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Middle East Oil & Gas News

McDermott Breaks Ground on New Saudi Fabrication Yard
Saudi Arabia >> 2/25/2020 - Saudi Aramco and McDermott have reached a significant milestone with McDermott breaking ground on its new fabrication facility within the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and ...
ADNOC to Build on its Position as One of Least Carbon-intensive Oil & Gas Producers Worldwide
Saudi Arabia >> 2/25/2020 - ADNOC is building on its position as one of the least carbon-intensive oil and gas producers in the world by significantly expanding its CCUS program, according to His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al J...
Saudi Aramco Announces Regulatory Approval of Jafurah Gas Field
Saudi Arabia >> 2/22/2020 - Saudi Aramco announces regulatory approval of the development of the Jafurah unconventional gas field in the Eastern Province, the largest non-associated gas field in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to da...
Successful Well Performance of KM-02
Israel >> 2/20/2020 - Energean Oil and Gas plc (ENOG), the oil and gas producer focused on the Mediterranean, is pleased to announce successful results from production measurement performed during clean-up of the Karish Ma...
Petrofac Awarded $40M EPCC Contract by Sharjah National Oil Corporation
United Arab Emirates >> 2/20/2020 - Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services division (EPS) has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract by Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC), wor...
PTTEP and Total Sign EPSA for Block 12 Onshore Oman
Oman >> 2/19/2020 - PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) has announced that on 19 February 2020, PTTEP MENA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PTTEP, and Total E&P Oman Block 12 B.V., a wholly-owned s...
ADNOC Signs Exclusive Seller Deal with Xiamen Sinolook Oil
United Arab Emirates >> 2/19/2020 - The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, has signed an Exclusive Seller Agreement with Xiamen Sinolook Oil Co. Ltd. This new agreement, which was signed at the 24th World Base Oils and Lubricants Co...
Petrofac Awarded US$1.65 billion Contracts for Abu Dhabi Mega Project
Petrofac Awarded US$1.65 billion Contracts for Abu Dhabi Mega Project United Arab Emirates >> 2/18/2020 - Petrofac Emirates has been awarded two contracts, together worth around US$1.65 billion with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in the United Arab Emirates. ...
Eni Begins Drilling Oman’s First Deepwater Offshore Well
Oman >> 2/16/2020 - In a move that bodes well for efforts to harness Oman’s untapped offshore hydrocarbon potential, the local subsidiary of global energy major Eni has commenced drilling of what is billed as the first d...
PDO Signs Agreement to Strengthen Oman’s Engineering Sector
Oman >> 2/16/2020 - Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) provided a further boost to Omani engineering with the signing of a new contact with the Oman Engineering Procurement & Construction (OmEPC), a joint partnership betwe...
Qatargas Signs Long Term SPA to Supply LNG to Kuwait
Qatar >> 2/10/2020 - Qatargas announced the signing of a new, long term Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Shell to deliver 1 million tons per annum of LNG to the State of Kuwait, commencin...
ADNOC L&S Signs Agreement to Utilize Al Khaznah LNG Vessel
United Arab Emirates >> 2/10/2020 - ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S), the marine and logistics subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced a charter agreement with Singapore’s Atlantic Gulf & Pacific (AG&P) ...
Genel Energy Announces Update on Tawke PSC
Iraq >> 2/6/2020 - Genel Energy plc notes that DNO ASA, as operator of the Tawke PSC (Genel 25% working interest), has issued an update on licence activity: ...
Energean Announces FPSO Hull Update
Israel >> 2/6/2020 - Energean Oil and Gas plc (ENOG) issues an update on the potential impacts of the Novel Coronavirus on the construction of the Energean Power FPSO Hull, which is currently being built in Liuheng Isla...
Saipem Awarded New Offshore Contracts Worth over $500million
Saipem Awarded New Offshore Contracts Worth over $500million Saudi Arabia >> 2/6/2020 - Saipem has been awarded several EPCI contracts in various countries around the world worth over 500 million USD. The first EPCI contract has been awarded by Saudi Aramco in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...
Eni Signs MOU to Strengthen Collaboration in Bahrain’s Energy Sector
Bahrain >> 2/4/2020 - His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Minister for Oil of the Kingdom of Bahrain and Chairman of Tatweer Petroleum, and Eni’s Chief Executive Officer, Claudio Descalzi, signe...
Qatargas Completes Fabrication of Key Offshore Platform
Qatar >> 2/4/2020 - Qatargas Operating Company Limited (Qatargas) achieved a major milestone with its North Field Bravo (NFB) Living Quarters Expansion (LQX) Project as it safely and successfully completed the onshore fa...
ADNOC & DUSUP Sign Cooperation Agreement for Development of Shallow Gas
United Arab Emirates >> 2/3/2020 - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced the discovery of 80 trillion standard cubic feet (TSCF) of shallow gas resources in place within the area between Saih Al Sidirah and Jebel Ali in the Emirates...
