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  • Nigerian move to extradite Madueke

    Nigerian anti-corruption officials have urged the Attorney General’s office to start extradition proceedings in the UK to secure the return of former Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezani Alison Madueke to face trial, writes Barry Morgan. Madueke has been investigated in Nigeria, Italy, the US and UK for alleged corruption offences, including money laundering and bribery, and was arrested in Lo

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Barry Morgan

    Zepeda to step down as oil regulator

    Key player to leave scene after two terms as new president takes office on 1 December

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Kathrine Schmidt

    Push for Russia tax break

    Russia's lower house of the parliament — the Duma — is moving at pace to approve government proposals to widen the number of fields that will be subject to a simplified tax regime in the country’s core oil producing province of West Siberia, writes Vladimir Afansiev. The new tax regime is set to be implemented on a trial basis for selected deposits from 1 January 2019. According to draft amendme

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Vladimir Afanasiev

    Sapura and OMV team up

    Austria’s OMV and the exploration and production division of Malaysia’s Sapura Energy have finalised a deal to participate in a $1.6 billion new joint venture company called SEB Upstream. “Oil and gas demand is expected to increase by 20% until 2030 in Malaysia and OMV is taking the opportunity to capitalise on this growing market,” said OMV chief executive Rainer Seele.

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Amanda Battersby

    GE and Baker Hughes step closer to break-up

    Engineering and services giants agree terms to speed up separation process

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Kathrine Schmidt and Steve Marshall

    Prices claw back after falls

    Suggestions that Opec may reduce supply - but values still down

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Oil needs transition to coherent strategy

    The World Energy Outlook 2018 just published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) underlines the complexities and contradictions facing the oil and gas industry. The analysis shows crude and product consumption growing in the coming decades and says industry should immediately sanction double the number of conventional hydrocarbon projects if it wants to keep up. Yet IEA executive director F

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Editorial

    Adnoc on hunt for more partners at Hail & Ghasha after Eni deal

    Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) is expected to place another 15% stake in its Hail & Ghasha sour gas projects with international partners after this week finalising a deal with Eni for the Italian operator to take a 25% slice of the development, writes Nishant Ugal. The state-owned giant confirmed the award of a stake in the newly-designated Ghasha concession to Eni earlier this week. Ad

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Mark Hillier

    Players limber up for Umm Shaif scrap

    NPCC-TechnipFMC, McDermott and Petrofac-Saipem — and possibly Hyundai-WorleyParsons — in the frame for Adnoc FEED contest

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Nishant Ugal

    Pan American eyeing export route via Chile

    Pan American Energy (PAE), an Argentina-based company controlled by UK supermajor BP, is stepping up viability studies into routing unconventional gas from the Vaca Muerta shale over the Andes to a liquefaction base on the Chilean coast, writes Gareth Chetwynd. PAE has become more interested in the idea since productivity on its Aguada Pichana West block exceeded expectations, a source with the c

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Gareth Chetwynd

    Nova Scotia needs lateral thinking

    You have to feel for Nova Scotia’s oil and gas authorities on Canada’s Atlantic seaboard. While neighbouring Newfoundland & Labrador continues to attract oil companies — with a record US$1 billion of bids placed in the latest acreage offering on the back of exploration success, promising new plays and large producing oilfields — Nova Scotia is experiencing the opposite. Two major gas complexes —

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Iain Esau

    YPF forging alliance with Equinor for work off Argentina

    Pair closing in on partnership deal at large block, underpinning plans to bid together for acreage in ongoing licensing round

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Gareth Chetwynd

    Total ready for quick start at Ruwais Diyab

    French giant looking to get work under way at Abu Dhabi unconventional gas concession after signing deal with Adnoc

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Nassir Shirkhani and Mark Hillier

    Liza puts Guyana on the map

    ExxonMobil draws on Angolan experience in providing units for oil development

    Focus Editions  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Gareth Chetwynd

    West of Shetland in focus for floaters

    Around 18 oil and gas projects are centred on floating production systems and more are on the way

