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Petrofac Secures Contract with Petroleum Development Oman
Oman >> 6/11/2019 - Petrofac has secured its third project under a 10-year Framework Agreement with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) with the award of a procurement services project for the Mabrouk North East Line Pipe P...
SAJ Investment Acquires HEMA Energy Group
Oman >> 6/10/2019 - SAJ Investment Company announced its acquisition of a controlling stake in HEMA Energy Group at a singing ceremony between the two parties. ...
Wood Secures Contract for Greenfield Petrochemicals Project in Oman
Wood Secures Contract for Greenfield Petrochemicals Project in Oman Oman >> 6/10/2019 - Wood has been awarded a new contract by Duqm Refinery and Petrochemicals Industries Company (DRPIC) to provide FEED (front-end engineering design) for a proposed onshore petrochemicals facility at the...
INEOS to Invest $2bn in Saudi Arabia
INEOS to Invest $2bn in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia >> 6/3/2019 - INEOS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Aramco and Total, France, to build three new plants as part of the Jubail 2 complex in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A new state-of-the-art 425...
Marathon Oil Closes Kurdistan Divestiture
Iraq >> 6/2/2019 - Marathon Oil has closed on the sale of its 15% participating interest in the Atrush Block in Kurdistan, where first quarter 2019 production averaged 2,400 net barrels of oil equivalent per day (100% o...
QP Awards Offshore Topsides & Pipelines FEED Contract for North Field Expansion Project
Qatar >> 5/27/2019 - Qatar Petroleum has awarded the FEED (Front End Engineering Design) contract for the North Field Expansion Project’s offshore pipelines and topsides facilities. The scope of this FEED, which was award...
Shelf Drilling Awarded a 3Y Contract for Achiever
United Arab Emirates >> 5/20/2019 - Shelf Drilling, Ltd. has secured a three-year contract for the recently acquired premium jack-up rig – Shelf Drilling Achiever, for operations in the Arabian Gulf. The contract includes a one-year op...
Aramco, TechnipFMC & Axens Advance Catalytic Crude to Chemicals Technology
Saudi Arabia >> 1/29/2019 - Saudi Aramco, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Saudi Aramco Technologies, signed a Joint Development and Collaboration Agreement (JDCA) with Axens and TechnipFMC to accelerate the development and c...

Africa Oil & Gas News

Egypt’s West Mediterranean Bid Round in Q3 of 2019
Egypt’s West Mediterranean Bid Round in Q3 of 2019 Egypt >> 6/12/2019 - The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources will launch a new international tender for the exploration of natural gas in the western Mediterranean region during the third quarter of 2019. ...
Extension of Natural Gas Supply between Sonatrach & Galp Company
Algeria >> 6/11/2019 - Sonatrach and Galp have signed agreements for the supply of natural gas to the Portuguese market for a volume of 2.5 Gm3 / year (Billion Cubic Meters per year). ...
Anglo African O&G Provides Operational Update Update
Congo >> 6/7/2019 - Anglo African Oil & Gas plc, an independent oil and gas developer, is pleased to provide the following operational update. ...
Production Tubing Recovery in Well CE02 in Bahr Essalam
Libya >> 6/7/2019 - Mellitah Oil and Gas Company (MOG) has successfully performed a ‘fishing operation’ to recover a production string stuck in the CE02 well of Libya's largest producing offshore gas field - Bahr Essalam...
Sale of New Age Interest in Marine XII Licence
Congo >> 6/6/2019 - New Age (African Global Energy) Limited announces that its subsidiary New Age M12 Holdings Limited has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement (‘SPA’) with LUKOIL Upstream Congo SAU, a wholly owned subsi...
Nigerian Petroleum Revokes 6 Oil Block Licences due to 'legacy debts'
Nigeria >> 6/6/2019 - Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources has revoked six oil block licenses due to “legacy debts”. The oil mining leases (OML) and oil prospecting licences (OPL) affected are OML 98, 120, 121, 108 ...
Eni & Sonangol Agree on Renewable Energy Initiatives in Angola
Angola >> 6/5/2019 - Eni and Sonangol signed in Luanda the Heads of Agreement for the incorporation of Solenova Ltd, a joint controlled company set up to assess and develop renewable energy opportunities in Angola. The cr...
