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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…

CNOOC to Drill 227 Exploration Wells in 2020

Jan 13, 2020

Chinese oil company CNOOC plans to drill 227 exploration wells in 2020 and has set aside up to around $13,8 billion for capital expenditures, CNOOC's highest annual Capex since 2014, according to Reuters.CNOOC said Monday that its targeted net…

First Gas Flows From SapuraOMV's SK408 Block

Jan 13, 2020

SapuraOMV, an E&P joint venture between Malaysia's Sapura and Austrian OMV, has started the first production from SK408 block, off Malaysia, bringing online the Larak gas field. The SK408 gas fields are part of discoveries made by SapuraOMV Upstream in a drilling campaign in 2014…

Shell Presses Ahead with Malikai Phase 2

Jan 13, 2020

Oil giant Shell has made a decision to invest in the second phase of its Malikai deepwater development offshore Malaysia.In an announcement on Monday, Shell's Malaysian subsidiary Sabah Shell Petroleum Company, the operator of the Malikai Tension-Leg Platform (TLP) located offshore Sabah…

Replacement Turret for Lufeng FSO Completed

Jan 10, 2020

SOFEC said it has loaded out of the replacement turret for the floating storage and offloading unit (FSO) HYSY121 at the Lufeng field, in the South China Sea.The construction was completed at Penglai Jutal Offshore Engineering Heavy Industries Co…

Indonesia Plans New Gas Pricing for Industrial Users

Jan 09, 2020

Indonesia plans to unveil a new gas pricing policy for industrial customers in March in a bid to lower energy costs for manufacturers, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arifin Tasrif said on Thursday.Indonesia's President Joko Widodo earlier…

China Opens Up to Foreign E&P Firms

Jan 09, 2020

For the first time, China will this year allow foreign companies to explore for and produce oil and gas in the country, opening up the industry to firms other than state-run energy giants, as Beijing looks to boost domestic energy supplies.The…

Oil Hits $70 a Barrel

Jan 06, 2020

Oil prices rose a further 2% on Monday, pushing Brent above $70 a barrel, as rhetoric from the United States, Iran and Iraq fanned tensions in the Middle East after a U.S. air strike which killed a top Iranian military commander.Brent crude futures soared to a high of $70…

Petrochemicals: Weak Margins Sweep Asia

Jan 03, 2020

Asian petrochemical makers, who are unable to pass down sky-high feedstock costs, are resorting to run cuts or extending cracker shutdown periods to tie through the bad times.The gloom was evident across South Korea, Asia's top naphtha importer…

ENA Shogun Signed On One-year Deal

Jan 03, 2020

Anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel ENA Shogun will commence a one-year project (+options to proceed further) with a Bruneian oil company, primarily supporting semi-submersible rigs in their fleet.VOS Singapore said it has secured a third…

Sapura Esperanza Extended in Malaysia

Jan 03, 2020

Oil and gas services firm Sapura Energy said it has been awarded a contract extension by Sarawak Shell Berhad / Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Limited, for the provision of a semi-submersible tender assist drilling rig, Sapura Esperanza.The contract…

Polarcus Wins Seismic Project in APAC

Dec 23, 2019

Polarcus has been awarded an XArray marine seismic acquisition project in the Asia Pacific region, the company announced on Monday.According to Polarcus, the work is slated to commence in the second quarter of 2020 with a duration of approximately four months.

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…

Equinor, Rosneft to develop Arctic oilfield

Dec 23, 2019

Russia's Rosneft and Norway's Equinor have agreed details on how to develop an Arctic Siberian onshore oilfield, they said on Monday, their first joint investment since agreeing a strategic partnership in 2012.The firms expect to extract about…

Layang Field Starts Oil Production

Dec 20, 2019

Commercial oil production started earlier this month from Layang field on Block SK10 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia, operator JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation announced this week.Layang, which has been producing natural gas since May 2017…

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