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(Bloomberg) -- China announced the creation of its long-planned national oil and gas pipeline company, officially kicking off one of its biggest energy revamps aimed at helping supply keep pace with swelling demand.The move marks a “key step” in China’s efforts to deepen reforms of its oil and gas sector, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday.The government will merge the networks operated by its three state-owned giants under a single company, an important step toward removing barriers that have hampered domestic production, and which dovetails with efforts to use more gas instead of coal. The government will also encourage local oil and gas pipeline firms to integrate with the national company in “market-orientated ways,” Vice Premier Han Zheng said, according to a statement.Click here for a QuickTake Q&A explaining China’s national pipeline planA main development to watch is the valuation of assets, said Neil Beveridge, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. It may take six to nine months for that detail to emerge, based on a similar reform of telecom carriers in 2015 that created China Tower Corp., Beveridge said.The pipeline company’s creation has been considered since at least 2014 and is part of President Xi Jinping’s drive to streamline industrial capacity among state-owned enterprises. The government is seeking to spur wider natural gas distribution and upstream exploration by shifting ownership from competing producers into a single operator, which can make decisions based on overall national energy needs.The reform is also designed to help smaller private or foreign firms, which have found access to infrastructure blocked or prohibitively expensive. With the assets stripped from the hands of the big three state firms, other companies can gain access and move supply to where it’s needed.Sector OverhaulThe plan follows other Chinese reforms aimed at a more level playing field for private and state-owned enterprises. As well, the nation has been accelerating the overhaul of its energy sector in recent years, including changes to its gas pricing policy and merging power giants.Media representatives of the new pipeline operator didn’t respond to an email seeking comment. The State-owned Assets Supervision & Administration Commission, which oversees centrally owned enterprises, didn’t respond to a faxed request for comment. Nobody answered calls to the media departments of the three companies involved -- China National Petroleum Corp., Sinopec Group and China National Offshore Oil Corp.Policy makers have also embarked on a campaign targeting pollution, replacing coal with gas for industrial and residential uses. That’s boosted demand for the cleaner-burning fuel faster than pipelines can support it, giving China added urgency to push forward the latest reform.Shareholding StructureThe change will mainly affect PetroChina Co., the listed unit of CNPC, which controls about 70% of the nation’s networks. Its shares in Hong Kong sank to their lowest since 2004 last week amid concern the company’s earnings and cash flow would be diluted as it loses one of its most prized assets. The stock rose as much as 2.8% Monday following a gain in oil prices last week.CNPC may take a 30% stake in the pipeline company, while Sinopec holds 20% and CNOOC 10%, Economic Information Daily and 21st Century Business Herald reported. SASAC will own the remaining 40%, they said, citing unidentified sources.Zhang Wei, general manager of CNPC, will likely be appointed as chairman of the pipeline company, according to local media.(Updates with government plan to integrate local pipeline firms in third paragraph.)\--With assistance from Ramsey Al-Rikabi, Jing Yang, Aaron Clark and Dan Murtaugh.To contact the reporters on this story: Alfred Cang in Singapore at firstname.lastname@example.org;Jasmine Ng in Singapore at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Ramsey Al-Rikabi at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jason RogersFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
ExxonMobil (XOM) has made 14 discoveries at the Stabroek block, wherein recoverable reserves are estimated to be more than 6 billion barrels of oil equivalent.
Equinor (EQNR)-run Johan Sverdrup oil field's phase one production projection of 440,000 barrels of oil per day for summer 2020 is constant.
Rating Action: Moody's upgrades COSL's ratings to A3; outlook stable. Global Credit Research- 26 Nov 2019. Hong Kong, November 26, 2019-- Moody's Investors Service has upgraded China Oilfield Services ...
CNOOC Limited Announces Caofeidian 11-1/11-6 Oilfield Comprehensive Adjustment Project Commences Production
HONG KONG, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CNOOC Limited (the "Company", SEHK: 00883, NYSE: CEO, TSX: CNU) today announced Mr. Xu Keqiang, an existing Executive Director and President of the Company, has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company with effect from 19 November 2019. The Board would like to take this opportunity to offer Mr. Xu its sincere congratulations on his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Born in 1971, Mr. Xu is a professor-level senior engineer.
HONG KONG, Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CNOOC Limited (the "Company", SEHK: 00883, NYSE: CEO, TSX: CNU) today announced Mr. Wang Dongjin, an existing Non-executive Director of the Company, has been appointed as Chairman and Chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Company with effect from 18 November 2019. The Board would like to take this opportunity to offer Mr. Wang its sincere congratulations on his appointment as the Chairman of the Company.
