Asia

Asia

Indonesia plays hardball with Repsol over gas pricing

Repsol’s potential fast-track development of its Kali Berau Dalam (KBD) giant gas discovery in Indonesia is at risk as the company struggles to agree an attractive sales price with the government.

LNG

Petronas’ Malaysia LNG supply faces headwinds

The Petronas-operated Bintulu LNG export complex, in the eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak, desperately needs new gas supplies to maintain its exports in the near-to-medium term, as legacy fields mature.

Opinion

Trump’s Iran policy can be an opportunity for Biden

The next U.S. president will have to come to terms with “the will of the Iranian people” and end the economic war against the Islamic Republic, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech Thursday. Bluster aside, there is a kernel of truth to his prediction — and President Donald Trump’s Iran policy may make negotiations easier for President-elect Joe Biden.

Asia

Chevron signs Rokan deal as Indonesia exit looms

Indonesia is taking proactive steps in a bid to avoid a sharp drop in upstream production as state-backed Pertamina takes over more legacy assets from international oil companies (IOCs).

Asia

Mubadala Petroleum eyes $2bn Southeast Asia sale

Mubadala Petroleum has put its Southeast Asia portfolio up for sale for $2 billion. The Abu Dhabi-based company will be following in the footsteps of ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, Murphy Oil, Hess, Repsol and Eni, all of which are looking to sell assets in the Asia region.

Asia

East Timor rethinks flawed Greater Sunrise LNG plan

East Timor is reassessing its ambitious petroleum development plans, which include the Woodside Petroleum-operated Greater Sunrise project, after discovering the economic analysis behind its proposed schemes is inaccurate.