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Equinor Makes FID for Hywind Tampen

Oct 11, 2019

Equinor and the Snorre and Gullfaks partners have made a final investment decision (FID) for the Hywind Tampen offshore wind farm development and will submit updated plans for development and operation to Norwegian authorities.The oil and gas platforms will be the first ever powered by a floating offshore wind farm. The wind farm will be located some 140 kilometers from shore in 260-300 meters of water between the Snorre and Gullfaks platforms…

Energean Sells North Sea Assets to Neptune

Oct 14, 2019

Israel-focused Energean Oil & Gas Plc on Monday agreed to sell Edison E&P North Sea assets to Neptune Energy Group for up to $280 million, as part of an ongoing plan to sell non-core assets.Energean, which is focused in the Mediterranean, will…

Aker BP Q3 Output Lags

Oct 14, 2019

Norway's Aker BP fell short of its third-quarter oil and gas output target and will take an impairment charge of $80 million, it said on Monday, sending its shares down more than 4%.Daily output fell to 146,100 barrels of oil equivalents per day (boepd) in the July-September quarter period from 150…

Iranian Tanker Hit by Missiles, Oil Rises

Oct 11, 2019

Oil prices jumped more than 2% on Friday, October 11, 2019, after Iranian media said a state-owned oil tanker had been struck by missiles in the Red Sea near Saudi Arabia, raising the prospect of supply disruptions weeks after attacks on Saudi oil plants…

Total Says It Will Skip Brazil TOR Auction

Oct 10, 2019

Fance's Total SA, the big winner in a Brazilian auction of offshore oil concessions on Thursday, said it will not participate in a bigger auction scheduled for November 6 of the so-called Transfer of Rights area in Brazil's pre-salt region.The company's chief executive officer…

Brazil Oil Bidding Points to Future Auction Success

Oct 10, 2019

Brazil's mines and energy minister said the positive results of Thursday's round of bidding for the country's offshore oil blocks point to successful auctions later this year of the so-called Transfer of Rights area and pre-salt oil find.Minister…

Brazil Court Green Lights TOR Mega Auction

Oct 10, 2019

Brazil's Federal Audit Court known as the TCU unanimously approved on Wednesday the ground rules for a major auction of pre-salt oil concessions in a 'transfer of rights' (TOR) area off the country's southeastern coast.The government expects to raise 106 billion reais ($25…

Equatorial Guinea Says Currency Caps Will Hurt Energy Prospects

Oct 10, 2019

New currency controls enforced by the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) could ruin the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Guinea and 'destroy' Equatorial Guinea's economy, the country's oil minister told Reuters on Wednesday.Equatorial Guinea…

Majors to Bid in Brazil's $800 Mln Oil Auction

Oct 10, 2019

BP PLC, Chevron Corp and Royal Dutch Shell PLC are among firms that will compete for exploration and production rights off the Brazilian coast on Thursday, in the first of three oil bidding rounds scheduled for coming weeks.Combined, the minimum…

Senegal Delays Oil Licensing Round

Oct 09, 2019

Senegal has delayed the launch of an oil and gas licensing round due on Wednesday until November 4 as contract documents still need to be finalized, oil minister Mahamadou Makhtar Cisse said.'We need to ensure the legal framework for investors…

Digitalization: Oil Industry Could Save up to $100Bln

Oct 08, 2019

The global oil and gas industry can save as much as $100 billion through automation and digitalization in the 2020s, energy research firm Rystad Energy said.'As much as $100 billion can be eliminated from E&P upstream budgets through automation and digitalization initiatives in the 2020s…

Johan Sverdrup Comes On Stream

Oct 05, 2019

Production has commenced from the giant Johan Sverdrup field in the Norwegian North Sea, operator Equinor announced on Saturday.The largest development in Norway for three decades, the mega project has started up more than two months ahead of and NOK 40 billion ($4…

Hibiscus Oil Find Bigger than Expected

Oct 04, 2019

Panoro Energy reported drilling results in the Hibiscus Updip well (DHIBM-1), located on Dussafu Marin Permit, offshore Gabon, “have significantly exceeded expectations” the company's CEO John Hamilton said.Panoro and operator BW Energy estimate…

BP Names Bernard Looney as Next CEO

Oct 04, 2019

Bernard Looney, who will replace Bob Dudley as chief executive of BP when he retires next year, faces the tricky task of navigating the energy major through a rising tide of environmentalism and the move to a low-carbon economy.BP on Friday appointed Looney…

Mexican Government Not Seeking to Control Zama

Oct 03, 2019

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday that his government is not seeking to take control of the Zama oilfield discovery, which is currently operated by a private consortium led by U.S.-based Talos Energy.Reuters reported earlier this week that Mexico's national oil company…

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