Fire took place at the SPD9 platform, in the South Pars gas field, on June 12. About 14 people were working at the platform the moment of the fire, and after the explosion they were transported to Asaluyeh, Southern Province of Bushehr, by helicopter. No casualties were reported, while the fire has now been contained.
Reliance Industries Limited and BP announced the sanction of the MJ project in Block KG D6, offshore the east coast of India. MJ is the third of three new projects in the Block KG D6 and its approval comes after sanctions for the development of ‘R-Series’ deep-water gas field in June 2017 and for the Satellites cluster in April 2018.
BP published its 68th annual Statistical Review of World Energy, reporting that global primary energy consumption grew fast in 2018, driven by natural gas and renewables. However, carbon emissions grew at their highest rate for seven years.
As IEA informs in its Gas 2019 report, global demand for natural gas will continue its growth over the next five years, due to strong consumption in fast-growing Asian economies and driven by the continued development of the international gas trade. Namely, demand for natural gas increased 4.6% in 2018, which is its fastest annual pace since 2010.
As EIA informs, US production of hydrocarbon gas liquids reached 5 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2018, which is an increase of over 0.5 million b/d (13%) compared to 2017 levels. HGLs accounted for more than a quarter of total US petroleum products output in 2018.
According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, preliminary production figures for April 2019 show an average daily production of 1,729,000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 24,000 barrels per day in comparison to March. Overall gas sales were 10.2 billion Sm3 (GSm3), which is a reduction of 0.6 GSm3 from the month before.
The Russian Federal Agency for Mineral Resources approved the expert opinions of the State Reserves Commission regarding the discovery by Gazprom of new hydrocarbon fields on the shelf of the Yamal Peninsula, namely the Dinkov and Nyarmeyskoye fields. Gazprom secured the subsurface use licenses for the Rusanovsky and Nyarmeysky licensed blocks in 2013.
The American Petroleum Institute published its latest Monthly Statistical Report showing that US crude oil production sustained a record-tying 12.1 million barrels per day (mb/d) in April. Moreover, total petroleum demand was the highest for the month since 2007 at 20.2 million barrels per day.
According to the International Gas Union’s Wholesale Gas Price Survey, dramatic changes have taken place in the natural gas wholesale price formation during a period of major developments in the global gas market. The share of spot LNG imports reached just over 30% of total LNG imports in 2018, amounting to about 126 BCM, which is an increase of 65 BCM since 2016, or 10.5%.
Dräger Marine & Offshore will provide equipment that detects dangerous gases to 23 platforms across the North Sea, as part of three new contracts, that are worth over $1.3 million (£1,000,000). The deals regard the provision of portable gas detection equipment to three operators over five years, including over 1,700 personal gas monitors to warn personnel of possible dangers.
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