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  • Gate lands Vito commissioning contract

    Gate Energy will provide facility commissioning services for Shell's Vito development in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico, the company said Tuesday. According to Gate, the work scope includes commissioning planning, onshore commissioning execution and offshore commissioning and ready-for-startup services. “Along with other recent awards, this establishes our reputation as a best-in-class provide

    Online  upstreamonline.com 2 hours old Kathrine Schmidt

    Icahn in apparent SandRidge board win

    Activist investor reportedly secures four seats on seven-person board

    Online  upstreamonline.com 4 hours old Julia Martinez

    Cheniere in consolidation move

    US liquefaction player to merger with holdings company in stock-for-shares exchange

    Online  upstreamonline.com 4 hours old Caroline Evans

    Cosco scoops Vito transport gig

    Chinese vessel player to make voyage to US from Singapore with Vito semisub on board

    Online  upstreamonline.com 5 hours old Kathrine Schmidt

    Gazprom ‘in UK assets freeze order’

    Ukraine’s Naftohaz serves Russian giant with London court order over $2.6 billion arbitration award

    Online  upstreamonline.com 5 hours old Eoin O'Cinneide

    Crescent sells Williston assets

    Canadian player lets go of acreage in two deals worth more than a combined US$200 million

    Online  upstreamonline.com 6 hours old Eoin O'Cinneide

    Shelf gains Oslo listing nod

    Middle East player's application passes muster to pave way for IPO

    Online  upstreamonline.com 7 hours old Steve Marshall

    Russia, Saudi push for big output hike

    Russia and Saudi Arabia are pushing Opec and its allies to raise oil output steeply from July to meet growing demand and cover supply outages in Venezuela and Libya despite opposition from several members of the producer group including Iran. "Oil demand usually grows at the steepest pace in the third quarter ... We could face a deficit if we don't take measures," Russian Energy Minister Alexande

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    Ineos loses Scotland fracking bid

    Shale company’s challenge against effective ‘ban’ by Scottish Government rejected by top court

    Online  upstreamonline.com 8 hours old Eoin O'Cinneide

    FOE eyes restructuring

    Cash-strapped Norwegian contractor seeks further debt relief as rig lay-ups hit revenue

    Online  upstreamonline.com 9 hours old Steve Marshall

    Anadarko staff 'under lock-down in Mozambique'

    Anadarko Petroluem has placed staff working on a liquefied natural gas plant in northern Mozambique under "lock-down" due to the threat from suspected Islamist militants in the area, a regional security consultant said on Tuesday. Anadarko, which is looking to raise a record $14 billion to $15 billion for the plant, said last week it was monitoring the situation after a spate of beheadings and ki

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    Ninian Central ‘depth charge’ removal begins

    Operator CNR expects work to destroy 'potential unexploded ordnance' to be complete by end of June

    Online  upstreamonline.com 9 hours old Rob Watts

    Low point for Norway output

    Oil production hit by maintenance and technical glitches at fields

    Online  upstreamonline.com 10 hours old Steve Marshall

    Oil falls on US-China trade dispute

    Oil prices fell nearly one percent on Tuesday as an escalating trade dispute between the US and China triggered sharp selloffs in many global markets. Crude was also weighed down by expectations that producer cartel Opec and key ally Russia will gradually increase output. Oil gains ahead of Opec meeting The US and China are threatening punitive tariffs on each other's exports, which could inc

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    Equinor buys stake in solar project in Argentina

    State-owned player inks deal over 117MW development with Portugal’s Martifer Renewables

    Online  upstreamonline.com 11 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    Ex-Israel minister in Iran spying case

    Disgraced former politician and doctor accused of espionage after earlier drug smuggling conviction

    Online  upstreamonline.com 12 hours old Eoin O'Cinneide and News Reports

    ExxonMobil probes 'vandalism' on PNG gas pipe

    ExxonMobil PNG said on Tuesday it was investigating reports of vandalism on its Angore gas pipeline construction project in Papua New Guinea, amid ongoing tension in the Highlands region of the South Pacific nation. Papua New Guinea security forces are in the area and are also investigating, ExxonMobil PNG, a wholly-owned unit of ExxonMobil, said. The government declared a state of emergency and

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    Shell gains Coeus permit

