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Middle East Oil & Gas News

Gulf Keystone Appoints Non-Executive Director
Iraq >> 7/14/2020 - Further to the recent announcement that Garrett Soden was to be re-appointed to the Board of GKP as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director representing funds managed by Lansdowne Partners Austria Gm...
Saudi Aramco Reorganises Downstream Business
Saudi Arabia >> 7/14/2020 - Reorganization designed to enhance Aramco’s competitiveness and support its vision to be the world’s preeminent integrated energy and chemicals company.

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company announ...
Weatherford Signs 18-month Contract with Iraqi Drilling Company
Iraq >> 7/13/2020 - Weatherford International plc has signed an 18-month contract with the Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) to provide services and project management for the drilling and completion of twenty wells in the Al...
Polarcus Awarded 3D Project in Asia Pacific
United Arab Emirates >> 7/10/2020 - Polarcus Limited (Polarcus) (PLCS) announces a contract has been entered into with ENI for 3D seismic data acquisition services in Asia Pacific with an expected minimum duration of one month. The proj...
Nakilat Transitions LNG Bu Samra to In-house Management
Qatar >> 7/8/2020 - Nakilat has assumed full ship management and operations of Q-Max LNG carrier Bu Samra from Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (Shell) with effect from 8th July 2020, as part of t...
NEOM, ACWA Power, Air Products Ink $5B Agreement
Saudi Arabia >> 7/7/2020 - Air Products, in conjunction with ACWA Power and NEOM, announced the signing of an agreement for a $5 billion world-scale green hydrogen-based ammonia production facility powered by renewable energy. ...
CBH to Invest $1.5B in Oman LSFR Project
Oman >> 7/6/2020 - CBH Inc. will invest in the Sultanate of Oman in the construction of a Low Sulphur Fuel Oil Refinery. The LSFO refinery aims to serve the growing shipping needs for IMO complaint cleaner fuel for ship...
Tethys Oil Signs New Exploration Block Onshore Oman
Oman >> 7/5/2020 - Tethys Oil is pleased to announce that the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and Tethys Oil has entered into an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) for Block 58 onshore Oman. The blo...
ShaMaran Announces Interest Payment
Iraq >> 7/2/2020 - ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. provides the following announcement to stakeholders in connection with the Company’s news release dated July 1, 2020 and regarding the Bondholders of the Company’s 12% senio...
TAQA Completes Transaction to Create One of the Largest Utility Companies in EMEA
United Arab Emirates >> 7/1/2020 - Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) announced the successful completion of its transaction with Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower), creating one of the largest utility companies in the Europe,...
Gulf Keystone Provides Report on Payments to Governments for 2019
Iraq >> 6/30/2020 - Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. Provides Report on Payments to Governments for 2019. This report sets out details of the payments made to governments by Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd and its subsidiary und...
Linxon Swards $80M Substation Project in Iraq
Iraq >> 6/30/2020 - Linxon has won an order of around $80 million to the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq for delivery of four turnkey 132/33 kV GIS substations. The contract forms part of the Electricity Sector Reconstru...
Qatargas Delivers First Q-Flex LNG Cargo to Adriatic terminal
Qatar >> 6/30/2020 - Qatargas Operating Company Limited (Qatargas) announced the delivery of the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on a Q-Flex LNG carrier to the Adriatic LNG receiving terminal in Italy.

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QP Announces Start of ICV Evaluation in Energy Sector Tenders from July
Qatar >> 6/29/2020 - Qatar Petroleum announced the commencement of ‘In-Country Value’ evaluation in the energy sector tenders from July through “Tawteen”, the localisation programme for services and industries in Qatar’s ...
Mermaid Suspended 'Aod Ii' Jack-Up Rig from Operations in the Middle East
United Arab Emirates >> 6/29/2020 - Mermaid Maritime Public Company Limited wishes to announce that the jack- up drilling rig ‘AOD II’ owned by its associate Asia Offshore Drilling Limited (“AOD”) has temporarily suspended operations...
Gulf Keystone Announces Retirement of CEO
Iraq >> 6/26/2020 - Gulf Keystone announces that Jón Ferrier, Chief Executive Officer, has informed the Board of his intention to retire from the Company upon appointment of a successor and after a period of handover.
LOC Qatar Awarded Master Service Agreement by Seafox Qatar LLC
Qatar >> 6/25/2020 - LOC Group, the premier international marine and engineering consulting firm, has been awarded a Master Service Agreement by Seafox Qatar LLC, a leading global provider of offshore jack-up support unit...
Wartsila Solutions Selected as E-Marine Upgrades its Fleet
United Arab Emirates >> 6/25/2020 - The technology group Wartsila continues to work closely with Dubai-based E-Marine, a specialist operator of cable layer vessels currently upgrading its fleet to achieve greater efficiencies. As part o...
ADNOC CEO Joins Leading Investors at World Government Summit to Discuss Investment Dynamics
United Arab Emirates >> 6/25/2020 - His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) discussed regional and global investment dynamics alongside the world’s lead...
mCloud, nybl to Jointly Optimize 2,000 Oil Wells in Kuwait and North America
Kuwait >> 6/24/2020 - mCloud Technologies Corp., a leading provider of asset management solutions combining IoT, cloud computing, artificial intelligence ("AI") and analytics, announced it had signed a mutual reseller and ...
Weatherford Production Optimization Software Boosts Revenue by $156M
United Arab Emirates >> 6/24/2020 - Weatherford International plc has announced its Production Optimization Software Platform increased production by nearly 6,000 barrels per day, boosting revenue by $156 million over three years for a ...
Fugro Completes Middle East's First Uncrewed Geophysical Survey
United Arab Emirates >> 6/23/2020 - In response to increasing demand for remote offshore services, Fugro has completed the Middle East’s first fully autonomous geophysical shallow-water route survey.

