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Friday, April 20, 2018

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BP, Reliance Move Ahead in Deep Water

Photo courtesy BP

BP and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) today announced the sanctioning of the ‘Satellite cluster’ project in Block KG D6. The companies are moving forward to develop the Block’s discovered deep-water gas fields in an integrated series of projects, bringing new gas production for India. The ‘Satellite cluster’ is the second of three projects in the Block KG D6 integrated development. The first of the projects, development of the ‘R-Series’ deep-water gas fields, was sanctioned in June 2017.

Chevron Greenlights Gorgon LNG Expansion

(File photo: Chevron)

Chevron Corp will proceed with the second stage of its giant Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant off the northwest coast of Western Australia, the company said on Saturday.Chevron and its joint venture partners plan to sink 11 new wells in the Gorgon and Jansz-Io fields and build offshore pipelines and subsea structures to pipe the gas to the nearby 15.6 million tonne a year LNG plant on Barrow Island.The $54 billion Gorgon project came on stream in March 2016 but suffered numerous unplanned shutdowns in its early stages.Chevron declined to put a cost on stage two of the project…

Eni has no plans to pull out of Rosneft deal after sanctions

Claudio Descalzi (Photo: Eni)

Gas Supply to Ukraine

The deal is that Russian natural gas supply to Ukraine will be from 2009 to 2019

The Gazprom headquarters hosted today a briefing session led by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company's Management Committee dedicated to the Company's activities this winter. Special attention was given to the contracts for gas supply to Ukraine and its transit to Europe. It was pointed out that today was the sixth anniversary of the Ukrainian Government approving the results of the negotiations on Russian natural gas supply to Ukraine from 2009 to 2019 and on the terms and conditions of its transit via Ukraine to Europe.

Norway to Boost Natural Gas Exports

According to OilWeek, Norway plans to increase its natural gas supplies to the European Union by up to 55 per cent by the middle of the next decade, the EU‘s energy commissioner said Monday. The EU is pushing Norway to boost its gas supplies so the 27-member bloc can reduce its dependence on Russian oil and gas. Norway, which is not an EU member, has made a fortune on oil and gas deposits in the North Sea and is now exploring new finds in the Barents Sea it uneasily shares with Russia. Piebalgs said gas supplies from Norway could grow to 125-140 billion cubic metres per year by the middle of the next decade, up from the current 90 billion cubic metres.

Ukraine's Naftogaz says paid for January Russian gas supplies

Ukraine's state energy company Naftogaz said on Thursday it has fully paid for Russian gas supplied in January and is in talks with Russia's Gazprom on settling other payments to ensure safe gas deliveries. Gazprom said on Wednesday that Ukraine's total debt for Russian gas deliveries stood at $2 billion and warned it would increase prices starting from April 1. Gazprom declined to comment on Naftogaz statement.

Russia, Consumer States Discuss Gas Supply Via Ukraine

Alexander Novak

Russia's Energy Minister and the head of Gazprom discussed gas supplies via Ukraine with representatives of consumer countries Bosnia, Macedonia and Moldova on Saturday, Interfax news agency quoted the ministry as saying. Participants in the Moscow talks, including Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Gazprom chief Alexei Miller, expressed concern that payment problems could result in a fall in the amount of gas crossing Ukraine to countries in south-eastern Europe. President Vladimir…

Oil spill Trims U.S. Offshore Natural Gas Supply

According to a May 2 report from Reuters, the government said on May 1 that two offshore production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico were shut as a safety precaution, the first sign that the giant oil slick was affecting the region's energy production. But analysts said the location of the spill was well east and north of the heart of the region's oil and gas production, which accounts for about 15 percent of U.S. natural gas supply and 25 percent of crude oil output. (Source: Reuters)  

EU Says No Deal Yet in Ukraine-Russia Gas Talks

The European Commission cancelled a news conference planned to follow talks between Russia and Ukraine on gas supplies on Wednesday, saying negotiations in Brussels were continuing late into the evening. All three parties had been hoping to conclude a deal on resuming Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine over the winter but differences over payments have been hampering their efforts to reach agreement. (Reporting by Alastair Macdonald; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

