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US Warns Investors Over Venezuela's 'Petro' Cryptocurrency
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 "(It) is another attempt to prop up the Maduro regime, while further looting the resources of the Venezuelan people," a Treasury spokesman told Reuters.

Pumping On Colombia's Transandino Pipeline Halted After Bomb Attack
Monday, January 15, 2018 Pumping on Colombia's southern Transandino pipeline was halted on Sunday after a bomb attack.

Oil, Gas Majors to Boost Renewable Spend
Friday, January 12, 2018 Oil and gas majors will continue to strengthen investment into renewable energy and low carbon technology through 2018.

Oil Crosses $70 Threshold in London as Worldwide Glut Dwindles
Thursday, January 11, 2018 Oil briefly topped $70 a barrel in London for the first time in three years.

Algeria Sends More Oil To Cuba As Venezuelan Supplies Fall
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Algeria sent 2.1 million barrels of crude oil to Cuba last year and will ship the same amount in 2018, an official at Sonatrach says.

OPEC's Cheer Over 2018 Oil Rally Tinged By Shale Worries
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 Oil's price rally this year to its highest since May 2015 may seem a source of glee for OPEC.

OPEC's Oil Cuts Claim a Victim as Supertanker Earnings Crash
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 OPEC's strategy to end a worldwide crude glut is causing havoc for a vital link in the oil industry's supply chain.

Investors Sense Opportunities In Big Oil - But Mind The Gap
Friday, January 05, 2018 Investors are gaining confidence - up to a point - that 2018 will be the year of oil stocks.

ExxonMobil Reports More Offshore Guyana Success
Friday, January 05, 2018 Ranger-1 is sixth in string of world-class discoveries offshore South American country.

Global Exploration Sector May Soon Return to Profit
Thursday, January 04, 2018 There are early signs that the global exploration sector may soon return to profit.

Why I Returned to the Oilfield...
Thursday, January 04, 2018 Oil and gas workers detail their journeys exiting - and coming back - to the industry.

Rig Trends: Offshore Rig Fleet Poised for Comeback, but More Time is Needed
Thursday, January 04, 2018 Most of the 2018 indicators are positive, and should they shake out as predicted, the second-half of next year could finally be the start of a true recovery.

Petrobras To Pay $2.95B To Settle US Class Action Over Corruption
Wednesday, January 03, 2018 Petrobras agrees to pay $2.95 billion to settle a US class action brought by investors.

Oil, Gas Outlook: M&A, Asset Development Key to Future Growth
Wednesday, January 03, 2018 Argo Consulting's Alan Free discusses where the silver lining may be for oil and gas in 2018.

Moody's Sees Oil Prices At $40-$60 Per Barrel This Year
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 Moody's Investors Service expects oil prices in the range of $40 to $60 per barrel in 2018.

2018 Outlook: Survey Reveals Industry's Outlook on Oil Prices, Jobs
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 Rigzone readers share their outlooks on some of the most pertinent issues affecting the oil and gas industry.

What to Watch for in the Downstream in 2018
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 Expert panel offers 2018 outlook for refining, petchems, LNG and more.

Top 5 Articles by Rigzone Staff in 2017
Friday, December 29, 2017 Rigzone reveals some of its most-read articles written by staff in 2017.

Top Rigzone-Staff Picks for 2017
Thursday, December 28, 2017 Rigzone's editors highlight articles they've particularly enjoyed writing in 2017.

The 2017 Downstream Countdown: 10 to 6
Thursday, December 28, 2017 Find out which countries were vying for the top LNG exporter spot in 2017.

Five Oil Signals to Watch as 2018 Pits OPEC Against Shale
Thursday, December 28, 2017 Oil traders are going to have their work cut out for them in 2018.

Government: Venezuela Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency To Launch In Days
Thursday, December 28, 2017 Venezuela's cryptocurrency will launch within days and be backed by 5.3 billion barrels of oil worth $267 billion, in a bid to offset a deep financial crisis.

The 2017 Downstream Countdown: 15 to 11
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Here's a recap of the top downstream articles on Rigzone in 2017, starting with numbers 15 through 11.

What Has Made 2017 Memorable in the Downstream?
Friday, December 22, 2017 They're not stand-up comics, but these folks know a thing or two about downstream highlights.

Global Conventional Discoveries Hit Record Low
Friday, December 22, 2017 Global conventional discoveries hit a record low in 2017, coming in at less than seven billion barrels of oil equivalent.

GMG Launches New Oil & Gas Services Business Unit
Friday, December 22, 2017 Engineering services company Global Marine Group launches Global Offshore, a new business unit that will deliver trenching and power cable laying services to the oil and gas sector.

