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Eni Charters KNOT Shuttle Tanker Pair

Feb 10, 2020

Italian oil firm Eni has signed an agreement with tanker operator Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) to charter two newbuild shuttle tankers.Shuttle tankers are used to offload oil from offshore platformsSouth Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering will build the two 124…

Coronavirus Paralyzes Oil, Gas Sales into China

Feb 05, 2020

Short-term sales of crude oil and liquefied natural gas into China almost ground to a halt this week as the coronavirus slows economic activity and cuts demand and buyers ponder legal action to avoid having to honor purchase agreements, trade sources said…

Bumi Armada Might Appeal Woodside FPSO Case Ruling

Jan 28, 2020

Malaysian FPSO supplier Bumi Armada might appeal a recent ruling by an Australia court in an FPSO contract termination case against the Australian oil company Woodside.Woodside in 2016 terminated the contract for the Armada Claire FPSO unit that was operating at the Balnaves Field…

Iran Goes Solo at South Pars Field as Total, CNPC Pull Out

Jan 27, 2020

Iran’s Petropars will develop phase 11 of South Pars, the world’s largest gas field, after the withdrawal of French oil major Total and the China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), Iran’s oil minister was quoted as saying on Saturday. “Now with the exit of the other two companies from the contract…

GlobalData: Gas to Dominate 2020 O&G FIDs

Jan 24, 2020

Final Investment Decisions (FIDs) planned across the oil and gas value chain in 2020 are set to focus on natural gas developments, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company.According to the report, the upstream and midstream project…

Bumi Armada Loses Woodside FPSO Case

Jan 24, 2020

Malaysian FPSO specialist Bumi Armada's claim against Australia's oil firm Woodside for a 2016 FPSO contract termination has been dismissed in court.Woodside in 2016 terminated the contract for the Armada Claire FPSO unit that was operating at the Balnaves Field…

'Power of Siberia' Pipeline Begins Flow to China

Jan 22, 2020

China has started to consume Russian gas via the newly launched 'Power of Siberia' pipeline, said CNPC-backed Kunlun Energy Ltd, operator of the pipeline in China, on Wednesday.The company receives 250,000-300,000 cubic meters of pipeline gas daily from Russia…

Caspian Sunrise Buying Offshore Exploration Vessel

Jan 21, 2020

Caspian Sunrise, a Kazakhstan-focused oil and gas explorer, is venturing into offshore oil and gas exploration. The company, which has mostly been focused on onshore activities on Tuesday proposed the acquisition of the  Caspian Explorer drilling vessel…

Asia LNG Spot Prices Drop to Multi-year Low

Jan 21, 2020

Asian liquefied natural gas (LNG) spot prices dropped to multi-year lows on Tuesday with at least one cargo being sold into Northeast Asia below the psychological barrier of $4 per million British thermal units (mmBtu).Gas prices are tumbling…

GC Rieber Crew Boats Stay in Russian Far East

Jan 17, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner GC Rieber Shipping has clinched two crew-boat contract extensions in the Russian Far East.Through its JV with Russian company Prisco, GC Rieber signed a new 1+1 year charter agreements with Sakhalin Energy Investment…

China Opens Up to Foreign E&P Firms

Jan 09, 2020

For the first time, China will this year allow foreign companies to explore for and produce oil and gas in the country, opening up the industry to firms other than state-run energy giants, as Beijing looks to boost domestic energy supplies.The…

Equinor, Rosneft to develop Arctic oilfield

Dec 23, 2019

Russia's Rosneft and Norway's Equinor have agreed details on how to develop an Arctic Siberian onshore oilfield, they said on Monday, their first joint investment since agreeing a strategic partnership in 2012.The firms expect to extract about…

Shelf Drilling Buys Jack-up Rig Maersk Completer

Dec 18, 2019

Maersk Drilling said it has agreed to sell the jack-up rig Maersk Completer to a subsidiary of Shelf Drilling for $38 million in cash as the Danish-based offshore drilling contractor seeks to concentrate its efforts on harsh environment activities in the North Sea…

Geoscience Packages Reveal APAC Prospectivity

Dec 12, 2019

French-based geophysical services company CGG reports it has completed JumpStart multi-client geoscience packages for the North West Shelf (NWS) of Australia and the Banda Arc in the Asia-Pacific region, and made both packages available to help…

Oil Consumption Tracking is All About Asia

Dec 12, 2019

Oil market analysts must make sense of a bewildering array of statistics about production, consumption and inventories, compiled and published with varying definitions and degrees of accuracy and timeliness.The challenge is to form an accurate…

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