Lantern Global RSS Feed RSS Feed from en Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:35:00 +0100 In House Programming Indonesia sets output target for 2020 amid field start-ups Up to 12 projects are expected to come on stream before the end of the year Production Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:01:23 +0100 Josh Lewis,Amanda Battersby NHST Indonesia: the South-East Asian country is targeting output of 1.9 million boepd by the end of the year Foto: EPA/MAST IRHAM 2020-01-21T05:01:23Z news 2-1-741062 Oil eases as investors shrug off supply concerns Analysts believe potential supply disruptions could be offset by Opec's more than 3 million bpd spare capacity Production Tue, 21 Jan 2020 05:25:04 +0100 Reuters NHST Relaxed: oil eased along with investor concern over supply disruptions on Tuesday Photo: AP/SCANPIX 2020-01-21T04:25:04Z news 2-1-741066 Petronas hires AHTS vessel Local service provider enlisted for 9 million ringgit contract Rigs_and_Vessels Tue, 21 Jan 2020 03:36:48 +0100 Josh Lewis NHST AHTS gig: Perdana will supply a vessel to Petronas Carigali Photo: PERDANA PETROLEUM 2020-01-21T02:36:48Z news 2-1-741050 Bad weather delays Byron in the US Gulf of Mexico Weather forecasts show potential window to move jack-up later this week Field_Development Tue, 21 Jan 2020 02:38:48 +0100 Josh Lewis NHST Gulf of Mexico development: the SM 71 platform Foto: BYRON ENERGY 2020-01-21T01:47:27Z news 2-1-741048 Shell moving forward with Jackdaw UK development expected to come online in 2023 at the earliest Field_Development Tue, 21 Jan 2020 01:53:43 +0100 Rob Watts NHST Shell: the supermajor is moving forward with the Jackdaw development off the UK Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-21T00:53:43Z news 2-1-741043 PTTEP secures Myanmar drilling rig Thai operator secures semisub owned by Japan Drilling for campaign starting this March or April Rigs_and_Vessels Tue, 21 Jan 2020 01:50:47 +0100 Russell Searancke NHST Previous assignment: the semisub Hakuryu-5 working on the Angklung-1 well in Indonesia Photo by John Hepler 2020-01-21T02:28:42Z news 2-1-741045 Russian duo Gazprom and Rosneft win Yamal-Nenets blocks Russia's state-controlled oil and gas giants diversify exploration portfolios in search for new discoveries in core region Exploration Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:18:45 +0100 Vladimir Afanasiev NHST Tight race: Men compete at the Reindeer Herder's Day in Yamal-Nenets region. Oil and gas companies have been in a contest of their own Photo: AP/SCANPIX 2020-01-20T17:18:45Z news 2-1-740966 Industry to boost energy transition investments - DNV GL New research says optimism for growth in the oil and gas industry has weakened Low_Carbon Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:00:10 +0100 Anamaria Deduleasa NHST Outlook towards transition: DNV GL - Oil & Gas chief executive Liv Hovem Photo: MARIE VON KROGH 2020-01-20T17:00:10Z news 2-1-740739 Norway coalition partner in shock exit Energy portfolio shrouded in uncertainty as Progress Party leader throws in towel after over six years in office Politics Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:26:08 +0100 Steve Marshall NHST Exit: Progress Party leader Siv Jensen (right) flanked by Petroleum & Energy Minister Sylvi Listhaug announcing the decision on Monday Photo: NTB/SCANPIX 2020-01-20T15:32:06Z news 2-1-740918 Gas 'should be a part of EU path to carbon neutrality' - Eurogas Investments related to gas could make significant contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, says Eurogas association Field_Development Production Exploration Low_Carbon Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:32:07 +0100 Anamaria Deduleasa NHST Sustainability push: European Union heads of state have agreed targets for the EU to reduce carbon dioxide emissions Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-20T14:32:07Z news 2-1-740567 Eni and Adnoc sign up for carbon capture drive Duo sign MoU for the joint development of CCUS research initiatives to cut emissions at fields Field_Development Environment Low_Carbon Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:12:25 +0100 Anamaria Deduleasa NHST Emissions drive: Eni chief executive Claudio Descalzi Photo: AP/SCANPIX 2020-01-20T14:12:25Z news 2-1-740686 Luiperd-1 wildcat to spud off South Africa in second quarter Total delays follow-up probe to major Brulpadda-1 discovery by one quarter, as partner reveals huge resource potential of Block 11B/12B Exploration Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:03:48 +0100 Iain Esau NHST South Africa bound: Deepsea Stavanger will head for the southern hemisphere after completing operations off Norway Photo: ODFJELL DRILLING 2020-01-20T13:27:42Z news 2-1-740719 Egdon wins more time for UK North Sea gas asset farm-out talks London-listed junior aims to kick off a fresh seismic shoot on gas fields off the UK Field_Development Finance Exploration Mon, 20 Jan 2020 11:24:15 +0100 Anamaria Deduleasa NHST Looking for partners: Mark Abbott, managing director of Egdon Resources Photo: EGDON RESOURCES 2020-01-20T10:24:23Z news 2-1-740448 OPINION: Israeli gas exports to Jordan spark anger Production Politics Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:27:55 +0100 Nassir Shirkhani NHST Israeli gas import ban: Jordan's King Abdullah II (right) Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-20T09:27:55Z news 2-1-740387 ADES wins another Saudi Arabia rig extension Contractor says work to begin upon the expiry of the current contract in February Rigs_and_Vessels Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:23:25 +0100 Anamaria Deduleasa NHST Renewing deal: Ades International chief executive Mohamed Farouk Photo: ADES INTERNATIONAL 2020-01-20T09:23:25Z news 2-1-740366 Equinor takes Eidesvik PSV for long term Viking Energy contracted for firm period of five years by Norwegian operator Rigs_and_Vessels Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:22:00 +0100 Steve Marshall NHST Charter: PSV Viking Energy Photo: EIDESVIK OFFSHORE 2020-01-20T09:22:00Z news 2-1-740422 Bosnia-Herzegovina round gets under way Country offering four blocks prospective for promising regional geology Exploration Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:06:51 +0100 Kathrine Schmidt NHST B-H licence round. Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina London Roadshow at the British Museum with Ministers Nermin Dzindic and Zlatan Vujanovic Photo: FBIH 2020-01-20T10:27:46Z news 2-1-740118 IPC acquires Granite to solidify Canadian position Lundin family-backed player makes third acquisition with deal for light oil assets in southern Alberta Finance Production Mon, 20 Jan 2020 09:51:09 +0100 Steve Marshall NHST Growing in Canadia: IPC takes more assets Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-20T08:51:09Z news 2-1-740364 ‘No energy company unaffected by clean energy transitions’ - IEA Latest report warns around 15% of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions come from the process of getting oil and gas out of the ground and to consumers Field_Development Production Exploration Environment Low_Carbon Mon, 20 Jan 2020 09:27:34 +0100 Anamaria Deduleasa NHST Energy in transition: IEA executive director Fatih Birol Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-20T08:27:58Z news 2-1-740316 Cyprus slams Turkey's new exploration push Nicosia administration says Turkey turning into 'pirate state' over East Med ambitions Exploration Politics Mon, 20 Jan 2020 09:24:16 +0100 Nassir Shirkhani NHST War of words: Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-20T08:24:25Z news 2-1-740287 Philippines state player reveals 2020 war chest Philippines state-owned upstream player exercises pre-emption right to increase Malampaya stake Finance Production Exploration Mon, 20 Jan 2020 09:18:25 +0100 Amanda Battersby NHST Philippines drilling: PNOC EC looking to boost exploration Photo: GAS2GRID 2020-01-20T08:19:10Z news 2-1-740331 Prosafe scraps another flotel Oslo-listed accommodation services player pares back fleet further amid continued lay-ups on market slump Rigs_and_Vessels Mon, 20 Jan 2020 09:12:02 +0100 Steve Marshall NHST Set for scrapping: Safe Bristolia Photo: PROSAFE 2020-01-20T08:14:20Z news 2-1-740332 Aker BP extends Maersk rig contract off Norway Operator to drill at least two wells at Ivar Aasen, with the option for a third Rigs_and_Vessels Low_Carbon Mon, 20 Jan 2020 08:40:52 +0100 Josh Lewis NHST Contract extension: the jack-up Maersk Integrator will continue to work for Aker BP off Norway Foto: MAERSK DRILLING 2020-01-20T07:40:52Z news 2-1-740306 Jordan moves to ban Israeli gas imports Parliament approves draft law but legal hurdles could prevent it coming into force Politics Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:56:03 +0100 Reuters NHST Jordan: the country's parliament has approved a draft law to ban imports of Israeli gas Photo: AP/SCANPIX 2020-01-20T06:56:03Z news 2-1-740275 Prices rise on Libyan shut downs Oil jumps on concerns output from Opec member could drop off dramatically Production Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:50:33 +0100 Reuters NHST Oil price: concerns of a sharp fall in Libyan output sent crude prices higher on Monday Photo: REUTERS/SACNPIX 2020-01-20T05:50:33Z news 2-1-740265 Strike progressing Perth basin development Appraisal campaign to kick off ahead of final investment decision by year end