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  • ExxonMobil spuds PNG appraisal

    First appraisal well under way on big onshore gas discovery

    Online  upstreamonline.com 1 hours old Russell Searancke

    Crisis time at Chiyoda

    LNG projects notably Cameron LNG have caused a massive quarterly loss for Japanese company

    Online  upstreamonline.com 3 hours old Russell Searancke

    Reserves hike for Central

    Aussie onshore producer enjoys boost in reserves at three fields

    Online  upstreamonline.com 4 hours old Josh Lewis

    PLJV targeting 70 million boe

    Two-well campaign in Alberta to kick off in the coming weeks

    Online  upstreamonline.com 5 hours old Josh Lewis

    Bass expands Indonesian footprint

    Acquisition requires Australian company to drill at least one well at shallow-water block

    Online  upstreamonline.com 6 hours old Josh Lewis

    Investment needed to keep pace with demand

    IEA warns more than $2 trillion will be need to be invested in new supply

    Online  upstreamonline.com 6 hours old Russell McCulley

    ABB lands $79m Bab revamp work

    Swish player awarded deal for Adnoc’s onshore field in Abu Dhabi

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    Petrobras starts production at P-75 in Buzios

    FPSO is the second of four units that will produce in the Santos basin pre-salt field

    Online  upstreamonline.com 17 hours old Fabio Palmigiani

    Aker BP to drill the JK wildcat

    Operator seeking more oil north of the Johan Sverdrup field

    Online  upstreamonline.com 17 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    KrisEnergy to kick off Thai drilling programme

    Singaporean player to start drilling of the Montha-1 exploration well in the G10/48 contract area

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    Adnoc to boost oil production

    State player to increase capacity to 4 million barrels per day by 2020

    Online  upstreamonline.com 18 hours old Nishant Ugal in Abu Dhabi

    Brazil to auction off new pre-salt areas

    Acreage will be offered in the seventh and eighth rounds in 2020 and 2021

    Online  upstreamonline.com 19 hours old Fabio Palmigiani

    Adnoc eyes crude storage at India’s Padur facility

    Abu Dhabi National Oil Company inks MoU with Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves

    Online  upstreamonline.com 19 hours old Nishant Ugal in Abu Dhabi

    Aramco, Adnoc sign gas, LNG deals

    Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia’s state oil companies have signed an agreement to cooperate in the natural gas and liquefied natural gas sector. Abu Dhabi state operator Adnoc confirmed that it signed a framework agreement with Saudi counterpart Saudi Aramco in the Emirate today on the sidelines of this week’s Adipec oil and gas conference. Under the terms of the agreement, Adnoc and Aramco “will joi

    Online  upstreamonline.com 19 hours old Mark Hillier and Nassir Shirkhani

    Eni inks Mubadala Egypt deal

    Italian player sells interests in the Nour North Sinai offshore concession

    Online  upstreamonline.com 20 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    Total launches Kaombo in Angola

    French player plans to continue its development programme in Angola

    Online  upstreamonline.com 20 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    Equinor takes Havila vessel for UK job

    Norwegian operator hires PSV on four-month contract

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 hours old Beate Schjølberg

    IKM bags ROV deal

    AKOFS selects local contractor to provide services under light well intervention pact with Equinor off Norway

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 hours old Steve Marshall

    Equinor delays Verbier again

    Project partner Jersey Oil & Gas says the appraisal well is now expected during first quarter of next year

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    China better prepared for winter gas demand

    Wood Mackenzie analyst does not expect to see regional shortages experienced last year

    Online  upstreamonline.com 22 hours old Josh Lewis

    More oil from Egypt's Abu Sennan

    Kuwait Energy makes additional discovery in infill well

    Online  upstreamonline.com 22 hours old Beate Schjølberg

    TGS in Axxis tie-up

    Pair collaborate on ocean-bottom seismic acquisition in Norwegian sector of North Sea

