Friday, January 18, 2019

Africa News

Tullow to Boost 2019 Output

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Africa-focused Tullow Oil's production is set to grow to between 94,000 and 102,000 barrel of oil equivalent per day (boed) this year, it said in a trading update on Wednesday, from 90,000 boed last year as it increases output in Ghana.Free cash flow stood at $400 million.

Aqualis Offshore Establishes Office in Australia

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Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has set up an office in Perth, Western Australia, to support oil and gas developments in the Australasia region.“We have supported important projects offshore Australia in recent years…

Record LNG Capacity to Get Green Light in 2019

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A record amount of liquefied natural gas (LNG) production is expected to get the green light in 2019 amid strong global demand, especially from China, analysts said.A final investment decision (FID) could be taken on more than 60 million tonnes per annum of LNG capacity this year…

Medco Energi's Potential Deal with Ophir Seen as Diversification Play

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Medco Energi Internasional Tbk PT would boost its valuations and gain access to international assets if its potential takeover of London-listed Ophir Energy occurs, analysts said on Wednesday.Medco confirmed this week that it was in talks with…

Total Starts Production at Egina Oilfield

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Total SA said on Wednesday it had started production from the Egina oilfield off Nigeria's coast, part of a shift by the French energy firm towards deepwater oil and gas projects to its drive cashflow.Output from Egina, which is located in waters about 1…

US Crude Inventory Levels Off

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U.S. crude inventory has leveled off after declining three weeks in a row. The latest weekly survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates U.S. crude inventory as of December 21 was the same as seven days earlier.The past…

Ghana Exploration Licensing Round Attracts Global Majors

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Sixteen oil and gas firms have submitted applications for one or more of five Ghanaian offshore blocks in the West African country's first exploration licensing round, its energy ministry said.The interest is a major vote of confidence in Ghana…

FSRU Suppliers Shift from Emerging Markets, Cut Back New Orders

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Political instability and low credit ratings in emerging economies are putting some shipowners off ordering new floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs), as they shift focus to more mature gas markets.Liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand from emerging markets in Asia…

Panoro Completes OMV Tunisia Acquisition

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London-based international independent oil and gas company Panoro Energy ASA announced Friday it has completed its $65 million acquisition of OMV Tunisia Upstream GmbH from Vienna-based integrated oil and gas company OMV.Panoro Tunisia Production AS (PTP…

BP Green-lights Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Project

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BP and its partners announced on Friday that the green light has been given for the first phase of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project off the coast of Mauritania and Senegal.The cross-border development, a first for the two West African nations and Africa's deepest offshore project at 2…

Offshore Outlook Appears 'Strong', Say Analysts

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The outlook for offshore oilfield service contractors is strong as more than 100 new projects are aiming for 2019 sanctions, according to Rystad Energy, a Norway-based energy research and consulting firm.An expected $210 billion will be spent on offshore oilfield services globally next year…

Tilting at Windmills: Spain Strains to Meet Record Renewables Goal

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Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa is booking 14 colossal specialized cranes, has hired new staff and boosted capacity by up to 80 percent at its Spanish factories as developers strain to meet a 2020 deadline for cutting carbon emissions.More…

Spain Strains to Meet Record Renewables Goal

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Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa is booking 14 colossal specialized cranes, has hired new staff and boosted capacity by up to 80 percent at its Spanish factories as developers strain to meet a 2020 deadline for cutting carbon emissions.More…

Engie, EDPR, Sumitomo Pact to Build French Offshore Wind Farms

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French utility Engie and Spanish partner EDP Renovaveis (EDPR) announced their alliance with the Japanese group Sumitomo Corporation to build the French offshore wind farms of Dieppe-Le Tréport and Yeu-Noirmoutier.As part of the alliance, Sumitomo…

Neptune Energy Indonesia Gets New Managing Director

Eko Lumadyo, Managing Director of Neptune Energy’s Indonesian business. Photo: Neptune Energy

The oil and gas producer Neptune Energy has announced the appointment of Eko Lumadyo as Managing Director of its Indonesian business, based in Jakarta.Lumadyo will join Neptune from Mandala Energy Indonesia, where he is currently Country President…

FAR Starts Senegal FEED

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Africa focussed Australian oil and gas FAR Limited has begun front-end engineering design (FEED) activities for phase-one development of its SNE oil field offshore Senegal.The FEED will aim to finalise budget, schedule and technical definition…

Qatar Buys Eni's Mexican Oil Stakes

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Qatar Petroleum (QP) signed an agreement with Italy’s Eni SpA to acquire a 35% stake in three offshore oil Fields in Mexico.The agreement cover the Amoca, Mizton, and Tecoalli offshore oil fields, which lie in Area 1 in Mexico’s Campeche Bay…

ADES International Renews Offshore Rig Contract

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The oil and gas drilling and production services company ADES International said that it has renewed an existing contract for the offshore rig known as Admarine 657, which is currently operating in Saudi Arabia.The renewal for Admarine 657 would…

Tractebel Acquires Deutsche Offshore Consult

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Belgium-based Tractebel Engie has, through its subsidiary Lahmeyer International, acquired Deutsche Offshore Consult GmbH (DOC) to strengthen its position in the offshore wind sector.German outfit DOC has staff covering all aspects of the offshore wind development process…

OPEC and Non-OPEC Cooperation Deal to be Signed in Three Months -UAE

A general cooperation agreement between OPEC and non-OPEC countries will be signed in three months' time in Saudi Arabia, the UAE's energy minister said on Monday."By (the) end of March the document will be ready for signature," Suhail al-Mazrouei…