Malaysia’s Petronas is the latest company tipped to be interested in acquiring a stake in the proposed Abadi liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the Masela Block offshore Indonesia that is led by Japan’s Inpex (TYO:1605)
Shell (LON:SHEL) has completed the sale of its Malampaya gas field in the Philippines to Prime Infrastructure Capital following regulatory approvals and consent from joint venture partners.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) offered Japanese companies favoured access to new gas field development opportunities and liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing projects in trade talks that focused on energy security, PNG Prime Minister James Marape said, reported Reuters.
Petronas today announced a gas discovery from its Cengkih-1 exploration well in Block SK 320 in the Central Luconia Province, about 220 kilometres off the coast of Bintulu, Sarawak, offshore Malaysia.
Chevron (NYSE:CVX) confirmed that its wholly owned subsidiary, Chevron New Ventures, has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) to assess the exploration potential across a number of basins in India, the company told Energy Voice.
Indonesia may form a consortium to buy Shell’s (LON:SHEL) 35% equity in the proposed Abadi liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the Masela Block offshore Indonesia that is led by Japan’s Inpex (TYO:1605), the country’s investment minister said Thursday.
Harbour Energy is expected to start gas production from its Andaman II Block offshore Indonesia in 2028, according to a senior Indonesian government official.
Malaysia’s national oil company Petronas is considering acquiring further upstream acreage offshore Indonesia’s Aceh province as it seeks to develop more gas projects in the Southeast Asian nation. Significantly, more incentives are expected to be offered to encourage exploration investment.
Shell and Petronas have taken the final investment decision (FID) to develop the Rosmari-Marjoram gas project in Sarawak, Malaysia.
The Philippines is open to new talks with China on oil and gas exploration, the Southeast Asian nation’s top diplomat said.
The cost to add carbon capture and storage (CCS) to the proposed Abadi liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the Masela Block offshore Indonesia that is owned by Japan’s Inpex (TYO:1605) and Shell (LON:SHEL) is expected to cost over $1 billion.
ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) and India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) have signed a heads of agreement covering deepwater exploration off the east and west coasts of India. The news bodes well for ONGC, which recently pledged to boost exploration investment by 150% to $4 billion.
Indonesian upstream regulator SKK Migas has confirmed that Repsol’s (BME:REP) Kali Berau Dalam (KBD) gas discovery, initially thought to be the country’s biggest find in 18 years, is significantly smaller than expected, putting the mega project in doubt.
The Indonesian government is directing national oil company Pertamina to buy Shell’s (LON:SHEL) 35% equity in the proposed Abadi liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the Masela Block offshore Indonesia that is led by Japan’s Inpex (TYO:1605).
Newly elected President Ferdinand Marcos Jr reiterated his support for more renewable energy, as well as nuclear power, and natural gas, in the Philippines, one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing economies. The news comes as plans to import maiden liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes into the country have stuttered due to surging global prices.
Spain’s Repsol has started drilling the much-anticipated Rencong-1X wildcat in the frontier deepwaters of Indonesia’s North Sumatra basin in the Andaman III Block.
BP (LON:BP) and Reliance are expected to start commissioning of the MJ gas development in the KG D6 deepwater Block offshore eastern India later this year. The MJ field will have an annual average production capacity of 90 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed).
Indonesia, which is seeking to significantly boost oil and gas production this decade, is today launching its first 2022 bid round. Six blocks are up for grabs, offering a range of exploitation, near-field and frontier high-impact opportunities.
Chain National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is offering 13 offshore exploration oil and gas blocks to foreign companies as part of its 2022 bidding round.
Italy’s Eni (BIT:ENI) is offering to sell its Krueng Mane Block offshore Aceh in Indonesia to London-listed Harbour Energy (LON:HBR), reported Indonesian upstream regulator SKK Migas. Significantly, the potential acquisition seems logical given that Harbour’s recent exploration success could trigger a new development area in the region.
South Korea’s Samsung Engineering has won a $680 million engineering, procurement, construction and project management contract to build an onshore gas plant for Shell’s Rosmari Marjoram development in Sarawak, Malaysia.
TotalEnergies’ (LON:TTE) is planning to explore a large undrilled shallow-water gas prospect in the Cape Vogel basin offshore Papua New Guinea (PNG) after signing a technical cooperation agreement with Australia’s Lakes Blue Energy.
UK-listed Harbour Energy (LON:HBR) has announced initial success at its play-opening deepwater Timpan-1 exploration well offshore Indonesia in the North Sumatra basin. Significantly, the initial result bodes well for the frontier area and could open up more petroleum plays, which are thought to be gas prone.
Thailand’s upstream natural gas sector is struggling to reverse falling output due to bad planning and policy from the government, coupled with a seeming lack of innovation at PTT Exploration & Production (BKK:PTTEP), a state-backed company, that is taking increasing control of the country’s gas resources.
In a boost for Indonesia, BP (LON:BP) has today signed the 30-year production sharing contracts (PSC) for Agung l and Agung ll deep-water oil and gas exploration blocks with the government of Indonesia. The areas are underexplored with significant potential for natural gas resources, close to expanding gas demand markets.