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US Drillers Add Rigs for Fourth Week in Five

Nov 09, 2018

U.S. energy firms added oil rigs for a fourth time in the last five, keeping the rig count at its highest in over three years even though crude futures were on track to fall for a fifth week in a row to their lowest level since February.Drillers added 12 oil rigs in the week to Nov…

Second Turkish Drill Ship Will Operate in Black Sea

Nov 09, 2018

Turkey has completed the purchase of its second drilling ship, which will operate in the Black Sea at the north of the country, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on Friday.Turkey is almost completely reliant on imports to meet its energy needs…

Sinochem raises 2019 term oil supply from Saudi Aramco, Kuwait

Nov 09, 2018

China's Sinochem Group agreed to annual crude oil supply deals for 2019 with Saudi Aramco and Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC) with volumes from both suppliers more than 20 percent higher than in 2018, a senior Sinochem executive said on Friday.The…

Russian Energy Firms Discuss Cooperation Saudi Aramco Chief

Nov 09, 2018

The head of Russian oil giant Rosneft, Igor Sechin, and Saudi Aramco Chief Executive Amin Nasser held talks in Moscow on Friday on areas for cooperation, Rosneft said.Rosneft, the world's largest-listed oil producer by output, said in a brief…

U.S. Pipeline Operators Reap Hefty Profits from Bottlenecks in Texas

Nov 09, 2018

Some of the biggest pipeline operators in the United States have supercharged earnings this year by buying deeply discounted shale in West Texas oilfields and selling it at a premium at Gulf Coast ports.These companies are taking advantage of…

Oil Falls as U.S. Crude Enters 'Bear Market'

Nov 09, 2018

Oil prices fell to multi-month lows on Friday as global supply increased and investors worried about the impact on fuel demand of lower economic growth and trade disputes.Benchmark Brent crude fell below $70 a barrel for the first time since early April…

US Judge Halts Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

Nov 09, 2018

A U.S. judge in Montana has halted construction of the Keystone XL pipeline designed to carry heavy crude oil from Canada to the United States, drawing a sharp rebuke on Friday from President Donald Trump.The ruling of a U.S. Court in Montana…

OMV Forms JV with Sapura

Nov 09, 2018

Austria's OMV has agreed to establish a joint venture with Malaysia's Sapura Energy Bhd , paying $540 million for a 50 percent stake in its exploration assets in line with its strategy to expand in Southeast Asia.Sapura Energy will transfer $350 million of its debt into the new firm…

Lundin Norway Awards EPCI Contract to WorleyParsons

Nov 09, 2018

Rosenberg WorleyParsons has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract (EPCI) by Lundin Norway ASO in the Norwegian Continental Shelf.The services include planning, engineering, prefabrication, offshore installation and commissioning support…

Ultra Petroleum Appoints David Honeyfield as CFO

Nov 09, 2018

Ultra Petroleum informed that David Honeyfield has been appointed to serve as CFO of the gas producer with assets in Wyoming’s Green River Basin.A press release from the energy company engaged in domestic natural gas and oil exploration, development…

API Enhances Offshore Safety Standard

Nov 09, 2018

The American Petroleum Institute (API) released its newest valve standard as part of the industry’s continuous efforts to improve operational safety and environmental protection.According to a release from the agency, the “Specification 6A”…

Tailwind Completes EOG UK Acquisition

Nov 09, 2018

London-based Tailwind Energy  has announced the completion of the acquisition of Houston-headquartered oil and gas firm EOG Resources's UK portfolio.  The oil and gas venture announced two months ago it has agreed with EOG Resources Inc to acquire EOG’s UK business…

Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi Meets Angola's president

Nov 09, 2018

Eni president Claudio Descalzi has met Angola's president Joao Goncalves Lourenco in Luanda to discuss the Italian energy giant's operations in the country.During the meeting with President João Lourenço, Claudio Descalzi said that they discussed…

HydraWell Completes TAQA Decommissioning

Nov 09, 2018

The manufacturer of specialty equipment for the oil and gas industry HydraWell has completed an offshore decommissioning project for TAQA in the Netherlands.The plugging job was conducted at one of the fields connected to the TAQA-operated P15 platform…

Novatek Secures South-Leskinskiy License

Nov 09, 2018

Russia's largest independent natural gas producer PAO Novatek has secured a new exploration license on the Gydan peninsula.The seventh largest publicly traded company globally by natural gas production volume said in a press release that its…

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