Field_Development Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:35:32 +0100 Josh Lewis NHST Perth basin: Strike made the West Erregulla discovery last year Foto: STRIKE ENERGY 2020-01-20T05:35:32Z news 2-1-740261 Malampaya proposal dead in the water Department of Energy refuses to entertain PXP's request to reconsider integrated gas hub plan for Philippines asset Field_Development Production Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:16:02 +0100 Amanda Battersby NHST Future plans: PXP had high hopes to utilise Shell's Malampaya facilities Photo: Mario Babiera/SHELL 2020-01-20T04:16:02Z news 2-1-740254 Qatar inks deal with Total, Marubeni for $467m solar plant Siraj Energy, a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and QEWC will hold a 60% stake in the 800 MW solar plant, with Marubeni and Total holding balance 40% Low_Carbon Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:10:16 +0100 Nishant Ugal NHST Solar plans: QP chief executive Saad Al Kaabi Foto: EOIN O'CINNEIDE/UPSTREAM 2020-01-20T09:48:48Z news 2-1-740252 Saudi rig builder lands jack-up deals Builds to be subcontracted to joint venture partner Lamprell Rigs_and_Vessels Mon, 20 Jan 2020 04:43:36 +0100 Josh Lewis NHST On order: International Maritime Industries chief Fathi Al Saleem and ARO chief executive Kelly McHenry signing the rig orders Photo: IMI 2020-01-21T03:10:08Z news 2-1-740249 Petronas in Shanghai LNG supply pact Agreement will see Malaysian giant supply about 18 million tonnes of LNG over the life of the deal LNG Mon, 20 Jan 2020 03:54:25 +0100 Josh Lewis NHST Shanghai: Petronas has signed a deal to supply Shenergy with 1.5 million tpa of LNG over 12 years Photo: NTB SCANPIX 2020-01-20T02:55:40Z news 2-1-740243 Trio firm up Perth basin farm-out Exploration well to spud on Cervantes prospect in Western Australia later this year Exploration Mon, 20 Jan 2020 03:34:49 +0100 Josh Lewis NHST WA deal: Metgasco, Vintage and RCMA have firmed up a farm-out agreement in the Perth basin Photo AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-20T02:34:49Z news 2-1-740241 Far secures funds for offshore Senegal development Banks approve underwritten US$300 million senior secured reserve-based lending facility Field_Development Mon, 20 Jan 2020 01:56:45 +0100 Josh Lewis NHST Funded: Far Ltd managing director Cath Norman Foto: JOSH LEWIS 2020-01-20T00:56:45Z news 2-1-740239 Libya's oil flows choked by rebel army Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) declares force majeure on all crude exports Production Sun, 19 Jan 2020 22:27:57 +0100 Nassir Shirkhani NHST Libya ports: The entrance to the oil terminal of Zueitina Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-19T21:54:29Z news 2-1-740226 Oil steadies on falling US-China trade deal optimism China's sluggish economy worries offset by country's growing demand Production Sat, 18 Jan 2020 00:39:42 +0100 Reuters NHST Oil price: Brent fell 0.2%, while WTI lost 0.8% for the week Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-17T23:39:42Z news 2-1-740134 Natural gas production rises in North Dakota State regulator anticipates flat oil and gas production in coming months Production Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:51:53 +0100 Julia Martinez NHST Natural gas: output in the state of North Dakota rose to 3.13 billion cubic feet per day Foto: ROBYN BECK 2020-01-17T23:20:22Z news 2-1-740112 California sues US over fracking decision Shale Environment Politics Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:19:23 +0100 Caroline Evans NHST Prosecution: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, foreground, with Governor Gavin Newsom AP/SCANPIX 2020-01-17T21:19:23Z news 2-1-740119 Salym to buy Russian block Deal is set to provide the venture with potential resources to continue business in Russia Field_Development Exploration Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:20:37 +0100 Vladimir Afanasiev NHST Development: Salym Petroleum oil processing and storage facilities in Khanty-Mansiysk Foto: Salym Petroleum Development 2020-01-17T19:20:56Z news 2-1-740106 US drillers add 15 rigs Permian, Eagle Ford plays both added rigs last week Production Fri, 17 Jan 2020 19:23:40 +0100 Julia Martinez NHST Rig count: Overall US count grew to 796 Foto: MLADEN ANTONOV 2020-01-17T18:23:40Z news 2-1-740100 Fairfield wraps Permian shoot Survey focuses on Central Basin Platform in prolific Permian basin Shale Exploration Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:43:26 +0100 Caroline Evans NHST Permian: Fairfield acquires more coverage in prolific basin 2020-01-17T17:43:26Z news 2-1-740096 PTT plans LNG and pipe boost Almost $7 billion earmarked by Thai state player for five-year investment plans LNG Finance Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:27:55 +0100 Amanda Battersby NHST Plans: PTT aims to spend $6.7 billion over the next five years Photo: JOSH LEWIS/UPSTREAM 2020-01-20T15:22:15Z news 2-1-739865 Egdon lands Wressle UK oilfield consent after long battle London-listed junior says work due to start on detailed planning for development works Field_Development Production Exploration Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:11:22 +0100 Anamaria Deduleasa NHST Green light: for Egdon Resources managing director Mark Abbott Photo: EGDON RESOURCES 2020-01-17T17:11:22Z news 2-1-740079 Oil steadies as Chinese economy offsets trade optimism Oil supported by US-China trade deal, falling inventories Production Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:07:39 +0100 Reuters NHST Oil price: Brent crude futures rose 9 cents to $64.71 a barrel by 1619 GMT Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-17T17:07:39Z news 2-1-740075 Players count the cost of Brazil decommissioning ANP approval gives Petrobras and new partner Petronas crucial clarity on Tartaruga Verde and Espadarte 3 fields Field_Development Finance Production Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:54:41 +0100 Fabio Palmigiani NHST Decommissioning costs: the Cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes FPSO is producing from the Tartaruga Verde field in the Campos basin off Brazil Photo: COSCO 2020-01-20T16:33:02Z news 2-1-740061 Freeport LNG starts commercial service Milestone launches 20-year tolling agreement with BP LNG Finance Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:36:32 +0100 Caroline Evans NHST Start-up: Freeport LNG on track Foto: FREEPORT LNG 2020-01-17T18:07:23Z news 2-1-740067 Cepsa and Masdar in Iberian renewables joint venture Duo will focus on developing wind and solar projects in Spain and Portugal Production Environment Low_Carbon Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:32:36 +0100 Amanda Battersby NHST Existing capacity: wind turbines in Spain Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-17T16:32:36Z news 2-1-739972 Iran's Khamenei dashes hope for easing conflict with US Khamenei sends tough-talking hint of 'widening hostilities' - which could trigger fresh UN sanctions Politics Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:31:19 +0100 Nassir Shirkhani NHST Rallying call: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-17T16:47:16Z news 2-1-739968 Petrobras to resume drilling in Barreirinhas basin Brazil's state-controlled player to go back to remote frontier play after delays with environmental permitting issues. Rigs_and_Vessels Exploration Environment Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:39:49 +0100 Fabio Palmigiani NHST Fresh campaign: the Ocyan drillship ODN II will be used by Petrobras to drill two wells in the Barreirinhas basin Photo: OCYAN 2020-01-17T14:42:26Z news 2-1-739853 Nord Stream 2 'considers options' to complete gas export line Operator may yet overcome restrictions imposed on gas pipeline scheme by US sanctions Field_Development Production Politics Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:24:20 +0100 Vladimir Afanasiev NHST Considering options: operator mulls completion options for Nord Stream 2 pipeline Photo: AP/SCANPIX 2020-01-17T13:24:20Z news 2-1-739818 Chinese oil giant plans offshore wind expansion CNOOC Ltd sets capex target as first turbines are installed at project marking return to sector Low_Carbon Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:16:49 +0100 Yuki Yu in Beijing NHST Eyes on offshore wind: CNOOC Photo: AFP 2020-01-17T13:16:49Z news 2-1-739879 Romania wants ExxonMobil’s Black Sea interest for state President Klaus Iohannis says he wants Romgaz to acquire Neptun Deep project interest Field_Development Finance Production Exploration Politics Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:54:29 +0100 Anamaria Deduleasa NHST 'We want a say': Romanian President Klaus Iohannis Photo: AP/SCANPIX 2020-01-17T16:35:28Z news 2-1-739659 Change of guard at Chinese giants Sinopec and CNPC Dai Houliang switches roles at state players, while Zhang Yuzhuo is promoted Politics Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:32:10 +0100 Xu Yihe NHST New CNPC chairman: Dai Houliang Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-17T12:42:51Z news 2-1-739757 Schlumberger reviews North America business amid $10bn loss Oilfield services giant keeps revenues flat year-on-year but takes hit from pretax charges driven by market conditions Rigs_and_Vessels Finance Shale Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:27:11 +0100 Anamaria Deduleasa NHST Loss for 2019: says Olivier Le