ExxonMobil, Partners to Redevelop Angola Block 15 to Increase Production
Angola >> 6/5/2019 - ExxonMobil and its partners said they will further invest in Block 15 offshore Angola to increase production as part of an agreement with Angola’s recently established National Agency for Petroleum, G...
Raguba Development Well Adds 1102 bpd Capacity
Libya >> 6/5/2019 - Sirte Oil Company (SOC), a fully-owned subsidiary of National Oil Company (NOC), has successfully completed testing of development well E 111-20, located in the Raguba oil field. The well will add 110...
McDermott Signs Contract Agreement for Mozambique LNG Development
McDermott Signs Contract Agreement for Mozambique LNG Development Mozambique >> 6/5/2019 - McDermott International, Inc. announced that CCS JV, a joint venture between McDermott, Saipem and Chiyoda, has reached full agreement for a contract with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for the Mozamb...
Eni Finds the 5th Light Oil Discovery in Block 15/06
Angola >> 6/3/2019 - Eni has made the fifth oil discovery in one year in Block 15/06, in Angola’s deep offshore. The well has been drilled on the Agidigbo exploration prospect, and analysis of post drill results indicate ...
Rockhopper Provides Egypt Update
Rockhopper Provides Egypt Update Egypt >> 6/3/2019 - Rockhopper Exploration plc, the oil and gas company with key interests in the North Falkland Basin and the Greater Mediterranean region, is pleased to provide the following operational update in relat...
BP to Divest Mature Oil Assets in Egypt to Dragon Oil
BP to Divest Mature Oil Assets in Egypt to Dragon Oil Egypt >> 6/3/2019 - BP has agreed to sell its interests in Gulf of Suez oil concessions in Egypt to Dragon Oil, the Dubai-based oil and gas company. Under the terms of the agreement, Dragon Oil will purchase producing a...
Eni Awarded 2 Exploration Blocks Offshore Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire) >> 6/3/2019 - Eni has signed the contracts for two new exploration blocks in the eastern part of the sedimentary basin offshore Ivory Coast. The blocks were part of the 20 blocks available at the end of 2018. ...
GUEST OF HONOR, PRESIDENT Macky Sall will Attend SIEPA 2019
Senegal >> 6/2/2019 - May 2019, Dakar - The organising team of SIEPA welcomes you to the 17th edition of SIEPA Senegal, taking place on 11-13 June 2019 in Dakar. The organisers of this edition are the Association for the D...
Seven Energy Transaction and Corporate Update
Nigeria >> 5/31/2019 - Savannah Petroleum PLC, the British independent oil & gas company focused around activities in Niger and Nigeria, is this morning pleased to provide a corporate and operational update as well as an up...
Petronor E&P Transaction Update
Congo >> 5/30/2019 - Reference is made to the extended stock exchange announcement released on 19 March 2019 by African Petroleum regarding the agreement to combine with PetroNor E&P Ltd for an all share consideration of ...
TransGlobe Announces Approval of New Development Lease
TransGlobe Announces Approval of New Development Lease Egypt >> 5/29/2019 - TransGlobe Energy Corporation (TransGlobe) announces an approval of a new development lease and an operations update. ...
Eni Acquires Rights in Three New Exploration Licenses in Mozambique
Eni Acquires Rights in Three New Exploration Licenses in Mozambique Mozambique >> 5/29/2019 - Eni, through its subsidiary Eni Mozambico, has acquired rights to explore and develop offshore blocks A5-B, Z5-C and Z5-D, located in the deep waters of Angoche and Zambezi Basins. Through a farm-in a...
Shell Plans South Africa Oil Expansion with 2nd Deal
South Africa >> 5/29/2019 - Shell Plc is planning to acquire an oil-block stake in a second deal in South Africa’s relatively unexplored waters, months after a major discovery by Total SA boosted the country’s hydrocarbon prospe...
AziNam Completes Block 3B/4B Transaction in South Africa
South Africa >> 5/29/2019 - Azinam Limited (“Azinam”), the Seacrest Capital-backed South West African-focussed oil & gas exploration company, has received governmental approval and completed the previously announced transaction ...
NOC to Develop North Hamada Oil Field
Libya >> 5/27/2019 - National Oil Corporation (NOC) is keen to develop the North Hamada oil field, operated by Nafusa Oil Operations. This field is located in concession 47 of the Ghadames basin in the Northwest of Libya....
