PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) (BKK:PTTEP) will be able to access the Chevron-operated Erawan gas field offshore Thailand ahead of a transition in 2022 after the pair signed three agreements designed to smooth the handover process following a bitter dispute.
Australia needs outside help and equipment as it starts a mega offshore decommissioning journey that is expected to cost more than A$50 billion (£27 billion). Significantly, companies with North Sea experience look set to play a pivotal role as the market evolves.
Centre of Decommissioning Australia (CODA) has appointed its inaugural supervisory committee to boost its strategic focus and expertise as it tackles the challenges and opportunities of decommissioning Australia’s ageing oil and gas infrastructure.
Korean firm Samin MTS is teaming up with Pertamina offshoot Elnusa (IDX:ELSA) to tap Indonesia’s giant offshore decommissioning wave.
BHP Group will transfer some $3.9 billion worth of oil and gas decommissioning liabilities to Woodside if the pair’s merger goes through successfully. The liability is much smaller than expected helping to ease investor concerns at Woodside.
Australia’s Santos today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with East Timor’s regulator ANPM to progress a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, estimated to cost $1.6 billion, at the ageing Bayu Undan field in the Timor Sea. But low returns and high complexity threaten the viability of the proposed scheme.
Australia’s offshore environment and safety regulator NOPSEMA has ordered BHP to clean up three offshore fields following years of “limited action” and equipment sinking to the seabed, reported BoilingCold. This will add to the decommissioning burden Woodside will inherit if it absorbs BHP’s oil and gas assets as part of a deal announced last month.
Chevron is responsible for decommissioning dozens of platforms at the giant Erawan Block, which it will hand over to Thai national oil company PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) in April 2022, when its concessionary contract expires. However, delays in official government approvals leaves key decommissioning contracts stalled for now.
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.
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.
Australia is seeking expressions of interest for the Northern Endeavour FPSO decommissioning project. Significantly, this could provide North Sea players the perfect opportunity to get a foothold in the rapidly expanding Australian decommissioning market.
Australia is on the verge of its largest-ever wave of decommissioning as offshore development wells reach the end of their producing life. This is both adding headaches for producers and creating a multi-billion dollar opportunity for plugging and abandonment (P&A) suppliers.
Chevron’s recently-appointed president Chatit Huayhongtong has pledged to ensure a smooth transfer of its Erawan gas field, now facing a legal dispute, to Thai upstream company PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP), reported the Bangkok Post.
Malaysian offshore service provider Tanjung Offshore, part of T7 Global, has received a $12.2 million contract from Petronas for the provision of plug and abandonment integrated services on the Pulai A field offshore Malaysia.
Claxton, the lead brand of UK-based Acteon's drilling and decommissioning business segment, has signed a master services agreement with Thailand-based Beacon Offshore for the severance and recovery of more than 100 subsea wells in the Gulf of Thailand.
BW Offshore has signed the FPSO Berge Helene over for demolition and recycling in India, the company said.
Global energy consultancy Xodus Group has appointed a new late life and decommissioning lead in Asia-Pacific following a significant increase in activity in the region.
More than A$50 billion ($40.5 billion) of necessary decommissioning work needs to be carried out on Australia’s offshore oil and gas infrastructure, over half of which must be started within the next ten years.
Chevron is seeking contractors for a major retirement campaign across the Gulf of Thailand as the Southeast Asian nation braces for a huge wave of decommissioning.