Peuch, Schlumberger chief executive Photo: SCHLUMBERGER 2020-01-17T13:52:46Z news 2-1-739804 RockRose deposed as Brae operator by Taqa Court rules that UK independent must hand over control of field to partner Production Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:47:08 +0100 Rob Watts NHST New operator: at the Brae field Photo: MARATHON 2020-01-17T16:08:59Z news 2-1-739768 Premier wins court ruling to move ahead on creditor vote UK independent can move forward with plans to delay debt payments and buy North Sea assets Finance Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:40:53 +0100 Rob Watts NHST Premier Oil chief executive Tony Durrant Photo: PREMIER OIL 2020-01-17T12:44:27Z news 2-1-739587 Agogo fast-tracked to first oil off Angola Block 15/06 find brought online just nine months after discovery, with plans in hand to fully exploit 650-million barrels of oil. Field_Development Fri, 17 Jan 2020 11:44:28 +0100 Iain Esau NHST Hub: The N'Goma FPSO (shown here at the Paenal yard in Angola), is hosting production from the Agogo field in Block 15/064. Photo: SBM OFFSHORE 2020-01-17T10:48:16Z news 2-1-739682 Oil steady on sluggish Chinese economic growth IEA forecast that supply will exceed demand in 2020 also weighs on prices Production Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:34:04 +0100 Reuters NHST Steady: prices moved little over concerns for sluggish Chinese economic growth despite the recent trade deal with the US Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX/ 2020-01-17T07:27:12Z news 2-1-739462 Clough has the EPC edge at Waitsia Australian contractor says it is working with JV on finalising stage two design Field_Development Fri, 17 Jan 2020 06:39:07 +0100 Russell Searancke 2020-01-17T09:26:34Z news 2-1-739454 Indonesian oilfield sees output rise to record high Output continuing to climb for Bass Oil following the completion of Bunian-5 Production Fri, 17 Jan 2020 02:38:19 +0100 Josh Lewis NHST Indonesia: Bass has seen output rise to a record high for the second month in a row Photo: AP/SCANPIX 2020-01-17T01:38:31Z news 2-1-739443 SapuraOMV prepares for its Aussie debut Shallow-water Eagle prospect has the potential to contain up to 1 Tcf of gas Exploration Fri, 17 Jan 2020 01:10:23 +0100 Russell Searancke NHST Location: the Eagle prospect off Western Australia and nearby fields and facilities Foto: FINDER ENERGY 2020-01-17T00:10:23Z news 2-1-739439 Trans Mountain handed Supreme Court win Supreme Court rules provincial government overstepped authority Production Environment Politics Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:40:05 +0100 Caroline Evans NHST Pipes: Canada's Trans Mountain expansion handed Supreme Court win Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-16T23:42:48Z news 2-1-739431 Royal College of GP's cancels Oil & Gas UK event amid climate fears Plug is pulled on trade body's annual exploration conference due to be held at central London venue Low_Carbon Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:36:37 +0100 Rob Watts NHST OGUK chief executive Deirdre Michie Photo: ABERMEDIA 2020-01-17T08:13:48Z news 2-1-739434 TechnipFMC says split timeline on track Technip Energies to host capital markets day in Paris before deal wraps up Finance Thu, 16 Jan 2020 23:57:15 +0100 Kathrine Schmidt NHST TechnipFMC: Proceeding with company split Photo: EOIN O'CINNEIDE/UPSTREAM 2020-01-16T22:58:02Z news 2-1-739429 Oil ends higher on trade deal progress US-China trade deal Phase 1 signed Wednesday, and USMCA deal signed Thursday helped prop up prices Production Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:35:11 +0100 Reuters NHST Oil price: Brent settled up 62 cents, or 1%, to $64.62 a barrel Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-16T21:35:11Z news 2-1-739417 Study: Oil majors 'live beyond their means' Companies may push to sell underperforming assets as a way to raise cash, study says Finance Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:01:55 +0100 Julia Martinez NHST Dividends: ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, Total and Anglo-Dutch Shell have collectively paid out $536 billion in dividends and share buybacks since 2010 Foto: AFP/Scanpix/ 2020-01-17T16:20:15Z news 2-1-739411 US Senate passes USMCA Deal is long-awaited successor to trilateral Nafta deal that took effect in 1994 Politics Thu, 16 Jan 2020 21:19:46 +0100 Kathrine Schmidt NHST USMCA deal: Approved by the US Senate Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-16T20:19:46Z news 2-1-739400 US clears pair of LNG units for service Regulator approves Elba Island, Freeport LNG for commercial operations LNG Thu, 16 Jan 2020 20:30:03 +0100 Caroline Evans NHST Green light: commercial start-up a go at Freeport and Elba Island LNG site Foto: / 2020-01-16T19:30:03Z news 2-1-739386 Wyoming natural gas production falls in October State currently has 25 rigs running as of this week, down three from December Production Thu, 16 Jan 2020 20:10:15 +0100 Julia Martinez NHST Crude: oil production in the state of Wyoming grew by 9% year-over-year Foto: RICK WILKING 2020-01-16T19:10:15Z news 2-1-739382 OPINION: New Russian prime minister vows to focus on social issues Politics Thu, 16 Jan 2020 19:07:49 +0100 Vladimir Afanasiev NHST Approved: Former tax service chief Mikhail Mishustin is Russia's new prime minister Photo: State Duma/AP 2020-01-17T07:35:41Z news 2-1-739123 Total, Eni and Sonangol awarded Namibe basin blocks off Angola ANPG awards trio of blocks with BP and Equinor as partners, with remaining stakes up for negotiation Exploration Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:15:51 +0100 Iain Esau NHST Awards: Angola details winners in latest licensing round. Photo: AFP 2020-01-16T17:21:16Z news 2-1-739360 Venezuela targets production boost with cryptocurrency sales President Nicolas Maduro reckons Venezuela's oil output will double to 2 million barrels per day in 2020 Finance Production Politics Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:55:17 +0100 Anamaria Deduleasa NHST Ambitious plans: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro Photo: CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS 2020-01-16T16:55:17Z news 2-1-739274 Shell spuds first Mexico well Anglo-Dutch supermajor kicks off drilling at Chibu-1EXP well in the frontier ultra-deep Campeche basin area Exploration Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:09:16 +0100 Kathrine Schmidt NHST Transocean: Drillship Deepwater Thalassa Photo: TRANSOCEAN 2020-01-16T16:09:16Z news 2-1-739305 Petronas Carigali facing winding up petition Local contractor Barakah Offshore Petroleum files statutory claim, giving Malaysia's national upstream company three weeks to pay up Field_Development Finance Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:42:10 +0100 Amanda Battersby NHST Petronas' facilities: Barakah had been working on its offshore assets Photo: PETRONAS 2020-01-16T14:42:10Z news 2-1-739236 Philippines President Duterte appoints new boss of state player Rozzano Briguez to helm national upstream company, replacing Pedro Aquino Jr who was axed for 'idiotic' contract Finance Exploration Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:24:39 +0100 Amanda Battersby NHST Not consulted: Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso Cusi Photo: REUTERS/ROMEO RANOCO 2020-01-16T14:24:39Z news 2-1-739168 Petrobras eyes Espirito Santo exit Brazilian oil giant markets four deep-water fields in fresh bid to offload non-core developments Field_Development Finance Production Exploration Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:18:18 +0100 Fabio Palmigiani NHST New divestment: the Saipem-owned Cidade de Vitoria FPSO is operating at the Golfinho field Photo: PETROBRAS 2020-01-16T14:27:11Z news 2-1-739097 Equinor gains nod for Atlantis well off Norway Safety clearance for pilot hole to be drilled near shut-down Huldra field Rigs_and_Vessels Exploration Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:10:26 +0100 Steve Marshall NHST Ready to drill: West Hercules rig worker Photo: SICCAR POINT ENERGY/ROSS JOHNSTON/NEWSLINE MEDIA 2020-01-16T14:15:41Z news 2-1-739124 Oil market faces period of geopolitical turmoil, again: IEA Recent tension in the Middle East adds uncertainty to outlook, but for now, risks have receded Finance Production Politics Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:00:48 +0100 Anamaria Deduleasa NHST Iraq is a potentially vulnerable supplier: warns Fatih Birol, IEA executive director Photo: TOLGA SEZGIN/UPSTREAM 2020-01-16T12:00:48Z news 2-1-738922 China boosts oil and gas imports via Myanmar Production Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:37:18 +0100 Amanda Battersby NHST Before industrialisation: a beach in Rakhine state Photo: AP/SCANPIX 2020-01-16T13:01:05Z news 2-1-737919 Modec makes move on Carcara-2 floater work China's DSIC chosen for role on second FPSO destined for Equinor's Brazil project Field_Development Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:39:08 +0100 Xu Yihe,Fabio Palmigiani NHST Leading role: DSIC Offshore in Dalian is working on Carcara-2 Photo: DSIC OFFSHORE 2020-01-16T12:58:41Z news 2-1-738945 Extinction Rebellion blockades Shell offices in Aberdeen Campaign group targets supermajor's North Sea regional offices as part of two-week period of action Environment Low_Carbon Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:33:55 +0100 Rob Watts NHST Course of action: Extinction