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Hilcorp Energy Completes Second Lightning Field Well
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 There is now the potential to continue to significantly improve this already large gas and condensate accumulation.

Production Suspended at Cliff Head
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Triangle Energy has confirmed that production at the Cliff Head Alpha Platform has been suspended as a result of an electrical fault.

Shell Plans Major Drilling in Mexico
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Royal Dutch Shell is pushing ahead on its massive deepwater drilling plan in Mexico.

Aramco Gets Jafurah Approval
Monday, February 24, 2020 Saudi Aramco has announced regulatory approval of the development of the Jafurah unconventional gas field in the Eastern Province.

NPD Gives Skogul Go-Ahead
Monday, February 24, 2020 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted its consent for the start-up of the Skogul field in the North Sea.

Wintershall Noordzee Brings Sillimanite Online
Thursday, February 20, 2020 Wintershall Noordzee has successfully started gas production from its operated Sillimanite field.

North Sea Downtime Cut by 19 Percent
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 North Sea oilfield operators have reduced the frequency of downtime by 19.2 per cent in the year to September 2019, according to the Glacier Production Index.

Oil to Flow Again from Saudi-Kuwait Neutral Zone
Friday, February 14, 2020 Kuwait and Saudi Arabia will resume oil production from their shared fields this month, more than five years after a dispute halted supply.

CNOOC Brings Bozhong Online
Thursday, February 13, 2020 CNOOC Limited has announced that the offshore Bozhong 34-9 oilfield has commenced production.

Majors Bring West of Shetland Field Online
Thursday, February 06, 2020 BP and Shell have brought the west of Shetland Alligin field online.

North Sea Field Shutdown Dubbed Small Setback
Monday, February 03, 2020 The temporary production halt from the Bruce, Keith and Rhum fields has been described by a Serica Energy spokesperson as a 'relatively small, short-term setback'.

Eagle Mountain Taps Energy Funding with Pearl Energy, NGP
Thursday, January 30, 2020 EMEP will pursue acquisition and development opportunities in the Williston Basin and other key Rockies basins.

North Sea Fields Shut Down
Thursday, January 30, 2020 There will be no production from the Bruce, Keith and Rhum fields for approximately two months while engineering work takes place.

Iraq Al Ahdab Oil Field Resumes Production
Monday, January 27, 2020 Iraq's Al-Ahdab oil field resumed production about a week after operations halted there due to protests by security guards amid unrest in one of OPEC's biggest producers.

US Calls for Immediate Resumption of Libya Oil Output
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 The U.S. embassy in Libya called Tuesday for an immediate resumption of oil production.

New Gas Finds Creating Opportunity in West Africa
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 It is expected that many of the gas discoveries will help displace oil as a source of more sustainable fuel in the regional mix.

CNOOC Budgets Capex of Up To $13.7B in 2020
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 CNOOC Limited's total capital expenditure for 2020 is budgeted at $12.31 billion to $13.76 billion, the company has revealed.

New Enterprise Plant Begins Service at Mont Belvieu
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Enterprise Products Partners reported that its new iBDH plant east of Houston recent began service and that volumes should continue ramping up in the next two weeks.

SapuraOMV Achieves First Gas from Larak Field Offshore Malaysia
Monday, January 13, 2020 SapuraOMV Upstream has achieved within budget first production from its Larak gas field offshore Malaysia under the SK408 Production Sharing Contract (PSC).

2020 Will Be Noteworthy for North Sea
Friday, January 10, 2020 This year will be noteworthy for the North Sea, according to Wood Mackenzie.

Permian Pipeline Competition Heats Up
Friday, January 03, 2020 Five new oil pipelines are set to open in the Permian Basin through 2021, expanding a gap between production and takeaway capacity.

Delek and Partners Achieve First Gas Offshore Israel
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 A trio of E&P companies have begun natural gas production from the Leviathan field located offshore Israel.

Iraq Resumes Oil Output at Halted Field
Monday, December 30, 2019 Iraq resumed pumping at the Nasiriya oil field one day after protesters forced a halt in operations.

Russia Says OPEC+ Cuts Cannot Last Forever
Friday, December 27, 2019 OPEC+ output cuts have stabilized the global oil market but can't last forever, Russia said.

