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AOG Activity: 2014 September

The New South Wales Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Mary O'Kane released the final report today following her 19-month independent review of coal seam gas (CSG) activities in…
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 16:01

Petronas lifts first module for PFLNG1

Petronas began lifting the first topside module for its floating liquefied natural gas (PFLNG1) facility at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in…
Monday, 29 September 2014 18:46

First floating LiDAR deployment in Asia

Asia's first floating Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) station was deployed in August 2014, on the site of Fuhai Offshore Wind Farm Project in the…
Monday, 29 September 2014 14:51

DNV GL opens new office in Malaysia

To meet the growing demand in the region, DNV GL has now opened a new office in Malaysia. The official opening of the office coincided…
Australia’s AG&P ALE Ventures deployed the Hydro Deck to deliver the first modules to the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG Project. Over the course of the project,…
Friday, 26 September 2014 10:49

Tokyo Gas, Korea Gas sign LNG MOU

Tokyo Gas signed a memorandum of understanding on strategic collaboration (MOU) with Korea Gas Corp. to further enhance cooperation and communication between the two companies.…
Thursday, 25 September 2014 17:26

Vallianz Holdings buys Batam shipyard

Singapore-based offshore oilfield service provider Vallianz Holdings Ltd., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Vallianz Shipbuilding & Engineering Pte., has bought a shipyard in Batam, Indonesia (Riau…
Aberdeen-based Wireline Engineering further expanded its operations in Southeast Asia with an increase in staff and office space. Equipment maintenance is carried out by skilled…
The fiscal and regulatory terms governing Mongolia’s upstream oil and gas sector remain attractive, with recent clarification of the legal framework surrounding exploration and production…
Last week, a steel-cutting ceremony was held at the ASL Shipyard in Singapore for the first of three infield support vessels being constructed by Perth-based KT…
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 13:20

Cosco gets US$230 million contracts

Singapore’s Cosco Shipyard secured US$230 million contracts to build a floating accommodation unit (FAU) and a module carrier. Cosco will build the FAU for an…
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 08:22

Origin spuds Speculant-1

Origin Energy spud the Speculant-1 exploration well on 23 September 2014 in the Otway basin in Victoria/Tasmania, Australia. The Speculant-1 well is located onshore, approximately…
Monday, 22 September 2014 15:25

Otto Energy divests Galoc field

Otto Energy executed a sale and purchase agreement (SPA) to divest 100% of the shares in Galoc Production Company WLL (GPC), the holder of Otto's…
Australia's Searcher Seismic Pty Ltd., has started acquisition of the Mialara 2D broadband seismic survey, east of the island of Palawan in the Philippines. Searcher…
Monday, 22 September 2014 13:19

Salamander gets EIA approval for G4/50

Independent E&P company Salamander Energy’s environmental impact assessment (EIA) for exploration drilling in the G4/50 license, Greater Bualuang area, Gulf of Thailand, has been granted…
Friday, 19 September 2014 18:58

ExxonMobil reaffirms commitment to Vietnam

Vietnamnet reported on 20 September that a senior ExxonMobil executive has pledged to boost cooperation in the oil & gas industry with Vietnam, a potential…
Singapore-based Marine Contracting Pte Ltd. has received an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract (EPCI) from Rotterdam-based Jord Oil & Gas Systems BV (JOGS) to…
Xinyu Xinwei New Energy Co., Ltd., an SPI Solar subsidiary, has signed an agreement to purchase and develop approximately 19MW of distributed generation (DG) solar…
The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) is reporting that Russia is looking beyond West Siberia for future oil and gas natural growth. Oil and natural…
The third phase of the Samburgskoye gas condensate field developed by SeverEnergiya LLC (a joint venture between Gazprom Neft and NOVATEK) has been commissioned and…
Thursday, 18 September 2014 13:13

Trelleborg secures supply contract

Trelleborg’s offshore unit secured a contract to supply a range of cable protection products for phase two of the offshore wind farm Fukushima FORWARD project,…
Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:11

Mermaid gets US$45M Middle East contracts

Thailand’s Mermaid Maritime Public Co. has been awarded two saturation diving services contracts valued at US$40 to $45 million in the Middle East Mermaid is…
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:26

Frontier Oil to drill two wells in Calauit

Malaysia’s UMW Offshore Drilling Sdn. Bhd. and Frontier Oil Corp. signed a US$20 million agreement for Frontier to drill two wells in the Calauit oil…
Sinopec Engineering (Group) Co., Ltd. (SEG) announced on August 29 that it entered into an EPCC (engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning) package contract for Project RAPID (Refining…
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 14:58

Genie in Mongolian shale exploration

Genie Energy said its subsidiary, Genie Oil Shale Mongolia (GOSM), signed a prospecting agreement with the Petroleum Authority of Mongolia. The new exploration block covers…
Sinopec announced that as of 6 September 2014, the cumulative natural gas production of the Jiaoye 6-2HF well in the Fuling shale gas field reached 100…
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 13:37

Sinopec building intelligent pipeline system

Sinopec started construction of an intelligent pipeline management system. The company says it will build an intelligent pipeline management system using a unified standard, in order to realize pipeline recourse…
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 13:00

Sinopec sells $17.5 BN stake in retail unit

Asia's top oil refiner, China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec) Corp., will sell a 107.1 billion yuan (US$17.5 billion) stake in its retail unit to a…
Monday, 15 September 2014 16:01

PT. AOS passes IMCA divers evaluation at TEPI

The first batch of 12 experienced divers from PT. Advanced Offshore Services (AOS) has successfully completed their Surface Supplied Diver Assessment at TOTAL Indonesie (TEPI) offshore…
Monday, 15 September 2014 14:33

IKM Subsea wins contract for ROV services

ENI Indonesia awarded a contract to IKM Subsea to provide ROV services onboard the Drill Rig Scarabeo 7, operating in Indonesia for drilling various exploration…
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