    Anglo-Dutch explorer all set for Norwegian Sea wildcat after final approval from authorities

    Online  upstreamonline.com 12 hours old Steve Marshall

    Akastor, Mitsui firm up JV

    Pair confirm MoU by inking share purchase deal for 50% stake in AKOFS Offshore

    Online  upstreamonline.com 13 hours old Steve Marshall

    China prospects excite Empyrean

    Oil migration study establishes "pathways" for three oil prospects in permit in Pearl River Mouth basin

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 hours old Russell Searancke

    Chiyoda and Synergy win Abadi prize

    Pre-FEED contract to cover the subsea infrastructure and gas export pipeline

    Online  upstreamonline.com 19 hours old Russell Searancke

    Argentina replaces energy minister

    Former Shell executive replaced as President Macri reshapes cabinet to deal with economic setbacks

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 hours old Kathrine Schmidt

    Colombia's new president faces challenges

    President-elect Ivan Duque will take on key matters including peace accord, economy

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 hours old Reuters

    Apache awards Alpine High plant work

    Texas-based engineering firm Saulsbury wins contract for three cryogenic plants

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 hours old Caroline Evans

    Oil gains ahead of Opec meeting

    Russia and Opec kingpin Saudi Arabia are pushing for higher crude output

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    IHS Markit: Majors projected for $30bn Permian spend

    Research group says more mergers and acquisitions to be expected as cost inflation hits smaller companies

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 Jun 17:33 GMT Julia Martinez

    Alberta gives nod to Prosper oil sands project

    Provincial regulators approve facility opposed by Fort McKay First Nation

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 Jun 16:55 GMT Caroline Evans

    Baytex, Raging River to merge

    Canadian juniors to combine into North American oil-focused company

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 Jun 16:02 GMT Caroline Evans

    Oil rises ahead of key supply meeting

    Oil prices rose on Monday ahead of an Opec meeting this week that is widely expected to increase global crude supply and as investors assessed the impact of a trade dispute between the US and China. US light crude oil hit a two-month low of $63.59 a barrel but they recovered to trade at $65.00, down 6 cents, by 11:40am GMT. Benchmark Brent, meanwhile, rose more than $1 to a high of $74.45 a barr

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 Jun 12:45 GMT Reuters

    'Infuriated' workers balloted over Total UK platform action

    Vote comes amid separate strike threat by Aker Solutions staff on Equinor's Mariner scheme

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 Jun 12:27 GMT Rob Watts

    Cox in Energy XXI takeover

    Privately-owned player steals in to acquire US independent in $322m deal as Orinoco bumped out

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 Jun 12:26 GMT Steve Marshall

    Bilfinger lands Teekay FPSOs deal

    Canadian contractor Teekay Offshore has handed a multi-year maintenance deal covering a quartet of North Sea floating production, storage and offloading units to UK services provider Bilfinger Salamis. Bilfinger will provide the fabric maintenance services for the Petrojarl Foinaven, the Petrojarl Banff, the Voyageur Spirit and the Hummingbird Spirit for three years. Operator looking to add year

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 Jun 10:37 GMT Eoin O'Cinneide

    Shell submits Curlew decom plans

    Draft proposal handed to UK government for removal of veteran floating production facility

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 Jun 09:17 GMT Rob Watts

    Providence starts Newgrange survey

    Works starts ahead of schedule to gather data for upcoming wildcat at prospect off southern Ireland

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 Jun 09:08 GMT Steve Marshall

    Lightsource BP boosts solar PV expansion plans

    UK developer moves to capitalise on its new partners’ international presence

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 Jun 08:48 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    ExxonMobil considers importing LNG to Australia

    ExxonMobil, southeastern Australia's biggest gas supplier, is considering importing liquefied natural gas to help plug a looming gas shortage from 2021 and protect its market share. The move would compete with plans by both Australia's number two energy retailer AGL Energy to start importing LNG by 2021 and a consortium involving Japan's JERA to start imports from 2020. ExxonMobil is also steppi

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 Jun 08:32 GMT Reuters

    Norway in 24th round awards

    State-controlled Equinor takes lion's share with most tracts awarded in Barents Sea in latest acreage offering

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 Jun 08:26 GMT Steve Marshall

    SDX hits gas in Egypt

    South Disouq appraisal to be converted to producer by end of year

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 Jun 07:45 GMT Beate Schjølberg

