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Total CFO to Retire this Year

Jan 25, 2019

Total Chief Financial Officer Patrick de La Chevardiere is to retire by the end of this year, a spokesperson for the French oil and gas major said on Friday.De la Chevardiere has been Total CFO for the last 11 years and has been with the firm for 37 years…

Rebuilding Confidence in Reactivated DP Assets

Jan 25, 2019

The offshore energy sector, like any industry, is constantly subject to market cycles. Challenging conditions may lower demand, resulting in a significant number of resources such as offshore support vessels (OSVs) and drillships being deactivated for potentially extended periods…

Innogy Likely to Sell Stake in Sofia Wind Project

Jan 23, 2019

Germany's Innogy is likely to sell a stake in its Sofia offshore wind project in Britain, once a subsidy is secured, the company's chief operating officer for renewables said.Innogy plans to enter the 1,200 megawatt Sofia project into Britain's next offshore wind subsidy auction in May…

New Jersey Opens Offshore Wind Tax Credit Program

Jan 23, 2019

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that companies making a capital investment in offshore wind-related facilities in New Jersey can now apply for tax credits through the state’s Offshore Wind Tax Credit Program.According to NJEDA…

US Oil and Gas Industry Confidence Surges

Jan 21, 2019

Senior oil and gas professionals in the United States are among the world’s most confident about the outlook for the sector in 2019, as companies prepare for significant increases in capital expenditure (capex) over the coming months.According to a new research published by DNV GL…

China’s Oil and Gas Industry to Focus on Environment Impact

Jan 21, 2019

China’s oil and gas industry is set to reinforce efforts to reduce environmental impacts of its projects and operationsin 2019, said a research.According to a new research from DNV GL, six in ten (61%) senior oil and gas professionals in China…

Oil Rises as Investors Latch on to OPEC Cuts, Supply Outlook

Jan 21, 2019

Oil rose on Monday, reversing earlier losses, as investors latched on to positive supply-side drivers for the market, although concern about the wider economy simmered in the background after data pointed to a slowdown in China.Brent crude oil futures were up 12 cents at $62…

Equinor Pushes Shore Power, Cuts CO2

Jan 20, 2019

Norwegian oil major Equinor said that NorSea opened a shore power supply station at the Dusavik supply base in Stavanger, Norway, on January 18.'The base is the latest in a string of supply bases where vessels operating on Equinor contracts…

Inpex Wins Exploration Acreage Offshore Norway

Jan 20, 2019

Japan’s Inpex Corporation, through its unit Inpex Norge bagged two exploration licenses offshore Norway in Norway’s Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2018 licensing round.The PL1027is located in the western Barents Sea offshore and PL1016 is…

Woodside Boosts Spending for Next Leg of Growth

Jan 17, 2019

Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd on Thursday flagged higher-than-expected investment spending for 2019 as it steps up early work on the two big natural gas developments that will drive its growth in the next decade.Australia's largest independent gas and oil producer plans to spend between $1…

Aker BP Plans Output, Dividend Hike

Jan 17, 2019

Norway's Aker BP will boost dividend payments between now and 2023 and step up investment in developing offshore oil and gas fields next year, the independent oil company said on Thursday.The result of a 2016 merger between the Norwegian operations…

Singapore MPA, Société Générale Join LNG Advocacy Group

Jan 16, 2019

The liquefied natural gas (LNG) advocacy group SEA\LNG has announced the appointment of Paul Taylor representing Société Générale and Capt M. Segar representing MPA (The Maritime and Port Authority) of Singapore as Directors of SEA\LNG Ltd.Following elections last December…

Woodside Awards Scarborough FEED Contracts

Jan 16, 2019

Australian independent oil and gas company Woodside said Wednesday it has awarded four contracts for front-end engineering design (FEED) activities for the proposed US$11 billion Scarborough Project offshore Western Australia.Each contract was…

Shell Joins Dutch Pension Fund to Bid for Eneco

Jan 15, 2019

British-Dutch oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell and Dutch pension fund manager PGGM are considering a joint bid for Dutch producer and supplier of natural gas Eneco, which is heavily invested in sustainable energy projects and worth an estimated USD 3…

Barclays Rejects Arctic Drilling

Jan 15, 2019

U.K.-based international bank Barclays  announced a new energy policy that significantly restricts the bank’s financing for the exploration or extraction of oil and gas in the Arctic.The policy  rules out funding for companies seeking to drill…

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