Bathymetry showing a poss...
ADNOC Announces $20.7B Energy Infrastructure Deal
ADNOC Announces $20.7B Energy Infrastructure Deal United Arab Emirates >> 6/23/2020 - The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced that it has entered into an agreement with some of the world’s leading infrastructure investors and operators, sovereign wealth and pension funds. ...
Karish Pipe Laying and Subsea Systems Installation Completed
Israel >> 6/22/2020 - Energean plc (ENOG) the oil and gas producer focused on the Mediterranean, is pleased to announce the completion of a key milestone in the Karish and Tanin Development project, offshore Israel. ...
Polarcus Organization Reshape
United Arab Emirates >> 6/22/2020 - Polarcus Limited (“Polarcus”) (PLCS) refers to its press release dated 31 March 2020 which provided details of enhanced business continuity measures and a USD 15 million cost reduction plan to navigat...
Genel Energy Received Payments for KRI Oil Sales
Iraq >> 6/19/2020 - Genel Energy plc announces that payments have been received from the Kurdistan Regional Government for oil sales during May 2020.

The Taq Taq partners have received a gross payment of $3...
Gulf Keystone Provides Operational and Corporate Update
Iraq >> 6/19/2020 - Gulf Keystone Petroleum, a leading independent operator and producer in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq ("Kurdistan" or "Kurdistan Region"), is providing an operational and corporate update in advance of...
Gulf Keystone Provides Shaikan Payment Update
Iraq >> 6/19/2020 - Gulf Keystone confirms that a gross payment of $2.7 million ($2.1 million net to GKP) has been received from the Kurdistan Regional Government ("KRG") for Shaikan crude oil sales during May 2020.
Tendeka Awarded Contract Extension with Oman Operator
Oman >> 6/18/2020 -  Independent global completions service company Tendeka has been awarded a five-year contract extension to supply a major operator with zonal isolation technologies for all fields in Oman.

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Sparrows Supports ASRY Modernization Program with Crane Inspections
Bahrain >> 6/17/2020 - Sparrows Group has completed its first project for ASRY (Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard) delivering crane condition evaluation services at the multi-service facility in Bahrain. ...
Aramco Completes its Acquisition of 70% Stake in SABIC
Saudi Arabia >> 6/17/2020 - Aramco announced the successful completion of its share acquisition of a 70% stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) from the Public Investment Fund (PIF), the sovereign wealth fund of Sau...
At Abu Dhabi Global Energy Summit CEOs Express Optimism on Recovery Despite Pandemic
United Arab Emirates >> 6/17/2020 - Global energy giants representing the world’s leading oil, gas, and petrochemical companies united around the common purpose of ensuring sustainable global energy supplies as economies begin to reopen...
Petrofac Awarded EPCC Contract for an Upstream Gas Project
Petrofac Awarded EPCC Contract for an Upstream Gas Project Bahrain >> 6/16/2020 - Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services division (EPS) has been awarded a multi-million dollar engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) contract by Tatweer Petroleum, for ...
Yokogawa to Supply Monitoring Systems for Major Water Transmission Pipeline Project
Saudi Arabia >> 6/16/2020 - Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary Yokogawa Saudi Arabia has received an order from Turkish contracting giant Limak Construction to supply the monitoring systems for a key wat...
Amarinth Secures Order for API 610 VS4 Pumps at Ruwais Refinery
United Arab Emirates >> 6/16/2020 - Amarinth, a leading company specialising in the design, application and manufacture of centrifugal pumps and associated equipment to the Oil & Gas, petrochemical, LNG, chemical, industrial, power and ...