KBR Awarded PMC Contract by ADNOC for Ghasha Concession Project
KBR Awarded PMC Contract by ADNOC for Ghasha Concession Project United Arab Emirates >> 2/3/2020 - KBR has been awarded a major Project Management Consultancy (PMC) services contract by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) for the Ghasha Concession portfolio of projects. ...
Port of Duqm Facilitates Duqm Refinery’s Heavy-lift Cargo Arrival
Oman >> 2/1/2020 - Port of Duqm is facilitating Duqm Refinery’s (EPC 2 - Petrofac & Samsung Engg.) cargo for the discharge of 9 massive LPG storage tanks (‘bullets’), under the agency of Khimji Ramdas Shipping.

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Africa Oil & Gas News

Negotiations for Drilling Rig in the Congo
Congo >> 2/26/2020 - Zenith Energy Ltd., the international oil & gas production company, is pleased to announce that it is in advanced negotiations to contract a drilling rig to perform planned drilling operations in the ...
Keppel Delivers World’s Fastest Brownfield FPSO Modification Project
Nigeria >> 2/26/2020 - Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard, has delivered the world’s fastest brownfield Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO) modifi...
Algeria’s Sidi Rezine Output Reaches 3.645 MM Tons
Algeria >> 2/25/2020 - Sidi Rezine has restarted its operations and increased its annual output to reach 3.645 million tons, up from 2.7 million tons, according to Reuters. ...
Results of the Kama-1 Well in Gabon
Gabon >> 2/25/2020 - Etablissements Maurel & Prom (M&P) announces the completion of drilling operations on the Kama-1 exploration well on the Kari licence in south Gabon. The well encountered severalseries of oil shows be...
Africa Energy Signs Farmout Agreements with Azinam and Panoro for Block 2B
South Africa >> 2/25/2020 - Africa Energy Corp., an oil and gas company with exploration assets offshore South Africa and Namibia, is pleased to announce the execution of two farmout agreements whereby the Company will transfer ...
Sonatrach Acquires Three LNG Carriers at the Port of Algiers
Algeria >> 2/24/2020 - Abdelaziz Djerad chaired the SONATRACH acquisition ceremony for three LNG carriers at the port of Algiers. ...
ADM to Acquire a Further Interest in OML 113 from EER
Nigeria >> 2/24/2020 - ADM Energy PLC, an oil and gas investing company quoted on AIM, is pleased to advise that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement ("Agreement") with EER (Colobus) Nigeria Limited ("EER") to ...
Yinson Awarded Ghana FPSO Project
Ghana >> 2/21/2020 - YINSON Holdings Berhad has, via Yinson Production West Africa Limited, Yinson Gazania Production Ltd and Yinson Gazania Operations Limited, entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Aker Energy Ghana...
Update on Completion of Rockhopper Acquisition
Update on Completion of Rockhopper Acquisition Egypt >> 2/20/2020 - United Oil & Gas Plc (UOG) is pleased to announce the satisfaction of the regulatory conditions attached to its proposed acquisition (Acquisition) of Rockhopper Egypt Pty Ltd., which holds a 22% inter...
Total Awards Two LNG Agreements to Worley
Mozambique >> 2/20/2020 - Worley has been awarded two master service agreements (MSAs) by Total E&P Mozambique Area 1 Limitada (Total) to provide services to the Mozambique LNG Project. ...
DOF Subsea Awarded Contracts in Africa
Nigeria >> 2/20/2020 - DOF Subsea is pleased to announce two contract-awards for international clients in Africa, securing further vessel and resource utilisation in Q1 and first part of Q2 2020. The first contract is for s...
TGS Welcomes Federal Republic of Somalia’s Ratification of the Petroleum Law
Somalia >> 2/20/2020 - The Federal Republic of Somalia has confirmed that the country’s Petroleum Law has been ratified by His Excellency, President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. The Presidential Ratification is a landmark mom...
Tower Plans June 2020 Spud for Its NJOM-3 Well in Thali Licence
Cameroon >> 2/19/2020 - Tower Resources plc is pleased to provide the following update on its work on the Thali licence in Cameroon, conducted through its wholly-owned subsidiary Tower Resources Cameroon SA. ...
Egyptian Natural Gas Exports to Jordan to Be Resumed Within 48 Hours
Egyptian Natural Gas Exports to Jordan to Be Resumed Within 48 Hours Egypt >> 2/19/2020 - The Egyptian-Jordanian Fajr for Natural Gas Transport and Supply Company said that the export of Egyptian natural gas "will be resumed to Jordan within 48 hours and in the same quantities agreed upon ...
