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'We Won't Just Weather the Crisis, We'll Come Out Stronger,' SBM Offshore CEO Says

May 14, 2020

SBM Offshore, one of the world's largest FPSO solutions providers, on Wednesday slightly reduced 2020 guidance due to uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the low oil price environment, but the CEO is optimistic the company will not just weather the storm…

IEA: Early Signs of Recovery Visible, But Oil Demand Still Set For Record Fall

May 14, 2020

Oil demand is still set for a record fall in 2020, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday, but it trimmed its forecast for the drop citing easing lockdown measures.Demand is expected to fall by 8.6 million barrels per day (bpd)…

Japan Spot LNG Import Prices Hit Record Low

May 14, 2020

Prices for spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes imported into Japan, the world's biggest buyer of the fuel, fell in April to their lowest since the country's trade ministry started compiling data in 2014. The latest low for LNG cargoes into…

Mubadala, Tap Oil Sanction Three-Well Drilling Program at Manora Field

May 14, 2020

Mubadala Petroleum and its partner Tap Oil have approved the 2020 Manora field development drilling program, with the first well set for spud this week.Tap Oil said Thursday that the three-well drilling campaign at the Gulf of Thailand would…

IEA: New Cuts by Saudi Arabia and Others Unlikely to Balance Oil Market

May 14, 2020

International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol said on Thursday that recently announced oil output cuts by major Gulf Arab producers would likely not be enough to balance global markets as coronavirus lockdowns hollow out demand…

Sechin to Stay at Rosneft's Helm for 5 More Years - Vedomosti

May 14, 2020

The Russian government has extended a contract for Igor Sechin, a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, to stay as the chief executive officer of giant oil producer Rosneft for five more years, Vedomosti daily reported on Wednesday.The daily…

Awilco Drilling Posts 'Nil' in 1Q Revenue. In Talks for Newbuilds Funding, Deployment

May 13, 2020

Oslo-listed offshore drilling contractor Awilco Drilling did not generate revenue during the first quarter of 2020, and it on Wednesday reported a net loss of $9,4 million. However, the company is optimistic about the future, that is, when its high-end rigs…

Japan's JX Nippon Taps KBR for CCS, Hydrogen Study

May 13, 2020

U.S. engineering and construction giant KBR has been awarded a contract for Carbon Capture and Sequestration works at JX Nippon's offshore oil and gas fields in South East Asia.Under a Master Service Agreement (MSA) and Feasibility Study awarded to KBR by Japan-based oil and gas company JX Nippon…

Japanese Bank Puts Oil Sands, Arctic Drilling on 'Restricted' List

May 13, 2020

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group said on Wednesday it has put oil sands extraction and drilling for crude oil and gas in the Arctic on its 'restricted transaction' list, potentially a further tightening on financing fossil fuels by Japanese banks…

Santos Gets OK for Dorado Block Survey

May 13, 2020

Australia's offshore oil and gas safety body NOPSEMA has approved oil company Santos' plan to carry out a geotechnical and geophysical survey within Permit WA-437-P offshore W. Australia, containing the large oil discovery Dorado.Santos is planning…

OMV Sees Hope for Oil Price Recovery in Second Half 2020

May 13, 2020

Austrian energy group OMV sees hope for a recovery in oil prices in the second half of 2020 helped by increased fuel demand and output cuts by producers such as Saudi Arabia, its chief executive said.The spread of the coronavirus has knocked…

Indonesia Weighing Subsidy Options for Biodiesel Program

May 13, 2020

The Indonesian government is considering alternate plans to increase subsidies for the country's ambitious biodiesel program after crude oil prices tumbled, a finance ministry official said on Wednesday.A historic crash in oil prices this year…

Trafigura Merging China Oil Operations in New Shanghai Trading Desk

May 12, 2020

Swiss commodities merchant Trafigura plans to merge its three-year-old crude oil marketing office in Qingdao, in east China's Shandong province, with an oil desk being set up in Shanghai, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter…

Japan's Inpex Reduces 2020 Profit Guidance by 93%

May 12, 2020

Inpex Corp, Japan's top oil and gas company, on Tuesday cut its annual net profit forecast by 93% after first-quarter earnings slumped due to an oil price collapse and as the coronavirus pandemic choked off international energy demand.The group…

Shell, Eni Lead Oil Majors' Climate Ambitions But Still Fall Short - Investors

May 12, 2020

None of the big oil companies currently meet U.N. targets to limit global warming despite the most ambitious targets set by Royal Dutch Shell and Eni , investors managing $19 trillion said on Tuesday.The Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI),…

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Malaysia: Tanjong Baram Field Contract Terminated

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Petronas Braces for Severe 2020 Hit. 1Q Profit Down 68%

South Korea's DSME Wins $330M FSRU Order

South Korea's DSME Wins $330M FSRU Order

China to Boost Energy Reserve Capacity, Support Unconventional Gas Exploration

China to Boost Energy Reserve Capacity, Support Unconventional Gas Exploration

Rosneft Re-appoints Sechin as CEO

Rosneft Re-appoints Sechin as CEO

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Indonesia OKs Coro's Duyung PSC Farm-In

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