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BHP prepares to rev up production at Pyrenees oilfield
Jan. 18, 2022
Source: Upstream

BHP prepares to rev up production at Pyrenees oilfield

Infill drilling offshore Western Australia could generate 13,500 bpd of new production

Agreement signed for one of the largest energy projects in Iraq
Jan. 3, 2022
Source: Iraqi

Agreement signed for one of the largest energy projects in Iraq

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – A signing ceremony took place for the preliminary principles agreement for the Al-Faw Investment Project and the Petrochemical Complex. The contract was signed by the Director General of South Refineries Company, Hussam Hussein Wali, on behalf of the Ministry of Oil, and Yu Fang Chunk, General Manager of Hualu Company, on behalf of the Chinese side. The agreement was signed in Baghdad, Iraq. The Al-Faw Investment Refinery Project is expected to bring in a capacity of 300,000 barrels per day. Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, Minister of Oil, said that the mega project will improve the role of Iraq in the manufacturing and petrochemical industries and contribute to sustainable development, adding that the project value is between $7-8 billion dollars and could increase up to $29 billion dollars. According to the Ministry of Oil, Ismail emphasized that this contract is the largest in the Iraqi energy industry and will enhance the role of Iraq in this field.

Rocket attacks | Iranian and regime forces target oil field in SDF-held areas in rural Deir Ezzor
Dec. 21, 2021
Source: SOHR

Rocket attacks | Iranian and regime forces target oil field in SDF-held areas in rural Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor province: SOHR activists have reported hearing explosions in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, after three rockets hit an area near Al-Jafrh oil field in the SDF-held town of Jadid Ekaydat. According to sources, the rockets were fired from positions of regime forces and Iranian-backed militias in Jabal Al-Ommal in Deir Ezzor city. However, no casualties have been reported. Observatory sources reported earlier today that ISIS cells attacked posts of “Al-Qatarji” militia and National Defense Forces in the vicinity of Al-Kharata oil field in south-west Deir Ezzor desert on Sunday evening. According to Syrian Observatory sources, ISIS attack left 12 members of “Al-Qatarji militias and NDF wounded. “Al-Qatarji” and NDF members had withdrawn after regime forces’ support arrived and warplanes intervened.

"  Energy: the insanity of the Guardian"
Dec. 4, 2021
Source: Eureferendum

" Energy: the insanity of the Guardian"

It is very much a feature of the media that some of the most important stories get the least attention – t'was ever thus. But the news that Royal Dutch Shell had scrapped plans to develop the North Sea Cambo oilfield is a major event. Reuters noted that the field, situated off the Shetland Isles, had become a "lightning rod" for climate activists who had been seeking to halt all development of oil and gas resources. And now, it looks as if Shell has given up the unequal struggle.

Iraq and Total mull $7 billion oil and gas infrastructure deal
March 30, 2021
Source: world oil

Iraq and Total mull $7 billion oil and gas infrastructure deal

Bloomberg) --Iraq is discussing a “giant” agreement with French oil giant Total SE to build large infrastructure installations, develop oil fields and produce gas, Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar told Asharq News in an interview that aired on Saturday.The agreement is giant, and the volume of the investment exceeds $7 billion,” the minister said.

Workers Test Positive for COVID-19 at Tubarao Martelo Field in Brazil
May 27, 2020
Source: Reuters

Workers Test Positive for COVID-19 at Tubarao Martelo Field in Brazil

About 50 workers were infected by the novel coronavirus during an outbreak in recent weeks at a production well owned by Brazilian oil firm Dommo Energia SA, two regulatory sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The production well, at the offshore Tubarao Martelo field, has been paralyzed since early May, added the sources, who requested anonymity to discuss private operational matters.

Over 400 people test positive for COVID-19 at main Kazakh oilfield
May 16, 2020

Over 400 people test positive for COVID-19 at main Kazakh oilfield

More than 400 people have tested positive for the coronavirus at Kazakhstan's top-producing oil field, health officials said on Friday. The number of infections at the giant Tengiz oil field rose from 17 on Thursday to 401 by Friday, according to officials in the Atyrau region. Kazakh state company KazMunayGas, ExxonMobil and LukArco - a subsidiary of Russia's Lukoil - are stakeholders in this project.

NOV reports quarterly earnings for 1Q20
April 28, 2020
Source: Market Screener

NOV reports quarterly earnings for 1Q20

Oilfield services giant, NOV yesterday reported first-quarter 2020 revenues of $1.88 billion, compared to $1.94 billion from the same quarter last year. Net loss attributed to NOV was $2.05 billion, which included non-cash, pre-tax charges and other items of $2.25 billion. Clay Williams, Chairman, President, and CEO, said, “NOV is persevering through a pandemic that is presenting historic and extraordinary challenges to the oil and gas industry on several fronts,”.