    Saudi player boosts Lamprell stake

    Company controlled by UAE-based yard group’s joint venture in kingdom takes holding past 10%

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 Jun 07:25 GMT Eoin O'Cinneide

    Equinor in drilling contracts feast

    Deals worth total of $3.7bn dished out to contractor trio Baker Hughes, Schlumberger and Halliburton for extensive work off Norway

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 Jun 06:39 GMT Steve Marshall

    Senex accelerates Project Atlas

    Senex and Jemena sign agreements whereby later will build and own pipeline and plant

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 Jun 05:27 GMT Russell Searancke

    Magnolia LNG extends KBR bid validity

    Validity of multi-billion dollar contract for large LNG plant given six-month extension

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 Jun 03:03 GMT Russell Searancke

    OMV seeks thumbs up for Shell NZ deal

    Commerce Commission to make its decision by 10 August

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 Jun 00:44 GMT Russell Searancke

    Barossa FEED winners named

    Contractors confirmed to conduct important work on FPSO and subsea systems

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 Jun 00:03 GMT Russell Searancke

    Amlo: 'Pemex will be in Carmen'

    Mexican presidential candidate discusses production declines, pledges support for coastal region

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Jun 23:16 GMT Kathrine Schmidt

    Oil falls more than $2

    Hints of increased output at upcoming Opec meeting spooked investors

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Jun 22:12 GMT Reuters

    Transocean to retire four rigs

    Units targeted are Deepwater Discovery, Deepwater Frontier, Deepwater Millennium and Songa Trym

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Jun 19:52 GMT Kathrine Schmidt

    North Dakota hits another output record

    US state reports new all-time high for natural gas output

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Jun 19:36 GMT Caroline Evans

    Permian drillers shed four rigs

    Shale play still leads the US with most units

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Jun 18:01 GMT Julia Martinez

    SandRidge approached by 17 bidders

    Upcoming shareholder meeting on 19 June will determine new board

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Jun 16:55 GMT Julia Martinez

    TransCanada repairs part of West Virginia pipe

    Meter station downstream of last week's blast returned to service

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Jun 16:10 GMT Caroline Evans

    Oil falls as focus moves to output meet

    Oil prices fell on Friday ahead of an Opec meeting in Vienna next week as two of the world's biggest producers, Saudi Arabia and Russia, indicated they were prepared to increase output. Benchmark Brent crude oil fell by $1.07 a barrel to a low of $74.87 before recovering to $75.12, down 82 cents, by 1:28pm GMT. US light crude was 360 cents lower at $66.53. Both contracts hit three-and-a-half-yea

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Jun 13:59 GMT Reuters

    Tokyo Gas, Centrica to buy Mozambique LNG

    Duo aims to help facilitate final investment decision by Anadarko and Mozambique Area 1 partners

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Jun 08:24 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Echo in Argentina well switch

    London-listed player to postpone final well of exploration effort to focus on exploitation of Fraccion D tract

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Jun 08:01 GMT Steve Marshall

    Subsea 7 wins Vito award

    UK-based contractor secures 'sizeable' deal with Shell for deep-water US Gulf field project

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Jun 06:48 GMT Steve Marshall

    Chevron starts up Wheatstone T2

    Joint venture turns its focus to the domestic gas plant

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Jun 05:11 GMT Russell Searancke

    Sole suspended due to weather

    Operations likely to resume in three to five days in Bass Strait off south-east Australia

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Jun 03:10 GMT Russell Searancke

    Sapura wraps up drilling

    Malaysia's Sapura Exploration & Production has completed a three-well exploration drilling campaign off Sarawak with one commercial success, writes Russell Searancke. The Pepulut-1 exploration well in Block SK 408 hit high-quality reservoir sands, according to the operator's parent company Sapura Energy. No further detail was provided on Pepulut-1, which is the ninth discovery in SK408. The sec

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Global Mediator

    Perisai plan agreed upon

    Malaysian offshore contractor Perisai Petroleum is looking forward to "a new beginning" after agreements were reached around the restructuring of its debts. The company has been in a restructuring period for at least a year, and recently disclosed a detailed regularisation plan which it hopes will be completed by the fourth quarter this year. Part of that was a debt restructuring exercise to add

