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Karish & Tanin Remains on Track for First Gas in 1Q 2021
Israel >> 1/16/2019 - Energean Oil and Gas plc (ENOG) intends to announce its preliminary results for the year to 31 December 2018 on Thursday 21 March 2019. In advance of these results, Energean is pleased to provide an ...
McDermott Awarded EPC Contract for CB&I® Storage Tanks
McDermott Awarded EPC Contract for CB&I® Storage Tanks Saudi Arabia >> 1/16/2019 - McDermott International, Inc.has been awarded a sizeable* contract from Daelim Saudi Arabia Company Ltd. for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of CB&I Storage Tanks for the Ma'aden Ammon...
BP & Eni to Agree to Pursue Major New Exploration Opportunity in Oman
Oman >> 1/15/2019 - BP and Eni have signed a heads of agreement (HoA) with the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the Sultanate of Oman to work jointly towards a significant new exploration opportunity in Oman. Under the HoA, th...
L&T Hydrocarbon Consortium Wins Another EPCI Order from Saudi Aramco
Saudi Arabia >> 1/15/2019 - L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro, in consortium with Subsea 7 has won yet another award for two projects from Saudi Aramco. ...
Eni Signs Exploration & Production Sharing Agreement for Block 47
Eni Signs Exploration & Production Sharing Agreement for Block 47 Oman >> 1/14/2019 - Eni and the state company Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production (OOCEP) have entered into an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) for Block 47 with the Government of the Sultanate...
Eni Signs MoU for Petroleum Exploration in Block 1 Offshore Bahrain
Bahrain >> 1/13/2019 - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the National Oil and Gas Authority of the Kingdom of Bahrain (NOGA) and Eni with the aim to pursue petroleum exploration of Block 1, an offs...
Eni Enters in Signing Areas A, B and C Onshore Exploration Concessions
United Arab Emirates >> 1/13/2019 - Eni has been awarded Areas A, B & C onshore Exploration Concession Agreements which were offered as part of the of the first International Competitive Exploration Licensing Round launched by Sharjah N...
Eni Acquires Majority Stake in 2 of Abu Dhabi’s Offshore Exploration Concessions
United Arab Emirates >> 1/12/2019 - Eni signed today in Abu Dhabi two Concession Agreements for the acquisition of a 70% stake in the Offshore Block 1 and Offshore Block 2 exploration areas for a duration of 35 years, leading a consorti...
Lukoil Confirms Geological Model for Eridu Field
Iraq >> 1/10/2019 - LUKOIL has successfully completed testing of the fourth well as part of Eridu field (Block 10) appraisal phase in the south of Iraq. The testing resulted in the commercial flow of dry crude oil that p...
DeltaTek Wins Multi-Well Deepwater Seacure Contract in Israel
Israel >> 1/9/2019 - Well construction specialist, DeltaTek Global has announced an international contract award by Energean Oil and Gas to supply its proprietary SeaCure cementing technology to support the Karish deepwat...
TechnipFMC & MMHE Sign Offshore Agreement with Aramco
TechnipFMC & MMHE Sign Offshore Agreement with Aramco Saudi Arabia >> 1/7/2019 - TechnipFMC (FTI), in consortium with MMHE (Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd), has signed a Long-Term Offshore Agreement with Saudi Aramco. ...
Lebanon’s 2nd Offshore License Round
Lebanon >> 1/3/2019 - The round is scheduled for official launch this month, with a window for prequalification from January to April 2019. PGS has seismic data that will allow you to analyze some of the most promising lea...
Energean Signs Gas Sales & Purchase Deal for Karish & Tanin
Israel >> 1/2/2019 - Energean Oil and Gas plc (ENOG) pleased to announce that it has signed a Gas Sales and Purchase Agreement (GSPA) with I.P.M. Beer Tuvia Ltd. (IPM) to supply an estimated 5.5 BCM of gas from its Karish...
Petronas Acquires 10% Stake in Block 61
Oman >> 12/31/2018 - Malaysia’s state-run oil and gas company, Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), has completed the acquisition of a 10 per cent stake in a gas field in onshore Oman from Oman Oil Company Exploration & Pro...
Aramco Completes Acquisition of Remaining 50% Stake in ARLANXEO JV from LANXESS
Saudi Arabia >> 12/31/2018 - Saudi Aramco, a world-leading integrated energy and chemicals company; and LANXESS AG, a leading German specialty chemicals company, announced the completion of Saudi Aramco’s acquisition of LANXESS‘s...
Aramco Signs About $85B Investment Agreements in 2018
Aramco Signs About $85B Investment Agreements in 2018 Saudi Arabia >> 12/27/2018 - In March 2018, Saudi Aramco participated in the Saudi-U.S. CEO Forum held in New York to promote bilateral business and cooperation between the two countries. During this forum, Aramco discussed $10B ...
UAE's Lamprell Wins Saudi JV Contract for Two Jack-up Rigs
Saudi Arabia >> 12/27/2018 - Lamprell has received a letter of intent ('LOI') from International Maritime Industries Company ('IMI'), the Saudi maritime joint venture in which Lamprell is a partner, confirming the intent to award...