Vagit Alekperov & President Of The Congo Republic Discuss Cooperation Potential
Congo >> 5/24/2019 - President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov discussed prospects for bilateral cooperation with Denic Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of the Congo. Earlier on, LUKOIL and the National Petroleum Compa...
BP Nears Sale of Stake in Egyptian Oil Firm to Dragon Oil
BP Nears Sale of Stake in Egyptian Oil Firm to Dragon Oil Egypt >> 5/23/2019 - BP is nearing the sale of its stake in a major Egyptian oil and gas company to Dubai-based Dragon Oil for over $600 million, industry and banking sources said. ...
Sale of Namibia PEL 90
Namibia >> 5/23/2019 - Calima Energy Limited has entered into an agreement to sell its interest in the Namibia PEL 90 licence (Block 2813B) to Tullow Namibia Limited (Tullow), a subsidiary of Tullow Oil plc, a leading deep-...
Sierra Leone Offshore Waters Opened to Tender
Sierra Leone >> 5/23/2019 - Mr Timothy Kabba, Director General of the Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone has announced on behalf of the country’s Government, the reopening of Sierra Leone’s Fourth Licensing Round. ...
Algeria Makes First Gas Discovery in Tindouf
Algeria >> 5/22/2019 - Sonatrach announces the realization of a new discovery of hydrocarbons in own effort in the Tindouf basin. The discovery revealed a gas-to-condensate buildup through the ERTA-1 well from a conventiona...
KBR Awarded BED & FEED for Sonatrach/ Cepsa JV Project
KBR Awarded BED & FEED for Sonatrach/ Cepsa JV Project Algeria >> 5/22/2019 - KBR, Inc. (KBR) has been awarded a contract by Sonatrach and Cepsa to provide Basic Engineering Design (BED) and Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for the Rhoude el Krouf Field (RKF) redevelopment i...
Ivory Coast Awards Total and ENI New Oil and Gas Blocks
Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire) >> 5/22/2019 - Ivory Coast has awarded four new offshore oil and gas blocks, two to France’s Total and two to Italy’s ENI. Total will operate offshore blocks CI-705 and CI-706, while ENI will operate blocks CI-501 a...
Strategic and Operational Update
Morocco >> 5/22/2019 - Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, is pleased to provide an update on its strategy and operations. ...
Dana Gas Spuds High-Potential Exploration Well in Egypt Concession Area
Dana Gas Spuds High-Potential Exploration Well in Egypt Concession Area Egypt >> 5/21/2019 - Dana Gas PJSC, the Middle East's largest regional private sector natural gas company, has commenced drilling operations on 20 May at its Merak-1 well, offshore Egypt. The location is in 755 meters of ...
Security Vacuum and Lawlessness Threaten NOC Operations
Liberia >> 5/21/2019 - National Oil Corporation (NOC) is increasingly concerned about the state of lawlessness in Libya stemming from the ongoing conflict, and its impact on oil sector operations. A security inspection this...
Initiation of Structural Cost Reduction Programme
Morocco >> 5/21/2019 - Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, reports that the previously announced TE-10 gas discovery at Tendrara in Eastern Morocco, although having flowed hydrocarbon gas to surface, ha...
Shearwater Awarded Woodside High-Density Multi-Azimuth Seismic Acquisition Project
Senegal >> 5/21/2019 - Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS is pleased to announce the award of a high-density multi-azimuth 3D seismic acquisition contract over the SNE field offshore Senegal by Woodside Energy (Senegal) B.V ...
El Sisi Calls on Government to Overcome Any Obstacles Facing Noble Energy
El Sisi Calls on Government to Overcome Any Obstacles Facing Noble Energy Egypt >> 5/20/2019 - Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has called on his government to overcome any obstacles which could face US firm Noble Energy as it carries out oil and gas exploration in the country. ...
Penspen to Execute FEED of the Proposed Gas Pipeline Between Nigeria & Morocco
Penspen to Execute FEED of the Proposed Gas Pipeline Between Nigeria & Morocco Nigeria >> 1/7/2019 - Penspen, a leading global provider of engineering and project management services to the energy industry, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the Office National des Hydrocar...
Egypt’s Revenues $1b Monthly from Oil Companies
Egypt >> 9/25/2014 - Egypt's state-run Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) declared that Egypt received a share of the foreign partner’s oil and gas revenues of US$1 billion per month and is repaying around $700...

