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Eni Announces Gas and Condensate Discovery in UAE
Eni Announces Gas and Condensate Discovery in UAE United Arab Emirates >> 1/27/2020 - Eni announces a gas and condensate discovery in the Mahani exploration prospect located onshore in the Area B Concession of Sharjah (UAE), which was awarded to Eni in the first International Competiti...
Gulf Keystone Announces Operational and Corporate Update
Iraq >> 1/21/2020 - Gulf Keystone Petroleum, a leading independent operator and producer in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, is providing an operational and corporate update in advance of the Company's full year 2019 result...
ARO Drilling Orders Two Jack-Up Rigs from International Maritime Industries
Saudi Arabia >> 1/21/2020 - Valaris has announced that ARO Drilling, its 50/50 joint venture with Saudi Aramco, has ordered two newbuild jackup rigs from International Maritime Industries. Upon delivery, each rig is expected to ...
Wood Secures A Two-year Extension on Unconventionals Program with Aramco
Saudi Arabia >> 1/21/2020 - Wood has secured a two-year extension to its in-Kingdom and out-of Kingdom contracts with Saudi Aramco’s subsidiary, Aramco Overseas Company (AOC) for its unconventional gas programme, extending award...
Total to Develop Qatar’s First Large-Scale (800 MWp) Solar Plant
Qatar >> 1/20/2020 - Total has entered into agreements for the development of the Al Kharsaah Solar PV IPP Project, a 800 megawatt-peak (MWp) solar plant that will be located 80 kilometers west of Doha, Qatar. The project...
Eni and ADNOC Sign MoU on Sustainable Energy for the Future
United Arab Emirates >> 1/20/2020 - His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Group CEO, and Eni’s Chief Executive Officer, Claudio Descalzi, signed a Memorandum of Unders...
SNC-Lavalin Awarded FEED Contract from Al Dhafra Petroleum
SNC-Lavalin Awarded FEED Contract from Al Dhafra Petroleum United Arab Emirates >> 1/20/2020 - SNC-Lavalin has been awarded an engineering services contract from Al Dhafra Petroleum, a joint venture company between ADNOC and the Korea National Oil Corporation and GS Energy. This contract win is...
Update on Lebanon 2nd Offshore Licensing Round
Lebanon >> 1/16/2020 - Lebanon’s Ministry of Energy and Water and the Lebanese Petroleum Administration have announced an extension of the application deadline. Companies interested in participating in the licensing round a...
Noble Energy Provides Update on Successful Leviathan Startup
Israel >> 1/15/2020 - Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) (Noble Energy) provided an update on the startup of the Leviathan natural gas field, offshore Israel. Key highlights from early production include: ...
Genel Energy Provides Update on Tawke PSC
Iraq >> 1/14/2020 - Genel Energy notes that DNO, as operator of the Tawke PSC (Genel 25% working interest), has issued an update on licence activity. ...
TAQA & AlMansoori Petroleum Sign Agreement to Penetrate Hydraulic Fracturing Market
Saudi Arabia >> 1/14/2020 - Saudi Arabia’s Industrialization and Energy Services Company (TAQA) has signed an agreement with AlMansoori Petroleum Services (AMPS). The announcement was made at the opening of this year’s Internati...
Adnoc Aims to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 25% by 2030
United Arab Emirates >> 1/13/2020 - The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced a set of comprehensive sustainability goals, extending its legacy of responsible oil and gas production and reinforcing its longstanding commitment...
Genel Energy PLC Receives Payment for KRI Oil Exports
Iraq >> 1/8/2020 - Genel Energy plc has announced that the Taq Taq partners have received a gross payment of $6.7 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government ('KRG') for oil sales during August 2019. Genel's net shar...
Tristar Group Acquires Logistics Land in Oman's Port of Duqm
Oman >> 1/7/2020 - Tristar has acquired more than 11,000 square meters of logistic land in the Port of Duqm that will have a 3,048 square meters covered warehouse with a capacity of 5,000 pallet position and an open yar...
ADES Renews Contract for ADMARINE 262 in KSA ADES Renews Contract for ADMARINE 262 in KSA
Saudi Arabia >> 1/7/2020 - ADES International Holding PLC, a leading oil & gas drilling and production services provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has secured a contract renewal for ADMARINE 262. ...
Genel Energy Plc Provides an Update on Taq Taq PSC
Iraq >> 1/6/2020 - Genel Energy plc has announced an update on activity at the Taq Taq field (Genel 44% working interest), as testing of the TT-34 well is nearing completion. ...
Qatar Petroleum & Kuwait Petroleum Sign Agreement to Supply LNG to Kuwait
Qatar >> 1/5/2020 - Qatar Petroleum and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) entered into a long term Sale and Purchase Agreement for the supply of up to 3 million tons per annum of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to the State...
