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Middle East Oil & Gas News

ADNOC Awards INPEX Onshore Exploration Concession in Abu Dhabi’s Competitive Block Bid Round
United Arab Emirates >> 3/17/2019 - The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) signed an agreement, awarding the exploration rights for Abu Dhabi Onshore Block 4 to Japan’s INPEX CORPORATION. A wholly-owned INPEX subsidiary, JODCO Explo...
Israeli Vote will not Affect Upcoming Offshore Auction
Israel >> 3/14/2019 - Israel’s offshore oil and gas licensing auction will go ahead as planned in June regardless of the outcome of the country’s upcoming general elections, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said in an interv...
New Awards Of Onshore Drilling Contracts Worth Approximately 220 Million USD
New Awards Of Onshore Drilling Contracts Worth Approximately 220 Million USD Saudi Arabia >> 3/13/2019 - Saipem has been new awarded new contracts, and extensions to other already existing contracts, in Onshore Drilling worth approximately 220 million USD in total. The new contracts involve projects to b...
Dana Gas & Crescent Petroleum to Increase Gas Production from Khor Mor Field
Iraq >> 3/7/2019 - Dana Gas and Crescent Petroleum are to increase gas production from the Khor Mor field by 63 percent within two years. ...
Saudi Arabia Discovers Large Quantities of Gas in Red Sea
Saudi Arabia >> 3/7/2019 - Large quantities of gas have been discovered in the Red Sea, Saudi state news agency SPA quoted energy minister Khalid al-Falih as saying. ...
UAE's ENOC Seeks Four LNG Cargoes for India
United Arab Emirates >> 3/5/2019 - Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has announced a tender to buy four cargoes of liquified natural gas (LNG) for delivery to India from April to July, two trade sources said. ...
Energean Commences Its Drilling Campaign in Israel
Israel >> 3/4/2019 - Energean Oil and Gas plc, the oil and gas producer focused on the Mediterranean, is pleased to announce that it has commenced its 2019 drilling programme in Israel, which will consist of three develop...
Kuwait Petroleum Signs MoU with Britain for up to $3B in Loans and Credit
Kuwait >> 3/4/2019 - State-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the British government for up to $3 billion in loans and credit facilities, the company said. ...
ADES International Appointment of Non-Executive Director
United Arab Emirates >> 3/4/2019 - ADES International Holding PLC. (ADES), a leading oil & gas drilling and production services provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Hatem So...
Genel Energy Provides Update on Sarta and Qara Dagh
Iraq >> 2/28/2019 - Genel Energy plc has announced that approval has been given by the Kurdistan Regional Government ('KRG') regarding the acquisition of stakes from Chevron in the Sarta and Qara Dagh blocks, in the Kurd...
First Specialty Oil Field Chemicals Manufacturing Reaction Plant in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia >> 2/28/2019 - Representatives from Saudi Aramco, Halliburton, Sadara, Fluor, and the Royal Commission of Jubail recently gathered to mark the groundbreaking of a manufacturing plant to be built by Halliburton at th...
ADNOC Signs $1.21B Agreement with SK E&P for the World’s Largest Oil Storage Project
ADNOC Signs $1.21B Agreement with SK E&P for the World’s Largest Oil Storage Project United Arab Emirates >> 2/27/2019 - The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced that it is building the world’s largest single underground project ever awarded for oil storage, with a capacity of 42 million barrels of crude oil...
ADES Secures 3-Year Contract Renewals for Six Onshore rigs in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia >> 2/25/2019 - ADES International Holding PLC (ADES), a leading oil & gas drilling and production services provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), is pleased to announce that it has successfully renewed...
McDermott Awarded Substantial Offshore EPCI Contract
McDermott Awarded Substantial Offshore EPCI Contract Saudi Arabia >> 2/25/2019 - McDermott International, Inc. announced a substantial* contract award from Saudi Aramco for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services in the Marjan field, offshore Saudi ...
ADNOC Signs $4B Pipeline Investment Agreement with BlackRock, KKR
ADNOC Signs $4B Pipeline Investment Agreement with BlackRock, KKR United Arab Emirates >> 2/24/2019 - The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has entered into a landmark multi-billion-dollar midstream pipeline infrastructure partnership with KKR and BlackRock, two of the world’s leading institution...
ADNOC Refining Awards Design Contract for New Refinery in Ruwais
United Arab Emirates >> 2/21/2019 - ADNOC Refining took a step closer to building the world’s largest integrated refining and petrochemicals complex, in Ruwais, when it awarded a Pre-Front End Engineering and Designing (Pre-FEED) contra...
