Sasol has opted to drop an exploration licence offshore central Mozambique.
Maersk Drillng has won a £16.6m ($20.4m) contract with Petronas off Suriname.
Petronas’ new CEO is expected to take a more conciliatory approach to a dispute with Sarawak, as well as prepare the Malaysian NOC for a potential public listing
Malaysia’s Petronas has delivered Myanmar’s first ever LNG cargoes. This marks the emergence of a new consumer for the fuel in the Asia region.
Thailand is issuing more liquefied natural gas (LNG) import licences as it attempts to liberalise its gas market and position itself as a regional LNG trading hub.
China has arguably triumphed in its face-off with Malaysia over oil and gas exploration in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.
National oil companies (NOCs) globally are estimated to cut exploration budgets by over a quarter on average in 2020, says Wood Mackenzie.
Tensions are rising in the resource-rich South China Sea following a recent standoff between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing over Malaysian oil and gas exploration.
Cashed-up Asian NOCs are actively screening international assets and companies for once-in-a lifetime acquisition opportunities amidst the global downturn.
A four-month long standoff over oil and gas operations in the South China Sea is intensifying between Malaysian, Chinese, and Vietnamese ships, though all three governments have managed to keep it out of the public eye, until very recently.
While most international oil companies (IOCs) have stated they will make major spending cuts this year in response to the downturn, Asian national oil companies (NOCs) are expected to maintain domestic upstream spending to help employment and economic activity levels.
Petronas is considering selling its stake in a joint project in Chad with ExxonMobil, according to people familiar with the matter.
European and Chinese oil and gas firms are well ahead of US rivals in the energy transition race, new research has found.
Looming wave of final investment decisions (FIDs) will provide massive boost for offshore oilfield service sector in Southeast Asia
Egypt has signed deals with four companies for exploration in the Western Desert and Mediterranean Sea.
Australia’s FAR has awarded a contract to acquire 3D seismic in The Gambia to Shearwater GeoServices.
Confidence continues to return for offshore work, with offshore seismic companies reporting improved performance from contract work, while multi-client continues to lag.
Egypt has licensed a number of areas, including the award of around 7,000 square km to ExxonMobil in the offshore.
Decommissioning Southeast Asia’s aging oilfields offers a vast but challenging market opportunity.
Oil firm Enquest has announced the award of a production block off the coast of Malaysia.
China’s CNOOC Ltd has signed up to explore two blocks in Gabon, the 11th contract signed since the country brought in its new hydrocarbon code.
Sudan has undergone a tumultuous 10 years, from the loss of much of its oil production with the breaking away of South Sudan, to the recent and dramatic change of government.
South Sudan plans to offer 13 blocks under a licence round to be launched in the first quarter of 2020, moving away from the previous preference for direct negotiations.
Gabon has signed a number of new exploration licences, while also extending production licences.
Plans are afoot for an initial public offering (IPO) of South Africa’s Engen, which might provide a rare bright spot in the country’s institutional outlook.