SHANA - Composed of two 930-km pipelines, TurkStream is able to supply over 30bcm/year of natural gas from Russia to supply Turkey's needs. After the construction of the offshore section, the onshore section on Turkey's soil remains to be constructed for this project to be completed. According to schedule, Russia's gas is planned to be exported to Turkey via this pipeline by end-2019.
NPD - Preliminary production figures for December 2018 show an average daily production of 1 849 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 26 000 barrels per day compared to November.
REUTERS - Saudi Aramco, the world’s top oil producer, is looking to acquire natural gas assets in the United States and is willing to spend “billions of dollars” there as it aims to become a global gas player, the company’s CEO said on Tuesday.
REUTERS - In December, crude runs rose 4.4 percent from the year before to 51.17 million tonnes, or 12.05 million bpd, hovering near a record of 52.78 million tonnes racked up in October.
PLATTS - US onshore E&P capital investments in 2019 are likely to be flat to slightly down from last year, with international activity outside North America picking up slowly over the next several months, Schlumberger's top executive said.
SCHLUMBERGER - Schlumberger Chairman and CEO Paal Kibsgaard commented, “Full-year 2018 revenue of $32.8 billion increased 8% year-on-year and grew for the second successive year. Performance was driven by North America where revenue of $12.0 billion increased 26% due to the results of our OneStim® business, which grew by 41%. Full-year international revenue of $20.4 billion was essentially flat compared with 2017. However, excluding Cameron, international revenue for the second half of 2018 showed year-over-year growth of 3%, marking the beginning of a positive activity trend after three consecutive years of declining revenues.
PLATTS - The companies plan to invest around $1.4 billion for the project with Sonatrach and and Total sharing 51% and 49%, respectively.
МИНЭНЕРГО РОССИИ - "Мы готовы реализовать проект продолжения "Турецкого потока" в европейские страны, европейским потребителям. Мы готовы вложить в это необходимые ресурсы, они будут исчисляться примерно в $1,4 млрд. Мы эту работу фактически готовим и даже практически ее начинаем. Но в конечном итоге все будет зависеть и от других стран, в том числе стран Евросоюза - насколько они в состоянии будут защитить свои суверенные национальные интересы в диалоге с европейскими структурами", - добавил Владимир Путин.
PLATTS - Bangladesh is planning to step up efforts to liberalize its gas and LNG sectors from 2019 in order to boost private investment and enhance energy security, a move that would likely increase domestic downstream competition and affect the competitiveness of existing oil-linked LNG supply contracts.
НОВАТЭК - В 2018 году добыча углеводородов составила 548,4 млн баррелей нефтяного эквивалента (бнэ), в том числе 68,81 млрд куб. м природного газа и 11 800 тыс. тонн жидких углеводородов (газовый конденсат и нефть). По сравнению с 2017 годом добыча углеводородов выросла на 35,1 млн бнэ или на 6,9%.
REUTERS - Germany will try to protect German and European companies from some potentially “massive collateral damage” if Washington levies further sanctions against Russia, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said.
REUTERS - Threatening to impose U.S. sanctions on companies involved in the Russian-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline is unacceptable, the head of Austria’s OMV, which has a stake in the project, told Germany’s Handelsblatt.
U.S. EIA - EIA forecasts Brent prices will average $61 per barrel (b) in 2019 and $65/b in 2020. In 2018, Brent prices averaged $71/b.
PLATTS - The NYMEX February natural gas futures contract jumped 49.2 cents in trading Monday to settle at $3.591/MMBtu with colder weather forecast for the eastern half of the US toward the end of the month.
REUTERS - China's natural gas demand will reach 308 billion cubic meters (bcm), CNPC said. That marks an 11.4-percent climb from 2018, although the pace of growth would be down from 16.6 percent recorded previously.