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

Tlou Energy Provides Update on the Lesedi CBM Project
Botswana >> 3/18/2019 - Tlou Energy, the ASX, AIM and BSE listed company focused on delivering power in Botswana and southern Africa through the development of coal bed methane ('CBM') has provided an update on the status of...
Sonatrach Awards WorleyParsons Framework Agreement in Algeria
Algeria >> 3/15/2019 - WorleyParsons has signed a five-year framework agreement with Sonatrach in Algeria. Under the agreement, WorleyParsons will provide project management services to support Sonatrach’s plans to develop ...
Eni Announces New Gas Discovery in Nour Prospect, Offshore Egypt
Eni Announces New Gas Discovery in Nour Prospect, Offshore Egypt Egypt >> 3/14/2019 - Eni announces a new gas discovery under evaluation in the Nour exploration prospect located in the Nour North Sinai Concession, in the Eastern Egyptian Mediterranean, about 50 km North of the Sinai pe...
Accordion Facility and Increased Borrowing Base
Nigeria >> 3/14/2019 - Eland Oil & Gas PLC, an oil & gas production and development company operating in West Africa with an initial focus on Nigeria, is pleased to announce a new accordion facility and increased borrowing ...
Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Total Sign Oil Production Sharing Deal
Sao Tome and Principe >> 3/14/2019 - Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe and Total SA signed an oil production sharing contract on Thursday, according to a joint statement. ...
Africa Energy Starts 3D Seismic Program Offshore South Africa
South Africa >> 3/14/2019 - Africa Energy Corp., an oil and gas company with exploration assets offshore South Africa and Namibia, is pleased to announce the start of a new 3D marine seismic acquisition program over the Paddavis...
Petrofac Awarded $1b EPC Project in Algeria
Petrofac Awarded $1b EPC Project in Algeria Algeria >> 3/13/2019 - Petrofac has been awarded a contract worth around US$1 billion with Groupment Isarene, the joint operating group set up by Sonatrach, Petroceltic and Enel, for the Ain Tsila Development Project in Alg...
Eni Finds Major Oil Discovery Offshore Angola
Angola >> 3/13/2019 - Eni announces a major oil discovery in Block 15/06, in the Agogo exploration prospect, in Angola’s deep water. The new discovery is estimated to contain between 450 and 650 million barrels of light oi...
Exceed Energy Announces First Contract Offshore Guinea Bissau
Guinea Bissau >> 3/13/2019 - Aberdeen-headquartered Exceed, a well management and performance improvement specialist, continues to consolidate its West African presence, by announcing the company’s first contract to be undertaken...
Qatar Petroleum Acquires Twelve Exploration Blocks in Morocco
Morocco >> 3/13/2019 - Qatar Petroleum entered into an agreement with Eni to acquire a 30% participating interest in the Tarfaya Shallow Exploration Permit, a series of 12 neighboring offshore blocks along the Atlantic coas...
Egypt's Offshore Red Sea International Bid Round /2019
Egypt's Offshore Red Sea International Bid Round /2019 Egypt >> 3/12/2019 - The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Egypt (M.O.P) invite international qualified and interested companies having the technical and financial capabilities for an International Bid Round ...
United Oil & Gas Signs Agreement to Farm in to Block B
Benin >> 3/11/2019 - United Oil & Gas Plc, the oil and gas exploration and development company, is pleased to announce that it has signed an option agreement with Elephant Oil Ltd ("Elephant") to farm in to their Block B ...
BP Awards Contracts to McDermott and BHGE for Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Natural Gas Project
BP Awards Contracts to McDermott and BHGE for Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Natural Gas Project Mauritania >> 3/11/2019 - McDermott International, Inc. and Baker Hughes, a GE company have announced that they have been awarded subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and subsea production system (SPS) equipment cont...
Qatar Petroleum Signs Agreement to Enter New Exploration Block in Mozambique
Mozambique >> 3/11/2019 - Qatar Petroleum entered into an agreement with Eni to acquire a 25.5% participating interest in block A5A, located in the Angoche basin, offshore the Republic of Mozambique. ...
First Post Acquisition Crude Oil Lifting from Tunisia
Tunisia >> 3/11/2019 - Panoro Energy ASA is pleased to provide an update on lifting operations in Tunisia. The first cargo of approximately 151,000 barrels of Rhemoura blend crude oil has been lifted from La Skhirra Termina...
German Companies Express Interest in Libyan Oil & Gas Sector
Libya >> 3/10/2019 - Chairman of National Oil Corporation (NOC), Eng. Mustafa Sanalla took part in the Libyan-German Economic Forum, held on March 8, 2019, in Tunis, alongside a number of other sovereign state institution...