Option for Early Redelivery of Vyacheslav Tikhonov
United Arab Emirates >> 12/27/2018 - Polarcus Limited (PLCS) announces that an early redelivery option has been agreed with the charterers of the "Vyacheslav Tikhonov" ("VT"), originally named "Polarcus Selma". The VT has been on bareboa...
Rashid D Wellhead Platform Completed by Drydocks World for Offshore UAE
United Arab Emirates >> 12/27/2018 - Drydocks World, a leading marine, onshore and offshore service provider to the shipping, oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, has completed the Rashid D Wellhead Platform jacket and topside for Tech...
Polarcus Secures Combined Seismic Project in Middle East
United Arab Emirates >> 12/27/2018 - Polarcus Limited has announced that a contract has been executed with Dubai Petroleum Establishment for a combined towed streamer and ocean bottom node ('OBN') 3D seismic acquisition and processing pr...
Iraq's Kirkuk Oil Exports to Stay Restricted
Iraq >> 12/26/2018 - Exports from Iraq’s northern Kirkuk oilfields to the Turkish port of Ceyhan will stay at between 80-90,000 barrels per day (bpd) as most of the crude produced is being diverted to feed refineries in t...
Halliburton Awarded Two Drilling Contracts from ENI
Iraq >> 12/26/2018 - Halliburton Company has signed two contracts with Eni Iraq BV (Eni) to provide integrated drilling services at Eni’s Zubair Oil Field in Southern Iraq. Under the contracts, Halliburton will mobilize f...
MMHE and TechnipFMC Sign Long-Term Offshore Agreement with Aramco
Saudi Arabia >> 12/26/2018 - Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad (MHB or Group) has announce d that its wholly owned subsidiary, Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd (MMHE), in consor...
Saudi Aramco Creates Fuel Retail Subsidiary to Expand Downstream
Saudi Arabia >> 12/26/2018 - Saudi Aramco said it was establishing a domestic fuel retailing subsidiary as part of the national oil company’s drive to expand into downstream businesses. ...
Kuwait Appoints 4 New Cabinet Members, Including Oil Minister
Kuwait >> 12/24/2018 - Kuwait has appointed four new ministers including Khaled al-Fadhel as the country’s oil minister, the state news agency Kuna reported. ...
APICORP Commits $100 million in Funding Support for Duqm Refinery
Oman >> 12/23/2018 - The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (Apicorp), a multilateral development bank, has announced a $100 million investment as part of a consortium of international and regional banks to finance th...
Tethys Oil to Buy Minority Stake in Oman's Block 53
Oman >> 12/23/2018 - Tethys Oil has entered into an agreement to acquire a two percent participating interest in Block 53 onshore Oman from Total E&P Oman, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Total. Block 53 holds the Mukhaizna ...
Iraq in Deal with Schlumberger to Drill 40 Wells in Majnoon Oilfield
Iraq >> 12/19/2018 - Iraq has agreed a deal with U.S. company Schlumberger Ltd to drill 40 wells in the giant Majnoon oilfield, the Oil Ministry said. ...
ADNOC Awards OMV 5% Stake in Ghasha Offshore Gas Concession
United Arab Emirates >> 12/19/2018 - The Abu Dhabi government and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) have awarded Austria’s OMV a 5 percent stake in the Ghasha ultra-sour gas concession that comprises the Hail, Ghasha, Dalma, Nas...
ADNOC, Cepsa Award Engineering Contract to Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas
ADNOC, Cepsa Award Engineering Contract to Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas United Arab Emirates >> 12/18/2018 - The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and its project partner Cepsa, have announced the awarding of a key contract, as both companies move forward with plans to develop a world-scale Linear Alky...

Africa Oil & Gas News

Eni's Overall Investments in Egypt Total $13 Billion Since 2015
Egypt >> 1/16/2019 - Major Italian oil company Eni has had overall investments of $13 billion in Egypt since 2015, the CEO of the company Claudio Descalzi told Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in a meeting in Cairo....
Eland Provides Operational Update & 2019 Guidance
Nigeria >> 1/15/2019 - Eland Oil & Gas PLC, an oil & gas production and development company operating in West Africa with an initial focus on Nigeria, is pleased to provide an update on operations and guidance for 2019. ...
NBE Signs 3 Agreements worth €25M to Finance EPAP III
NBE Signs 3 Agreements worth €25M to Finance EPAP III Egypt >> 1/14/2019 - The National Bank of Egypt (NBE) and board directors of three major companies have signed three agreements, worth 25 million euros, to finance the Egyptian Pollution Abatement Program (EPAP) - Phase I...
Egypt & Jordan Sign Supplemental Deals on Natural Gas
Egypt & Jordan Sign Supplemental Deals on Natural Gas Egypt >> 1/14/2019 - Petroleum Minister Tareq el Mulla held a meeting with Jordanian Minister of energy and mineral wealth Hala Zawati to discuss the latest developments of joint energy projects. ...
Cairo Declaration Establishes Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum
Egypt >> 1/14/2019 - The energy ministers from seven Eastern Mediterranean countries declared in Cairo the establishment of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF), which includes Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Israel, Jor...
