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Oil Search Q2 Revenue Falls About 30%

Jul 20, 2020

Australia-listed Oil Search Ltd on Tuesday reported a near 30% drop in second-quarter revenue, hurt by a sharp decline in oil and gas prices as demand plunged due to the coronavirus pandemic.The Papua New Guinea-focused oil and gas explorer recorded a revenue of $266…

CNOOC's Offshore Field in Liaodong Bay Starts Oil Production

Jul 20, 2020

Chinese oil company CNOOC has started production from its Luda 21-2/16-3 offshore development in China.The Luda 21-2/16-3 project is located in Liaodong Bay of Bohai Sea, about 39 kilometers north of Luda 10-1 oilfield and 90 kilometers northwest of Suizhong 36-1 onshore terminal…

COVID-19 Hits Indonesia's 1H 2020 Oil and Gas Liftings

Jul 17, 2020

Indonesia's oil and gas lifting in the first half of this year was lower than targeted as the coronavirus pandemic continued to dampen demand, the chairman of regulator SKK Migas said Friday.Oil lifting in January to June stood at 713,300 barrels per day (bpd) while gas lifting stood at 5…

Gazprom Neft Sells Its First Arctic Oil Cargo to China

Jul 16, 2020

Russia's Gazprom Neft has sold its first ever Arctic oil cargo to China to ChemChina, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters on Thursday.This week, Gazprom Neft said it had sent 144,000 tonnes of light Novy Port oil grade to the Chinese…

What's Behind Rising Tensions in the South China Sea?

Jul 16, 2020

The United States this week hardened its position on the South China Sea, where it has accused China of attempting to build a 'maritime empire' in the potentially energy-rich waters, despite regional concerns.The rivals have accused each other…

OPEC+ Meets to Decide on Oil Output Cuts Easing

Jul 15, 2020

OPEC and allies such as Russia meet on Wednesday to decide oil output policy from August amid broad market expectations the group will ease supply curbs as the global economy slowly recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies…

Woodside's Revenue Slumps More than Expected

Jul 15, 2020

Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd reported a worse-than-feared 29% drop in quarterly revenue, hit by weak spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices, but said it still expected to book a net profit in the first half.The hit came due to the double…

Indonesia's Pertamina Expects up to 180,000 bpd from Rokan Block when It Takes Over from Chevron

Jul 15, 2020

Indonesian state oil company PT Pertamina expects to produce 170,000-180,000 barrels per day (bpd) at the Rokan block when it takes over in August next year, the chief executive of Pertamina Hulu Energi, Budiman Parhusip, said on Wednesday.The government decided in 2018 that the operation of Rokan…

Aker Solutions Sees Outlook Improving in H2 2020

Jul 15, 2020

Norwegian oil services firm Aker Solutions said on Wednesday the outlook has improved for the second half of the year with oil prices partly recovered from the lows in April and Norway offering tax incentives for the oil industry.Its full-year 2020 revenue…

OPEC Expects Record Rise in Oil Demand in 2021

Jul 14, 2020

Global oil demand will soar by a record 7 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2021 as the global economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic but will remain below 2019 levels, OPEC said in its monthly report.It was the first report in which OPEC assessed oil markets next year…

KPMG Flags Oil Trader ZenRock's Questionable Deals

Jul 14, 2020

ZenRock Commodities Trading Pte Ltd is unlikely to continue its core oil trading businesses in the long term, its court-appointed supervisor KPMG Services said in a report that also raised concerns over transactions by the Singapore-based trader…

Woodside Expects $4.37B Loss after Asset Write-down

Jul 14, 2020

Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd plans to book impairments of $4.37 billion after tax, joining global energy majors that have slashed the value of their assets after a coronavirus-induced slump in oil and gas prices.The bulk of the impairment - $3…

Ex-Unaoil Duo Convicted for Bribery in Iraq

Jul 13, 2020

Two former managers of Monaco-based energy consultancy Unaoil have been convicted in Britain of bribing Iraqi officials to clinch lucrative oil projects as the war-ravaged country tried to boost exports after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003…

Oil Search to Write Off Some PNG Exploration Assets

Jul 13, 2020

Oil Search Ltd said on Monday it plans to write off around $380 million, mostly on some exploration assets and a gas-to-power project in Papua New Guinea, due to the outlook for oil and gas prices and the shut down of a gold mine.The Papua New…

IEA Bumps Up 2020 Oil Demand Forecast

Jul 10, 2020

The International Energy Agency (IEA) bumped up its 2020 oil demand forecast on Friday but warned that the spread of COVID-19 posed a risk to the outlook.The Paris-based IEA raised its forecast to 92.1 million barrels per day (bpd), up 400,000 bpd from its outlook last month…

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