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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…

Shell, Chevron Clinch Saturno Block in Brazil Oil Tender

Sep 28, 2018

A consortium made up of Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron Corp won the Saturno block in the Santos basin in Brazil's pre-salt offshore oil auction on Friday, outbidding a rival group led by Exxon Mobil Corp.Shell's consortium won by pledging 70…

Equinor Eyes Chevron's Stake in Rosebank Field

Sep 28, 2018

Norway's Equinor is interested in buying Chevron's stake in Rosebank, an oil and gas field in the British part of the North Sea, two sources close to the process told Reuters.Chevron on Wednesday said that it had received interest from a potential…

Exxon Brazil to Focus on Drilling and Production

Sep 27, 2018

Exxon Mobil Corp will focus on drilling and production in Brazil now that it has made extensive acquisitions of oil blocks in the country, the company's chief executive officer in Brazil, Carla Lacerda, said on Thursday.Exxon also sees new opportunities in Brazil's biofuels…

DNV GL Updates Marine Warranty Standard

Sep 27, 2018

DNV GL Noble Denton marine services has released a new edition of the ST-N001 Marine operations and marine warranty standard for the warranty approval of marine operations, covering all different asset and operation types.The new edition now…

Staying Competitive in the Offshore Industry – The Bid Process

Sep 27, 2018

Lee Clarke at Dynama explains how to weather challenges in the offshore industry by using effective workforce optimization to support a successful bid management process.Since the middle of 2014 the price of a barrel of crude oil dropped from about $115 to less than $30…

Equinor Charters Shuttle Tankers for Roncador Field

Sep 27, 2018

Norway's Equinor has entered into time charter contracts with the shipowner Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS (Knutsen) for two newbuild shuttle tankers to transport crude oil from the Roncador oil field in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil.The…

Israeli, Egyptian Partners Buy into Pipeline to Allow Gas Deal

Sep 27, 2018

Israeli and Egyptian partners have agreed to purchase 39 percent of the shares in the EMG pipeline for $518 million, a deal that will enable natural gas exports from Israel to Egypt to begin as early as the start of 2019, the companies said on Thursday…

Petrobras to Pay $853 Mln US Fine in Car Wash Probe

Sep 27, 2018

Petróleo Brasileiro SA will pay an $853.2 million fine to settle U.S. criminal charges the Brazilian state-run oil company bribed politicians and then sought to conceal the payments, the Justice Department said on Thursday.The settlement with U…

Hibiscus Petroleum to Double Production

Sep 27, 2018

Malaysian oil and gas exploration and production company Hibiscus Petroleum is aiming to double its oil output in the United Kingdom and Malaysia to 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) by 2021, a senior company executive said on Thursday.It needs an…

BMT and Sonardyne Partner on Subsea Monitoring

Sep 27, 2018

Engineering consultancy BMT and subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. will together provide advanced integrated marine integrity monitoring solutions to the oil and gas industry under a new agreement announced today at the Rio Oil & Gas exhibition and conference in Brazil…

OMV Starts Offshore Oil Production in United Arab Emirates

Sep 27, 2018

Austria's OMV started production at Abu Dhabi's SARB and Umm Lulu's offshore oil fields, expecting to produce 25,800 barrels per day by year-end, it said on Thursday.The gas and oil group took a 20 percent interest in the two oilfields off the United Arab Emirates under a $1…

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…

AgileTek Eyes Korean Offshore Wind Industry

Sep 26, 2018

Subsea engineering analysis consultancy AgileTek has underlined growth plans in South Korea through the formation of a collaborative agreement with Blue Wind Engineering.The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will allow for future cooperation…

Shell Sees Peak Output for Brazil's Lula Field in 2020, 2021

Sep 26, 2018

Brazil's most productive field, the Lula, located in the offshore Santos basin, should hit peak production in 2020 or 2021, after reaching 1 million barrels of oil equivalent per day next year, an executive at Royal Dutch Shell said on Wednesday…

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