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Santos, Gold Fields Pen 3-Year Gas Supply Deal

Jun 16, 2020

Australia's oil and gas company Santos has entered into a new gas supply agreement with Gold Fields Limited for its three gold mines in Western Australia.Santos will supply nearly 5.5 petajoules of natural gas from its Varanus Island gas plant over three years…

Exxon Cuts Guyana Crude Output to Avoid Gas Flaring

Jun 15, 2020

ExxonMobil Corp has reduced crude output at its nascent project off Guyana's coast due to problems with gas reinjection equipment, a move meant to avoid excessive gas flaring, the South American country's environmental regulator said on Monday…

New Zealand Raises Oil Spill Insurance Requirements

Jun 15, 2020

New Zealand's maritime safety authority has greatly increased the insurance cover or other financial security that owners must have to cover marine oil spills from their offshore installations.Under recent amendments to the Marine Protection Rules Part 102…

AF Gruppen to Dismantle Curlew FPSO

Jun 15, 2020

Oil company Shell has awarded Norway's AF Gruppen a contract for the dismantling and recycling of the Curlew FPSO.The Curlew is an FPSO which was deployed at the Curlew field in the UK North Sea in 1997, approximately 210km east of the Aberdeenshire coastline…

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…

BP Lowers Oil Outlook. Expects to Take up to $17.5B Writedown

Jun 15, 2020

BP will write off up to $17.5 billion from the value of its assets after cutting its long-term oil and gas price forecasts, betting the COVID-19 crisis will cast a lasting chill on energy demand and accelerate a shift away from fossil fuels…

Vår Energi Takes Jotun FPSO Ashore for Upgrades

Jun 15, 2020

Norwegian oil company Vår Energi is taking the Jotun FPSO ashore for upgrades, as part of a project designed to extend the life of the Balder Area in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.The FPSO, which has been producing oil from the Jotun field in the North Sea since 1999…

Otto Energy Looking to Appoint Gulf of Mexico Veteran as New CEO

Jun 12, 2020

Oil and gas company Otto Energy has said that Matthew Allen will step down as Chief Executive Officer and from the Board as Managing Director effective immediately by mutual agreement following the completion of his two-year assignment to Houston…

U.S. Offshore Oil Output Down 13% After Storm Cristobal

Jun 12, 2020

Offshore crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated northern Gulf of Mexico was down 13%, or 242,681 barrels per day (bpd), on Thursday, four days after Tropical Storm Cristobal came ashore, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said…

CNOOC Brings Online Bohai Bay Oil Field

Jun 11, 2020

Chinese oil company CNOOC has started production from its Qinhuangdao 33-1S oil field phase I in the Bohai Bay.Qinhuangdao 33-1S is a shallow water oilfield, located in central and western Bohai with an average water depth of 21 meters. 'The…

About 24% U.S. Gulf Offshore Oil Output Shut after Storm

Jun 11, 2020

About 24%, or 435,767 barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production, remain[ed] shut in the offshore U.S.-regulated Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday after Tropical Storm Cristobal, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said…

Equinor, Aker BP to Jointly Develop Several Offshore Fields in Norway

Jun 11, 2020

Norwegian oil companies Equinor and Aker BP have agreed on commercial terms to jointly develop several fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.The coordinated development will include Krafla, Fulla and North of Alvheim (NOAKA) offshore licenses…

US Grants 12 Royalty Cuts for Struggling Offshore Drillers

Jun 10, 2020

The Trump administration has approved 12 applications for reductions in royalty payments from offshore drilling companies reeling from reduced demand for fuel and battered prices, according to the agency that processes such requests.In an email…

Norway: Tax Breaks to Spur Investments in New Offshore Projects

Jun 10, 2020

With reports this week that a broad majority in the Norwegian Parliament supports proposed tax breaks to help the oil and gas industry affected by low oil prices, oil industry is responding and promising investments.On the back of the stimulus from the government in the form of temporary tax breaks…

Nigeria Exceeds OPEC+ Oil Output Cut Quota

Jun 10, 2020

Nigeria did not fully comply with a pact by oil producers to rein in output to balance markets but will make additional cuts to make up for the lapse, the head of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Mele Kyari said on Wednesday.Nigeria…

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