Rebellion campaigners are blockading entrances to Shell's offices in Aberdeen Photo: XR 2020-01-16T14:03:10Z news 2-1-738917 Oil falls amid US-China talks Rising US product inventories and slow progess in trade talks undermine crude markets Production Politics Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:26:45 +0100 Nassir Shirkhani NHST Tariffs talk: US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-16T10:26:45Z news 2-1-738536 Israel, Egypt make history Production Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:26:03 +0100 Nassir Shirkhani 2020-01-16T10:26:03Z news 2-1-738509 Petrofac lands substations job for UK offshore wind farm Developer SSE awards contractor turnkey deal for onshore and offshore units for giant 1.1GW Seagreen project Low_Carbon Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:27:42 +0100 Darius Snieckus in London NHST UK wind farm work: for Petrofac (pictured: Burbo Bank offshore wind farm in UK) Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-16T09:27:42Z news 2-1-738755 Genel eyes deal for Iraqi Kurdistan field project Anglo-Turkish operator in 'understanding' with local government on commercial terms to turn wheels on stalled Bina Bawi scheme Field_Development Thu, 16 Jan 2020 09:57:38 +0100 Steve Marshall NHST Iraqi Kurdistan plan: in the works for Genel Energy Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-16T16:02:24Z news 2-1-738762 OGA eyes levy increase and review of key UK North Sea strategy Regulator to launch consultation in spring as it seeks to 'fully embed' UK's net zero carbon ambitions into its work Low_Carbon Thu, 16 Jan 2020 09:30:14 +0100 Rob Watts NHST Strategy review: the OGA Photo: OGA 2020-01-16T08:55:06Z news 2-1-738717 UK contractor Wood anticipates full-year growth Strong second half to the year expected to provide a lift to underlying earnings Finance Thu, 16 Jan 2020 09:02:30 +0100 Josh Lewis NHST Trading update: Wood chief executive Robin Watson Photo: WOOD 2020-01-16T11:49:25Z news 2-1-738711 Energy import target 'difficult' under US-China trade pact: WoodMac Target of a $52.4bn increase in US energy imports to China could be difficult with tariffs remaining on LNG and oil LNG Thu, 16 Jan 2020 07:04:25 +0100 Josh Lewis NHST Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and US President Donald Trump shake hands after signing Phase 1 of the US-China trade agreement during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-16T06:57:27Z news 2-1-738664 Trio cheer Queensland find Onshore discovery confirmed in Surat basin exploration well Exploration Thu, 16 Jan 2020 04:49:45 +0100 Josh Lewis NHST Celebrations for trio: Vintage Energy, Metgasco and Bridgeport Energy have made a gas discovery in Queensland, Australia Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-16T06:57:54Z news 2-1-738650 Otway find is high in carbon dioxide Analysis of samples finds recent onshore discovery to have 'very high' CO2 content Exploration Thu, 16 Jan 2020 04:03:31 +0100 Josh Lewis NHST Unexpected: analysis of gas samples has found the recent Nangwarry-1 discovery to be high in carbon dioxide Foto: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-16T06:58:35Z news 2-1-738643 Trio of Shell and Woodside offshore Myanmar blocks expire Supermajor and Australian independent were operators of three exploration tracts that have expired Exploration Thu, 16 Jan 2020 02:37:15 +0100 Russell Searancke NHST Myanmar acreage: a view of Woodside's position in Myanmar 2020-01-16T13:02:39Z news 2-1-738637 Woodside stalled at Browse as it waits on toll agreement Operator reveals West Australian offshore gas project still yet to enter front-end engineering and design Field_Development Thu, 16 Jan 2020 02:33:22 +0100 Josh Lewis NHST Waiting: Woodside chief executive Peter Coleman Photo: JOSH LEWIS/UPSTREAM 2020-01-17T09:22:46Z news 2-1-738636 OGA warns North Sea industry 'adapt now or no second chance' Regulator's chairman Tim Eggar says sector is collectively not doing enough to show it can be part of the solution to climate change Low_Carbon Thu, 16 Jan 2020 01:14:45 +0100 Rob Watts NHST Stark warnings: OGA chairman Tim Eggar Photo: OGA 2020-01-16T03:53:16Z news 2-1-738593 Chief Brazil regulator to step down Decio Oddone reveals plans to step back before end of planned term in December 2020 Politics Thu, 16 Jan 2020 01:00:10 +0100 Kathrine Schmidt NHST ANP: Director-general Decio Oddone Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-16T00:14:18Z news 2-1-738632 EQT hit by Moody's downgrade after writedown Credit rating only one grade above junk bond status Finance Wed, 15 Jan 2020 23:18:33 +0100 Julia Martinez NHST EQT: downgraded by Moody's following impairment charge Photo: EQT 2020-01-15T22:41:24Z news 2-1-738626 Encana shareholders approve name change, US move About 90% of securityholders voted in favour of move to US headquarters, new moniker Shale Wed, 15 Jan 2020 22:02:00 +0100 Kathrine Schmidt NHST Encana: Set to change name and headquarters Photo: ENCANA 2020-01-15T22:20:45Z news 2-1-738607 Oil down slightly after US-China trade deal As part of Phase 1 trade agreement, China will purchase $18.5 billion more in US energy products in first year Production Wed, 15 Jan 2020 21:50:31 +0100 Reuters NHST Oil price: Brent futures lost 49 cents, or 0.8%, to settle at $64 a barrel Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T20:50:31Z news 2-1-738612 Samsung wins rig case Drilling contractor expressed disappointment over decision, will investigate appeal options Rigs_and_Vessels Finance Wed, 15 Jan 2020 21:27:18 +0100 Kathrine Schmidt NHST In the spotlight: the drillship Pacific Zonda, pictured during construction at Samsung Heavy Industries Photo: PACIFIC DRILLING 2020-01-16T14:05:46Z news 2-1-738586 Suncor ordered to improve FPSO fall safety Regulators order better protection systems aboard Newfoundland FPSO Field_Development Rigs_and_Vessels Production Safety Wed, 15 Jan 2020 20:48:18 +0100 Caroline Evans NHST Fall safety: Terra Nova FPSO Foto: PETROCANADA 2020-01-15T20:11:08Z news 2-1-738589 Greens sue US over California fracking plan Environmental coalition accuses officials of violating federal law Shale Environment Politics Wed, 15 Jan 2020 19:28:30 +0100 Caroline Evans NHST Lawsuit: Greens accused Bernhardt, BLM of NEPA violations Foto: Zach Gibson 2020-01-15T18:28:30Z news 2-1-738555 Saipem acquitted on Algeria appeal Italian oil-services company sees higher court reverse prior ruling Finance Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:51:05 +0100 Kathrine Schmidt NHST Saipem case: Company says it was acquitted of charges by appeals court Photo: WESTCON 2020-01-15T18:13:07Z news 2-1-738552 Tullow braces for $1.5bn hit Impairments and exploration write downs hit UK-based player as chief executive hunt goes on amid company simplification Field_Development Finance Production Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:17:50 +0100 Iain Esau NHST Impairments bite: Tullow Oil's executive chair Dorothy Thompson Photo: TULLOW OIL 2020-01-20T08:59:22Z news 2-1-738437 BlackRock pulls back on fossil fuel investments World's largest investment firm unveils new initiatives to address climate change Finance Environment Low_Carbon Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:17:46 +0100 Caroline Evans NHST New direction: BlackRock chief executive Larry Fink Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T17:17:46Z news 2-1-737789 Bomesc in Fast4Ward FPSO deal with SBM Offshore Rigs_and_Vessels Production Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:17:19 +0100 Xu Yihe NHST Topsides job: for Bomesc Offshore Engineering from SBM Photo: BOMESC 2020-01-15T17:17:19Z news 2-1-738280 Apache sizes up Suriname Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:17:12 +0100 Gareth Chetwynd NHST National pride: Surinamese students form the national flag at the Independence Square in Paramaribo, Suriname Photo: EDWARD TROON/AP 2020-01-15T17:17:12Z news 2-1-738494 Fresh licence round opens Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:17:09 +0100 Nishant Ugal 2020-01-15T17:17:09Z news 2-1-738446 Freeport LNG seeks Train 2 clearance LNG Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:17:05 +0100 Caroline Evans NHST Progress: At Freeport LNG Photo: FREEPORT LNG 2020-01-15T17:17:05Z news 2-1-737795 ExxonMobil in at Vaca Muerta Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:17:02 +0100 Julia Martinez 2020-01-15T17:17:02Z news 2-1-737794 Adnoc fires the starting gun at Upper Zakum State-owned company puts engineering, procurement and construction work on the table for expansion of the giant Upper Zakum project Field_Development Production Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:16:59 +0100 Nishant Ugal NHST On the up: ADNOC is expanding output on the Zakum field off Abu Dhabi Photo: Amec Foster Wheeler 2020-01-16T10:47:59Z news 2-1-737049 Up to six players in battle for UZ-1000 consultancy contract UZ-1000 project aims to ramp up oil production from the offshore field to 1 million barrels per day by 2024 Field_Development Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:16:55 +0100 Nishant Ugal NHST Business: Adnoc's headquarters in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Photo: Christopher Pike 2020-01-16T10:48:20Z news 2-1-737045 Putin proposes sweeping changes as Russian government quits Russian government decision to step down seen as an orchestrated move to concentrate power in