ADES with Vantage Secures Short-term Deepwater Drilling Contract
ADES with Vantage Secures Short-term Deepwater Drilling Contract Egypt >> 3/8/2019 - ADES International Holding PLC (ADES), a leading oil & gas drilling and production services provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), is pleased to announce that it has entered, through its...
Immediate Availability of MegaSurvey to Support Licensing Round
Gabon >> 3/8/2019 - PGS MegaSurvey data and regional interpretation cover most of the 35 blocks on offer for the 12th Gabon Offshore Oil & Gas Exploration Licensing Round. Data products are ready for licensing and packag...
New Investment for DEA in the Gulf of Suez
New Investment for DEA in the Gulf of Suez Egypt >> 3/7/2019 - DEA has extended its concessions for the Ras Budran and Zeit Bay oil fields in the Gulf of Suez. At a formal ceremony event, witnessed by H.E. Eng. Tarek El-Molla the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum an...
Update re Gas Sales Agreement
Morocco >> 3/7/2019 - Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, confirms continued positive discussions with Morocco's Office National de l'Electricité et de l'Eau Potable ("ONEE") and the Moroccan Minister ...
Wentworth Provides Operational & Commercial Update
Tanzania >> 3/7/2019 - Wentworth, the AIM listed independent, East Africa-focused oil & gas company, is providing an update to shareholders. ...
Subscription and Placing to Raise up to £12.6m & Proposed Board Changes
Cameroon >> 3/6/2019 - Victoria Oil & Gas Plc, the integrated natural gas producing utility company in Cameroon, is pleased to announce a £12.6 million (c.US$16.5 million) equity fundraise. ...
El-Molla & EBRD Review Opportunities of Cooperation
El-Molla & EBRD Review Opportunities of Cooperation Egypt >> 3/6/2019 - Petroleum Minister Tareq el Molla had talks with First Vice President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Jurgen Rigterink, on opportunities for promoting bilateral coopera...
New MultiClient GeoStreamer 3D Coverage of the Kwanza Shelf
Angola >> 3/5/2019 - Imaging of new PGS 3D GeoStreamer surveys is set to unlock presalt and postsalt plays in Kwanza Basin open shelf blocks 6,7, and 8. In cooperation with Sonangol, PGS is acquiring a new survey over the...
TechnipFMC Completes Remaining Conditions with MIDOR
Egypt >> 3/5/2019 - TechnipFMC (FTI) has successfully completed the remaining conditions required to enable work to commence on the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract by Middle East Oil Refinery (M...
Aker Energy Announces Successful Drilling Results Offshore Ghana
Ghana >> 3/4/2019 - Aker Energy, as the operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block, announces that it encountered oil in the Pecan South-1A well offshore Ghana. A sidetrack will now be drilled to fu...
PGS Starts New GeoStreamer Acquisition Offshore Republic of Guinea
Guinea >> 3/4/2019 - PGS is currently acquiring an 8 500 sq. km MC3D survey offshore the Republic of Guinea. Fast-track data will be available in the second quarter of 2019. ...
TechnipFMC Awarded Large EPCIC Contract for BP Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Development FPSO
TechnipFMC Awarded Large EPCIC Contract for BP Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Development FPSO Mauritania >> 3/1/2019 - TechnipFMC has been awarded by BP a large contract for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) of the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit ...
Namibian Licence PEL0029 - Work Commitment
Namibia >> 3/1/2019 - Global announced (on 24 November 2017) an extension to the First Renewal Exploration Period (Phase 2) of 12 months to 3 December 2018 for Petroleum Exploration Licence 0029 ("the Licence") and entry i...
OPL 245 – RDS plc Informed of DPP Preparing to Prosecute
Nigeria >> 3/1/2019 - We have been informed by the Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office (DPP) that they are nearing the conclusion of their investigation and are preparing to prosecute Royal Dutch Shell plc for criminal charge...
YINSON Secures FPSO Contracts in Nigeria
Nigeria >> 2/28/2019 - YINSON HOLDINGS BERHAD has been awarded contracts for the charter, operations and maintenance of a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel by FIRST Exploration & Petroleum Development...
Algeria Extends Oil Swap Deal with Vitol to April
Algeria >> 2/27/2019 - Algeria’s state oil firm Sonatrach has extended its crude for oil products deal with major trading firm Vitol from the end of 2018 until the end of April this year, four sources familiar with the matt...
Weatherford Completes Sale of Algeria Land Drilling Rigs
Algeria >> 2/27/2019 - Weatherford International plc (WFT) (Weatherford) announced it has completed the sale of four contracted drilling rigs in Algeria. The Company expects that the remaining two rigs will transfer within ...
