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China’s CNOOC Acquires Five Offshore Blocks in Mozambique

May 24, 2024

China’s state-run China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has through its wholly owned subsidiaries acquired five offshore oil and gas blocks in Mozambique.CNOOC’s subsidiaries have entered into petroleum exploration and production concession contracts (EPCCs) with the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy of Mozambique (MIREME) and Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH).The contracts were signed for a total of five blocks…

Yinson Completes $1.3B Financing for Agogo FPSO

May 02, 2024

Yinson Production has closed the limited recourse term loan facility of up to $1.3 billion for the pre and post-delivery financing of the Agogo FPSO, whish is set for deployment on Azule Energy’s development offshore Angola.The financing is provided by a consortium of 13 lenders…

JUB Pacific Bolsters Liftboat Fleet

Mar 18, 2024

JUB Pacific, a Singapore-based provider of specialized offshore liftboat services, has acquired one of the largest liftboats in Africa, said to be perfectly suited for servicing major players in the oil and gas sector within the Africa region…

ABS Awards AIP for OceanSTAR’s FSO Design

Mar 05, 2024

Classification society ABS said it has granted an approval in principle (AIP) to OceanSTAR Marine & Offshore Investment Pte. Ltd., for its newbuild floating storage and offloading (FSO) design.The OceanSTAR FSO-01 is a shipshape hull design…

China Steps Up Purchases of Nigerian Crude

Jun 16, 2023

Differentials for some grades of Nigerian crude rose on Friday, while Chinese refiners stepped up purchases of crude from other West African exporters.At least around 35 cargoes of Nigerian crude for loading in June and July have yet to find a buyer…

Malaysia's Sapura Energy Lands $303 Million in Contracts for Offshore Projects

Jun 08, 2023

Malaysia's Sapura Energy said Thursday it had, between December 2022 and May 2023, secured ten contracts worth around 1.4 billion Malaysian ringgit (currently around $303 million) across the Asia Pacific and Atlantic regions.The contracts were secured across its Engineering and Construction (E&C)…

Saudi Pledges Big Oil Cuts in July as OPEC+ Extends Deal into 2024

Jun 05, 2023

Saudi Arabia will make a deep cut to its output in July on top of a broader OPEC+ deal to limit supply into 2024 as the group seeks to boost flagging oil prices.Saudi's energy ministry said the country's output would drop to 9 million barrels per day (bpd) in July from around 10 million bpd in May…

India's ONGC Videsh Eyes Oil, Gas 'hot spots' in Africa, Latin America

Feb 08, 2023

ONGC Videsh (OVL) Ltd, the overseas exploration arm of India's Oil and Natural Gas Corp, is looking for exploration and production investment opportunities in Africa and Latin America, such as in Ghana and Surinam, managing director Rajarshi Gupta said…

Wah Seong Wins $127M FPSO Topside Module Order

Dec 09, 2022

Wah Seong Corporation's Singapore-based subsidiary, WS Engineering & Fabrication Pte. has won a contract to build FPSO topside modules from Malaysian FPSO supplier Yinson.The contract is worth around $127 million.According to Wah Seong, the scope of work of the contract involves engineering…

OPEC+ Agrees Deep Oil Production Cuts, Biden Calls It Shortsighted

Oct 06, 2022

OPEC+ agreed steep oil production cuts on Wednesday, curbing supply in an already tight market, causing one of its biggest clashes with the West as the U.S. administration called the surprise decision shortsighted.OPEC's de-facto leader Saudi…

Woodside Cuts Output Guidance on Gulf of Mexico Project Delay

Jul 21, 2022

Australia's Woodside Energy Group trimmed its production outlook for 2022 on Thursday and flagged a possible delay to a U.S. oil project inherited with BHP Group's petroleum assets, sending its shares down 4%.Woodside, now a top 10 global independent oil and…

'World's Largest OSV Fleet': Tidewater to Buy Swire Pacific Offshore

Mar 09, 2022

U.S.-based offshore support vessel owner Tidewater said Wednesday it had agreed to acquire Swire Pacific Offshore Holdings Limited (SPO), a subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited for around $190 million. Tidewater said the transaction would create…

Takeover Offer Launched for Oil and Gas Firm FAR

Jan 31, 2022

Samuel Terry Asset Management Pty Ltd has launched a takeover offer for W. Africa-focused oil and gas company FAR.Samuel Terry Asset Management Pty Ltd as trustee for Samuel Terry Absolute Return Active Fund launched an offer to acquire FAR’s shares at 45c cash per share…

ADES to Buy Three Jack-up Rigs from Vantage Drilling for $170M

Dec 21, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Vantage Drilling has agreed to sell its subsidiary Emerald Driller Company (“EDC”) to ADES for $170,000,000 in cash subject to certain adjustments. EDC is the owner of the Emerald Driller jackup rig, which is operating in Qatar…

Borr Drilling Secures Work for Two Jack-Up Rigs

Dec 17, 2021

Jack-up drilling rig contractor Borr Drilling has won a contract with BW Energy for its jack-up drilling rig Norve for work in Gabon. The contract is scheduled to start in the second half of 2022 after the completion of the rig's current contract…

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