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  • Imperial restarts Norman Wells production, Line 21 transport
    Imperial Oil Ltd. has restarted production at its Norman Wells operations in the Northwest Territories following the return to service of Enbridge Inc.’s Line 21 pipeline. Imperial had previously resumed limited shipments of crude oil from storage in September. The company expects production to ramp up in the months ahead to about 10,000 b/d, consistent […]
  • Strike Energy makes $16-million (Aus.) bid for UIL Energy
    Strike Energy Ltd., Adelaide, has made an off-market takeover offer UIL Energy Ltd. of Brisbane. Under the offer, UIL shareholders will receive 0.485 of a share of Strike for each share of UIL—a deal that implies an indicative price for UIL of 7.03¢/share and an indicative market capitalization of $16.1 million (Aus.).
  • Petronas buys stake in Khazzan field in Oman
    Malaysia’s state-held Petronas has acquired a 10% stake in BP PLC-operated Khazzan field in the Oman Desert 350 km south of Muscat. Petronas unit PC Oman Ventures will acquire the share in Block 61. BP currently holds 60% interest in the Khazzan project, which encompasses Khazzan and Makarem tight gas fields. State-owned Oman Oil Co. […]
  • IHS Markit: US chemical producers pressured by midstream constraints
    The surge in production of associated and nonassociated natural gas from US shale gas and tight oil plays, combined with a wave of new petrochemical steam-crackers coming online, has created a major pinch-point for producers and purchasers of those ethane gas molecules, according to a recent market analysis by IHS Markit.
  • MARKET WATCH: Brent crude, WTI end week in decline
    Brent crude oil for December remained under $80/bbl on the London market Oct. 19 while light, sweet oil for November and December delivery settled over $69/bbl in New York. All were up slightly Oct. 19 as China showed signs of increased demand, but Brent crude ended the week with a 0.3% decline and West Texas […]
  • Baker Hughes: US rig count up 4 units to 1,067
    The US drilling rig count was up 4 units to 1,067 rigs working for the week ended Oct. 19, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is up 154 units from the 913 rigs working this time a year ago.
  • Chandler named Laredo senior VP, COO
    T. Karen Chandler has been promoted to the positions of senior vice-president and chief operating officer of Laredo Petroleum Inc., Tulsa.
  • API: US petroleum demand in September slowed from August
    With seasonal slowing after the summer driving season, US petroleum demand was 20.1 million b/d in September, down 3.5% from August but up 2.4% compared with September 2017. This is according the latest monthly statistics report from the US American Petroleum Institute. Year-to-date through September, US petroleum demand remained at its strongest since 2007, averaging […]
  • US regulators approve more development in NPR-A
    US government regulators approved ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc.’s plan for development of its Greater Mooses Tooth 2 (GMT2) project in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The approval came less than 2 weeks after oil production started from Greater Mooses Tooth 1 (GMT1).
  • Interior reports $2.5 billion in regulatory relief from reforms
    Reforms in response to US President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13771 have resulted in $2.5 billion of regulatory relief for oil and gas producers during the fiscal year 2018, the Department of the Interior indicated on Oct. 17. “The Trump Administration is doing exactly what was promised and making smart decisions to reform and reduce […]

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