The government of the Philippines is eyeing a potentially large gas discovery as UK company Forum Energy prepares to drill in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. But geologists remain skeptical about the potential and any unilateral drilling will likely draw Beijing’s ire.
Natural declines and underinvestment in new exploration has left Philippine oil and gas production in freefall posing significant risks to future energy security. The risk is particularly acute given how reliant the Southeast Asian nation is on oil and gas for power generation, industrial processes and transportation, warn analysts at Fitch Solutions. But interest from investors has been rekindled.
Marine operator Svitzer will provide towage and other vessel support services for First Gen’s Interim Offshore Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal in the Philippines for a ten-year term.
Philippine tycoon Dennis Uy's Udenna conglomerate struck a deal worth up to $460 million to buy a gas exploration and development company from Shell last week. The deal, which attracted a premium valuation and boosts Udenna’s share in the Malampaya gas field to 90%, is positive for both the Philippines and Shell.
Shell has stuck a deal to sell its 45% operating interest in the Malampaya gas field offshore Philippines for up to $460 million.
The Philippines has approved yet another proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) to power scheme as the country faces a looming gas supply crunch. The latest award, to Vires Energy, underscores the department of energy’s (DOE’s) lack of strategy for LNG imports in the power-hungry Southeast Asia nation.
First Gen has awarded a five-year deal that will see Norway’s BW Gas Limited supply a floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) to support its Interim Offshore LNG Terminal project in the Philippines.
Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell has received a notice to proceed (NTP) for a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) import scheme in the Philippines.
The Philippines this week approved yet another proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) import scheme as the country faces a looming gas supply crunch. However, the latest award, to AG&P, underscores the department of energy’s (DOE’s) lack of strategy for LNG imports in the power-hungry Southeast Asia nation.
Philippine business tycoons are eager to buy Shell’s stake in the deep-water Malampaya project. However, any potential suitors for the 45% interest, valued at between $250 million and $300 million by analysts at Rystad Energy, will need to bring strong technical skills to eek more gas out of the aging field.
Law makers in the Philippines are seeking to refocus the Philippine National Oil Company’s (PNOC’s) investment mandate towards exploration and production ventures. The move is part of an effort to revive the Southeast Asian nation’s ailing upstream sector and attract new investment as its energy security situation continues to deteriorate.