    Online  upstreamonline.com 22 hours old Steve Marshall

    Total teams up with Adnoc in Abu Dhabi

    Duo to explore large onshore unconventional gas concession

    Online  upstreamonline.com 22 hours old Mark Hillier

    Safety failings on Maersk Reacher

    Electrical faults and other issues found on idled rig by Norwegian watchdog to delay contract start with Aker BP

    Online  upstreamonline.com 22 hours old Steve Marshall

    Wood wins Adnoc work

    Trio of Abu Dhabi contracts worth a combined $53 million

    Online  upstreamonline.com 23 hours old Josh Lewis

    Oil inches higher

    Saudi Arabia's plan to cut 500,000 bpd of supply provides support for prices

    Online  upstreamonline.com 12 Nov 04:24 GMT Reuters

    Armour sidetracks Myall Creek well

    Decision made after bottom hole assembly became stuck in main well bore

    Online  upstreamonline.com 12 Nov 03:28 GMT Josh Lewis

    Pipeline problem at Sole

    Testing finds opening in newly installed pipeline off Australia

    Online  upstreamonline.com 12 Nov 02:44 GMT Josh Lewis

    OMV seals Sapura strategic partnership

    New joint venture will have enterprise value of $1.6 billion

    Online  upstreamonline.com 12 Nov 01:28 GMT Josh Lewis

    Oil slides as market turns bearish

    Brent slumped about 3.6% for the week and more than 15% this quarter

    Online  upstreamonline.com 09 Nov 23:10 GMT Reuters

    LNG Croatia selects Golar for FSRU

    Golar to convert existing LNG carrier Golar Viking

    Online  upstreamonline.com 09 Nov 21:22 GMT Julia Martinez

    Pacific charts emergence from bankruptcy

    Drilling contractor inches closer to emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    Online  upstreamonline.com 09 Nov 21:03 GMT Kathrine Schmidt

    Nova Scotia wildcat disappoints

    Partners BP and Hess say probe did not encounter commercial quantities of hydrocarbons

    Online  upstreamonline.com 09 Nov 20:51 GMT Caroline Evans

    Cana Woodford drops nine rigs

    Permian basin leads overall count with five additional units

    Online  upstreamonline.com 09 Nov 18:38 GMT Julia Martinez

    Bristow acquires Columbia in $560m deal

    Helicopter operator chief executive to retire after deal closes

    Online  upstreamonline.com 09 Nov 18:35 GMT Caroline Evans

    Trump slams decision to halt Keystone XL

    Federal judge ruled US government conducted incomplete analysis of environmental impacts

    Online  upstreamonline.com 09 Nov 16:33 GMT Reuters

    Phoenix to exit Colombia

    Argentina-focused player inks deal to dispose of assets

    Online  upstreamonline.com 09 Nov 15:46 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Maersk Drilling sells Maersk Giant jack-up rig

    Danish player inks deal with unnamed Australasian-based independent oil and gas operator

    Online  upstreamonline.com 09 Nov 15:21 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    BSOG inks Transgaz Midia deal

    Romanian independent to supply 1 billion cubic meter per year of gas over 15 years

    Online  upstreamonline.com 09 Nov 14:12 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    GranEnergia wins Total contract in Africa

    Venus flotel to work in the Akpo full shutdown project

    Online  upstreamonline.com 09 Nov 13:09 GMT Fabio Palmigiani

    Keppel lands KrisEnergy job

    Singapore-based player to modify and upgrade production barge to be deployed at Cambodia’s first hydrocarbon development

    Online  upstreamonline.com 09 Nov 10:30 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    More resources for Empyrean off China

    Audit reveals total mean oil in-place increased 9% to 884 million barrels from 814 million barrels on an un-risked basis

    Online  upstreamonline.com 09 Nov 09:08 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Oil stabilises but still headed for loss

    Oil on track for a fifth weekly fall as prices continue to retreat from October highs

