The development of the Santos-led (ASX:STO) Barossa gas project offshore Australia that will backfill the Darwin liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant could be delayed by up to two years after a Federal Court ordered the operator to stop drilling at the US$3.6 billion project on 21 September.
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Malaysia and Indonesia were the first countries in Southeast Asia to announce that carbon capture and storage (CCS) would play a role in decarbonising their industrial sectors. BP (LON:BP) in Indonesia, and Petronas in Malaysia, announced landmark projects in the oil and gas industry. However, while Indonesia has started having the right conversations around CCS, neighbouring Malaysia, and possibly even Thailand, appear to be making more progress within the region.
Indonesia has an ambitious target to almost double natural gas production from 6.5 billion cubic feet per day (cf/d) to 12 billion cf/d by 2030. Hitting that goal means giant undeveloped gas projects, such as Inpex’s Masela and Chevron’s IDD, must proceed rapidly.
As demand surges Indonesia needs radical action and $200bn investment to revive upstream oil and gas
Unlike most governments in the economically developed Western world, Indonesia’s leaders are crying out for more upstream oil and gas investment. However, even as demand is projected to rise up to four times by 2050, Southeast Asia’s biggest economy is struggling to convince energy investors to come.
UK-based Harbour Energy (LON:HBR) is aiming to develop more fields in its Natuna Sea A Block, that is a major gas supplier to Singapore. Harbour is seeing demand surge from the city state for piped supplies from its Indonesia block as global liquefied natural gas (LNG) spot prices remain elevated.
UK-based Harbour Energy (LON:HBR) is close to finalising a supply deal with Vietnam for natural gas from its proposed Tuna gas development in the Natuna Sea offshore Indonesia.