China's top offshore oil and gas producer, CNOOC, has launched the country's first offshore carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in South China Sea, which is expected to store more than 1.46 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, reported Reuters.
Petronas has awarded two new small field asset (SFA) production-sharing contracts (PSCs) to Singapore-listed Rex International for the Rhu-Ara and Diwangsa clusters offshore Peninsular Malaysia.
Shell and its partners, Petronas Carigali and Brunei Energy Exploration, have taken a final investment decision (FID) on the Timi sweet gas development offshore Malaysia that will help boost the country’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. Significantly, Shell said the development marks its first offshore wellhead platform to be powered by solar and wind in Malaysia.
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.
Malaysian driller Velesto Energy is back in the black after reporting a net profit of RM16.27 million ($3.88 million) for the second quarter following an insurance payout related to the sunken jack-up drilling rig NAGA 7.
Indonesia's crude oil and natural gas production growth outlook continues to be downbeat. Total oil and gas output have seen broad declines since 2010 and the long-observed trend is not expected to be reversed any time soon, reports Fitch Solutions.
Malaysia’s Sapura Energy will carry out front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for the construction and installation of the wellhead platform (WHP) for the Santos-led Dorado project, in the Bedout Sub-basin, offshore Western Australia.
Indonesian upstream regulator SKK Migas has approved BP’s $2.04 billion plan to develop new gas fields in West Papua that will supply its Tangguh liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project. However, the UK supermajor will likely need Indonesia to finalise regulations around carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) before any expansion can take place.
Chevron has chosen Australian engineering company Worley to provide engineering and construction management services at the US giant’s recently sanctioned $4 billion Jansz-Io Compression (J-IC) project offshore Western Australia.
Altera Infrastructure (formerly Teekay Offshore) has been chosen to provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for the Dorado oil project's floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel offshore Western Australia.
ExxonMobil and Papua New Guinea (PNG) will restart negotiations over the development of the P’nyang gas resource that the US major wants to develop as part of a phased liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project.
CNOOC, China’s third-largest oil company, will boost spending on renewable energy by up to 10% per year to 2025, as it eyes returns that are similar to the oil and gas business. By 2050, CNOOC is targeting at least 50% of earnings from new energy.
A Chinese ship has been meddling with Harbour Energy’s ongoing drilling campaign at its Tuna block in the Natuna Sea offshore Indonesia. Significantly, the appraisal drilling is funded by Russia’s state-backed Zarubezhneft and the incident underscores the fact that Moscow’s energy interests in the South China Sea are increasingly being threatened by China.
ABB will supply the overall electrical power system (EPS) for the multi-billion dollar Jansz-Io Compression (J-IC) project offshore Australia after winning contracts with Chevron and Aker Solutions worth $120 million.
Brunei’s oil and gas sector has been reporting an increasing number of Covid-19 cases following 22 new infections that were linked to the Shell-operated Champion 7 offshore oilfield cluster.
Indonesia’s Medco Energi and Spain’s Repsol are reportedly keen to bid for ConocoPhillips' share of the giant onshore Corridor gas block in Indonesia estimated to be worth more than $1.5 billion.
A strategic merger between BHP and Woodside has been on the deal dream list in oil and gas circles going back three decades. Yesterday the pair confirmed that they will enter into a merger of their respective oil and gas portfolios in an all-stock deal that creates an LNG powerhouse.
China’s Sinopec has discovered another 34.029 billion cubic metres (cm) of gas reserves at the Zhongjiang field in the Sichuan basin. Total gas reserves in the basin now stand at 106.1 billion cm, said the Chinese national oil company.
Woodside and BHP today confirmed a mega-merger deal that will establish one of the world’s top independent oil and gas companies. Woodside said it would issue new shares to BHP shareholders in exchange for the mining giant’s petroleum business.
Indonesian national oil company (NOC) Pertamina is doggedly pursuing US major ExxonMobil to help it develop oil resources at the giant East Natuna field in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Development of the field faces huge technical, economic and geopolitical challenges, but Pertamina believes a gradual phased development, starting with oil could offer a solution.
Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher said today that a binding merger deed with Oil Search should be signed next month. The merger would make the combined companies one of the largest in the region and in the top 20 globally.
While the current boom in domestic gas production will derail liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand growth in the short-term, the lack of significant pre-FID domestic supply and no discoveries of note in blocks awarded under the OALP rounds should ensure that beyond 2024 India’s LNG demand roars back, writes Gavin Thompson, Wood Mackenzie Asia Pacific vice chair.
Aquadrill Offshore’s ultra-deep water drill ship West Capella is favoured to win the single-well contract for Repsol’s much-anticipated Rencong-1X wildcat in the North Sumatra basin offshore Indonesia.
Medco Energi, which operates South Natuna Sea Block B, will share a jack-up drilling rig with four other operators offshore Indonesia as part of a pact that will save millions of dollars.
Norwegian offshore drilling company Borr Drilling has received a letter of award covering a 105-day contract for its Gunnlod jack-up working for an undisclosed operator in Malaysia.