Uruguay's state-run oil company Ancap has awarded all seven offshore oil and gas exploration licenses open for bids to four foreign companies: YPF (Argentina), APA Corp (United States), and Shell and Challenger Energy Group (CEG) (United Kingdom), it was reported in Montevideo.
Cutting oil and gas production would be dangerous and irresponsible, the boss of energy giant Shell has told the BBC. Wael Sawan insisted that the world still desperately needs oil and gas as moves to renewable energy were not happening fast enough to replace it.
Protestors yelling shut down Shell stormed the oil corporation giant annual shareholders meeting in London with security having to step in to protect board members. Proceedings were delayed as the protesters ran to the front of the room where executives were sitting on stage, and some demonstrators had to be carried out of the building by security.
Shell joined BP in announcing it will leave all its Russian operations, including a major liquefied natural gas plant, following on Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. Earlier BP also abandoned its share in Russian oil giant Rosneft, a move that could cost the British company over US$25 billion.
By Irina Slav for Oilprice.com – Oil super-major Shell is leaving the Permian with a divestment worth close to US$10 billion. The company said it will sell its assets in the shale play to ConocoPhillips for a total price of US$9.5 billion.
Norway's Equinor and YPF have entered into an agreement with Shell to jointly farm-down 30% non-operated interests in the CAN 100 block in the North Argentine basin, offshore Argentina.
Guyana’s crude production has reached 100,000 b/d, 25% up on June, energy department director Mark Bynoe revealed even as the country continues to see an announcement on the 2 March, 2020 election results pushed further and further into the year.
Royal Dutch Shell cut its dividend for the first time since World War Two on Thursday as the energy company retrenched in the face of an unprecedented drop in oil demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.
An auction next month of oilfields in Brazil may be the priciest ever held, raising at least US$ 50 billion in licensing fees and compensation. Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell Plc and other energy giants are set to vie for deep-sea deposits that could hold 15 billion barrels of oil, almost twice as much as Norway’s reserves.
Brazil expects to pocket some US$ 1.45 billion from the sixth round of oil and gas block licensing for the pre-salt zone offshore. Reuters reports, citing the special secretary to the Economy Ministry, Waldery Rodriguez, that the total minimum sum of signing bonuses for all the blocks that will be tendered on November 7th is US$ 1.9 billion.