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Qatar Eases Exit Visa Rules for Oil and Gas Sector

Mar 20, 2020

Qatar has removed exit visa requirements for an additional segment of its foreign labor force, including some of those working in the oil and gas industry, according to official tweets posted on Friday.Qatar in 2018 eliminated exit visas for many foreign migrant workers…

Kazakhstan Cuts Gas Supplies to China by 20-25%

Mar 11, 2020

Kazakhstan has reduced natural gas supplies to China by 20-25%, Energy Minister Nurlan Nogayev said on Wednesday, after importer PetroChina issued a force majeure notice to suppliers this month.PetroChina has suspended some natural gas imports…

Australia: Santos Drops Beehive Farm-In Option

Mar 04, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Santos will not be farming into Melbana Energy's Beehive prospect sitting in the shallow waters in the Bonaparte Basin off W. Australia.Santos had an option to acquire an 80 percent interest in the offshore block in exchange for drilling costs of one exploration well…

Woodside, BHP Align Scarborough Gas Field Interests

Feb 26, 2020

Australian companies Woodside and BHP have agreed to align their participating interests across the WA-1-R (Scarborough) and WA-62-R (North Scarborough) titles containing the undeveloped Scarborough gas field.The alignment will result in Woodside holding a 73…

Equinor Dumps Great Australian Bight Oil Drilling

Feb 24, 2020

Norwegian company Equinor has become the third major fossil fuel producer to abandon plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, after years of work. Previously, BP and Chevron canceled their drilling plans in the area, in 2016, and 2017 respectively…

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…

Excelerate to Build FLNG Terminal in Philippines

Sep 27, 2019

Philippine authorities have given Excelerate Energy LP permission to proceed on plans to develop a floating natural gas import terminal to supply existing and new power generation.Texas-headquartered player in floating LNG regasification solutions…

Bribery Probe Slows Petrofac Sales

Aug 28, 2019

Petrofac Ltd on Wednesday reported a fall in first-half order intake and forecast lower 2020 revenue, citing uncertainty relating to an investigation into the oilfield services company's dealings in Saudi Arabia and Iraq.Petrofac, which designs…

Woodside Starts Production at Greater Enfield Project

Aug 25, 2019

Oil and gas explorer Woodside Petroleum said it started producing oil from the $1.9 billion Greater Enfield project off western Australia on Sunday.Reuters reported last month that commissioning activities at the field had started.Production…

Cameron LNG Begins Commercial Service

Aug 20, 2019

North American energy infrastructure company Sempra Energy said that the first train of the Cameron liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction export project in Louisiana has started commercial operations under Cameron's tolling agreements.Train…

Offshore Wind: Regulatory “Takes” – Take a Close Look

Aug 17, 2019

On April 30 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published a notice, requesting public comments, on a proposed “incidental harassment authorization” (IHA).  An IHA is a legal and enforceable document presenting the terms…

Green Group Asks Cosco to Avoid HFO in Arctic

Aug 12, 2019

Clean Arctic Alliance has sent its second letter to Cosco, in which the NGOs urge the Chinese liner company to make public what fuel types its vessels use in the Arctic.Responding to reports that the 190m-long COSCO-owned cargo vessel Tian’en…

Nord Stream's Last Pipe Leaves Sweden Port

Aug 08, 2019

The last Nord Stream 2 pipe stored within the premises of the port of Karlshamn left the storage area. Russia’s  Nord Stream 2 AG is the operator of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.Nearly 39,000 pipes have transited through the port since October 7…

Total's Investments in Tellurian Totals $907mln

Aug 08, 2019

Tellurian, an integrated global natural gas business firm, announced that it entered into definitive agreements with subsidiaries of Total S.A. for a $500 million equity investment in Driftwood Holdings LP, and related purchase of liquefied natural gas (LNG)…

Petronas Signs Offshore Deal with Gabon

Aug 05, 2019

Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has signed an agreement with Gabon for two exploration permits after the African country enacted a new oil law last month.A Bloomberg report quoted Noel Mboumba, Gabon’s petroleum…

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