Petronas MPM reckons there is at least 6 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) waiting to be discovered in Malaysia’s deep waters.
Analysts at IHS Market report that Repsol’s highly anticipated Rencong-1X wildcat in the frontier deep waters of Indonesia’s North Sumatra basin is targeting prospective gas resources of 4 trillion cubic feet (cf).
Malaysian national oil company (NOC) Petronas has hit oil at its North Madura II production-sharing contract (PSC) offshore East Java, Indonesia.
Indonesian national oil company (NOC) Pertamina has so far failed to agree a commercial deal with Chevron for a key chemical formula that is critical for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) efforts at the legacy Rokan Block.
Thai national oil company PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) has hit sweet gas with its first exploration well, the shallow-water Dokong-1, in Block SK417, off the Malaysian state of Sarawak.
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.
UK-based engineering giant TechnipFMC has won a deal worth between $250 million and $500 million for a key contact at the Petronas-operated Limbayong deep-water development offshore Malaysia.
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.
Malaysia will offer 13 offshore exploration blocks, including discovered fields and deep-water opportunities, as part of its Malaysia Bid Round (MBR) 2021 due to launch on 26 February.
Malaysia has awarded shallow-water exploration Block SB405 to U.S. major ConocoPhillips off the coast of Sabah.
Transparency campaigners in Myanmar have appealed to foreign upstream producers to stop paying revenue to the military-led government which seized power in coup on 1 February.
News that Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) and Petronas have started first deep-water gas production from Block H bodes well for Malaysia’s vision to attract further investment in its deeper waters.
Indonesian national oil company (NOC) Pertamina is seeking to farm-down stakes in some of its key domestic assets taken over from international oil companies (IOCs) exiting Indonesia.
Malaysian national oil company (NOC) Petronas and robotics company ANYbotics are co-developing a four-legged dog-like robot for autonomous robotic inspection at offshore oil and gas platforms.
India’s state-backed Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is set to boost deep-water gas production from the Krishna Godavari (KG) basin to between 2.5 million and 3 million cubic meters per day (cm/d) by May this year.
Repsol and Petronas are on track to drill the much-anticipated Rencong-1X wildcat in the frontier deep waters of Indonesia’s North Sumatra basin.
Malaysia’s Petronas has successfully started producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its second floating LNG (FLNG) vessel at the PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) operated Rotan gas field off Sabah.
The Indonesian government forecasts that 616 new development wells will be drilled across the archipelago this year following a strong rebound in global crude prices.
SKK Migas, Indonesia’s upstream regulator, expects Eni to takeover Chevron’s giant Indonesia Deepwater Development (IDD) during the first quarter 2021. If the move comes to pass, expect other potential buyers, that could include Pertamina, Sinopec, Neptune Energy and Saka Energi, to be in the new IDD mix.
Petronas MPM hopes to lure investors to Malaysia’s shallow-water and late-life assets after revealing new fiscal terms as part of an ongoing effort to revive its domestic upstream sector. The move could help Malaysia steal a march on neighboring countries.
PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) and Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (Kufpec) have made a major gas find while drilling offshore Malaysia.
New upstream oil and gas projects worth about $15 billion will be sanctioned in Australasia this year, according to Rystad Energy’s forecast, marking a huge boost compared to the $1.2 billion committed to new projects in 2020.
The Indian government is trying to persuade ExxonMobil to take stakes in offshore acreage controlled by state-backed Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).
Japanese companies are increasingly focused on upstream portfolio rationalisation, with divestment of non-operated stakes in smaller oil, as well as other non-core assets, expected to accelerate, research from Wood Mackenzie shows.
CNOOC, China’s third-biggest oil company, aims to raise its capital spending this year to between 90 billion and 100 billion yuan ($15 billion), the highest level since 2014, bucking the industry trend.