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DNV GL has opened an artificial intelligence research centre in Shanghai

DNV GL has opened an artificial intelligence research center in Shanghai as it seeks new solutions to enhance its audit, inspection and survey services.

CERA Week 2019 Day 2 - Leadership

During Day 2 of CERAWeek 2019, the leadership dialogue continued with Chevron Chairman of the Board and CEO Mike Wirth, who spoke to the crowd about Chevron’s goals in the Permian basin and Gulf of Mexico.

Conrad Petroleum gets approval for Mako development plan, offshore Indonesia

Conrad Petroleum Limited, the operator of Duyung PSC, announced that its development plan for the Mako gas field has been approved by Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

WoodMac: India commissions first east coast LNG terminal

India's first east coast regas project, Ennore LNG terminal, has been commissioned by Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL).

Asia remained top U.S. oil buyer in 2018 despite China trade row

Asia more than doubled its intake of American crude oil last year even as Beijing and Washington were embroiled in a bitter trade war.

China announces plan to form national oil and gas pipeline company

China announced it will form a national oil and pipeline company, the first public acknowledgment of the massive energy industry overhaul planned since at least 2014.

Crude advances as U.S., China close in on healing trade rift

Oil climbed as the U.S. and China were said to be near a settlement of a trade dispute that threatened to erode energy demand in the world’s largest economies.

South Sudan urges China's CNPC to expand crude production

South Sudan called on China National Petroleum Corp. to expand crude production by exploring more fields, while promising to protect the company’s interests in the African country.

Xodus strengthens Perth workforce after successful year

International energy consultancy Xodus Group has grown its team in Perth by almost 50% after a batch of new contract wins in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region over the last twelve months.

Shale backlash hits China after deadly quakes in drilling hub

The backlash against shale drilling in earthquake-prone regions -- a thorn in the side of U.S. energy companies for the past decade -- reached China this week after a series of temblors killed two people and reduced homes to rubble.

Benthic completes geotechnical investigation offshore Malaysia

Benthic, a global geosciences company, partnered with Asian Geos Sdn Bhd (Asian Geos), has successfully completed its geotechnical investigation in the Limbayong Field, offshore East Malaysia for PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PETRONAS Carigali).

McDermott executes contract for Pan Malaysia field development

McDermott International, Inc. has announced two sizeable contracts, one from Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) and one from Sapura Exploration and Production (SEP), to provide transportation and installation of offshore structures, pipelines and pre-commissioning work for the Pan Malaysia field development located off the shore of Sarawak, Malaysia.

Oil extends gain on Saudi output pledge, Trump trade flexibility

Oil climbed for a second day after Saudi Arabia pledged to deepen production cuts and U.S. President Donald Trump said he might extend a deadline for additional tariffs on China.

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The Huizhou 32-5 oil field comprehensive adjustment/Huizhou 33-1 oil field joint development project reportedly started production.

Oil dips most in a month as China slowdown signals demand drop

Crude skidded to its worst loss in a month as disappointing corporate profit forecasts stoked concern about the economy, bruising a market already anxious about booming American oil supplies.

U.S. ban may offer China and India feast of cheap Venezuelan oil

A possible move by Donald Trump to hurt Venezuela’s oil industry could prove a shot in the arm for the Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi administrations.

Oil falters as U.S. shutdown, China trade cast pall over economy

Crude prices fell to the lowest level in almost a week as China warned of “serious challenges” to the global economy and the U.S. government shutdown cast a pall over growth.

Oil steadies near two-month high as U.S. drilling slows down

Oil steadied near a two-month high in New York amid a pullback in U.S. drilling activity, while ongoing U.S.-China trade talks left an uncertain outlook for demand.

Oil hits 2-month high as China truce signals brighter outlook

Oil prices climbed to a two-month high as China was said to offer a trillion-dollar buying spree to defuse trade tensions with the world’s biggest economy.

Oil rebound fizzles as Treasury denies U.S. easing China tariffs

Oil’s after-market rebound waned Thursday after the U.S. Treasury Department disputed a report that the Trump administration might ease trade tariffs against China.