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Pertamina ups planned Rokan investment to $3bn, seeks partners for EOR

Indonesian national energy company Pertmina plans to invest $3 billion in the giant Rokan Block over the next five years in an effort to maintain upstream production after taking over operatorship from Chevron. Crucially, Pertamina said it is also seeking for partners interested in jointly developing chemical enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technology after failing to acquire the knowhow from Chevron (NYSE:CVX).


Energy majors, including Chevron and ExxonMobil, team up to promote natural gas in Asia

Energy majors, including Chevron, ExxonMobil, JERA, JGC, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Santos and SK E&S, are banding together to help nations in Asia achieve lower carbon emissions by promoting natural gas. Together they have established an advocacy group called Asia Natural Gas and Energy Association (ANGEA) that will join with policymakers to find solutions to cut carbon emissions.


Pertamina lifts Rokan output after Chevron exit

Indonesian national oil company (NOC) Pertamina has seen production at the giant Rokan Block edge up by 2,000 barrels per day (b/d) since taking over the field from Chevron last month. However, it remains to be seen if the NOC, which plans to spend $2 billion at Rokan by 2025, can significantly boost volumes in the longer term.


Carbon capture and the future of LNG in Asia

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) will play an important role in decarbonising liquefied natural gas (LNG), but the pace of progress remains too slow, writes Gavin Thompson, Asia Pacific vice chair, Wood Mackenzie.


Chevron’s Thailand decommissioning campaign in limbo

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.

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Oil giants brace for tropical storm Ida

Tropical Storm Ida has formed in the Caribbean and is forecast to a grow into a powerful hurricane in the days ahead, wreaking havoc across the Gulf of Mexico and ultimately crashing into the US coast.


Pertamina takes control of Rokan from Chevron

Indonesian national oil company (NOC) Pertamina is now the official operator of the giant Rokan Block offshore Indonesia after taking over from Chevron today. Significantly, Pertamina will invest $2 billion over the next four years in an attempt to reverse declining production at the legacy asset.


PTTEP has ‘no clarity’ on clash with Chevron for access to Erawan

Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) said yesterday that there is still “no clarity” around access to the Chevron-operated Erawan gas field off Thailand ahead of a transition next year. PTTEP wants access before next April’s handover to ensure a smooth transition and stem a production decline at the field, which is key to Thai energy security.


High stakes, frontier exploration, Australia’s Bight had it all

Earlier this month Murphy Oil joined a long list of explorers, which includes BP, Equinor, Chevron, Karoon Energy, Bight Petroleum, and their joint venture partners, that have now exited and passed over the opportunity to unlock the Great Australian Bight.


Indonesia asks Chevron and Shell to complete divestments

Indonesian upstream regulator SKK Migas has asked Shell to complete the divestment process for its Masela Block, which holds the giant Abadi gas field, by the end of this year, reported local media. Chevron is also being pushed to finalise the sale of its Indonesian Deepwater Development (IDD) to Italy’s Eni.