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Strong Growth in Short Term Egypt Gas Production Expected
Thursday, September 20, 2018 Fitch Solutions Macro Research expects 'strong growth' in gas production in Egypt in the short term, a new report by the company has revealed.

First Oil Production Begins at Tortue Field
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Panoro Energy announces that first oil production has started from the Tortue field, which is located within the Dussafu PSC offshore Gabon.

CNOOC Starts Up Penglai 19-3 Comprehensive Adjustment Project
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 CNOOC Limited announces that the Penglai 19-3 oilfield 1/3/8/9 comprehensive adjustment project has commenced production.

Lancaster EPS Subsea Installation Completed
Thursday, September 13, 2018 Hurricane Energy says the installation of subsea umbilical, risers and flowlines for the Lancaster Early Production System has been 'successfully completed'.

Global Upstream Project Delivery 'Finally Hitting the Mark'
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Global upstream project delivery is 'finally hitting the mark', according to Wood Mackenzie.

Continental Resources Sees 15-20 Pct Output Growth in 2019
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 A large portion of the company's growth is focused on its SpringBoard development in Oklahoma's SCOOP formation.

Phase II of 'Prolific' UKCS Field Receives Full Sanction to Move Forward
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 The Buzzard Phase II project has received full sanction to move forward.

Gas Production at Egypt's 9B Field to Begin in October - Minister
Friday, August 03, 2018 The petroleum ministry's statement did not say how much gas the first two wells would initially produce.

First Oil at Offshore UK Lancaster Field on Track for 1H 2019
Thursday, August 02, 2018 First oil at the Lancaster field, located offshore UK, is on track for the first half of next year, Hurricane Energy plc's chief executive, Robert Trice, announced Thursday.

Australia's Ichthys LNG Project Comes Online
Monday, July 30, 2018 Inpex Corporation announces Monday that its operated Ichthys LNG project has commenced the production of gas from its wells.

Total: Biggest Deep Offshore Development in Angola Starts Production
Monday, July 30, 2018 Total reveals that it has started production at Kaombo, which it describes as 'currently the biggest deep offshore development in Angola'.

After Pumping More Oil for Trump, Saudis Doubt if it's Needed
Friday, July 20, 2018 Under pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia has rushed to boost oil production, only to discover that global markets might not yet need it.

Analysts: SDX's Egypt Appraisal Well Result 'Very Encouraging'
Monday, July 16, 2018 North Africa focused oil and gas company SDX Energy Inc announces that a 'successful' production test has been conducted at its SD-4X appraisal well at South Disouq in Egypt.

Inpex: Ichthys LNG Project Preparing for Production Start-Up
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Inpex Corporation (Inpex) announces that its operated Ichthys LNG project is preparing for production start-up.

S. Arabia will be 'Reluctant to Exhaust' its 'Substantial' Spare Capacity
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Saudi Arabia will be 'reluctant to exhaust' its 'substantial' spare capacity, according to oil and gas analysts at BMI Research.

Eni Starts Gas Production at OCTP Project Offshore Ghana
Thursday, July 05, 2018 Eni starts gas production from the Sankofa field in Ghana, which is part of the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) integrated oil and gas project.

NPD: Troll Production Expected to Continue until 'Around 2060'
Tuesday, July 03, 2018 Production from the Troll field is expected to continue until around 2060, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) says.

BP Starts Up Shah Deniz 2 Gas Development in Azerbaijan
Monday, July 02, 2018 BP plc and its partners in the Shah Deniz consortium announce the start-up of the Shah Deniz 2 gas development in Azerbaijan.

Saudi Aramco CEO Says Has 2 Million Barrels Per Day Of Spare Capacity
Monday, June 25, 2018 Oil giant Saudi Aramco says it has a spare capacity of 2 million barrels per day and can meet additional oil demand in case of any interruption in supplies.

Total To Start Uganda Oil Production In 2021 At The Earliest
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Total says it expects to start producing oil in Uganda in 2021 at the earliest.

Chevron Starts Second Production Unit at Wheatstone LNG in Australia
Friday, June 15, 2018 Chevron Corp has started producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the second unit of its $34 billion Wheatstone development, marking the completion of its two megaprojects in Australia after cost-blowouts and delays.

China's CNOOC Sees Ugandan Oil Production Starting In 2021
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Oil production in Uganda is likely to start in 2021 at the earliest, China's CNOOC said, giving a later date than the government's 2020 target.

Official: Italy's ENI On Track To Double Ghana Gas Output
Friday, June 08, 2018 ENI is on track to deliver the first gas from its Ghana operations this month.

Vietnam's Second Refinery To Be Fully Operational By Early August
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 Vietnam's second oil refinery will be fully operational by early August, a senior executive at the plant told Reuters on Wednesday.

Rosneft Seen Quickly Recovering Output Once OPEC Deal Curbs Eased - Analyst
Friday, June 01, 2018 Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft has been able to recover its oil production of 70,000 barrels per day in just two days, Renaissance Capital wrote in a client note.

