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Japan to Tackle Red Tape to Boost Renewable Energy

Apr 23, 2021

Japan plans to cut approval times for wind projects, open up abandoned farmland, boost grid capacity and other measures to slash red tape that has for decades impeded efforts to bring more renewable energy into the power mix.Actions to reduce…

Chevron Lobbies U.S. Officials to Protect its Energy Interests in Myanmar, as Sanctions Pressure Rises

Apr 22, 2021

U.S. oil giant Chevron Corp lobbied lawmakers and government officials to protect its energy interests in Myanmar during the first quarter, as the administration of President Joe Biden comes under pressure to impose sanctions against the south Asian country’s military junta…

CNOOC's 1Q Revenue Up 21% on Recovering Oil Prices

Apr 22, 2021

China's national offshore oil and gas producer CNOOC Ltd reported on Thursday its first-quarter revenue surged 21% on year on recovering oil and gas prices and higher sales.Revenue was 48.34 billion yuan ($7.45 billion) over the January-March period…

How Asia Changed the Global LNG Market in the Space of a Year

Apr 21, 2021

The past year has undoubtedly been the most dramatic in the history of the global LNG industry. Demand buffeted by lockdowns and recession, liquefaction shut-in, pre-FID supply projects delayed and spot LNG prices crashing to all-time lows before going into orbit…

Vestigo Petroleum Wins Rights to Develop Two Small Oil Fields Off Malaysia

Apr 21, 2021

Malaysia's Petronas has awarded the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for the South East Collins Cluster under the newly introduced Small Field Asset (SFA) PSC terms, to Vestigo Petroleum.The South East Collins Cluster, located in water depths of 42 to 45 meters 70km northeast of Labuan Island…

Japan: Mitsui, Hokutaku Form Offshore Wind Turbine Maintenance JV

Apr 16, 2021

Japanese conglomerate Mitsui and the country's largest wind turbine maintenance company Hokutaku, have this week formed Horizon Ocean Management, Ltd. ('HOM') for the purpose of providing inspection and maintenance services for offshore wind turbines…

Land-starved Singapore Turns to Floating Solar

Apr 16, 2021

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Singapore is betting on floating solar farms and vertical panels to increase its clean-energy supplies and cut carbon emissions, a model that could work in other densely populated cities, urban experts said…

Japan to Double Inter-regional Power Grid to Boost Offshore Wind

Apr 16, 2021

Japan aims to double its inter-regional power grid capacity by adding up to 23 gigawatts to help speed expansion of renewable energy such as offshore wind farms, the Nikkei business daily said on its online news site late on Thursday.The move…

Petronas Charters Maersk Drillship for Ultra-Deepwater Well in Gabon

Apr 16, 2021

Petronas' Gabon subsidiary PC Gabon Upstream has chartered Maersk Drilling's deepwater drillship for one exploration well in Gabon.Maersk Drilling will supply the 2013-built Maersk Viking drilling rig which PC Gabon Upstream will use to drill an ultra-deepwater exploration well at approximately 2…

World's First: CMHI's Offshore Rig Gets DNV's 'Smart vessel' Notation

Apr 15, 2021

Shen Lan Tan Suo, a semi-submersible drilling rig from China Merchant Heavy Industry (CMHI), has received DNV’s Smart vessel notation compliance certificate. The rig is now the world’s first offshore unit the first to receive DNV's newly developed notation…

MMHE to Build Offshore Platform, Pipeline for SapuraOMV's Jerun Field

Apr 15, 2021

Malaysia's offshore energy infrastructure construction firm Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE) has won a contract from SapuraOMV to build and install a platform and pipelines for the oil company's SK408W Jerun Development Project, offshore Sarawak…

Petronas Awards 3-Year Well Intervention Deal to Welltec

Apr 15, 2021

Offshore energy technology company Welltec has secured a three-year contract with the Malaysian oil firm Petronas as the sole provider of downhole conveyance and powered mechanical services for Petronas' Malaysia operations.Espen Dalland, Area…

DEME Offshore, Penta-Ocean form JV to Build Offshore Wind Farms in Japan

Apr 14, 2021

Belgium-based offshore installation company DEME Offshore and Japanese marine contractor Penta-Ocean Construction are forming a joint venture to focus on the construction of offshore wind farms in Japan. 'The new Joint Venture brings together…

Aibel: Large Johan Sverdrup P2 Platform Module Leaves Thailand

Apr 13, 2021

Norwegian company Aibel, specializing in the construction of modules for offshore oil and gas platforms, last week saw the giant Main Support Frame (MSF) module for the Johan Sverdrup P2 platform in Norway leave its yard in Thailand, two years after the start of the construction…

Eni Behind the Acquisition of KrisEnergy's Vietnam Block

Apr 12, 2021

Southeast Asia-focused oil firm KrisEnergy, after several delays, on March 31 completed the sale of its Block 115/09 offshore Vietnam, to an unnamed international major, never saying who the buyer was.Some two weeks later, on Monday, April 12…

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