Egypt Raises LNG Exports from Idku to 800mcbf/d
Egypt Raises LNG Exports from Idku to 800mcbf/d Egypt >> 2/27/2019 - Egypt is currently exporting 800 million cubic feet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per day from its Idku export plant, ‘s the petroleum minister has told financial newspaper Al-Borsa. ...
NOC to Lift Force Majeure at Sharara Once Armed Militia Departs
Libya >> 2/26/2019 - National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman, Eng. Mustafa Sanalla met with the chairman of the Presidency Council (PC), Mr Fayez al-Sarraj, and representatives of the international community in Abu Dhabi ...
Golar LNG Enters into Agreement to Supply FLNG Unit to BP
Mauritania >> 2/26/2019 - Golar LNG Limited announces that Gimi MS Corporation, a newly incorporated subsidiary of the Company, has entered into a 20-year Lease and Operate Agreement ("LOA") with BP for the charter of an FLNG ...
JV Partners Seal More LNG Sale and Purchase Agreements
Mozambique >> 2/26/2019 - ONGC Videsh Limited a wholly owned subsidiary of ONGC, the National Oil Company of India, announces that Mozambique LNG1 Company Pte. Ltd., the jointly owned marketing entity of ONGC Videsh and joint ...
Tlou Energy Begins Production Testing at Lesedi CBM Project
Botswana >> 2/25/2019 - Tlou Energy has commenced production testing at its Lesedi 3 development pod. Excellent progress is also being made on drilling operations at the second development pod, Lesedi 4. ...
SNE Field Development Secures FPSO Ahead of FID
SNE Field Development Secures FPSO Ahead of FID Senegal >> 2/25/2019 - Woodside, as Operator of the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) joint venture1, has awarded MODEC International Inc. the front-end engineering design (FEED) contrac...
Penspen to Execute FEED of the Proposed Gas Pipeline Between Nigeria & Morocco
Penspen to Execute FEED of the Proposed Gas Pipeline Between Nigeria & Morocco Nigeria >> 1/7/2019 - Penspen, a leading global provider of engineering and project management services to the energy industry, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the Office National des Hydrocar...

Asia Oil & Gas News

JAPEX Commenced Production at Kangean TSB Phase 2
Indonesia >> 3/19/2019 - Japan Petroleum Exploration (JAPEX) has announced that the Sirasun and Batur gas fields, which are part of the TSB gas complex in the Kangean block in the Republic of Indonesia, commenced the producti...
Iran's Rouhani Inaugurates Four New Phases of South Pars Gas Field
Iran >> 3/17/2019 - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani formally inaugurated four new phases of South Pars, the world’s largest gas field, on Sunday, according to a statement posted by the Iranian oil ministry on Twitter. ...
Iran Launches South Pars Phases 13, 22-24 Refinery
Iran >> 3/17/2019 - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated the onshore refining facilities of phases 13 and 22-24 of the supergiant South Pars gas field in Assaluyeh, southern Iran. ...
IOOC Determines Fate of Iran Offshore Oilfields
Iran >> 3/16/2019 - The Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) has signed deals with domestic companies for completion of production enhancement and maintenance projects for four offshore oil fields in Iran, IOOC CEO said. ...
Honeywell's Technology Chosen by Jiangsu Sailboat in China
China >> 3/15/2019 - Honeywell International Inc.'s (HON) business unit, Honeywell UOP, has recently been selected by Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical Co., Ltd. to provide its state-of-the-art UOP technology in China. Nota...
Alexey Miller & Francois Fillon Discuss Current Trends in European Gas Market
Russia >> 3/15/2019 - A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Francois Fillon, French politician, took place today in St. Petersburg. ...
Demand for Russian gas in France continues to grow
Russia >> 3/15/2019 - A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom, and Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE, took place in St. Petersburg today. ...
McDermott Announces Successful Startup of Largest Ever CDAlky® Reactor
China >> 3/14/2019 - McDermott International, Inc. announced the successful commercialization and startup of its single largest CDAlky® reactor to date at PetroChina's refinery in Jilin, China. The 350,000 metric ton per ...
Indian Oil to Receive 2nd LNG Cargo for New LNG Terminal in May 2019
India >> 3/14/2019 - Indian Oil Corp is set to receive a second liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo for its new Ennore terminal in south India in May, two industry sources said. ...
Lukoil Supplies 10 Million Tonnes of Oil from Filanovsky Field to CPC System
Russia >> 3/14/2019 - LUKOIL has reached another milestone with ten million tonnes of oil supplied from its Vladimir Filanovsky field to the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) system. LUKOIL constructed a system of subsea a...