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Global Mediator

    CNOOC drops Ordos city coal-to-gas development

    Chinese giant fails to gain environmental approvals, but pipeline drive continues

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Xu Yihe

    Two suspects named in Balikpapan Bay pipeline tragedy

    Five lost their lives in fatal blast

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Amanda Battersby

    Samson adds to Green River portfiolio

    Samson Resources of the US has added more than 10,000 net acres to its position in Wyoming's Green River basin in a $15.9 million acquisition. The deal includes 10,500 net acres and working interests in 30 wells, 29 of which are to be operated by Samson, in the company's core area in Sweetwater County. The acquired wells produce about 450 net barrels of oil equivalent per day. The seller was not

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Caroline Evans

    Lilis boosts Delaware sub-basin assets

    US player Lilis Energy has increased its gross working interest in the Delaware sub-basin of the Permian basin by up to 35% through an acre-for-acre swap. The deal with an unidentified player will see Lilis get around 1500 net acres in Winkler and Loving counties, concentrating its position in the basin. The acreage to be swapped out was non-operated, with a lower working interest to Lilis. The

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Eoin O'Cinneide

    Hi-Crush continues Trempealeau clean-up

    Clean-up work continued this week in Wisconsin in the US after proppant producer Hi-Crush released 238,000 barrels of water from a detention pond to rescue a worker at its Whitehall sand facility last month, writes Caroline Evans. The company was making "steady progress" toward clean-up and remediation of the area affected, which includes the Trempealeau River. Hi-Crush released the water, which

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Caroline Evans

    Quebec unveils fracking ban proposal

    Shale players hit out at plans by Canadian province to prohibit hydraulic fracturing

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Caroline Evans

    TGS starts work on Dawson phase two in Montney

    TGS has begun permitting work for a seismic survey in the Montney shale of British Columbia, with the acquisition phase expected to start in the Canadian province in the second half of the year. The seismic player said its Dawson phase two 3Dmulti-client survey will encompass about 274 square kilometres east of the company's previously announced Dawson phase one. Preliminary data will be availab

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Caroline Evans

    Partners eye advanced technology platform for ACE project

    BP and its partners expect to make a final investment decision early next year on the Azeri Central East (ACE) platform that will be the latest facility to be installed on the giant Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) oilfield off Azerbaijan, writes Kama Mustafayeva. The platform will be smaller than those installed earlier at the ACG complex but will include the next generation of automated drilling fac

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Kama Mustafayeva

    Civil unrest and abuse claims complicate Cameroon picture

    One possible complication for New Age LNG's plans in Cameroon is ongoing separatist unrest in the country's western regions that has led to a government crackdown and allegations of human rights abuses, writes Barry Morgan. Amnesty International published a report this week on the political and humanitarian crisis unfolding in Cameroon’s two Anglophone western regions, condemning the “excessive

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Barry Morgan

    Petrobras cuts field for Buzios-5 FPSO tender

    Brazilian giant set to open offers from Modec and Exmar while Malaysia's MISC is ruled out

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Fabio Palmigiani

    Sadr surprises all by agreeing Iraqi power share with rival Amiri

    Cleric looks to form coalition government by striking deal with pro-Iranian militia chief and extending hand to other key blocs

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Nassir Shirkhani

    Campos floater tenders set back

    Brazil’s Petrobras has pushed back the date for submission of commercial proposals in tenders for the charter of a trio of mid-sized floating production, storage and offloading vessels due to enter operations in the Campos basin, writes Fabio Palmigiani. Sources said Petrobras postponed to 9 August from 20 June a tender to contract two FPSOs destined for the revitalisation of the ageing Marlim fi

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Fabio Palmigiani

    Liza phase one development drilling under way

    Drilling for the first development phase of ExxonMobil’s giant Liza oilfield off Guyana is under way, as the US supermajor eyes first oil in 2020, writes Eoin O'Cinneide. Drilling of the first of 17 wells planned for the phase one development scheme on the prolific Stabroek block started last month, ExxonMobil said this week. The company previously chartered the Noble Drilling drillship Noble Bo

