Exclusives

The company is looking to push ahead with a FLNG solution for the Pandora gas field in PRL 38 offshore PNG.

Talisman Energy is due to go out to tender this week for what is believed to be Asia’s first tension leg wellhead platform (tlwp) for its upcoming Ca Rong Do development, offshore Vietnam.

Exploration work is also moving along at a steady pace, with appraisal drilling and seismic shoots ongoing.

This huge country has had to look, learn—and invest—in resources outside its own borders just as much as it has at home to find the key to unlock the subsurface riches that it undoubtedly possesses.

As gas fields from Australia to the U.S. line up to boost LNG supplies, attention is being paid to Asia’s demand growth.

Deepwater International

Japan’s Inpex is selling 10% of its stake in a deepwater block offshore eastern Malaysia to Australian player Santos, although no sale price is being revealed.

Noble Energy and its partners in the ultradeepwater Leviathan Field offshore Israel are still waiting for an update on the situation that has seen the country’s Anti-Trust Authority essentially try to pull the rug from under their feet on one of the world’s biggest gas finds of recent times.

Exceed is underway with work on what will be Myanmar’s first ever deepwater exploration drilling campaign.

State-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is looking to start producing gas from its deepwater Block KG-DWN-98/2 off the country’s eastern coast by mid-2018, according to India’s Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan. 

Exploration

The second phase covers the remaining one-third of the transaction or 10% of Murphy's Malaysian oil and gas assets. The first phase for two-thirds of the transaction closed on Dec. 18, 2014, according to the release.

The company also plans to undertake airborne gravity and magnetic surveys in the Udan Emas Block.

The Binh Minh 2 vessel has completed the program in the SS-11 exploration block.

Premier Oil Sumatra holds 41.6666% working interest in the Block A Aceh production-sharing contract.

PNOC-EC has expressed an interest in farming into Service Contract 55 in the Palawan Basin in the Philippines for a 15% working interest.

Production

CNOOC Ltd.’s Jinzhou 9-3 comprehensive adjustment project has commenced production.

Production commenced Nov. 11, 2014 with two wells, MNA-01 and MNA-02, initially flowing at a combined rate of 2,200 bbl/d. Manora is now producing from five wells, MNA-01, MNA-02, MNA-03, MNA-05 and MNA-07.

The Warsaw-based utility wants to invest as much as 50 billion zloty (US$14 billion), including in acquisition of E&P assets, as it seeks to boost foreign output to about 50 MMboe by 2022.

The Lengo gas discovery is located in the Bulu A area and will be developed via four development wells and an unmanned wellhead platform. 

Field development and exploration plans progress in South China Sea.

Technology

Carimin Petroleum Berhad has received an umbrella contract for provision of spot charter marine vessel services from Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd. 

The contract calls for the EPCC work associated with expansion of LNG storage and shipping facilities at the Petronas LNG Complex.

During the time of this agreement, more than 75% of Chevron's equity LNG from Gorgon will be committed to customers in Asia.

CGG has been awarded both a land seismic and an airborne gravity survey by InterOil Corp.

One of Atwood Oceanics Inc.’s subsidiaries has entered into an agreement to provide drilling services with the jackup rig Atwood Mako.