• 2019 November 11 15:02

    LUKOIL reports preliminary operating data for Q3 and 9M of 2019

    For the nine months of 2019 LUKOIL Group's average hydrocarbon production excluding the West Qurna-2 project amounted to 2,337 thousand boe per day, which is 1.6% higher year-on-year. The increase was mainly driven by the development of gas projects in Uzbekistan, as well as oil production growth in Russia due to change in the terms of the external limitations of Russian companies' production volumes, LUKOIL says in a press release.

    Oil production excluding the West Qurna-2 project for the nine months of 2019 totaled 64.2 million tonnes, which is 0.7% higher year-on-year. In the third quarter of 2019 oil production grew by 0.2% quarter-on-quarter in average daily terms.

    Active development of the priority projects was on track. For the nine months of 2019 oil production at the V. Filanovsky field increased by 7% year-on-year. In October 2019, production started at the third production platform of the field.

    For the nine months of 2019 oil production at the Yu. Korchagin field ramped up by 22% year-on-year due to drilling program within the field's second development stage.

    The development of the Yaregskoye field and Permian reservoir of the Usinskoye field, including the launch of new steam-generating facilities, led to increase of high viscosity oil production for the nine months of 2019 by 18% year-on-year, to 3.7 million tonnes.

    The development of growth projects in West Siberia also continued. The aggregate oil and gas condensate production at the V. Vinogradov, Imilorskoye and Pyakyakhinskoye fields for the nine months of 2019 increased by 17% year-on-year.

    The share of the abovementioned projects in the LUKOIL Group's oil production excluding the West Qurna-2 project amounted to 18% for the nine months of 2019 compared to 16% for the nine months of 2018.

    For the nine months of 2019, LUKOIL Group's gas production was 25.6 billion cubic meters, which is 4.0% higher year-on-year. The main driver of gas production growth was the development of projects in Uzbekistan.

    As a result of the launch of the second stage of the Kandym gas processing plant in April 2018, production in Uzbekistan for the nine months of 2019 increased to 10.3 billion cubic meters (LUKOIL's share) which is 9% higher year-on-year.

    For the nine months of 2019, refinery throughput at LUKOIL Group's refineries was 51.7 million tonnes, which is 2.8% higher year-on-year. In the third quarter of 2019 refinery throughput was 7.3% higher quarter-on-quarter in average daily terms.

    Refinery throughput in Russia for the nine months of 2019 increased to 33.3 million tonnes, which is 3.3% higher year-on-year. The increase was mainly due to higher utilization rate of the Nizhny Novgorod refinery. A 6.8% quarter-on-quarter increase in refinery throughput in the third quarter of 2019 was due to scheduled maintenance works at the Perm refinery in the second quarter of 2019.

    Refinery throughput in Europe for the nine months of 2019 increased to 18.4 million tonnes, which is 2.0% higher year-on-year. The growth was driven by the maintenance works at the refinery in Bulgaria in the first quarter of 2018. A 8.1% quarter-on-quarter increase in refinery throughput in the third quarter of 2019 was driven by scheduled maintenance works at the refinery in the Netherlands in the second quarter of 2019, as well as by higher utilization rate of the refinery in Italy.