BLOG: Wrapping Up a Year of Oil Price Predictions
Thursday, December 21, 2017 Volatility is the name of the game for oil prices, and in this end-of-year wrap-up, Rigzone shows the ups and downs that were present in this year’s predictions.

Rigzone Survey Finds Downstream Hiring Hot Spots for 2017, 2018
Thursday, December 21, 2017 Survey participants also reveal where jobs should be most plentiful in the downstream next year.

The 2017 Downstream Countdown: The Final Five
Thursday, December 21, 2017 Presenting, Rigzone's top five downstream articles for the past year.

Venezuela's PDVSA At Risk Of Losing Bonaire Terminal Over Maintenance Delay
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 PDVSA could lose its license to operate an oil storage terminal it owns on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire if it does not soon fulfill maintenance demands by regulators, a government spokeswoman says.

Statoil to Acquire Roncador Field Interest in $2.9B Deal
Monday, December 18, 2017 Statoil will acquire a 25% interest in the Roncador oil field in Brazil's Campos Basin from Petrobras.

Petrobras Reaches Deal With Modec For Libra Platform
Monday, December 18, 2017 Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA has closed a deal with Japan's Modec Inc, which will build and operate a platform for oil production in the nation's Libra block.

Venezuela's PDVSA Begins Making Delayed Bond Interest Payments
Friday, December 15, 2017 Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA begins the process of making interest payments on four of its bonds.

CEO: Brazil's Petrobras To Announce Revised Capex Plan Next Week
Friday, December 15, 2017 Petrobras will announce a revision to its investment plan by Wednesday or Thursday.

Paralysis At PDVSA: Venezuela's Oil Purge Cripples Company
Friday, December 15, 2017 An alleged crackdown on graft in Venezuela has sown panic across the country's energy industry and all but paralyzed PDVSA.

BP Opens 100th Retail Station in Mexico
Thursday, December 14, 2017 BP plc remains on track to reach its target of opening 500 sites by the end of 2018.

Exxon, Petrobras Form Alliance To Develop Oil, Gas Projects
Thursday, December 14, 2017 ExxonMobil and Petrobras form an alliance to develop energy projects around the world.

Cuba Takes Over Venezuela Stake In Refinery Joint Venture
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Venezuela has pulled out of a partnership with Cuba in its Cienfuegos oil refinery and the Caribbean island has taken full ownership of the plant, Cuban state media says.

Private Oil Companies To Invest Up To $4.9B In Colombia In 2018
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Private oil companies in Colombia will invest between $4.5 billion and $4.9 billion next year.

Petrobras Eyes Adjustments In Fuel Pricing To Fight Importers
Friday, December 08, 2017 Petrobras could make more adjustments to its fuel pricing policy, its executive manager for fuel sales says.

Company: Explosion At Petroperu Crude Oil Tank Kills Two Workers
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 An explosion at a Petroperu crude oil tank killed two men who had been performing maintenance work on Wednesday.

Natural Gas In Petrobras Pipelines Up About 23% In 2017
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 The supply of natural gas in Petrobras' pipeline network likely grew about 23% this year.

Global Factors Weigh Against Bolivia In Gas Contract Negotiations
Monday, December 04, 2017 Bolivia's declining natural gas reserves, rising global supplies and more flexible sale terms in the international market all count against South America's top gas exporter

Statoil Secures Onshore Argentina Exploration License
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Statoil ASA has been awarded the Bajo del Toro Este exploration license as operator in the Neuquen basin.

Union Leader: PDVSA's Amuay Refinery Halts Distillation Unit
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Amuay refinery has halted its distillation unit No. 5 due to an operational problem.

Total Says Brazil's Giant Libra Oil Field Produces First Oil
Monday, November 27, 2017 French oil and gas company Total says oil was flowing for the first time from the giant Libra oil field in Brazil.

Maduro Says Taps Military Officer To 'Clean Up' Oil Company PDVSA
Monday, November 27, 2017 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday tapped a National Guard major general to lead state oil company PDVSA and the oil ministry.

Colombia's Ecopetrol To Invest Up To $4B In 2018
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Ecopetrol will invest between $3.5 billion and $4 billion during 2018, the majority in production and exploration projects.

Natgas Exporting Countries Convene As Global Buyers' Market Rises
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Top officials of major gas producing countries are meeting this week in Bolivia.

Petrobras Seals $1B Financing From Banks, Repays $500MM Debt
Friday, November 17, 2017 Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro secures $1B in financing from a banking syndicate headed by Standard Chartered PLC.

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