SDX Energy Provides Operations Update in Egypt
SDX Energy Provides Operations Update in Egypt Egypt >> 1/14/2019 - SDX Energy Inc. (SDX), the North Africa focused oil and gas company, is pleased to provide an update on operational developments in Egypt. A full operations update will be announced in late January 2...
GPC Oil Production Hit 97.400 Barrels a Day
GPC Oil Production Hit 97.400 Barrels a Day Egypt >> 1/13/2019 - The state-owned General Petroleum Company (GPC) said that its total production hit 97,400 barrels per day in the first half of the current fiscal year 2018-2019. ...
RCREEE & Egypt Housing Ministry Signed Deal in Green Energy
RCREEE & Egypt Housing Ministry Signed Deal in Green Energy Egypt >> 1/12/2019 - The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) signed a new cooperation agreement with Egypt’s housing ministry aimed at encouraging investments in renewable energy and energy...
Commercial, Operational Update and 2019 Production Guidance
Tanzania >> 1/11/2019 - Wentworth, the Oslo Stock Exchange listed independent, East Africa-focused oil & gas company, is providing an update to shareholders. ...
Aker Energy Reports Successful Pecan-4A Appraisal Well
Ghana >> 1/10/2019 - Aker Energy, as the operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block, announces that it is about to complete a successful drilling operation of the Pecan-4A appraisal well offshore Gha...
Eland Provides Gbetiokun Operations Update
Nigeria >> 1/10/2019 - Eland Oil & Gas PLC, an oil & gas production and development company operating in West Africa with an initial focus on Nigeria, is delighted to announce that through its joint-venture subsidiary, Elcr...
EDF Unit Is Said to Draw Neptune, Warburg for Oil & Gas Assets
EDF Unit Is Said to Draw Neptune, Warburg for Oil & Gas Assets Egypt >> 1/9/2019 - Electricite de France SA’s Italian unit has attracted potential bidders including Neptune Energy and Warburg Pincus’s Apex International Energy for its oil and gas business, people familiar with the m...
Additional Production Capacity Added at Faregh Oil Field
Libya >> 1/8/2019 - Waha Oil Company (WOC), a National Oil Corporation subsidiary, has completed preparations on another horizontal well in the Faregh oil field ahead of the planned start of second-phase experimental gas...
Egypt to Implement Gasoline Price Mechanism in April
Egypt to Implement Gasoline Price Mechanism in April Egypt >> 1/7/2019 - Egypt will implement an automatic price indexation mechanism on 95 octane gasoline starting in April which will limit price changes to 10 percent, Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla said. ...
Sound Energy Announces Update in Eastern Morocco
Morocco >> 1/7/2019 - Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, is delighted to announce a further update on the Company's TE-10 exploration well following the identification of gas bearing sands within and ...
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...
Contracts Inked to Convert 4,000 Vehicles into Gas-Powered Vehicles
Contracts Inked to Convert 4,000 Vehicles into Gas-Powered Vehicles Egypt >> 1/5/2019 - The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (MSMEDA) signed two contracts, worth EGP 20 million pounds, to convert 4,000 vehicles int...
Equatorial Guinea Decides Not to Extend Ophir's Block R Licence
Equatorial Guinea >> 1/5/2019 - Ophir has received notification from the Equatorial Guinea Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons that the Block R Licence, which contains the Fortuna gas discovery, will not be extended following expiry ...
Rockhopper Exploration Announces Operational Update
Rockhopper Exploration Announces Operational Update Egypt >> 1/3/2019 - Rockhopper Exploration plc (RKH), the oil and gas company with key interests in the North Falkland Basin and the Greater Mediterranean region, is pleased to provide the following corporate update. ...
NOC Calls for Emergency Security Measures for Sharara Field
Libya >> 1/3/2019 - National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirms that the Sharara oil field was breached, the third such incident in a week. ...
Presidential Decree on Matanda Received
Cameroon >> 1/2/2019 - Victoria Oil & Gas Plc, the Cameroon based gas and condensate producer and distributor, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Gaz du Cameroun S.A (“GDC”) has received the Decree sign...
Egypt Exporting 520 MMCFDof LNG from Idku Plant
Egypt Exporting 520 MMCFDof LNG from Idku Plant Egypt >> 1/2/2019 - Egypt is currently exporting 520 million cubic feet of liquified natural gas (LNG) per day from its Idku export plant, a petroleum ministry official said. ...
Total Starts Up Production of the Giant Egina Field
Nigeria >> 1/2/2019 - Total has started up production on December 29, 2018 from the Egina field, located in around 1,600 meters of water depths, 150 kilometers off the coast of Nigeria. At plateau, the Egina field will pro...
New Security Breach at Sharara Oil Field
Libya >> 12/31/2018 - National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirms an overnight security breach at the Sharara oil field. In the early hours of Monday, December 31, 2018, an armed group attacked a member of the site’s civil gua...
Sirius Provides Update on Rig for Ororo Field Drilling
Nigeria >> 12/31/2018 - Sirius Petroleum, the Nigeria focused oil and gas development and production company has been advised by Shelf Drilling that the Adriatic-1 Jack-up drilling unit which is currently stationed in the ad...