Gazprom Boosting Gas Industry in Eastern Russia

Kirinskoye onshore processing facility

The Gazprom Management Committee addressed the Company's large-scale efforts aimed at implementing the Eastern Gas Program. It was noted that the gas industry growth in Russia's East was strategically important for the socioeconomic development of eastern regions. The Company is active in expanding its resource base in eastern Russia as well as putting in place its gas production, transmission and processing capacities. A long-term balance plan for Gazprom's natural gas from the…

Gazprom Supplying Gas to Europe as Contracted

A working meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller took place today.

Alexey Miller reported to Vladimir Putin that European consumers were receiving gas supplies entirely in line with contractual obligations. The total accumulated gas supplies for export exceeded the planned amount by 3 billion cubic meters by early September. According to the Hydrometcenter forecasts, the upcoming wither in Russia will be colder than usual. In this regard, Gazprom’s prioritized activity now is gas injection into underground gas storage (UGS) facilities. The Company raised the planned amount of working gas for injection into Russian UGS facilities to 72 billion cubic meters.

Russia & China Agree on Gas Supplies

Beijing, China

As part of the APEC summit in Beijing, a number of documents related to the Russian-Chinese cooperation in the energy sector were signed today in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Zhou Jiping, Chairman of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) signed a Framework Agreement on gas supplies via the western route. In particular, the document reflects such conditions as the volume and terms of supply, the take-or-pay level, the location of the gas delivery point on the border.

Shell: Force Majeure on Nigerian LNG

Shell Petroleum Development Company has declared force majeure (FM) on gas supplies to the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export facility on Bonny Island, a spokeswoman said. "The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) declared force majeure on gas supply to NLNG on 8 August 2016, following a leak on the Eastern Gas Gathering System (EGGS-1) pipeline through which it supplies the bulk of its gas to NLNG," a spokesman said in an emailed statement. SPDC, Royal Dutch Shell's Nigerian unit, is a joint venture with state oil company Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. They supply gas to the LNG plant. The declaration may impact exports from the facility. Reporting by Oleg Vukmanovic

Ukraine Suspends Gas Payments to Russia

Ukraine Suspends Gas Payments to Russia

Ukraine is suspending payments to Russia for gas deliveries until the conclusion of price talks, chief executive Andriy Kobolev said on Saturday. State-run Naftogaz has suspended payments to Russia amid increasing tensions in a standoff that has the potential to leave European Union states cut off from the Russian gas supplies on which they depend, according to international media reports. Russia has raised the gas price for Ukraine and claimed it owed Moscow USD 2.2B in unpaid bills.

Gazprom to Partner Turkey to Supply Gas

Running under the Black Sea, the Blue Stream gas pipeline secures annual direct supplies of some 16 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas to Turkish consumers, starting from 2003.

Moscow hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Taner Yildiz, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey. The meeting addressed the issues of strategic partnership, in particular, the prospects for cooperation deepening in natural gas supplies from Russia to Turkey. The parties noted that Turkey was among top consumers of Russian 'blue fuel' for many years and Russia, in its turn, was a reliable provider of natural gas for the Turkish economy…

IEA Examines Security of Gas Supply

Global gas-fired power generation is fast emerging as a new driver of gas demand, representing 70% of the increase in demand in OECD countries over the period 2000-2030. This tremendous increase is due to the environmental qualities of natural gas, its competitiveness in combined cycle gas turbines (CCGTs). Its adaptability also makes it attractive for the newly, open power sector. Open gas markets are already delivering a great deal, but government monitoring is vital to ensure secure supplies and adequate investment. These issues are addressed by a new International Energy Agency publication “Security of Gas Supply in Open Markets: LNG and Power at a Turning Point” which will be launched by Claude Mandil…

Energean Signs First Deal to Supply Gas to Israel

Photo: Energean Oil & Gas S.A

Greek developer Energean Oil & Gas has secured its first gas supply deals for Israel's Karish and Tanin reservoirs, Reuters reported. The deals were signed with Dalia Power, which operates Israel's largest private power station, and Or Power, which is planning to build new power plants, Energean said in a statement. The two firms will be purchasing an overall amount of up to 23 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas to operate the Dalia power plant – Israel's largest private power station –  as well as future such facilities to be built by Or, the partners announced on Sunday.

