WorldOil Siberian chill lifts gas enough to revive LNG trade in Europe Europe’s liquefied natural gas dry spell may end thanks to a surprising cold snap. MCEDD '18: Total’s Benoit Ludot, V.P., Deepwater and Subsea, Upstream, to deliver keynote Gulf Quest LLC has announced that Total’s Benoit Ludot, V.P. of deep water and subsea, upstream, will deliver a keynote presentation at the Marine Construction Engineering Deepwater Development (MCEDD) conference on April 10, 2018 in Milan, Italy. Petrofac and SOCAR form joint venture Petrofac’s Training Services business and the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) have signed a Shareholders Agreement to form a Joint Venture (JV) for the pursuit of training opportunities across the country’s oil and gas and petrochemical industries. Oil holds near $64 as OPEC is said to agree nine-month extension Brent held near $64 after OPEC agreed to extend production curbs to the end of next year, giving the market what it expected. OPEC-Russia deal faces one last hurdle: knowing how to stop OPEC and Russia concur on two things: their oil production cuts are working and they should be extended deeper into next year. Favorable decision on IPPC Permit preliminary screening appeal reported Ascent Resources plc, the European focused oil and gas exploration and production company, today reports that the appeal against the correctness of preliminary screening procedures in relation to the IPPC Permit has been rejected by the Administrative Court. Giant gas tanker sails to Turkey to prevent repeat of shortage Turkey is getting a giant helper to avoid last December’s gas shortages. Hess Corp. to sell interests in Norway, Denmark Hess Corporation has announced several additional steps in the continued execution of its strategic plan to further focus the company’s portfolio and allocate capital to higher return assets. Energean reports first CPR results for two blocks, offshore Montenegro Energean Oil and Gas has announced the first Competent Persons Report (CPR) for its assets offshore Montenegro, compiled by Netherland Sewell and Associates (NSAI), detailing the recoverable gas and liquids resource estimates in respect to Energean’s 100% interest in blocks 4218-30 and 4219-26. Hungary’s Russian gas imports still rising A working meeting between Alexey Miller, chairman of the Gazprom management committee, and Peter Szijjarto, minister of foreign affairs and trade of Hungary, took place today at the Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum 'Russian Energy Week' in Moscow.