Africa Oil & Gas News

Resignation of Joint Broker
Nigeria >> 7/15/2020 - Savannah Energy PLC, the British independent energy company focused around activities in Nigeria and Niger, announces that, due to the exit of Numis Securities Limited (“Numis”) from the natural reso...
Tullow's General Meeting Seeking Approval for Sale in Uganda Assets
Uganda >> 7/15/2020 - Tullow Oil plc announces that at its General Meeting held earlier, the resolution set out in the Notice of General Meeting put to the General Meeting seeking approval for the proposed sale of its enti...
SDX Energy Announces Sale of Non-Core Egyptian Asset
SDX Energy Announces Sale of Non-Core Egyptian Asset Egypt >> 7/14/2020 - SDX Energy Plc (SDX) announces that it has disposed of its 50% working interest in the North West Gemsa licence, situated in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. The purchaser, Gulf Energy, a private Egyptian...
McDermott Awarded Next Phase of Azikel Refinery Project
McDermott Awarded Next Phase of Azikel Refinery Project Nigeria >> 7/14/2020 - McDermott International Ltd. has been awarded a *large engineering and procurement contract from Azikel Petroleum Ltd. for the modular 12,000 BPD Hydro-Skimming Refinery project. The facility will be ...
ADM Energy Strengthens Technical Team
Nigeria >> 7/14/2020 - ADM Energy PLC, a natural resources investing company, is pleased to announce the appointment of two Oil and Gas veterans, Darrell McKenna and Dr Satinder Purewal, as non-board advisory members to the...
Eco Provides Audited Results Year Ended 31 March 2020 & Update
Namibia >> 7/13/2020 - Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd., the oil and gas exploration company with license interests in Guyana and Namibia, is pleased to announce its results for the year ended 31 March 2020, alongside a corpor...
Lekoil Executed Definitive Agreements for Otakikpo Drilling Program
Nigeria >> 7/13/2020 - LEKOIL, the oil and gas exploration and production company with a focus on Nigeria and West Africa, announces that the Otakikpo Joint Venture ("Otakikpo JV") which is made up of Green Energy Internati...
NOC Condemns Renewed Blockade of Libyan Oil Exports
Libya >> 7/12/2020 - Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) condemns unreservedly the renewed blockade on Libyan oil exports, and calls for the states responsible to be held to account by the United Nations Security Counc...
NOC Lifts Force Majeure on Oil Exports
Libya >> 7/10/2020 - National Oil Corporation (NOC) has lifted force majeure on all oil exports from Libya. The first vessel to load is the Kriti Bastion from Es Sider oil port.
Seplat Appoints CFO and Executive Director
Nigeria >> 7/10/2020 - The Board of Directors of Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Emeka Onwuka as Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") and Executive Director of the Company, ...
ShoreCan and Essar Mauritius Extend Backstop Date
Nigeria >> 7/10/2020 - Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited (COPL), an international oil and gas exploration and development company focused on offshore Africa, is pleased to announce that its 50% owned joint venture company...
Noble Energy Provides Second Quarter Update
Noble Energy Provides Second Quarter Update Egypt >> 7/9/2020 - Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) (“Noble Energy”) provided an update on multiple fronts, including second quarter sales volumes and cost performance.

Second Qua...
Pharos Energy Announces Trading and Operations Update July 2020
Pharos Energy Announces Trading and Operations Update July 2020 Egypt >> 7/9/2020 - Pharos Energy plc, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, issues the following Trading and Operations update in advance of the Company’s half-year results on 19 August 2020. Th...
NOC Chairman & Eni CEO Discuss Energy Sector Conditions in Libya
Libya >> 7/8/2020 - National Oil Corporation (NOC) Chairman Eng. Mustafa Sanalla met with the CEO of Eni, Mr. Claudio Descalzi on Wednesday July 8, 2020 at the NOC headquarters in Tripoli to discuss the effects of the il...
NNPC Reports Explosion at NNPDC’s Benin River Valve Station (BRVS)
Nigeria >> 7/8/2020 - The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has reported an explosion incident which occurred at Gbetiokun, OML 40, operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), on behalf of t...
JV Agreement for Acquisition of 2nd Oil Production Asset in Congo
Congo >> 7/7/2020 - Zenith Energy Ltd., the listed international oil & gas production company focused on pursuing African development opportunities, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a joint venture agreeme...
TechnipFMC & ANOPC Sign Contract for New Hydrocracking Complex in Egypt
TechnipFMC & ANOPC Sign Contract for New Hydrocracking Complex in Egypt Egypt >> 7/7/2020 - TechnipFMC (FTI) has signed a major Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract with Assiut National Oil Processing Company (ANOPC) for the construction of a new Hydrocracking Complex fo...
The Blockade Will Decline Libyan Oil Production by Almost Half
Libya >> 7/7/2020 - Libya’s oil production and exports, suspended in January this year by the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) in central and Eastern region is on track for a precipitous decline over the next year and a ...
Reconafrica Completes Technical Evaluation in Namibia & Botswana
Namibia >> 7/7/2020 - Reconnaissance Energy Africa Ltd. has completed a comprehensive subsurface evaluation delineating large scale, prospective conventional hydrocarbon bearing structures, throughout the entire Kavango Ba...
Sound Energy Announces Eastern Morocco Update
Morocco >> 7/6/2020 - Sound Energy is pleased to announce that it has, together with its licence partners, successfully concluded a re-negotiation of the terms of its Anoual Exploration Permits (the "Permit') with Morocco'...
Sasol Relinquishes Blocks 16 & 19 License
South Africa >> 7/6/2020 - Following an evaluation of the exploration potential of the blocks and an assessment of the report of the pre-feasibility phase of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Sasol has decided to relin...
Natural Gas Supplied for One Million Housing Units within Year
Natural Gas Supplied for One Million Housing Units within Year Egypt >> 7/5/2020 - Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek al Molla said 1.07 housing units were connected to natural gas within 2019-2020 as part of a national project to deliver natural gas to households. ...
Termination of Agreement to Supply Gas to ENEO
Cameroon >> 7/3/2020 - Victoria Oil & Gas Plc, whose wholly owned subsidiary, Gaz du Cameroun S.A . ("GDC"), the onshore gas producer and distributor with operations located in the port city of Douala, Cameroon , provides...
Japan Inc. to Invest $14b in LNG Development in Mozambique
Mozambique >> 7/3/2020 - The Japanese government and business sector will join hands on a joint financing deal totaling 1.5 trillion yen ($14.4 billion) for the development of liquefied natural gas in the African country of M...
Lekoil Provides Prepayment Facility
Nigeria >> 7/2/2020 - LEKOIL, the oil and gas exploration and production company with a focus on Nigeria and West Africa, is pleased to announce that LEKOIL Oil and Gas Investments Limited ("LOGL"), in which the Company ha...
Sasol Sells 10% Stake in Escravos GTL Plant in Nigeria to Chevron
Nigeria >> 7/2/2020 - Sasol and Chevron have signed an agreement that will result in Sasol selling its indirect beneficial interest in the Escravos GTL (EGTL) plant in Nigeria to Chevron. ...
BW Offshore Provides Sendje Berge Update
Nigeria >> 7/2/2020 - On 2 July 2020, at approximately 4:20 am local time, BW Offshore's FPSO Sendje Berge was subject to an attack by pirates offshore Nigeria in which nine Nigerian nationals were kidnapped. The incident ...
Africa Energy Announces Odfjell Rig Mobilization
South Africa >> 7/2/2020 - Africa Energy Corp., an oil and gas company with exploration assets offshore South Africa, is pleased to announce that the Odfjell Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible rig has departed Bergen, Norway fo...
Eni & Sonatrach Signed MoU for the Upstream Activities Collaboration
Algeria >> 7/1/2020 - The Minister of Energy, Abdelmadjid Attar, Sonatrach's CEO, Toufik Hakkar, and Eni's CEO, Claudio Descalzi, met in Algiers to discuss the progress of the activities in the country.