Asia Oil & Gas News

Eni Signed 2 MoU with KMG & Kazakh Research University in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan >> 6/11/2019 - Eni’s subsidiary Agip Caspian Sea B.V has signed 2 Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The agreements sanction the company’s commitment towards projects aimed at promoting te...
Enel in Russia Awarded 71 MW of New Wind Capacity in Renewables Tender
Russia >> 6/11/2019 - Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), through its subsidiary PJSC Enel Russia (“Enel Russia”) was awarded today a new wind project of over 71 MW[1] in the 2019 Russian government renewable energy tender. The Rodnikov...
ENOC Group Secures US$690 million Term Loan from a Consortium of Chinese Banks
China >> 6/10/2019 - ENOC Group has secured a five-year US$690 million term loan from a Chinese consortium of banks as China’s biggest financial institutions endorse the Group’s operational and financial health. The term ...
MHI Conducts Running Test of Explosion-proof Plant Inspection Robot EX ROVR
Japan >> 6/10/2019 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has conducted a running test of the prototype EX ROVR, a plant inspection robot with explosion protection features to limit the danger of the robot itself ignit...
SHI Receives 2 LNGC Order
South Korea >> 6/10/2019 - Samsung Heavy Industries(“SHI”) revealed on June 6, 2019 that it receives LNG carrier duo for about KRW 450bn. SHI’s new order total for 2019 now stands at 11 vessels and 3.0 billion USD. which inclu...
LUKOIL Signs HoA with KazMunayGaz in Kazakh Sector
Kazakhstan >> 6/9/2019 - At the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov and Chairman of the Management Board of KazMunayGaz Alik Aidarbayev have signed a Heads of Agreement on the...
Gazprom & OMV Set Price for OMV's Purchase a 24.98% Interest in Achimov IV & V Phase Development
Russia >> 6/9/2019 - Gazprom and OMV signed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 the Contract on the amendments to the Basic Agreement on Asset Sale. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of A...
Marubeni & SINOPEC Sign MoU for Marine Fuel Business Cooperation
China >> 6/7/2019 - Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SINOPEC FUEL OIL SALES CO.,LTD (SINOPEC FUEL OIL), the company responsible for the supply of marine fuel oil produced by C...
Gazprom Neft Joins Forces in Establishing a Refining Control Centre with Yokogawa
Russia >> 6/7/2019 - Gazprom Neft is to create the industry’s first production control centre, to be used in managing its own refineries. The future centre will facilitate the transition from managing individual facilitie...
Gazprom Neft Signs A MoC With Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug On Establishing A Technology Centre
Russia >> 6/7/2019 - Gazprom Neft and the Government of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug are to expand their cooperation in developing viable technologies for exploiting Achimovsky-strata oil deposits, with Dmitry Artyu...
Gazprom Neft to Build Solar-Power Electricity Plants at Refineries
Russia >> 6/7/2019 - Gazprom Neft is to embark on a project to build solar-power electricity plants at its refining facilities, with the company’s Omsk Refinery, where the first 1 MW solar power station is to be built, ac...
Gazprom & CNPC Discuss Ongoing Preparations for Gas Supplies to China via Power of Siberia
Russia >> 6/7/2019 - A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Wang Yilin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CNPC, took place today at the St. Petersburg International ...
Gazprom & Siemens Discuss Prospects of Creating Joint Venture in Russia
Russia >> 6/7/2019 - A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Joe Kaeser, Chief Executive Officer of Siemens, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic...
Gazprom & VNG Sign General Terms of Gas Supply
Russia >> 6/7/2019 - Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Ulf Heitmueller, Chairman of the Executive Board of VNG, today signed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 the Gener...
Gazprom Neft, Repsol & Shell Join Forces to Develop a Major Exploration Cluster
Russia >> 6/7/2019 - Gazprom Neft, Repsol and Shell have signed a memorandum of understanding at this year’s St Petersburg International Economic Forum on establishing a joint venture to develop the Leskinsky and Pukhutsy...
Lukoil Develops Cooperation with Komi Republic
Russia >> 6/7/2019 - President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov and the Head of the Komi Republic Sergey Gaplikov signed the Agreement on Cooperation for 2019 – 2021 on the sidelines of the Saint Petersburg International Economi...
Gazprom & OMV Expanding Cooperation
Russia >> 6/7/2019 - A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Elisabeth Udolf-Strobl, Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs of Austria, took place today at the St. Pet...
