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Inpex, Chevron Cutting Jobs in Australia

Sep 18, 2020

Inpex Corp said on Friday it expects to shed jobs at its Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia due to the slump in oil prices, but did not say how many would go.The cuts by Japan's biggest oil and gas company mark the latest in a swathe of job cuts across the industry in Australia and worldwide in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated fuel demand and battered prices…

Petronas Pays $700M in Tax to Sarawak State after Dispute Settlement

Sep 18, 2020

Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas on Thursday paid over $700 million in sales tax to the energy-rich state of Sarawak, in a settlement that could open the way to more such payments to state governments.The payment comes just two weeks after…

GC Rieber's Ice-Breaker to Stay in Sakhalin with Exxon for Three More Years

Sep 17, 2020

Norwegian offshore and shipping firm GC Rieber Shipping has secured a two-year contract extension for the icebreaker Polar Pevek with Exxon Neftegas at the Russian Far East.The vessel is operating off Sakhalin Island, in far-east Russia. It…

Dyna-Mac, Keppel Shipyard Enter MoU

Sep 17, 2020

Singapore-based oil and gas module builder Dyna-Mac has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Keppel Shipyard, a subsidiary of rig builder Keppel Offshore & Marine.Under the agreement, the two companies will explore potential business…

Chinese Oil Firm CNOOC Brings Online Its First Offshore Wind Project

Sep 15, 2020

Chinese offshore oil company CNOOC has said that its first offshore wind project has started producing electricity. The company said Tuesday that its offshore wind power project had connected to the grid and begun to generate power. The 300MW…

Shell Working to Turn Around Troubled Australian Operations

Sep 15, 2020

Undaunted by hefty writedowns on its Australian gas assets, Royal Dutch Shell sees its liquefied natural gas business and 'new energy' acquisitions Down Under as core to its long term plans, the Australian unit's chairman said on Tuesday.As…

Mermaid Exits Offshore Drilling Venture with Seadrill

Sep 15, 2020

Thai subsea services company Mermaid Maritime has decided to sell its stake in Asia Offshore Drilling, a drilling joint venture with Seadrill, to limit its exposure to the volatile offshore drilling market.Mermaid, which owns a 33.76% in AOD…

Once an American Foe, Now a Friend: OPEC Turns 60

Sep 14, 2020

In 1973, Arab members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries brought the U.S. economy to its knees. Now, the cartel created 60 years ago is more likely to do Washington's bidding.Since Saudi Arabia and other Arab OPEC members imposed their famous oil embargo as retribution for U…

Kazakhstan Launches Probe After Black Smoke Spotted Over Kashagan Field

Sep 14, 2020

Kazakhstan's environmental authorities will inspect an oil and gas processing plant at the country's biggest oilfield, Kashagan, after gas flaring at the plant caused plumes of black smoke on Monday, the ecology ministry said.NCOC, the consortium of global energy majors developing Kashagan…

Sakhalin Energy Extends Charter for Polar Piltun Crew Boat

Sep 14, 2020

Russian energy company Sakhalin Energy has extended the charter for the Polar Piltun crew boat with a GC Rieber Shipping Russian affiliate.As previously reported, GC Rieber in January said that Sakhalin Energy had awarded it contract extension…

Sri Lanka Plugs Leak on Fire-stricken Supertanker

Sep 14, 2020

Sri Lanka has initiated repair work on the ruptured fuel oil tank in the engine room of a stricken fully loaded oil supertanker after plugging the leak, the country's Navy said.The supertanker is currently 52 nautical miles (96 kms) from the Sri Lankan coast…

BP: Fossil Fuel Demand to Take Historic Hit Amid COVID-19 Scars

Sep 14, 2020

Fossil fuel consumption is set to shrink for the first time in modern history as climate policies boost renewable energy while the coronavirus epidemic leaves a lasting effect on global energy demand, BP said in a forecast.BP's 2020 benchmark…

Kim Heng Forms Subsea Services and Salvage Firm Zale

Sep 11, 2020

Kim Heng Offshore & Marine, Singapore's offshore vessel provider, and offshore wind player, is setting up a new subsidiary named Zale, focused on subsea and emergency response services.Kim Heng said Friday that a new fully owned subsidiary Zale had been incorporated in Singapore…

Sovcomflot Keeps Polarcus' Vyacheslav Tikhonov Vessel for Three More Years

Sep 11, 2020

Russian company Sovmcomflot has decided to extend the charter of Polarcus' Vyacheslav Tikhonov seismic vessel for three years, but might redeliver the Ivan Gubkin vessel back to the Oslo-listed owner.The Vyacheslav Tikhonov, owned by Polarcus…

Japanese Oil Refiner Joins Offshore Wind Venture

Sep 11, 2020

Japanese oil refining company Eneos said Thursday it was joining an offshore wind joint venture targeting projects in Akita Prefecture in Japan.Eneos has acquired a share in GK Happo Noshiro Offshore Wind, a company formed to seek opportunities…

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Petronas Pays $700M in Tax to Sarawak State after Dispute Settlement

Petronas Pays $700M in Tax to Sarawak State after Dispute Settlement

Inpex, Chevron Cutting Jobs in Australia

Inpex, Chevron Cutting Jobs in Australia

GC Rieber's Ice-Breaker to Stay in Sakhalin with Exxon for Three More Years

GC Rieber's Ice-Breaker to Stay in Sakhalin with Exxon for Three More Years

OPEC+ to Meet Amid Oil Price Decline

OPEC+ to Meet Amid Oil Price Decline

Report: Seven Xihe Holdings Tankers Up for Sale

Report: Seven Xihe Holdings Tankers Up for Sale

Dyna-Mac, Keppel Shipyard Enter MoU

Dyna-Mac, Keppel Shipyard Enter MoU

Iberdrola, Macquarie Enter Offshore Wind JV in Japan

Iberdrola, Macquarie Enter Offshore Wind JV in Japan

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