Édition Oil

Sinopec and Kazakhstan reach agreement on polyethylene project

Sinopec and KazMunayGaz join forces to develop a major polyethylene project in Kazakhstan. This collaboration between the two key players in the oil industry aims to strengthen their partnership and exploit their respective advantages to promote mutually beneficial cooperation.

Aker BP: Oil discovery near Yggdrasil

Aker BP is about to complete drilling of the Øst Frigg Beta/Epsilon exploration well in the Yggdrasil area of the Norwegian North Sea. This discovery increases the resource base for the Yggdrasil development, previously estimated at 650 million barrels (gross). Production is scheduled to start in 2027.

Venezuela Etats-Unis exploitation pétrolière

Venezuela: Washington extends operating permits for 4 oil companies

The United States has renewed the license of four U.S. oil companies to operate in Venezuela for six months, despite the current embargo on Venezuelan oil. This relaxation of sanctions is intended to ensure the safety of personnel and the functioning of operations.

Mero Prague accord

Prague signs agreement to end dependence on Russian oil

Czech oil company Mero has signed an agreement to increase the capacity of the TAL transalpine pipeline, allowing the Czech Republic to free itself from dependence on Russian oil as early as 2025, with $73 million in funding from Mero.

Brazil: Petrobras to appeal drilling ban near the Amazon

Petrobras will appeal the ban on drilling near the Amazon, testing the environmental priorities of the Brazilian president. Ibama’s decision to block the project is controversial, with experts pointing to shortcomings in the environmental studies. The Brazilian prosecutor’s office also recommends rejecting the drilling.

Putin defends cuts in oil production to maintain prices

Russian President Vladimir Putin defended oil production cuts, saying they were necessary to keep prices at a certain level. However, these statements run counter to the assurances of other OPEC+ members, prompting accusations of interference in the global oil market.