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Eoin O'Cinneide

    Congo-Brazzaville blocks up for grabs

    Congo-Brazzaville is to put 18 blocks up for grabs in the country’s latest licensing round, launched earlier this week, writes Eoin O'Cinneide. The oil producer’s Ministry of Hydrocarbons said it is “currently finalising the details” of its Licence Round Phase 2, which will see both onshore and offshore tracts put on offer. The round, which Congo-Brazzaville is aiming to promote heavily at the u

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Eoin O'Cinneide

    Tender for second unit at Mero field set to be pushed back

    Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras is expected to postpone a tender for the charter of a second floating production, storage and offloading vessel for the giant Mero pre-salt field in the Santos basin. Petrobras is due to receive bids for the Mero-2 FPSO on 29 June, but multiple sources told Upstream the tender will likely be pushed back by a few months. The Mero-2 unit will be nea

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Fabio Palmigiani

    Coalition in sight in Iraq

    Iraq has taken a major step towards forming a coalition government that will need to work hard to placate long-suffering citizens seeking a normal life after decades of hardship and mismanagement. Populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s alliance with a pro-Iran bloc to try to secure a parliamentary majority is intended to serve the interests of all interested parties, including the US and Tehran. Sadr

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Nassir Shirkhani

    Cheers for Lille Prinsen

    Norway's Equinor (formerly Statoil) has made a North Sea oil and gas discovery north-west of its Johan Sverdrup field, writes Beate Schjolberg. The Lille Prinsen wildcat in production licence 167 was drilled by semi-submersible Deepsea Bergen and made an oil discovery of between 15 million and 35 million barrels in the well’s main target in clastic rocks. It also encountered a smaller oil and gas

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Beate Schjølberg

    Neptun job for Halcrow

    Halcrow has been awarded an environmental assessment contract by ExxonMobil related to its Neptun Deep gas project off Romania. The UK-based subsidiary of engineering giant Jacobs beat competition from four other players to land the contract, with is worth about €5.5 million ($6.4 million). The work that Halcrow will carry out covers an environmental impact assessment, permitting and base line s

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Iain Esau

    Nine in for Deep Panuke decommissioning work

    Production now shut in permanently and work should be completed by 2021

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Iain Esau

    Players in subsea battle

    Half-a-dozen European and Canadian players are battling it out to land a key contract to provide US supermajor ExxonMobil with a wide range of subsea-related engineering services for its assets in Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada, writes Iain Esau. Oslo-listed Aker Solutions and Subsea 7 are in the running to land the package as are UK-based TechnipFMC and Wood. Also in the fray are two local co

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Iain Esau

    Penguins job awarded

    Subsea 7 has won a subsea contract from Shell for work on the Anglo-Dutch supermajor’s Penguins project in the UK northern North Sea. The engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract covers two pipeline bundles containing pipe-in-pipe production flowlines, gas lift flowlines and control systems, Subsea 7 said. Also included is the fabrication of a nine-kilometre 16-inch gas e

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Rob Watts

    Groningen output set to be cut ahead of schedule

    Dutch government says target of 12 Bcm per annum could be met by October 2020, rather than within four to five years

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Rob Watts

    Corinth secures contract

    Athens-based Corinth Pipeworks Pipe Industry has landed an order to manufacture and supply steel pipe for Energean Oil & Gas’ $1.6 billion Karish gas project off Israel, writes Iain Esau. Under the contract awarded by Energean’s prime contractor TechnipFMC, the Cenergy Holdings subsidiary will supply 90 kilometres of 24-inch and 30-inch pipe that will run from a subsea manifold at Karish to an on

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Iain Esau

    Nord Stream 2 granted permits from Sweden and Russia

    The Gazprom-owned Nord Stream 2 operator has obtained more construction permits, underpinning plans to start laying a subsea gas export pipeline from Russia to Germany across the Baltic Sea before the end of this year, writes Vladimir Afanasiev. The first permit, issued by Sweden’s Ministry of Enterprise & Innovation, allows Nord Stream 2 to build and operate a 510-kilometre section of the pipeli

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Global Mediator

    Pechora waits for progress

    The long-discussed Pechora liquefied natural gas scheme to develop an onshore LNG plant on the southeast coast of the Barents Sea remains in the research and survey phase, despite the involvement of Russian state-controlled oil giant Rosneft since 2015, writes Vladimir Afanasiev. Speaking on the sidelines of the Russian LNG Congress in Moscow last week, an executive from project operator RN-Pecho

