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Quadrant-Carnarvon JV make key oil discovery off Western Australia
(7/18/2018) After detailed testing of their Dorado-1 well offshore Western Australia, the Quadrant-Carnarvon Joint Venture has confirmed a significant discovery...

Facility of the Future initiative launched by UK OGTC
(7/19/2018) The UK Oil & Gas Technology Center has launched an industry-backed "Facility of the Future" initiative to halve the cost of developing marginal fields...

Eni & Sonatrach strengthen partnership in Algeria's Berkine Basin
(7/19/2018) Sonatrach and Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi have signed an agreement to strengthen of their partnership in the Berkine Basin of eastern Algeria...

Adnoc contracts BGP for world's largest 3D seismic survey
(7/19/2018) The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has awarded contracts worth about US$1.6 billion for the world's largest continuous 3D seismic survey...

Talos puts deepwater US Gulf Mt Providence well on production
(7/19/2018) Talos Energy has advised that the Mt. Providence well drilled in the US Gulf of Mexico's Mississippi Canyon Block 028 began producing on 10 July...

SA Energy contracted by Enbridge for Manitoba pipeline
(7/19/2018) Aecon Group's 50/50 joint venture SA Energy has been awarded a US$282 million contract by Enbridge Pipelines for section replacements in Manitoba...

Equinor & Wellesley win permits for Norwegian North Sea wells
(7/19/2018) The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy and Wellesley Petroleum permits for the drilling of wildcat and appraisal wells...

PGS expands Indonesia South Makasar MC3D survey
(7/19/2018) Petroleum Geo-Services is expanding its South Makassar Basin multiclient 3D seismic survey off Indonesia with a third survey in the Sebuku area...

UK Weald Basin Horse Hill-1 extended test completed
(7/19/2018) UK Oil & Gas Investments has advised that the operator of the Horse Hill-1 exploration well has reported completion of the Portland extended well test...

Mexico postpones bid rounds until February 2019
(7/19/2018) Mexico's Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos has pushed back the dates for its bidding rounds for onshore exploration and production licenses...
US Mid-Atlantic & SE US Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline nears completion
(7/18/2018) Williams Partners has reported that construction is nearing completion on the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline expansion of the existing Transco gas pipeline...

TAP pipeline providing 70,000 seedlings to Albanian farmers
(7/18/2018) The Trans Adriatic Pipeline has donated 16,000 seedlings and 57,000 kg of fertilizer to Albanian farmers affected by the TAP pipeline construction...

MODEC contracts Prosafe Safe Concordia for Brazil operations
(7/18/2018) Prosafe has been awarded a contract by MODEC Servicos de Petroleo do Brasil for the provision of the Safe Concordia accommodation vessel...

Tlou kicks off Lesedi CBM drilling in Botswana
(7/18/2018) Tlou Energy has reported that a recently purchased core drilling rig has arrived onsite at its Lesedi coalbed methane project in Botswana...

Sacgasco puts California's Dempsey gaswell on production
(7/18/2018) Sacgasco has advised that the Dempsey 1-15 well in California's Northern Sacramento Basin Dempsey Field has begun production of gas to sales...

Apache commits to $9 billion Egyptian Western Desert exploration campaign
(7/18/2018) Apache Corporation has signed a US$9 billion agreement with Egypt's Ministry of Petroleum to expand its exploration and production...

Equatorial Guinea forces cancellation of CHC Helicopters contracts
(7/18/2018) Equatorial Guinea's Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons has mandated all petroleum operators cancel all contracts with CHC Helicopters...

Regal wraps up Ukraine gasfield workover
(7/18/2018) Regal Petroleum has successfully completed the workover of the SV-12 well at its Mekhediviska-Golotvshinska and Svyrydivske Fields in Ukraine...

Medallion launches open season for expansion of oil pipeline
(7/18/2018) Medallion Pipeline has begun a binding open season to solicit shipper commitments for a major expansion of its Midland Basin pipeline system...

Northern acquiring North Dakota Pivotal producing properties
(7/18/2018) Northern Oil & Gas has entered into a definitive agreement with Pivotal Petroleum Partners to acquire significant production in North Dakota...

ConocoPhillips lines up Transocean semi for 13 North Sea wells
(7/18/2018) Transocean has received a contract from ConocoPhillips for the drilling of 13 well in the UK sector of the North Sea with the semisubmersible...

Egypt adds 15th development well to Nooros gas field
(7/17/2018) The Egyptian Minister of Petroleum, Tarek al-Mulla, has revealed the addition of a 15th development well on the Nooros gasfield offshore Egypt...

Russia ready to boost oil output if shortages strike global markets
(7/17/2018) Alexander Novak, Russia's Minister of Energy, has advised that Russia is ready to join other major oil producers in making further output increases...
2nd UK horizontal shale well completed, set for fracking
(7/17/2018) Cuadrilla Resources has successfully completed drilling the UK's second horizontal shale gas well at its exploration site in Lancashire, England...

IOG integrity test of Thames Pipeline found it 'as new'
(7/17/2018) Independent Oil & Gas has advised that an integrity examination has been carried out of the Thames Pipeline in advance of its recommissioning...

Oil Search farm-in with ExxonMobil adds to PNG portfolio
(7/17/2018) Oil Search has expanded its exploration portfolio in Papua New Guinea's onshore Gulf Basin with its farm-in with ExxonMobil into four license areas...

TransCanada puts northern Mexico's Topolobampo Pipeline onstream
(7/17/2018) TransCanada's Topolobampo Pipeline has been placed into service in northern Mexico, providing capacity for 670 million cf/d of natural gas...

DNO ups Kurd Iraq Peshkabir Field output by 2/3rds
(7/17/2018) DNO has achieved a two-thirds increase in production from the Peshkabir Field in the Tawke Block in the Kurdistan region of Iraq to 25,000 b/d oil...

Enterprise oil export terminal in US Gulf offshore Texas
(7/17/2018) Enterprise Products Partners is planning to develop an offshore crude oil export terminal in the US Gulf of Mexico offshore the Texas coast...

TechnipFMC awarded 3-year master services contract by Petrobras
(7/17/2018) TechnipFMC has been awarded by Petroleo Brasileiro a three-year master subsea services agreement in Brazil, with a two-year renewal option...
Transocean awarded 11-well contract for deepwater semisubmersible
(7/17/2018) Transocean has reported it has received a major drilling contract for work offshore Australia during the first half of next year from Chevron Australia...

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Tariffs anger US oil, gas, & pipeline industry

Dev George
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This is an Independence Day like no other because the sitting President of the United States is being cast by a growing number of his previous supporters as well as opponents as anathema to the principles upon which the country was founded, as spelled out in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. He has arbitrarily caused a rift between the USA and its closest allies and trading partners, Canada, Mexico, and the European Union...⇒⇒⇒
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(7/17/2018) Traders at both the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) and London's Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) were still coping with the yesterday's bearish factors that sent crude futures south, but were able to pull up prices slightly as they focused on inventories and supply disruptions. The American Petroleum Institute (API) estimated last week's US domestic stocks as having grown 629,000 bbl...⇒⇒⇒
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