Noble Energy Announces First Gas from the Leviathan Field
Israel >> 12/31/2019 - Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) (Noble Energy) announced the commencement of natural gas production from the Leviathan field, the largest natural gas field in the Eastern Mediterranean. ...
Petrofac Secures PDO Awards
Petrofac Secures PDO Awards Oman >> 12/31/2019 - Petrofac announces a new contract and the award of an additional scope of work with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), with a combined value of approximately US$130 million. ...
Zion Oil & Gas 2020 Plan and Corporate Update
Israel >> 12/30/2019 - Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZN) announces they are actively sourcing a drilling rig for 2020 operations. ...
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

SDX Energy Announces Update on Drilling Operations in Egypt
SDX Energy Announces Update on Drilling Operations in Egypt Egypt >> 1/28/2020 - In South Disouq (SDX Working Interest 55%), Preparations continue at South Disouq for two exploration wells targeting gross unrisked P50 volumes of up to 104 bcf from the same horizons encountered in ...
Egypt Signs Two Mediterranean Exploration Deals with Exxon Mobil
Egypt Signs Two Mediterranean Exploration Deals with Exxon Mobil Egypt >> 1/28/2020 - Egypt has signed two deals with Exxon Mobil for oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean, the petroleum ministry said. ...
Update on Drilling Operations in Morocco
Morocco >> 1/28/2020 - SDX Energy Plc (SDX) is pleased to announce that the OYF-2 well in Morocco (SDX 75% working interest) has been drilled to a measured depth of 1,210 meters and has encountered commercial quantities of ...
Petroleum Ministry & Eni Open 1st Integrated Station in Port Said
Petroleum Ministry & Eni Open 1st Integrated Station in Port Said Egypt >> 1/27/2020 - Petroleum Minister Tarek Al Mulla and Sports and Youth Minister Ashraf Sobhy opened an integrated station to fuel cars with natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas and charge them with electricity in ...
Eni Signs LNG Supply Agreement with Nigeria LNG
Nigeria >> 1/27/2020 - Eni signed a new long term contract for the purchase of 1,5 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas with Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG), a joint venture between NNPC, Shell, Total and Eni (with Eni having...
Lekoil Updates on Otakikpo Operations
Nigeria >> 1/27/2020 - LEKOIL, the oil and gas exploration and production company with a focus on Nigeria and West Africa, announces, on behalf of the Otakikpo Joint Venture ("Otakikpo JV") which is made up of Green Energy ...
Algeria Signed LNG Supply Renewing Contract with Turkey
Algeria >> 1/26/2020 - Algeria and Turkey signed in Algiers an agreement renewing the contract for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the next five (05) years, said the APS the Minister of Energy, Mohamed Arkab. ...
Total and Tullow Launch Joint Sale of Stakes in Kenyan Oil Project
Kenya >> 1/23/2020 - Total and Tullow Oil aim to reduce their stakes in Kenya’s first oil development with a joint sale that could see Tullow exit completely amid uncertainty over the project’s launch. The two oil and gas...
SAExploration Signs $42M for 2 New Projects in West Africa
Nigeria >> 1/23/2020 - SAExploration Holdings, Inc. announced two new projects in offshore West Africa. The projects are valued at approximately $42 million in the aggregate and are scheduled to occur primarily during the 2...
ADM Energy to Increase its Investment Portfolio cross Nigeria & West Africa
Nigeria >> 1/23/2020 - ADM Energy PLC, an oil and gas investing company quoted on AIM, provides a strategy update for 2020 and beyond. ...
Update on Abu Sennan ASH-2 Well & Rockhopper Acquisition Timetable
Update on Abu Sennan ASH-2 Well & Rockhopper Acquisition Timetable Egypt >> 1/22/2020 - United Oil & Gas PLC (UOG) provides the following update on the proposed acquisition of Rockhopper Egypt Pty Ltd from Rockhopper Exploration Plc (Rockhopper). Rockhopper Egypt holds a 22% non-operati...
Panoro Completes the 2nd Tortue Phase 2 Development Well
Gabon >> 1/22/2020 - Panoro Energy ASA is pleased to announce the successful completion of the DTM-5H well, the second of the phase 2 Tortue development wells on Dussafu permit, offshore Gabon. The well was drilled with t...
Sangomar Field Development Project Update
Senegal >> 1/22/2020 - FAR Limited has signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with Glencore Energy (UK) Ltd for the full allocation of the Company’s share of crude oil from the Sangomar Field. ...
VAALCO Provides Operational Update
Gabon >> 1/21/2020 - Vaalco Energy, Inc. provided an operational update on its 2019/2020 drilling program offshore Gabon. ...
