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.
Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) said yesterday that there is still “no clarity” around access to the Chevron-operated Erawan gas field off Thailand ahead of a transition next year. PTTEP wants access before next April’s handover to ensure a smooth transition and stem a production decline at the field, which is key to Thai energy security.
Qatar Petroleum is set to supply another 1 million tonnes per year (t/y) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China after signing a 10-year contract with Shell. The deal brings Qatari LNG supplies to China under long-term deals to 12 million t/y.
Japanese trading house Mitsui has chosen the Philippines for the company’s first mega solar project in Southeast Asia.
Japan’s Mitsui aims to invest in India’s nascent small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure, including logistics and receiving facilities, after signing a memorandum of understanding with Indian company Inoxcva.
Qatar Petroleum (QP) will become the sole owner of the Qatargas 1 joint venture, after opting not to renew the deal with Total, ExxonMobil, Marubeni and Mitsui.
Russian gas independent Novatek is set to export more than 3 million tonnes per year (t/y) of LNG to China from the Arctic LNG 2 project as part of its latest deal with Shenergy Group.
Japanese companies are increasingly focused on upstream portfolio rationalisation, with divestment of non-operated stakes in smaller oil, as well as other non-core assets, expected to accelerate, research from Wood Mackenzie shows.
Myanmar faces a potential energy crunch following a bloodless military coup that is set to delay urgent upstream investment and derail vital liquefied natural gas (LNG) import projects.
Chevron is seeking contractors for a major retirement campaign across the Gulf of Thailand as the Southeast Asian nation braces for a huge wave of decommissioning.
An Aberdeen-based engineering group is eyeing a boost from Russia’s Far East after Covid-19 left it “scrimping and saving”, its boss said.
The $14.9 billion Mozambique LNG financing has been signed, Oil India Ltd (OIL) has said.
Sempra Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Mitsui & Co. potentially entering LNG projects in the US and Mexico.
Two Japanese firms have agreed to buy 50% of Akofs Offshore from Norwegian oil service investor Akastor for $142.5 million.
Untapped offshore wind is luring Japan’s biggest commodity houses to invest in projects in Taiwan and at home, buoyed by favorable government policies that support development of the clean power.
Modec, Mitsui, Mitsui OSK Lines, Marubeni and Mitsui E&S will collaborate on an ultra-deepwater Brazilian FPSO charter project.
Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) have announced a liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessel deal.
Australian energy company AWE said today that it had received an “unsolicited” takeover offer from Japan’s Mitsui & Co.
A group of Japanese firms said today that they had agreed to invest in a long-term charter business which will provide an FPSO for the Sepia area offshore Brazil.
Norwegian oil service investment firm Akastor said today that a Japanese business had provisionally agreed to buy into one of its portfolio companies.
Tokyo-based Mitsui & Co has agreed to buy a 20% interest in two of Shell’s assets in the Gulf of Mexico. The Kaikias and Circius assets lie about 100 kilometres south-east of New Orleans and are thought to contain recoverable resources of 100million barrels of oil. The value of the deal was not disclosed.
Akastor and Mitsui have signed a joint venture to acquire both the Skandi Santos hull from DOF Subsea Rederi AS and the Skandi Santos topside from AKOFS.
Santos has completed the sale of its 35% non-operated share in the Kipper gas field to Japanese firm Mitsui for $520million in cash.