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Global Mediator

    Acreage size key at South-West of Tartaruga Verde

    Petrobras opted to exercise option because block now larger than when offered in second round

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Fabio Palmigiani

    ExxonMobil aims for second Liza FPSO date

    Supermajor sees early 2022 as target for installation at giant Guyana field

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Eoin O'Cinneide

    SK E&S in Manila gas deal

    $1.7 billion investment on the cards

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Global Mediator

    Malaysia exports dip

    Malaysia's national oil and gas company Petronas said operations were normal this week at the Petronas LNG complex at Bintulu, Sarawak, where there had been reports of a decrease in shipments and vessels queueing up for cargoes "Petronas would like to clarify that there are no disruptions to its LNG production and cargo deliveries at the Petronas LNG Complex (PLC) in Bintulu. PLC operations are b

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Global Mediator

    Milestone moves Prelude step closer to start-up

    FLNG vessel off Western Australia on course for production after receiving first hydrocarbons

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Amanda Battersby

    AGL signs up Cribb Point for pipeline and jetty access

    Australia's AGL Energy has signed agreements for pipeline access and jetty access for the Crib Point liquefied natural gas import project near Melbourne. The pipeline deal is with APA Group, which stands to build a 60-kilometre pipeline from the Crib Point floating storage and regasification unit into APA’s 7500-kilometre East Coast Grid via the Victorian Transmission System. The long-term jetty

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Global Mediator

    Nong Fab job prize for duo

    CTCI Corporation and Saipem to build terminal

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Global Mediator

    Kimu-2 appraisal well success for Oil Search in PNG

    Oil Search has been successful with the first of two gas appraisal wells in Papua New Guinea's Forelands region. where it aims to build more gas volumes for potential liquefied natural gas export, writes Russell Searancke. The Kimu-2 well spudded in Block PRL 8 on 22 April 2018 using High Arctic Energy's Rig 115. The objective of the well was "to test the potential resource upside in the field a

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Global Mediator

    Barossa subsea menu in view for FEED bidders

    Operator ConocoPhillips outlines requirements for gas development work off northern Australia

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Russell Searancke

    Devon sells stake in Enlink for $3 billion

    US independent thins its portfolio to concentrate on Permian and Anadarko basins

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Caroline Evans

    Repsol to sell PNG assets

    China's Balang International has agreed to buy Spanish energy giant Repsol's upstream assets position in Papua New Guinea where it sees the potential for a new liquefied natural gas project, writes Russell Searancke. Balang is a part of the China Changcheng Natural Gas Power Group, which has investments in the natural gas and power sectors in the Asia Pacific region, including China. Repsol said

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Russell Searancke

    New wave of projects on Australia's radar

    Improvement in oil price and LNG demand sees country in better position than it was just a year ago

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Russell Searancke

    Chevron calls for collaboration on Trans Carnarvon trunkline

    Chevron is proposing that gas field owners off Western Australia should collaborate on a multi-user open-access offshore pipeline that would bring their gas into existing liquefied natural gas facilities, writes Russell Searancke. Chevron Australia managing director Nigel Hearne says he would like to see a collaborative approach to developing the undeveloped gas in the Carnarvon basin. He sugges

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Russell Searancke

    Woodside prepares for the next cycle

    Woodside Petroleum is setting itself up for a construction boom in Australia in the coming years as it builds the Scarborough and Browse offshore facilities and the Pluto onshore expansion, writes Russell Searancke. The company's chief executive Peter Coleman said recently that Woodside needed to learn from the last construction boom "and take the complexity out of development". The plan to proc

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Russell Searancke

    Exxon Neftegaz pushes ahead with plans for LNG plant

    Sakhalin 1 operator looks to exploit reserves at three fields but supplying gas to Sakhalin 2 remains on table

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Vladimir Afanasiev

    Lack of third-party supply delays Sakhalin 2 expansion

    Delays in securing access to long-term supplies of third party gas are slowing plans to add a third liquefaction train at the Sakhalin 2 project in Russia's far east, writes Vladimir Afanasiev. Operator Sakhalin Energy Investments — headed by Russian gas monpoly Gazprom, with Shell as its main partner — achieved a new milestone last year by increasing liquefied natural gas production from the two

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Jun 22:00 GMT Global Mediator