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Top Asian LNG Buyers Form Alliance To Push For Flexible Contracts
Thursday, March 23, 2017 3 of Asia's top buyers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) agree to work together to secure more flexible contracts when buying the commodity.

CNPC Sees 4th Leg Of Shaanxi-Beijing Pipeline Operational In Oct
Thursday, March 23, 2017 China National Petroleum Corp expects the fourth leg of the Shaanxi to Beijing pipeline to be operational in October.

Repsol Chooses Atlas for Onshore, Offshore Consultant Provision
Thursday, March 23, 2017 Repsol chooses Atlas Professionals as the preferred supplier for the provision of onshore and offshore technical consultants.

Shell Reluctant To Part With California Refinery Amid Asset Sale
Thursday, March 23, 2017 Royal Dutch Shell is in talks with several potential buyers for its refinery outside of San Francisco, but the Anglo-Dutch oil giant is reluctant to part with its last asset in California.

High Calibre Staff Helps EnerMech Secure Prelude FLNG Contract
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 The high calibre of its staff helps EnerMech secure a pre-commissioning subcontract with Technip Oceania Pty Ltd on the Shell Australia operated Prelude FLNG project.


Petrochina's Head Of Crude Oil Trading Resigns, Replaced By Deputy
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 The head of crude oil trading at Chinese state energy giant PetroChina has resigned after 20 years with the company.

Wintershall Says Ready To Continue Supporting Nord Stream 2
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Wintershall is still looking for ways to support the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.

China's Sinopec Buys First Major African Refinery In Chevron Deal
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 China's Sinopec agrees to pay almost $1 billion for a 75% stake in Chevron Corp's South African assets and its subsidiary in Botswana, securing its first major refinery on the continent.

Aker Solutions Secures Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 FEED Contract
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Aker Solutions secures a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract from Statoil for the second phase of the Johan Sverdrup development offshore Norway.

HITS JIP Helps EM&I Increase Employment Opportunities
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 A Hull Inspection Techniques and Strategies (HITS) joint industry project, led by EM&I Group, has led to a number of new innovations which have increased employment opportunities throughout the company.

Marathon Adds To Permian Acreage With $700MM Buy
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Marathon Oil Corp buys additional acreage in the Permian basin for about $700 million.

Rosneft Signs Deal To Supply 10 LNG Cargoes To Egypt In 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Rosneft signs a deal to supply 10 liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes to the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company this year.

Algerian State Energy Firm Sonatrach Replaces CEO
Monday, March 20, 2017 Sonatrach has replaced Chief Executive Amine Mazouzi after less than two years on the job.

Newcomer Borr Scoops Up Transocean Rigs For $1.4B As Dealmaking Heats Up
Monday, March 20, 2017 Borr Drilling, founded by former executives of financially troubled Seadrill, has snapped up Transocean's fleet of shallow-water drilling rigs for $1.35 billion.

Borr Drilling Signs Deal With Transocean to Buy 15 Rigs
Monday, March 20, 2017 Borr Drilling Limited signs a deal with Transocean for the acquisition of 15 high-specification jack-up rigs.

China Rescues 13 From Burning Oil Tanker In East China Sea
Monday, March 20, 2017 Chinese authorities rescue 13 people from oil tanker Xinglongzhou 569 that caught fire after a suspected explosion around 5pm on Sunday in the East China Sea.

Indonesia Plans To Sue Thailand's PTTEP Over 2009 Oil Spill
Monday, March 20, 2017 Indonesia is preparing to sue a unit of Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) over alleged environmental damage from the Montara oil spill in 2009.

China's Sinopec Close To Snapping Up Chevron's South African Oil Assets
Friday, March 17, 2017 China Petroleum and Chemical Corp (Sinopec) is nearing an agreement to buy a majority stake in Chevron Corp's South African assets.

BP Halves Stake In New Zealand's Only Oil Refinery
Friday, March 17, 2017 BP Plc sells around half its roughly 20% stake in New Zealand Refining Company Limited for NZ$80.4 million ($56.2 million) as part of a global portfolio review.

Statoil's Strategy Chief John Knight To Leave Oil Firm In 2019
Friday, March 17, 2017 John Knight, Statoil's head of global strategy and business development, will leave the Norwegian oil firm in 2019.

OCS Group Secures Rig Services Contract
Friday, March 17, 2017 Oil and gas services company OCS Group secures a multi-million dollar contract, within the MENA region, to supply a suite of enhanced rig inspection services.

Semco Maritime Inks Deal with Maersk Oil and Gas; Will Add Offshore Jobs
Friday, March 17, 2017 Semco Maritime enters into its largest contract in company history with Maersk Oil and Gas to add jobs in the North Sea.

Ownership Of Norway's Nyhamna Gas Export Plant To Expand
Friday, March 17, 2017 The ownership of Norway's Nyhamna gas-processing plant could expand to 13 companies this year, from 5 now, when Gassco succeeds Royal Dutch Shell as the facility's operator.

New Pertamina Chief To Focus On Transparency, Energy Security
Thursday, March 16, 2017 The new head of Indonesian state energy firm Pertamina said he would focus on improving transparency and communications at the country's biggest company.

Oil Firm Quits Peru Amazon Due To Finances Not Tribal Pressure
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Pacific Exploration and Production Corp. decided not to develop one million hectares of land deep in the jungle on the Peru-Brazil border because of financial concerns, a company spokeswoman says.

BP Appoints New Heads Of Production, Drilling As Output Set To Jump
Thursday, March 16, 2017 BP reshuffles its exploration and production division as the oil company readies for the biggest jump in output in its history.

Amec Foster Wheeler Secures 200 Jobs with Contract Win
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Amec Foster Wheeler secures around 200 jobs with the award of a contract extension by Centrica for its Morecambe Bay onshore and offshore gas production assets.

Indonesia Picks Plantations Firm Head As Pertamina CEO
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Indonesia has chosen Elia Massa Manik, head of the state holding company for the plantations industry, as the new chief executive of state energy firm Pertamina sources say.

Wood Group Wins Mad Dog 2 Contracts
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Wood Group secures 2 separate contracts related to BP plc's Mad Dog 2 project, which will see the company provide engineering services to further develop deepwater production.

Norwegian Unions, Employers Agree Deal For 2.4% Wage Increase
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Norwegian labor unions and Norway's biggest employers' organization have agreed a wage deal for 2017, avoiding a strike, the two announced.

EM&I Secures Ensco Services Contract
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Ensco awards EM&I a Bottom in Water Survey (UWILD) contract for the ENSCO 5004 (mid-water semisub), which is currently drilling offshore Libya.

Billionaire Fredriksen Buys Rig, Ends Hyundai Dispute
Monday, March 13, 2017 Billionaire investor John Fredriksen agrees to buy an oil drilling vessel from South Korean shipyard Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries.

Kremlin Says President Putin Met New Exxon CEO
Friday, March 10, 2017 Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells reporters that President Vladimir Putin has met new Exxon Mobil chief executive officer Darren Woods.

Russia's Rosneft Says Glencore CEO Nominated To Its Board
Friday, March 10, 2017 Ivan Glasenberg nominated to Rosneft board of directors.

Russia's Gazprom Says Launch Of Baltic LNG Postponed Until 2022-2023
Friday, March 10, 2017 Gazprom postpones the launch of its Baltic liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in the Leningrad region until 2022-2023.

China's CEFC Courts 'Teapots' For First Domestic Refinery Acquisition
Friday, March 10, 2017 CEFC China Energy approaches several independent Chinese oil processors seeking to acquire its first domestic refinery operation, its next move towards becoming a global integrated oil player.


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