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LNG Tankers Build Up around Indian Ports after Force Majeure

Mar 27, 2020

At least five fully-laden liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers are idling offshore India, as yet unable to discharge their cargoes, after importers there declared force majeure earlier this week, according to an analyst and shipping sources.Gas demand is falling globally amid the fast-spreading coronavirus which has capped industrial output, forcing LNG tankers in several regions to remain at sea fully laden with no immediate destination…

Woodside Gets OK for Scarborough Proposal

Apr 02, 2020

Australian offshore oil and gas safety regulator NOPSEMA has approved Woodside's offshore project proposal (OPP) from for the development of the Scarborough gas fields off northern Western Australia.The OPP is the primary Commonwealth environmental…

Worley, Chevron Extend Service Contract in Australia

Mar 31, 2020

Australian energy services company Worley has secured an extension to an existing services contract with Chevron Australia.Under the contract, engineering and procurement services will be provided to support Chevron's Australian assets, including the Gorgon project…

Australia May Need LNG Imports from 2024

Mar 27, 2020

Australia will need to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) by 2024 for its southern states to avoid shortfalls unless more gas fields are developed locally and pipelines are expanded, the country's energy market operator said on Friday.Despite…

Sakhalin-2 LNG Plant Ships Out 1,800th LNG Cargo

Mar 26, 2020

The Port of Prigorodnoye on the Pacific coast in the Russian Far East has loaded its 1,800th LNG cargo produced at the Sakhalin-2 LNG plant, in operation since 2009, Gazprom has informed.The LNG cargo was loaded onto the Hyundai Aquapia LNG carrier…

Indian LNG Importers Issue Force Majeure Notices

Mar 25, 2020

Indian liquefied natural gas (LNG) importers have started to issue force majeure notices as domestic gas demand slumps and as port operations in the country get hit by a lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, sources told Reuters.'Demand…

Santos Sells 25% in Darwin LNG and Bayu Undan Field for $390M

Mar 12, 2020

Australia's oil and gas company Santos will sell a 25% interest in Darwin LNG and Bayu Undan gas condensate offshore field to SK E&S for US$390 million with effect from October 1, 2019 with customary adjustments on completion.Santos also said…

Coronavirus Delays Three Indonesian LNG Cargoes to China

Feb 27, 2020

Shipments of three liquefied natural gas cargoes from Indonesia's Tangguh LNG Plant to Fujian province in China have been delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak, Indonesia's upstream oil and gas regulator SKK Migas said on ThursdayThe cargoes…

Petronas Posts Lower Profit, Warns of Market Volatility

Feb 26, 2020

Malaysian state oil firm Petronas said on Wednesday its fourth-quarter profit slumped 71%, hurt by impairment costs and lower prices of major products.Petronas said profit after tax for the October-December period fell to 4.1 billion ringgit ($968…

Woodside, BHP Align Scarborough Gas Field Interests

Feb 26, 2020

Australian companies Woodside and BHP have agreed to align their participating interests across the WA-1-R (Scarborough) and WA-62-R (North Scarborough) titles containing the undeveloped Scarborough gas field.The alignment will result in Woodside holding a 73…

India Set to Import Record LNG Volumes

Feb 21, 2020

India is set to import record volumes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) this month, data shows, taking advantage of the super-chilled fuel's price hitting all-time lows due to the coronavirus outbreak dampening demand in China. The South Asian nation is estimated to import about 2…

Where Next for Exploration in Asia Pacific?

Feb 18, 2020

The drill bit still plays a key role across the region, with exploration increasingly the domain of national oil companiesReports of the death of exploration have been greatly exaggerated. Since the 2014 oil price downturn, the industry has re-imagined exploration…

Woodside Pushes Back Browse FID Again

Feb 14, 2020

Australian oil and gas giant Woodside has delayed the long-expected Final Investment Decision for the massive Browse gas development off W. Australia again. The offshore area comprising the Brecknock, Calliance, and Torosa fields - the Browse resource - sits in the offshore Browse Basin…

CNOOC, Oz LNG Player Ratings Unaffected by Force Majeure

Feb 14, 2020

S&P Global said on Thursday that China National Offshore Oil Corp's (CNOOC) recent declaration of force majeure on some liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports will not affect its ratings or that of Australian LNG exporters.CNOOC, China's biggest LNG importer…

Coronavirus Knocks 4 Asia-bound LNG Tankers Off Course

Feb 14, 2020

Four liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers bound for North Asia have changed destination or diverted after the coronavirus outbreak hit gas demand in China, the world's second-biggest buyer of the super-chilled fuel, five sources said. In addition…

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