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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hibiscus Petroleum has moved a step closer to completing its acquisition of Repsol’s upstream assets in Malaysia and Vietnam after the Spanish company’s project partners waived their pre-emption rights.
Santos is seeking buyers for a share in its $2 billion Dorado oil project offshore Western Australia and energy consultancy Rystad Energy expects BHP will be looking closely at the asset.
Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) said it will need between one and two years to hit its contractual production target at the Erawan field offshore Thailand once it takes over from current operator Chevron.
Jadestone Energy is pressing ahead with its Akatara onshore gas field development in Indonesia after receiving government approval.
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.
Shell has failed to generate any significant interest in the sales process for its share of the giant Abadi LNG project one year after the Indonesian government announced the Anglo-Dutch supermajor’s intention to divest.
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.
Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) is having difficulty accessing the Chevron-operated Erawan gas field to install production facilities as planned, ahead of a transition next year. PTTEP is now reportedly “losing hope” of gaining access before next April’s handover due to an unresolved legal battle with Chevron.
Repsol and partner Petronas plan to take a final investment decision (FID) on the giant Kali Berau Dalam (KBD) gas discovery on the Sakakemang Block in Indonesia next year with full production targeted by 2027.