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Middle East Oil & Gas News

Mammoet Makes First Moves for Saudi Chemical Plant
Saudi Arabia >> 9/16/2019 - Samsung Engineering has contracted Mammoet, the global leader in engineered heavy lifting and transport, to transport and install 49 modules for the construction of Jubail United Petrochemical Company...
SNC-Lavalin Awarded Oil & Gas Contract from Al Yasat Petroleum
SNC-Lavalin Awarded Oil & Gas Contract from Al Yasat Petroleum United Arab Emirates >> 9/16/2019 - SNC-Lavalin (SNC) announces that it has been awarded a general engineering, project management and technical support services contract from Al Yasat Petroleum, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi Nation...
Oil Price after Armco’s Attacks
Saudi Arabia >> 9/15/2019 - Oil prices could spike when markets open Monday as Saudi Arabia scrambles to repair damage to its energy infrastructure inflicted. About 5.7 million barrels a day of crude oil and gas production have ...
Orascom Construction & Siemens to Rebuild 1.6 GW Power Plant in Iraq
Iraq >> 9/14/2019 - Orascom Construction PLC (NASDAQ Dubai: OC; EGX: ORAS) announces that its consortium with Siemens signed an agreement with Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity to rebuild Baiji 1 and Baiji 2 power plants in...
Qatar Petroleum Issues EPC Tender of NFE
Qatar >> 9/14/2019 - Qatar Petroleum issued “Invitation to Tender” packages for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of additional liquid products storage and loading facilities and Mono-Ethylene Glycol (ME...
Incidents at Abqaiq and Khurais
Saudi Arabia >> 9/14/2019 - Saudi Aramco emergency crews contained fires at its plants in Abqaiq and Khurais, as a result of terrorist attacks with projectiles. These attacks resulted in production suspension of 5.7 million barr...
James Fisher Offshore increases Middle East decommissioning activities
Saudi Arabia >> 9/12/2019 - James Fisher Offshore (JFO), a global provider of specialist offshore engineering solutions, has increased its oil and gas decommissioning activities in the Middle East with a new offshore platform ja...
Iraq to Dig 20 Wells in Naseriya Field
Iraq >> 9/11/2019 - Dhi Qar Oil Company signed a contract to drill 20 wells in the field of Nasiriyah. In accordance with the directives of Mr. Thamer Ghadhban, Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs and the Minister o...
Oman Oil Signs Agreement with Marafi to Supply Bunker Services at Port Sultan Qaboos
Oman >> 9/11/2019 - Expanding its services across the Sultanate, Oman Oil Marketing Company (OOMCO) has signed a long-term agreement with Marafi, port management arm of ASYAD Group, to provide bunker fuel services at the...
Masdar & EDF Establish Joint Venture ESCO
United Arab Emirates >> 9/11/2019 - Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, and French low-carbon electricity leader EDF have signed an agreement to establish a 50:50 joint venture energy s...
ADNOC Group CEO Meets Russian Energy Minister to Explore Potential Collaboration
United Arab Emirates >> 9/11/2019 - His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and His Excellency, Mr. Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian F...
Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore Saudi Arabia
Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia >> 9/10/2019 - Subsea 7 S.A. announced the award of a large(1) contract by Saudi Aramco for Marjan Increment Projects - Package 2, offshore Saudi Arabia. ...
Gazprom Neft Starts Shipping Granulated Sulphur from its Badra Oilfield
Iraq >> 9/9/2019 - Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazpromneft-Badra has begun shipping granulated sulphur from its Badra oilfield in Iraq — the unique gas infrastructure installed by the enterprise here having made it possible...
Vallourec Awarded USD 900 Million Contract with ADNOC
United Arab Emirates >> 9/9/2019 - Vallourec has been awarded a contract by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for the supply of tubing and casing, over a five year period, with a possible 2-year extension, for an amount of USD 900 million...
V.Group Signs Deal with ADNOC to Provide Crew Management Services to 93 Offshore Support Vessels
V.Group Signs Deal with ADNOC to Provide Crew Management Services to 93 Offshore Support Vessels United Arab Emirates >> 9/9/2019 - V.Group has signed a contract with ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S), located in Abu Dhabi, UAE, to provide crew management services to 93 offshore support vessels, the company announced.
Sparrows Group & MRDS Secure Major Joint Drilling Equipment Contracts in Middle East
Sparrows Group & MRDS Secure Major Joint Drilling Equipment Contracts in Middle East United Arab Emirates >> 9/9/2019 - Sparrows Group and MRDS have secured two joint drilling equipment contracts in the Middle East with an international drilling contractor and an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) in the region. ...
Subsea 7 Awarded Contracts Offshore Saudi Arabia
Subsea 7 Awarded Contracts Offshore Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia >> 9/6/2019 - Subsea 7 has announced the award of three contracts, together representing a sizeable award for Subsea 7, by Saudi Aramco under the Long Term Agreement between the parties for execution offshore Saudi...
Genel Energy plc Update on Sarta PSC
Genel Energy plc Update on Sarta PSC Iraq >> 9/5/2019 - Genel Energy plc (Genel) can confirm that Chevron Sarta, as operator of the Sarta field (Genel 30% working interest), has signed a contract with OILSERV for the construction, installation, operation a...
Aramco Aims to Select IPO Underwriters Soon
Saudi Arabia >> 9/4/2019 - Saudi Aramco aims to select underwriters for its initial public offering as soon as this week, as the state energy giant accelerates preparations for the world’s biggest share sale, people with knowle...