Petroleum Ministry Signs 9 Exploration Agreements Worth $ 452M
Petroleum Ministry Signs 9 Exploration Agreements Worth $ 452M Egypt >> 1/20/2020 - Petroleum Minister Tarek el Mulla signed nine agreements on oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean and Western Desert with total investments of dollars 452.3 million. ...
Eni Confirms Production at El Feel Oilfield Partially Reduced
Libya >> 1/20/2020 - Italian energy group Eni said on Monday oil production at the El Feel oilfield in Libya had been partially reduced due to a valve closure. ...
Sangomar Field Development FID & $300M Underwritten Senior Facility
Senegal >> 1/20/2020 - FAR Limited has taken the Final Investment Decision (“FID”) and received final credit approvals for an underwritten US$300 million senior secured reserve-based lending (“RBL”) facility for the Sangoma...
Africa Energy Provides Operational Update
South Africa >> 1/20/2020 - Africa Energy Corp., an oil and gas company with exploration assets offshore South Africa and Namibia, is pleased to provide an operational update on its exploration activities. ...
NOC Declares Force Majeure after LNA Blockades Oil Exports from Ports
Libya >> 1/18/2020 - The LNA General Command and the Petroleum Facilities Guard of the Central and Eastern Regions have instructed the managements of Sirte Oil Company, Harouge Oil Operations, Waha Oil Company, Zueitina ...
Eni Starts Production at Agogo Oilfield, in the Angolan Offshore
Angola >> 1/17/2020 - Eni reports the start-up of its offshore Agogo oilfield, situated in the 15/06 Block in the Angolan waters. The start-up takes place just nine months after its discovery thanks to the operational syne...
Eni Awarded New E&P License in Namibe Basin Offshore Angola
Angola >> 1/17/2020 - ANPG, State concessionaire for oil & gas rights in Angola, assigned Block 28 to Eni (as Operator with 60%), as a result of the international competitive Bid Round 2019. This result allows Eni to furt...
NOC Condemns Calls to Blockade Oil Facilities
Libya >> 1/17/2020 - The board of directors of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) strongly condemns calls to blockade oil ports ahead of the Berlin Conference on Sunday. ...
Eni, Total among Winners of Rights to Develop Angolan Blocks
Angola >> 1/16/2020 - Eni and Total were among the successful bidders for rights to develop three offshore blocks in Angola out of 10 auctioned late last year. Eni and Total won operator rights to blocks 28 and 29 respecti...
France Asks to Join Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum
France Asks to Join Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum Egypt >> 1/16/2020 - France has asked to join the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum, which aims to develop the region's gas market, Egypt's petroleum ministry said. ...
Tower Provides Cameroon Operational Update
Cameroon >> 1/15/2020 - Tower Resources plc, the AIM-listed oil and gas company with its focus on Africa, is pleased to provide the following operational update on its work on the Thali licence in Cameroon, conducted through...
EBRD Becomes Shareholder in Egypt’s Infinity Energy
EBRD Becomes Shareholder in Egypt’s Infinity Energy Egypt >> 1/15/2020 - The EBRD is investing US$ 60 million to become a shareholder in Infinity Energy S.A.E., one of Egypt’s leading private energy companies through the issuance of new shares. ...
Natural gas pumping from Israel to Egypt to start on Wednesday
Natural gas pumping from Israel to Egypt to start on Wednesday Egypt >> 1/15/2020 - Natural gas pumping from Israel to Egypt will start on Wednesday, the Egyptian ministry of petroleum announced in a statement early on Wednesday. ...
Cairn Takes FID on Sangomar Field Development in Senegal
Senegal >> 1/15/2020 - Cairn, along with its joint venture partners, Woodside and FAR, has signed a joint Final Investment Decision (FID) statement, in agreement with Petrosen and the Government of Senegal, at an official c...
Total Selected Maersk to Drill in Angola-Namibia Campaign
Angola >> 1/14/2020 - Based on the Conditional Letter of Award previously announced in connection with Maersk Drilling’s Q3 2019 Trading Statement, Maersk Drilling has been awarded contracts for a three-well exploration dr...
Africa Oil Closed the Acquisition of Producing Assets in Deepwater Nigeria
Nigeria >> 1/14/2020 - Africa Oil Corp. (AOI) is pleased to announce the closing of the acquisition of a 50% ownership interest in Petrobras Oil and Gas B.V. ("POGBV"). BTG Pactual E&P B.V. will continue to own the remaini...
Enppi Successfully Installed a Platform for Northwest October Field
Enppi Successfully Installed a Platform for Northwest October Field Egypt >> 1/13/2020 - In line with the strategy implemented by the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources under the leadership of H.E. the Minister Eng. Tarek El-Molla to develop the petroleum resources and improve it...
Eastern Morocco Portfolio Update
Morocco >> 1/13/2020 - Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, is pleased to provide an update on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) approvals, negotiations of Tendrara Gas Export Pipeline ("TGEP") c...
