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India to Invite Foreign Investment in State-owned Oil Companies

Nov 12, 2019

International energy firms will be invited to participate in India's privatization of state-owned oil companies, the country's Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said late on Monday.Pradhan said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently met with the chief executives of energy firms in Houston, including those from Exxon Mobil Corp, BP Plc, Royal Dutch Shell, Rosneft Oil Co, Saudi Aramco and Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (Adnoc)…

Geoscience Packages Reveal APAC Prospectivity

9 hours ago

French-based geophysical services company CGG reports it has completed JumpStart multi-client geoscience packages for the North West Shelf (NWS) of Australia and the Banda Arc in the Asia-Pacific region, and made both packages available to help…

Vietnam Inks Crude Oil Supply Deal with SOCAR

Dec 02, 2019

Vietnam's state-run Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Co (BSR) has inked an agreement with Azeri state energy company SOCAR to buy five million barrels of crude in 2020, BSR said late on Friday.SOCAR Trading will provide five million barrels…

Topside Floated for Dongfang Gas Field

Nov 28, 2019

ALE performed an 18,000t topside load-out and floatover transportation from a yard in Zhuhai, China. The topside will form part of a new offshore platform in the South China Sea to support natural gas development in the region.The Dongfang gas…

Oil Rises Above $62

Nov 07, 2019

Oil rose above $62 a barrel on Thursday after China hinted at progress towards a trade deal with the United States, raising hopes for an end to a long dispute that has weighed on economic growth and demand for fuel.China and the United States…

Russian Oil Output Down in October

Nov 03, 2019

Russia lowered its oil output to 11.23 million barrels per day (bpd) last month from 11.25 million bpd in September, missing again its obligations under a global pact to curb production, energy ministry data showed on Saturday.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries…

Oil Steady as Russia Commits to Output Cuts

Oct 28, 2019

Oil prices were steady on Monday, holding on to strong gains last week, after Russia affirmed its commitment to a deal with OPEC producers to keep production in check and support prices.Brent crude was down 1 cent at $62.01 a barrel by 0055 GMT…

Tankers Unable to Offload in Malaysian Port

Oct 22, 2019

Refineries at Port Dickson on Peninsular Malaysia's west coast are unable to receive crude oil after a port facility that carries crude from the ships to the plants broke down.A system known as a single point mooring (SPM) unit, a loading buoy…

Woodside Targets Scarborough FID in Early 2020

Oct 17, 2019

Woodside Petroleum Ltd has pushed out the final approval date for its mammoth Browse gas project but slightly brought forward plans to sign off on its smaller Scarborough project as it races to fill an anticipated global supply gap.Woodside…

Sinopec Weighs Output Cuts Due to Freight Rate Surge

Oct 15, 2019

Asia's largest refiner, Sinopec, is weighing plans to cut oil imports in December and reduce output at its refineries after a surge in global tanker freight rates hit margins, four sources with knowledge of the matter said.The cost of shipping…

Small Scale FSRU: Think Smarter Not Bigger

Oct 15, 2019

The global search for lower carbon forms of energy and demand for cost-effective ways to serve power demand in emerging markets and remote locations is driving interest in floating storage and regasification units (FSRU).FSRUs are a faster and…

BP to Shut West Chirag Platform for Maintenance

Oct 11, 2019

BP said on Friday it would shut down its West Chirag platform in Azerbaijan for 15 days starting on Oct. 15 for planned maintenance.'In accordance with the plan, production from the West Chirag platform will be suspended on 15 October for about 15 days to enable efficient maintenance…

SAExploration Wins AsiaPac Deal

Sep 29, 2019

Houston-based  global seismic services company SAExploration has won a a new shallow-water ocean-bottom marine project in the Asia Pacific region for a major national oil company.According to a press note from the ocean bottom node seismic company the contract is valued at approximately $28 million…

Sapura Energy Reports Asia Contracts

Sep 27, 2019

Sapura Energy announced it has secured new work in in Malaysia, Thailand and Brunei worth approximately RM 774 million ($184.9 million). The three new contracts and two contract extensions bring the value of its cumulative contract wins year-to-date to about RM3…

Middle East Risks Keep Oil Prices High

Sep 17, 2019

Oil lost some of its big price rises today as the US announced the possible release of crude reserves but the possibility of military action in response to the drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities still means prices are high and that stocks are under pressure…

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