Eni and...
Tower Announces Extension of Loan Facility
Cameroon >> 7/1/2020 - Tower Resources plc, the AIM listed oil and gas company with its focus on Africa, announces a further extension of its Loan Facility ("Facility") of US$750,000. ...
New Gas Discovery in the Mediterranean Sea Offshore Egypt
New Gas Discovery in the Mediterranean Sea Offshore Egypt Egypt >> 7/1/2020 - Eni (as the Operator of the Block), BP and Total (as Contractor members) have successfully drilled the first exploration well in the North El Hammad license, in the conventional Egyptian waters of the...
South Africa Switches to Argus Related Pricing for LPG
South Africa >> 7/1/2020 - The South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has switched to a new formula for calculating official domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) prices, linked to Argus calculations o...
Angola Onshore Bid Round 2020 – Lower Congo Basin 2D Seismic Data Availability
Angola >> 6/30/2020 - With reference to the recent announcement by the National Agency of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels (ANPG) that the Data Packages for blocks for oil exploration in the Terrestrial Basin of the Lower Congo...
Oceaneering Awarded Inspection Services Scope from CABGOC
Angola >> 6/30/2020 - Oceaneering International, Inc. has announced that its Asset Integrity group has secured a three-year contract with Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited (CABGOC), a Chevron subsidiary. ...
Tower Resources Provides Financing Update
Cameroon >> 6/30/2020 - Tower Resources plc, the AIM-listed oil and gas company with its focus on Africa, is pleased to provide an update regarding the farm-out process in respect of its Thali production-sharing contract (t...
ADM Energy Announces Full Year Results
Nigeria >> 6/30/2020 - ADM Energy plc, an oil and gas investing company quoted on AIM, announces its audited full year results for the year ended 31 December 2019. ...
NNPC Set to Commence Construction on $2.8bn AKK Gas Pipeline Project
Nigeria >> 6/30/2020 - The Nigerian Government is set to flag-off the construction of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s (NNPC) $2.8bn Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project. Planned to be completed with...
Ruvuma Farm-Out Update
Tanzania >> 6/30/2020 - Aminex announces that the parties to the Ruvuma Farm-Out Agreement have agreed to extend the long stop date for satisfaction of the conditions to the Ruvuma Farm-Out from 30 June 2020 to 14 July 2020....
Neptune Energy Announces Major Milestone for Touat Gas Facility
Algeria >> 6/29/2020 - Neptune Energy announced a major milestone for the Touat gas facility in Algeria, with day-to-day operations having been formally passed to Groupement Touat Gaz (GTG). ...
Transglobe Energy Corporation Announces an Operations Update
Transglobe Energy Corporation Announces an Operations Update Egypt >> 6/29/2020 - ransGlobe Energy Corporation (“TransGlobe”) announces an operations update.