Further Update in Relation to Facility Agreement & Restoration of Trading
Nigeria >> 1/13/2020 - Following the Company's announcement earlier today, the Company is now in a position to advise that, based on all information currently available to Lekoil, the loan agreement announced on 2 January 2...
Invictus Receives Priority Project Status from Zimbabwe Government
Zimbabwe >> 1/13/2020 - Invictus Energy Limited, is pleased to announce that the Company’s Cabora Bassa project at Muzarabani held through the Company’s 80% interest in Geo Associates (Private) Limited has been classified a...
Equatorial Guinea to Add 20,000 bpd of Oil Production this Year
Equatorial Guinea >> 1/12/2020 - Equatorial Guinea will add 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil production by October because of the new discoveries. Equatorial Guinea, a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countri...
Commencement of Site Survey on OPL 310
Nigeria >> 1/10/2020 - LEKOIL, the oil and gas exploration and production company with a focus on Nigeria and West Africa, announces on behalf of Optimum Petroleum Development Company ("Optimum"), the Operator of the OPL 31...
Subsea Integration Alliance Awarded Contract Offshore Senegal
Subsea Integration Alliance Awarded Contract Offshore Senegal Senegal >> 1/10/2020 - Subsea 7 S.A. announced the award of a very large(1) contract by Woodside to Subsea Integration Alliance for the Sangomar Field Development Phase-1 project located in the Sangomar Offshore and Sangoma...
MODEC Awarded FPSO Purchase Contract for Sangomar Field Offshore Senegal
Senegal >> 1/10/2020 - MODEC, Inc. has signed a contract with Woodside Energy1., to supply a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for the Sangomar (formerly SNE) Field Development Phase 1 (Sangomar Field...
Tecnicas Reunidas & Samsung Awarded $3.7B Algeria Refinery Contract
Tecnicas Reunidas & Samsung Awarded $3.7B Algeria Refinery Contract Algeria >> 1/9/2020 - The national oil company Sonatrach signed a contract in Algiers with a consortium made up of Tecnicas Reunidas (Spain) and Samsung Engineering (South Korea) for the construction of a crude oil refiner...
Serowe CBM Project Acquires Enviromental Approval
Botswana >> 1/9/2020 - The directors and management of Strata-X Energy Ltd. are pleased to announce that following on the field-work, community consultations, development planning and public commenting, the Botswana Departm...

Asia Oil & Gas News

Sale of Participating Interest in Bhandut
India >> 1/28/2020 - Oilex Ltd (the Company or Oilex) is pleased to advise that it has accepted an offer from Kiri and Company Logistics Private Limited (Kiri) to dispose of its 40% participating interest (PI) in the Bha...
Shearwater GeoServices Wins New 3D Seismic Survey in India
India >> 1/28/2020 - Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS has been awarded a 3D broadband marine seismic acquisition contract by Reliance Industries Ltd in the Bay of Bengal, India. The project is scheduled to commence in Q2...
Reservoir Study Results on Vostochny Makarovskoye & Dobrinskoye Fields
Russia >> 1/27/2020 - Volga Gas plc, the oil and gas exploration and production group operating in the Volga Region of Russia, is providing the following update on the preliminary reserves estimates in its Vostochny Makaro...
First Billion Cubic Meters of Gas Supplied Via TurkStream
Russia >> 1/27/2020 - Gazprom supplied its first billion cubic meters of gas via the TurkStream gas pipeline. Of that amount, about 54 per cent went to the Turkish gas market and some 46 per cent was delivered to the Turke...
Petropars Developing South Pars Phase 11 Alone
Iran >> 1/25/2020 - Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said Iran's Petropars was developing Phase 11 project of South Pars gas field as CNPC International and Total had fully abandoned the project. ...
Gazprom Neft Appoints Pavel Oderov Deputy CEO for International Business
Russia >> 1/24/2020 - The Gazprom Neft Board of Directors has appointed Pavel Oderov Deputy CEO for International Business, to be responsible for all aspects of managing the company’s business development abroad. ...
China's Beijing Gas Wins State Approval for Tianjin LNG Terminal
China >> 1/23/2020 - China’s state-controlled Beijing Gas Group has won state approval to build a terminal to receive liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin, three sources with direct knowledg...
Shearwater Awarded Western Offshore India 3D Campaign by ONGC
India >> 1/22/2020 - Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS (Shearwater) has been awarded a 3D broadband marine seismic acquisition campaign by ONGC in Western Offshore India. The project is scheduled to commence in Q1 2020. ...
PGS Data Covers Key Block for Malaysia 2020 License Round
Malaysia >> 1/22/2020 - Key areas for the 2020 Malaysia Licensing Round are covered by the PGS Sabah MC3D program. Data is available to evaluate the petroleum potential of the highly prospective offshore Sabah province. ...
