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

Perenco decommissioning plan for UK Tyne Field submitted
(7/22/2018) Perenco has submitted its draft decommissioning program for the Tyne gasfield in the UK sector of the southern North Sea for approval...

Canada's Athabasca Oil Sands Project marks 1 billion bbl output
(7/22/2018) Canadian Natural Resources' Athabasca Oil Sands Project in northern Alberta, Canada has achieved a major production milestone...

Equinor given consent for new subsea production facility
(7/22/2018) The Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway has given its consent to Equinor Energy for a new subsea production facility and wells on the Visund Field...

Hakuryu-11 goes to work offshore Vietnam
(7/22/2018) Japan Drilling Company has reported that its jackup drilling rig Hakuryu-11 has commenced drilling operations offshore Vung Tau, Vietnam...

Woodside to spud Shwe Yee Htun-2 offshore Myanmar
(7/22/2018) The Woodside Energy Myanmar unit of Woodside Petroleum making final arrangements for the drilling of the Shwe Yee Htun-2 appraisal well...

Tullow pays Seadrill $200 million on losing court dispute
(722/2018) Tullow Oil has paid almost US$200 million to Seadrill on direction by a London High Court, where its dispute with the drilling contractor was heard...
COSL Hai Yang Shi You 943 contracted off Indonesia
(7/22/2018) The China Oilfield Services Limited unit of China National Offshore Oil Corporation has received two drilling contracts in the Madura Strait...

Socar purchases Georgia Republic gas pipelines
(7/22/2018) The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic's subsidiary Socar Georgia Gas has bought gas pipelines serving the Georgia Republic...

Five Indian public sector units for JV for NE Natural Gas Pipeline Grid
(7/22/2018) Five of India's largest public sector oil firms have concluded an agreement to form a joint venture to execute the Northeast Natural Gas Pipeline Grid...

Evidence of seepage seen in survey of Ireland's Newgrange Prospect
(7/20/2018) Sosina Exploration has advised that the Gardline site survey offshore Ireland has been completed and the data is suitable well permitting...

Lukoil makes Caspian Sea Rakushechnoye Field development FID
(7/20/2018) Lukoil has made the final investment decision on the Rakushechnoye Field development project in the Russian sector of the northern Caspian Sea...

US rotary rig count down 8 rigs this week
(7/20/2018) Baker Hughes has reported the US rig count was lower by eight rigs this week for a total of 96 more working rigs than at this time last year...

Petrobras declares commercial Brazil's Santos Basin Sapinhoa Fields
(7/20/2018) Petroleo Brasileiro has submitted declarations of commerciality to Brazil's Agencia Nacional do Petroleo for the oilfields in the Sapinhoa area...

Petrobras putting 4 new FPSOs on production in pre-salt
(7/20/2018) Petroleo Brasileiro is set to launch production in Brazil's Santos Basin pre-salt area with four new floating production, storage, and offloading vessels...

Equinor receives permission to dispose of Huldra platform
(7/20/2018) The Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway has approved Equinor's request for permission to dispose of the Huldra platform in the Norwegian North Sea...

Mosman JV with Baja drilling Texas' Livingston Field producer
(7/20/2018) Mosman Oil & Gas has reported the first development well to be drilled under its strategic alliance with Baja Oil & gas was spudded yesterday...
Norway's oil workers' strike ends with mediated solution
(7/20/2018) The strike by the Norwegian Union of Energy Workers and the Confederation of Vocational Unions offshore oil workers has ended...

TransGlobe fails to find hydrocarbons with NW Sitra well in Egypt
(7/20/2018) TransGlobe Energy has reported that its Northwest Sitra-9 exploration well onshore Egypt in the Western Desert has been plugged and abandoned...

TGS expanding Dawson II 3D seismic survey in Canada
(7/20/2018) TGS Nopec Geophysical has advised that it is expanding its Dawson Phase II 3D seismic survey onshore Western Canada following client suggestions...

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...
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Tariffs anger US oil, gas, & pipeline industry

Dev George
Managing Editor


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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Crude futures down on worries about increasing global supply

(7/19/2018) Traders at both the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) and London's Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) took the prices of futures for all of our monitored benchmarks except West Texas Intermediate (WTI) lower as concerns grow about the mounting worldwide supply of crude oil after a concerted effort to members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC producers...⇒⇒⇒
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