ABB to Supply Comprehensive Digital Control Solution for New Gulf Ply Mill in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia >> 9/4/2019 - ABB has been selected to supply a mill-wide distributed control system (DCS) and quality control system (QCS) for the Gulf Ply Paper Company’s new paper mill in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Based on ABB Abil...
Letter of Award for Jack-up Energy Emerger
United Arab Emirates >> 9/4/2019 - Northern Offshore Drilling Operations, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Northern Offshore, Ltd., is pleased to announce a firm Letter of Award (“LOA”) for the high-specification jack-up drilling uni...
ADNOC Closes Pipeline Infrastructure Investment with GIC Marking Completion
ADNOC Closes Pipeline Infrastructure Investment with GIC Marking Completion United Arab Emirates >> 9/4/2019 - The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has formally closed its $600 million pipeline infrastructure investment agreement with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. This marks the successful clos...
ERCE Signs Consultancy Contract for Cross-Border Field Development
Kuwait >> 9/3/2019 - ERCE’s Managing Director, Adam Law and Principal Reservoir Engineer, Adam Becis were in attendance on the 2nd August 2019 for the signing of a Consultancy Contract for the cross-border fields developm...
Saudi Aramco Welcomes New Chairman of its Board of Directors
Saudi Arabia >> 9/3/2019 - Saudi Aramco welcomes H.E. Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan as its new Chairman. H.E. Al-Rumayyan was appointed a member of the Company’s Board of Directors in 2016 and is currently the Governor of the Public...
Saudi Aramco Awards Steel Pipe Contract to UK Firm
Saudi Arabia >> 9/3/2019 - Liberty Steel Hartlepool has secured a milestone contract to manufacture more than 16 kilometres of heavy-duty steel pipe for a multi-billion-dollar offshore Saudi Arabian oil and gas development. ...
Dar Al-Handasah Awarded General Engineering & Project Management Services Infrastructure Contract
Saudi Arabia >> 9/3/2019 - Saudi Aramco has awarded Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners) a General Engineering and Project Management Services Infrastructure (GESi) contract for up to five years covering existing and new infras...
Major Oil & Gas Companies Combine on Omani Maintenance Job Drive
Oman >> 9/2/2019 - Four major oil and gas companies in the Sultanate have joined forces to boost the level of Omanisation in key maintenance work on their facilities. ...
ENOC Group Signs Agreement with IMS Oil Trading LTD. For the Supply of Marine Lubricants & Tankers
United Arab Emirates >> 8/28/2019 - ENOC Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IMS Oil, international trading operator in Greece to supply lubricants for up to 16 product tankers at IMS Oil's Fujairah and Singapore ...
Qatar Petroleum Leads a New Wave of NOC Investment in International Exploration
Qatar >> 8/27/2019 - In the 2000’s national oil companies (NOCs) investing abroad were viewed as new competition to the international oil companies (IOCs). NOCs began acquiring international assets, whether to bolster se...
WOQOD & Shell Lubricants Ink Deal on Supply of Premium Lubricants
Qatar >> 8/25/2019 - Qatar Fuel Company (WOQOD) and Shell Lubricants signed an agreement over the supply of finished premium lubricants. Under the agreement, Shell will provide WOQOD engine lubricants over a five-year per...
L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Awarded EPCI Project from Aramco for 28 Jackets
L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Awarded EPCI Project from Aramco for 28 Jackets Saudi Arabia >> 8/22/2019 - Consortium of L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Limited (LTHE) and EMAS AMC PTE Ltd. (A Subsea7 Company) has been awarded a project by Saudi Aramco. This project consists of twenty eight offshore jackets ...
ADNOC Awards $3.6 Billion Contracts for Wells and Drilling Materials
ADNOC Awards $3.6 Billion Contracts for Wells and Drilling Materials United Arab Emirates >> 8/21/2019 - The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced the award of multi-billion-dollar contracts for the procurement of casing and tubing as it drives value through its smart approach to procurement. ...
Aker Solutions to Deliver Umbilicals for the Dalma Gas Development Project
Aker Solutions to Deliver Umbilicals for the Dalma Gas Development Project United Arab Emirates >> 8/21/2019 - Aker Solutions has won an order from ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company) to deliver subsea umbilicals for the Dalma gas development project located offshore UAE in the shallow waters of the Persian...
Shaybah NGL Facility Incident
Saudi Arabia >> 8/17/2019 - Saudi Aramco’s response team controlled a limited fire this morning at the Shaybah NGL facility. There were no injuries and no interruptions to Saudi Aramco’s oil operations. We will provide further d...
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

Honeywell Oleflex Technology Selected to Make Propylene in Algeria
Honeywell Oleflex Technology Selected to Make Propylene in Algeria Algeria >> 9/15/2019 - Honeywell (HON) announced that Sonatrach Total Entreprise Polymères (STEP) has selected Honeywell UOP’s C3 Oleflex™ technology to produce 565,000 metric tons per year of polymer-grade propylene for a ...
PGS Angola Data Supports 2019 License Round in Namibe Basin
Angola >> 9/13/2019 - PGS MultiClient GeoStreamer 3D data, basin modeling and PGS Access™ products support the exploration of the Namibe Basin for the Angola offshore license round. ...
