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Angola’s national oil, gas and biofuels agency ANGP has informed about forming a consortium with five international oil companies including Eni and Chevron. The consortium will work on developing liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the Soyo plant. With an initial cost of $2 billion, the project is anticipated to begin production by 2022, an ANGP spokesman said.
In a recent briefing, Vedanta Chairman Anil Agarwal said that they are seeking consortia of US oilfield service companies to aid the development of 41 blocks in India. Accompanied by Cairn Chief Executive, Mr Agarwal met with executives from 70 services companies in Houston this week. The meeting aimed at encouraging the firms to establish a consortium to compete for contracts. Cairn won 41 of the 55 blocks auctioned in OALP.
British EPC giant, TechnipFMC has won a contract to carry out the licensing, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up for Vietnam’s maiden olefins plant. The contract has been awarded by SCG-owned Long Son Petrochemicals Co. The plant will utilize TechnipFMC’s proprietary ethylene technology, to produce up to 1.6 million tons of olefin per year.
Hitting levels not witnessed since 2014, brent crude broke through $74 a barrel on Thursday in early trading. As suggested by a Reuters report that Saudi Arabia and Russia, a key driver in a 24 oil producing economies consortium that has recovered its daily output by 1.8mn barrels/day in the last fifteen months, wants to see oil prices returning to $100/barrel.
As the Indian oil-to-telecom consortium, Reliance Industries, moves closer to exit US shale investments, it is all set to sell some of its shale assets in the United States to Sundance Energy for $100 million. This is the second such sale by Reliance in the US after it sold a similar asset block in the Marcellus shale region in northeastern and central Pennsylvania.