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23 August 2019

Corporate week in brief

Report summary

The Corporate Week in Brief report highlights the need-to-know events from the corporate global energy sector. It is a rolling document, continuously updated with our own analysis and opinion on events impacting the sector. Coverage includes upstream, downstream and new energies. Sources for the news stories include company press releases, industry events, press coverage, and our own research presentations and reports. Please bookmark this document as it will be republished continuously.

Table of contents

  • Insights
    • Shell enters Australia’s power sector
    • Premier seeks buyer for Zama
    • Pemex gets to keep Round Zero acreage
    • Santos’ Q2 results beat consensus
    • ONGC unveils 2040 Strategy
    • Equinor brings UK's Mariner onstream
    • Woodside needs to pick up pace on pre-FID projects
    • ExxonMobil reportedly seeking UK upstream buyer
    • Jethro delivers the goods for Tullow
    • Saudi Aramco buys 20% stake in Reliance
    • Tight Oil performance disappoints and investor confidence wanes
    • Murphy strengthens balance sheet and presses ahead in the GoM
    • Petrobras slashes yearly capex and production target
    • Shareholder returns and capital discipline remain key themes for Diversified Independents in Q2
    • Mixed fortunes for Supermajors in Q2
    • Guyana reserves upgraded by 500 mmboe
    • Ecopetrol in Midland Permian tie-up with Oxy
    • Petrobras trims stake in BR Distribuidora for US$2.5 billion
    • Qatar Petroleum continues international exploration expansion
    • Lower commodity prices dim Euro Majors’ Q2 results
    • Lower commodity prices dim Euro Majors' Q2 results
    • Petrobras divests upstream assets for US$1.5 billion
    • ConocoPhillips to partner with Wintershall Dea in Vaca Muerta
    • Eni hits big gas in Vietnam
    • Tullow delays FID in Kenya
    • BP’s Tangguh Expansion project delayed by a year
    • ConocoPhillips extends Corridor PSC
    • US Independents' set to kick off Q2 earnings
    • The Majors set to deliver solid financial performance in Q2
    • Equinor increases exposure to offshore wind
    • Pemex to get financial support but still faces big challenges
    • PNG Expansion FEED work slips
    • Aker BP’s Liatårnet discovery adds another piece to the NOAKA puzzle
    • INPEX makes progress at Abadi LNG
    • CP Chem and Qatar Petroleum unveil US Gulf Coast II Petrochemical Project
    • Total ramps up investment in carbon sinks
    • Total divests UK assets to Petrogas
    • Team Rice Wrestles Control of EQT Board
    • Equinor sells stake in Lundin Petroleum
    • FTSE re-labels oil and gas sector as 'non-renewables'
    • First oil in Mexico for Eni
    • ExxonMobil strikes carbon capture JV
    • Petrobras to fully exit natural gas distribution
    • PTTEP strikes big in Malaysia
    • Zama continues to deliver the goods
    • Tullow considers Uganda exit
    • CP Chem expands petrochemical's portfolio in Qatar
    • LGIM drops ExxonMobil from its ESG-focused funds
    • CP Chem to expand in North America?
    • PTTEP continues its acquisition spree
    • Mexico cancels Pemex farm-outs
    • Petrobras closes TAG sale for US$8.7 billion
    • Petrobras greenlights Mero-2 FPSO
    • Shell sells Martinez refinery for US$1 billion
    • ExxonMobil sanctions its first Argentina shale development
    • Shell delivers first LNG cargo from Prelude
    • Shell, Repsol, Gazprom and OMV ink deals at St. Petersburg
    • LUKOIL enters the Congo
    • ExxonMobil unveils Angolan deepwater redevelopment
    • Shell lays out strategy to 2025
    • Apache busy securing takeaway
    • Continental initiates dividend and buyback program
    • Eni strikes again in Angola
    • Total increases its US LNG exposure
    • Devon exits Canada in a US$2.8 billion deal with Canadian Natural Resources
    • Deepwater and tight oil - more similar than you think
    • Chevron to exit the UK?
    • Shell brings Appomattox onstream
    • Pemex unveils production targets and secures tax relief
    • Petrobras exercises preferential bidding rights for pre-salt fields
    • Gazprom makes two major discoveries in the Russian Arctic
    • Hong Kong takeaways
    • Saudi Aramco goes large on US LNG takeaway
    • BP under pressure on carbon
    • Pemex secures US$8 billion loan, but underlying problems aren't going away