Predator Exercises Guercif Rig Option
Morocco >> 2/19/2020 - Predator Oil & Gas Holdings Plc (PRD) is pleased to provide an update on its drilling plans for the Guercif Permits I, II, III and IV (Guercif) onshore Morocco. Predator (75%) operates Guercif in join...
Vaalco Confirms Oil Discovery in New Step Out Area with South East Etame 4P Appraisal Wellbore
Gabon >> 2/18/2020 - VAALCO Energy, Inc. announced that the South East Etame 4P appraisal wellbore drilled from the VAALCO operated South East Etame North Tchibala (SEENT) platform offshore Gabon in the Etame Marin permit...
Panoro Announces Additional Well in Tunisia
Tunisia >> 2/18/2020 - Panoro Energy ASA (PEN) is extremely pleased to announce that it has approved, along with its joint venture partner ETAP, the Tunisian National Oil Company, the drilling of a production well on the Gu...
Zallaf Company Opens New Office in the South
Libya >> 2/17/2020 - Zallaf Z Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Company, a subsidiary of National Oil Corporation (NOC), opened a new operations office in Awinat, to follow up on the development of the Erawin field adj...
Sound Energy Announces Partial Divestment Update & LNG Strategy
Morocco >> 2/17/2020 - Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, announced on 6 November 2019 that the Company had entered into non-binding heads of terms (HOT) agreement with a privately-owned UK registered ...
TGS Completes One Survey and Commences Another Offshore Senegal
Senegal >> 2/17/2020 - TGS has completed the acquisition of its latest 3D survey offshore Senegal, SN-UDO-19. This latest stand-alone survey is located in northern Senegal and follows a further recently completed survey, SS...
Commencement of Drilling Operations at South Disouq
Commencement of Drilling Operations at South Disouq Egypt >> 2/14/2020 - SDX Energy Plc is pleased to announce that the SD-6X (Salah) well at South Disouq in Egypt (SDX 55% working interest) has commenced drilling operations. Salah is expected to a reach its targeted depth...
29 Int’l Deals Inked in EGYPS 2020
29 Int’l Deals Inked in EGYPS 2020 Egypt >> 2/14/2020 - A total of 29 international agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoUs) were signed during the Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2020), which concluded on Thursday. ...
NOC Chairman & Senior US Officials Discusses Blockade Consequences
Libya >> 2/14/2020 - NOC Chairman Eng Mustafa Sanalla met with senior US officials in Washington DC, to discuss the humanitarian and financial consequences of the continuing blockade of Libyan oil production. ...
Arbitral Tribunal rejects Far Limited's Pre-emption Claims
Senegal >> 2/14/2020 - Woodside has received a decision from the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in the arbitration initiated by FAR Limited against Woodside Energy (Senegal) B.V,...
Methanex Egypt & EGPC Sign MOU for Process Safety Management
Methanex Egypt & EGPC Sign MOU for Process Safety Management Egypt >> 2/13/2020 - Mohamed Shindy, Methanex Egypt Managing Director and Eng. Abed Ezz El Regal, The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) CEO, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Wednesday February 12, 2020,...
19% Drop in Revenues in January 2020 from Previous Month in Libya
Libya >> 2/13/2020 - National Oil Corporation (NOC) reported January 2020 revenues of approximately 1.77 billion USD ($1,768,879,320.49), a decrease of around 418 million USD (19% ) on December 2019 revenues and an increa...
Neptune Energy Signs Operated Exploration Licence for Gulf of Suez
Neptune Energy Signs Operated Exploration Licence for Gulf of Suez Egypt >> 2/12/2020 - Neptune Energy signed an operated exploration licence with the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) for Egypt’s North West El Amal Offshore Concession, underlining the company’s commitment to...
Edison Starts Exploratory Drilling for Gas in Egypt
Edison Starts Exploratory Drilling for Gas in Egypt Egypt >> 2/12/2020 - Italian energy group Edison has begun drilling an exploratory well in deepwater acreage in Egypt, not far from other giant east Mediterranean gas fields, the CEO of Israel-focused gas driller Energean...
Kosmos Increases Resrves for Seventh Consecutive Year
Mauritania >> 2/12/2020 - Kosmos Energy announced that total 1P reserves at year end 2019 were approximately 169 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe) and 2P reserves were approximately 552 MMBoe. ...
Greater Tortue Ahmeyim SPA Signed with BP Gas Marketing
Mauritania >> 2/12/2020 - Kosmos Energy and its partners have signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with BP Gas Marketing Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of BP plc. The SPA is for 2.45 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) o...
Potential Acquisition of Major Production Asset, West Africa
Nigeria >> 2/12/2020 - Zenith Energy Ltd. has entered into final stage negotiations with a national oil authority to secure a material oil production license in West Africa. (“Potential Acquisition”). The Potential Acquisit...