    Focus Editions  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Rob Watts

    Energean floater an East Med landmark

    FPSO at forefront as for field development off Israel

    Focus Editions  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Iain Esau

    Wind in sails for Brazil floater market

    Future looking brighter for specialist players as significant number of potential developments are coming up, mostly led by Petrobras

    Focus Editions  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Fabio Palmigiani

    Malaysian trio see potential

    Three Malaysian contractors are eyeing potential new opportunities in the Brazilian market for floating production, storage and offloading vessels, writes Fabio Palmigiani. Bumi Armada, MISC and Yinson Holdings are all newcomers to Brazil, but they are slowly trying to solidify their presence in a market that is expected to generate billions of dollars in contracts in the next few years. Bumi ma

    Focus Editions  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Fabio Palmigiani

    New FPSO in the works for Mexico

    Mexico appears set for a new floating production, storage and offloading development with Eni, having signed a letter of intent with Modec to provide a unit to produce from the Amoca field. The Italian major, which won the field in Mexico’s Round 1.2, said it plans a final investment decision on the project in the fourth quarter. The floater is planned to have production capacity of 90,000 barre

    Focus Editions  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Kathrine Schmidt

    China targets gas challenge

    Chinese yards have several hurdles to overcome as they turn attention to floating gas production units

    Focus Editions  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Xu Yihe

    West Africa emerging from doldrums

    Oil price crash stymied project sanctions — but the market is beginning to revive

    Focus Editions  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Iain Esau

    Strong spotlight on new plays off Mauritania and Senegal

    The emerging markets of Mauritania and Senegal in the MSGBC basin — where BP and Woodside Energy are in the vanguard — are currently grabbing the limelight in West Africa, writes Iain Esau. Mauritania is not strictly a newcomer to the floater market, having already established some pedigree with Petronas Carigali’s Chinguetti FPSO, although that vessel was recently decommissioned. BP's Greater T

    Focus Editions  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Iain Esau

    Pace and costs key in US Gulf

    Floater sector taking steps forward in region but focus is very much on tighter financing and quicker turnarounds

    Focus Editions  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Kathrine Schmidt

    Lukoil output boost ...

    Russia's Lukoil boosted oil production by 3% to almost 20.9 million tonnes (1.67 million barrels per day) in the third quarter of the year from the second, helped by the impact of greenfield developments, writes Vladimir Afanasiev. The company said the Filanovskoye and Korchagina fields in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea, Pyakyakhinskoye in West Siberia's Yamal-Nenets region and the Yaregsk

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Vladimir Afanasiev

    ...amid Yuri well progress

    Lukoil has made further progress with development drilling on the eastern flank of the Yuri Korchagina field in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea. The company said it completed drilling of a second production well earlier this month. The completed well, which includes a horizontal section, demonstrated production of about 600 tonnes (4400 barrels) per day of oil, against output of 500 tonnes

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Vladimir Afanasiev

    FLNG comes of age in changing landscape

    PFLNG Satu and Prelude blazed trail for technology that is now tried and tested

    Focus Editions  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Amanda Battersby

    Eyes on costs as more yards target FLNG jobs

    Costs for floating liquefied natural gas vessels are expected to become increasingly competitive as more contractors enter the arena, writes Amanda Battersby. South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Samsung Heavy Industries have so far dominated the newbuilding scene, with Daewoo building the PFLNG Satu and Samsung the Prelude vessel. Samsung is also in the process of fabricat

    Focus Editions  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Amanda Battersby

    Cameron LNG hands major hit to Chiyoda

    Japanese player tightens belt after posting net loss of $955 million

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Russell Searancke

    Gazprom in Euro bonds bid

    Russia's Gazprom has revived plans to seek financing from European investors, despite an earlier decision by an arbitration court in Sweden that has left the gas giant facing a $2.6 billion-plus payment to Ukrainian gas importer Naftohaz Ukrainy, writes Vladimir Afanasiev. Gazprom this week placed five-year Eurobonds raising about €1 billion ($1.1 billion) from international investors, with Russi

