Malaysia’s state-owned energy company Petronas is planning to build a third multi-billion dollar floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) unit to help solve challenges commercialising gas offshore Sabah in Malaysia as part of an effort to appease ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) and Shell (AMS:RDSA) following losses related to an upstream development.
State-backed Thai player PTT Exploration & Production’s (PTTEP’s) new chief executive, Montri Rawanchaikul, intends to strengthen the firm’s core upstream business in Southeast Asia, while preparing for new energy opportunities.
Jakarta is preparing to bolster its maritime security defences in the Natuna Sea, which is rich in fisheries and natural gas, after increasing incursions by Chinese vessels within Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The news should provide some comfort to upstream oil and gas investors operating in the Natuna Sea.
A production issue at the Shell-operated Gumusut-Kakap field offshore Sabah in East Malaysia will see exports of the country’s flagship crude oil Kimanis fall in October and November, reported Reuters.
Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) is working with Netherlands-based TechnologyCatalogue.com to find novel and proven technologies to reduce its carbon (CO2) footprint.
Chevron is responsible for decommissioning dozens of platforms at the giant Erawan Block, which it will hand over to Thai national oil company PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) in April 2022, when its concessionary contract expires. However, delays in official government approvals leaves key decommissioning contracts stalled for now.
Natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) will remain highly important to Thailand’s power sector and as a bridging fuel during the Southeast Asian nation’s energy transition, Auttapol Rerkpiboon, chief executive of state-backed Thai energy company PTT, told the Future Energy Asia conference today.
Thailand’s B.Grimm Power will form a 50/50 joint venture to source and trade liquefied natural gas (LNG) with PTT Global LNG, a subsidiary of state-backed energy company PTT.
Indonesian national oil company (NOC) Pertamina is doggedly pursuing US major ExxonMobil to help it develop oil resources at the giant East Natuna field in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Development of the field faces huge technical, economic and geopolitical challenges, but Pertamina believes a gradual phased development, starting with oil could offer a solution.
Thailand’s oil giant, whose sales account for about 10% of the nation’s economic output, is suddenly spending billions of dollars on electric-vehicle and renewable-energy companies and tilting its traditional businesses toward chemicals and plastics.
Norwegian offshore drilling company Borr Drilling has received a letter of award covering a 105-day contract for its Gunnlod jack-up working for an undisclosed operator in Malaysia.
UK-based upstream player Harbour Energy has restarted development well drilling at its Natuna Sea Block A offshore Indonesia after operations were suspended due to a helicopter accident last week.
Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) is managing to maintain its upstream oil and gas production obligations in Myanmar despite recent turbulence in the country that has delayed some activities.
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.
Deep-water drilling activities are bouncing back in Southeast Asia following a lacklustre 2020 with overall spending expected to rise 51% this year to $504 million and almost back to 2019 levels, estimates from Rystad Energy show.
A United Nations (UN) human rights investigator has urged countries to impose economic sanctions on Myanmar’s oil and gas sector to cripple the military junta that seized power in a coup five months ago, reported Reuters.
Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) said it will need between one and two years to hit its contractual production target at the Erawan field offshore Thailand once it takes over from current operator Chevron.
Shell has failed to generate any significant interest in the sales process for its share of the giant Abadi LNG project one year after the Indonesian government announced the Anglo-Dutch supermajor’s intention to divest.
Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) is having difficulty accessing the Chevron-operated Erawan gas field to install production facilities as planned, ahead of a transition next year. PTTEP is now reportedly “losing hope” of gaining access before next April’s handover due to an unresolved legal battle with Chevron.
Petronas and Hess have agreed amendments to an existing upstream gas sales agreement for fields offshore Malaysia that cements the value of the US-based company’s North Malay Basin assets. This makes any potential divestment process easier as Hess focuses on its prolific acreage offshore Guyana.
French energy giant TotalEnergies has said it has done everything within its power for now to limit revenues going to the military junta in Myanmar while staying within a legal framework and maintaining crucial power supplies.
Total and Chevron will suspend cash distribution by a joint venture that counts a Myanmar state-owned company as a shareholder.
Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) and Malaysia’s Petronas have made a second gas discovery in the shallow waters of Balingian province off the Malaysian state of Sarawak.
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.
Chevron’s recently-appointed president Chatit Huayhongtong has pledged to ensure a smooth transfer of its Erawan gas field, now facing a legal dispute, to Thai upstream company PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP), reported the Bangkok Post.