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Middle East Oil & Gas News

Gazprom Neft Produces its Two-Millionth Tonne of Oil in Kurdistan
Iraq >> 5/16/2019 - Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazprom Neft Middle East B.V. has produced its two-millionth tonne of oil since starting commercial production at its Sarqala field in the Kurdsitan Region of Iraq. ...
KBR Awarded FEED Contract for Oman LNG's Debottlenecking Project
KBR Awarded FEED Contract for Oman LNG's Debottlenecking Project Oman >> 5/15/2019 - KBR, Inc. (KBR) has been awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract by Oman LNG L.L.C for the debottlenecking of their facility at Sur in the Sultanate of Oman. Under the terms of the cont...
Kenz Figee Signs Partner Agreement with Saudi Drill
Saudi Arabia >> 5/13/2019 - Kenz Figee, world’s leading supplier in the design, production and maintenance of innovative lifting- and hoisting solutions for the offshore- and harbor industries, is pleased to announce that they r...
Abengoa Receives Order to Start Early Works for Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant
United Arab Emirates >> 5/13/2019 - Abengoa (ABG), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructures, energy and water sectors, has received the order to start early works, ...
Two Saudi Oil Tankers Attacked Near UAE Waters
Saudi Arabia >> 5/12/2019 - Saudi Arabia said that two Saudi oil tankers were among vessels targeted by a “sabotage attack” off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, condemning it as an attempt to undermine security of global c...
McDermott Awarded Sizeable Offshore Contract by ADNOC
McDermott Awarded Sizeable Offshore Contract by ADNOC United Arab Emirates >> 5/10/2019 - McDermott International has been awarded a sizeable* contract by ADNOC to provide FEED services on a design-competition basis for phase one of the Umm Shaif Gas Cap Condensate Development Project. The...
Iraq Planning $53B Mega Project with ExxonMobil & PetroChina
Iraq Planning $53B Mega Project with ExxonMobil & PetroChina Iraq >> 5/9/2019 - Iraq is planning a $53 billion mega project with global energy giants ExxonMobil and PetroChina to use seawater from the Persian Gulf to boost oil production. The 30-year project would boost output fr...
Letter of Award for Jack-ups Energy Enticer & Energy EDGE
Letter of Award for Jack-ups Energy Enticer & Energy EDGE Qatar >> 5/9/2019 - Northern Offshore announces firm Letter of Awards for two (2) long-term contracts for its premium, heavy-duty jack-up drilling units from Qatar Petroleum. The Energy Enticer and Energy Edge are of the...
Bilfinger Middle East Wins Big EPC Contracts from Adnoc
United Arab Emirates >> 5/8/2019 - The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has awarded Bilfinger three separate projects in the first quarter of 2019. The contracts, secured by Bilfinger's Middle East division, involve turnkey insta...
Weir Oil & Gas Wins Four-Year Contract with Oman Oil Company Exploration & Production
Oman >> 5/7/2019 -  Weir Oil & Gas has been awarded a four-year contract with Oman Oil Company Exploration & Production (OOCEP) to provide wellhead equipment and services. The contract, which will be carried out by Weir...
QP Issues Tender for LNG Storage & Loading Facilities for North Field Expansion
Qatar >> 5/7/2019 - Qatar Petroleum has issued an Invitation to Tender Package for Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) to expand its common lean liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage, and the loading and export...
ADNOC & ExxonMobil Discuss New Opportunities to Progress of US$ 30 B Upper Zakum Expansion
United Arab Emirates >> 5/7/2019 - His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and Darren W. Woods, Chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobi...
KBR Earns 3 Year Extension on General Maintenance Services Contract for SATORP
KBR Earns 3 Year Extension on General Maintenance Services Contract for SATORP Saudi Arabia >> 5/3/2019 - KBR, Inc. (KBR) has received a three year extension to its existing General Maintenance Services (GMS) contract for the 440,000 bpd refinery at SATORP’s (a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Total...
Eni Signs EPSA for Block 1 Offshore Bahrain
Bahrain >> 5/2/2019 - Following a joint study conducted by Eni in 2016 and the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding dated 13th January 2019, Eni has signed an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) wit...
KBR Awarded Maintenance Services Contract by Sadara Under Maintenance Alliance Program
Saudi Arabia >> 5/2/2019 - KBR, Inc. (KBR) has been awarded a Maintenance Alliance Program (MAP) contract to provide long-term maintenance services for the Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture of Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemic...
Qatar Petroleum Awards Contracts for 8 Drilling Rigs for the North Field Expansion Project
Qatar >> 5/1/2019 - Qatar Petroleum has awarded contracts for a total of eight offshore Jackup Drilling Rigs required for the North Field Expansion Project. The drilling rigs are planned to be mobilized and ready for dri...