Gazprom Neft to Supply Cutting-Edge Lubricants to Businesses in Saratov Oblast
Russia >> 6/7/2019 - Gazprom Neft has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Saratov Oblast on import-substitution in lubricants and service fluids. The document was signed at this year’s St Petersburg International Econ...
NOVATEK, COSCO SHIPPING, Sovcomflot & Silk Road Fund Sign an Agreement
Russia >> 6/7/2019 - PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK”), China COSCO SHIPPING Corporation Limited, PAO Sovcomflot and Silk Road Fund (the “Parties”) signed an Agreement in respect of the Maritime Arctic Transport LLC (“MArT”). ...
NOVATEK & CNPC Sign Share Purchase Agreement for Arctic LNG 2 Stake
Russia >> 6/7/2019 - As part of today’s Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum, PAO NOVATEK has signed the Share Purchase Agreement (“Agreement”) with wholly owned subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation...
NOVATEK & CNOOC Sign Share Purchase Agreement for Arctic LNG 2 Stake
Russia >> 6/7/2019 - As part of today’s Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum, PAO NOVATEK has signed the Share Purchase Agreement (“Agreement”) with CNOOC Ltd. (“CNOOC”) in relation to the sale of a 10% particip...
Lukoil to Support Construction of New Sports Training Center in Kogalym
Russia >> 6/7/2019 - Today in St. Petersburg at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov, Minister of Sports of Russia Pavel Kolobkov and Governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous ...
Sovcomflot & Gazprom Neft Agree to Cooperate on LNG Fuel Bunkering
Russia >> 6/7/2019 - Sovcomflot Group and Gazprom Neft Marine Bunker have signed a cooperation agreement regarding the implementation of projects for bunkering ships with LNG fuel. The signing ceremony took place at the 2...
Gazprom Neft & Zyfra Form A Joint Venture to Develop Digital Solutions
Russia >> 6/7/2019 - Gazprom Neft and ZYFRA have agreed to establish a joint venture to develop digital solutions for managing production at industrial enterprises. The preliminary agreement was signed by Andrei Belevtsev...
Gazprom & Vietnamese Politburo Member Discuss Further Bilateral Cooperation
Vietnam >> 6/7/2019 - A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Nguyen Van Binh, Member of the Political Bureau (Politburo) of the Central Committee of the Communist Party o...
NOVATEK Signed MOU with Total, Siemens and Zarubezhneft on Cooperation in Vietnam
Vietnam >> 6/7/2019 - As part of today’s Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum, PAO NOVATEK, Total Gas & Power Business Services S.A.S, Siemens Aktiengesellschaft and JSC Zarubezhneft (Zarubezhneft) signed a Memora...
NOVATEK Creates JV in China with Sinopec and Gazprombank
China >> 6/6/2019 - NOVATEK, Sinopec and Gazprombank have signed a Heads of Agreement on establishing a joint venture to market LNG and natural gas to end-customers in the People’s Republic of China. ...
Hunting Micro Continents Offshore East Africa &d in the West Indian Ocean
India >> 6/6/2019 - As industry interest in hydrocarbon exploration offshore East Africa increases, attention is turning to frontier areas in the region such as the West Indian Ocean. At first glance, this area looks lik...
Yokogawa Takes Strategic Stake in Finnish Company Sensire Ltd.
Japan >> 6/6/2019 - Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) and Finland-based Sensire Ltd. announce that they have reached an agreement for Yokogawa to take a €6 million stake in Sensire and to begin collaborating in...
Gazprom Neft, Rosgeologia & the Tomsk Oblast Sign Technology Partnership Agreement
Russia >> 6/6/2019 - Gazprom Neft, Rosgeologia (Rosgeo) and the Tomsk Oblast have signed a Technology Partnership Agreement at this year’s St Petersburg International Economic Forum, with the document being signed by Alex...
NOVATEK & Severgroup Sign Memorandum on Strategic Partnership and Cooperation
Russia >> 6/6/2019 - As part of today’s Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum, PAO NOVATEK (“Severgroup”) signed a Memorandum on Strategic Partnership and Cooperation (“Memorandum”). ...
NOVATEK & TMK Sign Memorandum on Strategic Partnership and Cooperation
Russia >> 6/6/2019 - As part of today’s Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum, PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”) and PAO TMK (“TMK”) signed a Memorandum on Strategic Partnership and Cooperation (“Memora...