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Asia Oil & Gas News

MOL Makes Gas & Condensate Discovery in Pakistan
Pakistan >> 7/14/2020 - MOL, as the operator of TAL Block in Pakistan, has made a new gas and condensate discovery. This marks the company’s 13th discovery in Pakistan and 10th discovery in the TAL Block. ...
Commodity Hedge Program
Singapore >> 7/14/2020 - Tap Oil Limited has entered into a commodity hedge swap with BP Singapore Pte Limited. Details regarding the contracted hedge with BP Singapore Pte Limited are as follows: - ...
Wartsila’s Experience with Wind Farm Vessels Leads to Major Order
Taiwan >> 7/14/2020 - The technology group Wartsila’s experience and integration capabilities for wind farm service vessels has resulted in a broad scope of the company’s solutions being selected for a large wind farm main...
Mubadala's 2020 Development Drilling & Workover Program Increases Production Capacity
Thailand >> 7/14/2020 - Tap Oil Limited is pleased to provide updated information in relation to the completion of the Manora 2020 development drilling and workover campaign using the Valaris 115 jack-up drilling rig. The Ma...
Kinder Morgan Says 7th Georgia Elba LNG Export Plant Unit Ready
Georgia >> 7/13/2020 - Kinder Morgan Inc asked U.S. energy regulators for permission to put the seventh liquefaction train in service at its nearly $2 billion Elba Island liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in Georgia....
Yokogawa Test & Measurement Releases Sensor Modules for AQ2200 Test System
Japan >> 7/13/2020 - Yokogawa Test & Measurement Corporation announces that it has developed the AQ2200-212 sensor module and the AQ2200-222 dual sensor module for the AQ2200 series multi-application test system, and will...
NOVATEK Reports Preliminary Operating Data for the First Half 2020
Russia >> 7/13/2020 -  PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK”) reported preliminary operating data for the second quarter and first half 2020. ...
NIOC Awards Joint Field Development to Local Firm
Iran >> 7/11/2020 - The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has signed a contract with Persia Oil and Gas Industry Development Company (POGIDC) for the development of Yaran joint oilfield. ...
Annual Maintenance Works of Nord Stream Pipeline in July 2020
Russia >> 7/10/2020 - From 14 July to 26 July 2020 Nord Stream AG will temporarily shut down both lines of its gas pipeline system for routine maintenance works. ...
Zarubezhneft Shall Commence the Development Offshore Vietnam
Vietnam >> 7/10/2020 - The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam issued an adjusted investment license for the oil and gas Block 09-2/09 located on the continental shelf of the country on July ...
GTT Receives an Order for the Design of Three New LNG Carriers
China >> 7/9/2020 - GTT has received, in June, an order from the Chinese shipyard Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd. for the tank design of three new LNG Carriers (LNGC) on behalf of the Chinese ship-owner COS...
BP Signs Gas Supply Agreement with ENN
China >> 7/9/2020 - BP has signed a gas supply agreement with ENN Group (ENN) to jointly support the growing energy needs of China’s southern Guangdong region. ...
Reliance and BP Launch ‘Jio-bp’ Partnership
India >> 7/9/2020 - BP and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) today announced the start of their new Indian fuels and mobility joint venture, Reliance BP Mobility Limited (RBML). Following initial agreements in 2019, bp a...
Siemens Launches Next Generation Wind Turbine, the SG 3.4-145
India >> 7/9/2020 - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy continues leading the way in India, one of the largest onshore markets in the world, with the introduction of its next generation wind turbine, the SG 3.4-145. The new ...
Petrofac & NCOC Joint Venture Secures EPCC Contract in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan >> 7/9/2020 - Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services (EPS) division, in joint venture with Isker, a Kazakhstan company, has secured an Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Pre-commissioning and Commissioni...
Jacobs Awarded Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant Contract in Malaysia
Malaysia >> 7/9/2020 - Jacobs was appointed by Hanwha Energy Corporation to deliver owner's engineer services to support the design, engineering, procurement, construction, installation, testing and commissioning of a new 1...
LM9000 Confirmed as World’s Most Efficient Simple Cycle Gas Turbine
Russia >> 7/9/2020 - Baker Hughes announced today the completion of the First Engine to Test (FETT) for the LM9000 aeroderivative gas turbine. The test took place at the company’s advanced turbomachinery testing facilitie...
Overhaul at the TANECO Oil Refinery Has Been Completed
Russia >> 7/9/2020 - The scheduled overhaul of process units has been completed at the TANECO oil refinery of PJSC TATNEFT. ...
Lukoil Tests New Well Completion Technique after Frac Job
Russia >> 7/9/2020 - LUKOIL has successfully tested an open hole technology at its fields in the Komi Republic and West Siberia.

The new method has been tested at Vozeyskoe, Usinskoye, Kyrtael...
EMA Seeking More LNG Term Importers
Singapore >> 7/9/2020 -  The Energy Market Authority (EMA) has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to appoint up to two new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) term importers for Singapore. Having more LNG term importers in the mar...
TEN Announces Long-Term Charters for up to Three N/B Suezmax DP2 Tankers
South Korea >> 7/9/2020 - TEN, Ltd announced the contract for the building of up to three suezmax DP2 shuttle tankers on long-term employment to a major European end-user. The vessels will be built in South Korea and the time...
Huisman to Deliver Knuckle Boom Crane & Towing Winch in China
China >> 7/8/2020 - Huisman, the worldwide provider of step changing technical solutions, has been awarded a contract by China Merchants Heavy Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd for the delivery of a 250mt Knuckle Boom Crane a...
CNPC Pledges to Halve Methane Intensity by 2025
China >> 7/8/2020 - China’s largest oil and gas producer, CNPC, has announced a new target to reduce methane emission intensity by 50% between 2019 and 2025. The OGCI member company is aiming to move to the forefront of ...
EGP &Norfund Join Forces to Develop Renewable Projects in India
India >> 7/8/2020 - Enel Green Power (“EGP”), through its Indian subsidiary for renewables Enel Green Power India (“EGP India”), and the Norwegian Investment Fund for developing countries Norfund, have signed a long-term...
New Technology of TatNIPIneft R&D Institute
Russia >> 7/8/2020 - Specialists of TatNIPIneft R&D Institute of PJSC TATNEFT have developed a new technology of improving extra-viscous oil production efficiency.