Vaalco Energy Announces Commencement of 2019/2020 Drilling Campaign
Gabon >> 9/13/2019 - VAALCO Energy, Inc. has commenced its 2019/2020 drilling campaign and spud the Etame 9P appraisal wellbore at the Etame field offshore Gabon. Drilling of the Etame 9P appraisal wellbore is expected t...
Sterling Energy Granted Extension of the Odewayne PSA
Somalia >> 9/13/2019 - Sterling Energy has announced that the Government of the Republic of Somaliland has granted a continued extension to the current period of the Odewayne Production Sharing Agreement ('PSA'). ...
ION Announces New 2D Multi-client Program Offshore West Africa
Angola >> 9/12/2019 - ION Geophysical has announced a new 2D multi-client program offshore West Africa. The industry-supported NamibeSPAN program covers the underexplored Namibe basin offshore southern Angola. The datase...
Algerian Minister of Professional Education Visits Petrofac Training Centre
Algeria >> 9/11/2019 -  Belkhair Dada Moussa, Minister of Training and Professional Education and Abdelkader Djellaoui, Ouargla Province Governor have visited Petrofac’s recently inaugurated training centre in Hassi Mess...
Commencement of Well Re-entry Operations on TLP-103CST
Congo >> 9/11/2019 - Anglo African Oil & Gas plc, an independent oil and gas developer, is pleased to announce that well re-entry operations have now commenced at the Tilapia site in Pointe Noire in preparation for drilli...
Petrojet Completes Phase1 of Damietta Container Terminal
Egypt >> 9/11/2019 - Petrojet has completed rehabilitation of 252 m phase 1 of container terminal which is part of Crane Terminal rehabilitation Project at Damietta. ...
Eland Completes Drilling Phase of the Gbetiokun-4 Development Well
Nigeria >> 9/11/2019 - 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...
Honeywell Oleflex Technology Selected by Sonatrach Total Entreprise
Algeria >> 9/10/2019 - Honeywell (HON) announced that Sonatrach Total Entreprise Polymères (STEP) has selected Honeywell UOP’s C3 Oleflex™ technology to produce 565,000 metric tons per year of polymer-grade propylene for a ...
Disposal of Burj investment
Nigeria >> 9/10/2019 - Solo Oil has signed a sale and purchase agreement (SPA) to exit its 20% investment in Burj Petroleum Africa Limited, a company which had applied for various undeveloped fields in the 2014 Nigerian Mar...
Sale of New Age Interest In Marine XII Licence
Congo >> 9/9/2019 - New Age (African Global Energy) Limited announces that its subsidiary New Age M12 Holdings Limited has completed the sale of its 25% non-operated interest in the Marine XII Licence to LUKOIL Upstream ...
El Sisi Orders Expansion of Oil & Gas Exploration
El Sisi Orders Expansion of Oil & Gas Exploration Egypt >> 9/8/2019 - President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker Al Marqabi, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Mo...
Neptune Energy Announces First Gas Export at Touat, Algeria
Algeria >> 9/7/2019 - Neptune Energy and Sonatrach announced first gas export production from the Touat gas development in Algeria. Touat will deliver around 75,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day at plateau (around 450 ...
Petroleum Minister Probes Cooperation with Djibouti
Petroleum Minister Probes Cooperation with Djibouti Egypt >> 9/7/2019 - Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tareq el Molla discussed Friday with Djibouti’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Yonis Ali Guedi, currently on a visit to Egypt, joint cooperation a...
TGS & Schlumberger Announce New 3D Multi-Client Reimaging Project in Egyptian Red Sea
TGS & Schlumberger Announce New 3D Multi-Client Reimaging Project in Egyptian Red Sea Egypt >> 9/6/2019 - TGS and Schlumberger have announced a new 3D seismic reimaging project in the Egyptian Red Sea. The project will comprise reimaging data from three overlapping seismic surveys totaling 3,600 km² that ...
LEKOIL Awarded Extension of OPL 310
Nigeria >> 9/6/2019 - LEKOIL, the Africa-focused oil and gas exploration, development and production company, has announced that pursuant to a letter dated 4 September 2019, the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Minist...
Gas Compression & Re-Injection Station Will Be Inaugurated in Hassi-Messaoud
Algeria >> 9/4/2019 - The gas compression and re-injection plant at Hassi Messaoud (Ouargla) will be inaugurated shortly, said Sonatrach CEO Rachid Hachichi. ...
Sonadrill Joint Venture Contract Award
Angola >> 9/4/2019 - Sonadrill Holding Ltd, Seadrill Limited’s 50:50 joint venture with an affiliate of Sonangol E.P., has secured a nine well contract with six options, each for one well, in Angola for the Libongos drill...
Airborne Secures TCP Flowlines Contract in West Africa
Nigeria >> 9/3/2019 - Airborne Oil & Gas B.V. has been awarded a large contract from a supermajor through Oceaneering International Inc to supply Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) flowlines for deployment in West Africa. ...
Ten New Exploratory Wells Dug in Western Desert
Ten New Exploratory Wells Dug in Western Desert Egypt >> 9/2/2019 - The Ministry of Petroleum said 10 exploratory wells were dug in the Western Desert and they went online in a record time with a daily average output of 5,000 oil barrels. ...
TMC Compressors to FLNG Gimi
Mauritania >> 9/2/2019 - International compressor supplier TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) has been awarded a contract to supply the offshore market’s most energy efficient compressed air system to Golar LNG’s Gimi FLNG ves...