Cabinet Approves Russian Technical Support to Dabaa Project
Cabinet Approves Russian Technical Support to Dabaa Project Egypt >> 12/28/2018 - The cabinet has entrusted Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker with commissioning head of the Egyptian nuclear and Radiological regulatory Authority (ENRRA) to sign the fifth contract of extending f...
NOC Announces November Monthly Oil Revenue
Libya >> 12/28/2018 - National Oil Corporation (NOC) declares that November income from sales of crude oil, derived products, and taxes and royalties received from concession contracts was approximately 2.4 billion USD – t...
Area 4 Co-Venture Parties Secure Offtake Commitments for the Rovuma LNG Project
Mozambique >> 12/28/2018 - Area 4 co-venture participants have secured liquefied natural gas (LNG) offtake commitments from affiliated buyer entities of the partners, a key milestone enabling the participants to rapidly move to...
Many African Countries Announce the Launching of Licensing Rounds
Gabon >> 12/27/2018 - - In Cameroon, the National Hydrocarbons Corporation announced the launching of a Licensing Round for eight blocks namely, Bomana, Bolongo and Bakassi in the hydrocarbons rich Rio del Rey (RDR) Basin,...
Sound Energy Provides TE-10 Drilling Update
Morocco >> 12/27/2018 - Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, announces the preliminary results of intermediate wireline logs at TE-10, which indicate the presence of gas bearing sands in the TAGI. ...
Africa Energy Spuds Brulpadda-1AX Well Offshore South Africa
South Africa >> 12/27/2018 - Africa Energy Corp, an oil and gas company with exploration assets offshore South Africa and Namibia, is pleased to announce spud of the Brulpadda-1AX re-entry well on Block 11B/12B offshore South Afr...
NOC & Sonatrach Agree Joint Ghadames Block 2019 Budget
Libya >> 12/26/2018 - The joint ownership committee of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Algerian oil major Sonatrach met between December 24-25, 2018, in Algiers to discuss joint activities and balance sheets for 201...
Ghana's First Oil Exploration Licensing Round Attracts Global Majors
Ghana >> 12/24/2018 - Sixteen oil and gas firms have submitted applications for one or more of five Ghanaian offshore blocks in the West African country’s first exploration licensing round, its energy ministry said. ...
Total will Launch a Fuel Retail Network with Sonangol
Angola >> 12/21/2018 - Total has agreed to develop joint activities in the downstream petroleum sector in Angola, with national company Sonangol. Already long-term partners in the upstream business, the two companies have d...
Black & Veatch Receives to Proceed on Conversion of FLNG Vessel
Mauritania >> 12/21/2018 - Black & Veatch, a global leader in floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) solutions, has received a limited notice to proceed on work to jointly outfit a Golar LNG owned LNG carrier, Gimi, with its pat...
Update on Seven Energy Transaction and Niger Operations
Niger >> 12/21/2018 - Savannah Petroleum PLC, the British independent oil and gas company focused around oil and gas activities in Niger and Nigeria, is pleased to announce an update on the Seven Energy Transaction alongsi...
MAN Energy Solutions Opens a New Service Workshop in Senegal
Senegal >> 12/21/2018 - MAN Energy Solutions strengthens its local footprint in West Africa with a new service workshop for the energy, industry, oil and gas sector. ...
OMV Closes the Divestment of Parts of Its Business in Tunisia
Tunisia >> 12/21/2018 - OMV, the international integrated oil and gas company based in Vienna, has closed the previously announced transaction to sell its 100% owned subsidiary, OMV Tunisia Upstream GmbH, to a subsidiary of ...
Saipem Awarded LOI for New Zohr Field Contract
Saipem Awarded LOI for New Zohr Field Contract Egypt >> 12/20/2018 - Saipem and Petrobel have negotiated an offshore contract addendum worth more than 1.2 billion USD for Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) activities in relation to the “Ramp...
Edison Is Committed to Explore East Mediterranean in 2019
Edison Is Committed to Explore East Mediterranean in 2019 Egypt >> 12/20/2018 - Edison remains firmly committed to Egypt and is currently preparing important drilling campaigns for, as initially planned, 2 exploration wells in East Med, respectively in North Thekka and North Ea...

Asia Oil & Gas News

SOCAR’s Carbamide Plant Starts Operation
Azerbaijan >> 1/16/2019 - • Production at the SOCAR’s carbamide plant will eliminate the need for imports of nitrogen fertilizers, thereby reducing the country’s expenditures in foreign currency ...
Huizhou 32-5 Oilfield /Huizhou 33-1 Oilfield Development Commences Production
China >> 1/16/2019 - CNOOC Limited announced that Huizhou 32-5 oilfield comprehensive adjustment/Huizhou 33-1 oilfield joint development project has commenced production. Huizhou 32-5 oilfield comprehensive adjustment/Hui...
Izhora Pipe Mill to Supply Pipes for the European Gas Pipeline Poland–Slovakia Gas Interconnection
Russia >> 1/15/2019 -  Izhora Pipe Mill (IPM, part of PAO Severstal) is to produce and supply over 11 thousand tons of large diameter pipes for the Poland–Slovakia Gas Interconnection project, which will become part of th...