    Online  upstreamonline.com 09 Nov 07:54 GMT Reuters

    Gambia wildcat disappoints

    Target intervals found to be water bearing but signs of hydrocarbons found

    Online  upstreamonline.com 09 Nov 00:46 GMT Josh Lewis

    PetroQuest files for Chapter 11

    US independent hopes to exit bankruptcy by end of 2018

    Online  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:24 GMT Caroline Evans

    Oceaneering plant reactivates after hurricane

    Facility to continue making repairs through years' end but operations back under way

    Online  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:01 GMT Kathrine Schmidt

    Petrobras in new tech focus for pre-salt

    Brazilian giant investing in development of technologies to further reduce output costs

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Fabio Palmigiani

    Kosmos and Shell launch alliance in Africa

    New partners seek out exploration targets off southern West Africa

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Iain Esau

    Patawali appraisal on menu

    Joint oilfield development with Salam touted

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Amanda Battersby

    Shwe gig for Ocean Monarch

    South Korea's Posco Daewoo has confirmed it has awarded the development drilling contract for its Shwe phase two gas project in Myanmar. The contract was awarded to Diamond Offshore for use of the 10,000-foot water depth semi-submersible Ocean Monarch. It will run from November 2019 to March 2021. It covers seven firm wells and five option wells. The dayrate was not disclosed Phase two of the Sh

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Global Mediator

    Seven new awards for Oz acreage

    Shell, BP, Inpex, Cooper Energy and Canarvon Petroleum gain acreage permits from federal government

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Russell Searancke

    US giants forge ahead in Permian basin drive

    Chevron and ExxonMobil achieve new highs in production and activity in US shale play

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Kathrine Schmidt

    Rigas has history on his side

    Energean chief executive saw the opportunity to turn an early dream into reality when in a position to take over the Prinos field off Greece

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Serica wins US go-ahead for Rhum operations

    Operator gains OFAC approval to continue work at UK Central North Sea field that counts Iranian Oil Company as partner

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Rob Watts

    Apache targets boost

    Apache is expecting its North Sea oil and gas output to increase in the fourth quarter as the US operator nears production from the Garten discovery, located close to its Beryl Alpha facility, sooner than previously expected, writes Rob Watts. Apache produced 51,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day from its North Sea operations between July and the end of September, down slightly from the second

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Rob Watts

    Cairn readies for Ravva and KG basin drill drive

    Indian operator also gains 10-year extension to PSC for RJ Block onshore Rajasthan

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Russell Searancke

    ONGC awards MOPU role

    India's Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has awarded a contract for the commissioning of a mobile offshore production unit bound for the WO-16 Cluster off the country's west coast, writes Russell Searancke. ONGC said it aims to commission the MOPU by March 2019, and that all 15 wells at the WO-16 Cluster have been completed in readiness for coming on stream once the MOPU is commissioned. The

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Global Mediator

    Russian player exits Iran

    Russian state-owned Zarubezhneft has withdrawn from an upstream project in Iran that was established earlier this year before the re-introduction of US sanctions against the Middle East nation. An unidentified company executive was quoted as saying that remaining in Iran was deemed to be too risky for Zarubezhneft, which has a significant presence in the offshore development sector in Vietnam and

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Vladimir Afanasiev

    Io sets sights on opportunities as market revives

    UK-based consultancy expanding presence in Middle East, US and Australia as industry activity increases

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Iain Esau

    High hopes in Alaska for offshore go-ahead

    State optimistic Beaufort and Chukchi seas will be included in federal leasing plan

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Kathrine Schmidt

    Race starts for Kasuri FEED

    Genting plans to award contract later this year, with work starting in early 2019 on onshore West Papua project

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Russell Searancke

    Esperanza FSRU readied for Tianjin action

    Norway's Hoegh LNG has started commissioning work to prepare its floating storage and regasification unit Esperanza for operations at the Tianjin liquefied natural gas terminal in China. The Hoegh Esperanza is currently operating under a three-plus-one year FSRU/LNG carrier time charter with CNOOC Gas & Power Trading & Marketing. Under the deal, the unit will be utilised in FSRU mode for a minim