Gazprom Neft & Sberbank Expand Collaboration on Digital Projects
Russia >> 6/6/2019 - Gazprom Neft and Sberbank have entered into a cooperation agreement on innovation. The agreement was signed by Andrei Belevtsev, Gazprom Neft’s Chief Digital Transformation Officer, and Anatoly Popov,...
Lukoil & Iraq’s Ministry of Oil Discuss Prospects For Cooperation
Russia >> 6/6/2019 - President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov has met with Thamir Abbas Ghadhban Al Ghadhban, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil of the Republic of Iraq, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Foru...
Lukoil & Tula Region Sign Cooperation Agreement
Russia >> 6/6/2019 - President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov and the Governor of Tula Region Alexey Dyumin signed the Agreement on Social and Economic Cooperation for the next five years at the Saint Petersburg International ...
Lukoil & Samara Region Define Areas of Cooperation
Russia >> 6/6/2019 - President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov and the Governor of the Samara Region Dmitry Azarov signed a supplemental agreement to the effective Agreement on Social and Economic Cooperation at the Saint Peter...
GAZPROM NEFT & IKS Holding to Develop Digital Projects for Industrial Enterprises
Russia >> 6/6/2019 - Gazprom Neft and IKS Holding have entered into a preliminary agreement to establish a joint venture, which will facilitate oil industry’s access to the digital transformation technology market. The ag...
Core Equipment for Third Production Train Being Shipped to Amur GPP
Russia >> 6/6/2019 - A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Wolfgang Reitzle, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Linde, took place today at the St. Petersburg Interna...
Gazprom Neft Establishes an Upstream JV with Zarubezhneft Dedicated to Development of ‘Tight’ Oil
Russia >> 6/6/2019 - Gazprom Neft and Zarubezhneft have used this year’s St Petersburg International Economic Forum to sign an agreement on establishing a joint venture for the exploration, development and production of h...
New Gazprom Neft - Shell JV to Develop Fields in Yamal
Russia >> 6/6/2019 - Gazprom Neft and Shell have used this year’s St Petersburg International Economic Forum to sign an agreement on creating a joint venture to develop license blocks in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug...

Global Oil & Gas News

Sleipner Partnership Releases CO2 Storage Data
Norway >> 6/12/2019 - Equinor and its partners will disclose datasets from the Sleipner field; the world's first offshore CCS plant, in a push to advance innovation and development on the field of CO2 storage. ...
ExxonMobil Proceeds with Argentina Expansion Project in Vaca Muerta
Argentina >> 6/11/2019 - ExxonMobil said it is proceeding with a long-term oil development in Argentina’s Bajo del Choique-La Invernada block. The project is expected to produce up to 55,000 oil-equivalent barrels per day wit...
Extension of Pluto LNG Turnaround
Australia >> 6/11/2019 - The Pluto LNG turnaround was completed as planned but the mixed refrigerant compressor has experienced vibration on restart. As a result, further activities extending the turnaround have commenced to ...
First LNG Cargo Shipped from Prelude FLNG
Australia >> 6/11/2019 - Shell, along with its Joint Venture Partners INPEX, KOGAS and OPIC, announced that the first shipment of Liquefied Natural Gas has sailed from Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) fac...
SBM Awarded LOI for FPSO Mero 2 Lease & Operate Contracts by Petrobras
Brazil >> 6/11/2019 - SBM Offshore has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) together with Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) for a 22.5 years lease and operate of FPSO Mero 2, to be deployed at the Mero field in the Santos Ba...
Amerisur Provides Operations Update
Colombia >> 6/11/2019 - Amerisur Resources Plc, the oil and gas producer and explorer focused on South America, provides an update on operations in Colombia. ...
CGG Awarded Multi-Year Processing Contract by Equinor
Norway >> 6/11/2019 - Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has been awarded a contract by Equinor for the processing of seismic data from the Johan Sverdrup Permanent Reservoir Monitoring (PRM) system in ...
Rosenberg WorleyParsons Awarded EPCIC Contract
Rosenberg WorleyParsons Awarded EPCIC Contract Norway >> 6/11/2019 - Neptune Energy announced Rosenberg WorleyParsons has been awarded contracts for modifications on the Neptune operated GjOa semi-submersible platform. ...
