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OPEC to Release Country Quotas for Oil Output Cut

Dec 20, 2018

Oil producer group OPEC plans to release a table detailing output cut quotas for its members and allies such as Russia in an effort to shore up the price of crude, OPEC's secretary-general said in a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday.Mohammad Barkindo said to reach the proposed cut of 1.2 million barrels per day, the effective reduction for member countries was 3.02 percent.That is higher than the initially discussed 2…

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…

Total Launches Dunga Phase 3 in Kazakhstan

Jul 09, 2019

Total and its partners have approved the launch of Phase 3 development of the onshore Dunga field in the Mangystau Region of western Kazakhstan.Phase 3 of the Total-operated field will consist of adding wells to the existing infrastructure and…

North Sea Oil Production May Go Down

May 17, 2019

On top of production declines in Iran and Venezuela, ongoing OPEC cuts, Urals contamination outages in Russia and maintenance in Kazakhstan, North Sea production is also struggling, Rystad Energy said.'Currently we see unplanned outages at Oseberg and Flotta with combined impact of 160…

Oil Price Risks Rise

May 14, 2019

Supply disruptions in the Middle East on top of an already tight crude market could send oil prices violently upward, said the energy research firm Rystad Energy.Two Saudi Arabian oil tankers were reportedly attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates this weekend…

Oil Shipments from Georgia's Batumi Port Drop

May 01, 2019

Oil and oil-related shipments from Georgia's Black Sea port of Batumi dropped 24 percent in the first four months of 2019 from a year earlier, an official at a KazMunaiGas-operated terminal at the port said on Wednesday.Shipments of crude oil…

Fire Breaks Out at Kazakhstan Oilfield

Mar 25, 2019

A fire has broken out at the onshore Kalamkas oilfield in Kazakhstan's western Mangistau province, the country's emergencies committee said on Monday.MangistauMunaiGas (MMG), the company which operates the field and is owned by Kazakh state energy firm KazMunayGaz and China's CNPC…

Eni Quarterly Profit Jumps 55%

Feb 15, 2019

Italian oil company Eni beat expectations with a 55 percent jump in fourth quarter profit as higher prices, mainly gas, offset a dip in production.Adjusted net profit was 1.459 billion euros ($1.65 billion), above an analyst consensus forecast provided by the company of 1…

Eni Continues High-speed Gulf Drive

Feb 01, 2019

In less than 12 months Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi has turned the Middle East from a sideshow to a strategic hub for the Italian energy major. And the shift is not over.Since last March the 63-year-old has clinched nine deals in the United Arab Emirates…

Chrysaor Sets Sights on Chevron's North Sea Assets

Dec 13, 2018

Private equity-backed oil firm Chrysaor has hired advisers ahead of talks to buy Chevron's British North Sea oil and gas fields for over $2.5 billion, industry and banking sources said.Chrysaor has signed up investment banks Jefferies and BMO…

Chevron Will Boost Capital Spending in 2019

Dec 07, 2018

Chevron Corp plans to spend $20 billion next year on oil and natural gas projects, the second-largest U.S. oil producer said on Thursday in a statement, its first increase in four years.Its 2019 capital spending budget is at the high end of…

Oil Falls After OPEC Delays Output Decision

Dec 06, 2018

Oil fell in choppy trading on Thursday after OPEC ended a key meeting having made no decision on crude output, as it prepared to debate the matter with other exporters the next day.The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)…

New Well Testing Technology

Nov 14, 2018

New technology from Schlumberger delivers well testing performance data in real-time.Schlumberger has introduced well testing live performance technology at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC). The new technology…

Oil Down After Trump Urges OPEC Not to Cut Supply

Nov 13, 2018

Oil prices fell more than 2 percent on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump put pressure on OPEC not to cut supply to prop up the market.Brent dropped $1.97 a barrel, or 2.8 percent, to a low of $68.15 before recovering to around $68.52…

LNG Investment Set to Grow

Oct 18, 2018

Following years in the pricing doldrums, LNG is hot again, with business prospects for floating production and regasification looking strong through 2023. We talk to Jim McCaul of International Maritime Associates (IMA) for his insights, as…

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