Higher oil and gas production and drop in lifting costs helped PetroChina's (PTR) exploration and production unit profit surge 32.9% during the nine months ended Sep 30, 2019.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has assigned a rating of B2 to the proposed backed senior unsecured notes for up to $120 million due 2023 to be issued by Pan American Energy, S.L., Argentine Branch ("PAE Argentine Branch"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pan American Energy, S.L. ("PAE", B2 RUR-). The notes are guaranteed by PAE and rank pari passu with PAE Argentine Branch´s and PAE's other present and future unsecured and unsubordinated debt obligations.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc made a big investment in offshore energy this week — wind energy, that is. The very next day, Brazil announced the results of a more traditional energy auction in the waters off its coast. They were not good.The country’s biggest-ever sale of oil deposits flopped on Wednesday morning. Only two out of four blocks were sold, and only one of those involved foreign bidders, with China’s CNOOC Ltd. and China National Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Co. taking all of 10% of the Buzios field. Petroleo Brasileiro SA took the other 90% and all of the Itapu block. Western oil majors, such as Shell or Exxon Mobil Corp., were nowhere to be seen.Offshore oil investment was all the rage among Big Oil during the supercycle, with capital expenditure almost quadrupling in the decade up to 2014. That is the problem. The majors poured money into large, multi-year projects prone to delays and, because of their often bespoke engineering, spiraling budgets. The result: tumbling return on capital and an inability to dial back investment quickly when the oil crash hit in 2014. Roughly 3,000 new offshore projects sanctioned between 2010 and 2014 have either barely generated any value for oil companies or are expected to generate none at all, according to a recent study published by Rystad Energy, a consultancy:More recent investments score better, mostly because the boom tailed off, with offshore capex falling by more than half between 2014 and 2018. That took the heat out of industry inflation; and, because of the bonfire of returns in the prior decade, oil majors got smarter about such things as standardizing offshore equipment design to cut costs and shorten schedules. The pace of new projects has picked up again after the slump. Exxon, for example, has effectively opened up an entire new offshore zone with its Guyanese fields.Still, one look at the stock prices of oilfield services firms, especially offshore-focused types such as Transocean Ltd. and Noble Corp. Plc, tells you this investment wave is nothing like the tsunami of yesteryear. Bad memories combined with unease about both near- and long-term oil demand make bold bets on big, multi-year offshore projects a tough sell with investors more interested in payouts. Even Exxon’s success in Guyana gets overshadowed by the fact that the company’s capex bill leaves it borrowing to pay its dividend. And Exxon, like Chevron Corp. and other majors, has swung more of its spending toward shorter-cycle onshore fracking in North America.Brazil’s brush-off is an ominous sign the investment discipline demanded by energy investors is choking off one of the world’s biggest sources of oil-supply growth. In its latest World Oil Outlook published this week, OPEC cited Brazil as being second only to the U.S. in terms of medium-term growth, and number one in terms of projected long-term non-OPEC growth. Bob Brackett, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, published a report a couple of weeks ago pondering if global offshore oil supply would peak next year, perhaps for good.The implications are profound. There is a wide range of views on when global oil demand will slow or peak altogether. If it is later than sometime next decade, then the decline in offshore production that will inevitably follow a mass exodus from this part of the business could stoke another upcycle in prices. The Brazil auction suggests, however, that such possibilities play second fiddle to expectations on the part of many investors that oil has entered its twilight years.Such results are ominous for offshore services providers, of course, and for the countries involved. Brazil’s currency slumped Wednesday morning as the market digested the lack of foreign capital targeting the country’s choicest oil resources.Another country that should take note is Saudi Arabia. Like Brazil, it’s trying to tempt foreign buyers to pay up for a piece of its black gold. On the same morning, reports emerged that Saudi Arabian Oil Co. is seeking commitments from Chinese state-owned entities to invest in its IPO. Such strategic buyers do provide cash. But as Brazil could tell Aramco, turning to them also says a lot about the broader appetite for what you’re selling.To contact the author of this story: Liam Denning at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Gongloff at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Liam Denning is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering energy, mining and commodities. He previously was editor of the Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Street column and wrote for the Financial Times' Lex column. He was also an investment banker.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
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HONG KONG, Oct. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CNOOC Limited (the "Company", SEHK: 00883, NYSE: CEO, TSX: CNU) today announced its key operational statistics for the third quarter of 2019. The Company achieved a total net production of 124.8 million barrels of oil equivalent ("BOE") for the third quarter of 2019, representing an increase of 9.7% year over year ("YoY"). Production from offshore China increased 8.9% YoY to 80.2 million BOE, mainly attributable to production growth from the commencement of new projects.
Brazil's Senate passed the main text of a bill late on Tuesday defining the distribution of proceeds from a blockbuster auction of oil prospecting rights, a key milestone for the enormous offshore region known as TOR - the 'transfer-of-rights' area. The bidders who win exploration and production rights in the massive Nov. 6 auction will be obliged to pay the government a combined signing bonus of some 106.5 billion reais ($25.8 billion), making it the largest oil bidding round in history, according to Brazilian authorities. The fields are unique as Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA, better known as Petrobras, has already done significant exploration work in the area.
Oil and gas explorer FAR Ltd said on Tuesday it bought an additional 10% interest in two offshore blocks off Gambia, giving the company a 50% working interest and operatorship of the project. The Gambian government has issued new licences to the joint venture between the company's unit FAR Gambia and PC Gambia, a unit of Malaysian state-run oil and gas major Petroliam Nasional Bhd, FAR said in a statement. In August, FAR, which holds a stake in licences for oil drilling off the coast of West Africa's Guinea-Bissau, said a unit of China National Offshore Oil Corp would take a majority stake in those projects.