Gazprom Neft Develops EOR Technologies at the Bazhenov Formation
Russia >> 1/22/2020 - Gazprom Neft has successfully tested an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technique at the Bazhenov Formation, using a xanthan-gum-based fracking fluid. Using this new technology has facilitated a 66-percen...
Mubadala Completes Farm Out of A 20% Interest in Two Blocks in Indonesia
Indonesia >> 1/21/2020 - Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has completed the farmout of a 20 percent participating interest in each of the Andaman I and South Andaman Gross Split Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) to Pr...
Caspian Sunrise to Buy the Caspian Explorer Drilling Vessel
Kazakhstan >> 1/21/2020 - The Board of Caspian Sunrise is pleased to announce the proposed acquisition of the Caspian Explorer, a drilling vessel capable drilling exploration wells to depths of up to 6,000 meters in extremely ...
Keppel to Supply Technology Solutions for Waste-to-Energy Plants
India >> 1/20/2020 - Keppel Seghers Belgium N.V. (Keppel Seghers), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd (Keppel Infrastructure), has secured contracts to supply waste-to-energy (WTE) technol...
South Pars Gas Field’s Steady Output at 630mcm per Day
Iran >> 1/20/2020 - Managing Director of Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC), which is in charge of developing South Pars gas field, says all the field’s platforms are currently operational and producing 630 million cubic me...
ICOFC Supplies 254 mcm/d of Gas to NIGC
Iran >> 1/20/2020 - Iranian Central Oil Fields Company (ICOFC) has supplied 254 million cubic meters per day (mcm/d) of natural gas to the National Iranian gas Company (NIGC) in the past two days in which the country’s g...
Gazprom Neft & Shell to Expand Their Joint Project to Develop Salym Group of fields in KhMAO
Russia >> 1/17/2020 - Gazprom Neft and Shell have agreed to expand their JV Salym Petroleum Development. The company’s portfolio of assets will include a license for the right to geological survey, exploration and producti...
First Shafag-Asiman Exploration Well Spudded Offshore Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan >> 1/15/2020 - SOCAR and BP announced that the first exploration well was spudded on the Shafag-Asiman offshore block in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea on 13 January. SOCAR and BP each hold 50% equity inte...
Iran Self-Sufficient in Hexane Production by 2021
Iran >> 1/15/2020 - The chairman of the HNT Holding Company announced inauguration of a 40,000-ton hexane, 10,000-ton pentane and 7,000-ton heptane petrochemical plants in Iran by relying on local capabilities by the nex...
Iran Self-Sufficient in Production of Rubber Raw Materials
Iran >> 1/15/2020 - The CEO of Takht Jamshid Petrochemical Plant said the company’s second phase would render Iran needless of importing the raw materials needed for production of various type of rubber. ...
3.2m Barrels Fuel Storage Facility to Be Launched in Qeshm Island
Iran >> 1/15/2020 - Head of Iran's Qeshm Free Trade Zone, Hamid-Reza Mo’meni said the island’s first fuel storage facility with the capacity of 3.2 million barrels will be launched by the next 20 days, IRIB reported. ...
Searcher Announces Completion of Gulf of Papua Prospectivity Study
Papua-New Guinea >> 1/15/2020 - Searcher Seismic is pleased to announce the expansion of its modern offshore data library with the completion of the Gulf of Papua Prospectivity Study in Papua New Guinea. ...
NOVATEK Reports Preliminary Operating Data for 2019
Russia >> 1/15/2020 - PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK”) reported preliminary operating data for the twelve months ended 31 December 2019. ...
Gazprom Neft Joins Forces with Sberbank to Launch New Joint Rigs
Russia >> 1/15/2020 - Gazprom Neft and Sberbank Leasing have entered into a series Cooperation Agreements as part of a joint project on providing drilling services. Pursuant to these agreements, Drillmec Drilling Technolog...
Keppel Delivers First Rig of 2020
Singapore >> 1/15/2020 - Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) has, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS), made its first rig delivery in 2020 safely, on time and within budget. Named Heimdal, ...
Major Rubber Plant Launched in Mahshahr
Iran >> 1/14/2020 - Iran has launched Phase 2 of Takht Jamshid Petchem Plant in Mahshahr, southwestern Iran, which is a major supplier of high-value rubber grades. ...
Gazprom Neft Involves Domestic Equipment Manufacturers in Omsk
Russia >> 1/14/2020 - Gazpromneft-Catalytic Systems is to acquire advanced large-scale equipment for its high-tech refining catalyst production plant, currently under construction, from NPP Mashprom, Ekaterinburg, with thi...
Shelf Drilling Announces $59M Contract for Recently Acquired Jack-up Rig
Thailand >> 1/14/2020 - Shelf Drilling has secured a contract for its recently acquired high-specification jack-up rig, Shelf Drilling Enterprise, with Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production for operations in the Gulf o...
