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AOG Daily: 2019 / January

Thursday, 17 January 2019 03:17

Aker BP Plans Output, Dividend Hike

Norway's Aker BP will boost dividend payments between now and 2023 and step up investment in developing offshore oil and gas fields next year, the…
Thursday, 17 January 2019 03:02

Shell Appoints Sawan as Upstream Boss

Royal Dutch Shell has appointed Wael Sawan to head its oil and gas production division, replacing Andy Brown who will step down after 35 years…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 18:04

Seacor Marine Acquires Three Cosco PSVs

The offshore marine support vessels operator Seacor Marine Holdings announced it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire three platform supply vessels (PSVs) from Cosco…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 18:03

Subsea Integration Alliance Wins Esso Contract

Exxon Mobil subsidiary Esso Australia Pty Ltd. awarded integrated subsea engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contracts to Subsea Integration Alliance, which comprises OneSubsea,…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 18:02

Offshore Service Market to Outspace Onshore Shale Featured

Spending on the offshore service sector will outpace spending on the onshore shale sector this year, said Rystad Energy. Graph: Rystad Energy According to Rystad's…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:55

Adnoc Fleet Slashes Carbon Emission 23%

Adnoc Logistics & Services (Adnoc   L&S) announced that it has reduced fuel consumption and carbon emissions by 23% across a fleet of 27 vessels.…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:51

Novatek Production Rose 6.9% in 2018 Featured

Russia's largest independent natural gas producer Novatek said that total hydrocarbon production during 2018 increased by 6.9%, and had increased sales of gas. Pic: Novatek…
The liquefied natural gas (LNG) advocacy group SEALNG has announced the appointment of Paul Taylor representing Société Générale and Capt M. Segar representing MPA (The…
U.S. crude oil stocks fell more than expected last week, while gasoline and distillate inventories rose more than forecasts, the Energy Information Administration said on…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 04:00

Woodside Awards Scarborough FEED Contracts Featured

Australian independent oil and gas company Woodside said Wednesday it has awarded four contracts for front-end engineering design (FEED) activities for the proposed US$11 billion…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 03:36

Petrobras 2018 Production Shy of Target Featured

Petroleo Brasileiro produced an average of 2.03 million barrels per day (bpd) in Brazil last year, the oil company said in a statement on Tuesday,…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 03:29

CNOOC Storing LNG Offshore

China's state-owned CNOOC is temporarily storing liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a tanker off South Korea as a warmer than usual winter cuts expected spot…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 03:22

Tullow to Boost 2019 Output

Africa-focused Tullow Oil's production is set to grow to between 94,000 and 102,000 barrel of oil equivalent per day (boed) this year, it said in…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 03:19

Oil Majors Join Blockchain Platform

Oil majors Chevron and Total, along with major Indian refiner Reliance Industries, have joined the blockchain-based platform Vakt, London-based Vakt said on Tuesday. © spainter_vfx…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 03:16

Gorgon LNG Plant in Australia Shuts Train 3

Chevron Corp's Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) project has temporarily halted train 3 to address a mechanical issue, a company spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday.…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 03:08

Exxon to Be Indonesia's Top Oil Producer

Exxon Mobil Corp unit Exxon Mobil Cepu Limited is expected to produce 216,000 barrels per day of crude oil in 2019, making it Indonesia's biggest…
Norwegian oil company Equinor announced Wednesday it has proven gas and condensate in the 6406/2-9 S exploration well at Ragnfrid North around 20 kilometers south…
Sales of marine fuels in Singapore, the world's biggest ship fueling port by volume, totaled 49.8 million tonnes in 2018, down 2 percentfrom a record…
Spanish power technology giant Ingeteam is participating in the first bottom-fixed foundation offshore wind turbine prototype to be installed in Spain and the first of…
European transmission system operator TenneT Holding and offshore and wind farm developer Vattenfall  have signed agreements for the offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust…
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 16:42

BP Gives Up Acreage Offshore Nova Scotia

BP Canada is scaling back its oil and gas exploration plans off Nova Scotia, as the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (NSOPB) said the company…
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 16:35

Aker BP Bags 21 in Norwegian Licensing Round

The oil exploration and development company focusing petroleum resources on the Norwegian Continental Shelf Aker BP has been offered interests in 21 new production licenses…
Norwegian energy major Equinor has been awarded 29 new licences by Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy as part of the Award in Predefined Areas…
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 03:41

Total Seeks Exit from Dutch Upstream

Total has launched the sale of its offshore gas fields in the Netherlands, a move that would mark the French energy giant's exit from Dutch…
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 03:20

Stork Names Hunt UK Regional Director

Stork's U.K. organization has appointed Steve Hunt as Regional Director U.K. to lead the evolving business within a range of sectors, both on and offshore.…
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 02:30

Alaska Officials Probe BP's Prudhoe Bay Wells After Spill Featured

Regulators in the U.S. state of Alaska will investigate all of the oil and natural gas wells operated by BP Plc at its Prudhoe Bay…
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 02:22

Masdar Buys Stakes in US Wind Farms

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) said on Tuesday it was acquiring John Laing Group's stakes in two wind farms in the United States, its…
Norway's Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Tuesday on whether EU ships can fish for snow crab off Arctic islands north of Norway without permission…
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 02:08

Norway Awards Record Number of Exploration Blocks Featured

Norway awarded a record 83 blocks to explore for petroleum resources in mature areas of the Norwegian continental shelf, in a sign of continuing interest…
The  deepwater exploration company operating primarily in the Gulf of Mexico  reported the drilling of a successful discovery on its Nearly Headless Nick exploratory prospect…
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