DOE authorizes more exports from Freeport LNG project

The US Department of Energy authorized additional exports of domestically produced natural gas from the Freeport LNG project on Quintana Island in Texas. The May 28 order said the project’s sponsors can export the equivalent of 262.8 bcfd of gas from the terminal’s proposed Train 4 to countries not having a free-trade agreement with the […]

Eni farms in to blocks offshore Mozambique

An Eni SPA subsidiary has farmed in to three blocks offshore Mozambique in an agreement with ExxonMobil Mozambique Exploration & Production Ltd., the operator. Source: News

Norway opens mature-area license round

Operators interested in exploring mature areas offshore Norway may apply to the National Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for petroleum production licenses until midday Aug. 27. The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy opened the Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2019 round on May 29 and announced the addition of 90 blocks. Source: News

Delek expands midstream operations

Delek US Holdings Inc. and its logistics arm Delek Logistics Partners LP are expanding midstream operations to gain access to crude oil feedstock sourced at Cushing, Okla., as part of a plan to increase and improve crude flexibility at Delek US refineries. Source: News

Interior secretary to defer leasing near Chaco Canyon

US Interior Sec. David L. Bernhardt agreed to defer oil and gas leasing near Chaco Canyon in New Mexico following a visit with tribal leaders in the area, US Sen. Martin T. Heinrich (D-NM) reported. Source: News

California congressional Democrats protest BLM’s leasing plans

Thirty-four Democrats on California’s congressional delegation, including Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala D. Harris, expressed their strong opposition to the US Bureau of Land Management’s plans to open more than 2 million acres of land in the state to new oil and gas development. Source: News

Qatar Petroleum lets contract for the North field project

Qatar Petroleum has let the front-end engineering design contract for the North field expansion project’s offshore pipelines and topsides facilities to McDermott Middle East Inc. Source: News

A cost-benefit review

Review by the US Environmental Protection Agency of procedures for estimating costs and benefits of proposed regulations deserves a warm welcome from the oil and gas industry. Source: News

TransGlobe Egyptian strike due on stream

TransGlobe Energy Corp., Calgary, plans to bring its South Ghazalat (SGZ)-6X discovery in Egypt’s Western Desert on production at an initial rate of 1,000 b/d of 34° gravity crude oil in this year’s fourth quarter under a newly approved develop lease. Source: News

Sierra Leone reopens fourth licensing round

The Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone, in partnership with GeoPartners Ltd. and Getech Group PLC, announced the reopening of the fourth licensing round for offshore areas reaching from near short to ultradeep water. Source: News