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AOG Daily: 2018 / January

Israel described as "very provocative" on Wednesday a Lebanese offshore oil and gas exploration tender in disputed territory on the countries'' maritime border, and urged…
© ggw / Adobe Stock Norway must identify potential offshore oil and gas reserves near its northern maritime border with Russia to better protect its…
India will begin the auction of 55 oil and gas exploration blocks from Thursday under new rules, the country''s first licensing round after eight years,…
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 02:09

Gail India Seeks to Shed 24 U.S. LNG Cargoes

File Image: A typical LNG Carrier at Sea (CREDIT: MISC) Gail India launches tender to sell 24 liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes from the Cove…
Argentina and Russia signed a memorandum of understanding to boost uranium exploration and production in the South American country that could include $250 million in…
 Singapore-based Enterprize Energy and partner Renewable Energy Global Solutions (REGS), together with PetroVietnam consortium comprising Petroleum Equipment Assembly & Metal Structure (PVC-MS) and VietSovPetro (VSP),…
Bangladesh signed an agreement with Indonesia on Sunday to open talks on imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG), as the South Asian country turns to…
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 03:08

Saudi Aramco Considering Expansion to India

Saudi Aramco, the state oil company of Saudi Arabia, is considering entering India as part of its Asian expansion, Nikkei said on Tuesday, citing Aramco''s…
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 07:49

Russia, Syria ink energy cooperation agreement

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Syrian Electricity Minister Mohammad Zuhair Kharboutli signed a "road map" agreement for cooperation in the energy sector, the Russian…
Seven senior Venezuelan officials are likely to face European Union sanctions from next week, including the country's powerful chief justice, diplomats said, as the EU…
Italian oil and gas group Eni said on Thursday it had installed new capacity at its supercomputing centre near Milan to create the world's most…
Brazilian production of refined oil products slid 4.5 percent last year to 665.721 million barrels compared with 2016, oil regulator ANP said on Friday, as…
Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA will join the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), becoming the 10th member of the group which aims…
Thursday, 25 January 2018 18:00

France's Engie Acquires Brazil's ACS

Engie has closed a deal to acquire Brazilian energy efficiency company ACS, the French energy group told Reuters on Friday without specifying the value.  …
(File photo: BP Shipping) BP expects gas to overtake oil as the world''s primary energy source in around 2040 as demand for the least polluting…
File Image (CREDIT: AdobeStock / (c) scanrail) Restarting Libyan oilfield puts brake on rally.   Oil slipped on Monday under pressure from rising Libyan output…
Sunday, 21 January 2018 18:00

Call for Carriage Ban on Non-Compliant Fuel

Photo: International Maritime Organization - IMO Official FB Page  A group of leading environmental and maritime shipping organizations have called for the prohibition of transporting…
File Image (CREDIT: AdobeStock / (c) mikesjc) U.S. crude, gasoline inventories climb as traders take put options to sell crude.   Brent oil prices eased…
Iraq will comply with the OPEC-led deal on reducing output even though Baghdad is working hard to increase its oil export capacity from the north…
© eqroy / Adobe Stock Alaska Governor Bill Walker said on Tuesday he has asked U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to pare back a Trump…
Friday, 12 January 2018 09:06

Octanex halts operations at Ophir field

Octanex said the Ophir field in Malaysia, is experiencing a non-routine production shutdown. Production was shut-in following a power trip on the FPSO which triggered…
Friday, 12 January 2018 08:56

Beach finds gas in South Australia

Beach Energy announced a new gas field discovery at Haselgrove-3 ST1 in the onshore Otway Basin, South Australia. Flow test results from the primary target…
Friday, 12 January 2018 08:48

Gazprom Neft drills first multilateral well

Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazpromneft-Yamal has completed construction of Russia’s first ever multilateral well with four horizontal cased-hole side tracks, at its Novoportovskoye field. A total 6756m was drilled,…
Friday, 12 January 2018 08:41

Octanex withdraws from Oz permit

Octanex said it has notified Eni Australia, the operator of exploration permits WA-362-P and WA-363-P, that it will withdraw from the permits. This decision follows…
Friday, 05 January 2018 10:09

Santos gearing up for Indonesian drilling

Cue Energy Resources said the Sampang PSC joint venture has approved the drilling of the Paus Biru-1 exploration well, located in Indonesia, 27km east from…
Friday, 05 January 2018 10:00

Pan Orient's Thai well disappoints

Pan Orient Energy said the L53AC-C1 deviated onshore exploration well in Thailand was drilled to 1453m and encountered two zones of interest based on oil…
Saudi Aramco and its partners; Lamprell Plc, the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia, and Hyundai Heavy Industries announced the official launch of their International…