Egypt's Sisi Discusses Cooperation with Bechtel and BP
Egypt's Sisi Discusses Cooperation with Bechtel and BP Egypt >> 2/11/2020 - President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with the CEO of Bechtel Corporation, Brendan Bechtel, in Cairo, and discussed ways to boost cooperation with the US firm. ...
Egypt & Schlumberger Introduce the Egypt Upstream Gateway
Egypt & Schlumberger Introduce the Egypt Upstream Gateway Egypt >> 2/11/2020 - The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Schlumberger introduce the Egypt Upstream Gateway, a unique and innovative national project for digitizing subsurface information and delivering a digital subsur...
Oceaneering Awarded Riserless Light Well Intervention Contract by BP
Angola >> 2/10/2020 - Oceaneering International, Inc. announced the award by units of BP p.l.c. ("BP"), of a contract to provide comprehensive riserless light well intervention (RLWI) services offshore Angola in Blocks 18 ...
Tower Resources Provides Cameroon Operational Update
Cameroon >> 2/10/2020 - Tower Resources plc, the AIM-listed oil and gas company with its focus on Africa, is pleased to provide the following operational update on its work on the Thali licence in Cameroon, conducted through...
Wintershall Dea Signs Agreement for East Damanhour Exploration
Wintershall Dea Signs Agreement for East Damanhour Exploration Egypt >> 2/10/2020 - Wintershall Dea and Egyptian Minister of Petroleum H.E. Tarek El Molla have signed the concession agreement for the East Damanhour block. The block is located to the west of Wintershall Dea’s Disouq d...
Fugro Awarded Geophysical Survey Services for Pecan Field
Ghana >> 2/10/2020 - Aker Energy has awarded Fugro a contract for geotechnical and geophysical survey services in relation to the Pecan field, offshore Ghana. ...
Zawiya Refinery Shut Down Causing Further Financial Losses
Libya >> 2/10/2020 - National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirms that it was forced to shut down the Zawiya refinery on Saturday, February 8, 2020 as a result of a valve closure in the Hamada region, on the main pipeline betw...
New On-Demand Fuel Delivery Company to Launch in Egypt Soon
New On-Demand Fuel Delivery Company to Launch in Egypt Soon Egypt >> 2/9/2020 - Dubai-based on-demand fuel delivery company Cafu is planning to expand its business into Egypt soon, the company said on LinkedIn, without providing further details about a launch date. ...
Impact Oil & Gas Announces Capital Raising of $40million
Namibia >> 2/7/2020 - Impact Oil & Gas Limited, the privately-owned, African-focused exploration company, is pleased to announce that it has secured funds, with gross proceeds of approximately USD 40 million, by way of an ...

Asia Oil & Gas News

Yamal LNG Reaches 30 million tons Milestone
Russia >> 2/26/2020 - Yamal LNG has shipped its thirtieth million ton of LNG since the commencement of the project. The Arc7 ice-class tanker “Nikolay Yevgenov” loaded the 411th cargo as the project reached 30 million tons...
Hibiscus Petroleum Encouraged by New Oil Production from North Sabah Fields
Malaysia >> 2/25/2020 - Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad (HIBI: MK) (Hibiscus Petroleum) released a Corporate and Business Update (the Update) outlining the Group’s targets and initiatives as well as operational updates in conjunct...
Gazprom Neft Strengthens Its Partnership with Khanty-Mansi Autonomous
Russia >> 2/25/2020 - Gazprom Neft has entered into a further social and economic cooperation agreement with the Government of the Khanti-Mansi Autonomous Okrug—Yugra. The signatories to this agreement were Alexander Dyuko...
Dyna-Mac Secures in-Principle Award of Fabrication Contracts
Singapore >> 2/25/2020 - The Board of Directors of Dyna-Mac Holdings Ltd (“Dyna-Mac” and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) wishes to announce that the Group has secured in-principle award of fabrication contracts ...
NIOC to Renovate Southern Oil Facilities
Iran >> 2/23/2020 - National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) is following a program to renovate all the country"s old and worn-out oil facilities, Shana reported quoting a senior official with the company. ...
Petropars Wins Forouzan Oil Field Development
Iran >> 2/22/2020 - The Managing Director of Petropars released the happy news that Petropars Group won the tender held for the maintenance and increase of production level of the joint Forouzan Oil Field. ...
Jusk Terminal Set to Become Iran Energy Hub
Iran >> 2/22/2020 - The first phase of crude oil exports from Jask oil terminal in southeast Iran will commence by March 2021. Once fully operational, this project would transfer 1mb/d of crude oil from Iran’s oil-rich w...
Azar Oil Field to Start Production at Full Capacity
Iran >> 2/22/2020 - The Azar oil field, which Iran shares with neighboring Iraq, is one of the most challenging hydrocarbon fields in terms of drilling. It is currently in the final stages of development. Iranian contrac...
