UK-based Harbour Energy (LON:HBR) and UAE-based Mubadala Energy are both planning separate exciting deepwater drilling campaigns in frontier waters offshore Indonesia’s Aceh province next year.
Repsol’s (BME:REP) much-anticipated Rencong-1X wildcat exploration well in the frontier deep-waters of Indonesia’s North Sumatra basin has failed to find commercial oil and gas reserves.
India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has hit a key milestone for its giant KG-DWN-98/2 deep-water development in the Krishna Godavari (KG) basin offshore India’s east- coast.
Indonesia has an ambitious target to almost double natural gas production from 6.5 billion cubic feet per day (cf/d) to 12 billion cf/d by 2030. Hitting that goal means giant undeveloped gas projects, such as Inpex’s Masela and Chevron’s IDD, must proceed rapidly.
Indonesian upstream regulator SKK Migas appears to be getting frustrated over the slow divestment process for Chevron’s (NYSE:CVX) share in the giant Indonesia Deepwater Development (IDD).
ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) and India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) have signed a heads of agreement covering deepwater exploration off the east and west coasts of India. The news bodes well for ONGC, which recently pledged to boost exploration investment by 150% to $4 billion.
Spain’s Repsol has started drilling the much-anticipated Rencong-1X wildcat in the frontier deepwaters of Indonesia’s North Sumatra basin in the Andaman III Block.
BP (LON:BP) and Reliance are expected to start commissioning of the MJ gas development in the KG D6 deepwater Block offshore eastern India later this year. The MJ field will have an annual average production capacity of 90 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed).
In a boost for Indonesia, BP (LON:BP) has today signed the 30-year production sharing contracts (PSC) for Agung l and Agung ll deep-water oil and gas exploration blocks with the government of Indonesia. The areas are underexplored with significant potential for natural gas resources, close to expanding gas demand markets.
BP (LON:BP) will carry out deepwater oil and gas exploration offshore Indonesia after winning the rights to the Agung I and Agung II blocks as part of the nation’s second bid round last year. The move offers a glimmer of hope for Indonesia’s struggling upstream sector that has seen big international firms, such as ConocoPhillips, exit recently.
Southeast Asia will lead other regions in having the largest share of new deepwater gas and condensate developments taking a final investment decision (FID) between 2022 and 2025, research from Rystad Energy shows. Significantly, around $25 billion is expected to be spent on greenfield deepwater developments in the region from 2021-2025, up from $2 billion over the prior five-year term.
ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) is reportedly discussing acquiring stakes in some deepwater fields from state-backed India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).
Indian state-backed Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has pumped first gas from its deep-water U1B well off India’s eastern coast.
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.
Murphy Oil has decided not to sell its stake in Block CA-1 offshore Brunei following a deepwater discovery by the block’s operator Shell.
New export markets in renewables are on the cards for Balmoral Group, typically known for its oil and gas buoyancy tech, as its product offering “evolves”.
Deep-water drilling activities are bouncing back in Southeast Asia following a lacklustre 2020 with overall spending expected to rise 51% this year to $504 million and almost back to 2019 levels, estimates from Rystad Energy show.
Deepwater upstream projects are increasingly important for Southeast Asia, where new investment in production is critical to meet rising demand for oil and gas, as economies continue to expand.
UK-listed Harbour Energy said it is on track to probe the deep waters of Indonesia’s North Sumatra basin in its Andaman II production-sharing contract (PSC).
China’s CNOOC Ltd today said that the country’s “first offshore large-sized independent deep-water gas field” named Lingshui 17-2 has started production. The development, which CNOOC claims includes the world’s first 100,000 ton semi-submersible platform, underscores the advancement of China’s deep-water technical knowhow.
TechnipFMC will carry out the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning contract for the subsea production system, umbilical, riser and flowline (SURF) at Petronas’ Limbayong deep-water development offshore Malaysia.
BP and India’s Reliance Industries have started production from a second ultra-deepwater gas field in the Krishan Godavari (KG) basin off India’s east coast.
CNOOC, China’s third largest oil company, is expected to start production at Lingshui 17-2, a large deep-water natural gas field in the South China Sea, during the first half of 2021.
Petronas Carigali is aiming to take a final investment decision (FID) on its Bestari deep-water oilfield development offshore Sabah in East Malaysia this year.
Petronas MPM reckons there is at least 6 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) waiting to be discovered in Malaysia’s deep waters.