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Total and Sempra join up in North America

    French giant Total and San Diego-based Sempra have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-operate on the development of liquefied natural gas export projects in North America. The potential agreement envisages Total contracting up to 9 million tonnes per annum of offtake from Sempra’s LNG export projects being developed on the US Gulf Coast and West Coast. Specifically, supplies would be so

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Global Mediator

    Golar LNG awaits on decision by Perenco on Hilli Episeyo trains

    French independent Perenco could make a decision within months about feeding gas to the third and fourth trains of Golar LNG's Hilli Episeyo floating liquefied natural gas vessel off Cameroon, writes Iain Esau. According to Golar LNG, Episeyo's first two trains have been operating with 100% up time, with Perenco and Cameroon's government working in the background on gas sourcing for the next two

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Iain Esau

    Petrobras launches new maintenance tender

    Brazilian giant invites bids for four-year job covering several platforms in Campos basin

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Fabio Palmigiani

    Pre-salt role for McDermott

    US oilfield services giant McDermott International has won a contract to supply a trunkline to serve Petrobras’ pre-salt developments off Brazil. McDermott will carry out engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the third and final phase of the Route 3 pipeline under the contract, which has an estimated value between $50 million and $250 million. Route 3 links the giant Lula an

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Fabio Palmigiani

    Total job for Rowan in Mexico

    Rig contractor Rowan has been awarded a new contract to drill for French giant Total in the Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico. Confirming an earlier report from Upstream, Rowan said the ultra-deepwater drillship Rowan Renaissance will be chartered for a firm term of one well with an estimated duration of 60 days. The agreement includes three one-well options that can be exercised by other Tot

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Total's hopes high for Elk-Antelope breakthrough

    Joint venture partners working towards Gas Agreement with PNG government - but it is unlikely to be sealed before APEC meeting next week

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Russell Searancke

    Sub-Sahara back in the spotlight

    Companies turn attention to region again as nations look to offer fresh licensing rounds

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Eoin O'Cinneide

    Madagascar puts 44 blocks on menu for licence round

    Acreage on offer located in Morondava basin off island's central western coast

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Eoin O'Cinneide

    Iraqi gas brought back to the fore

    Iraq was forced in the aftermath of the 2014 oil price collapse to put efforts to harness associated gas on the back burner, in a severe blow to flaring reduction and increased power generation capacity, writes Nassir Shirkhani. The Oil Ministry is now rising to the challenge, prioritising gas utilisation plans to address the chronic electricity shortages that led to widespread violent protests i

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Nassir Shirkhani

    Ghadhban can bring in key experience

    Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi won parliamentary approval for a Cabinet that includes veteran energy industry expert Thamer al-Ghadhban as his new oil minister, writes Nassir Shirkhani. Ghadhban replaces Jabbar al-Luaibi, another experienced oilman who has now been put in charge of the newly revived Iraq National Oil Company (INOC). That organisation will act as an umbrella for state-owne

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Nassir Shirkhani

    Four-year high to spur Shell shares buy-back

    Strong quarter performance allows supermajor to step up programme

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Rob Watts

    Uhl upbeat despite Stones hit

    Shell recognised an impairment of $515 million in its latest set of quarterly results in relation to its Stones development in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico, writes Rob Watts. Shell chief financial officer Jessica Uhl said the write-down largely related to the Anglo-Dutch supermajor’s increasing understanding of the reservoir and poorer than anticipated exploration results. Stones is located

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Global Mediator

    Philippines needs to resolve Malampaya row

    Shell and its partners in the Malampaya field off the Philippines, together with the nation’s Department of Energy (DoE), have asked the Supreme Court to reconsider a Commission on Audit (CoA) ruling that they owe several billion dollars in back income tax. The Anglo-Dutch operator of the producing Malampaya gas field, which provides most of the feedstock for power generation on the main island o