Panoro Encounters Hydrocarbons at Hibiscus Updip Prospect
Gabon >> 8/30/2019 - Panoro Energy ASA is pleased to announce that the Hibiscus Updip well (DHIBM-1), currently being drilled on the Dussafu Marin Permit offshore Gabon, has encountered hydrocarbons. ...
Joint Update with OPL 310 Operator
Nigeria >> 8/30/2019 - LEKOIL, the Africa-focused oil and gas exploration, development and production company, is pleased to announce it has reached a resolution with Optimum Petroleum Development Company ("Optimum"), its p...
Panoro Announces 89% increase in 2P Oil Reserves at the Dussafu PSC
Gabon >> 8/29/2019 - Panoro Energy ASA is pleased to announce the release of a mid-year update of the oil reserves report from independent reserves auditor Netherland, Sewell & Associates Inc. (“NSAI”) on certain fields l...
Termination of the Agreement with Tullow
Uganda >> 8/29/2019 - On January 9, 2017, Total and Tullow entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) whereby Total would acquire 21.57% out of Tullow’s 33.33% interest in the Lake Albert licenses. CNOOC exercised it...
RigNet Selected to Exclusively Provide Managed Communications by Borr Drilling
RigNet Selected to Exclusively Provide Managed Communications by Borr Drilling Botswana >> 8/28/2019 - RigNet (RNET), the leading provider of ultra-secure, intelligent networking solutions, has signed a multi-year agreement with Borr Drilling (BDRILL), a global offshore drilling contractor, to exclusiv...
Tower Provides Cameroon Operational & Financing Update
Cameroon >> 8/28/2019 - 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 and on well financing. ...
VAALCO Announces Plans for Gabon Drilling Program
Gabon >> 8/28/2019 - VAALCO Energy, Inc. provided an operational update with additional details on the commencement of its 2019/2020 drilling program, the successful completion of its full-field annual maintenance shutdow...
Nexans Wins Umbilical Contract from McDermott
Mauritania >> 8/28/2019 - McDermott Marine Construction Limited has awarded a contract to Nexans for the supply of approximately 100 km subsea umbilicals and accessories for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project offsh...
Noble Energy Makes Oil Discovery Offshore Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea >> 8/27/2019 - Noble Energy has made a new discovery in Block 1 offshore Equatorial Guinea, with the U.S. company expecting to produce new oil by tapping into existing infrastructure by October. The Aseng 6P well wa...
Pakistan Interested in Libyan Oil & Gas Sector Cooperation
Libya >> 8/27/2019 - National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman, Eng. Mustafa Sanalla met with the Pakistani Ambassador to Libya, His Excellency Sajid Iqbal. The two parties emphasized the special relationship between the tw...
Total Strengthens Its International Partnership with Qatar Petroleum
Namibia >> 8/27/2019 - Total and Qatar Petroleum have further strengthened their international partnership by signing agreements under which Qatar Petroleum will farm into Total-held exploration acreage in Namibia, Guyana a...
Eni Makes Significant Gas & Condensate Discovery
Nigeria >> 8/27/2019 - Eni, through its subsidiary NAOC (Eni 20%, operator, NNPC 60%, Oando 20%) carried out an important gas and condensate discovery in the deep geological sequences of the Obiafu fields -Obrikom, in the O...
PM Asks Petroleum Minister to Increase Oil Exploration
PM Asks Petroleum Minister to Increase Oil Exploration Egypt >> 8/26/2019 - Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said that the state attaches great importance to the petroleum sector due to its vital role in pushing forward development efforts in the country. ...
Acquisition of Participating Interest in OPL276
Nigeria >> 8/23/2019 - LEKOIL, the oil and gas exploration and development company with a focus on Nigeria and West Africa more generally, has agreed to acquire, subject to the receipt of the required consents, via Lekoil 2...
Lesedi Pods Achieve Sustained Gas Flows
Botswana >> 8/22/2019 - Tlou Energy Limited, the ASX, AIM and BSE listed company focused on delivering power in Botswana and southern Africa through the development of coal bed methane (CBM) is delighted to announce that sus...
EXIM Votes of Proposed $5B Financing to Support U.S. Exports to Mozambique LNG Project
Mozambique >> 8/22/2019 - The board of directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) voted to notify the U.S. Congress, pursuant to the EXIM charter, of its consideration of a $5 billion direct loan to suppor...
Rosneft, INP and ENH Expand Cooperation in Mozambique
Mozambique >> 8/22/2019 - Rosneft Oil Company and the National Petroleum Institute (Instituto Nacional de Petroleo, INP) have signed a Cooperation Agreement. The document was signed by Chief Executive Officer of Rosneft Oil Co...
Receipt of Ministerial Consent for Seven Energy Transaction
Nigeria >> 8/19/2019 - Savannah Petroleum PLC, the British independent oil & gas company focused around activities in Niger and Nigeria, is pleased to provide an update in relation to the Seven Energy Transaction (the "Tran...

Asia Oil & Gas News

SeaBird Awarded Source Work in Asia Pacific Region
China >> 9/16/2019 - SeaBird Exploration has received a letter of award to provide a source vessel for an upcoming OBN project in the Asia Pacific region. The project is anticipated to commence during Q4 and will have a d...
