Oil tankers are becoming prime targets for armed pirate attacks in Southeast Asia.
Australian explorer Roc Oil has appointed a new non-executive director to its board as a nominee of Transcendent Resources Limited (Fosun). Bin Zhao will become a board member of the wholly-owned subsidiary, after approval of the Fosun offer was made earlier this month.
Statoil has agreed a 100% equity share in Australia’s Northern Carnarvon Basin.
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.
Expro has secured a $50million contract for work offshore Australia.
A marine intelligence company said piracy in the waters around South East Asia could rise within the coming months.
Pirates released a Vietnamese oil tanker and its 18 crew members yesterday after siphoning part of its diesel cargo, according to the coast guard.
Gas explorer Arrow Energy has been given approval by the Austrailian government for its environmental impact assessment. The company’s proposal for the central Queensland pipeline, which is expected to be about 500km long, will take coal seam gas (CSG) from Moranbah in the Bowen Basin to Gladstone.
Wood Group PSN has boosted its brownfield project portfolio with its latest contract win.
China’s biggest energy companies stand to benefit from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer yesterday to sell a stake in the country’s second-biggest oil project to “Chinese friends.”
With real estate in short supply, developers of solar power projects in Japan are beginning to look beyond the island nation’s land surfaces.
PetroChina the nation’s biggest oil and gas producer, met forecasts with a 4% increase in first-half profit after it sold natural gas at higher prices.
Myanmar will expand its sources of clean energy through an agreement with ACO Investment Group, a U.S.-based private-equity fund focusing on Asian emerging markets, to develop two solar-energy plants.
Diving-equipment technology firm Divex has secured a "multi-million pound" contract to supply a saturation diving system to Keppel Singmarine.
Dutch oil giant Shell has struck a new gas discovery at its majority owned deep-water block SK318 offshore Malaysia.
Sinopec has recorded a 7.5% profit increase for the first half of the year.
GDF Suez SA’s sale of a stake in its Australian power business has drawn interest from companies including Thailand’s PTT Pcl and Singapore-based Keppel Infrastructure Trust, people with knowledge of the matter said.
The largest piece of turret for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility has set sale.
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.
Falcon Oil & Gas has agreed a farm-out deal for its unconventional Beetaloo Basin in Australia.
Songa Offshore confirmed it has forged a joint venture with Opus Offshore Group for its South East Asia operations.