Damon Evans

Asia

Global interest expected in Santos Dorado sale

Santos is seeking buyers for a 20-30% stake in its large Dorado oil project and Bedout exploration portfolio offshore western Australia estimated to be worth up to $200 million. Significantly, there is expected to be global interest in the sales process, which could be particularly appealing for Asian national oil companies (NOCs).

Asia

Japan sees more carbon neutral LNG changing hands

Japan’s Toho gas is the latest Japanese company to receive a liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo that has had its emissions offset by carbon dioxide (CO2) credits. Significantly, the Nagoya-based gas company has pledged to buy more carbon neutral LNG after receiving its first shipment on 8 April.

Asia

Malaysia-Brunei unitisation pact bodes well for Shell

Malaysia and Brunei have finally formalised a previously stalled unitisation agreement for the Gumusut-Kakap and Geronggong-Jagus East fields that straddle the international maritime boundary between the two countries. The about turn bodes well for Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell, which has stitched up most of the acreage in Brunei’s offshore.

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Total must maintain Myanmar output to protect workers, CEO Says

French oil major Total must continue to produce gas in Myanmar and pay taxes to the military junta to protect staff from forced labor and maintain electricity supplies, Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanne said in an op-ed in Le Journal du Dimanche newspaper.

Asia

Twist of irony as East Timor eyes LNG imports

East Timor is considering building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and converting oil-fired power plants to gas in an effort to slash energy supply costs and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The move seems slightly ironic given the country advocated developing an LNG export complex for much of the past decade.