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McDermott Scores 'Mega' Offshore Contract in Qatar

Jan 11, 2022

Offshore engineering and construction company McDermott said Monday it had secured a mega offshore contract from QatarEnergy.Under the award, McDermott will be responsible for the delivery of engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) to deliver the North Field East (NFE) Topsides and the North Field East (NFE) Offshore Pipelines and Subsea Cables projects.There is an option included to also award the North Field South (NFS) Offshore Topsides to McDermott…

Shell Greenlights $7B Shares Buyback 'At Pace' Despite LNG Woes

Jan 07, 2022

Royal Dutch Shell said it will pursue 'at pace' a $7 billion share buyback largely funded from the sale of its U.S. shale business as it faces liquefied natural gas (LNG) outages and slower fuel sales due to the economic hit from Omicron.Shares in Shell…

Indonesia's Tangguh, Bontang Plants to Sell 58 LNG Cargoes for Local Ppower Plants

Jan 05, 2022

Indonesia's Tangguh and Bontang plants are committed to selling 58 cargoes of liquefied natural gas to state utility firm Perusahaan Listrik Negara in 2022, upstream oil and gas regulator SKK Migas said in a statement on Wednesday.The statement…

Regulator Orders Shell to Keep Prelude FLNG Output Shut Until it Can Prove It Is Safe

Dec 24, 2021

Australian oil and gas industry safety regulator NOPSEMA has ordered Shell to keep the giant Prelude FLNG facility off W. Australia shut until it can convince the regulator that it can keep the facility properly powered and that the safety systems are operational…

Australian LNG Hit by Shell, Chevron Outages at Prelude, Gorgon

Dec 03, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell Plc shut production at its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) site and Chevron Corp shut one of three processing units at its Gorgon LNG plant, both off northwestern Australia, the companies said on Friday.The Gorgon…

Petronas Awards FEED Contracts for Third LNG Floater

Dec 02, 2021

Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas has awarded two Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contracts to a JGC Corporation-Samsung Heavy Industries consortium and to Saipem as part of an international dual FEED design competition for a nearshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Sabah…

Asia’s Demand Engine Fires Up Global LNG supply

Dec 02, 2021

In announcing project sanction on the Scarborough and Pluto Train 2 project last week, Woodside CEO Meg O’Neill emphasized that as well as being both low carbon and globally cost-competitive, it was the strength of demand  “particularly in our…

Green Group to Challenge Approval for Woodside's Pluto LNG project

Nov 30, 2021

Woodside Petroleum said on Tuesday an environmental body will challenge the government's decision to approve the expansion of its Pluto LNG train on concerns of environmental harm caused by greenhouse gas emissions.The Conservation Council of…

Cheniere to Sell US LNG to China's Foran Group

Nov 29, 2021

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) company Cheniere Energy Inc said Wednesday its marketing arm agreed to sell LNG to a unit of Chinese natural gas distribution company Foran Energy Group Co Ltd for 20 years starting in January 2023.Analysts said…

SHI Demos SENSE IV, Its Own Natural Gas Liquefaction Process

Nov 25, 2021

Samsung Heavy Industries announced on November 18 that it successfully held a demonstration ceremony at the Geoje shipyard for 'SENSE IV (SAMSUNG Enhanced Nitrogen Split Exapnsion IV)', SHI's in-house natural gas liquefaction system.The demonstration…

Woodside's Giant Scarborough LNG Project May Be the Last of Its Type

Nov 23, 2021

For the first time in a decade, a massive new liquefied natural gas (LNG) project has been approved for construction in Australia, but the Scarborough venture's structure and market realities indicate it may well be the last of its kind.Woodside…

Australia Shares Rise on BHP-Woodside's Final Nod on $12B Scarborough Project

Nov 23, 2021

Australian shares ended higher on Tuesday, buoyed by gains in the mining and energy sectors, a day after BHP Group and Woodside Petroleum gave the final sign-off on their $12 billion Scarborough LNG project.The S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.78% to close at 7…

Woodside, BHP Sanction $12B Scarborough LNG Project

Nov 22, 2021

Woodside Petroleum and BHP Group gave their final go-aheads to spend $12 billion to develop the Scarborough gas field off Western Australia and expand the Pluto liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, with the first cargo expected in 2026.The approval…

Pacific LNG Freight Spot Rates Hit Fresh Record High

Nov 19, 2021

Tanker rates to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) across the Pacific hit a fresh record high on Friday as high demand for the U.S. super chilled fuel from Asia drives up the demand for vessels, industry sources told Reuters.The cost of chartering…

Australian Green Group Looks to Derail Woodside's $12B Scarborough Offshore Project

Nov 19, 2021

Lawyers for the Conservation Council of Western Australia have sent letters to Woodside Petroleum and the country's energy minister seeking to delay, if not stop, the company's Scarborough natural gas project.The letters were sent just weeks…

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