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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.Namely, FAR, an Australian company that has been working to sell its stake in the $4.2 billion Sangomar project as well…

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…

Myanmar Coup Won't Affect Offshore Exploration Plans, Woodside CEO Says

Feb 19, 2021

Australia's Woodside Petroleum sees the military coup in Myanmar as 'a transitionary issue' that would not affect its drilling in waters off the Southeast Asian nation, its chief executive said.His comments came as Australia, India, Japan, and…

Vestas Appoints Asia Pacific Regional President

Feb 16, 2021

Wind turbine maker Vestas - which last week announced it would build the world's largest offshore wind turbine - said Monday it had appointed Purvin Patel as Regional President of Asia Pacific, to strengthen its presence and market position in strategic and fast-growing markets in the region…

Market Report: FPSOs ... Charting the Path Ahead

Feb 15, 2021

COVID-19 will continue to skew the floating production systems market for the coming 24 months, while buying power for a large portion of FPSO contracts will be centered in Brazil and Guyana/Suriname. These two areas are expected to account…

Cummins QSK95s: Big Electric Power for Conversion of Ariake to FPSO

Feb 10, 2021

Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels are essential tools in the search for oil  in deeper waters, further from shore-based facilities. Typically, the large FPSO is stationary with a number of wells feeding oil into its holds…

Risky Bet: NOCs Risk Wasting $400B as Energy Transition Accelerates

Feb 09, 2021

State-owned oil companies could squander about $400 billion on investments in the next decade on new oil projects that will struggle to turn a profit as the world shifts away from fossil fuels, a non-governmental organization said on Tuesday…

India's ONGC Extends Drilling Contract for Vantage Explorer Drillship

Feb 03, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Vantage Drilling said Wednesday it had received a letter of award with the Indian oil company ONGC for the charter of its ultra-deepwater drillship Platinum Explorer.The rig contract is for two years and will begin once the current three-year contract with ONGC expires…

India Could Give Cairn Offshore Oil Field in Lieu of $1.2B Arbitration award

Feb 01, 2021

The Indian government may give Cairn Energy a surrendered oil field such as the Ratna R-Series [offshore the west coast] in lieu of an arbitration award against the South Asian country, according to a Press Trust of India report in financial daily Mint…

FAR, Woodside Sign Senegal Assets Sale Deal

Jan 20, 2021

Australian oil and gas company FAR has executed the sale agreement with Woodside for its interest in the Senegal RSSD Project to Australia's Woodside.FAR had agreed to sell its Senegal interests, containing the Sangomar development, to India's ONGC Videsh in November 2020…

Asian Gas Prices, LNG Shipping Costs Soar on Freezing Temperatures

Jan 13, 2021

Freezing temperatures across Asia and Europe are driving liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices to record highs and pushing up the cost of shipping the fuel globally as buyers grapple with tight inventories and a shortage of tankers.Demand for super…

India: McDermott Wraps Work on Reliance's Project Offshore India

Jan 11, 2021

Offshore oil and gas services company McDermott recently completed work on an offshore field development project in India, operated by Reliance Industries, and made it ready for start-up.The project, in the Krishna Godavari Basin, located off the east coast of India…

Indian Oil Corp Buys its First Cargo of Iraqi Basra Medium Oil

Jan 06, 2021

Indian Oil Corp (IOC) , the country's top refiner, has loaded its first cargo of Iraq's newly introduced Basra Medium crude grade, according to ship-tracking data from Refinitiv Eikon and a source with knowledge of the matter.IOC loaded the cargo onto Minerva Kalypso…

Cairn Energy Wins $1.2 B Tax Arbitration Case Against Indian Gov't

Dec 23, 2020

Cairn Energy said on Wednesday it had won an international arbitration case against the Indian government over a tax dispute that had spooked investors concerned about retrospective tax claims on companies.The tribunal ruled unanimously that India had breached its obligations to Cairn under the U…

ONGC Taps Shearwater for Offshore Seismic Survey in India

Dec 21, 2020

Offshore seismic data acquisition services company Shearwater GeoServices has secured a 3D broadband marine seismic acquisition contract by ONGC in the Western Offshore India area. The project is scheduled to start in Q1 2021.The four-month campaign covers two areas totaling around 2…

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