Russia's Gazprom receives prepayment from Ukraine for gas supplies

Russian natural gas producer Gazprom said on Saturday it had received a prepayment of $378.22 million from Ukraine for natural gas supplies, paving the way for the first shipments to Kiev since Moscow cut supplies in June. Ukraine's state energy firm, Naftogaz, said on Friday it had transferred the sum to Gazprom for December. A Gazprom spokesman confirmed the money had been received. In line with a deal signed by Naftogaz and Gazprom in October, flows to Ukraine from Russia, which were severed in a dispute over prices and debts, will resume within 48 hours from when the Russian firm receives the transfer. Naftogaz did not say how much gas it planned to buy, but earlier the energy ministry said this could be about 1 billion cubic metres.

Hyundai Unveils Diesel Engine Dual-fuel LNG Package

HHI's FGSS Test Announcement: Photo credit Hyundai Heavy Industries

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announce a successful demonstration of the world’s first ME-GI gas engine package test in combination with Hi-GAS. HHI’s independent LNG Fuel Gas Supply (FGSS) the 'Hi-GAS' system (Hyundai Integrated Gas Supply System) allows marine engines to use diesel and LNG for fuel. Hi-Gas system can be used in all types of vessel such as LNG carriers, containerships, and oil tankers. With its advantages, the system can meet both the shipowners’ demands and stricter IMO environmental regulations.

Gazprom to Upgrade Gas Supplies to Kyrgyzstan

Gazprom is working out the General Gas Supply and Gasification Scheme of Kyrgyzstan until 2030.

The development of gas transmission and distribution infrastructure of Kyrgyzstan was discussed during a meeting held at the Gazprom headquarters hosted today between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company's Management Committee and Djoomart Otorbaev, Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic. It was pointed out that the relevant facilities in the Republic were well rundown. In this regard, Gazprom is working out the General Gas Supply and Gasification Scheme of Kyrgyzstan until 2030.

Noble Denton Spanish Contract

Noble Denton, a global offshore engineering and marine consulting firm, announced the award of a $21.3m contract from ACS Cobra Castor UTE in Spain. The scope of work includes the provision of project management and procurement support services for Castor’s underground gas-storage development initiative. John Wishart, Noble Denton’s group managing director, said, “This initiative will see the redevelopment of the abandoned Amposta reservoir to provide back-up gas supplies for the Mediterranean coast of Spain in periods of high gas demand. The project, which will ensure a reliable gas supply to industrial and domestic consumers in Spain, will run over a four-year period and involve up to 25 Noble Denton personnel.

Daewoo Develops Gas Supply System

In May 2011, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering developed a new HP-FGS (High-Pressure Fueled Gas Supply) system for MAN-Diesel & Turbo’s ME-GI Engine. Though there are small and middle-size LNG fueled vessels already, this dual fuel engine was designed for large commercial vessels. This HP-FGS system supplies highly-pressurized (about 300 bar) natural gas fuel to an engine. To date, existing FGS systems compress gas to a high pressure. This process requires enormous amounts of electricity and large deck area to accommodate the size of this equipment.

OMV CEO Warns Against More Russia Sanctions

Europe should avoid more sanctions against Russiaover its role in Ukraine and continue to pursue dialogue with Moscow, the chief executive of OMV , the longest-standing Western trade partner of Russian gas monopoly Gazprom, said. The Austrian energy group signed its first long-term supply contract with the Soviet Union in 1968 and is a major importer of Russian gas. "None of us can estimate what it would mean if no gas came from Russia to Europe, and if we can't calculate the consequences we shouldn't threaten it," Gerhard Roiss told Austrian ORF radio in an interview aired on Saturday. The European Union is dependent on Russia for about a third of its oil and gas, and about 40 percent of the gas is shipped through Ukraine.

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