2019 December 10

18:10 UN Climate Conference – ICS embraces 4th Propulsion Revolution
17:56 Cargo turnover within Volga-Don Basin of Russia’s IWW in navigation season of 2019 fell by 9.7% to 14.452 million tonnes
17:34 APG and TRIG acquire 100% interest in Merkur Offshore Wind Farm
17:19 Northern Fleet cruiser Marshal Ustinov moves to Northern hemisphere
16:03 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia to North Europe
15:52 Baltic States aim to implement Rail Baltica project in rapid and coordinated way
15:34 Damen signs contract with EMS Offshore to supply new Shoalbuster 2711
15:03 COSCO SHIPPING signs strategic cooperation agreement with State Power Investment Corporation
14:31 London P&I Club announces senior management appointments in Hong Kong office
14:31 GTT notified by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding for the tank design of an LNG bunker vessel for MOL
13:56 Gazprom Neft expands lubricants production abroad
13:30 Bunker prices are almost flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:03 DFDS has acquired 100% of the Dutch logistics company Huisman Group
12:45 Throughput of Russian seaports in 11M’19 grew by 2.7% to 766.83 million tonnes
12:24 Research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky of RF Navy's Baltic Fleet reaches the Atlantic Ocean
12:03 APM Terminals Gothenburg takes another major step in their jour-ney towards climate neutrality
11:30 Ships powered by electricity can prove to be more economically efficient than ships running on LNG – Aleksey Rakhmanov
11:26 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 10
11:02 New low-sulphur bunker oil popular in the port of Rotterdam
10:25 Pella Sietas secures construction of icebreaker of ice class "Icebreaker7" and largest single order in company history
10:21 Igor Belousov, rescue vessel of RF Navy's Pacific Fleet, concluded its visit to Vietnam
09:59 Baltiysky Zavod concerned about possible delay in construction of Ural icebreaker amid slow delivery of turbines
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.17% to $64.14, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.22% to $58.90
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,551 points
09:08 CSSC and DNV GL sign new strategic cooperation agreement
08:07 Alewijnse delivers complete portfolio on AMELS 60
07:54 Tramarsa purchases Damen Cutter Suction Dredger for 30-year strategy of expansion

2019 December 9

18:24 Lead chemical carrier of Project 00216М, PortNews, to be delivered as scheduled – USC President
18:06 Vard Marine supports New York’s Gowanus repowering project through design package for two power barges
17:53 Navigation season of 2019 closed in Volga Basin of Russia’s IWW
17:36 Oldendorff Carriers announces its membership in the Getting to Zero Coalition
17:19 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 7,795 in RF spot market
17:06 Bahri joins Maritime Anti-Corruption Network to promote collective anti-bribery efforts in maritime sector
16:48 Delo Group and ROSATOM defined procedure for acquisition of 30-pct stake of MC “Delo”
16:30 Puerto Aguadulce services largest vessel to dock in Colombia
16:14 GT Morstroy expands its fleet with jack-up platform of Project RCP 250, Varzina
16:01 His Majesty the King to open Johan Sverdrup
15:57 Risk Intelligence signs agreement for the Risk Intelligence System with Hafnia
15:50 Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 6.67 million tonnes of cargo in 11M'2019, down 3.2% Y-o-Y
15:27 Lead hydrographic survey vessel of Project 23370G completed state trials
15:03 Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore revokes Inter-Pacific Petroleum bunker supplier licence
14:35 MSC becomes first major shipping line to use 30% biofuel blends
14:32 Teachers of Marine College upgraded their skills at Marine Recruiting Agency
14:03 ABS grants AIP to Deltamarin and GTT for dual-fuel Newcastlemax design
13:11 Martin Ackermann steps down as CEO of BW LPG
12:28 Oboronlogistics provides stability of the ferry line Ust-Luga — Baltiysk
12:04 Rotterdam to host 4th European Environmental Ports Conference on 24-25 June 2020
11:40 BIMCO to publish new shortened law and arbitration clause
11:16 BIMCO submits biofouling survey results to IMO
11:09 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 09
10:53 Industry roundtable meeting feeling more positive on IMO 2020
10:31 New and largest DFDS ro-ro ship 'Hollandia Seaways' sails between Gothenburg and Ghent in North Sea Port
10:09 REMPEC hosts a three-day training in Tekirdağ, Turkey
09:29 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.39% to $62.14, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.52% to $58.89
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,558 points

2019 December 8

16:47 ABS and CINS facilitate development of risk-based approach to minimize risk of container fires
15:32 Sea Machines & HamiltonJet collaborate to merge capabilities of autonomous control and jet propulsion systems
14:46 GWS installing turbines at Northwester 2 Offshore Wind Farm
13:22 Norsepower collaborates with SWS for cost and energy efficient VLCC designs
12:14 Grieg Star adds 64000dwt bulk cargo carrier to its fleet