West Karoun Oil Output Five-Fold
Iran >> 2/22/2020 - Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh has said in an interview on state TV that production from oil fields located in West Karoun has roughly quintupled over the past six years. “In West Karoun, the oil ...
Gazprom Neft Is to Develop a Digital Procurement Solution
Russia >> 2/21/2020 - Gazprom Neft and Gazprombank have agreed on a roadmap for creating a joint venture to develop Russia’s first integrated supply-chain management platform. The agreement was signed by Alexander Dyukov, ...
INPEX Signs MoU on Gas Supply from Abadi LNG Project in Masela Block
Indonesia >> 2/20/2020 - INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) announced that through its subsidiary INPEX Masela, Ltd., and on behalf of its joint venture partner Shell Upstream Overseas Ltd. (Shell), it has signed memorandums of unders...
Gazprom Looking to Strengthen Its Leadership Position in Europe & Asia
Russia >> 2/20/2020 - The Gazprom Management Committee took note of the information about the Company's international marketing strategy. ...
Gazprom & OMV Discuss Cooperation-Related Issues
Russia >> 2/19/2020 - A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Executive Board of OMV, took place today in Moscow. ...
Petronas Signs a 12-year Time Charter Party for Two New LNG Vessels
Malaysia >> 2/17/2020 - PETRONAS through its subsidiary, PETRONAS LNG Ltd. (PLL) recently signed a 12-year Time Charter Party (TCP), with an option to extend for another 12 years, with a renowned Japanese shipowner, Kawasaki...
Gazprom Neft Increases Production of Low-Sulphur Marine Fuels
Russia >> 2/17/2020 - Gazprom Neft is expanding its production and sale of MARPOL-compliant environmentally-friendly marine fuels — the company’s Omsk Refinery having been producing a new 0.5 percent low-sulphur fuel since...
KrisEnergy in Farm-out Agreement for Vietnam Block 115/09
Vietnam >> 2/14/2020 - KrisEnergy has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, KrisEnergy (Vietnam 115) Ltd, has entered into a farm-out agreement with a major international oil and gas company for the transfer of its en...
Jura Commencemes Commercial Production from Badin IV South Block
Pakistan >> 2/13/2020 - Jura Energy Corporation is pleased to announce that, after successful testing and commissioning of production facilities, commercial production has commenced from the Ayesha, Aminah and Ayesha North l...
Bozhong 34-9 Oilfield Commences Production
China >> 2/12/2020 - CNOOC Limited (the “Company”, SEHK, NYSE: CEO) announced that Bozhong 34-9 Oilfield has commenced production. ...
Gazprom Neft & Mubadala Petroleum Expand Technological Cooperation
Russia >> 2/12/2020 - Gazprom Neft and Mubadala Petroleum have agreed to work together in developing new technologies — key areas in this collaboration being the development of innovative solutions in oil production, and d...
Global Oil Demand Growth Evaporates Because of Coronavirus
China >> 2/11/2020 - The coronavirus epidemic in China has triggered restrictions in the country’s public transport and air travel, both at a domestic and an international level, reducing demand for oil, which has lost ab...
SOCAR & Halliburton Signed MOU to Provide Broad Suite of Oilfield Products
Azerbaijan >> 2/10/2020 - SOCAR-AQS and Halliburton Company (HAL) announced the companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a new joint venture to provide a broad suite of oilfield products and services i...
Coro Energy Provides Duyung PSC Update
Indonesia >> 2/10/2020 - Coro Energy plc provides an update in respect of the Company's 15% non-operated interest in the Duyung production sharing contract (the Duyung PSC), offshore Indonesia, which contains the Mako gas fie...
Last Two Decks Loaded out Simultaneously at SADRA
Iran >> 2/10/2020 - The two decks, each weighing about 2500 tons, have made 98 percent progress which were simultaneously loaded on the carrier vessel called FLB124 at manufacturing yard of Iran marine industrial company...
Iran Refineries to Yield 0.7mt/year of Petcoke
Iran >> 2/10/2020 - Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said Bandar Abbas and Imam Khomeini refineries were to produce 700,000 tons per year of sponge and needle cokes in Iran. ...
First Iran Heavy Polyethylene Unit to Be Built
Iran >> 2/10/2020 - A contract was signed between Petrochemical Research and Technology Company (PRTC) and Tabriz Petrochemical Company for building Iran’s first heavy polyethylene plant. ...
Cortez Prepares to Lay Subsea Pipeline in Malaysia
Malaysia >> 2/10/2020 - The team at Cortez is mobilising the Grand Canyon II offshore vessel for its project to lay the first ever subsea pipeline using mechanical connectors offshore Malaysia. ...
Cadogan Petroleum Provides Operational Update
Ukraine >> 2/10/2020 - Cadogan Petroleum plc, the London Stock Exchange listed independent oil and gas company, is pleased to provide the following operational update post year-end. ...
