Milton named ExxonMobil vice-president, fuels unit president

Bryan Milton is expected to be appointed by ExxonMobil Corp.’s board as a vice-president with the company as well as president of ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Co. He has served as president of ExxonMobil Global Services Co. since 2011. Source: News

Israel-Turkey link lifts offshore-gas hope

Rapprochement between Israel and Turkey lowers one of many hurdles to development of giant Leviathan natural gas field and other deepwater discoveries in the eastern Mediterranean. Source: News

North American leaders seek methane cuts

Leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the US have agreed to pursue cuts in methane emissions from oil and gas operations of 40-45% by 2025. Source: News

Stone Energy cancels contract for Ensco 8503 rig

Stone Energy Corp., Lafayette, La., has agreed with Ensco PLC to cancel the contract for the Ensco 8503 dynamically positioned deepwater drilling rig that was operating in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Source: News

Tullow’s TEN project nears completion offshore Ghana

The Tullow Oil PLC-operated Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) project offshore West Africa is now 96% complete and expected to begin oil production within 3-6 weeks. Nearby offshore Ghana, the firm is developing a long-term oil offtake solution at Jubilee field following an issue with the floating production, storage, and offloading vessel’s turret bearing. Source: News