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Vladimir Afanasiev

    Talks in Timor-Leste over Buffalo redevelopment

    Timor-Leste’s petroleum authorities are in advanced negotiations for a production sharing contract over the Buffalo oil redevelopment in its exclusive waters, writes Russell Searancke. The owner of the Buffalo resource — Australian independent Carnarvon Petroleum — has mapped out a redevelopment plan for the field based on one wellhead platform tied into a leased floating production, storage and

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Russell Searancke

    More Indonesia acreage comes up for grabs

    Four more oil and gas blocks on table in third offering of the year

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Amanda Battersby

    Keppel wins at Apsara

    Singapore’s Keppel Shipyard has won a US$21.7 million contract to modify and upgrade the production barge for independent KrisEnergy’s Apsara oilfield development off Cambodia, writes Amanda Battersby. Keppel’s workscope includes installation of a power generation module, electrical house, new accommodation units and other refurbishment works. The production barge is one of three main components

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Amanda Battersby

    Roc turns bit off Sarawak

    Roc Oil is immersed in a major offshore drilling programme at its D35 production asset off Sarawak, Malaysia. The phase two infill drilling campaign covers 11 firm wells, which are being drilled using the Malaysian contractor Velesto Energy's jack-up rig Naga-4. Velesto previously announced the estimated value of its contract was US$31 million. The campaign is under way and will last until abou

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Global Mediator

    Financing still a challenge for FLNG projects

    Floating liquefied natural gas projects require significant capital expenditure so access to financing is key to taking the final investment decision and for the success of such projects, writes Amanda Battersby. Shell and Petronas entered into balance sheet funding to build their own facilities at Prelude and PFLNG Satu, respectively. Both companies were able to build the pioneering FLNG facili

    Focus Editions  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Amanda Battersby

    Chinese yards start to invest in technology for FSRU vessels

    A handful of Chinese yards have invested in technologies that can be applied to the fabrication of floating storage and regasification units and potentially to floating liquefied natural gas units, writes Xu Yihe. The yards — including Hudong Zhonghua, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, CIMC Raffles and Wison Offshore and Marine — have started with FSRUs, as the topsides technology is less

    Focus Editions  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Global Mediator

    BP presses on at Tigris despite Chevron pull-out

    UK supermajor 'continuing to assess development' of project

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Kathrine Schmidt

    Liberia eyes new round

    Liberia is set to confirm later this month its aim to carry out a fresh offshore licensing round early next year while holding back prospective onshore acreage, writes Barry Morgan. National Oil Company of Liberia (Nocal) chief executive Saifuah-Mai-Gray told Upstream that the Harper basin especially needs attention, but blocks are already designated across Liberia’s offshore. All are vacant an

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Barry Morgan

    Nigeria reaches a crossroads again

    Bitter battle for presidency puts Buhari’s term in the spotlight in tight contest

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Barry Morgan

    Tullow boost in Kenya

    Tullow Oil has added a third field to its planned foundation stage oilfield development in Kenya's South Lokichar basin. The Anglo-Irish independent has decided to add the Twiga field to the Amosing and Ngamia fields at the development, it said this week. Before the addition of Twiga, the first stage was to include an initial 210 wells at Ngamia and 70 at Amosing. Tullow is targeting a final in

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Eoin O'Cinneide

    First LNG at Corpus Christi

    Cheniere Energy has confirmed that its Corpus Christi liquefied natural gas export facility in the US state of Texas has begun producing LNG. The first train of the facility started producing LNG at about 7:30am local time on Wednesday, a Cheniere spokesman told Upstream. The spokesman would not comment on the timing of the first cargo to be exported. The facility is the first LNG export facil

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Caroline Evans

    Covia idles more plants

    Sand giant Covia plans to idle operations at two more facilities in Texas as completions activity in the US continues to slow. Covia said it would stop activity at its plants in Voca, Texas starting in January, representing a reduction in capacity of 1.6 million tonnes. Remaining demand from Voca customers will be transferred to its West Texas facilities.

