CNOOC makes major discovery offshore China

China’s oil and gas company CNOOC announced on Monday a “significant” oil and gas condensate discovery off the South China Sea, Kallanish Energy reports. The discovery of Huizhou 26-6 in the eastern South China Sea is set to become the first mid-to-large sized field in the shallow waters of Pearl River Mouth Basin. The well-encountered

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TechnipFMC bags two new contracts from Equinor

UK’s oilfield services company, TechnipFMC, has bagged two new contracts from Norway energy major Equinor, Kallanish Energy reports. The deals are worth up to $189.7 billion and comprise pipelaying and subsea installation for projects in the Norwegian Continental Shelf, Equinor said on Tuesday. It covers the Breidablikk project and a gas import system for the

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Mozambique’s LNG projects on track despite Covid-19: official

Mozambique’s national petroleum institute INP said on Thursday the country’s natural gas and liquefaction projects remain in line with the schedule agreed between the government and investing companies. INP’s chairman Carlos Zacarias told a press conference a day earlier that despite the suspension of activities in Afungi due to the Covi-19 pandemic, implementation activities for

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Denmark should ditch O&G exploration: report

Denmark’s energy ministry has been advised to cancel the country’s 8th oil and gas licensing round, in order to maintain its position as a climate-leading country, Kallanish Energy reports. Independent adviser to the government, the Danish Council on Climate Change, said on Thursday that the bidding round that took place in 2018 and received interest

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Gazprom takes FID on new gas project in Western Siberia

Gazprom and RusGazDobycha have reached a final investment decision (FID) on the development of the giant Semakovskoye gas field in Western Siberia, Kallanish Energy reports. The partially offshore/onshore field in the Yamal-Nenets autonomous region has recoverable gas reserves of over 320 billion cubic meters (Bcm). The project is slated to enter commercial production in 2022

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Crude gains on smaller-than-expected inventory build

Crude oil prices rose Thursday after the U.S. government reported a much smaller-than-anticipated rise in crude inventories, Kallanish Energy reports. Gains, however, were held down by continuing worries about the spread of the Coronavirus outside China. The Energy Information Administration reported yesterday crude inventories rose only 414,000 barrels for the week ended Feb. 14, compared

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LNG demand will double by 2040: Shell

Worldwide liquefied natural gas demand is expected to double by 2040 to 700 million tonnes, according to third party forecasts, Royal Dutch Shell reports in its Fourth Annual LNG Outlook, Kallanish Energy reports. LNG in 2019 rose a robust 12.5%, to 359 million tonnes, Shell stated. “The global LNG market continued to evolve in 2019,

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US crude inventories jump in new EIA survey

U.S. commercial crude oil inventories (excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) for the week ended Feb. 7, increased by 7.46 million barrels (Mmbbl) from the previous week, the Energy Information Administration reported Wednesday. At 442.47 Mmbbl, U.S. crude oil inventories are roughly 2% below the five-year average for early February, Kallanish Energy reports. U.S.

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Volume of working gas placed in storage shrinks

The volume of working gas injected into underground storage slowed to the smallest amount in seven months in the latest weekly survey by the Energy Information Administration, Kallanish Energy calculates. For the week ended Nov. 1, just 34 billion cubic feet of working gas was placed into storage — the smallest amount since 25 Bcf

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Aramco will offer less than 1% of shares to individuals

Saudi Aramco will sell up to 0.5% of its shares to individual investors in what could be the largest initial public offering in history, Kallanish Energy reports. The process begins Nov. 17, and closes on Dec. 4, the company said in its IPO prospectus, released last Saturday. The 658-page document comes almost four years after

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Oil gains on trade deal hopes, better demand outlook

Crude oil prices rose more than 1% Tuesday on hopes for a U.S.-China trade agreement and optimism Washington could roll back some of the tariffs it has imposed on Chinese imports, Kallanish Energy learns. Brent crude futures gained 84 cents, or 1.4%, to settle at $62.94 a barrel, while West Texas Intermediate crude futures gained

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Years of offshore investments could be worthless: Rystad

International E&P companies are struggling to make money from offshore investments made during the latest investment upturn, according to a new study by Rystad Energy, Kallanish Energy reports. The independent research company has evaluated all offshore oilfields sanctioned since 2010 and ranked them by estimated value per barrel of oil under various oil-price scenarios. The

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Offshore wind set to be $1T business by 2040: IEA

Offshore wind should become a $1 trillion business by 2040, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Friday, with global capacity set for a 15-fold increase, Kallanish Energy reports. According to the IEA’s Offshore Wind Outlook 2019, investment last year in the sector neared $20 billion, compared to under $8 billion in 2010. With today’s investment

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Trump nominates Brouillette to be Energy secretary

President Trump last Friday announced he has nominated deputy energy secretary Dan Brouillette to replace departing energy chief Rick Perry, Kallanish Energy reports. “I am pleased to nominate Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette to be the new Secretary of Energy. Dan’s experience in the sector is unparalleled. A total professional, I have no doubt that Dan

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Oil falls as China’s economic concerns outweigh refining

Crude oil prices were lower Friday, as concerns about China’s economy outweighed strong signals from its refining sector, Kallanish Energy learns.  But losses were limited on hopes for progress toward a U.S.-China trade agreement. Brent crude oil futures fell 49 cents, to settle at $59.42 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures lost

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