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EXCLUSIVE SBM plots April close with ECAs on Saquarema FPSO

SBM Offshore plans to close a $1.55 billion financing for the Cidade de Saquarema floating production, storage and offloading vessel by the end of April

Orca to use equity for Songo Songo gas expansion

Toronto-listed oil and gas independent Orca Exploration has approached the International Finance Corporation for $60 million in equity funding for an expansion to the Songo Songo gas field offshore TanzaniaOrca to use equity for Songo Songo gas expansion

EXCLUSIVE Commitments in for Los Ramones Norte syndication

Six commercial banks have submitted debt commitments for the syndication of a $1.276 billion senior credit facility for the Los Ramones Norte pipeline in Mexico, IJGlobal can exclusively reveal

Cameron LNG plans two additional trains

Sponsors of the Cameron export liquefied natural gas (LNG) project have asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for permission to add two additional trains to their planned three-train facility in Hackberry, Louisiana

Solo oil closes on Kiliwani gas-field buy-in

Solo Oil and Aminex have announced today that they have completed the sale from the latter to the former of up to a 13% stake in the Kiliwani gas field in Tanzania

Orpic pre-qualifies for Liwa Plastics EPC contracts

Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) has prequalified contractors for the four engineering, procurement and construction packages for its greenfield $3.6 billion Liwa Plastics project

LGO Energy signs with BNP on Goudron

London-listed oil & gas independent LGO Energy has closed a $25 million oil swap facility with BNP Paribas to fund development at its Goudron field in Trinidad

Arc Logistics Partners to fund Joliet terminal with corporate draw

Arc Logistics Partners plans to use a combination of an equity private placements and a draw on its corporate revolving credit to fund its share of the $216 million acquisition of the Joliet crude oil terminal and pipeline in Illinois

Blackstone Energy Partners II reaches close

Blackstone has reached close on the Blackstone Energy Partners (BEP) II fund with more than $4.5 billion in commitments

Origin, Conoco to appoint adviser for pipeline sale

Origin Energy and ConocoPhillips have shortlisted several investment banks for the possible sale of their APLNG pipeline in Australia and are due to appoint an adviser imminently

Noble Energy suspends Tamar and Leviathan investments

US-based Noble Energy, co-sponsor of the Leviathan and Tamar gas projects off the coast of Israel, has said that it is suspending investment into both developments due to “regulatory issues”

EXCLUSIVE Cheniere to finance Corpus Christi liquefaction in two phases

Cheniere has decided to finance the three-train Corpus Christi liquefaction project in Texas in two phases - as opposed to a single $11.5 billion debt package, which had been the sponsor's plan for much of 2014

Sempra to develop LNG project with Pemex

San Diego-based Sempra Energy's Infraestructura Energética Nova (IEnova) and Sempra LNG units have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) for the development of a natural gas liquefaction, storage and regasification project in Ensenada, in the Mexican state of Baja California

Sener to modernise Salamanca oil refinery in Mexico

Spanish engineering and technology group Sener has signed a contract with Samsung Ingeniería for the development of an ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) project to modernise the Salamanca oil refinery in the Mexican state of Guanajuato

Jurong Aromatics refinancing adviser appointed

The sponsors for the $2.35 billion Jurong Aromatics petrochemicals project in Singapore have appointed SMBC as financial adviser for a refinancing of the project

New head at Australia’s Wheatstone LNG

Robert Dobrik is due to take over as general manager for Chevron’s Wheatstone LNG project in Australia next month

Statoil makes FID on Johan Sverdrup

Norwegian state-owned oil and gas producer Statoil has reached a final investment decision (FID) on the Johan Sverdrup oil field on the Norwegian continental shelf

Viridian closes bond refinancing

Irish power generator and distributor Viridian has closed its €600 million senior secured bond refinancing