McDermott Awarded FEED Contract by ADNOC Refining
McDermott Awarded FEED Contract by ADNOC Refining United Arab Emirates >> 5/1/2019 - McDermott International, Inc. (MDR) announced it has been awarded a sizeable* contract by ADNOC Refining to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) services for the Refinery Offgases (ROG) project...
ADNOC Launches Abu Dhabi’s 2019 Block Bid Round
United Arab Emirates >> 5/1/2019 - ADNOC has launched Abu Dhabi’s 2019 Block Bid Round, opening for bidding five new onshore and offshore exploration blocks with substantial oil & gas potential. ...
Siemens & Iraqi Government Sign Roadmap Implementation Agreement
Iraq >> 4/30/2019 - • The agreement with Ministry of Electricity paving way to full execution of Iraq Roadmap ...
Genel Energy Provides Update on Bina Bawi Development
Iraq >> 4/30/2019 - Genel Energy has provided an update on the Bina Bawi licence. As previously announced, the deadline to meet the conditions precedent relating to the Bina Bawi gas lifting agreement (‘GLA’) was extende...
Wood Awarded SABIC Contract for New Technology Centre in Saudi Arabia
Wood Awarded SABIC Contract for New Technology Centre in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia >> 4/30/2019 - Wood has secured a new contract with SABIC to deliver the engineering design for a world-class petrochemical research centre in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ...
Abengoa is Awarded the Construction of a Desalination Plant in UAE
United Arab Emirates >> 4/30/2019 - Abengoa (ABG), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructures, energy and water sectors, has been selected by the Engineering, Procure...
Tatweer Petroleum & Total Sign MOU to Cooperate in Progressing Oil & Gas Exploration Opportunities
Tatweer Petroleum & Total Sign MOU to Cooperate in Progressing Oil & Gas Exploration Opportunities Bahrain >> 4/29/2019 - H.E. Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa, Chairman of Tatweer Petroleum has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Tatweer Petroleum– Bahrain Field Development Company and Tota...
ADNOC Signs New Long-Term Agreement for Base Oil Sales into India
United Arab Emirates >> 4/23/2019 - The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed another significant long-term sales agreement with an important end-user consumer - the Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) - for its high-quality ...
McDermott Awarded Petrochemicals Contract in Kuwait
Kuwait >> 4/22/2019 - McDermott International, Inc. (MDR) and Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC), a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), announced that KIPIC has awarded McDermott a technol...
QP Initiates LNG Ship Construction Program for 100+ New LNG Carriers
Qatar >> 4/22/2019 - Qatar Petroleum issued an ‘invitation to tender’ for the reservation of ship construction capacity required for the LNG carrier fleet for its North Field Expansion (NFE) Project, which will increase Q...
Aramco to Acquire Shell’s Share of the Sasref Refining Joint Venture
Aramco to Acquire Shell’s Share of the Sasref Refining Joint Venture Saudi Arabia >> 4/21/2019 - The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) is to acquire Shell Saudi Arabia Refining Limited’s (Shell) 50% share of the SASREF joint venture in Jubail Industrial City, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...
Aramco, TechnipFMC & Axens Advance Catalytic Crude to Chemicals Technology
Saudi Arabia >> 1/29/2019 - Saudi Aramco, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Saudi Aramco Technologies, signed a Joint Development and Collaboration Agreement (JDCA) with Axens and TechnipFMC to accelerate the development and c...

Africa Oil & Gas News

Eni & Sonatrach Strengthen Their Relationship by Extending Gas Supply Contract Until 2027
Eni & Sonatrach Strengthen Their Relationship by Extending Gas Supply Contract Until 2027 Algeria >> 5/17/2019 - Eni and Sonatrach have signed agreements to renew the gas supply contract to import Algerian gas into Italy until 2027 (plus two further optional years) also defining the transportation arrangements t...
SDX Energy Announces Q1 2019 Financial And Operating Results
Morocco >> 5/17/2019 - SDX Energy, the North Africa-focused oil and gas company, has announced its financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and a Directorate change. All monetary values are ...
Cranium Engineering Deploys C-Kore Cable Monitor Units in Africa for First Time
Nigeria >> 5/16/2019 - C-Kore systems recently completed their first deployment with VAYCO Oil Tools and local Nigerian partner Cranium Engineering on an asset integrity verification operation for a major oil operator off t...
PGS Completes MultiClient 3D Seismic Acquisition Offshore Republic of Guinea
Guinea >> 5/15/2019 - PGS’ latest MultiClient 3D GeoStreamer acquisition covering blocks A4 and A5 of the Republic of Guinea was completed on 8th May 2019. Fast-track processing is ongoing. The Guinea MC3D survey PGS’ firs...
Eni Announces a New light Oil Discovery in Block 15/06
Angola >> 5/14/2019 - After Kalimba, Afoxé and Agogo, the Ndungu discovery further demonstrates the exploration potential contained in the block’s deeper geological sequences. ...