Oil Slides Lower as Traders Evaluate China's Demand, Await OPEC+ Cuts
China >> 2/9/2020 - Oil prices slipped lower on Monday as traders assessed China’s oil demand following the coronavirus outbreak and waited to see if major producers will cut output further to balance markets. ...
Condensate Treatment Capacity Expanded at the Samburgskiy License Area
Russia >> 2/7/2020 - PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK”) announced that Arcticgas, a joint venture between NOVATEK and PAO Gazprom Neft, expanded the gas condensate treatment facility’s capacity at the Samburgskiy license area to acc...
Total to Invest $510M for 50% Stake in 2148 MWac Solar Power Projects Held By AGEL
India >> 2/6/2020 - Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) and Total Gas & Power Business Services SAS (TOTAL) have entered into a binding arrangement for investment of approximately USD 510 Million for acquisition of 50% sta...
Rosneft Signs Contract with Indian Oil for Oil Supply
Rosneft Signs Contract with Indian Oil for Oil Supply India >> 2/5/2020 - Rosneft Oil Company and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) signed a contract to supply up to 2 million tonnes of oil to India via the port of Novorossiysk by the end of 2020. ...
Elixir Energy Reports Positive Results at Nomgon CBM Well
Mongolia >> 2/5/2020 - Elixir Energy Limited provides an update on its drilling operations in its 100% owned Nomgon IX CBM PSC. Elixir’s key objective for its first exploration campaign has been to discover thick gassy coal...
Omsk Refinery Will Increase Production of Winter Diesel Fuel
Russia >> 2/5/2020 - The Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery has completed installation of major equipment at its new diesel-fuel hydrotreatment and dewaxing unit construction site. This column equipment produced by Uralkhimmash a...
Information on the 1998 Chuditch-1 Discovery (Timor-Leste)
East Timor >> 2/4/2020 - Baron Oil Plc has updated its website to include information on the TL-SO-19-16 PSC (the "Chuditch PSC") that has been derived from publicly released reports on the area prepared by Shell Development ...
Gazprom Neft Achieves Record Production at Achimovsky strata
Russia >> 2/4/2020 - Gazprom Neft has become the first company in Russia to use a unique technology — hybrid multi-stage fracking — to increase oil inflow in Achimovsky strata, following testing at Gazpromeft Noyabrskneft...
Ramform Hyperion to Start New 3D Survey in PNG
Papua-New Guinea >> 2/3/2020 - PGS will commence the Painimaut 3D MultiClient program in Papua New Guinea (“PNG”) in early February. The program is expected to last for approximately 60 days and has strong industry funding. ...
Termination of Bulu PSC Acquisition
Indonesia >> 1/31/2020 - Coro Energy plc, the Southeast Asian focused upstream oil and gas company, announces that, following the successful drilling at the Duyung PSC, the Group is pursuing its strategy to grow through acqui...
Papua New Guinea Scraps Talks with Exxon on P'nyang Gas Project
Papua-New Guinea >> 1/31/2020 - Papua New Guinea called off negotiations with Exxon Mobil regarding the P’nyang gas project, casting a shadow on a $13 billion plan to double the country’s gas exports by 2024. The government said Exx...
Gazprom Neft Cooperates with Russian Suppliers for Omsk Refinery
Russia >> 1/31/2020 - Installation of integrated large-scale equipment for a new catalytic reforming unit is now complete at Gazprom Neft’s Omsk Refinery. Modernising this facility is expected to lead to a 1.5-fold increas...
Completion of First Toroidal Field Coil for ITER
Japan >> 1/30/2020 - The Fusion Energy Directorate of the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), have completed manufacture of the first ...

Global Oil & Gas News

Scarborough Participating Interest Alignment
Australia >> 2/26/2020 - Woodside and BHP have agreed to align their participating interests across the WA-1-R (Scarborough) and WA-62-R (North Scarborough) titles, resulting in Woodside holding a 73.5% interest and BHP holdi...
Eco (Atlantic) Announces Unaudited Results & Operational Update
Guyana >> 2/26/2020 - Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. (EOG), the oil and gas exploration company with licenses in Guyana and Namibia, is pleased to announce its results for the three and nine months ended 31 December 2019, a...
Equinor to Discontinue Exploration Drilling in Great Australian Bight
Australia >> 2/25/2020 - Equinor has informed the Australian authorities of its decision to discontinue its exploration drilling plan (Stromlo-1) in the Ceduna sub-basin, offshore South Australia. ...
DOF Awarded Contract for Skandi Caledonia
United Kingdom >> 2/24/2020 - DOF Rederi has been awarded a 4 wells firm plus 2 well option contract for Skandi Caledonia by Premier Oil UK Limited. Commencement will be in Q2 this year with an estimated duration of circa 100 days...
