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.
UK-based Harbour Energy (LON:HBR) is aiming to develop more fields in its Natuna Sea A Block, that is a major gas supplier to Singapore. Harbour is seeing demand surge from the city state for piped supplies from its Indonesia block as global liquefied natural gas (LNG) spot prices remain elevated.
Origin Energy will sell its interests in Australia’s Northern Territory Beetaloo basin - where expectations are high that the area could be on par with shale gas plays in North America – in a A$60 million (US$40.3 million) deal with Tamboran (B1), a joint venture owned by Tamboran Resources (ASK:TBN) and US oil and gas billionaire Bryan Sheffield.
Indonesia’s Medco Energi (IDX:MEDC) is open to the possibility of joining the Indonesian government consortium that is considering acquiring Shell's (LON:SHEL) 35% share in the Abadi liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the Masela Block offshore Indonesia that is led by Japan’s Inpex (TYO:1605).
Indonesia may form a consortium to buy Shell’s (LON:SHEL) 35% equity in the proposed Abadi liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the Masela Block offshore Indonesia that is led by Japan’s Inpex (TYO:1605), the country’s investment minister said Thursday.
China is lapping up liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments from Russia on the cheap. The Sakhalin-2 LNG export plant in Russia’s Far East sold several shipments to China for delivery through December at nearly half the current spot price in a tender that closed earlier this week, according to traders with knowledge of the matter.
Malaysia’s national oil company Petronas is considering acquiring further upstream acreage offshore Indonesia’s Aceh province as it seeks to develop more gas projects in the Southeast Asian nation. Significantly, more incentives are expected to be offered to encourage exploration investment.
Australia says it’s doing what it can to ensure supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Asian customers will remain reliable, in response to concerns producers could be forced to redirect to relieve domestic shortfalls.
Australia’s Woodside Energy (ASX:WDS) will take up to 2.5 million tonnes per year of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from Commonwealth’s LNG export facility under development in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, after confirming a 20-year deal.
Australia’s Woodside Energy (ASX:WDS) will supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its global portfolio to Europe, including Germany, starting in January 2023 after signing a flexible long-term deal with Uniper.
Australia’s Santos (ASX:STO) and US giant Chevron (NYSE:CVX) have committed to spending around A$200 million (US$136 million) to assess the geological potential for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects offshore Australia after winning two greenhouse gas (GHG) acreage permits.
Malaysia’s Petronas reported on Tuesday that first-half net profits more than doubled on the back of higher oil and gas prices, but the state-backed energy company sees higher prices reversing next year as global supplies stabilise.
Australia’s Woodside Energy Group (ASX:WDS) has a range of capital expenditure options that cover a US$9 billion projected spend on oil and gas projects out to 2024 and another US$5 billion pencilled in for new energy projects by 2030.
Woodside Energy Group (ASX:WDS) is in talks with 'high quality' companies seeking to buy a share in its $5.7 billion Scarborough gas project that will supply an expansion of the Pluto LNG export complex in Australia. But the company will not sell unless it gets the right price, Chief Executive Meg O'Neill said on Tuesday.
Australian east coast energy prices skyrocketed earlier this year as a winter cold snap sent gas, coal, and electricity to record-highs, triggering price caps at A$40/Gigajoule (US$27/Million British Thermal Units), around 400% above the normal A$8-10/GJ price range.
Japan’s Inpex (TYO:1605) and partner TotalEnergies (LON:TTE) have won a key greenhouse gas storage (GHG) permit offshore Australia that could help a plan to bury emissions from liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects in northern Australia.