August update: K2, Leverett and Earn underway, and Norway takes off.
Norway has had a run of oil and gas exploration discovery success which has served to underline the lack thereof for its UK neighbour.
North Sea trade body Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) hit out at a new report today from the Committee on Climate Change, describing the findings as "paradoxical".
Skerryvore is slated for 2024, the Devil’s Hole is on the way, the Bens disappoint, but there’s been some high-impact success too.
As existing licences will be respected, Wood Mackenzie says a ban on new exploration would be “largely symbolic”.
Almost irrelevant of who wins what, the 33rd oil and gas licensing round will be scrutinised more closely than any that have gone before.
New data has highlighted the “standout” firms carrying out exploration in the UK North Sea in recent years.
Malaysia’s 2022 oil and gas bid round was a remarkable success, attracting fresh investment, new upstream explorers, as well as new ideas to the mix in Southeast Asia’s most successful market. Indeed, other Southeast Asian countries should take note as Malaysia also launched its 2023 round that will see more investors queuing up.
Petronas today launched the Malaysia Bid Round 2023 (MBR 2023), offering 10 exploration blocks and two clusters of Discovered Resource Opportunities (DRO). The company also signed deals from last year’s round representing the highest number of PSCs awarded in Malaysia within a single year since 2010.
Scottish Government plans to accelerate the decline of the oil and gas industry have been questioned by a top petroleum economist.
Petronas has awarded Ping Petroleum two production sharing contracts (PSCs) for discovered oil and gas resources in Malaysia marking the company’s debut in its home country.
Sri Lanka is preparing to issue two-year oil and gas exploration licenses for as many as 900 offshore blocks for foreign companies to explore for energy resources and bring vital investments to the crisis-hit country, a top official told Reuters.
Harbour Energy plans to start more frontier oil and gas exploration drilling offshore Indonesia’s Aceh province in September of this year, according to local reports.
Philippine oil and gas drillers tumbled Wednesday after the top court voided the nation’s 2005 deal with China and Vietnam to jointly explore for oil and gas in the South China Sea, less than a week after President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. agreed to revive similar talks with Beijing.
China National Offshore Oil Corp. pledged higher spending this year as Beijing looks to raise production to safeguard energy security and fuel a rebound in economic growth.
Singapore-listed Interra Resources reported that its joint venture entity, Goldpetrol Joint Operating Company, has started drilling development well CHK 1238 in the Chauk oil field onshore Myanmar.
Petronas and its Petroleum Arrangement Contractors (PACs) recorded a total of 10 hydrocarbon discoveries in Malaysia in 2022, following the increase of exploration activities in the country.
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.
Thailand’s state-backed upstream company PTT Exploration Production (PTTEP) announced it will spend $29 billion between 2023 and 2027 as it aims to boost oil and gas production, as well as diversify into new businesses to cut emissions.
Natural gas is seen as an essential component of Indonesia’s energy transition with the government targeting to significantly boost upstream investment. Officials estimate $179 billion is needed to meet 2030 oil and gas production targets in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.
Petronas has signed two key agreements with Petroleum Sarawak (PETROS) on collaboration opportunities under the Sarawak Gas Roadmap that will help accelerate both parties’ shared aspirations to sustainably grow the Malaysian state’s energy industry.
NEO Energy has become operator of the Isolde exploration target in the UK North Sea after striking a deal with Equinor.
UK-listed Baron Oil (LON:BOIL), which operates TL-SO-19-16 PSC offshore East Timor via its subsidiary SundaGas, has significantly boosted its aggregate gas-in-place and recoverable gas resource estimates after reprocessing the Chuditch 3D seismic data.
The Baodao 21-1 gas-bearing structure is the first large-scale deep-water natural gas field in the South China Sea with proved gas in place of over 50 billion cubic metres, reported Chinese national oil company CNOOC Limited.