Total Starts up Production of the Culzean Field
United Kingdom >> 6/11/2019 - Total has started up production from the Culzean gas condensate field located on Block 22/25a, 230 kilometers off the coast of Aberdeen, in the UK. With a plateau production of 100,000 barrels of oil ...
Total Starts up Production of the Culzean Field
United Kingdom >> 6/11/2019 - Total has started up production from the Culzean gas condensate field located on Block 22/25a, 230 kilometers off the coast of Aberdeen, in the UK. With a plateau production of 100,000 barrels of oil ...
Shell Agrees to Sale of Martinez Refinery
United States >> 6/11/2019 - Equilon Enterprises LLC d/b/a Shell Oil Products US (Shell), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc announced it has reached an agreement for the sale of Shell’s Martinez Refinery in California to PBF ...
Fluor Awarded Position on the Department of State Diplomatic Platform Support Services Program
United States >> 6/11/2019 - Fluor Corporation (FLR) announced that the U.S. Department of State awarded the company a position on the Diplomatic Platform Support Services (DiPSS) program indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity c...
Mobilization of Stena Forth Drillship to Orinduik Block
Guyana >> 6/10/2019 - Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. (EOG) is pleased to announce the mobilisation of the Stena Forth drillship which is now en route to Guyana from West Africa where it has been operating for Tullow. The dr...
Eni & Maire Tecnimont Sign Agreement to Introduce New Technology
Eni & Maire Tecnimont Sign Agreement to Introduce New Technology Italy >> 6/10/2019 - Eni and NextChem, Maire Tecnimont's green chemistry subsidiary, are working together to turn waste into new energy, hydrogen and methanol. The two companies have signed a partnership agreement to deve...
Oceaneering to Perform Deepwater AUV Survey in Mexico
Mexico >> 6/10/2019 - Oceaneering International, Inc. has secured a contract to perform the first-ever deepwater Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) survey in Mexican waters. ...
Sovcomflot Extends Charter for Vyacheslav Tikhonov
United States >> 6/10/2019 - Polarcus Limited (PLCS) refers to its announcement dated 25 March 2019 describing the exercise of an option to redeliver "Vyacheslav Tikhonov" (originally named "Polarcus Selma") by Sovcomflot ("SCF")...
CGG and Fairfield Join Forces on Large WAZ Survey in South Central Louisiana’s Austin Chalk
United States >> 6/6/2019 - CGG and Fairfield Geotechnologies have signed a cooperation agreement to acquire a large-scale, multi-client survey in South Central Louisiana. The new 578-square-mile wide-azimuth survey, known as Ba...
CGG Announces Collaboration with Microsoft to Deliver Cloud Based Geoscience Data and Technologies
France >> 6/5/2019 - CGG, a leading geoscience company, is pleased to announce collaboration with Microsoft to deliver its geoscience products, data and services on Microsoft Azure and accelerate Exploration and Developme...
NW of Shetlands Insight with New Generation of Blended Seismic
United Kingdom >> 6/5/2019 - Among many recent seismic technology advances, there has been a step-change in source deblending. This has enabled the design of surveys, which use multiple sets of simultaneous sources to provide bes...
LyondellBasell & Odebrecht S.A. End Discussions Regarding Braskem Acquisition
United States >> 6/4/2019 - LyondellBasell (LYB), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, today announced it has ended discussions with Odebrecht S.A. concerning the potential acquisition of B...
Prosafe & Floatel Seek Merger in Challenging and Changing Market
Norway >> 6/3/2019 - Prosafe SE and Floatel International Ltd have signed an agreement to merge their respective businesses. The aim is to create a more robust company with improved services and geographical presence, abl...
Appointment of Director
United Kingdom >> 6/3/2019 - Chariot Oil & Gas Limited, the Atlantic margins focused oil and gas company, announces that Andrew Hockey has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. ...
GE Begins Union Contract Talks
United States >> 6/3/2019 - GE began negotiations on a new national contract with the Coordinated Bargaining Committee (CBC) of GE unions. The current four-year contracts with the unions expire at midnight on June 23, 2019. ...
Total Strengthens its US LNG Business with the Takeover of Toshiba’s LNG
United States >> 6/1/2019 - Total has signed an agreement with Toshiba to take over its portfolio of liquefied natural gas (LNG). It includes a 20-year tolling agreement for 2.2 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of LNG from Freepo...
