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Powerful Earthquake Shuts Down Fifth of Japan's Oil Refining Capacity

Feb 15, 2021

Japanese refiners led by the biggest, Eneos Corp, shut down a fifth of the country's crude oil refining capacity after a powerful earthquake struck northeastern Japan knocking out power, bullet train lines and injuring more than 150 people.The…

Reuters: Malaysia Probing Aker Solutions over Petronas Dealings

Dec 02, 2020

Malaysia’s anti-graft agency is investigating Norway’s largest oil services provider Aker Solutions on suspicions of making false statements in its dealings with state-owned energy firm Petronas, three sources familiar with the probe said.The…

Tokyo Gas Joins Chiba Offshore Wind Partnership

Nov 25, 2020

Japan's largest provider of city gas Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. has joined the joint venture established by Shizen Energy Inc. and Northland Power Inc. in 2019 for the development of offshore wind projects in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, the partners announced Wednesday…

ABS Class for First Taiwan-built Offshore Installation Vessel

Aug 03, 2020

Marine classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will provide classification services to the first floating heavy lift and installation vessel to be built in Taiwan.The vessel named the Green Jade has been commissioned by CDWE…

Sakhalin Energy Starts Maintenance Work at Molikpaq Offshore Platform

Jul 31, 2020

Russian oil and gas company Sakhalin Energy has started seasonal maintenance of its Molikpaq offshore oil and gas platform, at the Russian far east.Sakhalin Energy said Friday that over 300 people, including about 160 maintenance contractor personnel…

Neptune Energy Plans to Let 400 Office Workers Go

Jun 19, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy is looking to reduce its workforce by 400 positions, half of which are contractor roles, citing the impact of the COVID-19 and a drop in oil prices.'We anticipate approximately 400 roles across nine countries to be impacted by these proposals…

Russia: Maintenance Work Kicks Off at Sakhalin-2 Project

Jun 15, 2020

Russia's Sakhalin-2 liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant has started maintenance work set to last for just over a month at one of the plant's two lines, the company said on Monday.Sakhalin Energy had originally planned for work to be done on both lines at the same time…

Two Firefighters Die in Fire at Oilfield in India

Jun 10, 2020

Two firefighters from Oil India have died while trying to put out a massive blaze at an oilfield operated by the state-run explorer in India's northeastern Assam state, officials said on Wednesday.Oil India had suspended operations at the gas…

Sechin to Stay at Rosneft's Helm for 5 More Years - Vedomosti

May 14, 2020

The Russian government has extended a contract for Igor Sechin, a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, to stay as the chief executive officer of giant oil producer Rosneft for five more years, Vedomosti daily reported on Wednesday.The daily…

Staff from Coronavirus-hit Russian Novatek Site to Live on Cruise Ship

May 07, 2020

A cruise ship has arrived in Russia's northwesterly Murmansk region to accommodate healthy staff from a construction site run by the gas company Novatek, one of Russia's coronavirus hotspots, a local crisis center said.Novatek, one of the world's top liquefied natural gas (LNG) companies…

Saipem Crew in Isolation after COVID-19 Case on Pipelaying Vessel

Apr 14, 2020

Several crewmembers aboard Saipem's offshore vessel FDS in a port in the Netherlands have been placed in isolation after a confirmed COVID-19 case aboard.As reported by Saipem last Friday, one crewmember on the pipelayer was disembarked and transferred to isolation after he was confirmed positive…

PetroVietnam Reduces Salaries to Cope with Coronavirus, Low Oil Prices

Apr 01, 2020

Vietnam Oil and Gas Group is cutting employee salaries to rein in costs as it grapples with low oil prices and a coronavirus pandemic that has infected 212 people in the southeast Asian nation, the company said on Wednesday.The move was part of efforts to cut costs by 15% to 30%…

Aker Solutions Wins 5-Year Offshore Maintenance Work with Shell in Brunei

Mar 30, 2020

Norwegian offshore engineering and construction company Aker Solutions, in a joint venture with Brunei-based PTAS, has signed a five-year agreement to provide offshore maintenance and modification services to Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP).According to Aker Solutions…

Petrofac Clinches $40M Deal in UAE

Feb 20, 2020

UK oilfield services company Petrofac has won a $40 million engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract by Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC), for a project in the United Arab Emirates.Mani Rajapathy, Managing Director…

PetroChina Resumes Guangdong Refinery Construction

Feb 19, 2020

Asia'a largest oil and gas firm PetroChina resumed construction of its oil refinery and petrochemical project in southern Chinese province of Guangdong, as the number of new coronavirus cases fell for a second straight day.In an attempt to curb the spread of the virus…

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