SOCAR Wins a Concession for the First-Time Construction of Electric Charging Stations
Azerbaijan >> 3/13/2019 - SOCAR Energy Switzerland has obtained one of five concessions awarded by the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) for the construction of 20 fast electric charging stations at Swiss motorway resting places. ...
CDC & Equinor Ink Contract on Karabakh Field
Azerbaijan >> 3/13/2019 - Contract signature ceremony for the drilling services between Caspian Drilling Company Ltd. (CDC) and Norwegian Equinor Azerbaijan Karabakh BV (Equinor) took place. From CDC side the contract signed b...
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Holds Christening Ceremony for LPG Carrier
Japan >> 3/13/2019 - Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Yokohama, held a christening ceremony on March 12th for a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier c...
Gazprom & Uniper Discuss Ongoing Cooperation
Russia >> 3/13/2019 - A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Bernhard Reutersberg, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Uniper, took place in Moscow today. The parties di...
Eduard Dadov Appointed Head of Gazprom Sotsinvest
Russia >> 3/13/2019 - Eduard Dadov has been appointed Director General of Gazprom Sotsinvest, effective March 18. Eduard Dadov was born in 1963. He graduated from Kabardino-Balkarian State University, majoring in Industria...
ZapSibNeftekhim's Polypropylene Unit Produces First Granules
Russia >> 3/13/2019 - The polypropylene unit at ZapSibNeftekhim, a deep hydrocarbon conversion plant under construction, is 99.8% complete. Construction and installation works on the process unit are over, and commissionin...
Honeywell UOP to Supply Technology to Vietnam's Propylene Plant
Vietnam >> 3/13/2019 - Responding to an increase in demand for plastics across southeast Asia, Vietnamese firm Phu My Plastics Production JSC recently selected Honeywell UOP to supply and secure licensing for propane dehydr...
KazMunayGas & Eni Sign a Number of Agreements on the Abai Project
KazMunayGas & Eni Sign a Number of Agreements on the Abai Project Kazakhstan >> 3/12/2019 - KAZAJSC NC "KazMunayGas” and Eni Isatay B.V. signed the Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) and the Carry Agreement (CA) for the purpose of joint implementation of the project on the Abai area, located in...
2H Offshore Installs Conductor-Supported Platform at D28 Field
Malaysia >> 3/12/2019 - 2H Offshore, a riser and conductor specialist in subsea services group Acteon, has completed the installation of a lightweight, conductor-supported, minimum facility wellhead platform offshore Sarawak...
Pakistan to Offer Gas Fields to Foreign Investors
Pakistan >> 3/12/2019 - Pakistan plans to offers dozens of gas field concessions in the coming year to fill in a fuel shortage, a senior official said, with Islamabad hoping a sharp drop in militant violence and changes to e...
Results of the TATNEFT’s Reservoir Pressure Maintenance System Development in 2017
Russia >> 3/12/2019 - Acting within the framework of the Concept of RPM (reservoir pressure maintenance) System Development until TATNEFT Company has continued the introduction of promising technologies to maintain the res...
Plan of Development Approved for Mako Field in Duyung PSC
Indonesia >> 3/11/2019 - Coro Energy, the South East Asian focused exploration and production company, has announced that the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources has approved the Plan of Development ('POD') for the Mako ...
Rosneft Develops Unique Technical Oil
Russia >> 3/11/2019 - Specialists of Rosneft United Research and Development Centre (part of the corporate R&D complex of Rosneft) together with LLC RN-Lubricants (a subsidiary of Rosneft) have developed and patented a met...
Tyumenneftegaz Achieved a 30% Increase in Downhole Splitter Drilling at Russkoe Field
Russia >> 3/11/2019 - Tyumenneftegaz, a Subsidiary of Rosneft, drilled 15 downhole splitters at Russkoe field in 2018, which is 30% more year-on-year. All the drilled horizontal wellbores and laterals are over 16 000 km in...
Sales of Gazprom Neft Marine Fuels Up 10% in 2018
Russia >> 3/11/2019 - Sales of bunkering fuel at Gazpromneft Marine Bunker, operator of the Gazprom Neft bunkering business, reached 2.9 million tonnes in 2018, a 10-percent increase year-on-year, further strengthening its...
Work Priorities for New Iranian Calendar Year Explained
Iran >> 3/8/2019 - POGC's CEO explained the work priorities of this company in the next Iranian calendar year (from March 20 on), saying that south pars phase 14, gas fields of Farzad and Kish as well as production pres...
Propane & Butane Production in Phase 13
Iran >> 3/8/2019 - The products chain of phase 13's refinery was completed by operating liquid gas production units. The director of phase 13 announced. ...
Keppel Secures Order from Awilco Worth about $425m
Singapore >> 3/8/2019 - Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has secured an order with Awilco Drilling PLC (Awilco) for the construction of a repea...
