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China chasing elusive shale boom nearly a decade after hunt began

China’s shale gas industry began with a long shot.

EIA: China is a key destination for increasing U.S. energy exports

In recent years, as its domestic energy consumption has grown, China has become a more significant destination for U.S. energy exports. In particular, China has been among the largest importers of U.S. exports of crude oil, propane, and liquefied natural gas.

U.S. oil sellers may look to India as tariff war with China escalates

American oil producers may find a new friend in India as they brace for a trade war with China that could curb U.S. shipments.

Sumitomo Corporation invests in Texas oil production

Sumitomo Corporation's Representative Director, President and CEO, Masayuki Hyodo, is pleased to announce that subsidiary company, Summit Discovery Resources II LLC has reached an agreement with IOG Gonzales 1835 LLC, an entity managed by IOG Capital, LP, Covington Equity Investments LLC and 1836 Resources, LLC to acquire certain producing Eagle Ford properties in South Texas.

Law firm WFW advises OMV on €158 million disposal of Pakistani subsidiaries

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised OMV on the completion of its sale of two wholly-owned subsidiaries comprising its upstream exploration and production business in Pakistan (“OMV Pakistan”) to Dragon Prime Hong Kong Ltd., Hong Kong, for an agreed consideration of €158 million.

CNOOC signs production sharing agreement with Roc Oil and Smart Oil

CNOOC Limited announced today that its parent company, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, has signed a production sharing contract with Roc Oil (Bohai) Company and Smart Oil Investment Ltd. for Weizhou 10-3W oilfield and Block 22/04 in the South China Sea.

China trade fight puts billions in U.S. energy projects in doubt

China Energy Investment Corp. pledged almost $84 billion in shale gas and chemical manufacturing projects across West Virginia after President Donald Trump’s trade mission to Beijing in November, but when it came time to discuss details officials were a no-show.

Trump trade spat muddies a U.S. gas exporter's talks with Asia

The Trump administration’s trade dispute with China is delaying one U.S. company’s bid to sign long-term natural gas export deals.

Empyrean Energy completes oil migration study offshore China

Empyrean Energy, the oil and gas development company with interests in China, Indonesia and the U.S., has announced that a comprehensive oil migration study encompassing China's Block 29/11, for which it holds 100% exploration rights, has now been completed and has established potential oil migration pathways into the Jade, Topaz and Pearl prospects.

U.S. oil exports, on the rise to China, face trade spat threat

China has been a key recipient of American oil since a 40-year U.S. ban on exports was ended by then-President Barack Obama in 2015.

China and India want to buy more U.S. oil to counter OPEC

Two of Asia’s largest crude buyers are considering teaming up to buy U.S. supplies and counter OPEC’s dominance in the world’s biggest oil market.

Next up in China's clean-air push is a gas pipeline behemoth

China’s push to eradicate smog by using more natural gas is set to get a boost as it pushes ahead with a plan to merge under one company a national pipeline network that would unify transport and investment decisions.

TechnipFMC awarded subsea contract for Liuhua fields, offshore China

TechnipFMC has been awarded a subsea contract by CNOOC Limited for the Liuhua 16-2, 20-2 and 21-2 Oilfield Joint Development Project in the South China Sea.

Petrofac secures project support, engineering services contract with Husky Oil in China

Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services (EPS) East division has secured a project support and engineering services contract with Husky Oil China Ltd. (HOCL). The three-year contract is in support of HOCL’s Liuhua 29-1 gas field development project located offshore at the Pearl River Mouth basin.

China trade truce may help give U.S. LNG a $30-billion boost

China’s appetite for U.S. liquefied natural gas may be about to get a lot bigger after the two nations agreed to pull back from the brink of a trade war.

China energy firm CEFC defaults after Rosneft deal fails

As corporate defaults pile up in China’s onshore bond market, a unit of a once-promising energy conglomerate with $4.8 billion of debt and a checkered past said it won’t be able to meet its payment obligation Monday.

CNOOC, Husky sign PSCs for exploration blocks in the South China Sea

CNOOC Limited has announced that its parent company, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), has signed two production sharing contracts (PSCs) with Husky Oil Operations (China) Limited for Block 22/11 and 23/07, in the South China Sea.

Oil and gas in the capitals

Jeff Moore, Contributing Editor

On April 3, Vietnamese state firm, PetroVietnam, issued the following and unusually blunt statement on its website: “The East Sea is forecast to continue to have uncertainty this year...affecting the company’s efforts to attract foreign investors to invest in its open offshore fields.”

Reliable sand detection helps to optimize separator efficiency, prevent costly shutdowns

Marianne Williams, Emerson Automation Services

Awareness of sand build-up in separator vessels is crucial to their efficient operation. The latest vibrating fork level detectors provide greater visibility of sand deposits, helping to avoid unplanned shutdowns and improve production efficiency.

Recovery improved in a brownfield heavy oil well, using inflow control technology

Ismarullizam Mohd Ismail, Tendeka

Using AICDs in heavy oil fields can reduce water cut. As a case study shows, the viscosity difference between heavy oil and water provides a favorable mobility ratio well-suited to this technology, and increased oil production.