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Guyana's Liza Phase 2 on Track for First Oil in 2022

May 08, 2020

Liza Unity, an under-construction FPSO that will be Guyana's second offshore facility in production, remains on schedule for first oil in 2022, Hess Corp. said Thursday.Guyana became an oil-producing nation in December 2019, when Exxon brought online the Liza Destiny FPSO.Hess, a partner in the ExxonMobil-operated Stabroek block the Liza Destiny is operating, said Thursday that Liza Destiny would reach full capacity of 120…

AET Takes Delivery of Petrobras-bound Shuttle Tanker

May 26, 2020

Tanker operator AET has taken delivery of Eagle Petrolina shuttle tanker which will be used to offload oil from Petrobras' offshore oil platforms in Brazil.The Eagle Petrolina, built by South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries, is the first of…

Petronas Farms Out Part of Suriname Offshore Block to Exxon

May 19, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has completed the farm-down of a 50% stake in an offshore Suriname block to a subsidiary of ExxonMobil.The offshore block, known as Block 52, is located north of the coast of Paramaribo, Suriname’s capital city…

Norwegian Firm Nets Anna Nery FPSO Topside Modules Job

May 11, 2020

Norwegian offshore EPC contractor Aragon has won a contract to deliver topside modules for Malaysia-based Yinson's Anna Nery FPSO that will produce oil from Petrobras' Marlim field in Brazil.The Bergen-based company, part of Singapore's SembMarine…

New Offshore Acreage Licensing to Drop 60% in 2020, Rystad says

Apr 15, 2020

Newly licensed offshore oil and gas exploration acreage is likely to fall by about 60% and onshore acreage by 30% compared with 2019 levels, Rystad Energy has said, as the Norwegian energy market analytics company expects more than half of the…

Chinese Refiners Buy Rare North Sea, Guyana Crude at Low Prices

Apr 07, 2020

Chinese independent refiners have snapped up rare crude grades from the North Sea and Guyana at low prices in an oversupplied market after the coronavirus pandemic destroyed demand, four sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.The North Sea grades bought included Balder…

China's CNOOC to Load First Cargo of Guyanese Oil Soon

Mar 20, 2020

China's state-controlled oil company CNOOC Ltd is scheduled to load in the coming days its first cargo of crude from Guyana's offshore Liza oil project, the South American country's Director of Energy Mark Bynoe said.CNOOC has a 25% stake in…

Sapura Installs Hokchi Satellite Platform in Mexico

Mar 13, 2020

Malaysia’s Sapura Energy has completed the installation of a satellite platform topside offshore Mexico, as part of Hokchi Energy's Hokchi field development.In a post on social media on Friday, Sapura Energy said it successfully lifted and set down the Hokchi Satellite Platform topside…

Noble Corp. Offshore Rig Duo Gets More Drilling Time

Feb 07, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has secured more work for two of its drilling rigs in Myanmar and Trinidad.In a fleet status update shared Thursday, Noble said its semi-submersible drilling rig Noble Clyde Boudreaux had won a new contract in Myanmar…

Sembcorp Marine Discussing Sale Terms for Two Sete Rigs

Feb 06, 2020

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine is in talks to sell two drillships previously ordered by Brazil's Sete Group.Sete was established in the early 2010s as a drilling contractor that would lease rigs to Petrobras. Petrobras had committed to charter 28 offshore drilling rigs at the time…

Japanese Quartet Moves Ahead with Marlim FPSO

Jan 31, 2020

Japanese companies MODEC, Mitsui, MOL, and Marubeni will jointly invest in the Petrobras-bound Marlim FPSO.MODEC in October 2019 received a letter of intent from Petrobras for the supply, charter, and operations of the Marlim-1 FPSO.Now Mitsui…

Brazil Sells Rights in Minor Oil Areas

Sep 10, 2019

Brazil auctioned off the exploration rights to 33 minor onshore and offshore oil and gas blocks on Tuesday, in what authorities framed as a bid to boost the industry outside of the nation's core, offshore pre-salt play.At an event in downtown Rio de Janeiro…

Brazil Oil Production Jumps 7% in July

Sep 03, 2019

Brazilian oil production increased to 2.77 million barrels per day (bpd) on average in July, up 7% from a year earlier, local oil and fuels regulator ANP said on Monday.Natural gas production also increased by 7% in July from the same month last year to 124 million cubic meters…

Petrobras Posts Highest-ever Quarterly Profit

Aug 02, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA posted its highest ever quarterly profit on Thursday and handily beat analysts' estimates, thanks in large part to billions of reais in asset sales.In a securities filing, Petrobras, as the firm is commonly known…

Chevron Cleared to Stay in Venezuela

Jul 26, 2019

The Trump administration said on Friday it has renewed Chevron Corp's license to drill for oil and gas in Venezuela despite sanctions, signaling it sees value in having the U.S. oil producer operate in a country on the verge of economic and political collapse…

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