Syria invites Russian oil companies to explore in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Syria’s parliament has approved contracts for oil exploration with two Russian companies in an effort to boost production hit by more than eight years of war and Western sanctions. Meanwhile, Lebanon is preparing for its first-ever maritime oil...
Gas plagues Permian shale and the result is less drilling and lower profits for explorers at a time when investors are demanding better returns. Natural gas has long been a nuisance in the Permian, where a massive glut weighs on prices, with crude producers sometimes having to pay to get...
Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is discussing how it can raise oil imports from Russia by cooperating with Russia's state oil company Rosneft, IOC’s chairman Sanjiv Singh said at ADIPEC this week. IOC is India's largest refiner. IOC has so far imported insignificant volumes of oil from Russia, and is now...
Offshore oil production is expected to hit a peak in 2020 before joining the shale industry in a slump that could dramatically rewrite market supply predictions. A report by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. sees projects in the Gulf of Mexico and off of South America significantly boosting...
South Sudan needs investment from the energy industry in the form of money and technology if the country is to rebuild and stabilize itself. That was the point that Nj Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamberand CEO of the Centurion Law Group, made in a keynote at the...
Russia's Lukoil and Hungarian energy company MOL will sign a settlement over dirty oil that left high levels of organic chloride in the Druzhba pipeline. “We are proud to say that we are the first country which managed to close the negotiations in this respect,” Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto...
The SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference attracted more than 670 delegates to Moscow from leading international and regional operating and service companies, research institutes and universities. International delegates hailed from the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Since its launch in 2006, the SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference has...
The government of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development Uganda plans tenders on new blocks in the country’s second licensing round, according to Petroleum Africa magazine. The round includes five blocks in the Albertine Graben. These blocks are the Avivi, the Omuka, Kasuruban, Turaco, and...
Sulzer GTC Technology has signed an agreement with JSC SIBUR-Neftehim (SIBUR) to provide its licensed pyrolysis gasoline (pygas) processing technologies. This includes design of the fractionation, first and second stage hydrotreating, aromatics extraction and thermal hydrodealkylation technologies. The system is intended to modernize gasoline production at SIBUR’s Kstovo olefins...
ENI and Total will explore Caspian oil and gas blocks in offshore Kazakhstan, targeting Abay and Kashagan, plus onshore Karachaganak and Dunga. ENI is focused on exploration offshore in Kazakhstan while Total works onshore. Kazakhstan’s state-owned KazMunayGas and Eni Isatay, a subsidiary of the Italian energy company Eni, plan to...