Block Energy Reports Excellent Initial Recovery at Norio Field
Georgia >> 1/14/2019 - Block Energy Plc, the exploration and production company focused on the Republic of Georgia, is pleased to announce that, as part of a fully-funded multi-well workover programme at its 100% owned Nori...
Cable Ship Capsizes Near Singapore after Tanker Collision
Indonesia >> 1/14/2019 - An undersea cable and pipe-laying ship, the Vanuatu-flagged MV Star Centurion, capsized in the Indonesian waters of the Singapore Straits after a collision with a tanker on Sunday, with no fatalities,...
SP13; 56 MCM Sour Gas to be Sweetened
Iran >> 1/14/2019 - Director of phase13, PayyamMotamed, announced that this project will start to produce 56 MCM of sweet gas a day in mid-February. As the latest activities on a 32-inch pipeline to onshore completedby t...
Indonesia's Medco Energi offers 340 mln stg for UK-listed Ophir
Indonesia >> 1/13/2019 - Indonesian oil and gas group Medco Energi Internasional said it could offer 340 million pounds ($436 million) in cash for London-listed Ophir , which has assets in south-east Asia. Ophir's shares fell...
SP 22-24; First Platform Produces Sour Gas
Iran >> 1/12/2019 - The first platform belonging to the phases22-24 started up with the capacity of 500 million cubic feet a day. In order to supply the gas required for winter's consumption, all hook-up as well as commi...
TAP Completes Successful Euros 3.9 Billion Project Financing
Azerbaijan >> 1/11/2019 - As one of Europe’s most strategic projects, TAP successfully completed financial close in December 2018, securing Euros 3.9 billion - the largest project finance agreed for a European infrastructure p...
MHI Holds Christening Ceremony for Next-Generation LNG Carrier "NOHSHU MARU"
Japan >> 1/11/2019 - Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Yokohama, held a christening ceremony today for a next-generation LNG (liquefied natural gas) car...
PGS Expands Massive Malaysia Sabah MC3D
Malaysia >> 1/11/2019 - Phase 4 of the multisensor Sabah MultiClient 3D is underway with Ramform Hyperion. Sabah is one of the largest MultiClient projects worldwide and the first ever in Malaysia. ...
Phoenix Petroleum Gets Green Light for US2 bln LNG Terminal
Philippines >> 1/11/2019 - Philippines firm Phoenix Petroleum has won government approval to build the nation’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal for $2 billion, in partnership with China National Offshore Oil C...
Gazprom Neft Expands Its Orenburg Oil Production Cluster
Russia >> 1/11/2019 - Gazprom Neft has secured subsoil usage rights for hydrocarbon exploration, development and production at the Zapadno-Rubezhinsky, Nadezhdinsky and Kornavarinsky license blocks, in the Orenburg Oblast....
Petrofac Secures Engineering Design Contract in Brunei
Brunei Darussalam >> 1/10/2019 - Petrofac, as technical service provider, and its partner Serikandi Oilfield and Services Sdn Bhd, have secured a multi-annual Engineering Design Services contract to support Brunei Shell Petroleum (BS...
Signed Vessel Sale Agreement for Ramform Sterling
Japan >> 1/9/2019 - Reference is made to PGS press release dated November 15, 2018. PGS has now signed the vessel sale agreement for the Ramform Sterling to Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation ("JOGMEC"), an i...
BP to Expand Its Petrochemical Presence in Korea
South Korea >> 1/9/2019 - BP and Lotte have agreed a major expansion of production capacity at their joint venture Lotte BP Chemical Company Limited facility in Ulsan, South Korea. ...
MHB Secures Frame Agreement from PETRONAS for Offshore
Malaysia >> 1/8/2019 - Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad (MHB or Group) wishes to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd (MMHE) has been awarded a fram...
Wassana Oil Field Restarts Production, Infill Drilling Resumes
Thailand >> 1/8/2019 - KrisEnergy Ltd. (KrisEnergy), an independent upstream oil and gas company, announces that oil production has restarted at the Wassana field in the G10/48 licence in the Gulf of Thailand following Trop...
Alfa Laval Wins SEK 180M Pumping Orders
China >> 1/7/2019 - Alfa Laval has won two orders to supply Framo pumping systems; to an oil facility in the Middle East – and to an FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) vessel to be built in China. The ord...
SP22-24;Second Deck Ready for Shipping
Iran >> 1/7/2019 - The second deck belonging to phases22-24 was loaded out and now is ready to sail out. The first satellite deck for phases22-24 which is called 24A, weighing 2300 tons, was loaded on the vessel FLB124 ...
Jack-up Rig"SAGADRIL-2" Sold for Demolition
Japan >> 1/7/2019 - Japan Drilling Company (JDC) offshore jack-up drilling rig "SAGADRIL-2" (formerly HAKURYU-7), owned by JDC's subsidiary "Sagadril 2, Inc.", was sold on 5th January 2019. JDC decided to sell this 1981 ...
Sapura Energy Bags New Deals in Angola & Malaysia
Malaysia >> 1/7/2019 - Sapura Energy Berhad (Sapura Energy) has secured RM760 million in contract wins for its Drilling and Engineering & Construction businesses. The latest achievements have lifted the value of contract wi...
