Inpex is set to start an exploration drilling campaign offshore Japan as it seeks to prove up new oil and gas fields, which if commercialised will mark the nation’s first new offshore gas development in over three decades.
TotalEnergies and Inpex are selling out of Angola’s offshore Block 14, transferring their interests to locally owned Somoil.
Japanese exploration and production company Inpex (TYO:1605) is expanding its footprint in offshore wind after acquiring shares of an offshore wind power generation company in the Netherlands. It has also established a UK-based renewable energy division to focus on Europe.
Adnoc has announced discoveries of up to 1billion barrels of oil equivalent in a prized onshore block in Abu Dhabi.
Fast-moving plans for a Santos-led carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at the Bayu Undan field offshore East Timor, that would see the nation import Australia’s waste, have been described as “carbon colonialism” by independent thinktank La'o Hamutuk.
McDermott will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for a booster compression platform at the Inpex-operated Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia.
Inpex’s (TYO:1605) proposed Abadi liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in the Masela Block offshore Indonesia, which has long struggled to gain traction, is looking increasingly unlikely to be developed, especially as another wave of US LNG projects looms large.
ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) is planning a carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) project at its giant Cepu block in East Java, said Dwi Soetjipto, the head of Indonesia’s upstream regulator SKK Migas.
JGC (TYO:1963) said today that it has reached a settlement with Inpex (TYO:1605) regarding the lawsuit that Inpex filed against joint venture company JKC, which consists of KBR (NYSE:KBR), Chiyoda (TYO:6366) and JGC, relating to the construction of the giant Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in northern Australia.
While most gas suppliers look set to benefit from a global spike in gas prices, PetroChina (HK:857) is one of the few exceptions, as regulated prices and rising gas import losses are set to squeeze China’s largest gas producer.
Multiple shale gas exploration wells are being drilled in the remote Beetaloo basin in Australia’s Northern Territory and recent results have raised expectations that the area could be on par with shale gas plays in North America. Significantly, investors could finally find out whether the shale play is commercial by the end of next year.
Australia’s Santos today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with East Timor’s regulator ANPM to progress a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, estimated to cost $1.6 billion, at the ageing Bayu Undan field in the Timor Sea. But low returns and high complexity threaten the viability of the proposed scheme.
Japan’s Inpex said yesterday that it has made arrangements for a ‘carbon neutral’ shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project in Australia to be delivered to compatriot Toho Gas.
The government of Bangladesh has shortlisted eight potential global companies, including ExxonMobil and TotalEnergies, as well as various Japanese players, to build the South Asian nation’s first onshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal. Significantly, the proposed 7.5 million tonne per year (t/y) LNG processing facility would double Bangladesh’s import capacity.
Australia’s offshore environment and safety regulator NOPSEMA has ordered BHP to clean up three offshore fields following years of “limited action” and equipment sinking to the seabed, reported BoilingCold. This will add to the decommissioning burden Woodside will inherit if it absorbs BHP’s oil and gas assets as part of a deal announced last month.
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.
Santos, which operates the Bayu-Undan field offshore East Timor, said today that production from its Phase 3C infill drilling program has started with the first well producing a better than expected outcome.
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.
Santos today announced first oil from the Van Gogh Phase 2 Infill Development, with the first of three new production wells producing at the highest initial rate from an individual well in the field’s history.
Workers onboard Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility offshore Western Australia are complaining about occupational health and safety (OHS) breaches after being forced to work on only two to three hours of sleep.
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.
ConocoPhillips is seeking to sell its share in the giant Corridor onshore gas block in Indonesia estimated to be worth more than $1.5 billion. However, given the scale of the project and uncertainties around its future, the US major could struggle to find a buyer.
Japanese upstream player Inpex will provide A$1.5 million ($1.162 million) in research funding to Future Energy Exports Cooperative Research Centre (FEnEx CRC) to help develop new technologies that will lower the cost and carbon emissions of energy production in Australia.
Expats on a rig off western Australia have warned that safety would be compromised after Maersk Drilling was forced to “reassess” unpaid leave requests amid the country’s strict Covid regime.