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11 January 2019

NEWS BRIEFING: Italy upstream, KKR JV, Ophir offer, Peru + more

  • Italy announces plans to block oil and gas exploration activity
  • KKR and SemGroup launch Alberta-focussed midstream player
  • BP Energy Partners acquires controlling stake in Vancouver-based Cyropeak LNG Solutions
  • Medco pitches USD 435 million offer for Ophir  
  • DNO increases Faroe shareholding
  • Peru discusses potential gas and LPG imports with Bolivia
  • Saudi Arabia increases oil and gas resources following independent audit
  • Venezuela’s Congress claims recent oil deals with US and French firms are illegal
  • Nicolas Maduro sworn in for second term as Venezuela’s president
  • Gas imports from Russia to Poland fall as PGNiG increases LNG purchases
  • Pakistan’s prime minister dismisses chiefs of state-owned energy firms after blaming them for gas crisis
  • US’ largest shale gas player reportedly sacks more than 100 workers in bid to cut costs
  • Gazprom commissions Kaliningrad FSRU
  • Penspen awarded FEED contract for phase one of gas pipeline running between Nigeria and Morocco
  • Roberto Castello Branco takes to post of CEO of Petrobras
  • Petrobras notifies Brazil’s regulatory authorities after detecting hydrocarbons at Peroba pre-salt prospect

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