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Equinor Dumps Great Australian Bight Oil Drilling

Feb 24, 2020

Norwegian company Equinor has become the third major fossil fuel producer to abandon plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, after years of work. Previously, BP and Chevron canceled their drilling plans in the area, in 2016, and 2017 respectively.Equinor will not go ahead with the $200 million project, after sustained pressure from environmental activists.Equinor has informed the Australian…

Coronavirus to Cut 2020 Oil, Gas Spend by $30B

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The coronavirus outbreak could cut oil industry investment this year by tens of billions of dollars and delay the delivery of offshore installations currently being built at Asian yards, Oslo-based consultancy Rystad Energy predicted on Friday…

Project Delays are Not the Worst Effect of Coronavirus on Upstream O&G

Feb 27, 2020

The upstream oil and gas sector’s biggest commercial fear from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic is its impact on demand and prices. Only a small proportion of global supply comes from the worst-affected regions.Manufacturing shutdowns and shipping bottlenecks are causing project delays…

Rystad Further Cuts Oil Price Forecast

Feb 27, 2020

Norwegian energy intelligence firm Rystad Energy has further slashed its expected oil price estimates for 2020, citing the effect of the coronavirus epidemic. What is more, Rystad says another downward revision might happen soon.'As China’s…

Oil Prices Drop To Lowest In a Year

Feb 27, 2020

Oil prices fell over 2% on Thursday, plunging for a fifth day to their lowest since January 2019 as a rise in new coronavirus cases outside China fuelled fears of a pandemic that could slow the global economy and dent demand for crude.Brent crude was down $1…

Eni Boosts Agogo Field Reserves Estimate to Over 1 Billion Barrels

Feb 27, 2020

Italian oil company Eni has upgraded its resource estimate for the Agogo field offshore Angola to over one billion barrels of oil in place. The field started production in January 2020.Eni said Wednesday it had successfully drilled Agogo-3,…

Norway's Oil Fund Earned $180B in 2019

Feb 27, 2020

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, made a 19.9% return on investment last year, earning a record 1.69 trillion Norwegian crowns ($180 billion) as stock markets rallied, it said on Thursday. The $1.1 trillion fund's return for the year was stronger than that of its benchmark index…

Guyana Seeking Partner to Market Its Oil

Feb 26, 2020

Guyana's government on Wednesday launched a search for a company to market its share of crude produced at the offshore Liza well, where an Exxon Mobil Corp-led consortium began producing oil in December.The government is entitled to a share of the oil produced…

Premium for Van Gogh Crude Falls as VLSFO Market Weakens

Feb 26, 2020

Australia's Santos Ltd has sold a 175,000-barrel cargo of Van Gogh crude loading March 29-April 2 to trading house Vitol at a premium of $15-$16 a barrel to dated Brent, well below the last traded level, three sources familiar with the deal said on Thursday…

Indonesia's Oil & Gas Output Set for Drop

Feb 24, 2020

Indonesia's oil and gas output is expected to contract for a fourth consecutive year in 2020, as aging fields and delays to new projects keep production levels below government targets, analysts said.The output decline comes as Jakarta proposes…

Oil Retreats in Face of Renewed Coronavirus Uncertainty

Feb 21, 2020

Oil prices fell on Friday as weak Asian data and a rise in new coronavirus cases fuelled uncertainty about the economic outlook while leading crude producers appeared to be in no rush to curb output.Brent crude was down $1.56, or 2.6%, at $57…

Petrobras Expects Dip in Oil Exports on Offshore Maintenance Works

Feb 21, 2020

Oil exports by Brazilian state-run Petrobras should fall slightly in the first quarter, thanks to scheduled maintenance stoppages at offshore platforms, executives said on Thursday.On a conference call to discuss the firm's fourth-quarter results…

Tanjung Offshore to Deliver Offshore Platform for Petronas

Feb 21, 2020

Malaysian oil company Petronas Carigali has contracted Tanjung Offshore Services for the delivery of a mobile offshore production unit.Tanjung Offshore Services has won a contract with a consortium Partner VME Process Systems Malaysia. The contract is for the provision of leasing…

Shell Working on FID for Mars Pipeline System Expansion

Feb 21, 2020

Shell Midstream Partners LP expects to take final investment decisions on expanding its Mars crude oil pipeline system in the Gulf of Mexico in the first half of the year, Chief Executive Kevin Nichols said on Thursday.Shell has seen significant interest from oil producers as the 600…

Aker Energy, Yinson Sign Pecan FPSO LoI

Feb 21, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker Energy has signed a letter of intent with Malaysian FPSO provider for the delivery of an FPSO for Aker Energy's Pecan oil field offshore Ghana.Subject to a firm contract signing, Yinson will get the deal for…

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