Total & Envision Join Forces to Capture the Fast-Growing Distributed Solar Energy Market in China
China >> 9/16/2019 - TEESS, a 50/50 joint venture company, established by Total, and Envision Group, a global leading smart energy technology company, launches its commercial activity to develop on site distributed genera...
LNGL, Delta Offshore Energy Agree On Supply Deal to Vietnam
Vietnam >> 9/16/2019 - Delta Offshore Energy (DeltaOE) and Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGLY) (LNGL) jointly announce an alliance with the Bac Lieu Provincial Government in Vietnam to deliver an LNG-to-power project fo...
Agreement Signed on Expansion of Iran's Balal Gas Field
Agreement Signed on Expansion of Iran's Balal Gas Field Iran >> 9/15/2019 - In the course of the ceremony held for concluding the contract for development of Balaal Gas Field, the Managing Director of Petropars Group stated, “Notwithstanding the fact that the contract value o...
Lion Energy & Gulf Petroleum Agree Termination of Seram (Non Bula) PSC SPA
Indonesia >> 9/12/2019 - Lion Energy previously announced on December 12, 2018 that it entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement ('SPA') with Gulf Petroleum Investment Company ('GPI') to acquire GPI’s 16.5% stake...
Air Liquide Signs New Long-Term Contract to Supply Hydrogen to Tabangao Refinery
Philippines >> 9/12/2019 - Air Liquide Philippines and Pilipinas Shell have signed a long-term contract for a supply of Hydrogen to Shell’s Tabangao refinery in Batangas, Philippines. The new venture will secure for the Tabanga...
STATS Sign MoU to Provide Technology to Russia
STATS Sign MoU to Provide Technology to Russia Russia >> 9/12/2019 - STATS Group has signed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will significantly increase their presence on Sakhalin-2, Russia’s first offshore gas project. ...
SOCAR AQS Completed Drilling of Next Well on Gunashli Successfully
Azerbaijan >> 9/11/2019 - SOCAR AQS completed the works on construction of well # 346 from platform 11, with target depth of 3485m, successfully, without any incidents and without harming the environment. ...
Honeywell Successfully Commissions Second C3 Oleflex(TM) Unit For Zhejiang Satellite
China >> 9/11/2019 - Honeywell (HON) announced today that Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical Co., Ltd. is using Honeywell UOP's C3 Oleflex™ technology to produce 450,000 metric tons per year of polymer-grade propylene for a...
Shah Deniz Gas Sales Contract Partially Transferred from Engie to Shell
Shah Deniz Gas Sales Contract Partially Transferred from Engie to Shell Azerbaijan >> 9/10/2019 - ENGIE, Shell, Azerbaijan Gas Supply Company (AGSC) and SOCAR have agreed on a partial transfer of ENGIE’s Shah Deniz gas supply contract to Shell Energy Europe Limited. ENGIE and Shell Energy Europe b...
LyondellBasell Grants Spherizone & Hostalen ACP Licenses to Sinopec
LyondellBasell Grants Spherizone & Hostalen ACP Licenses to Sinopec China >> 9/10/2019 - LyondellBasell (LYB) announced that China Petrochemical International Co., Ltd (Sinopec International) has selected LyondellBasell’s world-leading polypropylene (PP) and high-density polyethylene (HDP...
Sypris Wins Orders for Gas Projects in Kazakhstan and Canada
Kazakhstan >> 9/10/2019 - Sypris Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Sypris Solutions, Inc. (SYPR), has recently received significant orders for its Tube Turns® branded closures for use on the Future Growth Project-Wellhead Pr...
Zenith Energy Preparing to Test C-37 Well in the Jafarli Oil Field
Azerbaijan >> 9/9/2019 - Zenith Energy, the international oil & gas production company operating the largest onshore oilfield in Azerbaijan, has provided an update regarding drilling operations at well C-37 in the Jafarli oil...
Yokogawa Acquires RAP International
Japan >> 9/9/2019 - Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the signing of an agreement on September 5th with UK-based RAP International Ltd. (RAP) for Yokogawa to acquire all shares of the company and make RAP a wholly-...
Rignet Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Galoc Production Company
Philippines >> 9/9/2019 - RigNet (NASDAQ: RNET, the company), the leading provider of ultra-secure, intelligent networking solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a multi-year agreement with Galoc Production Compan...
Working Meeting Between Vladimir Putin & Alexey Miller
Russia >> 9/9/2019 - A working meeting took place today between Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, and Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee. ...
Successfully Installation of North Yaran Oilfield Downhole Pump
Iran >> 9/8/2019 - The operation for downhole installation and launching the first electric submersible pump (ESP) in Yaran oilfield has been carried out successfully. According to the Petroleum Engineering and Developm...
Velesto Drilling Awarded Contracts by PETRONAS for Drilling Offshore Malaysia
Malaysia >> 9/6/2019 - Velesto Energy (VEB) has announced that Velesto Drilling (VED) (formerly known as UMW Offshore Drilling), a wholly-owned subsidiary of VEB, has been awarded four contracts by PETRONAS Carigali (PCSB),...
MHI Thermal Systems Establishes JV to Provide Technical Consulting Services
China >> 9/5/2019 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd., a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), celebrated the establishment of a joint venture (JV) with State Grid Energy Conservation ...
Saudi Aramco Expands Downstream Investment in China Zhejiang Free Trade Zone
China >> 9/5/2019 - Saudi Aramco signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with China’s Zhejiang Free Trade Zone, in which the Zhoushan Government emphasized its support for incentivizing Saudi Aramco’s greater invest...