Chesapeake lays off 200 employees in Oklahoma
April 17, 2020
Source: Reuters

Chesapeake lays off 200 employees in Oklahoma

As the world economy struggles against the coronavirus pandemic, US-based Chesapeake Energy has cut off 200 jobs in Oklahoma. The state, on Wednesday, informed about the job losses. While half of the job cuts were at Chesapeake’s Oklahoma City headquarters, the other half was lost in the oilfield, according to the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development. Chesapeake has not responded to a request for comment.

One million oilfield jobs 'likely to be lost': Rystad
March 26, 2020

One million oilfield jobs 'likely to be lost': Rystad

Market researcher, Rystad Energy has forecasted over one million jobs in the oilfield service industry to be lost in the wake of coronavirus outbreak. The looming layoff wave is being attributed to low project volumes because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The oilfield services industry employs over five million people globally. Analysts at Rystad Energy predict that the contractors will drop at least 21% of their workforce.

Libya's oil output falls by 80%
Jan. 27, 2020
Source: S&P Global

Libya's oil output falls by 80%

Libyan state-run National Oil Corporation yesterday informed that the country's oil production fell by almost 80% ever since the Libyan National Army blocked its five key ports on January 18. The blockade has pushed the oil major to enact force majeure on exports from the terminals. NOC took to Twitter to inform that Libya's oil output tumbled to 284,153 b/d on January 24, from over 1.2 million b/d.

Baker Hughes reports 49.2% jump in 4Q profits
Jan. 23, 2020
Source: Reuters

Baker Hughes reports 49.2% jump in 4Q profits

Oilfield services major, Baker Hughes Co's adjusted profits ramped up by 49.2% in the fourth-quarter on Wednesday, buoyed up by higher orders in its oilfield services unit. The Texas-based giant saw an adjusted net income climbing to $179 million in the three months ended Dec.31, from $120 million for the same quarter last year. Total revenue rose from $6.26 billion to $6.35 billion.

Basra and Majnoon to Replace Nassiriya Oilfields
Dec. 30, 2019
Source: Reuters

Basra and Majnoon to Replace Nassiriya Oilfields

Iraq has decided to increase production from oil fields in Basra after the production from Nassiriya oil fields were stopped abruptly by protestors. The move aims at preventing the country's export and production from declining. Iraq can also increase the production from Majnoon oil fields to cope up with the situation. However, it is a tense situation as Nassiriya produces 80-85,000 BOPD and this is the first time when protestors have shut an entire oilfield.

Petrobras divests 34 oilfields for $266 million
Dec. 10, 2019
Source: Reuters

Petrobras divests 34 oilfields for $266 million

Brazilian state-run Petrobras has completed the sale of 34 onshore oilfields in Rio Grande do Norte state to a subsidiary of PetroReconcavo SA. The Brazilian oil major informed about the $266 million deal through a market filing on Monday. The sale is consistent with Petrobras’ divestment strategy to lessen its debt load and focus more on deepwater exploration and production.

Crimson Oil Tools makes successful contract delivery to European oilfield solution provider
Sept. 28, 2019
Source: None

Crimson Oil Tools makes successful contract delivery to European oilfield solution provider

Leading manufacturer of Casing & Cementing accessories, Crimson Oil Tools has made a successful contract delivery to Europe’s Drillwerk. Crimson had secured the contract in July 2019 for the delivery of Casing & Cementing accessories to be utilized in upstream operations. Mayank Sharma, MD of Crimson Oil Tools, said, “With the delivery of this contract, we build on the continued success to deliver high-quality Casing & Cementing accessories”.

Pemex to invest $10 billion for onshore and offshore development
Aug. 9, 2019
Source: World Oil

Pemex to invest $10 billion for onshore and offshore development

Pemex has received approval from Mexico’s National Hydrocarbon Commission (CNH) to develop onshore and offshore exploration opportunities. The firm has committed a 25-year investment of $10-billion. Pemex has planned to develop 22 new offshore fields in 2019. According to the current plan, Pemex will invest $330 million for the development and extraction operations in its Octli field.

Neptune agrees to acquire interests in German fields
July 30, 2019
Source: World Oil

Neptune agrees to acquire interests in German fields

Neptune Energy has decided to acquire interests in some of Wintershall Dea's oil and gas fields in Emsland and the Grafschaft Bentheim. This agreement will help Neptune increase its existing interest in the Bramberge, Meppen and Annaveen oilfields. This final transaction will take place after regulatory and partner approvals. Its expected completion is in the third quarter of 2019.

Halliburton posts unexpected quarterly results
July 23, 2019
Source: Reuters

Halliburton posts unexpected quarterly results

Oilfield services giant, Halliburton registered a second-quarter profit, beating analysts’ estimates. The firm’s quarterly report sent Halliburton’s shares to their biggest one-day gain in almost three years. While revenue for the firm dropped by 13.2% in North America, Halliburton registered a jump of over 12% in revenue from international markets to $2.60 billion.

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