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Woodside Sees Reserve Base Tripling

Nov 19, 2019

Australia's Woodside Petroleum on Tuesday laid out plans to triple its gas and oil reserve base as it pursues projects worth over $36 billion in Australia, Senegal and Myanmar.Success in those projects would result in its reserve base reaching 3.7 billion barrels over the next seven years and help Woodside expand production by 6% a year over the next decade, it said.'We believe we now have a compelling growth story…

Norway Oil Output Beats Forecast, Gas Lags

Nov 19, 2019

Norway's oil production rose in October from the previous month, beating official forecast by 4.5%, while gas production continued to lag, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said on Tuesday.Output from the giant Johan Sverdrup oilfield kicked in ahead of schedule last month…

Digital Technologies Driving Reserves Numbers Up

Nov 15, 2019

Operators have traditionally grown their resources and reserves through acquisition, exploration and producing more from an already-discovered field. Now, digital technologies are helping operators increase reserves.Wood Mackenzie research director…

Chrysaor Buys Stakes in OKEA’s 2 Licenses

Nov 13, 2019

North Sea oil producer Chrysaor Norge has exercised an option to buy stakes in OKEA’s Grevling and Storskrymten discoveries offshore Norway.The Norwegean oil production company OKEA confirmed the sale of 20% of the Company's participating interest in Grevling (PL 038D) and 18…

Oil Is Our Gold and We Aim to Use All of It -ADNOC

Nov 13, 2019

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co aims to exhaust its vast oil and gas reserves even as many consumers switch to cleaner sources of energy, a senior executive in the Gulf oil company said.The world's transition away from fossil fuel in an effort to…

Foreign Players Unlikely to Bid in Brazil -BP Brazil Head

Nov 13, 2019

Foreign oil companies that have not joined Brazil's last two auctions of offshore 'pre-salt' fields are also unlikely to bid next year, BP Plc's Brazil president told newspaper Valor Economico in an interview published on Wednesday.Adriano Bastos argued that…

Tullow Oil Shares Sink

Nov 13, 2019

Tullow Oil cut its outlook for production and cash flow because of persistent problems in Ghana, while revealing that the quality of oil recently discovered in Guyana was heavy in nature, sending its shares down more than 20%.Commenting for…

G42, ADNOC JV for AI in Oil and Gas

Nov 12, 2019

With a goal of creating more artificial intelligence (AI) led solutions for the oil and gas sector, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)  has signed a deal with compatriot technology company Group 42 (G42) to create a new joint venture.The…

Africa Oil States Aim to Lure Investors

Nov 11, 2019

Lower prices and increasing competition for investment are driving many African states to make it easier and cheaper for overseas companies to keep their oil and gas output flowing.From Ghana to Gabon, governments are adjusting terms to lure…

Petrobras Has No Interest in Farming out Buzios

Nov 08, 2019

Brazil's state-run oil firm Petrobras, which dominated this week's disappointing offshore oil auctions, has no interest in farming out its Buzios block to be operated by another firm, its head of exploration and production said on Friday.Major…

West of Shetlands Ups Offshore Production

Nov 07, 2019

West of Shetland production likely to overtake North Sea for Shell and BP’s UK portfolios by 2020, said a report.Over the last four years oil and gas production in the West of Shetlands has risen and with that, a growing relevance for the biggest…

Neptune Spuds Fist Duva Well

Nov 07, 2019

Neptune Energy said it has spud the first Duva well in the Norwegian North Sea.Neptune's first discovery in Norway, Duva holds around 88 million barrels and will be developed with with two oil producers and one gas producertied back to the Neptune…

Brazil Govt Says Auction Rule Change Needed

Nov 07, 2019

One of the last big pre-salt rounds in Brazil finished on Thursday with only one block awarded, in another blow for authorities who have been criticized over the high cost of access to the areas.State-run Petrobras and a unit of China National Petroleum Corp were awarded the Aram block…

Oil Rises Above $62

Nov 07, 2019

Oil rose above $62 a barrel on Thursday after China hinted at progress towards a trade deal with the United States, raising hopes for an end to a long dispute that has weighed on economic growth and demand for fuel.China and the United States…

Big Oil Stuns Brazil in Back-to-back Auction Flops

Nov 07, 2019

Major global oil firms snubbed a second Brazilian oil auction in a row on Thursday, passing up offshore blocks and forcing officials to reconsider a bidding system that gives a privileged position to state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA.The only block awarded in Thursday's bidding went to Petrobras…

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