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Chinese Survey Ship Leaves Malaysian Waters After Standoff

May 15, 2020

A Chinese survey ship that had been involved in a month-long standoff with a Malaysian oil exploration vessel in the South China Sea has left Malaysia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), shipping data showed on Friday.Since mid-April, the Haiyang Dizhi 8 had been surveying in the EEZ, close to where a drillship contracted by Malaysian state oil firm Petronas had been operating in waters claimed by Malaysia…

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…

Oil Price at Highest Since March

May 21, 2020

Oil rose on Thursday to its highest since March, supported by lower U.S. crude inventories, OPEC-led supply cuts and recovering demand as governments ease restrictions on people's movements imposed due to the coronavirus crisis.Crude prices have slumped in 2020…

Australia: Polarcus Completes Petrel Survey for Neptune

May 21, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy on Thursday announced the completion of the acquisition of the 3D broadband seismic survey of the extensive Petrel field located in the Bonaparte basin of Australia.'The 2,900 km2 survey significantly expanded…

China to Receive Rare U.S. Ethanol Shipment on Friday

May 21, 2020

A rare ethanol shipment of U.S. origin is expected to arrive in China this month, according to three industry sources and shipping data, probably the first such cargo since the two countries struck an initial trade deal in January.The market…

Flexible ballast water treatment for offshore needs

May 20, 2020

Flexible ballast water treatment for offshore needsRequirements in the offshore industry are diverse. With vessels ranging from smaller supply ships and anchor handling tugs to large drill ships and accommodation platforms, there are seldom one-size-fits-all solutions…

LNG Carrier Delivered to Nakilat

May 20, 2020

Qatari shipping company Nakilat took delivery of a newbuild liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Global Energy. Built by South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), the vessel will be managed in-house by Nakilat and is the…

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…

National Oil Companies to Cut Over a Quarter of Exploration Budgets

May 20, 2020

National oil companies (NOCs) globally are estimated to cut exploration budgets by over a quarter on average in 2020, says energy intelligence group Wood Mackenzie.Woodmac said Wednesday its analysis was based on announcements and tracking well plans of 11 top spending NOC explorers…

Petronas Farms Out Part of Suriname Offshore Block to Exxon

May 19, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has completed the farm-down of a 50% stake in an offshore Suriname block to a subsidiary of ExxonMobil.The offshore block, known as Block 52, is located north of the coast of Paramaribo, Suriname’s capital city…

Brent Hits One-month High, U.S. Oil Tops $32 as Lockdowns Ease

May 18, 2020

Oil prices jumped on Monday, with benchmark Brent hitting a one-month high and U.S. crude topping $30, supported by optimism about the reopening of economies and output cuts by major producers. Brent crude was up $2.32, or 7.1%, at $34.82 a barrel by 1344 GMT…

'We Won't Just Weather the Crisis, We'll Come Out Stronger,' SBM Offshore CEO Says

May 14, 2020

SBM Offshore, one of the world's largest FPSO solutions providers, on Wednesday slightly reduced 2020 guidance due to uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the low oil price environment, but the CEO is optimistic the company will not just weather the storm…

Japan Spot LNG Import Prices Hit Record Low

May 14, 2020

Prices for spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes imported into Japan, the world's biggest buyer of the fuel, fell in April to their lowest since the country's trade ministry started compiling data in 2014. The latest low for LNG cargoes into…

Mubadala, Tap Oil Sanction Three-Well Drilling Program at Manora Field

May 14, 2020

Mubadala Petroleum and its partner Tap Oil have approved the 2020 Manora field development drilling program, with the first well set for spud this week.Tap Oil said Thursday that the three-well drilling campaign at the Gulf of Thailand would…

Japan's JX Nippon Taps KBR for CCS, Hydrogen Study

May 13, 2020

U.S. engineering and construction giant KBR has been awarded a contract for Carbon Capture and Sequestration works at JX Nippon's offshore oil and gas fields in South East Asia.Under a Master Service Agreement (MSA) and Feasibility Study awarded to KBR by Japan-based oil and gas company JX Nippon…

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Malaysia: Tanjong Baram Field Contract Terminated

Malaysia: Tanjong Baram Field Contract Terminated

Lightning Sparks Fire at Hengyuan's Malaysian Refinery

Lightning Sparks Fire at Hengyuan's Malaysian Refinery

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

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

South Korea's DSME Wins $330M FSRU Order

South Korea's DSME Wins $330M FSRU Order

China to Boost Energy Reserve Capacity, Support Unconventional Gas Exploration

China to Boost Energy Reserve Capacity, Support Unconventional Gas Exploration

Rosneft Re-appoints Sechin as CEO

Rosneft Re-appoints Sechin as CEO

Indonesia OKs Coro's Duyung PSC Farm-In

Indonesia OKs Coro's Duyung PSC Farm-In

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