The financial impact of Western sanctions and the wide scale exodus of foreign partners from the Russian oil and gas sector are beginning to materialise, with upstream investments set to sink to $35 billion in 2022, according to Rystad Energy research.
An innovation expert has welcomed a move to up the incentive for big business to spend on R&D, saying it could be a boon in the UK’s quest to be a leader in the energy transition.
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.
Indonesian upstream player Saka Energi is planning to invest up to $1.5 billion between 2022 and 2028 to develop various assets in Indonesia and abroad as it seeks to boost oil and gas production.
The war in Ukraine has spurred investment in green hydrogen production as blue and grey alternatives see overhead costs soar, Carbon Tracker report finds.
As demand surges Indonesia needs radical action and $200bn investment to revive upstream oil and gas
Unlike most governments in the economically developed Western world, Indonesia’s leaders are crying out for more upstream oil and gas investment. However, even as demand is projected to rise up to four times by 2050, Southeast Asia’s biggest economy is struggling to convince energy investors to come.
To hit its 2060 net zero pledge, Indonesia will need to almost triple energy investment by 2030, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its latest report. That means an extra $8 billion in investment a year by the end of this decade compared with a business-as-usual pathway.
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.
French energy major TotalEnergies and Indian billionaire Gautam Adani’s conglomerate are partnering to fund billions of dollars worth of green hydrogen development in India as the world’s third-largest polluter seeks to decarbonise.
India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) said it targets to boost exploration investments by 1.5 times in the next three years to $4 billion. Significantly, ONGC is heading the South Asian nation’s oil and gas hunt in unexplored areas and is seeking international partners to bring challenging fields to production to make up for the falling output from its ageing fields.
Oil giant Shell (LON: SHEL) has backtracked on its previous optimism about the UK Government’s new energy profits levy.
Senior figures in the energy industry have underlined the need for a “stable regime” ahead of a key vote in Westminster today.
Energy Voice talks to Jason Fox, Managing Partner, London, and Alastair Young, Partner, at Bracewell (UK) LLP on the future of North Sea investment as Brent crude oil remains at around $100.
The Indonesian government estimates that Southeast Asia’s largest economy will need investments of up to $25.2 billion to develop green hydrogen from 2031 to 2060. Significantly, state-backed Pertamina is looking to invest some $11 billion to help accelerate the clean energy transition, including hydrogen developments, over the next five years.
Sinopec will spend record amounts this year to increase oil and gas drilling as China aims to bolster its energy security and insulate itself from volatile global commodity markets. Significantly, the news comes as the Chinese giant pauses new investment in Russia projects over sanctions risk.
Shell has announced it will invest up to £25 billion in the UK energy system in the coming years.
The first episode of the Bigger Faster Better series from Energy Voice, in association with Womble Bond Dickinson, starts a journey of exploration to uncover which countries are developing the most innovative and scalable energy solutions. Over the course of the series, we examine how the UK stacks up in its race to cut emissions and move towards Net Zero, against other nations across the globe.
The North Sea is one of just a handful of regions “falling behind” as offshore oil and gas investment returns to pre-pandemic levels around the world.
Nuclear power can be a polarising energy source, but as countries seek cleaner, low-carbon alternatives to fossil fuels, investments in nuclear are projected to soar in the coming years, particularly in China, India and Russia, the latest research from Rystad Energy shows. The consultancy estimates $91 billion will be invested in the global nuclear sector by the end of next year.
A pioneering clean hydrogen investment fund has paid out around £50 million since starting up.
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.
The Covid-19 pandemic has marked the end of an era for Southeast Asia’s combined oil and gas production, pushing the region’s output in 2021 to below 5 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) for the first time since 1998. Significantly, this threshold is not likely to be exceeded again in the future, despite new project start-ups in coming years, the latest analysis from Rystad Energy shows.
Divesting from oil and gas has been a profitable trade for the last couple of years. Now, for the first time since 2016, investors who held on to energy shares are poised to outperform the broader market.
The Indonesian government estimates that $187 billion needs to be invested in its upstream sector to meet its 2030 oil and gas production targets of 1 million barrels per day of oil and 12 billion cubic feet per day of gas. However, this target seems ambitious with major investors seeking to exit Indonesia's oil and gas sector, unless the government can attract local conglomerates.
France’s EDF Renewables (EPA:EDF) has made a significant investment in VinaCapital’s SkyX Solar, a rooftop solar power developer in Vietnam as the market continues to boom.