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Caroline Evans

    EnCap invests in Flat Creek

    Private equity firm EnCap has committed $400 million to Flat Creek Resources, a US company focused on the Permian basin of Texas and New Mexico. Flat Creek is based in Fort Worth, Texas and is focused on "the consolidation and exploitation of core acreage in proven, economic basins with an initial focus on the Permian basin".

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Caroline Evans

    Mexican shipyards eye modules in Eni local content drive

    A trio of Mexican shipyards are understood be competing to provide modules for the floating production, storage and offloading vessel destined for Eni's Amoca project in shallow waters off Mexico, writes Kathrine Schmidt. The Italian operator last month issued a letter of intent to Modec to provide the 90,000 barrels per day FPSO that is set to produce from the Amoca, Mizton and Tecoalli fields.

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Global Mediator

    PAE closes in on jack-up for Mexico shallow block

    Pan American Energy looking to start drilling early next year in waters off Coatzacoalco

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Kathrine Schmidt

    Adnoc deal for Penspen

    UK-based Penspen has landed a $70-million contract to carry out project management consultancy services for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc). Penspen's work scope will include work on 15 major projects covering engineering, procurement and construction activities, from the tendering stage to commissioning and close out. The work will be carried out for the Abu Dhabi state oil giant's Adnoc

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Iain Esau

    Extra time at Ceara

    Premier gains two more years at Brazil acreage

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Fabio Palmigiani

    Ghana fighting fires in drive for reserves

    Pre-qualification for new round still possible

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Barry Morgan

    BHP win opens the door to Newfoundland

    Australian operator gains exploration acreage to make debut off Canadian province

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Iain Esau

    BP misses at Aspy well

    BP’s long-running Aspy-D11 wildcat off Nova Scotia, Canada, failed to find pay dirt, leaving the provincial authorities to bemoan the lack of exploration success in its waters. New York-listed Hess, the supermajor’s partner in the probe, said the well was drilled to a total depth of 7400 metres and failed to encounter “commercial quantities of hydrocarbons”. This week, BP said it was preparing t

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Iain Esau

    Imperial takes oil sands step

    Calgary-based Imperial Oil has taken a final investment decision on an oil sands project, representing the first sanction for a major oil sands scheme in Canada since 2013. The C$2.6 billion (US$1.96 billion) Aspen project in northern Alberta is expected to produce 75,000 barrels per day of bitumen, with construction planned to begin this quarter. First production is scheduled for 2022. “We do

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Julia Martinez

    Hopes for Nigeria reform

    Nigerian oil law reform may yet begin before next February's scheduled elections, despite a surprise move by President Muhammdu Buhari to withhold assent for the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), writes Barry Morgan. Petroleum Resources Minister Ibe Kachikwu told Upstream the initial PIGB package could easily pass before the end of the year as the National Assembly only needed to amend a

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Barry Morgan

    Aramco launches fresh phase for Safaniyah

    Contractors run rule over new tender for platforms on world's largest offshore field

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Nishant Ugal

    Tecnicas lands Bu Hasa job

    Tecnicas Reunidas has been confirmed as the winner of a $1.4 billion-plus deal from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) for the expansion and upgrade of the Bu Hasa onshore field. The Spanish contractor beat competition from India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corporation to land the award, which was firmed up at the Adipec event in Abu Dhabi this week.

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Nishant Ugal

    Crux is centre of the matter off Australia

    One of Shell’s joint venture partners in the Crux gas and condensate project off Western Australia has highlighted the sense of urgency being brought to the development, writes Russell Searancke. Shell owns a large 82% operator interest in the field with Seven Group Holdings on 15% and Osaka Gas on 3%. A bidding contest for the front-end engineering and design phase recently began, with global e

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Russell Searancke

    Cheniere eyeing up Train 6

    Cheniere Energy of the US is evaluating the possibility of moving to a final investment decision on the sixth train at its Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas export facility in Louisiana, writes Caroline Evans. On an earnings call, chief executive Jack Fusco indicated the company has booked enough long-term supply commitments to advance the project. “We have had significant commercial success thi

