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Japan's LNG Investments Drive Faces Risk of Souring

7 hours ago

Japan's banks and public agencies have funneled nearly $25 billion into liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects since 2017 but the investments may sour as prices plummet from the COVID-19 pandemic and as climate change risks rise, a new study shows.Spurred on by the government to boost energy security since the 2011 Fukushima disaster shut down the country's reactors, Japan's investment in LNG rivals that for coal…

Is Asia’s Offshore Wind Sector Ready For Take-off?

Jul 01, 2020

With virtually unlimited technical potential, offshore wind could play a critical role in helping to decarbonize the region, Wood Mackenzie's  Asia Pacific Vice-Chair Gavin Thompson writes.Asia’s pathway to a low carbon future is challenging…

Mermaid Targets Offshore Decommissioning Work in Thailand with New Business Unit

Jun 30, 2020

Thai-based offshore services provider Mermaid Maritime has said it has launched a business branch focused on offshore transportation, installation and decommissioning.Mermaid said Tuesday its new business unit’s immediate target is potential…

Gazprom Starts Construction of Arctic Offshore Platform

Jun 26, 2020

Construction of Gazprom's ice-resistant offshore production platform for the development of the Kamennomysskoye-Sea field began Thursday at the shipyard of Southern Shipbuilding and Repair Center (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) in the Astrakhan Region…

Woodmac: How has the Price Crash Changed the Upstream Sector?

Jun 25, 2020

According to Wood Mackenzie’s analysis, the oil price crash wiped US$1.6 trillion off the valuation of the global upstream industry.Andrew Pearson, vice president, upstream, said: 'This figure captures the impact of Wood Mackenzie’s downgraded…

ADNOC in $10B Mega Pipeline Deal with International Consortium

Jun 23, 2020

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) said on Tuesday it had signed a $10 billion gas infrastructure deal with a consortium of investors, while its chief executive told Reuters the company would keep a tight lid on costs amid low oil prices…

Australia: Triangle Energy Shuts Two Cliff Head Wells

Jun 19, 2020

Australian oil and gas firm Triangle Energy has shut production from two wells ell at the Cliff Head offshore field, one due to a pump failure, the other as a precautionary measure.'Production from CH6 [well] was shut-in on the afternoon of…

Petronas Puts Off Kebabangan Field Maintenance

Jun 19, 2020

Malaysia's Petronas said it has deferred maintenance activities at the Kebabangan gas field in Sabah, which had been originally slated for April.Malaysia implemented lockdown measures in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus.'Maintenance…

Seamec Awards Fugro a 3-Year IRM Deal Offshore India

Jun 18, 2020

Dutch offshore services company Fugro has won a 3-year inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) contract with Seamec in India.Under the contract, Fugro will support Seamec's asset management project for oil company  ONGC off the west coast of India…

New Report Outlines Big Potential for Offshore Wind

Jun 16, 2020

Offshore wind currently represents just a small piece of the world’s energy supply. But that’s changing faster than ever before as new and existing players look to tap the huge resource potential—and market opportunities—being unlocked by shrinking costs and technological advances…

Santos, Gold Fields Pen 3-Year Gas Supply Deal

Jun 16, 2020

Australia's oil and gas company Santos has entered into a new gas supply agreement with Gold Fields Limited for its three gold mines in Western Australia.Santos will supply nearly 5.5 petajoules of natural gas from its Varanus Island gas plant over three years…

Chevron Files Plans for Subsea Infrastructure Expansion at Gorgon

Jun 15, 2020

Chevron has filed an environment plant to Australian regulators related to the expansion of the subsea gathering network within the existing Gorgon and Jansz–Io offshore gas fields in Australia.Chevron Australia is the operator of the giant Gorgon project…

Allseas Debuts in China

Jun 04, 2020

Offshore installation firm Allseas has started pipelaying operations at the Lingshui 17-2 gas field in the South China Sea using two of its vessels Audacia and Calamity Jane. It is interesting to note that, while the company has over the years conducted work around the globe…

SapuraEnergy Nets $179,6M in New Deals Across SE Asia

Jun 03, 2020

Malaysian energy and offshore services company Sapura Energy has revealed it has recently secured a batch of contracts across Southeast Asia worth RM766 million ($179,6 million) in total.The contracts are secured by Sapura Energy's subsidiaries…

Melbana Gets More Time for Find Beehive Drilling Partner

May 29, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Melbana Energy has been given more time to work on its Beehive offshore prospect in the Bonaparte Basin off W. Australia.The company said Friday that the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator had approved…

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