Strata-X Announces 83% Increase in Prospective Gas Resource at Serowe CSG Project
Botswana >> 5/14/2019 - Strata-X Energy has announced that, following the integration of regional data and data acquired in Strata-X’s latest 19B-1 well, MHA Petroleum Consultants have upgraded the gas resources within the C...
Rovuma LNG Development Plan Approved by Mozambique Government
Rovuma LNG Development Plan Approved by Mozambique Government Mozambique >> 5/14/2019 - Mozambique Rovuma Venture said that the government of Mozambique had approved its development plan for the Rovuma LNG project, which will produce, liquefy and market natural gas from three reservoirs ...
Anadarko Signs LNG Sale & Purchase Agreement with JERA and CPC Corporation
Mozambique >> 5/13/2019 - Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced Mozambique LNG1 Company Pte. Ltd., the jointly owned sales entity of the Mozambique Area 1 co-venturers, has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with JE...
Serinus Energy Ramps Up Tunisia Operations After Restricted Activity
Tunisia >> 5/13/2019 - Serinus Energy plc (SEN) is pleased to provide an operational update. ...
Eni Finds Akoma Discovery in CTP-Block 4, Offshore Ghana
Ghana >> 5/9/2019 - Eni announces a gas and condensate discovery in CTP-Block 4, offshore Ghana. The well, drilled on the Akoma exploration prospect, proved an estimated volume between 550 and 650 bcf of gas and 18-20 mm...
KBR Wins Additional Work on Phase 1 of BP's Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Project
Mauritania >> 5/9/2019 - BP has awarded KBR's UK operating subsidiary the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) contract to provide Facilities Integration and Terminal Quarters and Utilities (QU) Managem...
Uganda Launches 2nd Round of Competitive Bidding for Oil Blocks
Uganda >> 5/9/2019 - Uganda has launched a second round of competitive bidding for five oil exploration blocks in the west of the country, where it has already discovered commercial crude reserves, the energy ministry sai...
Tower Resources Provides Operational Update
Cameroon >> 5/8/2019 - Tower Resources plc, the AIM-listed oil and gas company with a focus on Africa, is pleased to provide an update on operations on the Thali block in Cameroon. ...
Sound Energy Provides Operational Update
Morocco >> 5/8/2019 - Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, provides an update on its on-going exploration progamme. ...
Mozambique LNG and the Government of Mozambique Expect To Make Major Announcement on June 18
Mozambique >> 5/8/2019 - Following a meeting Tuesday, the President of Mozambique His Excellency Filipe Nyusi and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Chairman and CEO Al Walker announced plans for Mozambique LNG to make an importa...
Mazarine Energy and ETAP Discover Oil in Sidi Marzoug-1 Well
Tunisia >> 5/7/2019 - During a production test, SMG-1 well flowed, constrained by surface facilities, at a rate of over 2,000 barrels of oil per day and 5 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. Mazarine Energy is the o...
BHGE Wins Turbomachinery Contract for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim FLNG Development
Mauritania >> 5/6/2019 - Baker Hughes, a GE company has been awarded a contract to supply turbomachinery equipment for the first phase of BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project located offsh...
Benban Solar Field in Aswan Set to Operate at Full Capacity in 2019
Benban Solar Field in Aswan Set to Operate at Full Capacity in 2019 Egypt >> 5/5/2019 - Egypt said its Benban solar field in Aswan, set to be largest in the world upon completion at 1.8 GW total capacity, is set to operate at full capacity in 2019. ...
SuccessfulCcompletion of AU$45 million Capital Raising
Senegal >> 5/2/2019 - FAR Limited is pleased to announce a placement to institutional and sophisticated investors to raise approximately AU$45 million before expenses by issuing 818,854,544 million shares. ...
Sonatrach Says Foreign Energy Partnerships Essential
Algeria >> 5/1/2019 - Sonatrach wants to develop its partnerships with foreign firms to boost output and exports. Algeria, a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and a major gas supplier to Europ...
African Petroleum Responds to Media Articles Re Gambia Block A1
Gambia >> 5/1/2019 - African Petroleum notes recent media articles stating that BP has signed an agreement with the Gambian government in relation to Block A1 in The Gambia. The Company continues to reserve its rights in ...
Tendrara Gas Sales Agreement Update
Morocco >> 5/1/2019 - Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, provides an update on its negotiations of a Gas Sales Agreement ("GSA") for the Company's gas resources in the Tendrara production concession i...
Anglo African Secures Tilapia License Renewal
Congo >> 4/30/2019 - Anglo African Oil & Gas plc, an independent oil and gas developer, is pleased to announce the receipt of a letter from the Government of the Republic of the Congo signed by the Minister of Hydrocarbon...
