Damon Evans

Asia

Philippines pushing for upstream renaissance

Law makers in the Philippines are seeking to refocus the Philippine National Oil Company’s (PNOC’s) investment mandate towards exploration and production ventures. The move is part of an effort to revive the Southeast Asian nation’s ailing upstream sector and attract new investment as its energy security situation continues to deteriorate.

Oil & Gas

Oil Search eyes selldown of promising $3bn Alaska oil project

Oil Search will start a 15% selldown process for its proposed 80,000 barrels of oil per day Pikka low emissions oil project in Alaska by April. Phase 1 of Pikka is expected to cost about $3 billion and produce oil at a break-even cost of supply less than $40 per barrel Brent, inclusive of a 10% return, reckons the Australian-based company.

Asia

Woodside slammed for Myanmar stance

Human rights groups and industry executives have slammed Woodside Energy’s rationale to proceed with a major gas development and exploration campaign in Myanmar following a military coup and subsequent bloody protests.

Oil & Gas

Woodside readies giant Scarborough project despite $4bn loss

Woodside Petroleum reported a net loss of almost $4.03 billion for 2020 despite delivering a record full-year production of 100.3 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe). Still, its proposed $12 billion Scarborough liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Australia remains on track for final investment approval later this year.