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China Opens Up to Foreign E&P Firms

Jan 09, 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 looks to boost domestic energy supplies.The long-awaited opening accompanies a reshuffle of the so-called 'midstream' pipeline business, but experts say it may not excite immediate interest from global drillers because of the poor overall asset quality of China's hydrocarbon resources…

PetroChina's oil and gas trade turnover up 5% in 2019

Jan 16, 2020

PetroChina Co Ltd, China's leading energy firm, expanded its oil and gas trade in 2019, recording a rise of nearly 5% from prior year to exceed 500 million tonnes oil equivalent, according to a statement posted on the website of parent firm China National Petroleum Co on Thursday…

Yinson: 8th Extension for Lam Son FPSO

Jan 16, 2020

Malaysian FPSO leasing specialist Yinson has signed another short-term charter extension for the Lam Son FPSO offshore Vietnam.Yinson's Vietnam JV PTSC AP on Wednesday, January 15, entered into an eighth FPSO contract extension for the FPSO with PTSC…

Oil Slips on Doubts About U.S.-China Deal, OPEC Outlook

Jan 15, 2020

Oil prices slipped on Wednesday on concerns that the U.S./China Phase 1 trade deal may not provide much of a demand boost because the United States intends to keep tariffs on Chinese goods until a second phase deal. Prices were also under pressure…

Tanjung Offshore Bags 5-Year Repsol Contract

Jan 14, 2020

Spanish oil firm Repsol has hired Malaysia's Tanjung Offshore services for offshore work in Malaysia and Vietnam.Tanjung Offshore, a subsidiary of T7 Global, will provide maintenance, construction, and modification services at Repsol's PM3-CAA block located between Malaysia and Vietnam…

THHE Fabricators Can Bid for Petronas Work Again

Jan 14, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas construction and services company THHE Fabricators is allowed to bid for Petronas' contracts again.Petronas blacklisted the THEE Fabricators from bidding as a contractor for its upstream oil and gas-related tenders after…

CNOOC to Drill 227 Exploration Wells in 2020

Jan 13, 2020

Chinese oil company CNOOC plans to drill 227 exploration wells in 2020 and has set aside up to around $13,8 billion for capital expenditures, CNOOC's highest annual Capex since 2014, according to Reuters.CNOOC said Monday that its targeted net…

Shell Presses Ahead with Malikai Phase 2

Jan 13, 2020

Oil giant Shell has made a decision to invest in the second phase of its Malikai deepwater development offshore Malaysia.In an announcement on Monday, Shell's Malaysian subsidiary Sabah Shell Petroleum Company, the operator of the Malikai Tension-Leg Platform (TLP) located offshore Sabah…

Oil Hits $70 a Barrel

Jan 06, 2020

Oil prices rose a further 2% on Monday, pushing Brent above $70 a barrel, as rhetoric from the United States, Iran and Iraq fanned tensions in the Middle East after a U.S. air strike which killed a top Iranian military commander.Brent crude futures soared to a high of $70…

Sapura Esperanza Extended in Malaysia

Jan 03, 2020

Oil and gas services firm Sapura Energy said it has been awarded a contract extension by Sarawak Shell Berhad / Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Limited, for the provision of a semi-submersible tender assist drilling rig, Sapura Esperanza.The contract…

Oil Prices Set for Biggest Yearly Rise Since 2016

Dec 31, 2019

Oil rose on the last trading day of the decade on Tuesday and was on track for monthly and annual gains, supported by a thaw in the prolonged U.S.-China trade row and Middle East unrest.Brent crude was up 11 cents at $66.78 a barrel by 1143 GMT…

Oil Hits Highest Since September

Dec 26, 2019

Oil rose towards $68 a barrel to its highest in over three months on Thursday, buoyed by a report showing lower U.S. crude inventories, hopes of an end to the China-U.S. trade dispute and OPEC-led efforts to constrain supply.The American Petroleum Institute…

Dalian Refinery Plans 45-day Overhaul

Dec 23, 2019

PetroChina's subsidiary refinery, Dalian Petrochemical Corp, plans to have a major turnaround in April-May of 2020, four industry sources told Reuters.The maintenance is scheduled to start from late March or early April and will last for around one and a half months…

Malaysia Spot Crude Premiums Hit Multi-year High

Dec 23, 2019

Asia-Pacific refineries are forking out multi-year high premiums for sweet crude produced in the region as alternative supplies from the West have become more expensive with the rise in shipping costs, several trade sources said on Monday.Lower…

Petronas Buys Stake in Andaman III Block

Dec 23, 2019

Malaysia's state-owned oil and gas company Petronas has acquired 49% of Repsol SA's participating interest in Andaman III oil and gas block off the coast of Aceh, Indonesia, according to a Petronas statement released on Monday.Repsol will still hold a 51% stake in the block after the deal…

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