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Equinor to Start Talks With Tanzania Over LNG project

Dec 04, 2018

Norway's Equinor is ready to start talks with Tanzania on developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project based on a deepwater offshore discovery, the company said on Tuesday.Tanzanian President John Magufuli has asked his government to proceed…

Murphy Oil Closes Gulf of Mexico JV

Dec 04, 2018

Murphy Oil Corporation announced  that it has closed its previously announced deal to form a Gulf of Mexico joint venture with Petrobras.The global independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company said in a press release that its wholly owned subsidiary…

Petrobras May Divest $15 Bln Over Next Few Years

Nov 30, 2018

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA is considering divesting up to $15 billion within the next few years, one person with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.The total divestment goal has not been approved yet and…

Incoming Petrobras CEO: No Decision Yet on Future Pre-salt Auctions

Nov 23, 2018

No decision has yet been taken on the types of contract to be offered in Brazil's pre-salt deep water oil auctions, the incoming head of Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Thursday, adding that fuel price policy is still being discussed.(Reporting by Mateus Maia Editing by Marguerita Choy)

Eni Norge Granted Drilling Permit

Nov 22, 2018

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Eni Norge AS a drilling permit for well 7122/7-7 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.The well  will be drilled from the West Hercules drilling facility after concluding the drilling of wildcat well for Equinor Energy AS…

Chevron: First Oil From Big Foot

Nov 21, 2018

U.S. supermajor Chevron announced that its operated Big Foot deepwater project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico has started crude oil and natural gas production.The field is located approximately 225 miles (360 km) south of New Orleans, La., in a water depth of approximately 5…

BP Producing 588,000 BPD in Azerbaijan

Nov 21, 2018

Oil output at the BP-led Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli oilfields in Azerbaijan totalled 588,000 barrels per day in the January to September period, BP-Azerbaijan said on Wednesday.(Reporting by Nailia Bagirova; Writing by Margarita Antidze; Editing by Jan Harvey)

Castello Branco Named Petrobras CEO

Nov 19, 2018

Brazil's incoming far-right government on Monday tapped a University of Chicago-trained economist with experience in the oil sector to be the chief executive of state-controlled Petroleo Brasileiro SA, amid a debate over privatization of the company's assets…

Angola Battles to Revive Oil Exploration

Nov 15, 2018

On Saturday, nearly two decades after securing the initial rights, Total's CEO Patrick Pouyanné was in Luanda to snip the ribbon on a $16 billion oil project. It's not clear when he, or his peers, will be cracking open the bubbly in Angola again…

Petrobras Starts Production at P-75 Platform

Nov 12, 2018

The P-75 floating production, storage, and offloading unit (FPSO) has begun producing oil and natural gas in the Búzios 2 area of the pre-salt Santos Basin, Brazil's state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) said.With a daily capacity to process up to 150…

Total Launches $16 Bln Project Offshore Angola

Nov 12, 2018

Africa's second largest crude producer Angola and France's Total officially inaugurated a new deep-sea oil field worth $16 billion in the Atlantic approximately 260 kilometers from the capital Luanda.The Angolan State Minister for Economic and Social Development…

Decommissioning Gets into Deep Water in GoM

Nov 08, 2018

LOC Group’s Houston office provides perspective on decommissioning developments in the Gulf of Mexico.The Gulf of Mexico basin covers approximately 1.6 million km2 and is one of the most important petroleum production regions in the world. A…

GOIL to Partner in Exxon Deepwater Field

Nov 07, 2018

Ghana has approved state-owned company GOIL as minority local partner for Exxon Mobil's deepwater offshore oilfield, Energy Minister Peter Amewu said on Wednesday.The West African nation is receiving 'huge interest' from international and local…

Fred. Olsen Energy Proposes to Issue New Equity in Restructuring

Nov 06, 2018

Norwegian drillship and rig operator Fred. Olsen Energy, proposes to sell one of its drilling units and to issue $130-140 million in new equity to pay off debt, as part of a refinancing plan published on Tuesday.The proposal includes issuing about $90 million in new loan capital…

Kosmos Energy, Shell Form Alliance

Nov 05, 2018

Oil and gas exploration and production company Kosmos Energy said that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Shell Exploration Company B.V. to jointly explore in Southern West Africa.Initially, the alliance will focus on Namibia, where…

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