Sovcomflot has signed an agreement on lease financing with VEB.RF Group, for the first of a series of icebreaking LNG carriers (LNGCs) that will serve Arctic LNG 2.
Oil demand will reach 101 million barrels per day in 2020, OPEC’s World Oil Outlook (WOO) has said.
Four crew members have been kidnapped from a Greek oil tanker off Togo, following the seizing of nine sailors from a vessel carrying gypsum on November 2 off Benin.
While low LNG spot prices have taken their toll, the Europe’s two major players in the sector, Total and Shell, performed strongly in the third quarter.
Kosmos Energy notched up $16 million in net income for the third quarter, while also celebrating a discovery offshore Equatorial Guinea.
Africa Oil will go it alone in the acquisition of stakes in major fields offshore Nigeria after its partners, Delonex Energy and Vitol Investment Partnership, both withdrew.
Tunisia has recently elected a new president, demonstrating the strength of its democratic institutions. The country’s hydrocarbons industry continues to struggle, though.
South Sudan plans to offer 13 blocks under a licence round to be launched in the first quarter of 2020, moving away from the previous preference for direct negotiations.
Aker Energy has changed its plans to develop the Pecan field in Ghana in the face of regulatory complexity.
The seven majors must cut production by 35% by 2040, and emissions by 40%, if the world is to warm by only 1.6 degrees Celsius, according to a new report from Carbon Tracker Initiative.
A new bill increasing taxation on Nigeria’s oil industry would drive a decline in deepwater production of around 20% by 2023, industry group Oil Producer Trade Section (OPTS) has said.
Gabon has signed a number of new exploration licences, while also extending production licences.
BW Offshore plans to double production from the first phase of the Ruche development to 30,000 barrels per day.
Sound Energy has struck a preliminary deal on the sale of its gas production from Morocco’s Tendrara concession with the state power company, Office National de l'Electricité et de l'Eau Potable (ONEE).
Developing the SNE field will require capital expenditure of around $4.2 billion, a presentation by Australia’s FAR has said, versus the previous projection of $3bn.
Delfin Midstream is moving ahead with front-end engineering and design (FEED) work on its Delfin LNG scheme.
Bourbon has signed a three-year agreement with Total on cost cuts, through technological innovation, for operations offshore Angola.
Construction has begun at the Thi Vai regasification terminal in Vietnam.
Seplat Petroleum’s production slipped during the first nine months of 2019 versus the same period in 2018, although profit increased substantially.
Sempra Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Mitsui & Co. potentially entering LNG projects in the US and Mexico.
Renergen has appointed a Chinese company to carry out construction of a planned small-scale liquefaction plant in South Africa.
Australia-listed Armour Energy has suspended work on its 2D seismic shoot in Uganda as heavy rains have made work impossible.
Sasol and its join CEOs, Bongani Nqwababa and Stephen Cornell, will part company as of October 31 following the company’s misjudged investment in a multi-billion dollar gas facility in the US.
The South African government has published its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with the aim of setting out the country’s future energy mix.
Reporting success in Egypt’s Gulf of Suez, Eni has said it expects production to begin imminently.