president's hands after his current presidency ends Politics Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:04:58 +0100 Vladimir Afanasiev NHST Power play: Russian President Vladimir Putin Photo: AP/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T20:30:44Z news 2-1-738470 Israel makes history by supplying Egypt with gas Israel has started piping natural gas to neighbouring Egypt in a deal expected to bolster relations with the Arab country. LNG Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:01:29 +0100 Nassir Shirkhani NHST Gas giant: Leviathan (whose platform is shown here off Kibbutz Nahsholim in Israel) began supplying gas to Egypt this week Photo: REUTERS 2020-01-15T17:01:29Z news 2-1-738493 Sparrows swoops on Tengiz deal in Kazakhstan UK services player hired by Chevron-led joint venture for specialist services at giant field Field_Development Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:51:21 +0100 Kama Mustafayeva NHST Tengiz field: deal for Sparrows Photo: CHEVRON 2020-01-15T16:51:21Z news 2-1-738539 Modec makes move on Carcara-2 floater work China's DSIC chosen for role on second FPSO destined for Equinor's Brazil project Field_Development Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:45:19 +0100 Xu Yihe,Fabio Palmigiani 2020-01-16T10:34:58Z news 2-1-736415 Equinor puts Pao de Acucar next in line Norwegian company plans to have the pre-salt discovery on stream later this decade following on from Carcara-1 FPSO Field_Development Finance Production Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:45:08 +0100 Fabio Palmigiani NHST Making progress: Equinor's Brazil president Margareth Ovrum Photo: EQUINOR 2020-01-16T12:59:40Z news 2-1-738284 ANP lifts Pargo safety ban Field_Development Production Safety Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:44:51 +0100 Gareth Chetwynd NHST Pargo a go: ANP director general Decio Oddone Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T16:44:51Z news 2-1-737712 Two die in Brazil incidents Field_Development Production Safety Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:44:37 +0100 Fabio Palmigiani NHST Offshore incident: the Boskalis semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Vanguard also transported the P-67 FPSO from China to Brazil Photo BOSKALIS 2020-01-15T16:44:37Z news 2-1-737601 BP spuds Azerbaijan wildcat Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:41:46 +0100 Kama Mustafayeva NHST Drilling ahead: BP regional head for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey Gary Jones Photo: KAMA MUSTAFAYEVA 2020-01-15T16:41:46Z news 2-1-738466 Bridge eyes subsea switch at Galapagos UK junior switches thinking at Galapagos project as it drops FPSO in favour tie-back with better economics Field_Development Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:41:43 +0100 Rob Watts NHST New thinking: Bridge Petroleum managing director David Williams Photo: BRIDGE PETROLEUM 2020-01-20T08:12:40Z news 2-1-738262 Danes are confident on start-up Danish authorities have expressed confidence in the contracting arrangements for the Total-operated project that is crucial to domestic gas supply Production Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:41:40 +0100 Rob Watts NHST Supply security: the existing Tyra natural gas platforms Photo: TOTAL 2020-01-17T12:35:04Z news 2-1-738148 Total insists $3 billion Tyra remains on track Troubled US contractor McDermott farms out portion of fabrication work for Danish project to Sembmarine Field_Development Production Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:41:35 +0100 Rob Watts,Nishant Ugal,Amanda Battersby,Xu Yihe NHST On schedule: Total said this week that it expects first gas at Tyra by July 2022 — on time and within budget Photo: TOTAL 2020-01-16T10:48:59Z news 2-1-738016 New Trump threat can break up Iraq Withdrawal of US-based funds could have serious consequences for fragile country Politics Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:29:14 +0100 Nassir Shirkhani NHST Making waves: US President Donald Trump's threat to cut off US funds for Iraq could have a severe affect on the Middle East country's stability Photo: REUTERS/SCNAPIX 2020-01-15T16:29:14Z news 2-1-737927 Making US great - but at what cost? Politics Low_Carbon Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:29:11 +0100 Editorial NHST Decisions: US President Donald Trump Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T16:29:11Z news 2-1-736966 Russia sweeps into Africa's oil and gas scene Politics Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:29:03 +0100 Barry Morgan NHST Open for business: Equatorial Guinea's Minister for Mines, Industry & Energy Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T16:29:03Z news 2-1-738062 Bolivia's moment of truth Politics Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:28:51 +0100 Gareth Chetwynd NHST Bolivian elections: Deputy Senate speaker Jeanine Anez raises the book of gospels after proclaiming herself the country's interim president on November 12, 2019 Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T16:28:51Z news 2-1-736010 Jansz-Io platform contest looms for Asian quartet South Korean and Singaporean yards set to battle for gas compression platform contract for Chevron project off Western Australia Field_Development Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:23:00 +0100 Russell Searancke NHST On the drawing board: a rendering of the proposed Jansz-Io subsea compression system and power and controls floater Image: AKER SOLUTIONS 2020-01-16T08:52:06Z news 2-1-737928 US set for record gas output Production Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:22:56 +0100 Julia Martinez NHST Gas output: set for record in US Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T16:22:56Z news 2-1-737793 Report sees tough times ahead for industry in US Finance Shale Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:19:34 +0100 Caroline Evans NHST Midcontinent: expectations lower for coming months Photo: DEVON ENERGY 2020-01-15T16:19:34Z news 2-1-737029 Varde proposes taking pure-play Lilis private Finance Shale Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:19:29 +0100 Caroline Evans NHST Permian: pure-play Lilis considers shareholder offer Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T16:19:29Z news 2-1-737027 BP extends Aspy lease UK supermajor pays up to hold on to licence where it drilled unsuccessful probe Field_Development Exploration Environment Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:14:57 +0100 Caroline Evans NHST Probe: Semisub West Aquarius drilled Aspy wildcat 2020-01-15T17:02:09Z news 2-1-738502 Emissions focus on facilities LNG Environment Low_Carbon Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:06:15 +0100 Caroline Evans NHST Major project: Cheniere's Sabine Pass LNG scheme in Louisiana Photo: AP/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T16:06:15Z news 2-1-737797 Shell gives more time for Crux topsides contenders Contractors win breathing space to compile offers for facilities at gas platform off Western Australia Field_Development LNG Safety Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:06:10 +0100 Russell Searancke,Nishant Ugal,Amanda Battersby NHST Prelude: the Crux platform will provide backfill gas for the Shell floating LNG project Photo: SHELL 2020-01-17T05:27:55Z news 2-1-737075 Texas export project developers push back on civic group critics Annova, Texas LNG seek rejection of Sierra Club request for permit rehearings LNG Environment Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:06:04 +0100 Caroline Evans NHST Countermove: Texas LNG development in Brownsville Image: TEXAS LNG 2020-01-15T16:06:04Z news 2-1-735513 Iran rejects deal proposal Politics Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:26:09 +0100 Nassir Shirkhani NHST Deal not dead: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Photo: AP/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T15:26:09Z news 2-1-738227 Germany steps in as Libya peace talks stall General Haftar leaves Moscow talks with ceasefire deal unsigned - and Merkel bids to break the deadlock Politics Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:26:06 +0100 Nassir Shirkhani NHST Deadlock: Commander of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov before the fruitless talks in Moscow Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T15:26:06Z news 2-1-738021 Trump moves to gut landmark environmental law Efforts to undermine 50-year-old NEPA bound to face legal challenges Environment Politics Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:26:02 +0100 Caroline Evans NHST Rollback: US President Donald Trump speaks at the White House last week as the administration announces sweeping changes to NEPA Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T15:26:02Z news 2-1-737019 Kuwait floats tender for stalled Jurassic project State-owned giant KOC also expected to invite bids for surface facilities at gas expansion scheme Field_Development Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:57:36 +0100 Nishant Ugal NHST Jurassic era: Kuwait is moving ahead with its gas expansion project after shelving it in 2017 Photo: AP/SCANPIX 2020-01-16T08:49:41Z news 2-1-734718 Eni starts platform tender for Libya platform Bid process begins as EniProgetti-Taknia venture eyes front-end contract for Structures A&E scheme Field_Development Production Politics