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Diana Shipping Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Selina with ST Shipping
Singapore >> 7/8/2020 - Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contrac...
Orsted and TSMC Sign World's Largest Renewables PPA
Taiwan >> 7/8/2020 - Orsted and Taiwan-based TSMC have signed a corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA). TSMC will offtake the full production from Orsted’s 920MW Greater Changhua 2b & 4 offshore wind farm, making it th...
LOC Wins Contract to Support Hoa Binh 1 OWF Development
Vietnam >> 7/8/2020 - LOC Group has won a contract with Cong ty Phan Dau Tu Dien Gio Hoa Binh1, part of Phuong Anh Group, to support the development of the Hoa Binh 1 Offshore Windfarm (OWF) in Vietnam. ...
KNOT Won Long-Term Charter Contract with PetroChina
China >> 7/7/2020 - NYK Group company Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS (KNOT), of which NYK has a 50 percent share, has concluded a first long-term time charter contract for up to a 10 year period starting from 2022 for a...
BP to Invest $70M in India’s Green Growth Equity Fund
India >> 7/7/2020 - bp has announced its intention to invest into the Green Growth Equity Fund (GGEF) in India. The fund, established in 2018, is focused on identifying, investing and supporting growth in zero carbon and...
Icon Offshore in Talks with Perisai to Buy Jack-up Rig
Malaysia >> 7/7/2020 - Icon Offshore is in the process of negotiating the acquisition of Perisai Petroleum Teknologi’s jack-up drilling rig. The company was currently negotiating with Perisai Petroleum to acquire its subsid...
Jura Announces Commencement of Drilling in Guddu Block
Pakistan >> 7/7/2020 - Jura Energy Corporation announced that the drilling of Umair NW - 01 exploratory well has commenced in the Guddu Block. The projected depth of the well is 800 meters, which will target the Pirkoh and ...
Transneft Upper Volga Completes Scheduled Repairs of Trunk Pipelines
Russia >> 7/7/2020 - Transneft Upper Volga has completed scheduled repairs of trunk pipelines in Moscow Region and the Republic of Mari El to ensure uninterrupted operation of its facilities.

During a schedule...
BP & JinkoPower Will Offer Integrated Decarbonised Energy Solutions
China >> 7/6/2020 - BP has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with one of China’s leading solar project developers, JinkoPower Technology (JinkoPower), to provide integrated decarbonised energy solutions and serv...
Lukoil Started Using Associated Gas to Provide Electric Power for Drilling
Russia >> 7/6/2020 - LUKOIL has successfully implemented oil-associated gas utilization project to be used as a source of energy for drilling at the Sredne-Nazymskoye field in KhMAO-Yugra. This technology resulted in redu...
Tanker Nursultan Nazarbayev
Russia >> 7/6/2020 - The laying of an Aframax tanker has taken place at the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex. The vessel is named after Nursultan Nazarbayev, the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. ...
GTT Training & WMI in Collaboration to Deliver LNG Training
Singapore >> 7/6/2020 - GTT Training Limited has agreed a training partnership with Wavelink Maritime Institute (WMI) of Singapore. This partnership will facilitate the delivery of GTT Training’s LNG industry related courses...
Petronas Invests in Renewable Energy Start-Up
Malaysia >> 7/3/2020 - PETRONAS through its corporate venture capital arm, PETRONAS Ventures, recently inked an agreement with SOLS Energy Sdn Bhd to invest in the solar photovoltaic (PV) system start-up that provides susta...
GTT Receives an Order from Zvezda for Design of Five LNG Carriers
Russia >> 7/3/2020 - GTT received, at the end of June, an order from the Russian shipyard Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex (Zvezda) for the tank design of five ARC7 ice-breaking LNGCs on behalf of a Russian ship-owner.
Arbitration Commences over Vietnam Acquisition
Vietnam >> 7/3/2020 - Jadestone Energy Inc. has commenced arbitration proceedings against Teikoku Oil (Con Son) Co. Ltd (Teikoku), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inpex Corporation (Inpex), in respect of Jadestone’s acquisiti...

