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Hurricane Energy PLC has sold the first cargo of crude oil from the early production system on Lancaster field in the West of Shetland area offshore the UK. Hurricane says Lancaster is the UK’s first producing basement field.
Anadarko Petroleum has formally sanctioned its Mozambican LNG project, Mozambique LNG. Anadarko is developing Mozambique’s first onshore LNG facility, initially consisting of two LNG trains with a total nameplate capacity of 12.88 million tonnes/year. Feed gas comes from Golfinho-Atum field in Offshore Area 1 where Anadarko and its partners have discovered 75 tcf of recoverable natural gas resources.
A federal court’s March decision that vacated the US Office of Natural Resources Revenue’s repeal of its consolidated federal oil and gas and federal and Indian oil and gas effectively reinstated the 2016 requirements, ONRR advised federal leaseholders. Accordingly, the leaseholders should recalculate royalties under the 2016 rule for production since Jan. 1, 2017, it said in a June 13 notice.
In what seems to have become an annual ritual, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) announced a seemingly new infrastructure development program on June 5 that would rely on his usual proposed revenue source.
As part of its earlier cooperation agreement with state-owned Sonangol EP, Eni SPA has let a contract to a subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont SPA for an upgrading project involving installation of two new processing units as well as other utilities and offsites at Sonangol’s 65,000-b/d refinery in Luanda, Angola.
A joint venture of Santos Ltd. and Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd. has confirmed a “major” oil and gas discovery with the Dorado well, drilled in the Bedout subbasin about 160 km offshore Port Hedland, Western Australia.
Duqm Refinery & Petrochemical Industries Co. LLC (DRPIC), Muscat, a joint venture of state-owned Oman Oil Co. and Kuwait Petroleum Corp. subsidiary Kuwait Petroleum International Ltd., has let a contract to John Wood Group PLC to provide front-end engineering design for a proposed onshore petrochemicals complex in the Duqm Special Economic Zone (SEZAD) in Duqm, Al Wusta Governate, on Oman’s southeastern coast.