The former boss of Malaysian national oil company (NOC) Petronas, Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee, has joined ExxonMobil’s board of directors, in a move that has surprised some industry watchers.
Thailand’s state-backed upstream player PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) said Monday that its $2.45 billion deal to buy a 20% stake in one of Oman’s strategic gas fields from UK major BP will pave the way for future investments in the Middle East.
Oil and gas companies across the globe are facing something of a balancing act currently.
Fugro has clinched a contract with Malaysian oil firm Petronas for positioning services for an exploration programme in the Guyana-Suriname Basin.
Petronas has made a first discovery offshore Suriname, in Block 52, at the Sloanea-1 exploration well.
The Chinese coast guard has been harassing a drilling rig contracted to Thailand’s PTTEP in Malaysian waters off Sarawak as the company attempts to appraise its biggest ever gas discovery.
A pair of oil and gas fields controlled by Japanese companies offshore Vietnam could become a potential flash point in the disputed waters of the South China Sea as Beijing continually seeks to aggressively assert its claims.
The eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak, home to the country’s LNG export complex, will soon open onshore acreage for bidding, as it hopes to revitalise its onshore oil and gas industry after taking regulatory control from the federal government.
The Petronas-operated Bintulu LNG export complex, in the eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak, desperately needs new gas supplies to maintain its exports in the near-to-medium term, as legacy fields mature.
Petronas has said it is “deeply saddened” after a maintenance vessel crashed into a platform in the South China Sea, killing two people.
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.
After reporting a $5 billion loss, Malaysian national oil company (NOC) Petronas is eager to see new money flow into its domestic upstream sector, especially as the majors, such as ExxonMobil, seek to exit the Southeast Asian nation.
Analysts are expecting a backlash from Beijing as Malaysian national oil company (NOC) Petronas prepares to drill in gas-rich Block SK 316 in the South China Sea off the eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak.
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.