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OKEA Acquires Aurora Discovery from Equinor
Norway >> 7/15/2020 - OKEA ASA has signed a Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Equinor Energy AS (“Equinor”) for the acquisition of Equinor’s 40% operated working interest in PL195 and PL195 B, which include the Auror...
Woodside Provides Asset Value Review & Other Items
Australia >> 7/14/2020 - Woodside has undertaken a review as of 30 June 2020 of the carrying values of its assets in accordance with the Group’s accounting policies and the accounting standards. As a result, the financial sta...
Santos Looks to Hydrogen Future Through Carbon Capture & Storage
Australia >> 7/14/2020 - Santos has commenced a concept study on a hydrogen future for the Cooper Basin. The concept study has been awarded to GHD, one of the world’s leading professional services firms in resources, energy ...
Strike Energy to Announces Non Cash Impairment of Cooper Basin Assets
Australia >> 7/14/2020 - Strike Energy has conducted a detailed review of its Cooper Basin assets as part of its impairment testing in accordance with Accounting Standards AASB 6 (Exploration for and Evaluation of Mineral Res...
Senex Delivers Major Surat Basin Gas Reserves Upgrade
Australia >> 7/14/2020 - Senex Energy Ltd released its independently assessed1 estimates of reserves and contingent resources as at 30 June 2020, reporting a 21% increase in Surat Basin 2P gas reserves to 739 PJ following out...
Appointment of NOMAD and Sole Corporate Broker
Australia >> 7/14/2020 - Global is pleased to announce the appointment of Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited as its Nominated Adviser and Sole Corporate Broker with immediate effect.
Strike Energy Provides 2Q20 Quarterly Activities Report & 5B
Australia >> 7/14/2020 - Highlights
West Erregulla
- AGIG selected to build, own and operate Phase 1 gas processing plant; FEED underway.
- Ensign 970 drilling rig secured on long term contract for appraisal...
Petrobras Announces New Production Record at Buzios Field
Brazil >> 7/14/2020 - Petrobras reports that the platforms installed in the Búzios field (P-74, P-75, P-76 and P-77), in the Santos Basin pre-salt, reached new production records yesterday, of 674,000 barrels of oil pe...
Petrobras Reduces Cost of Post Salt Well Construction
Brazil >> 7/14/2020 - Petrobras informs that in early July, it completed, in half the time, the construction of the 7 GLF 49H ESS offshore well, in the Golfinho field, in the Espírito Santo Basin, 100 km from Vitória. This...
Petrobras Concludes Renewable Diesel Tests
Brazil >> 7/14/2020 - Petrobras informs that, on July 11th, it successfully concluded tests on an industrial scale for the production of renewable diesel. The tests were conducted at the Presidente Getúlio Vargas Refinery ...
Ecopetrol Awards Five-year Offshore Contract
Colombia >> 7/14/2020 - Ecopetrol S.A. has contracted Doris Inc. as its consulting engineering company for offshore oil and gas development. Under the five-year contract, Doris will provide Ecopetrol a variety of consulting ...
Results of the Option to Receive the Final 2019 Dividend in Shares
France >> 7/14/2020 - The Shareholders’ Meeting of the Company, held on May 29, 2020, offered the option for shareholders to receive the final 2019 dividend of 0.68 euro per share in cash or in new shares of the Company. ...
ExxonMobil Upstream Qualifies Airborne Oil & Gas’ TCP
Netherlands/Holland >> 7/14/2020 - Airborne Oil & Gas has announced that ExxonMobil Upstream Integrated Solutions Company (ExxonMobil) has qualified its thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) product for applications globally. ...
Neptune Energy Joins European Clean Hydrogen Alliance
Netherlands/Holland >> 7/14/2020 - Neptune Energy has joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, supporting the development of the EU’s hydrogen strategy. ...
Minor Oil Discovery Near the Vigdis Field in the North Sea – 34/7-E-4 AH
Norway >> 7/14/2020 - Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 089, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 34/7-E-4 AH just northwest of the Vigdis Vest field in the northern part of the North Sea and 160 kilo...
Aker BP Announces Second Quarter and First Half Year 2020 Report
Norway >> 7/14/2020 - Akr BP delivered strong operational performance and record high production in the second quarter. The company’s field developments progressed as planned, including a successful start-up of the first Æ...
Sonardyne Underwater Positioning to Support Fugro’s Offshore Wind Operations
United States >> 7/14/2020 - Leading geo-data specialist Fugro has chosen underwater positioning technology from Sonardyne Inc. for its upcoming offshore wind farm projects in North America. Fugro has ordered three Sonardyne Mini...
SNC-Lavalin Awarded Pre-FEED Services for Floating Production Unit
United States >> 7/14/2020 - Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group has been awarded pre-front-end engineering design (pre-FEED) services for hull and mooring engineering for a floating production unit (FPU) in the Gulf of Mex...
Wartsila Wins 200 MW Power Plant Contract in South America
Argentina >> 7/13/2020 - The technology group Wartsila will supply a flexible baseload 200 MW power plant to a country in the Northern Andes. The flexibility of the efficient yet fast-starting Wartsila solution will provide t...
President Energy Provides Drilling and Workover Update
Argentina >> 7/13/2020 - President Energy (PPC), the energy company with a diverse portfolio of production and exploration assets focused primarily in Argentina provides an update on its drilling and workover plans in Rio Neg...
Non-cash Impairment Expected to be Recognized in 2020 Interim Results
Australia >> 7/13/2020 - Oil Search expects to recognise a non-cash, pre-tax impairment charge of US$360 - 400 million (US$250 – 300 million on a post-tax basis) in its 2020 interim results, which are scheduled to be released...
Search for New Gas Heating up to Help Recovery
Australia >> 7/13/2020 - As Victorians turn up their gas heaters during the winter chill, the search for new gas off the state’s south west coast will be stepping up with the awarding of two new gas exploration permits. ...
Petrobras on Asphalt Sale by Reduc
Brazil >> 7/13/2020 - Petrobras reports that its refinery in Duque de Caxias (Reduc), located in Rio de Janeiro, reached the mark of 16,773 tons of asphalt sold in June 2020, an increase of 42.5% compared to May and 120.8%...
Petrobras Reaches Record Production of S-10 Diesel in June
Brazil >> 7/13/2020 - In June 2020, Petrobras achieved a record low-sulfur diesel (S-10) production, totaling a production of 1.6 million m3 or 10.3 million barrels.

