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India to Invite Foreign Investment in State-owned Oil Companies

Nov 12, 2019

International energy firms will be invited to participate in India's privatization of state-owned oil companies, the country's Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said late on Monday.Pradhan said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently met with the chief executives of energy firms in Houston, including those from Exxon Mobil Corp, BP Plc, Royal Dutch Shell, Rosneft Oil Co, Saudi Aramco and Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (Adnoc)…

Oil Spill from S-Oil's Offshore Buoy Contained Off S.Korea

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A crude oil spill from South Korea's S-Oil's offshore buoy was contained off the southeastern coast of South Korea, the country's coast guard and the refiner said on Wednesday. The leak occurred early Wednesday as the offshore buoy's pressure gauge was broken but the source of the leak was sealed…

Fugro Takes Part in Cambodia's First Oil Development

Jan 28, 2020

KrisEnergy has hired the Dutch offshore survey services provider Fugro to carry out a geotechnical survey at the Apsara oil field, offshore Cambodia.The Apsara field lies over the Khmer Basin, an unproduced geological basin in Cambodian maritime waters in the Gulf of Thailand…

Shearwater Clinches 3D Survey Work Offshore India

Jan 22, 2020

Shearwater GeoServices will carry out a 3D marine seismic survey offshore India under a new contract awarded by ONGC.The Norwegian seismic company will start the 3D broadband marine seismic acquisition campaign in Q1 2020.The 4-month survey for the Indian oil company covers 2…

China Can't Meet Its US Energy Commitments

Jan 21, 2020

The more you delve into the details of China's commitment to buy an additional $52.4 billion in U.S. energy over the next two years, the more it becomes apparent the goal is unachievable, even with the best will in the world.As part of the 'Phase 1' trade truce between Beijing and Washington…

GC Rieber Crew Boats Stay in Russian Far East

Jan 17, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner GC Rieber Shipping has clinched two crew-boat contract extensions in the Russian Far East.Through its JV with Russian company Prisco, GC Rieber signed a new 1+1 year charter agreements with Sakhalin Energy Investment…

Shelf Drilling Finds Work for Ex-Maersk Jack-Up

Jan 14, 2020

The U.S. oil major Chevron has chartered a Shelf Drilling jack-up drilling rig on a long-term deal. Chevron will use the rig in Thailand.Shelf Drilling said on Tuesday that Chevron Thailand had contracted the Shelf Drilling Enterprise jack-up unit…

Petronas Buys Stake in Andaman III Block

Dec 23, 2019

Malaysia's state-owned oil and gas company Petronas has acquired 49% of Repsol SA's participating interest in Andaman III oil and gas block off the coast of Aceh, Indonesia, according to a Petronas statement released on Monday.Repsol will still hold a 51% stake in the block after the deal…

Yothaka East-2 Sidetrack Disappoints

Dec 13, 2019

Tap Oil on Friday shared an update on the Yothaka East-2 appraisal well drilled in the G1/48 concession Manora Production License, operated by Mubadala Petroleum, in the Northern Gulf of Thailand.Operations on the sidetrack of the Yothaka East…

First Steel Cut for Cambodia Apsara Platform

Dec 09, 2019

Independent upstream oil and gas company KrisEnergy said first steel has been cut for the minimum facilities wellhead platform (MiniPlatform) for the Apsara oil field in Block A, offshore Cambodia, the nation’s maiden hydrocarbon development…

VOS Champion Starts New Charter

Dec 06, 2019

Vroon Offshore Services reports its Singapore-managed anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS ) vessel VOS Champion has started a five-month contract with a major international oil and gas engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contractor…

Thunder Cranes Wins Chevron Contract

Nov 20, 2019

The Thunder Cranes Group said it has secured a contract to support Chevron on a three-year plug and abandonment project in the Gulf of Thailand that will include some 3,000 wells.The multimillion-dollar contract will see Thunder Cranes add a further three brand new TC90XL cranes to its fleet…

Shell Buys Total's Stake in Brunei Block

Oct 30, 2019

Total said it has signed an agreement to sell wholly owned subsidiary Total E&P Deep Offshore Borneo BV — which holds an 86.95% interest in Block CA1, located 100 kilometers off the coast of Brunei — to Shell for $300 million.“This transaction…

Searcher Completes Northern Basins Study

Oct 23, 2019

Searcher Seismic announced the expansion of its modern offshore data library with the completion of its Northern Basins Prospectivity Study in Papua New Guinea.The independent multi-client company providing seismic datasets and associated products to the global oil and gas industry…

Tankers Unable to Offload in Malaysian Port

Oct 22, 2019

Refineries at Port Dickson on Peninsular Malaysia's west coast are unable to receive crude oil after a port facility that carries crude from the ships to the plants broke down.A system known as a single point mooring (SPM) unit, a loading buoy…

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