    • Santos enters P’nyang, brings PNG expansion closer
    • Inpex posts encouraging FY results, but next steps remain unclear
    • Eni's Africa exploration outperformance continues
    • Equinor pre-empts Delek at Caesar Tonga
    • Petrobras Q1 results disappoint, but outlook remains strong
    • Chevron withdraws from Anadarko race
    • Independents Q1 results round-up: consolidation talk grabs the headlines
    • Kosmos declares its first quarterly dividend
    • Occidental agrees US$8.8 billion deal to sell Anadarko's African assets to Total
    • Majors Q1 results: big picture strategy on track
    • Shell to exit Abadi?
    • Liza Phase II gets the green light
    • Petrobras to sell half of its refining business
    • Repsol and LLOG firm-up partnership in US Gulf of Mexico
    • Upstream helps cushion Q1 earnings weakness for China's NOCs
    • PETRONAS goes after pre-salt Brazil
    • Chinese NOCs buy into Arctic LNG-2
    • Equinor deepens its climate commitments
    • Tullow provides AGM Trading update
    • Occidental announces competing bid for Anadarko
    • Shell makes another find in US Gulf of Mexico
    • Murphy Oil acquires deepwater GoM assets from LLOG Bluewater
    • Aramco buys Shell's stake in SASREF
    • ConocoPhillips sells North Sea assets to Chrysaor
    • YPF diversifies into offshore
    • ExxonMobil makes 13 th discovery offshore Guyana
    • Woodside provides Q1 operational update
    • Exploration success a Q1 standout for Santos and Oil Search
    • Aramco buys stake in Hyundai Oilbank
    • Chevron to acquire Anadarko for US$50 billion
    • PETRONAS makes first move into renewables
    • Shell sells non-op interest in US Gulf of Mexico
    • Saudi Aramco bond offering 10x oversubscribed
    • Shell enters China shale oil while BP calls time on shale gas prospects
    • Shell exits Baltic LNG
    • Papua LNG partners sign project gas agreement
    • Total expands interests in Oman
    • Wood Mackenzie upstream guidance tracker updated
    • ExxonMobil linked to Nigeria sale
    • Saudi Aramco reveals finances
    • Ocean LNG sign Golden Pass LNG SPA
    • Repsol invests in Spanish battery start-up
    • Noble farms-in to Colombia offshore exploration acreage
    • Saudi Aramco confirms SABIC acquisition
    • China's national oil companies signal a turnaround in 2019
    • Pemex to triple drilling activity in 2019
    • Murphy Oil exits Malaysia
    • Oil-hedging activity falls with prices
    • Decarbonisation front-and-centre at Eni’s Strategy update
    • Murphy Oil hits hydrocarbons off Mexico
    • Eni announces exploration success offshore Africa
    • The Permian shines in the US Majors' 2019 Analyst Days
    • The Permian and shareholder returns dominate Chevron's Analyst Day :
    • ExxonMobil focuses on the sector's need for investment
    • Norway’s sovereign wealth fund drops E&P investments
    • YPF leverages partnerships in Vaca Muerta
    • Petrobras to run an even tighter ship
    • Canadian pipeline issues continue
    • ExxonMobil makes a big gas find offshore Cyprus
    • A look-ahead to the US Majors' Analyst Days
    • ExxonMobil announces US Gulf Coast petrochemicals investment
    • BP brings Angelin onstream
    • Kosmos Capital Markets Day
    • Pemex to fast-track 20 new oilfields in 2019
    • Tight-oil E&Ps wrap up earnings season on a high note
    • Repsol's 2020 strategic plans on track
    • Global upstream investment broadly flat
    • INPEX enters US tight oil
    • Total expands its renewable energy footprint
    • Shell acquires Limejump

Tables and charts

This report includes 20 images and tables including:

  • Tullow: Jethro-1 location
  • Saudi Aramco Downstream M&A 2019
  • Price performance - Average Focused US vs. WTI
  • ExxonMobil and Chevron Permian guidance vs. actuals
  • Adjusted net income (US$ millions)
  • ConocoPhillips' production outlook
  • Repsol production outlook
  • Quarterly prices and refining margins
  • INPEX Corp production outlook by development status
  • Majors' Vaca Muerta positions
  • Strategic fit of Chevron's upstream portfolio
  • Q1 2019 gearing
  • Year-on-year production change
  • Market premium / discount to WM base-case NPV,10
  • Corporate Service: 2018-2019 change in capex (%)
  • Eni: latest targets
  • ExxonMobil and Chevron Permian guidance vs. Q4 2018 WM forecasts
  • Wood Mackenzie production forecast for Majors

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