Australasia

Australasia

Sonardyne strengthens presence in Australasia

Sonardyne has appointed Scope Engineering as its agent as it looks to expand its investment in the offshore industry across Australia, New Zealand and surrounding territories. Scope Engineering delivers a range of marine engineering anf fabrication services as well as third party technology solutions for offshore monitoring and inspection surveys. It will collaborate with the company on commercial opportunities within subsea asset monitoring, exploration and reservoir surveillance, ocean science, vessel positioning and offshore drilling.

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New discovery for CNOOC

China oil giant CNOOC has made a discovery in the Eastern South China Sea. The discovery well Lufeng 14-4-4 was drilled and completed at a depth and completed at a depth of 4,098 meters and encountered oil pay zones with a production level tested at 1,320 barrels per day.

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Pan Orient sells share in onshore Thailand block

Pan Orient Energy has sold a 50% interest in its subsidiary which operates its L53/48 Thailand concession to Sea Oil for $42.5million including a working capital adjustments of $2.4million. The deal is expected to be closed by January, with a $4million break free payable by Sea Oil if shareholder approval is not obtained.

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Cambay Field discoveries higher than expected

Australian explorer Oilex has announced significant progress at its Cambay Field in India. The company said the hydrocarbon liquid to gas ratio (LGR) found during flowback at the Cambay Field was an estimated 250% higher than expected. During flowback it has been 100 bbls (oil barrels) of liquids per MMscfd (Million Standard Cubi Feet Per Day) of gas.

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Technip wins Indonesia contract

Technip has been awarded a substantial contract by Chevron Indonesia for the Bangka development. The French energy company will provide a range of services including procurement, construction, installation and commissioning.

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BHP records 9% increase in production

Australian oil and gas giant BHP Billiton has reported a 9% increase in production during its third quarter results for 2014. Petroleum production increased by 7% to 67.4MMboe (Million Barrels of Oil Equivalent) as onshore US liquids volumes rose by 49% to 11.5 MMboe.

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San Miguel to spend $10billion snapping up assets in Southeast Asia

San Miguel Corp., the biggest Philippine company, is prepared to spend as much as $10billion to buy assets in Southeast Asia, President Ramon Ang said. An energy-related target has the potential to boost sales by more than 50%, Ang said on July 2, without giving a price and timeline. The company has announced 41 acquisitions worth $7.8billion since 2000, about three-quarters of which were made since 2008, when it began moving out of the food and brewery business, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. San Miguel said in December 2012 it was looking at a $5billion acquisition in the gas industry.