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Petronas Posts 4Q Loss. Outlook Challenging, CEO Says

Feb 26, 2021

Malaysian state oil firm Petronas fell to a fourth-quarter loss on Friday hurt by lower oil prices and demand.Petronas announced in a virtual briefing a 1.1 billion ringgit ($272 million) loss after tax for the October-December quarter versus a profit of 4…

MMA Offshore to Assist TechnipFMC with 'Major' Subsea Installation Project in Australia

Feb 26, 2021

Australian offshore vessel operator MMA Offshore has won a contract with oilfield services company TechnipFMC to provide tug and barge support for 'a major subsea installation project in Australia.'MMA Offshore which did not share details on what project exactly it would be working on…

Ex-SBM Offshore Sales Manager Convicted in Bribery Case

Feb 25, 2021

A former sales manager of Dutch energy services company SBM Offshore was on Wednesday convicted by a London jury of conspiracy to bribe public officials to secure lucrative oil contracts in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.Paul Bond…

OPEC+ to Weigh Modest Output Boost, Sources Say

Feb 24, 2021

OPEC+ oil producers will discuss a modest easing of oil supply curbs from April given a recovery in prices, OPEC+ sources said, although some suggest holding steady for now given the risk of new setbacks in the battle against the pandemic.The…

Petronas Strikes Oil Offshore Indonesia

Feb 24, 2021

Malaysian oil company Petronas said Wednesday it had made an oil discovery at the Hidayah-1 exploration well, located within the North Madura II Production Sharing Contract (PSC), offshore East Java,  Indonesia. Petronas' subsidiary PC North Madura II Ltd…

Floating Offshore Wind: The Next Big Thing for Asia Pacific?

Feb 23, 2021

Floating offshore wind, despite the currently low installed capacity, could be the next frontier in wind power development in the Asia Pacific with almost limitless potential, says Wood Mackenzie, adding the total investment in the sector could be worth US$58 billion…

Euronav Sells and Leases Back VLCC Newton

Feb 23, 2021

Belgian tanker operator Euronav said Tuesday it had entered into a sale and leaseback agreement for the very large crude carrier Newton with China's Taiping & Sinopec Financial Leasing Ltd Co. The VLCC was sold for $36 million.'The transaction produced a capital gain of about $2…

Saipem Bags $1.7B Deal to Build Offshore Facilities for Qatar's North Field

Feb 22, 2021

Italian offshore energy services contractor Saipem has received from Qatargas a letter of award for the development of the North Field Production Sustainability Offshore Project, located offshore of the North-East coast of Qatar peninsula. The contract is worth approximately $1…

Not an Aspiration, But a Target: Eni Says Will Become Carbon Neutral by 2050

Feb 19, 2021

Italian energy group Eni on Friday raised its ambition to cut greenhouse gas emissions, vowing to become net carbon neutral by 2050, as it seeks to keep up pace in an industry under pressure from investors to go green.Like its peers, Eni is…

Hiring Spree Ahead: Offshore Wind Staff Count to Triple by Decade End

Feb 19, 2021

Credit: phi771/AdobeStockEmployment in the oil and gas sector, despite some expected uptick, will never return to its heydays of a few years ago, but offshore wind, however, will be 'the new hiring haven for energy jobs,' especially in the turbine making segment…

Malaysia's Petronas to Offer 13 Offshore Blocks in Feb. 26 Bid Round

Feb 19, 2021

Malaysian national oil and gas company Petronas will be offering 13 offshore exploration blocks in Malaysia at the upcoming Malaysia bid round 2021 launch on February 26, 2021. Also included, Petronas said, are six discovered fields to incentivize…

Woodside Eyes Pluto Plant Stake Sale ahead of $11B Scarborough Field Sanction

Feb 18, 2021

Woodside Energy expects strong buyer interest in the sale of a share of a new production unit at its Pluto LNG plant, top executives said on Thursday, a precondition for a planned $11 billion expansion at its Scarborough gas and Pluto project…

Tekmar Energy to Protect Cables at Two Offshore Wind Farms in China

Feb 17, 2021

Tekmar Energy has said it has won contracts to provide cable protection systems for two offshore wind farm projects located in the coastal province of Guangdong in southeast China.Under the contracts with unnamed clients, Tekmar Energy will…

Lukoil Offers to Buy FAR to Get Hold of Sangomar Field Stake Offshore Senegal

Feb 17, 2021

Russian oil company Lukoil is still working to obtain a share in the offshore block in Senegal containing the Sangomar development, after its first attempt last year to buy Cairn's share in the project was blocked out by Woodside, which exercised its pre-emption rights as a partner in the block…

Vertical Axis Floating Wind Turbine Developer Granted Japanese patent

Feb 16, 2021

SeaTwirl, a Swedish company developing vertical-axis floating wind turbines, has said that it has been granted a patent by the Japanese Patent Office for its divisible wind turbine. According to the company, the patent protects a solution where…

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