Monday, October 15, 2018

Oil Equivalent News

Tullow Oil Plans to Drill First Guyana Well in 3Q of 2019

Photo: Tullow Oil

Tullow Oil plans to drill its first well in the much-watched Guyana offshore basin in the third quarter of next year in its Orinduik licence bordering discoveries by Exxon, a spokesman said on Wednesday.Exxon and U.S.

Total Bought 25% in Orinduik Block Offshore Guyana

Total says has exercised option to buy a 25 pct interest in Orinduik exploration block offshore Guyana.* Orinduik operated by Tullow Oil off Guyana contains an estimated 3 billion barrels of oil and gas, its partner Eco Atlantic said on Tuesday, as the two firms prepare to drill in the Latin American oil basin.* Tullow plan

Mexico Must Boost Oil Exploration to Halt Output Fall -Pemex

Mexico will need to double to about $4 billion its annual oil exploration investment to reverse a 14-year decline in output, a move that will require more funding by Pemex and private producers, a top official with the state-run firm said Friday.The nation's oil…

Eni to Acquire Half of BP's Libya Oil and Gas Assets

(Photo: Eni)

Italy's Eni has agreed to buy half of BP's 85 percent stake in a Libyan oil and gas licence with the aim of resuming exploration next year, the companies said on Monday.Eni will acquire the 42.5 percent stake and become the operator of the exploration and production sharing agreement (EPSA) in Libya…

British North Sea Oil Costs, Spending on the Rise

© pxl.store / Adobe Stock

The costs and operating expenditure needed to produce oil and gas in the British North Sea are set to rise both in overall and in per-barrel terms this year compared with 2017, the country's regulator for the sector said on Tuesday.Overall operating spending in…

Chevron Eyes Houston Ship Channel for 2nd US Gulf Refinery

(File photo: Port of Houston)

Chevron Corp wants to build or buy a refinery along the U.S. Gulf Coast to process crude oil from its rapidly growing Permian Basin operations, a senior executive said on Tuesday.The company would like to have refining operations on the Houston Ship Channel, in the western part of the U.S.

Pemex Announces 7 New Crude Finds

Mexican state oil firm Pemex said on Tuesday it has made seven new crude discoveries in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico and said it could invest upward of $10 billion to develop six oil and gas fields.Pemex, which has been struggling with declining output for over a decade, said the seven finds at its Manik and Mul

Lundin Petroleum Says Arctic Oil Test Points to Bigger Reservoir

(Photo: Lundin Petroleum)

Swedish oil firm Lundin Petroleum expects to increase its resource estimate for the Alta discovery in Norway's Arctic region following a successful two-month production test.Finding significant oil reserves in the Norwegian Arctic has been challenging for oil firms…

Total Buys Chevron's Interest in Danish Underground Consortium

Photo: Total

French oil and gas major Total said it has agreed to take all of Chevron's share capital in the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC), which will increase its stake in the project and expand its North Sea presence.The acquisition comes a day after Total announced a major gas discovery on the Glendronach prospect…

Petrobras Oil, Gas Output Falls in August

© Ranimiro / Adobe Stock

Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said its oil and gas production in August totaled 2.47 million barrels of oil equivalent per day, attributing the 5.1 percent decline from the previous month to closures for maintenance.Petrobras, as the company is known, said in a securities filing that its production w

U.S. Shale Producer Magnolia Looks to Triple Market Footprint

File Image: CREDIT AdobeStock / © Edelweiss

U.S. oil producer Magnolia Oil & Gas Corp aims to at least triple in market valuation in coming years as it develops shale acreage across eastern and southern Texas, Chief Executive Steve Chazen said on Wednesday.Magnolia's shares have rallied about 33 percent…

Total Sees Cash Flow, Output Boost from Deepwater Projects

(Credit: Gonzalez Thierry - Total)

Oil and gas major Total said on Tuesday it expected deepwater oil and gas operations to make a strong contribution to its output and cash flow thanks to major developments in the West Africa's Gulf of Guinea region, Brazil and U.S. Gulf area.Production from deepwater projects is expected to reach 500…

Total Buys out Chevron Denmark

Image: Chevron Corporation

French oil and gas major Total has agreed to take all of Chevron’s share capital in the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC), which will increase its stake in the project and expand its North Sea presence."Total has agreed to purchase from Chevron all the share capital of Chevron Denmark Inc.

Chevron Receives Interest in Major North Sea Field Stake

(Image: Chevron)

U.S. oil group Chevron has a potential buyer for its stake in one of the UK North Sea's biggest oil and gas developments, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday.The sale of its 40 percent stake in the Rosebank project would mark Chevron's complete exit from the…

Shell Sees Peak Output for Brazil's Lula Field in 2020, 2021

(File photo: BW Offshore)

Brazil's most productive field, the Lula, located in the offshore Santos basin, should hit peak production in 2020 or 2021, after reaching 1 million barrels of oil equivalent per day next year, an executive at Royal Dutch Shell said on Wednesday.The increase in…

Oil Rises as Investors Fret Over Iranian Supply Gaps

© raz_sarbaste / Adobe Stock

Oil edged higher on Thursday, driven by the prospect of a shortfall in global supply once U.S. sanctions against major crude exporter Iran come into force in just five weeks' time.U.S. President Donald Trump this week demanded that OPEC raise production to prevent…

Petrobras Forms JV with Murphy in Gulf of Mexico

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA is forming a joint venture with Murphy Oil Company to explore oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico, the Brazilian company said on Wednesday in a securities filing.According to the filing, Petrobras…

Petrogal to Invest Up to $1 bln per Year in Brazil -CEO

Petrogal, the Brazilian unit of Portugal's Galp, plans to spend $800 million to $1 billion annually in the coming years in Brazil to develop its current oil and gas assets and boost its stake offshore, its chief executive officer said on Thursday.CEO Miguel Pereira said the company…

Neptune Energy Reports $70 mln H1 Profit

Photo: Neptune Energy

Private equity-backed oil and gas producer Neptune Energy on Thursday reported a profit of $70 million and a cash pile of over $500 million in the first quarterly results it has published, adding that it was on the lookout for more assets.Several private equity…

Total, Sonatrach Strengthen Cooperation in Natural Gas

Map: Total

French energy group Total and Algerian state-owned firm Sonatrach have signed new agreements, including a contract to develop the Erg Issouane gas field and plans to create a joint venture.The new concession contract to jointly develop the Erg Issouane gas field located on the TFT Sud permit…