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US GoM Oil Production Off 32% from Storm

Oct 12, 2018

U.S. Gulf of Mexico producers have cut oil output by 32 percent and natural gas production by 13 percent as a result of the lingering effects of Hurricane Michael, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Friday, citing reports from 27 companies…

Equinor Extends Contract for Maersk Intrepid Rig

Oct 12, 2018

Norway's Equinor has awarded Maersk Drilling AS a five-month contract for the Maersk Intrepid rig to provide operational support on the Martin Linge field in the North Sea. Two extension options will also be exercised, and four new options will be added…

LOOP Resumes Normal Operations After Storm

Oct 12, 2018

The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), the largest privately-owned crude terminal in the United States, said it resumed normal operations at its Marine Terminal on Thursday after operations were suspended ahead of Hurricane Michael.Major oil…

Petrobras Forms JV with Murphy in Gulf of Mexico

Oct 11, 2018

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA is forming a joint venture with Murphy Oil Company to explore oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico, the Brazilian company said on Wednesday in a securities filing.According to the filing…

Shell Sees Nigeria Corruption Trial Lasting Many Months

Oct 11, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell expects a landmark corruption trial over a Nigerian oil deal to last many months, warning staff of continued critical media coverage in the $1.3 billion case, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.Shell's Legal Director…

Angola Could Partially List Oil Company Sonangol

Oct 11, 2018

Angola, Africa's second largest crude producer, could partially list state oil company Sonangol, a spokesman for the ministry of mineral resources and oil said on Thursday.This follows comments by Mineral Resources and Oil Minister Diamantino Azevedo…

Venezuela Sets New Wages for Oil Workers

Oct 10, 2018

Venezuela on Wednesday increased wages for workers at state energy company PDVSA after employees staged small protests to decry meager salaries amid the OPEC nation's economic meltdown.Socialist President Nicolas Maduro in August unexpectedly…

Chevron becomes first oil major to exit Norway

Oct 10, 2018

U.S. oil firm Chevron will become the first oil major to formally exit the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) as it transfers its last stake in an exploration license, according to a government letter.Oil majors, including Exxon Mobil, BP and Shell…

Storm Shuts Nearly 40% of US GoM Oil Output

Oct 09, 2018

Nearly 40 percent of daily crude oil production was lost from offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico wells on Tuesday due to platform evacuations and shut-ins ahead of Hurricane Michael.Since Monday, oil producers, including Anadarko Petroleum Corp, BHP Billiton…

Chevron Eyes Houston Ship Channel for 2nd US Gulf Refinery

Oct 09, 2018

Chevron Corp wants to build or buy a refinery along the U.S. Gulf Coast to process crude oil from its rapidly growing Permian Basin operations, a senior executive said on Tuesday.The company would like to have refining operations on the Houston Ship Channel…

Pemex Announces 7 New Crude Finds

Oct 09, 2018

Mexican state oil firm Pemex said on Tuesday it has made seven new crude discoveries in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico and said it could invest upward of $10 billion to develop six oil and gas fields.Pemex, which has been struggling with declining output for over a decade…

Pemex to Announce Light Crude Finds in Gulf of Mexico

Oct 09, 2018

Mexican state oil firm Pemex will on Tuesday announce findings of light crude in seven fields in the Gulf of Mexico, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.Carlos Trevino, chief executive officer of Pemex told Mexican radio late on…

British North Sea Oil Costs, Spending on the Rise

Oct 09, 2018

The costs and operating expenditure needed to produce oil and gas in the British North Sea are set to rise both in overall and in per-barrel terms this year compared with 2017, the country's regulator for the sector said on Tuesday.Overall operating…

RDIF, Schlumberger Aim to Reach Eurasia Drilling Deal Soon

Oct 09, 2018

Russia's RDIF sovereign wealth fund and U.S. oilfield services provider Schlumberger plan to complete a deal soon to buy a stake in Russia's Eurasia Drilling Company, RDIF boss Kirill Dmitriev was cited as saying by TASS news agency.Dmitriev…

GoM Offshore Platforms Evacuated Ahead of Hurricane

Oct 08, 2018

Energy companies on Monday halted nearly a fifth of Gulf of Mexico oil production and evacuated staff from 10 platforms as Hurricane Michael intensified and headed for a path up the eastern U.S. part of the Gulf.BHP Billiton, BP, Equinor and…

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