Nigeria's Bonny Light, Amenam Oil Exports under Force Majeure
Nigeria >> 4/29/2019 - Exports of two Nigerian crude grades are suffering significant disruptions following a turbulent week in the country’s oil-producing Delta region. Royal Dutch Shell has declared force majeure on expor...
Aker Energy Completes Appraisal Drilling Campaign Offshore Ghana
Ghana >> 4/28/2019 - Aker Energy, as the operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block, has concluded its appraisal drilling campaign offshore Ghana. The Company is currently working on a revised Plan f...
Maersk Supply Service Awarded Major FPSO Mooring Project
Guinea >> 4/25/2019 - Maersk Supply Service has been selected to deliver an integrated FPSO mooring installation and replacement solution for an American oil major in the Gulf of Guinea. Maersk Supply Service will provide ...
Egypt & Cyprus Discuss Economic Cooperation
Egypt & Cyprus Discuss Economic Cooperation Egypt >> 4/24/2019 - Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek el Mulla held talks talks here with visiting Cypriot parliament speaker Demetris Syllouris on boosting economic cooperation between the two countries....
ExxonMobil Acquires More Exploration Acreage Offshore Namibia
Namibia >> 4/24/2019 - ExxonMobil will increase its exploration acreage in Namibia with the addition of approx. 7 million net acres (28,000 sq kms) following the signing of an agreement with the government of Namibia and th...
Penspen to Execute FEED of the Proposed Gas Pipeline Between Nigeria & Morocco
Penspen to Execute FEED of the Proposed Gas Pipeline Between Nigeria & Morocco Nigeria >> 1/7/2019 - Penspen, a leading global provider of engineering and project management services to the energy industry, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the Office National des Hydrocar...
Egypt’s Revenues $1b Monthly from Oil Companies
Egypt >> 9/25/2014 - Egypt's state-run Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) declared that Egypt received a share of the foreign partner’s oil and gas revenues of US$1 billion per month and is repaying around $700...

Asia Oil & Gas News

Block Energy Completes Placing to Raise GBP 12 Million
Georgia >> 5/17/2019 - AIM-listed Block Energy, the exploration and production company focused on the Republic of Georgia, has completed a placing of 109,090,000 new Ordinary Shares, raising approx. £12 million (before expe...
EnscoRowan Awarded USD 180 Million by Arbitration Tribunal
South Korea >> 5/17/2019 - EnscoRowan has announced that an arbitration tribunal has awarded the Company $180 million in damages in its proceedings againstSamsung Heavy Industries, a shipyard in South Korea ('SHI'). Further, th...
Santos P'nyang Farm-in Advances PNG LNG Expansion
Papua-New Guinea >> 5/16/2019 - Santos today announced an important milestone towards expansion of the PNG LNG plant by signing a binding letter of intent to acquire a 14.3% interest (pre-government back-in) in Petroleum Retention L...
Empyrean Energy Provides Update on Jade and Topaz Prospects, offshore China Block 29/11
China >> 5/15/2019 - Empyrean Energy, the oil and gas development company with interests in China, Indonesia and the United States, has advised that comprehensive analysis of the excellent quality 3D seismic data, acquire...
MHPS Receives Order for Two H-25 Gas Turbines for Major Chinese Paper Firm
China >> 5/15/2019 - Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has received an order for two H-25 gas turbines from Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd., a major Chinese paper manufacturing company, for a factory at its...
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Holds Christening Ceremony for Next-Generation LNG Carrier "BUSHU MARU"
Japan >> 5/15/2019 - Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Yokohama, held a christening ceremony on May 14th for a next-generation LNG (liquefied natural ga...
Subsidiaries of Marubeni Corporation to Merge to Strengthen Network Solution Sector
Japan >> 5/15/2019 - Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni”) hereby announces a merger (hereinafter, “this Merger”) of two Marubeni subsidiaries: Marubeni Wireless Communications Inc. (hereinafter, “MWC”) and Marubeni Network ...
Sparrows Group Selected J. S. Technical Services as Sole Agent in Thailand
Thailand >> 5/15/2019 - Sparrows Group has selected Thai service and supply company J. S. Technical Services Co., Ltd. (JST) to act as their sole agent in the Kingdom. ...
Topaz Installs FUELTRAX EFMS for Advanced Fuel Data Reporting
Azerbaijan >> 5/14/2019 - Topaz Energy and Marine (“Topaz”), a leading offshore energy logistics company, is partnering with FUELTRAX, a market-leading smart, real-time marine fuel management solution, on advanced fuel trackin...
McDermott Awarded Polypropylene Technology Contract in India
India >> 5/13/2019 - McDermott International, Inc. (MDR) has been awarded a sizeable technology contract by Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL), a group company of IndianOil, for the license, basic engineering de...
