Russia Leads E&P Race in Arctic Region
Russian and Norwegian exploration and production (E&P) operators have been expanding their operations in the Arctic continental shelf, which is estimated to hold vast deposits of hydrocarbons and rare earth minerals.Warming temperatures in the Barents Sea and northern coastline of…
Fire Breaks Out at Lukoil-Owned Ukhta Oil Refinery
A blaze ripped through the small-scale Ukhta oil refinery, controlled by Russian oil major Lukoil, the emergency ministry said on Thursday.It said the fire hit a diesel processing unit and that one man had been injured. Lukoil declined any immediate comment.Video footage posted on…
Oil Steadies After Brief Slide
Oil steadied on Tuesday, as expections of output cuts from OPEC and allied producers brought prices back up after they slid briefly following comments from U.S. President Donald Trump that a trade deal with China may be delayed.Brent crude futures rose 5 cents to $60.97 a barrel by 11:18 a.m. EST (1618 GMT). U.S.
Lukoil Quarterly Profit Rises
Russia's second-largest oil producer Lukoil said on Tuesday its third-quarter net income rose 5% quarter on quarter to 190.4 billion roubles ($3 billion) helped by a lower effective income tax rate.Its sales fell 8.1% from the second quarter to 1.95 trillion roubles reflecting lower oil prices and trade volumes.($1 = 63.8345 roubles)(Reporting by A
Lukoil Hits Milestone at Caspian Offshore
Russian oil company Lukoil has exceeded 15 million metric tons of cumulative output from its Vladimir Filanovsky field in the Caspian Sea.Moscow-headquartered multinational energy corporation said that full-scale commercial operation of the project started in the fall of 2016, i.e. eleven years after the field's discovery.
Aker Energy Issues Bonds to AFC
Aker Energy Ghana, a subsidiary of Norwegian-based oil exploration and production firm Aker Energy AS, has entered into an agreement to issue $100 million of convertible subordinated bonds to Africa Finance Corporation (AFC).AFC also intends to take part in future capital market activities…
Lukoil 2020 Capex May Exceed $8 Bln
Russian oil producer Lukoil's capital expenditure may exceed $8 billion next year, the company's Vice President Pavel Zhdanov said on Thursday.The oil producer sees its capex at between 475 billion and 500 billion roubles this year, depending on the global oil deal between OPEC and its allies, he said on a conference call.(Reporting by Vladimir Sol
Natural Gas Liquid Market to Cross 14 mbl/day by 2025
Global Natural Gas Liquid Market is poised to cross 14 million barrels per day by 2025, said a study.Japan natural gas liquid market is projected to surpass an annual consumption of 0.2 mbl/day said the latest study by Global Market Insights.Accelerating funding’s toward chemical…
Lukoil Reaches 100mmt of Oil at West Qurna-2
Russia's oil producer Lukoil said cumulative production at the West Qurna-2 field has reached 100 MMt of oil as part of successful implementation of Phase 1 of the project.With 184 wells drilled at the field, the average daily production rate is 400,000 bbl, it said in a press release.To manage the field's production…
Lebanon Announces Offshore Blocks
Lebanon announced on Friday five offshore blocks to be included in its coming bidding round for energy exploration and production licences, including four along disputed maritime borders.Offshore energy development has been a central ambition for successive governments in cash-strapped Lebanon…
Aker Energy Hits Oil Offshore Ghana
Aker Energy, as the operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block, announced Monday that it encountered oil in the Pecan South-1A well south of the main Pecan field offshore Ghana.Aker Energy said it is in the process of analyzing the well result and will commence further drilling to verify the volume estimate.
Lukoil Lifts Fourth-quarter Net Profit
Russia's No.2 oil producer Lukoil's fourth-quarter net profit rose to 159 billion roubles ($2.42 billion), up from 120.5 billion roubles in the same period a year earlier, the company said on Monday.Fourth-quarter revenue stood at 2 trillion roubles, while earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation rose to 278.3 billion roubles, u
Aker Energy Eyes IPO
Norwegian oil company Aker said on Thursday that its exploration start-up in Ghana will submit development plans to Ghanaian authorities in March and the parent will then decide whether to sell stakes via an initial public offering or other means.The subsidiary, Aker Energy, plans…
Lukoil Opposes Prolonged Global Oil Output Cuts
The global oil output cut should not be prolonged, the head of Russia's second biggest oil producer, Lukoil, said on Wednesday, Interfax news agency reported.Lukoil would have to cut its output by 30,000 barrels per day by April under the OPEC and non-OPEC oil deal, but it could still…
Russia's 2018 Oil Output Tops Record
Russian oil production rose to a post-Soviet record high of 11.16 million barrels per day (bpd) last year on an annual average basis, data from its energy ministry showed on Wednesday.The total surpassed the previous annual record average of 10.98 million bpd set in 2017.Russian oil output reached 555.838 million tonnes last year…
Caspian is Key for Lukoil
Alexander Oboronkov leapt at the chance to work on the Filanovsky platform after it was launched in 2016, keen to see Russia's largest Caspian Sea oilfield in action.The Filanovsky oilfield, along with the nearby Korchagin and Rakushechnoye fields, are key to the growth plans at Lukoil…
Lukoil Sees Production Up 3.5% in 2018
Russian oil producer Lukoil said on Thursday that it was expecting its hydrocarbon production to increase by 3.5 percent this year.The company also plans an increase in hydrocarbon production of 1 percent next year, a company official said on a conference call.(Reporting by Olesya Astakhova; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Katya Golubkova)
Iraq Approves Drilling Deal for West Qurna 2
Iraq has approved a $165.74 million drilling deal with China's Bohai Drilling Engineering Co.
Oil Slumps to One-year Low
Oil's slide accelerated on Tuesday, with U.S. futures suffering their steepest one-day loss in more than three years due to ongoing worries about weakening global demand and oversupply.U.S. futures closed down 7.1 percent, for a record 12th straight decline and the lowest since November 2017.
Lukoil: No Need to Cut Output in 2019
Russia's Lukoil sees no need to cut crude output in 2019, CEO Vagit Alekperov said on Monday, as global producers discuss the situation in oil markets.Russia is part of a group of OPEC and non-OPEC oil-producing nations that teamed up two years ago in an effort to rebalance the market.