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Black Sea MGD Project Gets Government Nod

Apr 15, 2019

Black Sea Oil & Gas (BSOG), controlled by private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, announced it has received Romanian government approval from the Romanian Government through the National Agency for Mineral Resources (NAMR) for its plan to develop…

Aasta Hansteen Field Shut after Gas Leak

Apr 09, 2019

Production at Equinor's Aasta Hansteen gas field remained shut on Tuesday after a gas leak the previous day.'We are focusing on finding the cause of the leakage and prepare for repairing. We are still working on that,' Equinor spokesman Morten Eek said…

$13 Bln Papua LNG Project Pushes Ahead

Apr 09, 2019

France's Total and its partners signed a long-awaited deal with Papua New Guinea on Tuesday that will allow initial work to start on a $13 billion plan to double the country's liquefied natural gas exports.Developing the Pacific island nation's…

Woodside Inks LNG Supply Deal with ENN

Apr 05, 2019

Australia's Woodside Petroleum WPL.AX has signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China's ENN Group for 10 years from 2025, both companies said on Friday.Woodside, Australia's biggest listed oil and gas explorer…

US Rig Count Climbs

Apr 05, 2019

U.S. energy firms this week increased the number of oil rigs operating for the first time in seven weeks after oil futures soared nearly 40 percent this year.Companies added 15 oil rigs in the week to April 5, the biggest increase since May…

Petrobras to Sell Pipeline Unit for $9 Bln

Apr 05, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA has agreed to sell its TAG natural gas pipeline unit to a consortium led by France's Engie SA for roughly $9 billion, Bloomberg News reported on Friday, citing a source.The Engie consortium…

Lebanon Announces Offshore Blocks

Apr 05, 2019

Lebanon announced on Friday five offshore blocks to be included in its coming bidding round for energy exploration and production licences, including four along disputed maritime borders.Offshore energy development has been a central ambition for successive governments in cash-strapped Lebanon…

Malaysia's 2nd FLNG May be Ready by Q1 2020

Apr 02, 2019

State-owned Petroliam Nasional Bhd, or Petronas, expects to have its second floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Malaysia ready by the first quarter of next year, its chief executive, Wan Zulkiflee, told the LNG2019 conference in Shanghai on Tuesday…

New Pipeline Coming Offshore Equatorial Guinea

Apr 01, 2019

Noble Energy and partners will build a pipeline linking Equatorial Guinea's offshore gas fields to an onshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant to boost exports, the African nation's government said on Monday.Under a deal with the government…

Petrobras to Bid in Israeli Gas Tender

Apr 01, 2019

Israel's energy minister said on Sunday that Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras will take part in a tender to explore for oil and gas off Israel's shore, Reuters reports.'It was agreed that Petrobras ... will take part in a process of oil and gas exploration in Israel…

Gazprom Names Burmistrova as Deputy CEO

Apr 01, 2019

Russian natural gas giant Gazprom has appointed Elena Burmistrova, the head of Gazprom Export, to the post of deputy chief executive, Interfax news agency cited sources as saying on Monday.Oleg Aksyutin, already a board member, was also named as a deputy chief executive…

Norway Investigates Hammerfest LNG Outage

Mar 29, 2019

Norway's oil regulator said on Friday it was investigating the causes of an outage earlier this month at Equinor's Hammerfest LNG plant in the north of the country.The plant converts natural gas produced from the Arctic Snoehvit field into liquid natural gas (LNG) which is exported by tankers…

Cyclone Halts Production off W. Australia

Mar 25, 2019

Australia's Woodside Petroleum said on Monday it had evacuated all personnel from offshore production platforms off Western Australia ahead of Cyclone Veronica, and was operating the North West Shelf LNG and Pluto LNG plants on skeleton staff…

First Condensate Cargo Shipped from Prelude

Mar 25, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell on Monday said it had shipped the first condensate cargo from its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project off northwestern Australia over the weekend.'We can confirm that the first shipment of condensate has sailed from the Shell-operated Prelude FLNG facility…

Sinopec to Develop Weirong Shale Gas Field

Mar 25, 2019

Sinopec Corp, China's biggest shale gas operator, said on Monday it plans to develop a new field this year able to produce 1 billion cubic meters (bcm) of shale gas annually.The state-run company said the field will tap a proven reserve equivalent to 124…

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