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Caroline Evans

    FLNG could help unlock China's remote resources

    Floating liquefied natural gas could provide a development solution to unlock China’s small and remote offshore gas deposits and those in environmentally sensitive areas, writes Xu Yihe. Such projects in China come with great potential as well as specific risks that involve field and reservoir operations, long-term gas availability and project financing, according to an official with China Nation

    Focus Editions  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 23:00 GMT Global Mediator

    Gulf LNG gets draft EIS

    Planned Kinder Morgan export facility moves closer to getting federal approval

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 20:59 GMT Reuters

    Pioneer shutters Texas sand mine

    Dallas-based company transitioning to west Texas proppant supply

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 17:30 GMT Julia Martinez

    Oil up despite potential looming supply glut

    Oil rose on Thursday, steadying after losing nearly 7% over the previous three days, though concern about the prospect of an oversupplied market next year continued to weigh on prices despite Opec's message that it may cut crude output. Opec, led by Saudi Arabia, is considering a cut of up to 1.4 million barrels per day next year to avoid the kind of build in global inventories that prompted the

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 16:28 GMT Reuters

    Fabrication starts on Nova module

    Steel-cutting at Rosenberg WorleyParsons yard in Norway for unit to be fitted on Gjoa platform

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 13:56 GMT Steve Marshall

    McDermott confirms Zama award from Talos

    Joint venture with Baker Hughes, Io Oil & Gas, handed conceptual and engineering services deal off Mexico

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 12:11 GMT Eoin O'Cinneide

    Energean sets sights on more drilling

    UK-listed group to kick off work programme in Israel and Greece

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 12:03 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Zama appraisal to start 'within 10 days'

    Partner Premier Oil says well due imminently on Talos-operated Block 7 off Mexico

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 11:16 GMT Rob Watts

    Aibel wins Gudrun FEED job

    Water injection study work could lead to full EPCI contract for local contractor on Equinor's field off Norway

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 10:23 GMT Steve Marshall

    Montara shut in following safety inspections

    Production halted following a string of improvement notices in recent months

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 08:43 GMT Josh Lewis

    SBM income hit by impairments

    Dutch floater specialist books charges over yard in Brazil and Houston-based subsidiaries

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 08:41 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    PGS to offload vessel

    Norwegian seismic player aims to sell Ramform Sterling to JOGMEC under sale-and-leaseback deal to trim fleet

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 08:35 GMT Steve Marshall

    Shearwater completes WesternGeco purchase

    Norwegian seismic player ready for market upturn after buying Schlumberger's fleet of 3D vessels

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 08:27 GMT Beate Schjølberg

    Cairn in Chimera farm-out

    Deal struck with mystery player to take sizeable chunk of licence ahead of wildcat in 2019

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 08:06 GMT Steve Marshall

    Agar-Plantain probe hits oil

    Azinor Catalyst makes oil discovery with North Sea exploration and appraisal well

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 08:00 GMT Josh Lewis

    Premier eyes output at lower end of guidance

    UK-listed operator forecasts annual 2018 production to come in at about 80,000 boepd

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 07:42 GMT Rob Watts

    Tullow beefs up Kenya foundation stage

    Anglo-Irish independent adds another field along with Amosing and Ngamia to South Lokichar scheme

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 07:39 GMT Eoin O'Cinneide

    Equinor in $82.5m solar deal

    Norwegian player looks to expand footprint in renewables sector

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 07:05 GMT Josh Lewis

    Oil continues to slip on rising supply

    Prices have fallen by nearly 25% since early October

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 06:25 GMT Reuters

    Ichthys start-up sees Oz close on Qatar

    Australia's annualised LNG production rate expected to overtake Qatar's 77 million tpa

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 04:39 GMT Josh Lewis

    Repsol readies Stanley arbitration

    Dispute over termination notices for PNG gas and condensate field continues

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 02:33 GMT Josh Lewis

    Armour expands Roma Shelf footprint

    Operator awarded new acreage near its producing Kincora project in Queensland

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 01:45 GMT Josh Lewis

    JGC reveals its Ichthys exposure

    Japanese company part of contractor group that delivered the Ichthys LNG facility

