Indonesian national oil company (NOC) Pertamina is finalising studies to replace ageing facilities at its Offshore North West Java (ONWJ) and Offshore South East Sumatra (OSES) blocks to help improve production, according to upstream regulator SKKMigas.
Singaporean rig builders Keppel Corporation and Sembcorp Marine this morning requested a halt in the trading of their shares pending announcements.
Russian state oil and gas producer Zarubezhneft aims to create a new gas cluster with assets in Vietnam and Indonesia following recent deals involving Premier Oil and Rosneft.
Velesto Energy’s NAGA (dragon) 7 jack-up drilling rig that sunk offshore Malaysia last month while under contract to ConocoPhillips will be abandoned.
India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is seeking to buy newly built jack-up drilling rigs as the national oil company (NOC) looks to secure long-term offshore drilling capacity.
There are increasing signals that the long-stalled multi-billion dollar Block B gas project offshore Vietnam could finally start making progress again this year.
US-based EOG Resources will make its first foray in Australia after buying 100% stake in the high-risk Beehive prospect that could hold up to 1.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe). Beehive is potentially the largest undrilled hydrocarbon prospect in Australia.
A union boss has joined calls to stop “degrading” treatment of women working offshore in the North Sea.
Harassment of women offshore has been branded “unacceptable” as a female engineer shared her experience of facing catcalling while working in the North Sea.
Twinza is suspending the development of its Pasca A offshore project in Papua New Guinea (PNG) after the government reneged on a previous agreement and increased its demands.
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Indonesia’s Saka Energi is pressing ahead with expansion projects at its Pangkah production sharing contract offshore East Java, Indonesia.
In the last year, the Covid-19 pandemic has increased the risks of working in what was already one of the most hostile environments on Earth. But, with the first anniversary of the outbreak not long in our collective rear-view mirrors, offshore workers in the North Sea are facing a twin threat: emerging new variants of the virus and increasing Covid-fatigue and complacency.
Global energy consultancy Xodus Group has appointed a new late life and decommissioning lead in Asia-Pacific following a significant increase in activity in the region.
The UK Government has unveiled plans to invest up to £95million to create offshore wind ports at Teesside and Humber.
Human rights groups and industry executives have slammed Woodside Energy’s rationale to proceed with a major gas development and exploration campaign in Myanmar following a military coup and subsequent bloody protests.
Malaysia will offer 13 offshore exploration blocks, including discovered fields and deep-water opportunities, as part of its Malaysia Bid Round (MBR) 2021 due to launch on 26 February.
Malaysian national oil company (NOC) Petronas and robotics company ANYbotics are co-developing a four-legged dog-like robot for autonomous robotic inspection at offshore oil and gas platforms.
The next 24 months will see a “rebound” in work for the UK North Sea, according to Westwood Global, with a clutch of offshore projects for contractors to keep an eye on.
The Indian government is trying to persuade ExxonMobil to take stakes in offshore acreage controlled by state-backed Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).
China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) is expected to have another solid year in 2021 as offshore capital spending is set to surge to record levels in China.
CNOOC, China’s third-biggest oil company, aims to raise its capital spending this year to between 90 billion and 100 billion yuan ($15 billion), the highest level since 2014, bucking the industry trend.
Malaysian national oil company (NOC) Petronas said that it is making every effort to ensure the safety of about 155 workers that are sub-contracted on a barge servicing its Yetagun platform in the Andaman Sea off Myanmar following the military coup.
A north-east charity is asking for donations of surplus offshore thermal wear to help its staff and service users keep warm in the depths of winter.
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