Aquaterra Awarded Subsea Engineering & Technical Services
United Kingdom >> 2/24/2020 - AquaTerra acquires the trade and assets of Subsea Engineering and Technical Services. ...
Hilcorp Energy Commences Production at Lightning Field Well
United States >> 2/24/2020 - JV partner Otto Energy has provided an update on the Lightning field onshore Matagorda County, TX. The operator, Hilcorp Energy, has successfully completed the Green-2 well in the Tex Miss 1 interval ...
Inclusion in TSX Venture 50 for Third Consecutive Year
Canada >> 2/21/2020 - Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd., the oil and gas exploration company with licences in highly prospective regions in South America and Africa, is delighted to announce it has been recognized as a 2020 TS...
New OBN Source Contract in Asia Pacific
Cyprus >> 2/20/2020 - Further to the notice dated 9 January 2020, SeaBird Exploration has received a letter of award for an OBN source contract with an expected duration of about 5 months. The contract is expected to start...
Update on Appeals against Environmental Decrees in Italy
Italy >> 2/20/2020 - Global Petroleum Limited (GBP) has previously announced that the Region of Puglia had appealed to the Council of State - the highest level of appeal in Italy - against the judgements of the Administra...
PEMEX Decided not to Award Additional Work to EMGS
Mexico >> 2/20/2020 - Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA has been advised by the customer that the Company will not, in the near to medium future, receive additional acquisition work under the two-year acquisition contract an...
TouchstoneCcloses $11.6 million Private Placement
Trinidad and Tobago >> 2/20/2020 - Touchstone Exploration Inc. announces that further to the Company's announcement on February 19, 2020 regarding the proposed placing (the "Placing"), the Company has placed 22,500,000 new common share...
Sillimanite Field Successfully Comes on Stream in the North Sea
United Kingdom >> 2/20/2020 - Wintershall Noordzee B.V. (a Joint Venture of Wintershall Dea and Gazprom EP International) has successfully started gas production from its operated Sillimanite field. Discovered in June 2015, the un...
Deep Down Receives Riser Isolation Valve System Order for Whale Development
United States >> 2/20/2020 - Deep Down, Inc., a specialist in complex deep-water oil and gas distribution equipment and services, announced that it has received an order from Shell Offshore Inc. for work related to its Whale deve...
Calima Secures Tommy Lakes Infrastructure
Canada >> 2/19/2020 - Calima Energy Limited (CE1) (Calima) owns and operates drilling and production rights in British Columbia (”Calima Lands”). The Company is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement to acqui...
Siemens to Modernize Full Drilling Drives Package & Cooling System
Denmark >> 2/19/2020 - Siemens was awarded a contract by Arabian Drilling Company to modernize a complete and integrated drilling-drives lineup, including auxiliaries and controls, that will be installed on an offshore jack...
Penspen & QiO Techologies Announce Partnership with Launch of THEIA
United Kingdom >> 2/19/2020 - Penspen have developed THEIA in partnership with QiO Technologies as an environment for pipeline operators across the world to access Penspen’s leading expertise in defect assessment and asset integri...
Cooper Provides Sole Gas Project Update
Australia >> 2/18/2020 - Cooper Energy announces the Sole Gas Project has passed a critical milestone with the entry of gas from the Eastern Gas Pipeline into the Orbost Gas Processing Plant. ...
CGG Completes Exit from Land Data Acquisition
France >> 2/18/2020 - CGG has completed the wind-down and exit from its land seismic data acquisition business after completing its last land seismic acquisition contract in Tunisia. Following on from the company’s recentl...
PGS Partners with Cognite to Optimize Vessel Efficiency
Norway >> 2/18/2020 - PGS has entered into an agreement with Cognite to reduce vessel operating costs and improve efficiency. Leveraging fleet productivity and technology is an important pillar of PGS business strategy. PG...
Borr Drilling Enters New Financing Arrangement for Newbuild Jack-up Drilling Rig
Bermuda >> 2/17/2020 - Borr Drilling Limited has entered into a new financing arrangement for the newbuild jack-up rig Tivar, scheduled to be delivered from the yard in July 2020. The existing US$50 million bank delivery fi...
Seabird Announces Uupdate on Strategy & Financing
Cyprus >> 2/17/2020 - In reference to the Strategy Update released on November 7th last year, Seabird Exploration Plc announces the following: ...
Eni Finds New Oil Discovery Offshore Mexico
Mexico >> 2/17/2020 - Eni announces a new oil discovery on the Saasken Exploration Prospect in Block 10, located in the mid-deep water of the Cuenca Salina in the Sureste Basin, Offshore Mexico. According to preliminary es...