Germany's Support Slips on Russian Gas Pipeline
Russia >> 1/7/2019 - Support in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition for a major new Russian gas pipeline is slipping as frustration with the Kremlin’s brinkmanship grows and pressure from U.S. President Donald Tru...
India to Launch Open Acreage Licensing Programme Bid Round-II
India >> 1/6/2019 - India's Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) plans to launch the Open Acreage Licensing Programme Bid Round-II on Monday Jan 7th in New Delhi, according to a tweet here from the DGH, India's upst...
Wassana Oil Field Shut in due to Tropical Storm Pabuk
Thailand >> 1/3/2019 - KrisEnergy Ltd. (“KrisEnergy” or the “Company”), an independent upstream oil and gas company, announces that as a safety precaution due to Tropical Storm Pabuk, it has temporarily shut in oil produc...
Shell Obtains License to Independently Trade Oil Products in Chinese Wholesale Market
China >> 1/2/2019 - Royal Dutch Shell's (RDS.A, RDS.B) Chinese unit has obtained a license to independently trade oil products on the domestic wholesale oil market, S&P Global Platts reported. The license is the first th...
Iran to Boost Investment in India
India >> 1/2/2019 - Iran will invest about 15 billion rupees to expand a refinery run by Chennai Petroleum Corp. in south India, the company’s managing director said, amid U.S. sanctions on the Persian Gulf nation that h...
Rouhani Says US would Fail to Prevent Iran Oil Exports
Iran >> 1/2/2019 - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the US would not reach its goals to prevent Iran’s oil exports. Addressing the government cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Rouhani described the current economic act...
Iran Petchem Output beyond 100 mt/y by 2025
Iran >> 1/2/2019 - The CEO of the National Petrochemical Company (NPC) said Iran’s petrochemical production capacity would cross 100 million tons per year once the sector completed its under-construction projects by 202...
Sovcomflot Orders Three LNG-Fuelled Tankers from Zvezda Shipyard
Russia >> 1/2/2019 - Sovcomflot (SCF Group) placed an order at Zvezda shipbuilding complex for construction of three new generation product carriers that use cleaner-burning LNG fuel as their primary fuel. Three MR-class ...
Phase 13 Refinery Ready to Sweeten 56 mcm/d Gas
Iran >> 1/1/2019 - The onshore refining facility of South Pars Phase 13 is now prepared to be fed by all the gas produced at the offshore phase in the Persian Gulf. Operator of SP 13 project Payam Motamed said that the ...
Statement Regarding the Potential Acquisition of Ophir Energy by Medco
Indonesia >> 12/31/2018 - Statement regarding the potential acquisition of Ophir Energy plc (Ophir) by PT Medco Energi Global PTE Ltd (“Medco”) (a wholly-owned subsidiary of PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk). ...
NIDC Performs Deepest Wellbore Casing Operation
Iran >> 12/31/2018 - The National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) has successfully carried out the deepest casing operation at an offshore wellbore in the Persian Gulf. ...
KrisEnergy Appoints Chief Operating Officer
Singapore >> 12/31/2018 - KrisEnergy Ltd. (“KrisEnergy” or the “Company”, and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), an independent upstream oil and gas company, announces the appointment of James Parkin as Chief Operat...
Output Hike Possible in Salman Oil Field
Iran >> 12/30/2018 - Salman oil field located in the Persian Gulf is jointly owned by Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The offshore shared field has high-pressure gas layers, too. Discovered about 45 years ago, th...
RIPI Joins Refinery Project in Qeshm
Iran >> 12/30/2018 - The Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) has signed an agreement with a private company to join a refinery project in Qeshm Free Trade Zone. The deal is aimed at cooperating in investing, d...
NISOC Preparing 8 Production Maintenance/Enhancement Packages
Iran >> 12/30/2018 - The National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC) is preparing to finalize 8 oil production maintenance and enhancement packages by the end of the current calendar year to March 20 2019, the company’s CE...
Gazprom Neft & Repsol Developing Exploration Cluster in Karabashsky 10 License
Russia >> 12/29/2018 - Gazprom Neft and Repsol have established a joint venture to undertake geological exploration in the Karabashsky zone of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra. ...
Gazprom & Minister of the Republic of Armenia Discuss Cooperation Issues
Russia >> 12/28/2018 - A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Mher Grigoryan, Acting Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, took place in St. Petersburg today. ...
Transocean Signs 5-Year $830M USD Drilling Contract for Newbuild Ultra-Deepwater Drillship
Singapore >> 12/28/2018 - Transocean Ltd. (RIG) has signed a rig design and construction management contract, as well as a five-year drilling contract, with Chevron USA, Inc. for one of its two dynamically positioned ultra-dee...

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Woodside Awards FEED Contracts for Scarborough Project
Australia >> 1/16/2019 - Woodside has awarded four contracts for front-end engineering design activities for the proposed Scarborough Project. ...
Gas & Condensate Discovery South of the Kristin Field
Norway >> 1/16/2019 - Equinor has, together with its partners Petoro, ExxonMobil and Total, proven gas and condensate in the Norwegian Sea Ragnfrid North (6406/2-9 S) exploration well. Recoverable resources are estimated a...
