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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…

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…

Geoscience Packages Reveal APAC Prospectivity

Dec 12, 2019

French-based geophysical services company CGG reports it has completed JumpStart multi-client geoscience packages for the North West Shelf (NWS) of Australia and the Banda Arc in the Asia-Pacific region, and made both packages available to help…

Malaysian State Open to Buying Petronas Stake

Dec 11, 2019

Malaysia's Terengganu state said on Wednesday it was open to buying a stake in national energy giant Petronas, after Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he was considering such a sale to raise funds for his heavily-indebted federal government…

Russia Expecting Oil Output Bump

Dec 06, 2019

Russia still expects an increase in 2019 oil output to a record 556-560 million tonnes from 555.8 million tonnes produced in 2018, Energy Minister Alexander Novak told the ministry's magazine, in comments published on Thursday.That would mean production would reach between 11…

Fugro Completes Deepwater AUV Survey for BSP

Dec 06, 2019

Fugro reports it has completed the first deepwater autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) site survey for Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP).The survey was performed in August in water depths of 600 m using the Fugro Equator, a dedicated geophysical survey vessel…

China to Launch State Pipeline Group

Dec 06, 2019

China plans to launch its long-awaited national oil and gas pipeline company on Monday, part of a sector-wide reform aimed at providing fair market access to infrastructure and boost investment in oil and gas production.Most of the country's…

Neptune Buys East Sepinggan Stake

Dec 05, 2019

Neptune Energy has acquired from Eni a 20% participating interest in the in the East Sepinggan area offshore Indonesia.Eni, with 65% interest, will continue to be the operator of the area which is located in the East Sepinggan area, offshore East Kalimantan in Indonesia…

EnQuest Awarded Block PM409 PSC

Dec 04, 2019

Independent oil and gas production and development company EnQuest said it has been awarded the Block PM409 Production Sharing Contract (PSC) in partnership with Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) by Petronas. Under the terms of the PSC, EnQuest…

Santos Lifts 2025 Production Forecast

Dec 03, 2019

Santos Ltd on Tuesday increased its forecast for 2025 production by 20% underpinned by oil and gas projects it plans to develop in Australia and Papua New Guinea.The company plans to produce 120 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe) a year by 2025…

Indonesia Mulls Production Contract Schemes

Dec 02, 2019

Indonesia considers allowing for production sharing oil and gas contracts optionsIndonesia is considering letting energy companies stick with the 'cost recovery' system for oil and gas production sharing contracts, the energy minister said on Monday…

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