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Chevron sanctions Anchor project in deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Total launches FEED for North Platte discovery in U.S. Gulf, New research outlines value of shallow Gulf of Mexico, API updates offshore safety and environmental standardlling Read more

Drilling & Exploration

Total oil & gas industry deals for December 2019 worth $37.6bn were announced globally. Read more

M&A/Investment

The Adani investment is the sixth it and its subsidiary companies have made in renewable power businesses so far, beginning with the acquisition of a majority stake in SunPower in 2011. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

Based on the Conditional Letter of Award previously announced in connection with Maersk Drilling’s Q3 2019 Trading Statement, Maersk Drilling has been awarded contracts for a three-well exploration drilling project. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

The 2019 WJTA (Water Jet Technology Associations)-IMCA (Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association) Conference & Expo was held Nov. 11-13 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Read more

BIC Attends

Total said it would reconsider its memberships of these three groups “in the event of lasting divergences.” Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Six petrochemical companies have created a consortium to jointly investigate how naphtha or gas steam crackers could be operated using electricity instead of fossil fuels. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Today, Total Specialties USA, Inc. announces Franck Bagouet as the Senior Vice President of Lubricants. Read more

People Going Places

Total plans to return the 66,000 bpd Diesel Hydrotreater 3 (DHT 3), which was shut on Aug. 20, to production. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Equinor and its partners are preparing for production start from the world class Johan Sverdrup field already in October this year, one month ahead of schedule. Read more

Upstream

Total has completed its $800 million deal to buy Toshiba's stake in the Freeport LNG export terminal. Read more

M&A/Investment

Russian giant Gazprom saw the highest production growth over the last five years, followed by shale gas players in the US and China, while BP dominates among the majors Read more

Commodities

Overall offshore project sanctioning in 2019 has surpassed the $50 billion mark, driven by Saudi Aramco’s recently announced $18 billion worth of project commitments associated with the Marjan and Berri expansion projects. Read more

Offshore & Marine

Energy major Total said its new supercomputer - which has propelled it to a world ranking as the most powerful computer in the sector - will enable its geologists to find oil faster, cheaper and with a better success rate. Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

INEOS will also build a 400,000 tonne LinearAlphaOlefin (LAO) plant and associated world-scale PolyAlphaOlefin (PAO). These units will be the most energy efficient in the world when they begin production in 2025. Read more

Downstream

Total is set to start up a biodiesel refinery using palm oil whose planned launch last summer sparked opposition from farmers producing vegetable oil and from environmental activists. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

The 76,000 bpd gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) was shut on Thursday for repairs, originally expected to take five days to complete. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Following the news (Thursday 7 February) of a major gas discovery in South Africa by Total SA, Jonathan Markham, Oil & Gas Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the find and the industry in South Africa Read more

Drilling & Exploration

Equinor has, together with its partners Petoro, ExxonMobil and Total, proven gas and condensate in the Norwegian Sea Ragnfrid North (6406/2-9 S) exploration well. Recoverable resources are estimated at 6-25 million barrels of oil equivalent. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

Total is not looking at investing in the U.S. shale oil industry when asked whether peer BP’s $10.5 billion acquisition of U.S. shale assets from BHP Billiton. Read more

Plant Management & Operations