UK-based upstream player Harbour Energy has restarted development well drilling at its Natuna Sea Block A offshore Indonesia after operations were suspended due to a helicopter accident last week.
Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) is managing to maintain its upstream oil and gas production obligations in Myanmar despite recent turbulence in the country that has delayed some activities.
Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) said yesterday that there is still “no clarity” around access to the Chevron-operated Erawan gas field off Thailand ahead of a transition next year. PTTEP wants access before next April’s handover to ensure a smooth transition and stem a production decline at the field, which is key to Thai energy security.
Indonesian upstream regulator SKK Migas is preparing a strategic plan covering the decommissioning of more than 100 upstream oil and gas platforms in Southeast Asia’s largest producer of hydrocarbons.
Malaysia is expected to contribute about 12% or 3.1 billion cubic feet (bcf) of global natural gas production in 2025 from key offshore planned and announced projects that are projected to start operations between 2021 and 2025, according to research from GlobalData.
Deep-water drilling activities are bouncing back in Southeast Asia following a lacklustre 2020 with overall spending expected to rise 51% this year to $504 million and almost back to 2019 levels, estimates from Rystad Energy show.
Shell has snapped up new exploration acreage in Malaysia offshore the state of Sarawak in a move that underscores the supermajor’s commitment to country’s upstream sector.
Santos, which operates the Bayu-Undan field offshore East Timor, said today that production from its Phase 3C infill drilling program has started with the first well producing a better than expected outcome.
Deepwater upstream projects are increasingly important for Southeast Asia, where new investment in production is critical to meet rising demand for oil and gas, as economies continue to expand.
TotalEnergies and its partners are targeting to start front-end engineering and design (FEED) work at the Papua liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, led by the French company, next year. Significantly, ExxonMobil could also be close to cutting a critical deal with the Papua New Guinea (PNG) government that would help expand the development.
Indonesian national oil company (NOC) Pertamina is finalising studies to replace ageing facilities at its Offshore North West Java (ONWJ) and Offshore South East Sumatra (OSES) blocks to help improve production, according to upstream regulator SKKMigas.
Earlier this month Murphy Oil joined a long list of explorers, which includes BP, Equinor, Chevron, Karoon Energy, Bight Petroleum, and their joint venture partners, that have now exited and passed over the opportunity to unlock the Great Australian Bight.
Four people are missing after a wind farm installation vessel partially capsized off the coast of China.
Repsol has finished front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for its giant Kali Berau Dalam (KBD) gas discovery on the Sakakemang Block in Indonesia. The Spanish company and partner Petronas are now moving towards preparation for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor selection, according to upstream regulator SKKMigas.
Singapore rig builder Keppel Offshore & Marine has received a request for arbitration from an unnamed counterparty relating to two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for floating production storage and offloading units (FPSOs).
Santos today announced first oil from the Van Gogh Phase 2 Infill Development, with the first of three new production wells producing at the highest initial rate from an individual well in the field’s history.
Transocean’s Deepwater Nautilus semi-submersible unit looks set to keep drilling offshore Myanmar for South Korea’s POSCO after the Swiss-based driller announced a contract extension.
Shell has officially launched the sale of its shares in oil and gas fields it does not operate offshore Malaysia, according to a document seen by Reuters.
A consortium of PGS, TGS and WesternGeco have secured funding for a 6,400 sq km multi-client 3D seismic survey starting in October in the Sarawak basin offshore Malaysia.
It might seem contradictory to invest in carbon-emitting polluters while pledging to be an eco-trailblazer, but that’s exactly what Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings, which owns shares in two of the world’s largest rig builders, is attempting to do.
Santos reported solid number for the second quarter 2021 and remains in line to hit full year targets. Shareholders will now be watching whether Santos will up its offer for Oil Search, which if successful would make the merged group Australia’s biggest oil and gas producer.
Following Santos' proposed takeover offer for Oil Search, which has major stakes in Papua New Guinea’s emerging LNG sector, a bidding war could emerge. Likely acquirers include ExxonMobil and TotalEnergies, both of which have big shares in the PNG projects.
Indonesian upstream regulator SKK Migas has asked Shell to complete the divestment process for its Masela Block, which holds the giant Abadi gas field, by the end of this year, reported local media. Chevron is also being pushed to finalise the sale of its Indonesian Deepwater Development (IDD) to Italy’s Eni.
Chevron is receiving heavy flak and potential fines for failing to meet emissions reduction targets at its troubled carbon capture and storage (CCS) scheme that forms a crucial element of the Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Australia. Its partners include Shell and ExxonMobil.
Workers onboard Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility offshore Western Australia are complaining about occupational health and safety (OHS) breaches after being forced to work on only two to three hours of sleep.