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AOG Daily 2015 / January

The recent changes in the taxation of Russia’s oil and gas sector reflect both the country’s pivot eastward and the special treatment afforded to its…
Thursday, 29 January 2015 04:33

MEO rejects Mosman bid, cuts costs

MEO Australia has announced moves to cut corporate overheads by more than 60% compared to the 2014, to about AU$2.5 million per annum from March…
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 03:16

Yinson inked for deepwater Eni FPSO

Malaysia's Yinson Holdings has won a US$2.5 billion FPSO charter and operation contract with Eni on the deepwater Offshore Cape Three Points Block (OCTP), offshore…
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 02:59

KrisEnergy starts West Papua seismic

A 300km 2D seismic acquisition program has started over the Udan Emas production sharing contract (PSC) onshore West Papua, says operator KrisEnergy. The acquisition program,…
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 10:48

Buru spuds Sunbeam-1

Buru Energy began drilling at the Sunbeam-1 well in the Canning basin, onshore Western Australia. Map from Buru.    The Canning basin, the largest sedimentary…
Monday, 26 January 2015 10:46

JGC wins Petronas LNG contract

Petronas awarded JGC Malaysia a US$507 million engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract for the expansion of the Petronas LNG Complex (PLC) in Bintulu,…
Monday, 26 January 2015 09:53

CNPC completes deepest onshore well

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) completed the onshore Keshen-902 appraisal well in China at a total depth of 8038m. Image from CNPC. According to CNPC,…
Friday, 23 January 2015 10:52

Spectrum begins Australian 2D seismic

Spectrum awarded Gardline CGG the Rocket 2D Phase 1 multi-client marine broadband seismic survey under a master service agreement signed in October 2014 between the…
Thursday, 22 January 2015 07:32

Santos completes 2D off Bangladesh

Santos completed a 3146km 2D seismic acquisition program in Block SS-11, offshore Bangladesh. Nordic's Binh Minh 2 vessel. From Nordic.   Nordic's Binh Minh 2 vessel completed the…
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:04

Chevron, SK LNG in Gorgon LNG contract

Chevron’s Australian subsidiaries and SK LNG Trading (SK) entered into a sales and purchase agreement (SPA), in which SK will receive 4.15 million-tonne of liquefied…
Monday, 19 January 2015 10:11

Arkutun-Dagi production begins

ExxonMobil began production at the Sakhalin-1 project’s Arkutun-Dagi field – the last of the three fields to be developed. The field, located off the northeast…
Monday, 19 January 2015 08:26

ExxonMobil signs PNG LNG MOU

ExxonMobil and the PNG government signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the expansion of the PNG LNG project in Papua New Guinea. Map from…
Friday, 16 January 2015 10:02

Fujian Orders MacGregor Vessels

China’s Fujian Southeast Shipyard awarded MacGregor a contract to supply deck equipment packages for two 78m anchor-handling/offshore support vessels under construction for Singapore-based Adhart Shipping.…
Thursday, 15 January 2015 10:31

Keppel wins US$200 million ice-class contract

Keppel Singmarine was awarded a US$200 million contract from Luxembourg-based Maritime Construction Services’ subsidiary New Orient Marine to build an ice-class multi-purpose vessel. Keppel employees…
Thursday, 15 January 2015 09:14

Mubadala producing from five Manora wells

Abu-Dhabi-based Mubadala Petroleum’s Manora oil development is now producing from five wells in the northern Gulf of Thailand. Manora well map. From Tap Oil.  …
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 13:52

Two dry wells for Senex

Senex Energy‘s Sheerkhan-1 and Jenners-1 exploration wells have been plugged and abandoned in the Cooper-Eromanga basin in South Australia. Senex drilling activities. From Senex.  …
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 09:11

Cosco delivers Neptuno

Cosco (Nantong) Shipyard Co. delivered semisubmersible vessel to Mexico’s Cotemar S.A. De C.V.    The vessel, Neptuno, measures 91m in length, 67m in breadth and 27.5m…
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 09:38

Polarcus begins Phoenix seismic campaign

Seismic acquisition began on the new Polarcus Capreolus 3D multi-client project over the Phoenix area in the Rosebuck basin, offshore Western Australia.  Polarcus Amani. From…
Monday, 12 January 2015 11:41

KrisEnergy acquires onshore Indonesia stake

Singapore-based KrisEnergy completed the acquisition of 41.6666% interest in the onshore Block A Aceh production sharing contract (PSC) in Indonesia from Premier Oil Overseas. Map…
Friday, 09 January 2015 14:44

PNOC-EC wants in on Otto SC55

PNOC Exploration (PNOC-EC) approached Otto Energy on farming into SC55 offshore Palawan, with a 15% working interest. Map of SC55. From Otto.   SC55 covers 9880sq km…
Friday, 09 January 2015 12:34

Pemex takes delivery of Keppel vessel

Singapore-based Keppel FELS delivered the first of two KFELS B Class jackup rigs to Mexican national oil company, Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex). The Yunuen jackup. From…
Friday, 09 January 2015 02:30

McDermott completes Kepodang project

McDermott International has completed the installation of a 3086-ton central processing platform (CPP) topside using the tight-slot floatover method in the Kepodang gas field, Muriah…
Thursday, 08 January 2015 17:42

TRIYARDS wins US$75M in new liftboat orders

Singapore-based offshore vessel fabrication and engineering services provider TRIYARDS Holdings, received US$75.4 million in new liftboat orders. The latest liftboat contracts extend TRIYARDS’ earnings visibility…
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 17:33

McDermott's Chinese JV completes Pemex project

McDermott International's Chinese joint venture Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan Offshore Engineering (QMW) completed a fast-track compression process module fabrication subcontract for Jord Oil & Gas Systems.…
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 00:00

Cooper spuds onshore Sumatra well

Australian explorer Cooper Energy spudded the Bunian-3 development well, in the Sukananti KSO, South Sumatra, Indonesia on 31 December, the company announced on 2 January…