July 28, 2022
Block Energy plc, an exploration and production company focused on Georgia, announced the commencement of Project II of its three-project strategy, which will re-develop the Patardzeuli Middle Eocene reservoir.
June 15, 2022
Sanctions have led to a $237.5 billion decline in the Eastern Europe oil and gas project pipeline as restricted access to intermediate goods and international capital have halted the construction of numerous oil and gas projects.
May 20, 2022
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is quitting his post as chairman of Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft PJSC after widespread calls for him to cut ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the invasion of Ukraine.
May 17, 2022
Hungary told its European Union counterparts that it will cost at least 770 million euros ($810 million) to revamp its oil industry as they wrangle over potential sanctions that would target Russian supplies.
April 13, 2022
Eni SpA signed a framework agreement to boost flows of liquefied natural gas from Egypt to Italy, as European nations step up efforts to wean themselves off Russian energy in the wake of Moscow’s attack on Ukraine.
March 09, 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought a wartime energy transition to Europe. The continent’s decades-long timelines for overhauling energy supply systems that support more than 440 million people are now being revved up under extraordinary duress.
Every region will post an increase, led by the Middle East, the Americas, Africa and the FSU. Offshore activity will grow at about the same pace as onshore drilling.
February 22, 2022
Energy prices surged after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order to send what he called “peacekeeping forces” to the two breakaway areas of Ukraine that he officially recognized.
December 13, 2021
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, under pressure from the U.S. to halt the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project over Russian aggression toward Ukraine, may quietly delegate the task to the country’s bureaucracy.
As operators confront more challenging wells with increasingly complex designs and deeper depths, the industry continues to make advancements with unconventional innovations. A slim-hole RSS is delivering success in North America and Romania, while an innovative drilling strategy has enabled operators to set new performance benchmarks in the North Sea.
October 08, 2021
The controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline has the potential to ease Europe’s gas crisis, and Russia says the project is on track. But obstacles remain -- and some of them could take months to clear.
September 23, 2021
Europe’s worst energy crisis in decades could drag deep into the cold months as Russia is unlikely to boost shipments until at least November.
March 29, 2021
KCA Deutag has secured contracts worth around $110 million for its land drilling business in Pakistan, Russia, Kurdistan, south-eastern Europe and Germany. The new business is made up of a mix of contract wins, allowing the company to mobilize stacked rigs, and contract extensions.
December 31, 2020
Gas pumped from the BP-led Shah Deniz deposit in the Caspian Sea began flowing into Italy, Greece and Bulgaria on Dec. 31, BP and Azerbaijan’s state energy company Socar said in a joint statement. The European Union has worked for years to ease its dependence on Russia, which accounts for about a third of the region’s gas supplies.
December 25, 2020
The LNG vessel Tristar Ruby, which loaded at the Cove Point plant in Maryland, is headed for Croatia’s terminal on the Adriatic island of Krk, according to ship-tracking data on Bloomberg. The ship is scheduled to arrive on Jan. 1, the expected start date of the terminal.
During a recent industry conference in Houston, Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency President Marijan Krpan sat down with World Oil and discussed what his country is doing to improve production, including two new bidding rounds.
Last year will be remembered for its stark contrasts in global production rates, with North America absorbing the largest loss, while the Middle East and Russia chalked up big gains. It remains to be seen how OPEC’s quota deal in December will alter the rules of the game.
Shale gas has proven its worthiness through a revolution of E&P activity over the last decade, particularly in the U.S. Yet, the question remains, can it prevail beyond current, low commodity prices, as well as environmental/public controversies, specifically in Europe?