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Saudi Arabia, Russia Reach Deal on Oil Output Cut Extension

Jun 03, 2020

OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC Russia have agreed a preliminary deal to extend existing record oil production cuts by one month while raising pressure on countries with poor compliance to deepen their output cuts, OPEC+ sources told Reuters…

French EDF in Offshore Wind JV in China

Jun 02, 2020

French state-controlled power group EDF said on Tuesday it had agreed a joint venture partnership with China Energy Investment Corporation (CEI) to develop offshore wind farms in China.EDF will take a 37.5% stake in the project company through its subsidiaries EDF Renewables and EDF China…

ONGC Moves 33 Offshore Rigs Ahead of Monsoon Season

Jun 01, 2020

ONGC has moved  33 offshore jack-up rigs to new drilling locations ahead of the adverse weather conditions associated with the Indian monsoon season. According to AqualisBraemar, which assisted with ONGC’s rig moves, said the operation was completed…

Industry Group Calls for 'Key Worker' Status for Offshore Energy Workers

May 29, 2020

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has said that it continues its work to have all offshore energy workers recognized as 'key workers', in order to facilitate the efficient movement of personnel during the Covid-19 pandemic…

China's VLSFO Exports Rose By a Third in April

May 27, 2020

China's low-sulphur marine fuel exports rose by a third in April compared with March to the highest level yet after it waived export taxes for domestic refiners to meet shipping demand, Chinese customs data showed.Chinese refiners began exporting…

Petronas Braces for Severe 2020 Hit. 1Q Profit Down 68%

May 22, 2020

Malaysian state oil firm Petronas posted a 68% slump in first-quarter profit on Friday and said it would cut capital expenditure and operating expenses as it braces for a big hit to its full-year performance due to the coronavirus pandemic.Petronas…

Japan's JXTG to Spend $14B on Low-Carbon Transformation

May 20, 2020

JXTG Holdings Inc, Japan's biggest oil refiner, said on Wednesday it will spend 1.5 trillion yen ($14 billion) for the next three years to drive its transformation into a supplier of low-carbon energy and materials.The planned spending, mapped…

National Oil Companies to Cut Over a Quarter of Exploration Budgets

May 20, 2020

National oil companies (NOCs) globally are estimated to cut exploration budgets by over a quarter on average in 2020, says energy intelligence group Wood Mackenzie.Woodmac said Wednesday its analysis was based on announcements and tracking well plans of 11 top spending NOC explorers…

KrisEnergy's Ang Becomes Permanent CFO

May 19, 2020

Southeast Asia-focused oil company KrisEnergy has appointed Joanne Ang, currently the Group’s interim Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), as a permanent CFO.“The Board has reviewed and considered the qualifications, relevant experience and past performance of Ms…

Brent Hits One-month High, U.S. Oil Tops $32 as Lockdowns Ease

May 18, 2020

Oil prices jumped on Monday, with benchmark Brent hitting a one-month high and U.S. crude topping $30, supported by optimism about the reopening of economies and output cuts by major producers. Brent crude was up $2.32, or 7.1%, at $34.82 a barrel by 1344 GMT…

Saudi Arabia Must Keep Cool and Balance Deep Oil Cuts with Need for Gas

May 15, 2020

Saudi Arabia's sweltering summer may complicate the kingdom's pledge to deepen oil production cuts.Curbing crude output means lower production of associated gas, a byproduct of crude extraction, which Saudi Arabia uses to power air conditioners…

'We Won't Just Weather the Crisis, We'll Come Out Stronger,' SBM Offshore CEO Says

May 14, 2020

SBM Offshore, one of the world's largest FPSO solutions providers, on Wednesday slightly reduced 2020 guidance due to uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the low oil price environment, but the CEO is optimistic the company will not just weather the storm…

Japanese Bank Puts Oil Sands, Arctic Drilling on 'Restricted' List

May 13, 2020

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group said on Wednesday it has put oil sands extraction and drilling for crude oil and gas in the Arctic on its 'restricted transaction' list, potentially a further tightening on financing fossil fuels by Japanese banks…

Bristow, Era Elect Executive Leadership Ahead of Merger Wrap

May 13, 2020

Offshore helicopter service providers Bristow and Era have elected new executive leadership to lead the company once their proposed merger is complete, which is expected to happen next month.The companies said the executive leadership team will…

Wood, NERA Team Up for AI-Powered Subsea Inspections

May 08, 2020

Oil and gas engineering firm Wood has teamed up with National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) to develop and deliver an AI Inspection tool for subsea oil and gas infrastructure.The companies say that the solution has the potential to revolutionize…

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