Johan Sverdrup Drilling Topside Begins Sailaway
Thursday, May 31, 2018 The Johan Sverdrup drilling topside begins its sailaway from the Aibel yard in Haugesund.

Shell Starts Up 'Most Competitive' GOM Subsea Project Early
Thursday, May 31, 2018 According to Shell, the start-up occurred approximately one year ahead of schedule.

Tullow Hires Wood To Design Kenyan Oil Pipeline
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Tullow Oil hires Wood to design a pipeline needed to bring crude from Kenya's Lokichar onshore fields to Lamu on the Indian Ocean coast.

Total Takes FID on $1.2B Angola Deep Offshore Development
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Total S.A takes the final investment decision to launch the Zinia 2 deep offshore development in Block 17, 93 miles offshore Angola.

India's ONGC To Quadruple Output From Bay Of Bengal Gas Field That Cost $1B
Friday, May 25, 2018 India's state-owned exploration company Oil and Natural Gas Corp will by early 2019 quadruple the output from an offshore gas block in the Bay of Bengal, according to a senior ONGC official.

Equinor's Troll C Gas Module Expected To Start In Q3 2019
Thursday, May 24, 2018 A new gas module on the Equinor-operated Troll C platform is expected to start production in the third quarter of 2019.

China's Cnooc Sees Likely Start of Uganda Oil Field in 2021
Thursday, May 24, 2018 Cnooc says production at Kingfisher field will probably start in 2021.

Flow Test at Egyptian Well Exceeds Expectations
Friday, May 18, 2018 Flow testing at SDX Energy Inc's Ibn Yunus-1X discovery, located within South Disouq in Egypt, exceeds the company's expectations.

Wintershall Submits $1.2B PDO for North Sea Field
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Wintershall Norge AS submits a $1.2 billion plan for development and operation for the North Sea Nova field.

Japan's Inpex Sees Ichthys LNG Start-Up By End-May
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Inpex Corp says it will begin production at its Ichthys liquefied natural gas development in Australia by the end of May.

Eni Ramping Up Production at Zohr
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Eni SpA announces the start-up of the third production unit at its Zohr project, located offshore Egypt within the Shorouk Block.

OPEC In No Hurry To Decide If Extra Oil Needed To Offset Iran -Sources
Thursday, May 10, 2018 OPEC is in no hurry to decide whether to pump more oil to make up for an expected drop in exports from Iran after the imposition of new U.S. sanctions, sources familiar with the issue say.

Eni Completes Angola Deep Offshore Field Ramp-up
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Eni SpA completes the ramp-up of the Ochigufu field, located in Angola's deep offshore.

Iraq Lifts Oil Output At Eni's Zubair Field To 475,000 Bpd - Oil Official
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Iraq lifts oil production at Eni's Zubair field in the south by 50,000 barrels per day to 475,000 bpd.

Second Production Unit Starts-Up at Zohr Project
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Eni announces the start-up of the second production unit at its Zohr project.

Kuwait Energy Starts Producing Natural Gas From Field In Southern Iraq
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Kuwait Energy starts producing natural gas from Siba.

Oil And Gas Firm Energean To Boost East Mediterranean Output
Thursday, April 19, 2018 Energean Oil & Gas is boosting its Greek output and expects first gas from its Israeli fields in the first quarter of 2021.

China Shale Gas Output To Nearly Double Over 3 Years - Consultancy
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 China's shale gas production will likely reach 17 billion cubic metres in 2020, nearly double the 2017 level.

Papua New Guinea LNG Project Resumes Exports
Monday, April 16, 2018 A liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker has left Papua New Guinea laden with the first export cargo of the supercooled fuel since the country's giant LNG project resumed production after a major earthquake.

BP Commits to New North Sea Developments
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 BP plc commits to 2 new North Sea developments, which are expected to produce 30,000 barrels gross of oil equivalent per day at peak production.

Exxon Expects Papua New Guinea LNG Project To Restart In May
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ExxonMobil Corp expects to restart production from its Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas (LNG) project at the start of May after it was shut following an earthquake in February.

BP to Develop Second Phase of Giant Khazzan Gas Field
Monday, April 09, 2018 The development of Ghazeer, the second phase of the giant Khazzan gas field in Oman, is approved.

Iraq Ministry, Exxon Still In Talks On Boosting Oil Output
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 Iraq is still in discussion with Exxon Mobil over a multi-billion-dollar project to boost output from several southern oilfields, the Iraqi oil ministry says.

Oil Search Resumes Operations At Kutubu Complex In Papua New Guinea
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 Australia's Oil Search Ltd says operations have resumed at a facility closed in the wake of a major earthquake in Papua New Guinea in February.

OPEC Seeks 'Very Long-Term' Cooperation With Other Oil Exporters
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 OPEC is seeking 'very long-term' cooperation with other crude exporters, the secretary general of the oil exporting group says.