Global Data is forecasting that by 2023, China will account for 44% of Asian crude oil refining capacity; followed by India at 15% and Japan at 8%. China will drive the majority of growth in the crude oil refining industry in Asia between 2018 and 2023, according to GlobalData, a...
Gazprom Neft has begun drilling wells at one of Russia’s largest oil and gas condensate fields — the Chayandinskoye, with proactive pilot development scheduled to start in Q4 2019. Gazprom Neft is developing the Chayandinskoye oil-rim deposit under an operatorship agreement with Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk LLC. A production well built...
Mazarine Energy announced that its subsidiary, Mazarine Energy Tunisia, and partner ETAP (Entreprise Tunisienne d’Activités Pétrolières) have made a discovery in a Tunisian oil-bearing reservoir. The discovery was made in exploration well Sidi Marzoug-1 (SMG-1) in the 4,012-sq-km in Central Tunisia. During a production test, SMG-1 well flowed, constrained...
Iran insists on boosting up its oil export to at least 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil, triple May’s expected levels under US sanctions, as a condition for staying in an international nuclear deal, sources with knowledge of Iran-EU talks were quoted by Reuters news agency as...
India diversifies oil imports these days with more US and Russian supplies on offer to compensate for less geopolitically risky Middle East crude. Hydrocarbon Processing reported that imports of Middle Eastern oil fell to a four-year low in 2019. The Houston-based trade publication obtained tanker data from sources showing that...
Helena Oil & Gas is looking to attract fresh investment to its oil projects in Texas by creating the Helena Security Token (HEST). The creation of HEST lets investors support an existing, active project in the oil and gas sector without having to pay many of the extensive administrative and...
Rosnedra has confirmed a record oil find in the Yenisey River delta. Russia’s state mineral extraction agency estimates that the Paykha fields may hold as much as 8.4 bbls where the Yenisey flows into the Kara Sea. Russia's business daily Kommersant called the estimate one of the largest...
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...
Rystad Energy forecasts offshore spending will outgrow spending on onshore shale activities this year. Service companies exposed to the offshore subsea market and the maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) sector are set to benefit from this trend reversal. At current oil price levels, spending on land rigs, fracking and other...
Fugro is set to commence its first project using new multipurpose ROV support vessel, Edda Sun, with mobilisation for the IRM contract planned for March 2019. With a recently announced two-year charter of the Edda Sun, Fugro has enhanced its IRM, construction and decommissioning support services in Europe. The Edda Sun...