Grounds Broken for Ethylene Oxide Project in Andimeshk
Iran >> 3/7/2019 - Construction of a 300,000-ton petrochemical project in the southwestern city of Andimeshk has started. A ceremony was held in the city in the presence of Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh a...
Republic of the Philippines Award for Manila LRT Line 2- East Extension Project
Philippines >> 3/7/2019 - Marubeni Corporation (hereinafter “Marubeni”) and D.M Consunji, Inc. (hereinafter “DMCI”), one of the largest engineering-based construction companies in the Philippines, have been awarded the Manila...
Gusar Secures Gas Exploration Drilling Contract with Gazprom
Russia >> 3/6/2019 - Plexus Holdings PLC, owner of the proprietary POS-GRIP® friction-grip method of wellhead engineering, has announced its Russian licensee, LLC Gusar (‘Gusar’), has secured its first major contract to s...
Gazprom’s Gas Supplies to Austria Grow by 32.9% in Early 2019
Russia >> 3/6/2019 - A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Executive Board of OMV, took place in Moscow today. ...
Sergey Menshikov Appointed Head of Department 307 at Gazprom
Russia >> 3/5/2019 - Sergey Menshikov has been appointed Head of Department 307 at Gazprom, effective April 2, 2019. ...
Total Signs Definitive Agreements for Entry into Arctic LNG 2
Total Signs Definitive Agreements for Entry into Arctic LNG 2 Russia >> 3/5/2019 - Total announces that it has signed the definitive agreements with Novatek for the acquisition of a direct 10% interest in Arctic LNG 2, a major liquefied natural gas development led by Novatek on the ...
Additional High Impact Leads Identified on Lion Energy’s East Seram PSC
Indonesia >> 3/3/2019 - Lion Energy reports that ongoing technical work using newly acquired data on the East Seram PSC has resulted in a significant increase to the prospective resource estimate with combined P50 (best esti...
South Pars Phases 13, 22-24 Anticipated to be Inaugurated in 3 Weeks
Iran >> 3/2/2019 - Phases 13, 22, 23 and 24 of developing Iran’s South Pars gas field are anticipated to be officially inaugurated by the end of current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2019), a deputy director in Pars ...
Pioneering Spirit to be Temporarily Employed for North Sea Platform Lift Work
Russia >> 3/1/2019 - The heavy lift and pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit will temporarily lay down pipe in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone to carry out a long term planned platform lift work in the North Sea. This thi...
Speedcast Wins Long-Term Contract to Deliver Communications to Global Integrated Energy Provider
Malaysia >> 2/28/2019 - Speedcast International Limited, the world’s most trusted provider of remote communication and IT solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a new master service agreement and multi-year cont...
Searcher acquised Triok 2D Seismic Survey in Papua New Guinea
Papua-New Guinea >> 2/27/2019 - Searcher Seismic, in cooperation with BGP, is pleased to announce the expansion of its modern offshore data library with the completion in acquisition of the Triok Broadband Non-Exclusive 2D Seismic S...
Gas Grid Coverage in Rural Areas Grows 1.7-Fold in 2005–2018
Russia >> 2/27/2019 - The Gazprom Board of Directors reviewed and took note of the information on the Company’s efforts to expand gas infrastructure in rural areas. It was highlighted that gas infrastructure expansion in R...

Global Oil & Gas News

Shearwater GeoServices Awarded Acquisition & Processing Contract in Turkey
Turkey >> 3/19/2019 - Shearwater GeoServices has announced the award of a seismic. The survey contract covers an area of 2200 sq km and includes fast track processing, followed by full time and depth processing. Work will ...
Cooper Energy Provides Update on Sole Gas Project
Australia >> 3/18/2019 - Cooper Energy advises installation and testing of the 67 km control umbilical connecting the Sole gas field with the Orbost Gas Plant has been completed. This milestone marks completion of the offshor...
Precision Drilling Announces Asset Divestitures & Senior Note Redemption
Mexico >> 3/18/2019 - Precision Drilling Corporation (PDS) is pleased to announce transactions to divest our five Mexico based drilling rigs and our water treatment business branded Terra Water Systems. We have entered int...
Seadrill Selects TCS to Drive Global IT Transformation
United Kingdom >> 3/18/2019 - Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organisation, has been selected by global offshore drilling company Seadrill to transform and maintain...
Exxon Hits the Brakes on $1.9B Project
Canada >> 3/15/2019 - Exxon Mobil Corp. is delaying a C$2.6 billion ($1.9 billion) oil-sands project in Canada by at least a year as the nation’s energy industry grapples with a shortage of pipeline space and government-ma...