"HAKURYU-5" Started its Drilling Operation in Vietnam
Vietnam >> 5/13/2019 - The semi-submersible drilling rig "HAKURYU-5"?has started the drilling operation based on the contract with Rosneft Vietnam B.V. on May 12 2019 at offshore Vung Tau, Vietnam.
India to Receive Millions of Barrels of Iranian Oil within a Month
India >> 5/11/2019 - Indian refiners are about to get two very large crude carriers carrying 4 million barrels of Iranian oil this month - one each at Paradip in the east and Kochi in the west, Reuters reported. ...
5 Platforms to Be Operational This Year
Iran >> 5/11/2019 - Managing director of Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) announced that 5 decks are installed and operated by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2020) saying that over 60 million cubi...
China's Iran Oil Imports Grow to Eight-Month High
Iran >> 5/11/2019 - China’s oil imports from Iran climbed to the highest in eight months in April which saw countries stock on Iranian crude before exemptions from US sanctions expired, new tanker data shows. ...
Exillon Energy's April Production Report
Russia >> 5/9/2019 - Exillon Energy plc (Exillon Energy), a London Premium listed oil producer with assets in two oil-rich regions of Russia, Timan-Pechora ("Exillon TP") and West Siberia ("Exillon WS"), is pleased to ann...
Sonoro Energy Awarded Selat Panjang PSC
Indonesia >> 5/8/2019 - Sonoro Energy has announced that along with its Indonesian partner Menara Global Energi, an affiliate of a substantial Indonesian company, it has been awarded the Selat Panjang PSC in the 2019 Convent...
"HAKURYU-11"Started its Drilling Operation in Indonesia
Indonesia >> 5/7/2019 - The jack-up drilling rig "HAKURYU-11" has started the drilling operation based on the contract with Premier Oil Natuna Sea B.V. on April 26th 2019 at offshore Natuna, the Republic of Indonesia.
IOOC Hails Private Sector Participation in Offshore Projects
Iran >> 5/5/2019 - The Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) CEO said that his company had already outsourced 60 percent of its operations to the private sector and would welcome their partnership in future projects. ...
Domestically Manufactured 316 Oil Equipment Items by KOGPC in Year to March 2019
Iran >> 5/4/2019 - Karoon Oil and Gas Production Company (KOGPC) produced 316 items of its required oil industry equipment and spare parts in the year to March 2019, using domestic experts and technology, said the compa...
Determination of Farzad Gas Field by Next Three Months
Iran >> 5/3/2019 - The deputy CEO of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) for engineering and development affairs announced that Farzad A and B gas field will be determined by the next three months saying that serious ta...
PEDEC Responsible for Developing Iran’s Oilfields
Iran >> 5/3/2019 - The CEO of Petroleum Engineering and Development Company (PEDEC),Touraj Dehghani, in a press conference which was held in sidelines of the 24th int’l oil show on Friday (3May) commenting on PEDEC’s pe...
BMT Secures New Contract with Shell’s Platforms Offshore Malaysia
Malaysia >> 5/3/2019 - Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Ltd, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, has signed an offshore Master Service Agreement (MSA) with BMT. The three-year agreement will see BMT provide maintenance oil and ...
South Pars Achievements & Investment Opportunities Introduced in 24th Petroleum Exhibition
Iran >> 5/2/2019 - South pars achievements and investment opportunities introduced in 24th international petroleum exhibition Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) attended the 24th international petroleum exhibition as Sout...
Pavilion Energy Pioneers Singapore’s Commercial Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering Capability
Singapore >> 5/2/2019 - Pavilion Energy has performed the first commercial ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in the Port of Singapore. The operation, the first of such in Singapore, comprised a reload of 2,000m3 of LNG onto a small...
New Rig to Start Drilling Onshore Azerbaijan Soon
Azerbaijan >> 5/1/2019 - Canada's Zenith Energy, which is the operator for development of Muradkhanli-Jafarli-Zardab block of oil fields onshore Azerbaijan, will start the drilling campaign with the new BD-260 drilling rig so...
The 24th Iran Int’l Oil Exhibition Inagurates
Iran >> 5/1/2019 - The 24th Iran International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition (Iran Oil Show-2019) officially opened with the presence of Petroleum ministry of Iran Bijan Zangeneh in the international ...
Nord Stream 2 Files Appeal Against the Decision of the Danish Energy Agency
Russia >> 4/30/2019 - On 17 April 2019 Nord Stream 2 filed an appeal against the 26 March decision of the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) related to the North-western permit application requesting the company to investigate and...
Solitaire Starts Laying the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline in Russian Waters
Russia >> 4/30/2019 - Pipelay vessel Solitaire started laying the first line of the Nord Stream 2 twin gas pipeline in Russian waters. Solitaire will spend about a month constructing one of the two approx. 100 km long sect...
