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Kazakhstan: No Shutdown Planned for COVID-19-hit Tengiz Field

3 hours ago

Kazakhstan has no plans to shut down oil production at its biggest oilfield, Tengiz, despite the novel coronavirus outbreak among its workers, the Central Asian nation's energy minister said on Wednesday.Kazakhstan's chief sanitary doctor said last week the field's operator, Chevron-led Tengizchevroil, might have to suspend operations if a plan to curb the spread of the virus at the site fails.But…

Japan's Refiners Facing Stagnant Market May Cut Capacity

May 26, 2020

Japanese refineries may be forced to shut down capacity once again unless they see a strong recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. They've been hit by declining use for fuel at home, competition from newer refineries in China and South Korea dominating in other markets…

Conrad: Mako Discovery One of 'Largest Ever' in West Natuna Basin

May 26, 2020

Conrad Petroleum, the operator of the Duyung offshore block in Indonesia containing the Mako gas field, has said that an independent resource audit has shown that  Mako is one of the largest gas fields ever discovered in West Natuna Basin.Following the drilling campaign completed in late 2019…

India's April Crude Processing in Biggest Drop Since 2003

May 25, 2020

India's crude oil processing in April slumped by 28.8% from a year earlier, its biggest drop since at least 2003, as a nationwide lockdown weighed on fuel demand and forced refiners to cut production.Refiners processed about 14.75 million tonnes or 3…

Lockdown Measures Tightened at Kazakhstan's Karachaganak Gas Field

May 25, 2020

Kazakhstan has tightened lockdown measures at its biggest gas condensate field Karachaganak after confirming the first case of novel coronavirus among its staff, authorities said on Monday.The chief sanitary doctor in Western Kazakhstan province…

Malaysia: Tanjong Baram Field Contract Terminated

May 22, 2020

Malaysia's Uzma Energy Ventures has said that the Tanjong Baram small field risk service contract between Petronas and Uzma & EnQuest joint venture has been terminated.The contract's objective was to develop and produce petroleum from the Tanjong Baram field…

Lightning Sparks Fire at Hengyuan's Malaysian Refinery

May 22, 2020

Hengyuan Refining Company Bhd said on Friday that a tank storing crude oil had caught fire at its refinery on the Malaysian west coast.Preliminary investigations show the fire at the Port Dickson refinery was due to a lightning strike, the company said in a statement…

Petronas Braces for Severe 2020 Hit. 1Q Profit Down 68%

May 22, 2020

Malaysian state oil firm Petronas posted a 68% slump in first-quarter profit on Friday and said it would cut capital expenditure and operating expenses as it braces for a big hit to its full-year performance due to the coronavirus pandemic.Petronas…

China to Boost Energy Reserve Capacity, Support Unconventional Gas Exploration

May 22, 2020

China said on Friday it will bolster the capacity of the country's energy reserves and offer lower gas and electricity charges to key industries, as it looks to ensure energy supply and offset the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.In energy announcements on the first day of the parliament…

Indonesia OKs Coro's Duyung PSC Farm-In

May 22, 2020

Southeast Asian focused upstream oil and gas company Coro Energy has received all the necessary approvals by the Indonesian Government and has completed the acquisition of an interest in the Duyung offshore block, containing the Mako gas field…

Hyundai Heavy Bags Double VLCC Order

May 21, 2020

South Korea's shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries has secured an order to build two very large crude carriers for unnamed European shipowners.The value of the orders for two 300,000-ton VLCCs, which will be equipped with scrubbers to meet IMO emission regulations…

2H Offshore Installs Wellhead Platform Offshore Malaysia

May 21, 2020

2H Offshore, an Acteon company, has completed the installation of a lightweight, conductor supported, minimum facility wellhead platform offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.The company was responsible for the concept, detailed design, transportation…

Japan's JXTG to Spend $14B on Low-Carbon Transformation

May 20, 2020

JXTG Holdings Inc, Japan's biggest oil refiner, said on Wednesday it will spend 1.5 trillion yen ($14 billion) for the next three years to drive its transformation into a supplier of low-carbon energy and materials.The planned spending, mapped…

Tanjung Offshore Nets 4-Year Contract with Hess

May 20, 2020

Malaysian offshore services provider Tanjung Offshore has secured a contract with Carigali Hess Operating Company, a Malaysian subsidiary of the U.S. oil company Hess Corp.The contract is for the provision of onshore fabrication, offshore hook-up and commissioning for infill flowlines…

KrisEnergy's Ang Becomes Permanent CFO

May 19, 2020

Southeast Asia-focused oil company KrisEnergy has appointed Joanne Ang, currently the Group’s interim Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), as a permanent CFO.“The Board has reviewed and considered the qualifications, relevant experience and past performance of Ms…

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