Shell signs new offshore upstream deals with CNOOC and CNPC; China and Gabon

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Shell has signed two offshore oil and gas Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) with CNOOC, and a PSC amendment with CNPC for a new development phase for the Changbei gas field in China. Shell has also entered an agreement with CNOOC for its participation in two Shell exploration blocks offshore Gabon, West Africa. The two offshore oil and gas PSCs with CNOOC are for blocks 62/02 and 62/17 in the Yinggehai Basin.

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Sasol embarking on feasibility study on a US gas-to-liquids facility in Louisiana

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South African energy and chemicals group Sasol today announced that it has chosen the southwestern region of the State of Louisiana as the site for a planned gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility. The project is slated to be the first plant in the US to produce Fischer-Tropsch GTL transportation fuels and other products from natural gas, according to Sasol. billion barrels of liquid fuels and chemicals from coal and natural gas. Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Natural Gas

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GE study finds 5% of worlds natural gas production wasted per year by flaring

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Gas-flaring countries and trends. A newly released GE study — Flare Gas Reduction: Recent Global Trends and Policy Considerations —estimates that 5% of the world’s natural gas production is wasted by burning or “flaring” unused gas each year, despite some progress on the flaring issue. Gas flaring emits 400 million metric tons of CO 2 annually, the same as 77 million automobiles, without producing useful heat or electricity. Natural Gas

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Eni reports important new discovery offshore Congo

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The exploration well, Nene Marine 3, was drilled in a water depth of 28 meters (92 feet) and encountered a significant wet gas and light oil accumulation in the pre-salt clastic sequence, outlining a significant extension to the west of the reservoir and its hydraulic continuity. billion barrels of oil and 30 billion cubic meters of gas in place. Eni reports making an important new exploration discovery in the Marine XII Block located approximately 17 kilometers (10.6

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