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Petrobras Oil, Gas Output Falls in August

Sep 25, 2018

Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said its oil and gas production in August totaled 2.47 million barrels of oil equivalent per day, attributing the 5.1 percent decline from the previous month to closures for maintenance.Petrobras…

Guyana Puts Oil Auctions on Hold

Sep 25, 2018

Guyana has put planned oil auctions on hold as the impoverished South American country works to establish a Department of Energy to oversee the energy boom, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said on Monday.Since 1999, Guyana has awarded a group…

Ashtead Delivers Installation Monitoring Services to Subsea 7

Sep 25, 2018

Subsea equipment specialist Ashtead Technology said it has completed a subsea installation monitoring project for Subsea 7 in support of Equinor’s Utgard development, located in blocks 15/8 (NCS) and 16/18a (UKCS) of the central North Sea.The contract…

Hess Has No Plans to Sell Remaining Asian Assets

Sep 25, 2018

U.S. oil producer Hess Corp has no intention to sell its assets in Asia as the region provides good, steady cash flow and a stable political environment, a senior company executive told Reuters on Tuesday.While the company sold assets in Thailand…

Lundin Petroleum Says Arctic Oil Test Points to Bigger Reservoir

Sep 25, 2018

Swedish oil firm Lundin Petroleum expects to increase its resource estimate for the Alta discovery in Norway's Arctic region following a successful two-month production test.Finding significant oil reserves in the Norwegian Arctic has been challenging for oil firms…

Big Oil Readies Brazil Offshore Bets

Sep 24, 2018

Exxon Mobil Corp , Royal Dutch Shell Plc and other companies will gather on Friday in possibly their last crack at Brazil's coveted offshore oil for another four years, as a wide-open election spurs fears about barriers to foreign investment…

Ampelmann Wins Five North Sea Contracts

Sep 24, 2018

Offshore access solutions provider Ampelmann said it has won five new contracts for its Walk to Work (W2W) solutions in the offshore wind market over the course of September. These projects will see two A-type and three E-type systems installed on vessels operating in the North Sea…

Total Makes Major Offshore UK Gas Discovery

Sep 24, 2018

French oil and energy group Total said on Monday it had made a major gas discovery on the Glendronach prospect, located off the coast of the Shetland islands in the North Sea.Total said preliminary tests on the new gas discovery confirmed good reservoir quality…

Tullow Oil abandons First Namibian Well

Sep 24, 2018

Africa-focused Tullow Oil will abandon its first well in Namibia, but data gathered in the project indicated it might strike lucky in another attempt, it said on Monday.'The Cormorant-1 exploration well in the PEL-37 licence, offshore Namibia…

Transocean Norge to Drill for Equinor

Sep 21, 2018

Equinor has awarded Transocean a contract for drilling six wells on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) by use of the Transocean Norge mobile rig. Drilling start-up is scheduled for the summer of 2019.The rig has also been awarded a contract…

Shell in Talks to Sell $1.3 Bln of Gulf Coast Assets

Sep 21, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell Plc is in talks to sell its assets in a Gulf of Mexico oilfield to Focus Oil to pay for its takeover of BG Group Plc, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with matter.The deal could value Shell's stake in the Caesar Tonga field at about $1…

Pemex Reaches Deal to See if Talos Find Reaches Its Block

Sep 21, 2018

Mexican state oil firm Pemex has reached a preliminary agreement with a consortium led by Talos Energy to evaluate whether the group's find in the Gulf of Mexico extends into a neighboring Pemex block, the companies said in a statement on Thursday…

ESVAGT Names Taylor UK Regional Director

Sep 21, 2018

ESVAGT UK has appointed Ian Taylor as iUK Regional Director.Taylor brings many years of shipping experience and a considerable amount of ESVAGT knowledge to ESVAGT’s UK office at Dock Gate House in the heart of Aberdeen’s harbor area. As a Chartered Shipbroker…

Norway's Gas Exports Set to Match Annual Record

Sep 21, 2018

Norway's gas exports hit a new high of 36.8 billion cubic meters (bcm) this summer and the annual deliveries will be on a par with the record annual figure achieved in 2017, gas system operator Gassco said on Friday.Between May and August, which is normally a season with fewer gas exports…

Reliance Shuts Field in Krishna-Godavari Basin

Sep 21, 2018

India's Reliance Industries Ltd has shut down an offshore oil and gas field on the eastern coast of India, the company said in a statement on Friday, after seeing a natural decline in output for months.The closure marks the beginning of the…

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