A joint venture between Novatek and Sovcomflot will develop and run a powerful new fleet of Arctic tankers. The two companies signed the deal that formally establishes the new joint venture during this week’s Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. The vessels will all have top Arc7 ice standards and be...
Lukoil has closed on its $800 million purchase of a 25% non-operating interest in the Marine XII License area operated offshore Congo by ENI. African Global energy was the seller. New Age (African Global Energy) Limited (‘New Age’ or ‘the Company’) announces that its subsidiary New Age M12 Holdings Limited...
Baker Hughes, a GE company, announced the newest launch of its Bently Nevada Business business unit. Bently's Orbit 60 Series is its next-generation condition monitoring and protection platform. Advantages of the Orbit 60 series according to a BHGE press release includes the following: • ...
Turkey will drill offshore in the EastMed (Eastern Mediterranean) and press its claims to hydrocarbon deposits offshore Cyprus despite EC (European Union) restrictions. Turkey has the longest coastline of any Mediterranean country. It has on every possible occasion conveyed its commitment to the protection of its sovereign rights in the...
Greek Cyprus on Tuesday rejected a proposal by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to establish a cooperation mechanism to address sharing of hydrocarbon resources in the Eastern Mediterranean. TRNC President Mustafa Akıncı presented the proposal through the United Nations last week, calling for the joint use of Cypriot...
Mexico's regulator has approved Shell's exploration plans for four deepwater areas, after it gave the green light to five others earlier this week, committing Royal Dutch Shell to invest at least $791 million. The plans stipulate that Anglo-Dutch Shell could invest up to $1.06 billion in the four blocks, mostly...
Royal Dutch Shell announced that production has started at Appomattox floating production system months ahead of schedule, opening a new frontier in the deep-water U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Appomattox, which currently has an expected production of 175,000 boed, is the first commercial discovery brought into production in the deep-water...
The president of the National Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP), Décio Oddone, said in late May that “there is room” for the postponement to 2020 of at least one of the three major oil auctions for the second half of this year. “Three auctions in the same semester...
Greek Cypriot energy minister says energy companies will drill in search of natural gas in waters off the east Mediterranean island’s southern coast at eight separate sites over the next two years. Speaking at a presentation of his ministry’s works between March 2018 and April 2019 Georgios Lakkotrypis said Tuesday...
ENI has made a new light oil discovery in Block 15/06, in deep-water offshore Angola. The well was drilled on the Ndungu exploration prospect. The new discovery is estimated to contain up to 250 million barrels of light oil in place, with further upside. The Ndungu-1 NFW well is located...