Coro Energy's Duyung PSC 2019 Drilling Programme Approved
Indonesia >> 4/29/2019 - Coro Energy has announced that the Duyung partners have agreed the upcoming drilling programme in the Duyung Production Sharing Contract ('PSC') in the West Natuna basin, offshore Indonesia which cont...
Exillon Energy’s March Production Report
Russia >> 4/29/2019 - Exillon Energy plc (Exillon Energy) (EXI.LN), a London Premium listed oil producer with assets in two oil-rich regions of Russia, Timan-Pechora ("Exillon TP") and West Siberia ("Exillon WS"), is pleas...
Jadestone Energy announces Heads of Agreement for Vietnam gas sales
Vietnam >> 4/29/2019 - Jadestone Energy has announced that two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries have signed a Heads of Agreement ('HOA') with Petrovietnam, relating to gas sales from the Nam Du and U Minh gas fields (Jadest...
Keppel Delivers ENSCO 123 Jackup to EnscoRowan
Singapore >> 4/26/2019 - Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd's (Keppel O&M) wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS) has delivered ENSCO 123 to Ensco Rowan plc (EnscoRowan) on schedule and with zero lost-time incidents....
Gazprom & CNPC Discuss Pipeline Gas Supplies to China
China >> 4/25/2019 - A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Wang Yilin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CNPC, took place today in Beijing, China. ...
Air Liquide & Houpu Create JV to Develop the Hydrogen Distribution Infrastructure in China
China >> 4/25/2019 - Air Liquide and Chengdu Huaqi Houpu Holding co., Ltd ("Houpu"), finalized the creation of a joint venture for the development, production and distribution of hydrogen refilling stations for Fuel Cell ...
NOVATEK Signs Arctic LNG 2 Agreements with CNOOC and CNODC
Russia >> 4/25/2019 - NOVATEK announced at the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation that NOVATEK and CNOOC Ltd have signed a binding agreement on the acquisition by CNOOC of a 10% participation interest...
CNOOC Signs Petroleum Contract with PetroChina
China >> 4/24/2019 - CNOOC Limited has announced that its subsidiary, CNOOC China Limited, has signed a Petroleum Contract with PetroChina for Beibu Gulf 23/29 Block and Beibu Gulf 24/11 Block. ...
AXENS Awarded Complete Residue Hydrocracking Solution Towards Naphtha Production
China >> 4/24/2019 - Shenghong Refining & Chemical (Lianyungang) Co., Ltd has selected Axens’ ebullated-bed residue hydrocracking technology H-Oil® for a capacity of 3,200,000 tons per year in combination with a 3,450,000...
Bumi Armada Refinances Corporate Debt
Malaysia >> 4/24/2019 - Malaysia-based international offshore energy facilities and services provider Bumi Armada has announced the signing of documentation related to its corporate debt refinancing. ...
NOVATEK's Cryogas-Vysotsk JV Commenced Full-Scale LNG Production
Russia >> 4/24/2019 - NOVATEK has announced that its joint venture with Gazprombank Cryogas-Vysotsk has commenced full-scale production of liquefied natural gas (LNG). During the official ceremony at the port of Vysotsk, R...
Increase in Reserves for Licence 67 Following Drilling Success
Russia >> 4/24/2019 - AIM-listed PetroNeft Resources, an oil & gas exploration and production company, operating in the Tomsk Oblast, Russian Federation, and 50% owner and operator of Licences 61 and 67 (the remaining 50% ...

Global Oil & Gas News

Velan ABV Srl & Velan SAS Secured Contracts with a Total Value of US$63 million
Brazil >> 5/17/2019 - In past weeks, two of Velan’s subsidiaries, Velan ABV Srl and Velan SAS, have secured contracts with a total value of US$63 million. The first, the extension of a previous order with MODEC and, the se...
Exxon’s Permian Production to Yield $64B for New Mexico
Mexico >> 5/17/2019 - ExxonMobil said a new study estimates the company’s development of Permian Basin resources in New Mexico will generate approximately $64 billion in net economic benefits for the state and local commun...
Vestas Secures 228 MW Order from PacifiCorp
Denmark >> 5/16/2019 - Vestas has received an order for 228 MW of V136-4.2 MW, operating in 4.3 MW power optimised mode, from PacifiCorp, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, for the 250 MW Ekola Flats wind project, l...
Ophir Energy Sells Offshore Mexico Block 5 Interest to Existing Partners
Mexico >> 5/16/2019 - Ophir Energy has signed a Sales and Purchase Agreement ('SPA') relating to the sale of its 23.33% interest in Block 5 (Cuenca Salina), offshore Mexico, to the existing partners in the Block 5 explorat...
EMGS to Acquire Fully Pre-Funded Multi-Client 3D CSEM Survey
Norway >> 5/16/2019 - Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has entered into an agreement for a fully pre-funded multi-client 3D CSEM survey in the Norwegian Barents Sea. The contract has a value of USD 1.25 million. The surv...
