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Chinese, Malaysian Offshore Oil Vessels in South China Sea Standoff

Apr 17, 2020

A Chinese government survey ship is tagging an exploration vessel operated by Malaysia's state oil company Petronas in disputed waters in the South China Sea, three regional security sources said on Friday.China's Haiyang Dizhi 8 entered waters near Malaysia on Thursday…

UAE's ADNOC Terminates $1.65B Deal with Petrofac

Apr 16, 2020

UAE's national oil company ADNOC has terminated $1.65B worth of contracts with UK oilfield services firm Petrofac.The two contracts were awarded in February, and entailed the delivery by Petrofac of offshore platforms and gas processing facilities for the Dalma Gas Development Project…

Chinese Seismic Vessel Seen Moving Near Malaysia Amid Rising South China Sea Tensions

Apr 16, 2020

A Chinese government survey ship embroiled in a standoff with Vietnamese vessels moved south near Malaysia, shipping data showed Thursday, amid accusations that China is using the pandemic to assert its presence in the South China Sea.The Haiyang Dizhi 8 was spotted off Vietnam this week…

Qatar Starts 80-well Offshore Drilling Campaign at NFE Project

Apr 15, 2020

Qatar Petroleum has kicked off the development drilling campaign for the offshore North Field East project, or NFE previously known as the North Field Expansion Project.The first of 80 North Field East development wells was spudded on March 29…

Energean FPSO Hull Reaches Singapore. Yard Closed Due To COVID-19

Apr 15, 2020

The Mediterranean-focused oil and gas company Energean has said that the hull of its Energean Power FPSO has reached Singapore.The China-built hull is expected to be fitted with the topside modules built in Singapore at the Sembcorp Yard, before setting sail to the Karish offshore field in Israel…

Early Terminations for Borr Drilling Offshore Rigs

Apr 14, 2020

Jack-up drilling contractor Borr Drilling has received early contract terminations for five offshore drilling rigs, and has warned that more terminations might be forthcoming. On the bright side, the company has been awarded letters of award for two premium jack-ups…

Woodside, Reliance Terminate Survey Deals with Shearwater

Apr 14, 2020

Norwegian seismic survey company Shearwater has lost two contracts in the Asia Pacific, joining the likes of Polarcus, SeaBird, EMGS which have all been hit by the recent low oil prices and COVID-19 pandemic situation.Shearwater said Tuesday…

Chinese Seismic Vessel Returns to Waters off Vietnam Amid Virus 'Distraction' Charges

Apr 14, 2020

A Chinese ship embroiled in a standoff with Vietnamese vessels last year has returned to waters near Vietnam as the United States accused China of pushing its presence in the South China Sea while other claimants are pre-occupied with the coronavirus…

SWORD Seafloor Rig Set for Sea Trials

Apr 13, 2020

Royal IHC, a Dutch marine equipment and vessel provider, has said that extensive tests have been completed on a new seabed geotechnical drill designed for offshore wind and oil and gas markets, and the rig will now go on seatrials before hitting the market…

Energean Ups Israeli Offshore Field Size Estimate

Apr 09, 2020

Eastern Mediterranean-focused gas group Energean said on Thursday a report showed its Karish North field contained around a third more gas and oil than it had previously thought.The Karish North field, according to an expert report typically used in the industry…

Pertamina Buys NWS Condensate at 'Deep Discount'

Apr 08, 2020

Indonesia's state oil and gas company PT Pertamina has bought a cargo of Australian North West Shelf (NWS) condensate at a deep discount of $8 a barrel to dated Brent on a cost-and-freight (CFR) basis, three trade sources told Reuters on Wednesday…

KrisEnergy Sells Indonesia Block to BP

Apr 08, 2020

Southeast Asia-focused oil and gas companyKrisEnergy Ltd. an upstream oil and gas company, has sold its 30.0% interest in the Andaman II block offshore Indonesia to BP.KrisEnergy said that the previously proposed disposal of the block in the Malacca Strait was completed on Wednesday…

Iran's South Pars Field Tops 700 MCM/Day Output

Apr 07, 2020

Daily gas production at Iran's South Pars field reached more than 700 million cubic meters (mcm) per day in the last Iranian calendar year, the head of the Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) said on Sunday, according to the official IRNA news agency…

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…

Petrofac Confirms Capex, Jobs, Salaries Cuts

Apr 06, 2020

UK oilfield services provider Petrofac has confirmed it is planning staff reductions and furloughing as part of its action to save cash in response to low oil prices and COVID-19 pandemic.Reuters last week reported that Petrofac was planning to reduce the workforce by 20%…

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