SapuraOMV & Partners Announce First Production from SK408 Gas Fields
Malaysia >> 1/13/2020 - SapuraOMV Upstream announced first production following the start-up at the end of December from its Larak gas field under the SK408 Production Sharing Contract (PSC), which was delivered within budge...
Fire Incident at the Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline in Ulu Baram
Malaysia >> 1/13/2020 - PETRONAS confirms that a pipe rupture and a fire incident have occurred at the Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP) at 1:59AM, approximately 4 km from Long Selulong, Ulu Baram, Miri, on 13 January 2020. ...
SBM’s First Completed Fast4Ward Hull Arrives in Singapore
Singapore >> 1/13/2020 - After a journey of 2,300 nautical miles, the Fast4Ward hull has safely arrived at Keppel yard in Singapore from China. This is SBM Offshore’s first generic hull, the Multi-Purpose Floater (MPF1) in it...
Pertamina & ADNOC Signed MoU for Petrochemicals Complex in Balongan
Indonesia >> 1/12/2020 - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, witnessed toda...
Iran to Launch Dozens of Petchem Plants in Assaluyeh
Iran >> 1/11/2020 - Dozens of petrochemical plants are under construction in Assaluyeh, southern, Iran, by relying on domestic capabilities and developers. ...
3rd Platform Starts Up in South Pars Phases 22-24
Iran >> 1/10/2020 - Ali AsgharSadeghi, deputy operator for phases 22-23-24, said platform SPD-23 started up following installation, hookup, commissioning operations. Now, sour gas from this platform is being carried to i...
China Opens Up Exploration & Production for Foreign, Domestic Firms
China >> 1/9/2020 - For the first time, China will this year allow foreign companies to explore for and produce oil and gas in the country, opening up the industry to firms other than state-run energy giants, as Beijing ...
INEOS Styrolution Invests in ABS World-Scale Plant in China
China >> 1/9/2020 - INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has announced plans to build a world-scale ABS plant in Ningbo, China. The new production site will be adjacent to the recently acquired polystyrene ...
Jadestone Energy Announces Award of Damages in Respect of Philippines Arbitration
Philippines >> 1/9/2020 - Jadestone Energy Inc., an independent oil and gas production company focused on the Asia Pacific region, announces an award of monetary damages, plus a portion of the legal costs and expenses, as a re...
SOFEC Completes Loadout of Turret System for Lufeng Field
China >> 1/8/2020 - SOFEC, Inc. (“SOFEC”) announced that it has successfully completed the loadout of the turret for FSO HYSY121 for the Lufeng Field. The construction was completed at Penglai Jutal Offshore Engineering ...
Turkstream Gas Pipeline Officially Launched in Grand Ceremony
Russia >> 1/8/2020 - A grand opening ceremony for the TurkStream gas pipeline took place. Attending the event were Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Tu...
Premier Oil Provides a Trading and Operations Update
Indonesia >> 1/7/2020 - Premier provides a Trading and Operations Update ahead of its 2019 Full Year Results, which will be announced on Thursday 5 March 2020. Separately, the Group has announced accretive and strategic UK N...
Sinochem to Start $4.6B Quanzhou Petchem Complex Mid-2020
China >> 1/2/2020 - China Sinochem Group is expected to start up a new crude processing unit and a petrochemical complex in southeastern China around mid-2020, marking the state firm’s first foray into making petrochemic...

Global Oil & Gas News

Karoon Energy Commences Marina-1 Well Drilling
Peru >> 1/28/2020 - Karoon Energy Ltd (Karoon) is pleased to announce the Stena Forth Drillship has commenced the drilling of the Marina-1 exploration well located in Block Z-38 Tumbes Basin, Peru. The wholly owned, Karo...
New Argentina Independently Certified Reserves Report
Argentina >> 1/27/2020 - President Energy (AIM: PPC) announces its new independently certified hydrocarbon reserves report on its assets in Argentina ("the Report") calculated as at 31 December 2019. ...
ExxonMobil Makes Discovery at Uaru
Guyana >> 1/27/2020 - ExxonMobil has increased its estimated recoverable resource base in Guyana to more than 8 billion oil-equivalent barrels and made a further oil discovery northeast of the producing Liza field at the U...
Doris Awarded Engineering Contract for Trion SURF & Export Package
Doris Awarded Engineering Contract for Trion SURF & Export Package Mexico >> 1/27/2020 - BHP Petroleum (via its subsidiary BHP Billiton Petroleo Operaciones de Mexico, S. De R. L. De C.V.) has contracted DORIS Inc. for the execution of Engineer Services for the SURF and Export Pipeline sc...