Karoon Energy's Marina-1 Well Offshore Peru Disappoints
Peru >> 2/17/2020 - Karoon Energy Ltd’s Marina-1 exploration well in Block Z-38 Tumbes Basin offshore Peru, has now drilled down to a depth of 3021mm MD near the top of the Cardalitos Formation. Mudlogging and LWD loggin...
Petrofac Hands over BorWin3 Offshore Wind Grid Connection Project to TenneT
Germany >> 2/14/2020 - The BorWin3 offshore wind grid connection project in the German North Sea has been successfully handed over to the German/Dutch transmission grid operator TenneT. ...
Institutional Investment in Zenith
United Kingdom >> 2/14/2020 - Zenith Energy Ltd., the international oil & gas production company, is pleased to announce that it has completed an offering in the United Kingdom with a significant existing institutional shareholder...
PGS Releases Full Integrity Data from Mawson MC3D
Australia >> 2/13/2020 - Final data is now available for the PGS Mawson MultiClient 3D seismic survey covering the prospective North Carnarvon Basin of Australia. The Mawson 3D survey applied a modern, triple-source GeoStream...
CGG Wins Multi Year Dedicated Center Contract Renewal for Total
France >> 2/13/2020 - CGG has announced that its Geoscience division has been awarded a contract renewal by Total, for the continued operation of its Dedicated Processing Center (DPC) in Pau, France. The new contract will ...
Barryroe Update, Strategic Review and Licence Update
Ireland >> 2/13/2020 - Providence Resources P.l.c., the Irish based Energy Company provides the following corporate update. ...
Zenith Announces Private Placement to Raise Gross Proceeds of up to GBP 300,000
United Kingdom >> 2/13/2020 - Zenith Energy Ltd., the international oil & gas production company, plans to issue up to 20,000,000 new common shares (“Private Placement”) to existing UK institutional shareholders, as well as a sele...
Dorado 3D Seismic Data Update
Australia >> 2/12/2020 - Carnarvon Petroleum Limited (Carnarvon) (CVN) advises that it has received the first preliminary data set from the 2019 Keraudren 3D seismic survey, and that interpretation of this dataset is underwa...
TGS Announces Strong Cash Flow & 39% Dividend Growth
United States >> 2/12/2020 - TGS reported net segment revenues of USD 232 million for Q4 2019, a growth of 23% compared to USD 188 million in Q4 2018. The strong performance was mainly driven by improved sales momentum in Latin A...
Increased Production from the Fram Field
Norway >> 2/11/2020 - A new gas module that was recently put on stream on the Troll C platform will accelerate and boost production from Fram by substantial profitable volumes. ...
Aker BP Strengthens Its Position in the Skarv Area
Norway >> 2/11/2020 - Aker BP has entered into an agreement with PGNiG Upstream Norway AS to swap its 3.3 percent interest in the non-operated Gina Krog field and an 11.9175 percent interest in licence 127C, in exchange fo...
Exploring the Potential of Robotics in Oil & Gas Industry
Norway >> 2/11/2020 - Aker BP and Cognite announced a strategic initiative to explore how robotics systems can be used to make offshore operations safer, more efficient and more sustainable. ...
Karoon Energy Provides Peru Drilling Update
Peru >> 2/11/2020 - Karoon Energy Ltd’s (Karoon) Marina-1 exploration well in Block Z-38 Tumbes Basin offshore Peru, has drilled down to a depth of 1654m MD. The 13 3/8 inch casing has been run with the forward plan to d...
Moftinu – 1004 Well Flows 6.0 mmscf/D on Test
Romania >> 2/11/2020 - Serinus Energy plc (“Serinus”, SEN) , is pleased to announce the flow-test results of the Moftinu - 1004 well. The well flowed 6.0 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscf/d) (approximately 1,000 bo...
Total to Enter into Solar Market with Pipeline of 2 GW of Projects
Spain >> 2/11/2020 - Total, through its wholly owned affiliate Total Solar International, establishes its presence on the Spanish solar market through two agreements with Powertis and Solarbay Renewable Energy and to deve...
New Casino Henry Gas Contract with O-I
Australia >> 2/10/2020 - Cooper Energy (COE) announces it has signed a new gas supply agreement with O-I for the supply of 1 PJ per annum for two years commencing 1 January 2021. ...
Eni Starts Production at 31-MW Photovoltaic Plant on Porto Torres Industrial Site
Italy >> 2/10/2020 - Eni New Energy, a subsidiary of Eni, has opened its new photovoltaic park in Porto Torres. The plant has a capacity of 31 MW and was developed on areas owned by Eni Rewind, Eni’s environmental company...
Searcher Completes Offshore Peru OpenSeis 2D & 3D Seismic Datasets
Peru >> 2/10/2020 - Searcher is pleased to announce the completion of its Offshore Peru OpenSeis 2D & 3D Seismic Dataset as part of its Offshore Peru Multi-Client Campaign. ...

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