Chennai’s CMMS Team Receives ‘Shukran’ Award from Petroleum Development Oman
India >> 9/5/2019 - Petrofac’s Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) team in Chennai, India, has been recognised by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) with the ‘Shukran’ award for outstanding performance.
Launch of the Giant Arctic LNG 2 Development
Launch of the Giant Arctic LNG 2 Development Russia >> 9/5/2019 - Total, Novatek and the other project shareholders have approved the final investment decision (FID) for Arctic LNG 2, a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) development located on the Gydan peninsula, Ru...
NOVATEK & Saibu Gas Sign Heads of Agreement
Russia >> 9/5/2019 - Today, in the presence of the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Maxim Oreshkin and the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Hiroshige Seko, PAO NOVATEK and Saibu G...
Rosneft & the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy of Japan to Study Cooperation Prospects
Russia >> 9/5/2019 - Rosneft and the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy of Japan have signed a Memorandum on the creation of a joint Coordinating Committee during the 5th Eastern Economic Forum. The Committee will co...
Gazprom & KOGAS Looking to Expand Cooperation on LNG
Russia >> 9/5/2019 - A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Hee-Bong Chae, President and Chief Executive Officer of KOGAS, took place at the 5th Eastern Economic Forum i...
Gazprom Neft, Gazprom Gas-Engine Fuel & USC Agree to Cooperate in Developing LNG
Russia >> 9/5/2019 - Gazprom Neft, Gazprom Gazprom gas-engine fuel, and the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) have concluded a tripartite cooperation and strategic partnership agreement on developing an LNG fleet and ...
Gazprom Neft Increases Deliveries of High-Technology Bitumens & Lubricants to the Khabarovsky Krai
Russia >> 9/5/2019 - Gazprom Neft and the Government of the Khabarovsky Krai have concluded an agreement on supplying the region with the company’s latest bitumen products, and on import substitution of lubricants, at thi...
Gazprom Neft Develops New Oil Production Centre in Eastern Siberia
Russia >> 9/5/2019 - Gazprom Neft has begun drilling wells at one of Russia’s largest oil and gas condensate fields — the Chayandinskoye, with proactive pilot development scheduled to start in Q4 2019. ...
Gazprom to Take Part in Work of Digital Development Center at Far Eastern Federal University
Russia >> 9/5/2019 - An agreement of intent was concluded today at the 5th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok to implement projects in the field of advanced information technologies at Far Eastern Federal University. ...
Gazprom & SIBUR Sign Documents for Further Cooperation in Gas Processing & Chemistry
Russia >> 9/5/2019 - Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Dmitry Konov, Chairman of the Management Board of SIBUR Holding (on behalf of the Amur Gas Chemical Complex), signed at the 5th Eastern...
Sakhalin Energy & SAP Russia Signed a Memorandum of Understanding
Russia >> 9/5/2019 - SAP and Sakhalin Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Eastern Economic Forum on 5 September 2019. The Parties will cooperate in the fields of innovation and digitization using SAP p...
Sakhalin Energy, PromSistemy & EthosEnergy Light Turbines Ltd. (EELT) signed a trilateral MoU
Russia >> 9/5/2019 - Sakhalin Energy, OOO PromSistemy and EthosEnergy Light Turbines Ltd. (EELT) signed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding as part of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. ...
SIBUR Presents Amur Gas Chemical Complex to Russia’s President
Russia >> 9/5/2019 - Dmitry Konov, Chairman of the Management Board at SIBUR Holding presented the Amur Gas Chemical Complex (GCC) project to President Vladimir Putin at the Eastern Economic Forum.

The Am...
Sakhalin Energy, INTRA Services Company & STATS (UK) LTD. signed a trilateral MoU
Russia >> 9/5/2019 - Sakhalin Energy, OOO INTRA Services Company and STATS (UK) LTD. signed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. ...
Rosneft & Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District Expand Cooperation
Russia >> 9/5/2019 - Rosneft Oil Company and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District have signed additional agreements on cooperation in social development and environmental protection during the 5th Eastern Economic Forum. ...
NOVATEK Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Petronet LNG
India >> 9/4/2019 - During a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK) and Petronet LNG Limited (“P...
NOVATEK Signs Cooperation Agreement with the Government of Chukotka Autonomous Area
Russia >> 9/4/2019 - During the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok,PAO NOVATEK (NOVATEK) and the Government of the Chukotka Autonomous Area signed a Cooperation Agreement (the "Agreement").

Ac...
NOVATEK Creates Shipping Joint Venture with Sovcomflot
Russia >> 9/4/2019 - During the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, PAO NOVATEK (NOVATEK) and PAO Sovcomflot (Sovcomflot), signed the Heads of Agreement (the "Agreement") on creating a joint venture. ...
NOVATEK Signed MOU with H-Energy
Russia >> 9/4/2019 - During the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, PAO NOVATEK (NOVATEK) and H-Energy Global Ltd (“H-Energy”), India, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). ...
Gazprom Delegation Visits China
China >> 9/3/2019 - A Gazprom delegation headed by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company's Management Committee, paid a visit to China today. ...

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Offshore Otway Exploration Program Update
Australia >> 9/16/2019 - Cooper Energy (COE) provides the following update on its offshore Otway gas exploration program in VIC/P44 (Cooper Energy Operator and 50% interest holder). ...
