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How Shell Hid a Whale Before Placing Mexican Oil Bet

Mar 02, 2018

Announcement of Whale well discovery delayed until auction. The gasps in the audience were clearly audible at the auction of Mexico's oil blocks a month ago as Royal Dutch Shell's hefty bids were announced one by one. The size of Shell's…

Philippines, China Mull South China Sea Energy Cooperation

Mar 02, 2018

The Philippines on Friday identified two areas in South China Sea where joint exploration for oil and gas may be undertaken with China, including one in territory that both sides have argued over for years. The two countries have agreed…

Maersk, McDermott Complete Contract off India

Mar 02, 2018

Maersk Supply Services said it has completed the first contract for one of its Stingray-Class newbuild subsea support vessel, Maersk Installer, with McDermott.Maersk Installer joined the project in January 2018, supporting the Vashishta development off the East Coast of India…

U.S. Considers Venezuela Oil Sanctions

Mar 01, 2018

The Trump administration is considering sanctioning a Venezuelan military-run oil services company and restricting insurance coverage for Venezuelan oil shipments to ratchet up pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro, a U.S. official said…

Exxon Quits Some Rosneft Joint Ventures Citing Sanctions

Mar 01, 2018

Exxon Mobil Corp will exit some joint ventures with Russia's Rosneft, citing Western sanctions first imposed in 2014, while the Russian company said the pullout will result in serious losses for its U.S. partner. The move is an about-face for Exxon…

New Gas Dispute Between Ukraine and Russia Begins

Mar 01, 2018

Russia's Gazprom refuses to restart supplies to Ukraine; Ukraine's Naftogaz demands compensation. Kiev and Moscow plunged into a new gas dispute on Thursday after Ukraine's Naftogaz demanded compensation for Gazprom's unexpected decision not to restart gas supplies…

Fire Erupts at Schlumberger Facility in Angola

Feb 28, 2018

A fire has erupted at the facility used by U.S. oil services company Schlumberger at Angola's oil logistics hub in the capital Luanda, the chairman of state-run oil company Sonangol told a news briefing on Wednesday. Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield services…

Oil Struggles to Escape China Demand Concerns

Feb 28, 2018

Soaring U.S. crude production also weighs on market. Oil prices struggled to stay in positive territory on Wednesday after data showed industrial activity in some of the world's major crude-consuming nations has softened. May Brent crude futures were virtually unchanged at $66…

Algeria Energy Minister Says Oil Producers Seek Market Stability

Feb 27, 2018

Algerian Energy Minister Mustapha Guitouni said on Tuesday that oil producers are seeking market stability and would meet in Riyadh in April to discuss ongoing efforts to curb output to support prices. 'We seek stability. The question is…

Proforma Safety Partners with LOMAK Energy

Feb 26, 2018

Proforma Safety International announced its partnership with Guyanese agency, LOMAK Energy Services Inc., to support the oil and gas sector with consulting services.  Leveraging Proforma’s core competencies and expertise with LOMAK’s knowledge of the local environment…

Seadrill, Creditors Reach Joint Restructuring Deal

Feb 26, 2018

Shipping tycoon John Fredriksen has reached an agreement with a majority of creditors over a restructuring plan for oil rig firm Seadrill, according to U.S. court documents on Monday. The company, once the world's largest offshore driller by market value…

BHP, ExxonMobil to Retain Aussie Oil & Gas Assets

Feb 23, 2018

BHP Billiton Ltd and ExxonMobil Corp's Esso Australia said on Friday they have dropped a sale process started 20 months ago for some of Australia's oldest and largest oilfields. 'BHP and Esso have reached a decision to not progress with…

CEO Haugan Leaves Kvaerner to Lead Aker Energy

Feb 23, 2018

Jan Arve Haugan resigns as President & CEO of Kvaerner, and from March 1, 2018, he will start his new role as CEO of the newly established oil company Aker Energy. Idar Eikrem, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in Kvaerner…

Vitol's Bake Sees 'Strong' 2018 Oil Demand

Feb 22, 2018

Vitol executive committee member Chris Bake said 2018 oil demand is looking 'fairly strong.' 'OPEC remains disciplined and the consequences are visible in track down in inventories...Half a billion barrels of oil has been drawn down in a short period of time…

Oil Falls as Stronger Dollar Eclipses U.S. Inventory Drop

Feb 22, 2018

Stronger dollar makes oil costlier for some buyers; API report showed lower U.S. crude inventories. Oil prices fell on Thursday, dragged lower by a firmer dollar that offset support from a surprise decline in U.S. crude inventories. Brent crude futures were down 11 cents at $65…

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