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Australia: Shell Postpones Crux Project FID

Apr 07, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday its Australian unit and joint venture partners had decided to delay a final investment decision (FID) on the Crux gas project in offshore Australia that was initially planned for 2020.The Crux project is one of several globally that have been delayed in recent months following the collapse in energy prices.LNG demand had been hitting record highs until recently thanks to appetite from China and India as they diversify away from dirtier coal power generation…

Pertamina Buys NWS Condensate at 'Deep Discount'

5 hours ago

Indonesia's state oil and gas company PT Pertamina has bought a cargo of Australian North West Shelf (NWS) condensate at a deep discount of $8 a barrel to dated Brent on a cost-and-freight (CFR) basis, three trade sources told Reuters on Wednesday…

KrisEnergy Sells Indonesia Block to BP

7 hours ago

Southeast Asia-focused oil and gas companyKrisEnergy Ltd. an upstream oil and gas company, has sold its 30.0% interest in the Andaman II block offshore Indonesia to BP.KrisEnergy said that the previously proposed disposal of the block in the Malacca Strait was completed on Wednesday…

CNOOC to Trim 2020 Spending by Up To 15%

7 hours ago

China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) will trim annual investment by 10% to 15% in 2020, while maintaining its goal of increasing domestic crude oil and natural gas production for the year, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.CNOOC Ltd…

Iran's South Pars Field Tops 700 MCM/Day Output

Apr 07, 2020

Daily gas production at Iran's South Pars field reached more than 700 million cubic meters (mcm) per day in the last Iranian calendar year, the head of the Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) said on Sunday, according to the official IRNA news agency…

Chinese Refiners Buy Rare North Sea, Guyana Crude at Low Prices

Apr 07, 2020

Chinese independent refiners have snapped up rare crude grades from the North Sea and Guyana at low prices in an oversupplied market after the coronavirus pandemic destroyed demand, four sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.The North Sea grades bought included Balder…

Total Sells Brunei, Sierra Leone, and Liberia Assets for $400M+

Apr 07, 2020

French oil firm Total has said it has sold assets in Brunei, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for more than $400 million, as part of its plan to divest $5B worth of assets in 2019-2020 period.The divestments announced Tuesday include non-core assets…

Petrofac Confirms Capex, Jobs, Salaries Cuts

Apr 06, 2020

UK oilfield services provider Petrofac has confirmed it is planning staff reductions and furloughing as part of its action to save cash in response to low oil prices and COVID-19 pandemic.Reuters last week reported that Petrofac was planning to reduce the workforce by 20%…

Dubai Petroleum Shortens Another Shelf Drilling Rig Contract

Apr 06, 2020

Jack-up drilling rig contractor Shelf Drilling has been slapped with another early rig contract termination, its third in the past month.Shelf Drilling on Monday said that it had entered into a mutual agreement with the client 'to amend the…

Lebanon in Another Offshore Round Delay

Apr 06, 2020

Lebanon has postponed the deadline for submissions of applications for its second offshore licensing round once again.Lebanon had in January postponed the deadline from January 31 to April 30 to allow international firms more time to pursue administrative…

Oil Drops after Saudi Arabia, Russia Delay Meeting on Output Cuts

Apr 06, 2020

Oil prices slipped on Monday, after Saudi Arabia and Russia delayed a meeting to discuss output cuts that could partly alleviate oversupply in global markets as the coronavirus pandemic pummels demand.Brent crude slipped close to $30 a barrel in early trade and was at $33…

PetroVietnam's Q1 Profit Likely Halved to $188.5M

Apr 05, 2020

PetroVietnam's net profit in the first quarter of this year likely fell 50.8% from a year earlier to 4.44 trillion dong ($188.5 million) due to low oil prices and weak demand due to the new coronavirus, Vietnam's state oil firm said on Sunday…

Petronas Cautious over Dividend to Gov't as Energy Prices Tank

Apr 03, 2020

Malaysia's state energy giant Petronas, struggling with weak prices and falling demand, said on Friday its own funding needs and debt obligations would dictate any special dividend to the government amid the coronavirus crisis.The government…

OPEC+ Debates Biggest Ever Oil Output Cut as Virus Destroys Demand

Apr 03, 2020

OPEC and allies are working on a deal for an unprecedented production cut equivalent to around 10% of global supply, an OPEC source said after U.S. President Donald Trump called on oil nations to stop the oil rout caused by the coronavirus pandemic…

Update: Brent Oil Rises above $32 on Hopes of Output Deal

Apr 03, 2020

Benchmark Brent crude oil futures rose as high as $33.05 a barrel on Friday on rising hopes of a new global deal to cut global crude supply.Brent crude futures were up 9.3%, or $2.79, at $32.73 a barrel by 1014 GMT. Brent soared as much as 47%…

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