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While the Ukraine crisis was raising anxiety about Europe’s dependence on Russian natural gas, something remarkable happened. Last month, for the first time ever, U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas to Europe exceeded Russia’s pipeline deliveries.
Petroleos Mexicanos discovered what’s expected to be a billion-barrel oil field in Tabasco as it aims to reverse a decade and a half of sinking production. “It’s a gigantic field,” said Romero, comparing it to the recently discovered gas and condensate fields Quesqui, with 900 million barrels of oil equivalent, as well as Ixachi, with 1.9 billion.
Jersey’s oilfield service provider, Petrofac, announced a series of well engineering procurement, also involving its work in the North Sea. Under this agreement, Petrofac will be the well operator for the Gannet E, Belinda and Evelyn fields.The contract is worth £15.3m. A 5 year well operator service contract with Tailwind Energy is a major part of these procurement.
In an attempt to develop and ramp up the production of the oil fields in Western Siberia, mainly in the Tomsk and Omsk Regions, a joint venture (JV) has been formed. Gazprom Neft, Mubadala Petroleum and the Russian Direct Investment have entered into this joint venture. After this procurement Mubadala Petroleum and RDIF have 44% and 5% equity, while Gazprom Neft has 51% interest in the JV.
Anglo African Oil & Gas plc, which is an independent oil and gas developer, has decided to append drilling TLP-103 following some problem of topside. SMP is the drilling contractor of the company and has informed that the issue is affecting a rig offshore the Congo in Tilapia Field. The company is now working towards finding an optimal solution of the problem and is trying to avoid any further delay.
CNOOC Ltd., the Chinese oil firm, on behalf of its partners- Total SA and Tullow Oil, will most likely begin production at its Kingfisher field by 2021. Three years is a considerable time to develop the Kingfisher field which is one of the several in the Albertine Graben, a territory assessed to hold 6.5 Bbbl of oil. CNOOC plans to pump 40,000 bbl of crude a day from the field.