NLNG Expansion Project Gets Green Light
Friday, December 27, 2019 Eni and its partners in Nigeria LNG have taken the final investment decision for the expansion project of the LNG plant.

Oil Analysts See Few 2020 Fireworks
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Oil prices are likely to remain in check during 2020 as OPEC+ production cuts are offset by higher output from other countries and a mixed outlook for demand, according to analysts.

Permian Gas Problem Getting Worse
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 America's top shale field is becoming increasingly gassy as drilling slows down.

Leviathan Delays Start of Commercial Operations
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 The launch of production at Israel's Leviathan natural gas field has been delayed pending permits from the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

US Energy Sec Shrugs Off Permian Oil Slowdown
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 The golden age of U.S. shale is far from over, with an expected slowdown in the Permian Basin likely to be temporary, according to the new U.S. Energy Secretary.

Total Gets Libya Approval to Buy MOC Concession
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Libya's state energy company approved French oil giant Total SA's acquisition of Marathon Oil Corp.'s assets in the North African country.

Equinor Starts 3rd UK Development in 2019
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Equinor has started its third UK upstream development in 2019 - Barnacle.

Thunberg Urges NO and CA to Wind Down Production
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Greta Thunberg and 15 other youth climate activists urged Norway and Canada to wind down their oil and gas production, which they said violates children's rights around the world.

US Solidifies Energy Producer Status
Monday, December 02, 2019 The U.S. solidified its status as an energy producer by posting the first full month as a net exporter of crude and petroleum products since government records began in 1949.

Riyadh Signals it's Had Enough of OPEC+ Cheats
Friday, November 29, 2019 For the last year, Saudi Arabia has largely turned a blind eye to cheaters within the OPEC+ alliance. Now, it's had enough.

Key Libya Oil Field Resumes Output
Thursday, November 28, 2019 Libya restarted production at a key oil field after clashes between rival fighters forced a temporary halt.

Texas Wildcatters Scoff at Growth Predictions
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Texas wildcatters are now saying global analysts are underestimating just how severe the industry's slowdown is.

Petrobras on Track to Become Largest Oil Producer
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Petrobras is on track to become the world's largest oil producer among publicly listed companies by 2030, according to Rystad Energy.

US Boosts Oil Output Forecast
Thursday, November 14, 2019 The pioneers of the U.S. shale boom are warning of a slowdown in oil production growth, but it appears the U.S. government doesn't agree.

Tunisia's Big Gas Field About to Start Pumping
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Tunisia's biggest energy project -- a long-delayed, $1.2B joint venture with Vienna-based OMV AG -- will start producing natural gas by the end of the year.

England Gets Fracking Ban
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 The UK government revealed last weekend that fracking will not be allowed to proceed in England.

Aker Drops After More Ghana Oil Delays
Friday, November 01, 2019 Billionaire Kjell Inge Rokke's Aker ASA dropped the most in 2 1/2 months after saying its oil venture in Ghana is facing more delays due to regulatory challenges.

Apache Progresses High Volume North Sea Wells
Friday, November 01, 2019 Apache Corporation is nearing first production from two new 'high-volume' North Sea wells.

Big Oil Gets Bigger
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Big oil has gotten a lot bigger, according to Wood Mackenzie Chairman and Chief Analyst Simon Flowers.

South America Leads Global FPSO Deployments
Friday, October 25, 2019 South America has the highest number of planned and announced FPSO additions globally between 2019 and 2025, according to GlobalData.

New Resources Discovered Offshore Egypt
Friday, October 25, 2019 Eni revealed Friday that new resources have been discovered in the Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt.

Oil Revival in S.Sudan Hinges on Fragile Peace Pact
Friday, October 25, 2019 South Sudan's hopes of rebuilding its oil industry and shattered economy after a 5-year civil war hinge on a fragile peace accord.

Trump Says He's Secured the Oil in Syria
Thursday, October 24, 2019 President Donald Trump says he's secured 'the Oil' in Syria.

Eni to Become Nigeria's Top Power Producer
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Eni reports record time-to-market with Niger Delta well.

Johan Sverdrup Oil Arrives at Mongstad Plant
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Oil from the giant Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea has arrived at the Mongstad plant north of Bergen.

WoodMac Bullish on Exxon Permian Growth Campaign
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 Wood Mackenzie has revealed that it is bullish on ExxonMobil's Permian growth campaign.