Contract Award for Two Premium Jack-up Rigs in Mexico
Mexico >> 3/15/2019 - Borr Drilling Limited is pleased to announce that one of its subsidiaries, in partnership with OPEX Perforadora S.A. de C.V., has received an official award from Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) for the de...
Johan Sverdrup Living Quarters Topside Ready for Sail-away
Norway >> 3/15/2019 - With 560 beds the Johan Sverdrup living quarters topside is the largest of its kind in Norway. The fourth and last platform for the first phase of the giant project is now ready for sail-away from Kva...
Oceaneering’s Subsea Pumping Technology Wins OTC Spotlight on New Technology® Award
United States >> 3/15/2019 - Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) will be recognized at the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) with a Spotlight on New Technology® Award for its Subsea Pumping Technology (SPT). T...
Equinor to Extend Life of Eight NCS Installations
Norway >> 3/14/2019 - Equinor has received the authorities’ approval for extending the life of eight installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) during the last three years. Several of these installations were o...
GeoPark Announces New Acquisition & Country Entry into Ecuador
Ecuador >> 3/13/2019 - GeoPark Limited, a leading independent Latin American oil and gas explorer, operator and consolidator with operations and growth platforms in Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Chile, announced its...
Rowan Jack-up Heading to Guyana
Guyana >> 3/13/2019 - Rowan Companies plc (RDC) announced that Repsol Exploracion Guyana, S.A. has signed a contract for the EXL II, a high-specification Super 116E Jack-up rig, for work in Guyana. The contract is for one ...
Frames Takes on Desalting Challenge at MOL Duna Refinery
Hungary >> 3/13/2019 - Frames has been awarded a contract to supply two desalters (electrostatic coalescers) to leading Hungarian oil and gas company MOL Group for the Duna Refinery at Sz?zhalombatta near Budapest. The Fram...
Oceaneering Secures Integrity Services Contract Extension from Equinor
United States >> 3/13/2019 - Oceaneering International, Inc. (Oceaneering) has secured a contract renewal from Equinor, which covers the provision of maintenance, reliability and integrity management. ...
Aker Solutions Wins FEED Contract for Subsea Compression System
Australia >> 3/12/2019 - Aker Solutions has been awarded a master contract to support the delivery of a subsea compression system for the Chevron Australia-operated Jansz-Io field offshore Australia. ...
SNC-Lavalin Awarded 3-Year Framework Agreement for General Engineering Services
Australia >> 3/12/2019 - SNC-Lavalin (SNC) has been awarded a three-year framework agreement by Chevron Australia to provide general engineering services, in addition to reliability and integrity management services for its W...
Gran Tierra Announces New-Country Entry into Ecuador
Ecuador >> 3/12/2019 - Gran Tierra Energy Inc. is pleased to announce that, based on preliminary results, the Company has made a new-country entry into Ecuador through the submission of winning bids for a total of three blo...
Axens & ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC Sign Alliance Agreement
France >> 3/12/2019 - ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC (ExxonMobil) and Axens have signed an alliance agreement for the sublicense of ExxonMobil’s Sulfuric Acid Alkylation technology. Under agreement, Axens and Exxon...
RDS Wins New Detailed Design Engineering Contract
United Kingdom >> 3/12/2019 - RDS, KCA Deutag’s global provider of engineering and design solutions to the energy and infrastructure sectors, announces the award of a new contract for the detailed design of a drilling facility for...
SeaBird Exploration announces sale of seismic data licence
Brazil >> 3/11/2019 - SeaBird Exploration has announced a license sale of seismic data over Rio Grande Rise in Brazil. SeaBird's share of the sale is approx. $0.8 million. The license sale relates to assets which previousl...
Transocean Announces Contract Award for Ocean Rig Corcovado and Ocean Rig Mykonos
Brazil >> 3/11/2019 - Transocean Ltd. announced that Petrobras awarded two of the Company’s ultra-deepwater drillships, the Ocean Rig Corcovado and Ocean Rig Mykonos, with a 629 day contract and 550 day contract, respectiv...
Beginning of Binding Phase of Polo Rio Grande do Norte
Brazil >> 3/11/2019 - Petrobras, following up on the Material Fact dated 07/28/2017 and Notice to the Market dated 10/4/2017, announces the beginning of the binding phase of the competitive process for the assignment of al...
Maersk Supply Scores Contract with Total Denmark
Denmark >> 3/11/2019 - Newbuild vessel, Maersk Involver, has been fixed for 161 days to support maintenance of the DAN F platform located offshore Esbjerg for walk-to-walk and accommodation services. The contract is expecte...