Equinor Finds Gas and Condensate in Ragnfrid North Well
Norway >> 1/16/2019 - Equinor has, together with its partners Petoro, ExxonMobil and Total, proven gas and condensate in the Norwegian Sea Ragnfrid North (6406/2-9 S) exploration well. Recoverable resources are estimated a...
Subsea 7 Acquires Offshore Construction & Dive Support Vessel
United Kingdom >> 1/16/2019 - Subsea 7 has finalised the acquisition of Toisa Pegasus, a multi-purpose offshore construction and dive support vessel. The 2009-built vessel is to be renamed Seven Pegasus and will primarily support ...
Axens’ Connect’in Services Selected By Marathon Petroleum Corporation in US
United States >> 1/16/2019 - Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) has implemented Axens’ Connect’InTM services for real-time process monitoring and optimization of multiple Continuous Catalytic Regenerative (CCR) Reformers and mu...
Apache & Altus Midstream Announce New Altus Midstream CEO
United States >> 1/16/2019 - Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) and Altus Midstream Company (“Altus”) (Nasdaq: ALTM) today announced the appointment of Clay Bretches as CEO of Altus Midstream, effective immediately. Bretches ...
DNO Receives 18 Awards in Norway's APA Licensing Round
Norway >> 1/15/2019 - DNO, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary DNO Norge has been awarded participation in 18 exploration licenses, of which five are operatorships, under Norw...
Frontera Announces an Operational Update
Peru >> 1/15/2019 - Frontera Energy Corporation (FEC) (Frontera) announces an operational update. All values in this news release and the Company's financial disclosures are in United States dollars, unless otherwise not...
Touchstone Announces Operational Update in Trinidad
Trinidad and Tobago >> 1/15/2019 - Touchstone Exploration Inc. (“Touchstone”) (TXP) announces an operational update. ...
Maritime Developments Completes 4-Job Campaign with TechnipFMC
United Kingdom >> 1/15/2019 - Maritime Developments has successfully completed a four-project North Sea campaign with TechnipFMC. The work scopes on the jobs, which took place throughout 2018, included installation and retrieval o...
Petrobras to Exercise of Pre-emption Right in the Sixth Bidding Round
Brazil >> 1/14/2019 - Petroleo Brasileiro SA - Petrobras reports that it formally expressed to the National Energy Policy Council (CNPE) interest to exercise the pre-emption right for the 6th Bidding Round of exploration b...
CGX Energy & Frontera Announce Amendment to Letter Agreement
Guyana >> 1/11/2019 - CGX Energy Inc. ("CGX") and Frontera Energy Corporation (Frontera) announced that they have further amended a letter agreement previously disclosed in a news release of CGX and Frontera on December 4,...
Tidewater Announces Extension of Expiration Time of Tender Offer
United States >> 1/11/2019 - Tidewater Inc. (TDW) announced that due to the closing of executive departments and agencies of the U.S. Federal government, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, on Monday, December 24, 2...
Santos Extends Gas Deal with Beach and Senex
Australia >> 1/10/2019 - Santos has executed binding agreement extensions with Beach Energy and Senex Energy for gas processing and related gas liquids purchases at the Moomba gas facilities. The gas processing agreement exte...
Parex Tests the Andina-2 Guadalupe Formation
Colombia >> 1/10/2019 - Parex Resources Inc. (PXT), a company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta and focused on Colombian oil exploration and production, provides an operational update, highlighted by the testing of the Capac...
Rowan Signed Contract with Conocophillips for the Rowan Norway Rig
Norway >> 1/10/2019 - Rowan Companies plc (Rowan) (RDC) announced that the Rowan Norway, an N-Class ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig, has been awarded a contract in Norway by ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (COPSAS) for a...
Tendeka Awarded AICDS Contract to Boost Oil Recovery in Middle East
United States >> 1/10/2019 - Independent global completions service company Tendeka has secured a further multi-million-pound contract with a major national oil company in the Middle East. ...
McDermott Awarded EPC Contract for Fuel Tanks
Australia >> 1/9/2019 - McDermott International, Inc. announced the award of a sizable* tank contract by Puma Energy (Australia) Fuels Pty Ltd for the engineering, procurement and construction of 11 fuel tanks for an import ...
Chevron Selects Maersk Supply Vessels for Gorgon Project
Chevron Selects Maersk Supply Vessels for Gorgon Project Australia >> 1/9/2019 - Maersk Supply Service has been awarded a contract with Chevron Australia which will see two of its newbuild anchor handling tug supply vessels support the Chevron-operated Gorgon Stage Two drilling pr...
TechnipFMC Awarded EPCI Contract for Atlantis Phase 3 Project
United States >> 1/9/2019 - TechnipFMC (FTI) has been awarded a significant integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (iEPCI) contract by BP for the Atlantis Phase 3 project. ...
Husky Considering Sale of Non-Core Downstream Assets
Canada >> 1/8/2019 - Husky Energy (HSE) announced it will undertake a strategic review and will potentially sell its Canadian retail and commercial fuels business and its Prince George Refinery. ...