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Amanda Battersby

    Shell requests review of Malampaya tax demand

    Anglo-Dutch supermajor asks Philippines Supreme Court to reconsider Commission on Audit's ruling

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Amanda Battersby

    Australia sets out stall for tax changes

    Federal government plans petroleum tax changes that could raise an extra A$6.5 billion in revenues over next decade

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Josh Lewis

    Finger of blame points at the oil industry

    The spread of coral-sol in Brazil, with its aggressive impact on native species, has excited considerable activity among marine biologists in Brazil, and the finger of blame has been pointed at the oil industry, writes Gareth Chetwynd. There is published research suggesting that Tubastraea coccinea hitched a ride from China on a production unit that came to the Ilha Grande region, location of the

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Gareth Chetwynd

    US oil employers make satisfaction ranking

    Amid an improved oil price environment, a raft of industry players made their way into the Houston Chronicle’s annual Top Workplaces list of the best companies for employee satisfaction. US independents Apache, Marathon Oil and Newfield Exploration all made it on to the newspaper’s list in the large company category. Shale giant EOG Resources was also on the list, alongside midstream player Plai

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Eoin O'Cinneide

    Going with the flow...

    China National Offshore Oil Corporation has named Wang Dongjin president, replacing the retiring Liu Jian Chevron Australia managing director Nigel Hearne has been named president of Chevron Asia Pacific E&P, replacing Steven Green who will head up Chevron North America E&P, while Hearne is replaced by current vice president of Chevron’s San Joaquin Valley business unit in California, Al Williams

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Eoin O'Cinneide

    Petrobras to start new FPSO search next year

    Brazil’s Petrobras intends to launch a pair of tenders next year to charter floating production, storage and offloading vessels to serve the Itapu pre-salt field and a cluster of deep-water discoveries in the Sergipe-Alagoas basin, writes Fabio Palmigiani. Petrobras director for production development and technology Hugo Repsold said the company is already planning both tenders, and word is that

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Fabio Palmigiani

    Rosneft revenues increase

    Russian state-controlled oil producer Rosneft posted an 11% increase in revenues to almost 2.3 trillion rubles ($35.2 billion) in the third quarter compared to the previous three months. However, net profit dropped to 142 billion rubles in the third quarter against 228 billion in the second quarter as the oil producer was forced to book an anticipated future loss of 133 billion rubles. Rosneft

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Vladimir Afanasiev

    Encana puts Scoop/Stack to fore in Newfield deal

    Canadian producer sees Oklahoma play as ‘core of the core’ in portfolio after $7.7 billion acquistion

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Kathrine Schmidt

    Surgutneftegaz cash boost

    Russian privately held oil producer Surgutneftegaz has seen its cash reserves and cash equivalents grow by 25% this year to almost 2.8 trillion rubles ($43 billion) at the end of September on the back of stronger international oil prices and a weaker ruble. According to the company’s latest financial report, long-term bank deposits jumped to more than 1.9 trillion rubles at the end of September f

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Vladimir Afanasiev

    Vantage buys QEP package

    Vantage Energy Acquisition Corporation (Veac) has signed a $1.65 billion cash and stocks deal to acquire assets in the Williston basin in North Dakota and Montana from fellow US oil company QEP. The deal, which covers the South Antelope and Fort Berthold leasehold and various mineral interests, is expected to close late in the first quarter or early in the second quarter of 2019. After its conclu

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Global Mediator

    Crude rally short-lived as supply fears ease

    Futures pull back after earlier gains as US inventories climb again in latest week

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Nassir Shirkhani

    Stricter limits in gas play

    Players in the Williston basin of North Dakota are facing stricter gas capture limits despite the inability of operators to meet a lower threshold in the US play, writes Julia Martinez. “Theoretically, meeting this target seems possible, but inefficiencies and the location of plants makes only a fraction of capacity effectively available”, Wood Mackenzie senior analyst Prachi Mehta told Upstream.