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 01:27 GMT Russell Searancke

    Santos, Shell JV awarded Queensland acreage

    Any discoveries will be directed to domestic east coast market

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Nov 00:44 GMT Josh Lewis

    Oil rebounds on anticipated Opec supply cut

    Opec and partners were discussing proposal to cut output by up to 1.4 million bpd, Reuters reported

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 23:06 GMT Reuters

    Shell eyes output from Vaca Muerta

    Shell is set to launch its first unconventional production development on a commercial scale in Argentina. The Anglo-Dutch giant has a three-block play in the oil and condensate window of the Vaca Muerta shale, and has run a successful pilot. Shell’s play also includes the Bajada de Anelo block, where a joint venture with Argentina’s YPF was signed in 2017. The area is located to the west and n

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 23:00 GMT Gareth Chetwynd

    Duo wins ONGC prize for key deep-water platform

    Consortium awarded CPP job for flagship asset in Krishna Godavari basin off India's east coast

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 23:00 GMT Nishant Ugal

    Suncor CEO to retire

    Chief operating officer Mark Little to succeed current chief executive Steve Williams

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 22:47 GMT Caroline Evans

    US approves part of TransCanada WB XPress

    Natural gas pipeline increases capacity in Virginia and West Virginia

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 22:17 GMT Reuters

    First LNG at Corpus Christi

    Cheniere's Texas facility hits liquefaction milestone

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 18:52 GMT Caroline Evans

    Covia idles more sand facilities

    US sand giant reports lower volumes as demand for proppant dwindles in US basins

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 16:40 GMT Caroline Evans

    EnCap splashes $400m on Permian venture

    US private equity firm invests in Texas-based Flat Creek Resources

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 15:33 GMT Caroline Evans

    Remote control for Ivar Aasen

    Safety consent granted to shift control room to shore for Aker BP-operated facility off Norway

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 15:29 GMT Steve Marshall

    Mexico's chief oil regulator steps down

    Juan Carlos Zepeda Molina will step aside after two terms leading National Hydrocarbons Commission

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 15:11 GMT Kathrine Schmidt

    Okea to enter the Draugen

    Local independent targets fresh investments at Norwegian Sea field as it gains official consents to take over operatorship from Shell

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 15:07 GMT Steve Marshall

    Adnoc extends gas deal with partners

    Abu Dhabi national player to supply subsidiary Adnoc LNG and joint venture partners Mitsui, BP and Total

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 15:05 GMT Nassir Shirkhani

    Ekofisk fire protection failings found

    Safety audit uncovers irregularities on ConocoPhillips-operated platform off Norway

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 14:12 GMT Steve Marshall

    PSA in Maersk rig incident probe

    Safety watchdog to investigate after drillpipe stands come loose onboard jack-up at Valhall field off Norway

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 13:42 GMT Steve Marshall

    IEA warns of supply overhang

    Oil market set for surplus in 2019 on surge in supply and demand growth slowdown

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 10:12 GMT Steve Marshall

    Romania passes offshore law

    President Klaus Yohannis approves bill, which will now be implemented for Black Sea projects

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 10:05 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Adnoc dishes out $1.4bn Bu Hasa onshore deal

    Abu Dhabi state player selects winner for further expansion and upgrade of its giant field

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 09:24 GMT Nishant Ugal

    PGS bags $75m seismic job

    Oslo-listed player in South America win as compatriot SeaBird also secures survey work

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 08:59 GMT Steve Marshall

    Rungne dud for Faroe

    UK explorer fails to find targeted resources with wildcat near Brasse find off Norway

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 08:35 GMT Steve Marshall

    Penspen secures $70m Adnoc contract

    UK company to carry out project consultancy services for onshore Abu Dhabi projects

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 08:15 GMT Josh Lewis

    Shelf Drilling loss widens

    Oslo-listed rig owner stuck in red despite revenue growth, with price recovery ‘taking longer than expected’

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 Nov 08:03 GMT Eoin O'Cinneide