LyondellBasell Announces Leadership Changes
United States >> 5/31/2019 - LyondellBasell (LYB), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, today announced the following senior leadership changes. ...
Cluff Natural Resources Completes Farm-out of License P2252 to Shell
United Kingdom >> 5/30/2019 - AIM-listed Cluff Natural Resources has received Oil and Gas Authority ('OGA') approval in relation to the farm-out of License P2252 to Shell and the farm out has now completed. ...
Helix Acquires Aberdeen-Based Subsea Company
United States >> 5/30/2019 - Helix Energy Solutions Group has acquired a majority stake in Aberdeen-based Subsea Technologies Group Limited (STL), Helix announced. ...
Wood Secures New Contract with Chevron to Provide FEED Services for the Jansz-lo Compression Project
Australia >> 5/29/2019 - Wood has secured a new contract with Chevron Australia to provide subsea integration and flow assurance front-end engineering design (FEED) services for the Jansz-lo compression project offshore Weste...
Darwin LNG Battery Project to Reduce Emissions & Costs
Australia >> 5/29/2019 - Santos has announced the launch of a battery project for Darwin LNG which will reduce power generation carbon emissions by 20 per cent, as well as cut fuel gas consumption and operating costs. ...
Petrobras Informs Injunction to Suspend Sale of Fertilizer Assets
Brazil >> 5/29/2019 - Petrobras was notified of the decision of the Federal Court of Rio de Janeiro, which granted an injunction, in a public action, ordering the suspension of the sale of 100% of its shareholding in Arauc...
Alessandro Puliti New Chief Upstream Officer
Italy >> 5/29/2019 - Alessandro Puliti has been appointed Eni’s new Chief Upstream Officer. Starting in his new role on September 1st, 2019, he will replace Antonio Vella, who will leave the Company at the end of the year...
OMV & Aker BP Announce Digitalization Partnership
Norway >> 5/29/2019 - OMV, the international integrated oil and gas company based in Vienna, Austria, and Aker BP ASA, the oil exploration and development company headquartered in Oslo, Norway, signed a Memorandum of Under...
Rotork Electric Actuators Powered by Solar Panels on US Gas Production Wells
United Kingdom >> 5/29/2019 - Rotork intelligent full-turn electric actuators have been supplied for upstream shale gas production wells in the USA. Engineered for choke and control valve applications, Rotork’s IQTF actuators pro...
Senex Awarded Surat Basin Domestic Gas Acreage
Australia >> 5/28/2019 - Senex Energy has been awarded preferred tender status for natural gas acreage in the Surat Basin as part of the Queensland Government’s domestic gas acreage tender process. ...
Prosafe Signed a Contract with Petrobras for Safe Eurus Vessel
Brazil >> 5/28/2019 - Prosafe has signed a contract with Petrobras Netherlands B.V. (Petrobras) for the provision of the Safe Eurus semi-submersible vessel for safety and maintenance support offshore Brazil. ...
Launch of the Innovative European “3d” Project for the Capture & Storage of Co2
France >> 5/28/2019 - A consortium of 11 European stakeholders including ArcelorMittal, Axens, IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and Total, is launching a project to demonstrate an innovative process for capturing CO2 from in...
Petrofac Secures Two North Sea Contract Extensions
United Kingdom >> 5/28/2019 - Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services (EPS) business has been awarded two Operations and Maintenance (O&M) contract extensions for long-standing clients worth a combined value ofapprox. US$32...
Fairfield Geotechnologies Announces Executive Leadership Changes
United States >> 5/28/2019 - Fairfield Geotechnologies announced today that Chris Sugahara will succeed Charles (Chuck) Davison as CEO of the company. Chuck has accepted a position as the COO of Oceaneering International Inc. ...
Bechtel Awarded EPC Contract to Build Rio Grande LNG Project
Bechtel Awarded EPC Contract to Build Rio Grande LNG Project United States >> 5/28/2019 - Bechtel, a global leader in project management, engineering, and construction, has been awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract by NextDecade for the first phase of the R...
Fluor Corporation Appoints Michael Steuert as Chief Financial Officer
Fluor Corporation Appoints Michael Steuert as Chief Financial Officer United States >> 5/28/2019 - Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) announced today executive appointments to its leadership team as it continues to strengthen the company’s management as well as drive an enhanced focus on excellent execut...

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