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Exxon Discussing Norway Asses Sale with Var Energi

Sep 09, 2019

Oil major ExxonMobil said on Friday it had signed an exclusivity agreement with Var Energi for negotiations regarding a possible sale of Exxon's Norwegian upstream assets.An acquisition of Exxon's production assets in Norway would cement Var Energi's position as the second largest petroleum producer in Norway after Equinor, excluding state-owned Petoro, which manages government stakes in offshore licenses…

Rebooting What’s Possible in India’s Gas Market

Nov 07, 2019

‘To lose patience is to lose the battle’ -Mahatma GandhiIndia is something of a conundrum for global LNG players. I recently returned from a week in Delhi, just as the capital was making headlines for one of the worst episodes of air pollution…

Shell Exits Two Kazakh Offshore Projects

Oct 21, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell has pulled out of the Khazar offshore project next to the giant Kashagan field in Kazakhstan and a multinational consortium including Shell is also dropping plans for the adjoining Kalamkas block, officials said on Monday.'The…

Wood Promotes Leonard in Americas Role

Aug 22, 2019

Engineering firm Wood said it has appointed Paul Leonard as President of Operations Services in its Americas business to succeed Tim O’Leary, who is retiring from the company after a 20-year tenure.Wood’s Operations Services business complements…

Gazprom Lead Oil and Gas Growth Worldwide

Aug 16, 2019

Russian giant Gazprom saw the most production growth among world’s exploration and production (E&P) companies during the five-year span from 2014 through 2018.It’s followed by Chinese player PetroChina Company Limited and U.S. shale company EQT Corporation ranking second and third…

Exxon's Cepu Production May Exceed Capacity

Aug 08, 2019

Crude output from Exxon Mobil Corp's Cepu block may exceed its capacity of 220,000 barrels per day (bpd) this year, to reach 235,000 bpd, upstream oil and gas regulator SKK Migas told reporters on Thursday.Potential reserves at the block are…

Tanzania Builds $30bn LNG Project

Jul 28, 2019

Dr Medard Kalemani, Tanzania’s Minister of Energy, has confirmed the recently announced plans for a syndicate of oil companies to commence construction of the $30bn LNG project in 2022.In March, the government stated that it planned to complete…

LNG Project Sanctions Set Records in 2019

Jul 14, 2019

Rystad Energy expects LNG greenfield investment in 2019 to reach almost $103 billion, which will be the biggest investment year for the burgeoning industry to date.A total of 33 million tpa of liquefaction capacity and $29 billion of Capex has been sanctioned so far this year…

Deepwater Leads in Discovered Oil and Gas

Jul 12, 2019

Half of the 6.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) new conventional oil and gas discoveries in the first half of 2019 were deepwater finds, signalling a return for explorers to high-risk frontier deepwater plays, said analyst Rystad Energy…

US Leads World Oil Reserves

Jun 14, 2019

The United States has a world-leading 293 billion barrels of recoverable oil resources, which is 20Bbbl more than Saudi Arabia and 100Bbbl more than Russia, with the Permian Basin leading that charge.Rystad Energy’s estimate of US recoverable…

Norway Wealth Fund to Drop ConocoPhillips, Hess

Jun 13, 2019

Norway's wealth fund will have to divest its holdings in ConocoPhillips and Hess after both U.S. oil companies were added to a list which effectively excludes them from the Nordic country's portfolio.As part of Norway's efforts to shift its $1 trillion 'rainy day' fund away from oil…

Exxon to Proceed with Argentina Development

Jun 11, 2019

US based ExxonMobil said on Tuesday it is proceeding with a long-term oil development in Argentina’s Bajo del Choique-La Invernada block.The project is expected to produce up to 55,000 oil-equivalent barrels per day within five years and will include 90 wells…

Chinese Buyers Leave US LNG

Jun 07, 2019

Chinese buyers have avoided US LNG projects even before the tariffs hiked to 25%, said a report by  Rystad Energy.Despite the Chinese tariffs, there is still appetite for US LNG from other countries. Since the first tariff of 10% was introduced on US LNG in September 2019…

ExxonMobil to Redevelop Angola Block 15

Jun 06, 2019

American multinational oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil and its partners said that they will further invest in Block 15 offshore Angola to increase production as part of an agreement with Angola’s recently established National Agency for Petroleum…

Rovuma LNG Gets Government Green Light

May 14, 2019

The government of Mozambique has approved development plans for the ExxonMobil-led Rovuma LNG project, which will produce, liquefy and market natural gas from three reservoirs located in the Area 4 block offshore Mozambique, two of which straddle the boundary with neighboring Area 1…

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