Lundin Petroleum Launches Decarbonisation Strategy by 2030
Lundin Petroleum Launches Decarbonisation Strategy by 2030 Sweden >> 1/27/2020 - Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) is pleased to announce the launch of its Decarbonisation Strategy, which targets carbon neutrality by 2030. In relation to this, and to better reflect the busine...
VAALCO Announces the Appointment of William R. Thomas as President
United States >> 1/27/2020 - VAALCO Energy, Inc. announced that Mr. William R. Thomas has been appointed President of VAALCO effective February 1, 2020. Mr. Thomas has been serving as a non-executive director for VAALCO for the ...
Europa Oil & Gas Provides Ireland Farm-out Update
Ireland >> 1/23/2020 - Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc, the UK and Ireland focused oil and gas exploration, development and production company, provides an update on the farm-out process in respect of the Company’s 100% own...
DOF Subsea Awarded Contracts in Australia
Australia >> 1/22/2020 - DOF Subsea is pleased to announce several contract-awards in the APAC region, securing further vessel and resource utilisation in Q1 and first part of Q2 2020. ...
ION Signs Multi-Client Agreement for 2D & 3D Programs in Colombia
Colombia >> 1/22/2020 - ION Geophysical Corporation (IO) announced the Company entered into a multi-client agreement with Colombia’s National Hydrocarbon Agency, the ANH, granting rights to reprocess existing data and acquir...
Update on Multi-Year Acquisition Contract in Mexico
Mexico >> 1/22/2020 - Reference is made to the stock exchange notification published by Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) on 4 June 2019, wherein the Company informed that it had signed a two-year acquisition contract...
Ocean Installer Awarded Contract with Dana Petroleum
United Kingdom >> 1/22/2020 - Dana Petroleum has awarded Ocean Installer a contract for work at the Triton Area Development, located in the Central North Sea around 190 km east of Aberdeen. ...
Alaska Winter Field Season update
United States >> 1/22/2020 - Oil Search is pleased to advise that the two well/two rig exploration drilling programme and road construction to support the Pikka Unit Development is progressing well and is currently ahead of sche...
Fugro & Colombian Maritime Authority Completed Seep Hunting Study
Colombia >> 1/21/2020 - The study involved shallow water seabed sediment coring, geochemical analyses, and seabed heat flow measurements. Fugro also provided classroom and vessel-based training to DIMAR personnel. “This p...
Polarcus Commences Cygnus Phase 3 Offshore Australia
Australia >> 1/20/2020 - Polarcus is pleased to announce the commencement of acquisition of the latest phase of the Cygnus regional multi-client 3D survey in the Vulcan Sub-basin, offshore north-west Australia. The 1,500 sq k...
Maersk Awarded 2 Well Contract Extension for Low Emission Rig
Norway >> 1/20/2020 - Maersk Drilling has secured a two-well contract extension from Aker BP for the ultra-harsh environment, low-emission jack-up rig Maersk Integrator. In direct continuation of the rig’s current workscop...
Anglo African Announces New Strategic Investor & Termination of ISA
United Kingdom >> 1/20/2020 - Anglo African Oil & Gas plc announces that it has consented to the sale, by Riverfort Global Opportunities PCC and YA II PN Ltd ("the ISA Investors"), of the remaining 84,041,011 ordinary shares of £0...
Rosneft Increases Its Share in Bayernoil Refinery
Germany >> 1/17/2020 - Rosneft Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of PJSC Rosneft Oil Company, has completed the deal to acquire a 3.57% stake in Bayernoil Raffineriegesellschaft mbH from British BP. As result of this deal, Ros...
GeoPark Announces Closing of Amerisur Acquisition
Colombia >> 1/16/2020 - GeoPark Limited, a leading independent Latin American oil and gas explorer, operator and consolidator with operations and growth platforms in Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Ecuador, anno...
PGS to Offer GeoStreamer X Data in APA 2019 Award Areas
Norway >> 1/16/2020 - PGS has GeoStreamer data library coverage over the 2019 APA license areas announced this week by NPD and plans for new acquisition projects in 2020 to further expand this in key areas of the Barents S...
Petrofac Appointed for Wind Farm Substations
Scotland >> 1/16/2020 - Petrofac has entered into a Preferred Supplier Agreement with SSE Renewables to design, supply and install the HVAC onshore and offshore substations for the Seagreen wind farm project. The wind farm w...
TechnipFMC Reaffirms Timeline for Separation Into Two Industry
United Kingdom >> 1/16/2020 - TechnipFMC reaffirmed that its planned transaction to separate into two companies, TechnipFMC and Technip Energies, is well on track for completion in the first half of 2020. ...
Petrobras Releases Teaser for E&P in Espirito Santo Basin
Brazil >> 1/15/2020 - Petrobras has started the opportunity disclosure stage (teaser), referring to the sale of its entire stake in two sets of deep-water post-salt offshore concessions, namely Golfinho Cluster and Camarup...