BP Plans for Significant Growth in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
United States >> 1/8/2019 - BP announced that it has approved a major expansion at the Atlantis field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and has also identified significant additional oil resources that could create further development ...
Roberto Castello Branco Takes Over as CEO of Petrobras
Brazil >> 1/7/2019 - Economist Roberto Castello Branco took office, Jan. 3, as CEO of Petrobras, during a ceremony held at the Noble Hall of the Company's Headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. At the ceremony, which was attende...
Actions to Contain the Oil Spill in Espadarte Field
Brazil >> 1/7/2019 - Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras reports the actions taken as a result of the oil leak that occurred on January 2 in one of the tanks of the FPSO Cidade de Rio de Janeiro, a unit chartered by the ...
Calima Energy Spuds First Well of a Three Well Programme in British Columbia
Canada >> 1/7/2019 - Calima Energy has spudded the first well of a three well programme to test the prospectivity of the Montney Formation in the Company’s 72,000 acre lease holdings in British Columbia. ...
ExxonMobil Begins Drilling Haimara-1 Exploration Well in Guyana
Guyana >> 1/7/2019 - ExxonMobil said that it has begun drilling the Haimara-1 exploration well offshore Guyana, the first of two planned wells in January. The Stena Carron drillship is drilling the well, which is located ...
Odfjell Drilling Takes Delivery of Deepsea Nordkapp from Shipyard
Norway >> 1/7/2019 - Odfjell Drilling has taken delivery of Deepsea Nordkapp from Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea. Deepsea Nordkapp is the latest addition to Odfjell Drilling’s fleet of harsh environment drilling units....
Digital Operations Support Centres Help Boost Equinor's Production
Norway >> 1/7/2019 - Equinor reports that in just a few months the support centres established to help create higher value, improve safety and reduce emissions from it's installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (N...
QEP Resources Confirms Receipt of Acquisition Proposal from Elliott Management
United States >> 1/7/2019 - QEP Resources has confirmed that it has received a preliminary proposal from Elliott Management Corp to acquire the Company for $8.75 per share in cash, subject to certain conditions including, among ...
Seabird Awarded Contract to Acquire 2D Seismic in the Americas
United States >> 1/7/2019 - SeaBird Exploration has received notification of award to acquire 2D seismic data for an international oil & gas company in the Americas region. The survey is due to commence during Q2 2019 and is est...
PGS Provides Update on Seismic Acquisition Contract in South America
United States >> 1/7/2019 - PGS updates on changes of the contract for the 3D survey in South America announced November 14 2018. The vessels Ramform Atlas and Ramform Tethys mobilized early December 2018 for this survey. ...
Update on Seismic Acquisition Contract in South America
United States >> 1/7/2019 - PGS updates on changes of the contract for the 3D survey in South America announced November 14, 2018. The vessels Ramform Atlas and Ramform Tethys mobilized early December 2018 for this survey. The ...
Jadestone Energy Announces Readiness of Montara Asset for Production Restart
Australia >> 1/4/2019 - Jadestone Energy has announced the completion of works required for the restart of production from the Montara oil field, following an extensive maintenance and inspection shutdown. ...
DNO Acquires Additional Faroe Petroleum Shares
Norway >> 1/4/2019 - DNO, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, has announced that on 3 January 2019 it acquired a further 2,754,110 Faroe Shares in the market at prices ranging between 147 pence and 152 pence, bringing DNO...
Kalmar RTGs to Help Boost Capacity at Norfolk Southern Intermodal Terminals
United States >> 1/3/2019 - Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a deal to supply Norfolk Southern with four Kalmar SmartPower rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) equipped with a suite of process automation solutions. The order wa...
Amerisur Resources Announces CPO -5 Operational Update
Colombia >> 1/2/2019 - Amerisur Resources Plc, the oil and gas producer and explorer focused on South America is pleased to provide an operational update regarding the initial short term testing (STT) at the Indico-1 well o...
Rowan Announces Contract Extension for the Gorilla VI
Trinidad and Tobago >> 1/2/2019 - Rowan Companies plc (Rowan) (RDC) announced that the Rowan Gorilla VI (a Super Gorilla class jack-up) has been extended by Shell in Trinidad. The rig will continue its current drilling program until ...
NOVA Chemicals Assumes Sales and Marketing Representation for Bayport Polymers JV
United States >> 1/2/2019 - Effective Jan. 1, 2019, as foreseen under the joint venture agreements, NOVA Chemicals Inc. (“NOVA Chemicals”), a leading supplier of polyethylene products, has assumed most sales and marketing functi...
Successful Divestment of DEA’s Gas Storage Facilities in Bavaria
Germany >> 1/1/2019 - DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG sold three underground natural gas storage facilities operating in southern Bavaria to Slovak NAFTA a.s., a company of the EPH Group, with effective transaction date of January ...
Amerisur Resources Completes Putumayo Acquisition
Colombia >> 12/31/2018 - Amerisur Resources Plc is pleased to announce the approval from the Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos (ANH) to the assignment of 100% Operated working interest in the Putumayo 14 (Put-14) block in Col...

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