French energy giant Total is set to participate in a project to build a second LNG plant of Russian second largest gas producer Novatek in Russia’s Arctic autonomous region Yamal, President of Gas& Power, Total, Philippe Sauquet, told Itar-Tass on January 29.
CNPC will be the main financier of the Yamal LNG project after buying 20% of shares from Novatek. In the meantime, Novatek continues to look for new partners to buy another 10% of Yamal LNG.
Western oil companies are sponsoring the exploration of Russian Arctic waters, and the grand Yamal LNG project gets the lion’s share of investments from French and Chinese partners, Barents Observer said on January 28.
Uganda's government says it has finalized negotiations with foreign oil companies exploring in the country, clearing the way for to start commercial crude production, AP reported on January 27.
The joint venture partners in the 1-21 Han-Asparuh exploration block, offshore Bulgaria, consisting of OMV 30% (currently operator), Total 40% (operator for the drilling phase) and Repsol 30%, completed the largest 3D seismic acquisition campaign in the entire Black Sea
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Abu Dhabi will take full control of the UAE' biggest oilfields when its decades-old venture with four western oil giants ends this weekend, while it weighs new partnerships that could include its long-term collaborators or Asian newcomers, Reuters reported on January 8.
The Ugandan government said it received 10 applications from energy companies looking to take advantage of the reserves in a single basin, UPI reported on January 7.
After a three-year break, Libyan offshore exploration has again restarted, Libya Herald reported on January 6.
Novatek announced on December 18 that the Board of Directors of Yamal LNG approved a final investment decision (“FID”) for the Yamal LNG project, consisting of the development of the South-Tambeyskoye gas condensate field and the construction of a natural gas liquefactio