also said…

Nigeria Oil Export Plans Put Off amid Talks with Majors on Cuts

Apr 27, 2020

Nigeria's state oil company has delayed publishing its future oil export plans as it negotiates with local companies and international majors about how to cut output in line with a global deal on production curbs, trading sources said.Official selling prices (OSPs) for Nigerian oil…

SEC Drops Probe into Shell's Offshore Nigeria Deal

Apr 24, 2020

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has dropped its inquiry into Royal Dutch Shell's 2011 acquisition of an offshore oil block in Nigeria, the Anglo-Dutch company said on Thursday.'The SEC has notified us that it has closed its inquiry into Shell in relation to OPL 245…

Nigeria: Union Suspends Strike after Exxon Workers Freed

Apr 20, 2020

A major Nigerian oil union has suspended planned industrial action after 21 Exxon Mobil Corp. employees quarantined last week after their arrest for violating coronavirus-related movement restrictions were freed, it said on Sunday.The governor of southern oil hub Rivers State…

Lekoil Cuts Costs, Staff. Otakikpo Output Unaffected

Apr 03, 2020

Nigeria-focused oil company Lekoil has said it will reduce workforce numbers as part of the 'immediate and accelerated' implementation of the company's general and administrative ('G&A') cost reduction measures. 'These measures are targeting an annual reduction of US$8…

Nigeria Tells Oil and Gas Firms to Cut Staff in Covid-19 Fight

Apr 02, 2020

Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources ordered oil and gas companies on Thursday to reduce their workforce and practice social distancing, tightening measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus.'All operators and their contractors are…

Nigeria Tightens Offshore Rules as 6 OSV Workers Test Positive for Covid-19

Mar 30, 2020

Nigeria's petroleum regulator has ordered oil and gas companies to reduce their offshore workforce and move to 28-day staff rotations as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, according to a circular seen by Reuters.The restrictions…

Saipem Dismisses 'False Rumors' on Virus-Infected Person in Nigeria Office

Feb 28, 2020

Italian oilfield services provider Saipem on Friday issued a statement dismissing reports that a coronavirus infected person had entered its office in Nigeria.In a brief statement on social media, Saipem said: 'Saipem informs that the news that…

Yinson: Abigail-Joseph FPSO Sets Sail for Nigeria. First Oil in May

Feb 28, 2020

Malaysian FPSO leasing company Yinson has informed that its FPSO Abigail-Joseph has set sail from Singapore to Nigeria, where it will be deployed at First E&P offshore oil fields.The FPSO, previously named Allan, has recently been upgraded by Keppel in Singapore…

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