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API Enhances Offshore Safety Standard

Nov 09, 2018

The American Petroleum Institute (API) released its newest valve standard as part of the industry’s continuous efforts to improve operational safety and environmental protection.According to a release from the agency, the “Specification 6A”…

Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi Meets Angola's president

Nov 09, 2018

Eni president Claudio Descalzi has met Angola's president Joao Goncalves Lourenco in Luanda to discuss the Italian energy giant's operations in the country.During the meeting with President João Lourenço, Claudio Descalzi said that they discussed…

UK: Enough Oil and Gas Reserves for the Next 20 Years

Nov 09, 2018

The UK has enough oil reserves to sustain production for the next 20 years and beyond, new figures indicate.A report published by the UK Government suggests that the overall remaining recoverable reserves and resources in the North Sea range from 10 to 20 billion barrels plus of oil equivalent…

OKEA Gets Approval to Acquire Shell's Draugen, Gjoa Fields

Nov 07, 2018

Norway's Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and Ministry of Finance has approved the transaction from AS Norske Shell and OKEA concerning the transfer of the licenses associated with the Draugen field in the Norwegian Sea and the Gjøa field in the North Sea…

Ofgem Grants Offshore Wind Licence to Dudgeon OFTO

Nov 07, 2018

The government regulator for gas and electricity markets in Great Britain Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) has granted TC Dudgeon OFTO plc a licence for the link to the Dudgeon offshore wind farm.The licence allows Dudgeon to own and operate the GBP297…

Gabon Launches Offshore Exploration Round

Nov 07, 2018

Gabon plans to scrap a 35 percent corporate tax on energy companies as part of a revised hydrocarbons law and has launched a new offshore oil and gas exploration licensing round for 34 blocks, Oil Minister Pascal Ambouroue said on Wednesday…

Madagascar Opens Fresh Offshore Licensing Round

Nov 06, 2018

Island nation Madagascar puts 44 blocks  in the Morondava Basin up for grabs, detailing exploration and exploitation periods under production sharing contracts.In the framework of the development of Madagascar's oil and gas potential, the Malagasy…

US Crude Oil Exports to China Stalled

Nov 06, 2018

The development that saw no U.S. seaborne exports of crude oil to China in August has continued into September, according to BIMCO. This is despite crude oil not being a part of the ‘official trade war’.“The trade war between the U.S. and China…

Nigeria senate to probe state oil firm over Nigeria LNG funds

Nov 06, 2018

Nigeria's Senate voted on Tuesday to probe the state oil firm's alleged withdrawal of $1.05 billion from gas company Nigeria LNG.The Premium Times newspaper reported on Monday that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had used…

Turkey Says Other Countries Cannot Drill In Its Waters

Nov 05, 2018

Turkey will not allow the exploitation of gas reserves in Turkish and north Cypriot waters of the eastern Mediterranean, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.The eastern Mediterranean is believed to be rich in natural gas, and attempts to…

Oil Up as U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iran

Nov 05, 2018

Oil prices recovered some ground on Monday after five days of heavy losses as the United States imposed a range of punitive sanctions on Iran, aiming to curb exports by the Islamic Republic, including its sales of fuel.The move is part of a wider effort by U…

Bahr Essalam Phase Two to Finish by End 2018

Nov 05, 2018

Seven remaining wells are expected to be online at Libya's Bahr Essalam offshore gas field by the end of the year, the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) said in a statement on Sunday.The statement came after a meeting between NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi…

ADNOC to Boost Production Capacity

Nov 05, 2018

Abu Dhabi state-owned oil producer ADNOC plans to increase oil production capacity to 5 million barrels per day by 2030, the emirate's crown prince said in a tweet.Abu Dhabi's 'Supreme Petroleum Council approved AED 486 billion ($132.33 billion) in capex to support ADNOC's 5-year growth plans…

US Grants Temporary Iran Oil Waivers to Eight Countries

Nov 05, 2018

The United States has granted exemptions to eight countries allowing them to temporarily continue buying Iranian oil, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, as Washington reimposed sanctions on Iran's banking, energy and shipping industries…

Australia’s Oil and Gas Industry Calls for Competitive Tax Regime

Nov 04, 2018

Changes to the petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT) announced today by the Commonwealth must be assessed carefully by Australia’s oil and gas industry, said the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA).“Attracting investment…

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