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What's Behind Rising Tensions in the South China Sea?

Jul 16, 2020

The United States this week hardened its position on the South China Sea, where it has accused China of attempting to build a 'maritime empire' in the potentially energy-rich waters, despite regional concerns.The rivals have accused each other…

Rystad: Number of Drilled Wells in 2020 to Hit Lowest Point in Two Decades

Jul 15, 2020

The number of drilled oil and gas wells this year is expected to reach about 55,350 this year, the lowest since at least the beginning of the century, Norwegian energy industry intelligence firm Rystad Energy said. The demand for drilling equipment is also down…

Siemens Gamesa Nets Double Wind Turbine Order in Vietnam

Jul 15, 2020

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa has won a double order for wind turbine deliveries for two nearshore wind farm projects in Vietnam.The two orders, with 75 MW and 90 MW at the Tan Thuan and Thai Hoa wind farms respectively, will use the SG 5…

OPEC+ Meets to Decide on Oil Output Cuts Easing

Jul 15, 2020

OPEC and allies such as Russia meet on Wednesday to decide oil output policy from August amid broad market expectations the group will ease supply curbs as the global economy slowly recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies…

Woodside's Revenue Slumps More than Expected

Jul 15, 2020

Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd reported a worse-than-feared 29% drop in quarterly revenue, hit by weak spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices, but said it still expected to book a net profit in the first half.The hit came due to the double…

Taiwan: Fire Hits Formosa's Mailiao Refinery

Jul 15, 2020

Taiwan's Formosa Petrochemical Corp has shut a residue desulfurizer (RDS) unit at its 540,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) Mailiao refinery after it was hit by a fire early on Wednesday, three sources close to the matter said.Mailiao is one of Asia's 10 largest standalone refining plants…

Indonesia's Pertamina Expects up to 180,000 bpd from Rokan Block when It Takes Over from Chevron

Jul 15, 2020

Indonesian state oil company PT Pertamina expects to produce 170,000-180,000 barrels per day (bpd) at the Rokan block when it takes over in August next year, the chief executive of Pertamina Hulu Energi, Budiman Parhusip, said on Wednesday.The government decided in 2018 that the operation of Rokan…

Aker Solutions Sees Outlook Improving in H2 2020

Jul 15, 2020

Norwegian oil services firm Aker Solutions said on Wednesday the outlook has improved for the second half of the year with oil prices partly recovered from the lows in April and Norway offering tax incentives for the oil industry.Its full-year 2020 revenue…

McDermott Names Senior VP for EMEA Region

Jul 15, 2020

Engineering and construction company McDermott International Ltd. has appointed Tareq Kawash as Senior Vice President for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.Kawash was formerly the Senior Vice President for the Europe, Africa, Russia and Caspian (EARC) region…

Chinese Ships Intruded into Malaysian Waters 89 Times in Four Years -Report

Jul 14, 2020

Chinese coastguard and navy ships intruded into Malaysian waters in the disputed South China Sea 89 times between 2016 to 2019, and often remained in the area even after being turned away by the Malaysian navy, the government said in a report on Tuesday…

Gazprom Aims to Increase Gas Supplies to China

Jul 14, 2020

Russia's Gazprom is committed to supply as much as 130 billion cubic meters of gas (bcm) to China annually in the longer term, a company official told a conference call on Tuesday.Gazprom currently supplies gas to China via the Power of Siberia…

Offshore Wind Spending Hits Record High, Despite Covid-19

Jul 14, 2020

The offshore wind industry had by far its busiest half-year ever for final investment decisions in 1H 2020, surpassing the full-year figures from 2019, according to the latest report from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF).Offshore wind financings in 1H 2020 totaled $35 billion…

MOL Makes 13th Discovery in Pakistan

Jul 14, 2020

Hungarian oil company MOL has made a gas and condensate discovery at its TAL Block in Pakistan, marking its 13th successful discovery in the country and the tenth at the same block.The company said Tuesday that the Mamikhel South-1 exploratory well had reached a total depth of 4…

OPEC Expects Record Rise in Oil Demand in 2021

Jul 14, 2020

Global oil demand will soar by a record 7 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2021 as the global economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic but will remain below 2019 levels, OPEC said in its monthly report.It was the first report in which OPEC assessed oil markets next year…

First Taiwan-built Offshore Installation Vessel to Sport Wärtsilä Gear

Jul 14, 2020

Finland-based marine engine and technology provider Wärtsilä has been tasked to equip the first Taiwan-built offshore wind installation vessel - the Green Jade - with 'a broad scope' of its solutions.The 216 meters long vessel will be built…

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