Update on Survey in South-East Asia
Norway >> 3/11/2019 - Reference is made to the stock exchange notification published by Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) on 20 February 2019, wherein the Company announced that it had received a letter of award from ...
IGas Encounters Shale Gas Sequence at its Springs Road Well in Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom >> 3/11/2019 - IGas has announced an update regarding the SR-01 well at Springs Road in North Nottinghamshire. Further to its announcement on 15 February 2019, the Company has now encountered a hydrocarbon bearing s...
Transocean Ltd. Announces Contract Award for Ocean Rig Corcovado and Ocean Rig Mykonos
United States >> 3/11/2019 - Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) announced that Petrobras awarded two of the Company’s ultra-deepwater drillships, the Ocean Rig Corcovado and Ocean Rig Mykonos, with a 629 day contract and 550 day contrac...
Rotork Electric Actuators Used in US Shale Oilfield Pipeline’s Solar Solution
United States >> 3/11/2019 - Rotork IQ3 intelligent multi-turn electric actuators have been specified for use in solar powered control stations for water gathering pipelines in the USA. ...
Acquisition of Maromba Field Offshore Brazil
Brazil >> 3/8/2019 - BW Offshore has entered into an agreement to acquire 70% of the Maromba field offshore Brazil for a total acquisition cost of USD 90 million from Petrobras. Closing of the acquisition is subject to fu...
International Arbitration Tribunal Orders Venezuela to Pay ConocoPhillips $8.7 Billion
Venezuela >> 3/8/2019 - ConocoPhillips (COP) announced that an international arbitration tribunal constituted under the auspices of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has unanimously order...
Questerre Executes Agreement to Acquire Quebec Assets
Canada >> 3/7/2019 - Questerre Energy Corporation has executed a definitive purchase and sale agreement with a senior exploration and production company to acquire all their assets in Quebec. This follows the letter of in...
Field Development Plan for DEA’s Ogarrio Field in Mexico Approved
Mexico >> 3/7/2019 - The Field Development Plan for DEA’s operated oil field Ogarrio Onshore Mexico has been approved by the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH). ...
Touchstone Announces 2018 Year-End Reserves
Trinidad and Tobago >> 3/7/2019 - Touchstone Exploration has announced the results of its independent reserves evaluation as at December 31, 2018. Reserve numbers provided herein were derived from an independent reserves report prepar...
SAExploration Announces USD60 million of New Projects in Alaska and Southeast Asia
United States >> 3/7/2019 - SAExploration has announced a combined $60 million of new projects in Alaska and Southeast Asia. ...
TGS Announces New Project in U.S Onshore - South Hackberry 3D
United States >> 3/7/2019 - TGS has announced a new multi-client onshore 3D seismic project, South Hackberry 3D, located on the east flank of the Anadarko Basin in Garfield, Kingfisher and Logan Counties, Oklahoma. ...
Subsea 7 Awarded Three Contracts by Woodside
Australia >> 3/6/2019 - Subsea 7 has announced the award of three contracts by Woodside since December 2018. Each contract is for engineering studies and includes an option for Woodside to proceed to the execute phase with a...
BP & Enpro Subsea Announce Global Frame Agreement
Mexico >> 3/6/2019 - BP and Enpro Subsea (Enpro) have announced the execution of a Global Frame Agreement aimed at providing an enhanced subsea architecture and smart standardization using Enpro’s patented Flow Access Mod...
Pemex Partners to Invest $250m in Two Onshore Blocks in Mexico
Mexico >> 3/6/2019 - Two private partners of Mexico’s state-run oil company Pemex will invest a combined $250 million in two projects over the next four years as they aim to quickly ramp up crude output, according to plan...
Wheatstone Boosts Domestic Gas Supply in Western Australia
Australia >> 3/5/2019 - Chevron Australia has announced the commencement of domestic gas deliveries from the Chevron-operated Wheatstone natural gas facility near Onslow, Western Australia. ...
Comet Ridge Completes Acquisition of Koburra Seismic Programme
Australia >> 3/5/2019 - Comet Ridge reports that the acquisition phase of the 336km 2D Koburra seismic programme, over its three large Galilee permits, has been successfully concluded. All equipment and staff have now been d...
Strike Energy to Drill West Erregulla-2 Well
Australia >> 3/5/2019 - Strike’s West Erregulla-2 well ideally placed within the evolution of the North Perth Basin to test three standalone and exclusive conventional oil and gas sequences. ...
Ecopetrol to Spend $500m on Fracking over 3Y
Colombia >> 3/5/2019 - Colombia’s state-run oil company Ecopetrol SA is looking to spend $500 million in exploring unconventional deposits over the next three years, its chief executive said on Tuesday, starting with pilot ...

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