Low_Carbon Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:56:19 +0100 Iain Esau NHST Overview: Eni chief executive Claudio Descalzi Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-17T16:45:01Z news 2-1-736184 BHP pores over offers for Trion semisub study deal off Mexico Up to three contenders to be selected by end of February for design competition Field_Development Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:56:15 +0100 Kathrine Schmidt NHST Pioneering: BHP's Geraldine Slattery said Trion, Mexico's first semisub, will be one of the deepest facilities in the world Photo: BHP 2020-01-16T16:10:22Z news 2-1-737787 Pemex drilling questions Rigs_and_Vessels Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:56:10 +0100 Kathrine Schmidt NHST In Demand: the semisub Delba III is set for drilling off Mexico Photo: OCYAN 2020-01-15T14:56:10Z news 2-1-737790 Chile raps Enap on Tierra del Fuego fracking charges Shale Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:56:07 +0100 Kathrine Schmidt NHST Company asset: an Enap facility in Chile Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T14:56:07Z news 2-1-737792 Russian output inches up Production Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:54:45 +0100 Vladimir Afanasiev 2020-01-15T14:54:45Z news 2-1-735339 Norway looking to new fields for output record Country on course for new production high but NPD downgrades south-east Barents Sea resources estimate Field_Development Production Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:54:40 +0100 Steve Marshall NHST Production boost: NPD director general Ingrid Solvberg Photo: NPD 2020-01-15T14:54:40Z news 2-1-735364 Lebanon extends bid round deadline Companies given more time to prepare bids for five offshore blocks Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:54:34 +0100 Nassir Shirkhani NHST Deadline extension: Nada Boustani Khoury, Lebanon's Minister of Energy & Water Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T14:54:34Z news 2-1-737333 Project sanction agreed for Sangomar scheme Partners sign final investment decision, but Far dispute with Woodside unresolved Field_Development Rigs_and_Vessels Production Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:53:47 +0100 Barry Morgan NHST Project plans: Woodside chief executive Peter Coleman Photo: APPEA/RAY CASH 2020-01-16T15:10:26Z news 2-1-736879 Petrosen funding go-ahead Dakar secures project funding as licence round looms Field_Development Politics Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:53:45 +0100 Barry Morgan NHST Funding: Senegal's President Macky Sall in talks Photo: REUTERS 2020-01-15T14:53:45Z news 2-1-737490 Norway exploration results 'below expectation' Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:52:53 +0100 Ole Ketil Helgesen NHST Structure: Explocrowd founder and head Sidsel Lindso Photo: EXPLOCROWD 2020-01-16T10:53:11Z news 2-1-736190 Why small is beautiful Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:52:50 +0100 Ole Ketil Helgesen 2020-01-16T10:53:34Z news 2-1-736193 Norway spearheads drive to break output records Plan to spud 50 wells this year to maintain high production and stave off decline Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:52:44 +0100 Ole Ketil Helgesen NHST Realising resource: Norway's high production forecast is due in part to the second phase of the giant Johan Sverdrup development Photo: TOMMY ELLINGSEN/DN 2020-01-18T13:27:31Z news 2-1-736194 Homing in on a hotspot Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:52:41 +0100 Ole Ketil Helgesen NHST Potential: NPD director Ingrid Solvberg Photo: NPD 2020-01-16T10:55:16Z news 2-1-736188 Roundup of Norway's wells on the watchlist Top prospects from the North Sea to the Barents border with Russia Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:52:38 +0100 Ole Ketil Helgesen NHST Interest: Norway's Petroleum Directorate exploration director Torgeir Stordal Photo: NPD 2020-01-15T14:52:38Z news 2-1-736189 Pemex flags progress in drive to cut fuel thefts Mexican state player says volumes stolen dropped by 91% but reliability of data questioned Finance Production Politics Safety Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:51:12 +0100 Kathrine Schmidt NHST Progress: Pemex director general Octavio Romero Oropeza Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T14:51:12Z news 2-1-736219 Mexico turns to Chinese banks for refinery financing Asian financiers set to provide $600 million in funding for facility at Dos Bocas port Finance Politics Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:51:08 +0100 Kathrine Schmidt NHST Finance: Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T14:51:08Z news 2-1-737024 Putin's Nord Stream 2 completion promise President holds course on flagship project despite US sanctions but fears remain over suitability of vessels Field_Development Rigs_and_Vessels Production Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:51:02 +0100 Vladimir Afanasiev NHST Determination: Russian President Vladimir Putin Photo: AP/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T14:51:02Z news 2-1-736771 BP China buildings tech deal Low_Carbon Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:50:20 +0100 Russell McCulley 2020-01-15T14:50:20Z news 2-1-735275 China relaxes its rules for foreign exploration International players can now explore and produce oil and gas resources without local partners Production Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:50:15 +0100 Xu Yihe NHST Opening up: China's President Xi Jinping AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T14:50:15Z news 2-1-735316 Petrobras issues fresh offshore vessels tender Brazilian giant moves to address problem of shortage of anchor-handling TS units Rigs_and_Vessels Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:50:09 +0100 Fabio Palmigiani NHST Bids: Petrobras chief executive Roberto Castello Branco Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T14:50:09Z news 2-1-735429 Total in charter double Chinese-built units could be set to work in pre-salt Santos basin Field_Development Rigs_and_Vessels Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:50:05 +0100 Xu Yihe NHST On stream: Total has started oil production from the Iara field using the P-68 FPSO Photo: PETROBRAS 2020-01-15T14:50:05Z news 2-1-737133 New Uganda minister meets top oil officials Energy head Mary Kitutu in talks with executives from the Petroleum Authority of Uganda and the Uganda National Oil Company Field_Development Production Politics Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:47:43 +0100 Iain Esau NHST Surprise: Uganda President Yoweri Museveni's cabinet reshuffle saw Irene Muloni replaced by Mary Kitutu PHOTO: TIKSA NEGERI 2020-01-15T14:47:43Z news 2-1-735400 Liberia readies round Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:47:40 +0100 Barry Morgan NHST Blocks offer: Liberia's President George Weah Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T14:47:40Z news 2-1-735732 South Sudan round delayed Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:47:37 +0100 Barry Morgan 2020-01-15T14:47:37Z news 2-1-735937 CNOOC Ltd opens the taps on 2020 spending Chinese giant to plough up to $13.6 billion into its upstream operations - 12.5% more than last year Field_Development Production Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:47:32 +0100 Xu Yihe NHST Ramp-up: China's CNOOC Ltd is to spend 12% more on exploration and production this year Photo: AP/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T14:47:32Z news 2-1-737134 Homing in on South China Sea Seismic and drilling could be carried out on acreage disputed by Philippines and Vietnam Exploration Politics Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:47:28 +0100 Xu Yihe NHST Talks: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, have been in talks to resolve a maritime boundary dispute Photo: AP/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T14:47:28Z news 2-1-737137 US wells setback proposal Ballot initiative proposals submitted to see increase in oil and gas probe setback distances Shale Production Exploration Politics Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:46:45 +0100 Julia Martinez NHST Well setback distances: an oil well near Denver, Colorado Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T14:46:45Z news 2-1-734684 US shale sector set to rein in spending As well results hit plateau, companies are expected to pull back hard on new well investments Finance Shale Production Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:46:40 +0100 Julia Martinez NHST Sunset: spending in US shale patch is set to fall this year Photo: AP/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T14:46:40Z news 2-1-736197 China player farms in to Ethiopia gas project Fresh investment will help delayed FLNG project to start Field_Development LNG Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:45:10 +0100 Xu Yihe NHST Project: there are plans for a floating export terminal at Djibouti Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T14:45:10Z news 2-1-733933 Bulgaria in Greek gas deal Project expected to secure Bulgaria's access to alternative gas supplies and secure regional gas hub status Field_Development LNG Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:45:06 +0100 Vladimir Afanasiev NHST Bulgaria deal: the proposed Alexandroupolis FSRU Photo: GASTRADE 2020-01-15T14:45:06Z news 2-1-735432 UK police give XR reprieve Environment Politics Low_Carbon Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:45:01 +0100 Anamaria Deduleasa NHST XR: Extinction Rebellion activists in London Photo: AP/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T14:45:01Z news 2-1-736706 Samsung gives Coral South wordy launch LNG Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:44:56 +0100 Iain Esau NHST A way with words: Coral South gets the alphabet treatment in South Korea Photo: ENI 2020-01-15T14:44:56Z news 2-1-736952 Gazprom shuts down bogus copycat Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:44:53 +0100 Vladimir Afanasiev NHST Home base: the Gazprom offices in Moscow Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T14:44:53Z news 2-1-737323 BOP inventors set for Hall of Fame Abercrombie and Cameron honoured for oil and gas safety contribution Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:44:49 +0100 Kathrine Schmidt NHST BOP inventors: the late James Abercrombie (left) and Harry Cameron Photo: NATIONAL INVENTORS HALL OF FAME 2020-01-15T14:44:49Z news 2-1-737329 Going with the flow... Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:44:46 +0100 2020-01-15T14:44:46Z news 2-1-737335 Oil sector key to Altrad boost Industrial maintenance specialist increased its profitability in 2019 in the face of declining revenues Finance Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:42:58 +0100 Anamaria Deduleasa NHST Report: Altrad chief executive Louis Huetz de Lemps Photo: ALTRAD 2020-01-15T14:42:58Z news 2-1-736046 RockRose thrives in the fields that others have left behind While many players were fleeing the UK North Sea at the bottom of the oil price crash, Andrew Austin opted to put down roots in the region Production Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:42:53 +0100 Rob Watts NHST Deal-maker: RockRose Energy executive chairman Andrew Austin Photo: ROCKROSE 2020-01-15T15:58:46Z news 2-1-735669 Tower lands Cameroon exploration extension London-listed junior aims to drill an exploration well on the shallow-water Thali Block Field_Development Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:07:22 +0100 Anamaria Deduleasa NHST Drill ready: Tower Resources in Cameroon Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T14:07:22Z news 2-1-738317 Ukraine gas pipeline operator calls for swift upgrade decision The upgrade has to be completed within the next five years while Russia pays for the transit of its gas to Europe. Production Politics Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:29:38 +0100 Vladimir Afanasiev NHST Gas network plans: Sergey Makagon, executive director of Operator GTS Ukrainy Photo: ZIK.UA 2020-01-15T13:30:42Z news 2-1-738235 Middle East duo target Azerbaijan renewable energy projects Energy Ministry in Baku signs deals with Saudi Arabian and UAE players for wind and solar schemes Field_Development Low_Carbon Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:18:37 +0100 Kama Mustafayeva NHST Renewables in focus: in Azerbaijan Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T13:18:58Z news 2-1-738253 Businesses 'failing to adapt to climate change', key report shows World Economic Forum says for the first time, the top five global risks in terms of likelihood are all environmental Low_Carbon Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:38:24 +0100 Anamaria Deduleasa NHST Urgent action required: Climate Action 100+ says no oil and gas company has yet comprehensively explained to investors how its business and associated emissions profile fit with achieving net zero emissions by mid‑century Photo: AFP/ ALAIN JOCARD 2020-01-15T11:39:05Z news 2-1-738171 Keppel delivers first rig of 2020 Newbuild jack-up will boost Borr Drilling's fleet Rigs_and_Vessels Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:28:46 +0100 Amanda Battersby NHST Shallow-water workhorse: the KFels B Class jack-up Foto: KEPPEL FELS 2020-01-15T11:28:46Z news 2-1-738098 Shell hires Semco JV for giant Mayflower offshore wind project Supermajor awards project’s offshore substation work to Danish oil and gas contractor Low_Carbon Wed, 15 Jan 2020 11:55:04 +0100 Anamaria Deduleasa NHST Deal agreed: Semco due for Mayflower work Poto: Semco Maritime 2020-01-15T10:55:04Z news 2-1-738063 India launches fresh open acreage bid round The 11 tracts on offer include eight onshore, two shallow water and one ultra-deepwater block across eight sedimentary basins Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 11:34:31 +0100 Nishant Ugal NHST Block offering: Indian Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Photo: TOLGA SEZGIN/UPSTREAM 2020-01-15T11:05:58Z news 2-1-737855 Havila wins UK North Sea vessel charters Oslo-listed offshore vessel player wins additional work for pair of vessels Rigs_and_Vessels Wed, 15 Jan 2020 11:15:40 +0100 Steve Marshall NHST Long-term job: for PSV Havila Crusader Photo: HAVILA SHIPPING 2020-01-15T10:16:03Z news 2-1-738072 Premature explosion behind Pertamina's crippling oil leak Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources investigative team claim early detonation to blame for July 2019 Java Sea spill Production Safety Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:44:57 +0100 Amanda Battersby NHST Downhole mishap: Indonesia's national oil company still cleaning up ONWJ spill Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T09:44:57Z news 2-1-737918 Tullow to book $1.5bn impairment amid lower reserves London-listed player reports reduction in reserves at the TEN offshore field in Ghana Field_Development Finance Production Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:32:52 +0100 Anamaria Deduleasa NHST At work: The TEN FPSO off Ghana Photo: TULLOW 2020-01-15T09:32:52Z news 2-1-737930 Bomesc inks deal with SBM for Mero-2 floater topsides Chinese yard lands contract related to unit under construction at CMHI and set for Brazil Field_Development Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:20:21 +0100 Xu Yihe NHST SBM work: for Bomesc Photo: BOMESC 2020-01-15T17:56:59Z news 2-1-738005 Lundin faces Q4 exploration hit Costs racked up by Swedish on trio of non-commercial wells off Norway but partly offset by tax credit Finance Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:00:50 +0100 Steve Marshall NHST Exploration hit: Lundin chief executive Alex Schneiter Photo: Per Staale Bugjerde Photo: PER STAALE BUGJERDE/DN 2020-01-15T09:00:50Z news 2-1-737970 BW Energy in flotation to bankroll Maromba off Brazil E&P offshoot of BW Offshore sets ball rolling on stocklisting to fund second field development project Field_Development Finance Wed, 15 Jan 2020 09:25:26 +0100 Steve Marshall NHST Redeployment candidate: Berge Helene FPSO Photo: WOODSIDE 2020-01-15T10:52:49Z news 2-1-737948 Sangomar partners pen investment decision on Senegal scheme Partners make it official with signing ceremony for oil development offshore Senegal Field_Development Wed, 15 Jan 2020 08:52:21 +0100 Josh Lewis NHST Signed: the RSSD joint venture has formally signed a final investment decision for the Sangomar development Foto: / 2020-01-15T07:52:21Z news 2-1-737902 Aker wins key Troll electrification contract Contractor scoops front-end engineering and design deal and also receives letter of award for brownfield services Low_Carbon Wed, 15 Jan 2020 08:01:40 +0100 Josh Lewis NHST Contract awards: Aker Solutions chief executive Luis Araujo Photo: MARIE VON KROGH 2020-01-15T12:01:44Z news 2-1-737869 Oil falls on concerns US-China trade deal may not stoke demand Rising US inventories also weigh on prices in early trade Production Wed, 15 Jan 2020 07:29:51 +0100 Reuters NHST Falling prices: oil dipped in early trade on concerns an initial trade deal between the US and China will not stoke demand Foto: AP/SCANPIX/ 2020-01-15T06:29:51Z news 2-1-737849 Duo confirm South Australian gas find Exploration well intersects 65-metre gross gas column Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 07:01:57 +0100 Josh Lewis NHST Australian find: Lakes and Vintage have confirmed a gas discovery in the Otway basin Photo: AP/SCANPIX 2020-01-15T06:02:07Z news 2-1-737842 Gulf of Papua prospectivity survey wraps up Seismic player claims new survey reveals 'significant prospectivity' for area off Papua New Guinea Exploration Wed, 15 Jan 2020 06:43:18 +0100 Josh Lewis NHST Gulf of Papua: Searcher Seismic has completed a prospectivity study in the under explored area off Papua New Guinea Photo: AFP/SCANPX 2020-01-15T05:43:18Z news 2-1-737838 Jadestone limbers up for Montara well Infill well on producing oilfield should generate an initial 3000 bpd Production Wed, 15 Jan 2020 06:18:04 +0100 Russell Searancke NHST Infill campaign: the Montara oilfield off Western Australia Foto: PTTEP 2020-01-15T05:18:04Z news 2-1-737834 More time for Emas Offshore's managers Judicial managers given extension to come up with debt strategy Finance Wed, 15 Jan 2020 04:08:33 +0100 Russell Searancke NHST Emas: the company's judicial managers have been given more time to come up with a debt strategy Foto: Jonathan Boonzaier 2020-01-15T03:09:44Z news 2-1-737815 Far making progress on Sangomar financing Field partner targeting US$300 million senior secured reserve-based lending facility Field_Development Wed, 15 Jan 2020 02:17:23 +0100 Josh Lewis NHST Offshore Senegal: the development concept for the Sangomar field Foto: WOODSIDE PETROLEUM 2020-01-15T03:10:12Z news 2-1-737810 Oil prices buoyed by