Malaysian national energy company Petronas is expected to accelerate final investment decisions (FIDs) for upstream oil and gas projects between 2022 and 2023 following a sharp decline over 2020-21, according to the latest research from Rystad Energy.
Shell and its partners, Petronas Carigali and Brunei Energy Exploration, have taken a final investment decision (FID) on the Timi sweet gas development offshore Malaysia that will help boost the country’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. Significantly, Shell said the development marks its first offshore wellhead platform to be powered by solar and wind in Malaysia.
A strategic merger between BHP and Woodside has been on the deal dream list in oil and gas circles going back three decades. Yesterday the pair confirmed that they will enter into a merger of their respective oil and gas portfolios in an all-stock deal that creates an LNG powerhouse.
Inpex will delay a final investment decision (FID) for its proposed Abadi liquefied natural gas (LNG) development in the Masela Block offshore Indonesia as survey work has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic and design adjustments may be needed due to climate change.
TotalEnergies and its partners are targeting to start front-end engineering and design (FEED) work at the Papua liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, led by the French company, next year. Significantly, ExxonMobil could also be close to cutting a critical deal with the Papua New Guinea (PNG) government that would help expand the development.
Australia’s Woodside said today that it has launched the sell-down processes for Pluto Train 2 and Scarborough ahead of a planned final investment decision (FID) for the LNG export development that is expected to cost more than $11 billion.
Shell has failed to generate any significant interest in the sales process for its share of the giant Abadi LNG project one year after the Indonesian government announced the Anglo-Dutch supermajor’s intention to divest.
Repsol and partner Petronas plan to take a final investment decision (FID) on the giant Kali Berau Dalam (KBD) gas discovery on the Sakakemang Block in Indonesia next year with full production targeted by 2027.
Australia’s Santos today announced that its large Dorado oil project offshore Western Australia has started the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase. Santos is also seeking buyers for a share in the development, which has a “very low” carbon dioxide footprint and is expected to initially cost $2 billion.
Australia’s Woodside has set new interim and long-term targets to hit net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at its Pluto liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project.
Shell has reached a key milestone for giving the greenlight to Jackdaw, a North Sea project which was delayed amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Australia’s Santos plans to take a final investment decision (FID) on its proposed Moomba carbon capture and storage (CCS) project that it said would be among the largest in the world.
A final investment decision for the Etinde project in Cameroon has slipped once more, with Bowleven now tipping 2022.
Australia’s Santos has awarded the biggest contract tied to its $3.6 billion Barossa liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in northern Australia that will backfill Darwin LNG. This offers a strong signal that a final approval for the scheme is imminent.
Oil Search will start a 15% selldown process for its proposed 80,000 barrels of oil per day Pikka low emissions oil project in Alaska by April. Phase 1 of Pikka is expected to cost about $3 billion and produce oil at a break-even cost of supply less than $40 per barrel Brent, inclusive of a 10% return, reckons the Australian-based company.
The delayed Total-led liquefied natural gas (LNG) export development in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has signed a key fiscal stability agreement with the government. This marks a significant step in de-risking the proposed 5.33 million tonne per year Papua LNG scheme.
Nigeria LNG (NLNG) has taken the final investment decision (FID) on Train 7, the long-awaited expansion project that will take the project’s capacity to 30 million tonnes per year.
Delfin Midstream is moving ahead with front-end engineering and design (FEED) work on its Delfin LNG scheme.
Vitol and Mozambique’s state-owned Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) have set out plans for a trading-focused joint venture.
BW Energy is planning to reach a final investment decision (FID) on its Ruche development, in Gabon’s Dussafu licence, in the last quarter of the year. Further growth is expected to come from August’s Hibiscus discovery. The company continues to hold the Kudu gas project, in Namibia, but like many others before it, progress appears slow.
Australia’s Western Gas is seeking partners to bring its Equus LNG project into production by 2024. The company has a plan for gas from the offshore Equus fields to be transported, via a 160 km pipeline, to a floating LNG (FLNG) facility near the shore.
Total will lead the way with exploration drilling this year, according to analysis from Westwood Global.
Energy giant Shell has hinted at another North Sea project being sanctioned in the coming weeks.
Shell revealed today that it had taken a final investment decision (FID) on the redevelopment of the Penguins area in the UK North Sea.
Research firm Rystad Energy has found that more delayed projects have been sanctioned so far in 2017 than during the entirety of 2016 – but the overall list has continued to grow.