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Chevron Bets on Middle East Gas Riches and Reconciliation

Oct 26, 2020

After years of focusing on U.S. shale, Chevron Corp is staking its natural gas future on the Middle East, a volatile and divided region where energy majors have long tread warily.CEO Michael Wirth's pivot away from home is underpinned by a bet that the Middle East is entering an era of reconciliation that will make it ideal for tapping natural gas, as demand for the cheaper and cleaner fuel is forecast to outstrip oil…

Report: OPEC+ Oil Output Cuts Compliance at 101 Pct

Nov 13, 2020

The compliance of OPEC+ with oil production cuts in October was seen at 101%, three OPEC+ sources told Reuters on Friday, maintaining a strong level of adherence to their supply-cut pact.The compliance assessment will be reviewed and confirmed…

Israel, Lebanon Resume Mediterranean Sea Border Talks

Nov 13, 2020

Israel and Lebanon resumed U.S.-mediated talks on Wednesday on a dispute about their Mediterranean Sea border that has held up hydrocarbon exploration in the potentially gas-rich area, the Israeli energy minister, and Lebanon’s state news agency said…

Total, ADNOC in Carbon Capture Pact

Nov 12, 2020

French oil major Total and Abu Dhabi's oil firm ADNOC have signed agreements to jointly work on opportunities in the areas of CO2 emission reductions and carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS).'The agreement brings together the best-in-class in low carbon technologies from ADNOC and Total…

Iran Says it Exported as Much as 700,000 bpd of Oil Since March

Nov 11, 2020

Iran's oil exports averaged 600,000 to 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) since March despite U.S. sanctions on its energy industry, an Iranian official said on Wednesday, far exceeding estimates by agencies monitoring the country's crude sales.One…

Qatar: Heerema Installs Topsides at Al-Shaheen Gallaf 1 Project

Nov 10, 2020

Dutch offshore installation firm Heerema Marine Contractors has said that its heavy lift vessel Aegir has completed the installation of North Oil Company’s Al-Shaheen Gallaf 1 Project.Heerema was contracted for the transportation and installation…

Lamprell Nets Engineering Design Services Deal in Saudi Arabia

Nov 02, 2020

Offshore rig builder Lamprell has won an engineering design services contract with Saudi Arabia's International Maritime Industries (IMI).Lamprell said the work would form an integral part of IMI's 2030 new build rig program; supporting the…

Saudi Energy Minister: We Should Look at All Options to Cut Emissions, Not Get Rid of Oil, Gas

Oct 26, 2020

Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Monday the world should be looking at all options to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases in its fight against climate change, but that getting rid of oil and gas would be 'far-fetched and unrealistic'…

Shearwater Wins Deal for Large 3D Seismic Survey

Oct 22, 2020

Shearwater Geoservices said Thursday it had won a contract for a large 3D seismic acquisition and depth processing.Norway-based offshore surveyor said the contract was in the Europe, Africa, and Middle East (EAME) region. According to Shearwater…

Energy Enticer Jack-Up Rig Starts Drilling in Qatar

Oct 15, 2020

Jack-up drilling contractor Northern Offshore has said that its Energy Enticer jack-up rig has started drilling operation with Qatargas in Qatar.The GustoMSC CJ50 design jack-up rig mobilized to Qatar Petroleum's North Field in early September 2020 despite recent global industry challenges…

Baker Hughes Lands Major Order in Qatar for North Field East Project

Sep 29, 2020

Oilfield services giant Baker Hughes has received a large order from Qatar Petroleum to supply multiple main refrigerant compressors (MRCs) for Qatar Petroleum’s giant North Field East (NFE) project. The North Field is the world’s single largest non-associated offshore natural gas field…

Rystad: Demand for Offshore Trunklines to Drop 26%. Middle East to Drive Recovery

Sep 29, 2020

Norwegian energy intelligence company Rystad expects that the market demand for large-diameter offshore pipelines, known as trunklines, will see an annual drop of 26% this year.According to Rystad, the length of total installations this year is forecasted to reach 2…

Seafox Pushes to Oust GMS Directors

Sep 21, 2020

Gulf Marine Services, a provider of jack-up service vessels for the offshore energy industry, has received a letter from Seafox, a rival, and a holder of 29.9% of shares in GMS, seeking removal of four of GMS' directors from the board.To remind…

Once an American Foe, Now a Friend: OPEC Turns 60

Sep 14, 2020

In 1973, Arab members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries brought the U.S. economy to its knees. Now, the cartel created 60 years ago is more likely to do Washington's bidding.Since Saudi Arabia and other Arab OPEC members imposed their famous oil embargo as retribution for U…

ARO Drilling Names New CEO

Sep 04, 2020

ARO Drilling, a Saudi-focused offshore drilling joint venture between Valaris and Saudi Aramco, has appointed new CEO.The offshore drilling company said via social media that Derek Kent was named as its Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Kelly McHenry…

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