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PTTEP has ‘no clarity’ on clash with Chevron for access to Erawan

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.


High stakes, frontier exploration, Australia’s Bight had it all

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.


Repsol finishes FEED for giant Indonesian gas discovery

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.


Indonesia asks Chevron and Shell to complete divestments

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.


Oil Search seeks new boss after shock resignation

Oil Search managing director Keiran Wulff has suddenly resigned from the Australian-listed company following complaints about his behaviour and ill health. This leaves the Papua New Guinea-focused oil and gas producer in an uncertain position as it seeks new leadership.


East Timor could bag $600 million as driller gets set for Buffalo

East Timor could pocket just over $600 million if the Buffalo-10 exploration well, due to be drilled late October, is successful. The operator, Australia’s Carnarvon Petroleum, as well as UK partner Advance Energy, said yesterday that they have secured a jack-up drilling rig for the probe at the historic Buffalo field offshore East Timor.