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Orsted & Van Oord Installed All Array Cables of the Borssele I & II
Netherlands/Holland >> 7/13/2020 - Orsted and Van Oord have successfully installed all 94 array cables connecting the turbines of the Borssele I & II offshore wind farm. The installation started, ahead of schedule, in February this yea...
Valeura Energy Provides Trading Update
Turkey >> 7/13/2020 - Valeura Energy Inc. (VLU), the upstream natural gas company focused on the Thrace Basin of Turkey, provides a trading update for the three-month period ended June 30, 2020. This is in advance of the C...
Capstone Turbine Secures Follow-On Sale from Premier Oil & Gas Producer
United States >> 7/13/2020 - Capstone Turbine Corporation, the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it closed a follow-on sale of a C600 Signature Series (C600S) microturbin...
Amadeus Basin Permit EP145
Australia >> 7/10/2020 - Mosman Oil and Gas Limited (MSMN) the oil exploration, development and production company, announces that the relevant Minister in the Northern Territory Government has advised that Mosman's applicati...
Petrobras Starts Gaspetro's Binding Phase
Brazil >> 7/10/2020 - Petrobras, in continuation of the communique released on May 15, 2020, informs the beginning of the binding phase regarding the sale of its entire 51% stake in Petrobras Gas SA (“Gaspetro”).

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Wartsila Expert Insight Aavailable for 2 Stroke Engines and Scrubbers
Finland >> 7/10/2020 - The technology group Wartsila’s unique digital predictive maintenance product, Expert Insight, has now been extended to support 2-stroke engines. It is available in combination with Wartsila ’s Lifecy...
Three Finalists for IOR Award 2020
Norway >> 7/10/2020 - Three finalists have been nominated for the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s IOR award for 2020. The finalists are the licensees on the Grane field in the North Sea, researcher Geir Evensen and oil c...
Acquisition Complete on GeoStreamer X Viking Graben 2020
Norway >> 7/10/2020 - PGS has completed second successful GeoStreamer X seismic survey in the Viking Graben, on time and covering all targets. Fast track data will be ready in Q4 and final PSDM results will be available Q2...
XCD Energy Takeover Update – Compulsory Acquisition
Australia >> 7/9/2020 - 88 Energy Limited is pleased to advise that that as at 7.00pm (Sydney time) on 8 July 2020, 88 Energy had acquired 90.97% of the shares in XCD Energy Limited (XCD Energy) and 93.31% of XCD Energy’s li...
Worley Increases Stake in TW Power Services to 100%
Australia >> 7/9/2020 - Worley has acquired Ferrovial’s 50% shareholding of TW Power Services Pty Ltd (TWPS) for a cash consideration of $20 million, increasing its stake to 100%. ...
Petrobras on Shallow Water Field Sales
Brazil >> 7/9/2020 - Petrobras signed with OP Pescada Oleo e Gas Ltda., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ouro Preto Oleo e Gas S.A., an agreement for the sale of its entire stake in the Pescada, Arabaiana, and Dentao fields l...
Petrobras Starts Negotiation Phase for the Divestment of RLAM Refinery
Brazil >> 7/9/2020 - Petrobras, regarding to the news published in the media, referring to the divestment of the Landulpho Alves Refinery (RLAM), clarifies that there was approval by the Company's internal bodies to start...
Talos Energy Receives Official Instruction to Unitize Zama Field
Mexico >> 7/9/2020 - Talos Energy Inc. announced that on July 7, 2020, the Company received a notice from Mexico's Ministry of Energy ("SENER") instructing the partners of Block 7 and Petróleos Mexicanos ("Pemex") to unit...
Innovative Drilling Technique Promises New Possibilities for Extracting Geothermal Heat
Netherlands/Holland >> 7/9/2020 - In the RESULT (Enhancing REServoirs in Urban deveLopment) project, TNO – together with ENGIE, Huisman Geo and EBN – will be investigating whether an innovative drilling technique can make the producti...
Innovative Drilling Technique
Netherlands/Holland >> 7/9/2020 - In the RESULT (Enhancing REServoirs in Urban deveLopmenT) project, TNO – together with ENGIE, Huisman Geo and EBN – will be investigating whether an innovative drilling technique can make the producti...
Damen Holds Keel Laying for Port of Auckland's Fully Electric RSD
New Zealand >> 7/9/2020 - On 7th July, in Vietnam, Damen Song Cam Shipyard, together with joint venture partner Song Cam Shipyard hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the electric RSD-E Tug 2513 that Damen is building for the Por...

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