April 14, 2022
Kazakhstan expects its main oil-export route via Russia to restore full operations in late April, but remains concerned about the possible impact of Western sanctions or shipping problems on the flow of crude.
March 25, 2022
Chevron Corp.’s oil production venture in Kazakhstan -- which operates the country’s largest field -- is curbing output due to issues at a supply link on the Black Sea.
January 11, 2021
“The market has now reached a price level that potentially doesn’t reflect current fundamentals,” said Ole Hansen, head of commodities strategy at Saxo Bank A/S. “Oil could be next in line” to suffer from a stronger dollar after other commodity prices came under pressure.
January 08, 2021
Government-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. set Murban crude at a premium of 75 cents a barrel to the regional benchmark, according to a notice from the producer.
January 07, 2021
State producer Saudi Aramco on Wednesday raised its flagship Arab Light oil to Asia, its biggest market, to $1 above the benchmark used by the company.
January 06, 2021
“We are the guardian of this industry,” Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said as he announced Saudi's production cut on Tuesday, preserving the OPEC+ deal and sending oil prices to 10-month highs. He emphasized that the decision was made unilaterally by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman himself.
January 05, 2021
The deal, which emerged after two days of talks, sent crude surging to a 10-month high in New York. It appeared to give most members of the group what they wanted -- the additional price support desired by Saudi Arabia and the production boost Russia had been pushing.
January 04, 2021
The difference of opinion between Saudi Arabia and Russia, the two de-facto leaders of OPEC+, could make for another tricky meeting. While Russia appeared to be outnumbered, the group typically requires a consensus among all members before concluding talks.
October 31, 2019
“Our involvement in the early stages of the project means we can work with KPO across a range of work to optimize the Karachaganak field with a focus on achieving an outstanding safety performance and operational excellence,” said Mark Fields, group president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business.
October 21, 2019
The retreat from the fields in the Kashagan area reflects an industry-wide push to cut break-even costs as megaprojects give way to smaller endeavors with quicker returns.
September 26, 2019
Royal Dutch Shell, Eni and their partners in the Karachaganak oil and gas venture may be required to pay an additional $1 billion to settle a dispute with Kazakhstan over revenue sharing, said people familiar with the matter.
Rising oil supplies and falling prices in second-half 2018 constrained global drilling, but activity should post a measured gain in 2019. Virtually all the global oil production increase is due to U.S. shale activity.
Akofs Offshore has been awarded a contract for light well intervention services, using its 156-m vessel, Akofs Seafarer, for all Equinor-operated licenses, in the period 2020 to 2025.
Hurricane force winds led to a multi-well fire on a 30-well production platform. In spite of continuing adverse conditions, well control specialists were able to safely extinguish the blaze in 64 days, 25 of which were non-productive due to the weather.
January 10, 2017
Russia and Kazakhstan said they’ve met or exceeded their initial goals for trimming oil output, bringing cuts by non-OPEC nations in the first 10 days of this year to more than a quarter of the total pledged a month ago in Vienna.