3D Oil Receives Approval for Dorrigo Seismic Survey 15 May 2019 austr
Australia >> 5/15/2019 - 3D Oil Limited (3D Oil) is pleased to inform the market that it has been awarded the necessary environmental approvals from the Commonwealth Statuary National Agency, NOPSEMA, to acquire the Dorrigo 3...
Plan for Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 Approved
Norway >> 5/15/2019 - The plan for development and operation (PDO) of the second phase of the Johan Sverdrup field development was formally approved by Norwegian authorities on 15 May. The same day sees the construction st...
Oil Observed on the Sea Surface at Statfjord
Norway >> 5/15/2019 - In connection with loading oil from buoy to shuttle tanker on the North Sea Statfjord field, oil was observed on the sea surface early this morning, 15 May. The loading operations were stopped when th...
McDermott Awarded EPCI Contract by Petrobras for Sepia Field Project
Brazil >> 5/14/2019 - McDermott International, Inc. (MDR) announced the award of a significant* contract by Petrobras for engineering, procurement, construction and installation of subsea risers and flowlines for the first...
Amerisur Resources Announces Pre AGM Operations Update
Colombia >> 5/14/2019 - Amerisur Resources, the oil and gas producer and explorer focused on South America, has provided an update on operations in Colombia ahead of its annual general meeting. The company recently spud the ...
Equinor Awards Contracts worth NOK 2.5 Billion on the NCS
Norway >> 5/14/2019 - Equinor has awarded drilling service contracts at a total value of about NOK 2.5 billion, exclusive of options, to several suppliers. The services will be delivered to both new and existing fields on ...
TGS Announces Initiation of a USD 50 million Share Repurchase Program
United States >> 5/14/2019 - TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company has announced that reflective of the Company’s strong financial and liquidity position and improving market outlook, the Board of Directors has authorized a share repurch...
McDermott Announces First Liquid from Cameron LNG Train 1
United States >> 5/14/2019 - McDermott International, Inc. (MDR) announced that Train 1 of the Cameron LNG project in Hackberry, La., has begun producing liquefied natural gas (LNG). While production is in the initial phases, thi...
CGG Begins 1st Multiclient OBN Surveyin GOM
United States >> 5/14/2019 - CGG is pleased to announce commencement of its first multi-client ocean bottom node (OBN) survey, taking CGG’s offshore data library to the next level of excellence. Located in the north-central regio...
40 Wartsila 20DF Engines will Power China’s First Fleet of LNG Fuelled PSVs
Finland >> 5/13/2019 - The technology group Wartsila has won the contract to supply 40 generating sets for 12 new LNG fuelled platform supply vessels (PSV), the first such vessels to be built for a Chinese owner. The multip...
Equinor Acquires Shell's Interest in the Caesar Tonga Oil Field in GoM
Mexico >> 5/13/2019 - Equinor has exercised its preferential rights to acquire an additional 22.45% interest in the Caesar Tonga oil field from Shell Offshore Inc for a total consideration of USD 965 million in cash. This ...
Dolphin Drilling Enters into LOI for Borgland Dolphin
Norway >> 5/13/2019 - Dolphin Drilling has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) for a contract with an un-named operator in Norway for a one-well development drilling programme in the North Sea, using the semi-submersible...
Corinth to Supply Pipes for Midia Gas Project
Romania >> 5/13/2019 - Corinth Pipeworks (CPW) was selected to manufacture and supply 8” steel pipes for the infield line and 16”steel pipes for the offshore gas transport pipeline. The pipes will be manufactured during 201...
Aqualis and Braemar Technical to Join Forces
United Kingdom >> 5/13/2019 - Aqualis ASA (Aqualis) and Braemar Shipping Services plc (Braemar) entered into an agreement whereby Aqualis will acquire three business lines (Adjusting, Marine and Offshore, jointly BTS) representing...
Venture Global LNG Selects Honeywell Modular LNG Pretreatment technology
United States >> 5/13/2019 - Honeywell (HON) announced that Venture Global LNG, Inc. will use a series of technologies from Honeywell UOP to remove various contaminants from natural gas prior to liquefaction at its Calcasieu Pass...
KBR Selected as Preferred Bidder for Freeport LNG Train 4 EPC Project
United States >> 5/13/2019 - KBR, Inc. (KBR) has been selected by Freeport LNG Development, L.P. as the preferred bidder for the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPC) contract for Train 4 at Freeport LNG...
Keppel Secures Contract for 2 Offshore Wind Farm from Orsted
Denmark >> 5/12/2019 - Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd's (Keppel O&M) wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS) has secured a contract from Orsted, a Danish renewable energy company, for two offshore wind farm subs...