Joe-1 Oil Discovery
Guyana >> 9/16/2019 - Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) announces that the Joe-1 exploration well has successfully opened a new Upper Tertiary oil play in the Guyana basin. ...
Shearwater GeoServices Awarded 1st Latin American Isometrix Survey by Ecopetrol
United States >> 9/16/2019 - Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS (“Shearwater”) is pleased to announce the award of a 3D Isometrix seismic survey by Colombia’s Ecopetrol S.A. It will be the first Isometrix survey in Latin America w...
Woodside Invests in Emerging Technology for Seismic Data Acquisition
Australia >> 9/13/2019 - Woodside has signed a Shareholders Agreement with Perth-based Blue Ocean Monitoring Ltd (BOM) to invest in Blue Ocean Seismic Services Ltd (BOSS). BOSS is developing an innovative solution that has t...
Clough Awarded Epc Contract for Loadout Line Trestle
Canada >> 9/13/2019 - Clough as part of the Clough PPM joint venture is pleased to announce it has been awarded the EPC contract for the loadout line trestle for the LNG Canada project in Kitimat, British Columbia, in the ...
Equinor Given Consent for Exploration Drilling in Block 7219/9
Norway >> 9/13/2019 - Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given Equinor consent for exploration drilling in Block 7219/9 in the Barents Sea. Well 7219/9-3 is part of production licence PL 532, for which Equinor is the ...
GeoPark Awarded Four New Exploration Blocks in Brazil
Brazil >> 9/12/2019 - GeoPark has announced the expansion of its portfolio with four new exploration blocks in the Reconcavo and Potiguar basins in Brazil. ...
DEA Norge Granted Drilling Permit for Well 6611/1-1 in PL 896
Norway >> 9/12/2019 - The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted DEA Norge a drilling permit for well 6611/1-1 in production licence PL 896. Well 6611/1-1 will be drilled from the West Hercules drilling facility in po...
SKF Automatic Lubrication Proving Popular in Supply Ship Applications
Sweden >> 9/12/2019 - The harsh environments experienced by supply ships and their limited down-time between jobs means that maintenance of standard components, such as wire rope, is both essential and challenging. The SKF...
Crondall Energy Partners With Pharis Energy On Innovative Pilot Field Development
United Kingdom >> 9/12/2019 - Crondall Energy, the floating production and subsea engineering specialist, has been awarded a contract by Pharis Energy to deliver the Concept Select study for the operator’s heavy oil Pilot Field de...
AVEVA Builds on Continued Success to Deliver End-to-End Digital Transformation Capability
United Kingdom >> 9/12/2019 - 18 months on from completing its combination with Schneider Electric’s industrial software business AVEVA is positioned as the first company in the engineering and industrial software market to compre...
2D Survey in Australasia Region
Australia >> 9/11/2019 - SeaBird Exploration is pleased to announce that the company has received notification of an award to acquire 2D seismic data in the Australasia region. The survey is due to commence during Q4 2019 and...
Dombey-1 Spudded in the Onshore Otway Basin
Australia >> 9/11/2019 - Cooper Energy (COE) a 30% interest holder in PEL 494 (operated by Beach Energy 70% interest) announces the spudding of Dombey-1 an onshore gas exploration well at 23:00 on 10 September 2019. <...
TechnipFMC Announces First Commercialization of Direct Heating Unit Technology in Brazil
Brazil >> 9/11/2019 - TechnipFMC announced that Videolar-INNOVA S.A. (INNOVA) recently started up the first Direct Heating Unit (DHU) in Brazil. This groundbreaking technology for adding heat to high temperature processes ...
Axens & Sp3h Join Forces to Develop and Commercialize a Real-Time Microanalyzer for Liquids
France >> 9/11/2019 - Axens and SP3H have signed a strategic partnership to develop and commercialize an industrial application of the microanalyzer developed by SP3H for the refining, biofuel and petrochemical markets. ...
Evonik Expands Capacity for Specialty Alcohol ITDA
Germany >> 9/11/2019 - Evonik has expanded its production capacity for the high-purity C13 alcohol isotridecanol (ITDA) at the Marl Chemical Park. ...
Talos Receives Extension & Approval for Additional Exploration Offshore Mexico Block 7
Mexico >> 9/11/2019 - Talos Energy Inc. has received a two-year contract term extension as well as regulatory approvals for additional exploration activities on Block 7, located in the offshore portion of Mexico's prolific...
SENER Wins a New Contract for the Dynamic Supervision of ADIF Alta Velocidad Projects
Spain >> 9/11/2019 - SENER has been awarded a contract, for the second time in a row, for the dynamic preliminary engineering and detailed design supervision of ADIF Alta Velocidad (AV) projects. Of all the companies that...
Pemex Announces a Transaction to Repay and Refinance Debt
United States >> 9/11/2019 - Pemex announced today a series of measures intended to improve its financial condition. This operation considers a capital contribution from the Federal Government equivalent to 5 billion US dollars t...
Equinor Provides Update on Bahamas Oil Spill Clean Up
Bahamas >> 9/10/2019 - Equinor continues the work to respond to the effects of Hurricane Dorian on the South Riding Point terminal and the oil spill at the terminal site and nearby. The situation in the Bahamas remains chal...