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Julia Martinez

    SBM eyes Fast4Ward for at least two more FPSOs

    Dutch player focused on Chinese yards for Guyana units - and possibly more for Brazil

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Xu Yihe

    Drilling starts at Pluma-1

    ExxonMobil has started drilling another exploration well on its prolific Stabroek block off Guyana, this time targeting the Pluma-1 prospect, writes Kathrine Schmidt. The latest update comes after the supermajor added a second exploration rig, the drillship Noble Tom Madden, to build on its already extensive exploration success in the basin. "I can verify that rig has now spudded the Pluma explo

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Kathrine Schmidt

    Chevron drops Tigris in drive for higher returns

    Supermajor takes write-off on potential scheme as it looks elsewhere in US Gulf

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Kathrine Schmidt

    Gabon unveils bid round and targets tax revamp

    New petroleum code to prioritise competitiveness as new blocks are put up for grabs

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Eoin O'Cinneide

    Court set to rule on gas flaring

    Nigerian operators are bracing for a landmark ruling next month in the Federal Court of Appeal that will determine how, even before passage of a clutch of fresh legislation, gas flaring will be managed in currently producing fields, writes Barry Morgan. On behalf of Eni, Lagos-based law firm Aluko & Oyebode launched an action against the government two months ago following the introduction by the

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Barry Morgan

    Philippines close to LNG hub pick

    The Philippines government could select the winner as early as this month for the nation’s first liquefied natural gas hub after years of negotiations, various tender processes and frequent delays, writes Amanda Battersby. Three contenders are still in the fray according to several industry sources. They are Tanglawan Philippines LNG, a joint venture between China National Offshore Oil Corporatio

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Amanda Battersby

    China records major boost in its shale gas reserves

    China has recorded a significant boost in shale gas reserves this year following increased exploration activity in four pilot production bases in the south-west provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan, writes Xu Yihe. By the end of the first half of 2018, China had increased possible and probable shale gas reserves to 1.05 trillion cubic metres from 800 billion cubic metres last year. This is out of to

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Xu Yihe

    Brazil counts cost of coral conundrum

    Coral-sol invaded Brazilian waters 20 years ago - and it is causing delays and spiralling costs on offshore projects

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Gareth Chetwynd

    Operators calling for revision of Brazil's permitting system

    Operators have been responding to the uncertainty generated by the coral-sol problem in Brazil by including clean-hull certification in the qualification requirements for recent rig tenders, writes Gareth Chetwynd. But the same operators have also been urging Brazilian authorities to come up with a permitting system that is more information-driven, more rational and more responsive to the delicat

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Gareth Chetwynd

    Democrats retake the wheel in US House

    Voters hand out check to Trump's complete control of both chambers by taking House of Representatives

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Kathrine Schmidt

    Political uncertainty stalks oil markets

    The reintroduction of US sanctions against a major oil producing country such as Iran should have triggered a big rise in the crude price. But one month after Brent blend hit a four-year high above $86 per barrel we have seen it slump below $73. Part of the reason for the relaxed view of the market to the US campaign to put “maximum pressure” on Iran has been waivers delivered to some oil buyers

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Editorial

    Hail & Ghasha, Dalma and Umm Shaif setting the pace

    Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) is moving ahead swiftly with its Hail & Ghasha and Dalma offshore sour gas developments, along with a fast-track development project involving its Umm Shaif Gas Cap reservoir, with the three projects thought to be together worth more than $14 billion dollars, writes Nishant Ugal. The Hail & Ghasha development is thought to be among the biggest projects to be

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Global Mediator

    Revival of Shah expansion and Bab offer major technical challenges

    Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) is expected to revive key gas projects in the emirate over the next year or two, including the expansion of its Shah gas field and the start of a separate project involving the huge Bab sour gas reservoir, writes Nishant Ugal. Industry sources say the two projects, earlier thought to be on the back burner, could be set to start over the next few years. The

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Nov 23:00 GMT Nishant Ugal