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AOG Daily: 2019 / January

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said that oil demand remains strong and that he sees no impact from U.S.-China trade tensions. © THATREE /…
Monday, 14 January 2019 02:51

Melkoeya LNG Plant Restarts Operations

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor has restarted operations at its Melkoeya LNG plant after an outage ten days ago, the company said on Monday.…
Monday, 14 January 2019 02:02

Three Nominated to Petrobras Board

Brazil's government on Monday nominated three new board members for state-owned oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), amid accusations that new CEO Roberto Castello Branco…
Monday, 14 January 2019 00:23

Crude & Fuel Outlook: Fund Managers Neutral Featured

Hedge fund managers show signs of having completed their recent sale of crude and refined fuels, with positions edging up slightly in the first week…
Viking Link, an electricity link between Denmark and the UK has been given the green light by the government. The  a proposed 473-mile (761km) electricity…
Sunday, 13 January 2019 19:23

Eni, Thailand's PTTEP Win Adnoc Exploration

Italy's Eni SpA and Thailand’s PTT Exploration and Production Pcl secured rights to explore for oil and natural gas in Abu Dhabi from the Abu…
Sunday, 13 January 2019 19:12

UK Opens National Decommissioning Center

The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) is opened by Lord Duncan, UK Government Minister for Scotland and Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scottish Energy Minister, in Newburgh, in…
National Oil and Gas Authority of the Kingdom of Bahrain (NOGA) and ENI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pursue petroleum exploration of Block…
The coming year is expected to make the U.S. the third largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world, creating jobs stateside while…
Cleaner and greener: Azeez Mohammed, president & CEO of GE's Power Conversion business, discusses the key role of electrification technology in decarbonizing the oil and gas…
Friday, 11 January 2019 10:12

Wellit Partners with Norvestor

The owners of software company Wellit have decided to sell 60 percent of company shares to private equity company Norvestor. © Danial / Adobe Stock…
Friday, 11 January 2019 07:57

Faroe Execs Quit After DNO Takeover

Faroe Petroleum's Chief Executive Graham Stewart, Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Cooper and Chief Operating Officer Helge Hammer will resign, Faroe said on Friday after the…
Seismic research vessels hired by Exxon Mobil to explore for oil off Guyana's coast have not returned to the site of a December incident with…
Friday, 11 January 2019 03:09

New Petrobras Chief Wants to Oust Board Members Featured

The new chief executive of Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA is pushing for the ouster of two of the state-controlled oil company's board members, three people…
Vietnam's state oil firm PetroVietnam said on Friday that tension in the South China Sea will continue to weigh on its offshore operations this year.…
Singapore-based energy company YTL PowerSeraya and LNG terminal operator Singapore LNG Corp (SLNG) announced that they have appointed new chief executive officers (CEOs). Image: Singapore…
Thursday, 10 January 2019 18:51

Petrofac Secures Brunei Contract

Oilfield services provider Petrofac and its partner Serikandi Oilfield and Services Sdn Bhd, have secured a multi-annual Engineering Design Services contract to support Brunei Shell…
Thursday, 10 January 2019 18:50

K2 Management Opens Beijing Office

Offshore wind and sustainable energy consultancy K2 Management  has opened an office in Beijing to support China’s wind and solar market. Image: K2 Management Active…
Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has set up an office in Perth, Western Australia, to support oil and gas developments in the Australasia…
Thursday, 10 January 2019 18:47

Norway Cuts 2019 Oil Output Forecast

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD)’s forecasts show that Norway's oil output in 2019 will be smaller than previously forecast and its lowest level in three…
Thursday, 10 January 2019 18:45

Aker Energy Hits Oil in Ghana

The operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block, Aker Energy, has announced the near-completion of a successful drilling operation of the Pecan-4A…
Thursday, 10 January 2019 18:43

AzEire Gets Irish Offshore License Extension

Ireland-focused oil and gas exploration company backed by Seacrest Capital AzEire has been awarded an extension of a frontier exploration license (FEL) and a conversion…
Thursday, 10 January 2019 14:25

Oil and Gas Digital Investment Set to Surge

Global oil and gas executives are preparing to accelerate their investment in digital technologies, primarily as they seek to double down on their cost-saving ambitions.…
Thursday, 10 January 2019 11:26

Seadrill CFO to Step Down in June

Norwegian offshore drilling rig firm Seadrill Ltd said on Thursday that Chief Financial Officer Mark Morris will step down following completion of the company's financial…
Thursday, 10 January 2019 09:50

Bosch Rexroth Expands on US West Coast

Drive and control technology company Bosch Rexroth announced the next phase of its growing U.S. west coast presence through the re-opening of its Pleasanton, Calif.…
Independent global completions service company Tendeka reports it has secured a further multimillion-dollar contract with a major national oil company in the Middle East. Scott…
Thursday, 10 January 2019 04:15

Total Taps Warn as Investor Relations SVP

French supermajor Total has appointed Brendan Warn as Senior Vice-President, Investor Relations, effective January 1, 2019. He succeeds Mike Sangster. Brendan Warn (Photo: Total) Prior…
Norway will step up preparations to claim its share of oil and gas resources if Russia finds petroleum on its side of a border in…
Even as a partial shutdown halts the functions of many U.S. government departments, forcing the Department of the Interior to close national parks, the Trump…
Thursday, 10 January 2019 02:35

TechnipFMC Names New Chairman

Oil services group TechnipFMC said on Thursday Doug Pferdehirt would replace Thierry Pilenko as its executive chairman, following Pilenko's imminent retirement. (File photo: TechnipFMC) Pilenko…
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