Four-Year Agreement Is Largest-Ever Fishing and Intervention Contract for Weatherford
Brazil >> 9/10/2019 - Weatherford International plc, announced the signing of an $87 million contract for fishing and intervention services with Petroleo Brasileiro S.A., which is more commonly known as Brazilian-based mul...
Qatar Petroleum & Partners Celebrate Adriatic LNG Terminal 10th Anniversary in Italy
Italy >> 9/10/2019 - Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President & CEO of Qatar Petroleum, Adriatic LNG Terminal celebrated its 10th anniversary...
Subsea 7 Announces CEO Succession
United Kingdom >> 9/10/2019 - Subsea 7 S.A. announced that Jean Cahuzac will retire from his position as CEO at the end of this year, and will be succeeded from 1 January 2020 by John Evans, who is currently COO. ...
PKN ORLEN Licenses Honeywell Petrochemical Technology
Poland >> 9/9/2019 - Honeywell has announced that PKN ORLEN has licensed the UOP MaxEneTM process, which can increase production of ethylene and aromatics and improve the flexibility of gasoline production. The project, f...
Shearwater GeoServices Returns for New Acquisition & Processing Contract in Turkey
Turkey >> 9/9/2019 - Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS (“Shearwater”) is pleased to announce the award of a seismic acquisition and depth processing contract by Türkiye Petrolleri Anonim Ortakl??? (TPAO). It is the second...
Fluor Completes Construction Contract for MEGlobal Project in Texas
United States >> 9/9/2019 - Fluor Corporation (FLR) has successfully completed its mechanical construction scope of work on MEGlobal’s world-class ethylene glycol (EG) manufacturing facility in Oyster Creek, Texas. ...
DeepOcean to Split UK Entity & Create Two New Divisions
United Kingdom >> 9/8/2019 - DeepOcean Group, (DeepOcean), announces its intent to split DeepOcean UK into two entities, creating DeepOcean Subsea Cables and a new division with a standalone brand for its world-leading seabed int...
CGG Awarded Offshore Eastern Canada Imaging Project by BHP
Canada >> 9/6/2019 - Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has been awarded a large-scale seismic imaging project in the offshore Orphan Basin in Eastern Canada by BHP. ...
New Gas Field Discovery at Annie
United Kingdom >> 9/6/2019 - Cooper Energy (COE) as Operator of VIC/P44 (Cooper Energy 50% interest holder, Mitsui E & P Australia 50% interest) announces that the exploration well Annie-1 has made a new gas field discovery in ...
SBM Offshore Signs Long-Term FPSO Supply Agreement with ExxonMobil
SBM Offshore Signs Long-Term FPSO Supply Agreement with ExxonMobil United States >> 9/6/2019 - SBM Offshore and ExxonMobil signed a Long-Term Agreement covering potential future FPSO orders. This agreement is non-exclusive and establishes the general legal framework and specific terms in relati...
Equinor Signs MoUs for European Cooperation on Carbon Capture and Storage
Norway >> 9/5/2019 - Equinor has, on behalf of the partners of the Northern Lights project, signed memoranda of understanding with seven European companies to develop value chains in carbon capture and storage. ...
TGS Acquires Production Data Company Lasser
TGS Acquires Production Data Company Lasser United States >> 9/5/2019 - TGS has purchased all the outstanding shares and completed the acquisition of Lasser, Inc., a Fort Worth-based company which provides historical and monthly oil and gas production data. ...
Dorado-3 Wireline Results Support Flow Testing
Australia >> 9/4/2019 - Carnarvon Petroleum Limited (Carnarvon) (CVN) is pleased to announce that the wireline logging of the Dorado-3 well has successfully confirmed hydrocarbon bearing reservoir within the Caley, Baxter a...
Awarded Gippsland Basin Offshore Exploration Permit VIC/P75
Australia >> 9/4/2019 - Cooper Energy (COE) has been awarded the offshore exploration permit VIC/P75 located in the Gippsland Basin, offshore Victoria. ...
Petrofac Awarded Major North Sea Contract Extension
United Kingdom >> 9/4/2019 - Petrofac has been awarded a major contract extension in support of Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited’s North Sea operations. Petrofac will provide engineering support services as a tier 1 contractor...
McDermott, Chiyoda & Zachry Group Announce First Cargo from Freeport LNG Train 1
United States >> 9/4/2019 - McDermott International, Inc. (MDR) along with its partners, Chiyoda International Corporation and Zachry Group, announced today that the first commissioning cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has b...
Cheniere Takes Delivery of Bechtel-built Corpus Christi Train 2
United States >> 9/4/2019 - Cheniere Energy and Bechtel have announced the substantial completion of Train 2 at theCorpus Christi Liquefaction (CCL) project. Cheniere is now operating seven Bechtel-built LNG trains at higher cap...
Executive Director Appointment
Australia >> 9/3/2019 - FAR Limited has appointed Mr Timothy Woodall as an executive director of the company, effective 1 September 2019. Mr Woodall will assume the role of Executive Director, Commercial from this date. ...
Minerva Gas Field to Cease Production, Triggering Acquisition of Onshore Gas Plant
Australia >> 9/3/2019 - Cooper Energy (COE) announces that the operator of the Minerva gas field has given notice the field is expected to cease production today. ...
Fugro Awarded Multi-Annual Marine Site Characterisation Project
Germany >> 9/3/2019 - Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Das Bundesamt fur Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)) has awarded Fugro a multi-annual geotechnical site investigation contract in the German Nor...

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