Abengoa Selected for the Development of 2 New Projects for Codelco
Chile >> 5/10/2019 - Abengoa (ABG), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructures, energy and water sectors, has been selected by the National Copper Corp...
SBM Offshore Awarded Contracts for ExxonMobil FPSO Liza Unity
Guyana >> 5/10/2019 - Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation, has confirmed the award of contracts for the next phase of the Liza project in Guyana. Under these cont...
ConocoPhillips Awards Barossa Subsea Production System EPC Contract
Australia >> 5/9/2019 - ConocoPhillips Australia, as operator of the Barossa joint venture, has awarded the first Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the Barossa offshore project. Technip Oceania (TF...
HP & Siemens Deepen Additive Manufacturing Alliance to Advance Digital Manufacturing
Denmark >> 5/9/2019 - HP and Siemens announced an expansion of their strategic alliance to help customers transform their businesses with industrial additive manufacturing (AM). Siemens, an innovation leader in automation ...
Anadarko Agrees To Be Acquired By Occidental
Anadarko Agrees To Be Acquired By Occidental United States >> 5/9/2019 - Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Occidental Petroleum Corporation under which Occidental will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Anadarko for co...
Topaz Embraces IOT with BHGE’S VitalyX Lubricant Monitoring System
United States >> 5/9/2019 - Topaz Energy and Marine, a leading offshore marine logistics company, has signed a long-term agreement and placed an order with Baker Hughes, a GE company to collaborate on deploying BHGE’s lubricant ...
SNC-Lavalin Awarded Engineering Design Sub-Contract for Scarborough Floating Production Unit
Australia >> 5/8/2019 - SNC-Lavalin (SNC) has signed two sub-contracts to support the development of the floating production unit on the proposed Scarborough gas field development project in Western Australia. ...
Maersk Drilling to Launch First Hybrid, Low-Emission Rig
Denmark >> 5/8/2019 - Combining hybrid power, data intelligence and cleaning technology, the Maersk Intrepid will push the boundaries for low-emission drilling on conventionally powered offshore rigs. A new technological s...
BHGE Wins Subsea Connect Award from Beach Energy
Australia >> 5/7/2019 - Beach Energy (BPT) awarded Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) a contract to supply subsea production systems for its Victorian Otway Basin development project located in offshore Victoria, Australia. ...
Keppel & Aibel Secures Major Contract for DolWin5 Converter Stations
Germany >> 5/7/2019 - A consortium comprising Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M)'s wholly-owned subsidiary, Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), and Aibel AS, has secured a contract from TenneT Offshore GmbH, a grid o...
Johan Sverdrup Topsides Successfully Sails-Away
Norway >> 5/7/2019 - KBR, in a joint venture with Kvaerner (K2JV), successfully delivered a Utilities and Living Quarters (ULQ) Platform Topsides in the Johan Sverdrup development in the Norwegian North Sea this week. The...
Exceed Awarded Serica Well Engineering & Well Project Management Contract
United Kingdom >> 5/7/2019 - Exceed has successfully secured a two-year contract to support Serica Energy (UK) Limited with its future well operations. ...
TechnipFMC Awarded an EPCI Subsea Contract for Thunder Horse Project
TechnipFMC Awarded an EPCI Subsea Contract for Thunder Horse Project United States >> 5/7/2019 - TechnipFMC (FTI) has been awarded a significant integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (iEPCI) contract by BP for the Thunder Horse South Expansion 2 Project located in the...
McDermott Comments on Cost Position of Cameron Project
United States >> 5/7/2019 - McDermott International, Inc. had announced on April 29, 2019, that its Cameron LNG project did not experience any material change in its cost position in the first quarter of 2019. ...
KBR Introduces New Highly-Efficient, Lower Cost Ammonia 6000™ Technology
United States >> 5/7/2019 - KBR, Inc. (KBR) has successfully developed Ammonia 6000™ based on its highly successful Purifier™ based ammonia technology. The Ammonia 6000™ technology uses KBR's proprietary Purifier™ based process ...
Expro Expands Subsea Intervention Capabilities
United Kingdom >> 5/6/2019 - International oilfield services company, Expro, has expanded its subsea intervention capabilities, introducing two new well access solutions in addition to its established subsea landing string system...
BIO-TCAT Technology Viability Confirmed During Extensive Anellotech Pilot Plant Campaign
United States >> 5/6/2019 - The viability of Anellotech’s Bio-TCatTM technology has now been proven by achieving commercially-targeted yields in its TCat-8® pilot unit in Silsbee, Texas during six months of continuous process op...
Weatherford Launches Victus™ Intelligent Managed Pressure Drilling
United States >> 5/6/2019 - Weatherford International plc (WFT) unveiled Victus intelligent MPD, an Industry 4.0 solution that features intelligent control, equipment automation and leading technical competence driven by a globa...

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