Equinor – Consent for Exploration Drilling in the North Sea
Norway >> 1/15/2020 - Equinor is the operator for production licence 878. We have now given the company consent to drill pilot hole 30/2-U-1 using the West Hercules semi-submersible drilling facility. 30/2-U-1 is located n...
Contract Award for Electrification of Troll B & Troll C
Contract Award for Electrification of Troll B & Troll C Norway >> 1/15/2020 - On behalf of the Troll partners, Equinor has awarded Aker Solutions a front-end engineering and design contract (FEED) for topside modifications to accommodate power from shore at the Troll B and C pl...
Axens & ExxonMobil Sign Agreement for FLEXICOKING Technology
Axens & ExxonMobil Sign Agreement for FLEXICOKING Technology United States >> 1/15/2020 - ExxonMobil announced that ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC and Axens have signed a licensing alliance agreement to allow Axens to provide ExxonMobil’s FLEXICOKING™ technology and integrated resi...
Solutions to provide C-Nav5000 GNSS Receivers
United States >> 1/15/2020 - Oceaneering® C-Nav® Positioning Solutions has been selected by SEACOR Marine to supply C-Nav5000™ Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Receivers for a select number of the company’s oil and gas ...
DNO Receives 10 Awards in Norway's APA Licensing Round
Norway >> 1/14/2020 - DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary DNO Norge AS has been awarded participation in 10 exploration licenses, of which two are operatorships, under No...
Wintershall Dea Secures Attractive Exploration Licenses
Norway >> 1/14/2020 - Wintershall Dea Norge has secured interests in nine new exploration licenses in Norway, including three as operator. In the Awards for Predefined Areas (APA) 2019 licensing round, Europe’s leading ind...
Equinor Awarded 23 New Licences on the Norwegian Continental Shelf
Norway >> 1/14/2020 - Equinor has been awarded 23 new production licences by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy during the awards in predefined areas (APA) 2019 – 14 of the licences are Equinor-operated and 9 are partner...
ConocoPhillips Makes Minor Oil & Gas Discovery Near Balder Field
Norway >> 1/14/2020 - ConocoPhillips Skandinavia has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 25/7-8 S in production licence PL 917. The well was drilled about 10 kms northwest of the Balder field in the central part of the ...
Serica Energy Announces Corporate Update
United Kingdom >> 1/14/2020 - AIM-listed Serica Energy has released a Corporate Update presentation for the year ended 31 December 2019. ...
TGS Purchases North Slope Alaska 3D Seismic Surveys
United States >> 1/14/2020 - TGS, a leading provider of multi-client geoscience data for exploration & production (E&P) companies, announced it has completed the purchase of four 3D seismic surveys in the North Slope region of Al...
New Application for Continuous Corrosion Monitoring Data
United States >> 1/14/2020 - Emerson has introduced The Plantweb Insight Inline Corrosion application to provide the oil and gas industry real-time interpretation and analysis of critical data that helps prioritize maintenance an...
Falcon Oil & Gas Provides Update on Kyalla 117 N2-1H Well in Beetaloo Basin
Australia >> 1/13/2020 - Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. provides the following operational update on the drilling of the Kyalla 117 N2-1H well in the Beetaloo Sub-Basin, Australia. ...
Ocean Renewable Energy Launches to Accelerate Global Offshore Wind Capacity
Norway >> 1/13/2020 - An international Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition has been formed to advance sustainable deployment of ocean-based renewable energy and mitigate the harmful impacts of climate change. ...
PetroTal Announces 2019 Year-End Oil Production
Peru >> 1/13/2020 - PetroTal Corp. (PetroTal) (PTAL), the Peruvian focused E&P company, is pleased to announce 2019 year-end production of 13,300 barrels of oil per day (bopd) from the Bretana oil field, operated 100% by...
Suspension of Trading on AIM
United States >> 1/13/2020 - Lekoil's advisers were approached yesterday by representatives of the Qatari Investment Authority (the "QIA") questioning the validity of the loan agreement announced on 2 January 2020 (the "Facility ...
Contract Extension for FPSO Polvo
Brazil >> 1/11/2020 - BW Offshore has signed an agreement with PetroRio for a one-year extension for the lease and operation of the FPSO Polvo. The firm period has been extended to Q3 2021 (from Q3 2020), with options unti...
Maersk Drilling Secures Contract for Maersk Valiant Offshore Colombia
Colombia >> 1/10/2020 - Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the 7th generation drillship Maersk Valiant which will be employed by Noble Energy for a one-well campaign offshore Colombia. The contract is expected t...
Serinus Energy Spuds Moftinu - 1004 Well
Romania >> 1/10/2020 - Serinus Energy plc, is pleased to announce that the Moftinu – 1004 well has been spudded today in Romania. This well is located approximately 900 metres to the east of the Moftinu Gas Plant. The plann...

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