China trade optimism US, China prepared to sign preliminary trade deal as Middle East tensions eased Production Tue, 14 Jan 2020 23:30:11 +0100 Reuters NHST Crude prices: Rose on Tuesday Photo: AP/Scanpix 2020-01-14T22:34:01Z news 2-1-737802 US natural gas output hit record in 2019 Growth expected to help reach 94.7 billion cubic feet per day in 2020 before dropping in 2021 Production Tue, 14 Jan 2020 21:52:52 +0100 Julia Martinez NHST A drilling rig on a lease owned by Oasis Petroleum operates in the Permian Basin oil and natural gas production area near Wink, Texas U.S. August 22, 2018. Picture taken August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Nick Oxford Foto: NICK OXFORD 2020-01-14T20:52:52Z news 2-1-737784 LNG, downstream eyed in future emissions estimates Upstream production expected to account for 31% of emissions growth by 2030: report LNG Environment Low_Carbon Tue, 14 Jan 2020 21:27:49 +0100 Caroline Evans NHST Downstream: Sector expected to have biggest impact on greenhouse gas emissions in future Photo: US Coast Guard 2020-01-14T20:27:49Z news 2-1-737775 Pemex cleared to drill Niquita well Mexican state oil company granted approval to drill near Zama well, but not for long-anticipated appraisal probe Exploration Tue, 14 Jan 2020 20:54:41 +0100 Kathrine Schmidt NHST Delba III rig: Penciled in to drill Niquita well Photo: OYCAN 2020-01-14T19:54:41Z news 2-1-737774 Elba LNG seeks clearance for fourth module Request follows announcement of third module coming online LNG Tue, 14 Jan 2020 19:08:49 +0100 Caroline Evans NHST Elba LNG: Kinder Morgan project Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-14T18:14:17Z news 2-1-737745 Senegal gearing up for round New licencing process being prepared for kickoff later this month Exploration Tue, 14 Jan 2020 19:00:18 +0100 Barry Morgan NHST Senegal round: Set for kickoff later this month Photo: AFP/Scanpix 2020-01-14T18:00:18Z news 2-1-737752 TGS picks up seismic survey in Alaska's North Slope Additional seismic survey for Kuukpik Phase 2 project expected later in 2020 Exploration Tue, 14 Jan 2020 18:49:25 +0100 Julia Martinez NHST Alaska: TGS adds North Slope seismic Foto: TGS 2020-01-14T17:49:25Z news 2-1-737731 Freeport LNG says Train 2 ready for service Developer asks for clearance to start commercial operations 'as soon as possible' LNG Tue, 14 Jan 2020 18:24:27 +0100 Caroline Evans NHST Project: Freeport LNG Train 2 'ready for commercial service' 2020-01-15T17:05:17Z news 2-1-737736 Chile files fracking violation charges in Tierra del Fuego Environmental ministry raps state oil company Enap over water, liquids management Environment Tue, 14 Jan 2020 18:08:20 +0100 Kathrine Schmidt NHST Tierra del Fuego: Eyed for energy development Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-14T17:14:20Z news 2-1-737729 BlackRock CEO: 'Climate risk is investment risk' World's largest investment firm outlines strategies to address climate change Finance Environment Low_Carbon Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:33:46 +0100 Caroline Evans NHST Transition: Larry Fink outlines climate strategy for BlackRock Foto: Shannon Stapleton 2020-01-14T16:33:46Z news 2-1-737714 ExxonMobil increases stake in Vaca Muerta block French major Total gives up interest in Sierra Chata tract Production Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:26:21 +0100 Julia Martinez NHST Vaca Muerta: ExxonMobil now holds 54.5% of Sierra Chata block Foto: CARL RECINE 2020-01-14T16:26:21Z news 2-1-737721 Iraq replaces veteran negotiator Ameedi Production Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:14:54 +0100 Nassir Shirkhani NHST Making changes: Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-14T15:14:54Z news 2-1-737608 Petronas allows Malaysian player to bid again for upstream work Malaysian contractor THHE had been suspended following performance related issues on the Kinabalu non-associated gas project Field_Development Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:04:39 +0100 Amanda Battersby NHST Back in the game: TH Heavy Engineering's fabrication yard in Malaysia Photo: THHE 2020-01-15T07:56:59Z news 2-1-737642 Equinor comes out on top in Norway's APA blocks round Tally of licence awards in mature areas lower than previous record level as Barents loses its lustre Exploration Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:08:05 +0100 Steve Marshall NHST APA round: Norwegian Petroleum Directorate exploration director Torgeir Stordal Photo: NPD 2020-01-14T14:08:05Z news 2-1-737562 Saudi Arabia's Taqa in shale tie-up with UAE player Pair to jointly explore opportunities in growing hydraulic fracturing market in Saudi Arabia Shale Exploration Tue, 14 Jan 2020 14:39:45 +0100 Nishant Ugal NHST Riyadh: Saudi's capital Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX 2020-01-14T13:39:45Z news 2-1-737373 Hull for Eni's Coral Sul FLNG vessel launched Milestone passed on Mozambican floating liquefied natural gas project with launch of hull in South Korea Field_Development LNG Tue, 14 Jan 2020 13:19:50 +0100 Iain Esau NHST Launched: Hull for Coral Sul FLNG vessel in South Korea. Photo: ENI 2020-01-15T10:56:36Z news 2-1-737347 Russia seeks options to entice exploration in remote areas Focus on charging state corporations with task, as oil and gas producers shun exploration risk without major tax concessions Exploration Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:59:16 +0100 Vladimir Afanasiev NHST Rosgeologia: executive director Sergey Gorkov Photo: ROSGEOLOGICA 2020-01-14T12:03:31Z news 2-1-737359 Tullow given more time to drill off Jamaica Anglo-Irish independent's London-listed partner United says decision due this summer Field_Development Exploration Tue, 14 Jan 2020 11:39:49 +0100 Anamaria Deduleasa NHST More time to find a partner: Tullow in Jamaica Photo: TULLOW OIL 2020-01-14T10:39:49Z news 2-1-737314 Lekoil’s Qatar loan 'scam' hits shares London-listed player back trading shares and eyes alternative funding for Nigeria project Field_Development Finance Tue, 14 Jan 2020 11:01:08 +0100 Anamaria Deduleasa NHST Drilling plans: Ogo prospect OPL 130 Nigeria Photo: Lekoil 2020-01-14T11:31:58Z news 2-1-737250 DNO eyes test of Baeshiqa find in Iraqi Kurdistan Latest discovery could prove next producing field as work planned to determine commerciality after output boost last year Exploration Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:24:46 +0100 Steve Marshall NHST High drilling activity: at Tawke field in Kurdistan Photo: DNO 2020-01-14T09:24:46Z news 2-1-737219 Serica set for North Sea drilling at Rhum and Eigg London-listed player eyes tie-back development for new UK blocks Field_Development Production Special Exploration Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:21:43 +0100 Anamaria Deduleasa NHST Drilling plans: Serica Energy chief executive Mitch Flegg Photo: SERICA ENERGY 2020-01-14T09:21:43Z news 2-1-737199 Petros to explore onshore Sarawak Malaysian state player gets green light to search for oil and gas Exploration Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:04:59 +0100 Amanda Battersby NHST Haze shrouds the ariel view around Sarawak Legislative Assembly building (R) in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak state on the island of Borneo Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-14T09:04:59Z news 2-1-737167 Maersk firms up charter with Total off Angola and Namibia Drillship Maersk Voyager to drill three wells under confirmed charter worth $46.3 million Rigs_and_Vessels Exploration Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:54:44 +0100 Steve Marshall NHST Record water depth: Maersk Voyager Photo: MAERSK DRILLING 2020-01-14T11:16:25Z news 2-1-737143 Asia Pacific giants have energy transition in sights - report Petronas' Kasawari mega-gas project of key interest Low_Carbon Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:27:52 +0100 Amanda Battersby NHST The way ahead: Chevron's Gorgon CO2 injection project on Barrow Island Photo: CHEVRON 2020-01-14T08:27:52Z news 2-1-737100 Shelf Drilling secures jack-up deal off Thailand Dubai-based contractor gains lucrative long-term charter with Chevron for newly acquired unit Rigs_and_Vessels Exploration Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:13:38 +0100 Steve Marshall NHST Expanding fleet: Shelf Drilling Photo: SHELF DRILLING 2020-01-14T08:13:38Z news 2-1-737121 OMV's New Zealand wildcat disappoints First well in Austrian operator's drilling campaign in New Zealand is non-commercial Rigs_and_Vessels Exploration Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:58:43 +0100 Russell Searancke NHST COSL Prospector: drilled non-commercial well for OMV Photo: COSL DRILLING EUROPE 2020-01-14T08:11:51Z news 2-1-737060 ConocoPhillips makes minor North Sea find Exploration well on the Ennisberg prospect finds signs of both oil and gas Exploration Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:53:07 +0100 Josh Lewis NHST North Sea exploration: the well was drilled using the semi-submersible Leiv Eiriksson Photo: WOLDCAM/TOTAL 2020-01-14T07:53:07Z news 2-1-737101 Oil inches higher ahead of US-China trade deal Expectations of a fall in US crude inventories also provides support to prices Production Tue, 14 Jan 2020 06:50:58 +0100 Reuters NHST Rising prices: oil gained support from an expected fall in US oil inventories and optimism on a US-China trade deal Photo: AFP/SCANPIX 2020-01-14T05:50:58Z news 2-1-737071