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AOG Daily: 2013 / October

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 18:19

Viking partners with Chan on jackup

Viking Offshore & Marine will partner with Chan Kwan Bian (Chan) to construct a $180MM drilling jackup rig, marking Viking’s entrance into the rig building…
Monday, 04 November 2013 14:17

Buru and Mitsubishi farm-in Apache

Buru Energy and Mitsubishi Corp brought Apache Energy onboard as a farm-in partner for a number of exploration permits in Western Australia’s Canning Basin. The…
Monday, 04 November 2013 11:44

ITF, SEA explore pipeline span issues

ITF Energy and Subsea Engineering Associates Pty Ltd (SEA) launched a joint-industry project to explore new approaches to assessing challenges with pipeline span issues on…
Friday, 01 November 2013 11:43

Lundin announces new MD for SE Asia

Lundin Petroleum AB appointed Paul Atkinson as general manager for Malaysia and managing director for Lundin Petroleum's southeast Asia business. Atkinson is joining Lundin Petroleum…
China’s CNOOC announced that the Suizhong 36-1 Phase II adjustment project has commenced production. The Suizhong 36-1 oil field is located in the south region…
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 09:51

Russian ambassador Kislyak in Houston

The US-Russia Business Council (USRBC) held its 21st annual meeting on 29 October in Houston, Texas. Various panels discussed topics ranging from Russia’s global integration…
Carigali Hess Operating Company Sdn. Bhd. awarded Allied Marine & Equipment Sdn. Bhd. (AME) a contract to provide subsea inspection to Carigali Hess’ facilities. AME…
Friday, 25 October 2013 09:01

Alcoa executes Armrtur supply contract

Alcoa Oil & Gas Inc. executed a new supply agreement with Amrtur for Alcoa’s Alcoa Aluminum Alloy Drill Pipe (AADP). Alcoa Oil & Gas will…
Thursday, 24 October 2013 15:00

Eni launches Timor Sea campaign

Eni successfully completed the Evans Shoal North-1 appraisal well in the Evans Shoal gas field in the Timor Sea, Australia. The field is located offshore…
GE’s Energy Management Services business is extending the scope of its marine services training centers at key locations around the world. The training centers provide…
Thursday, 17 October 2013 17:35

Horizon hits Tingu gas

Horizon Oil encountered elevated gas readings over the primary target Elevala Sandstone at its Tingu-1 exploration well in PRL 21, Western Province, Papua New Guinea.…
The global LNG market could be facing even more disruption with a combination of the American shale gas revolution, a disparity in shale gas prices…
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:53

China syngas plant sets world record

The Sinopec Qilu No. 2 fertilizer plant in China has achieved the world’s longest continuous operation record for a licensed GE (NYSE: GE) coal-fed gasification…
Tuesday, 15 October 2013 11:48

ONGC Videsh adds stake in BC-10

India’s ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL) acquired a 12% interest in Parque das Conchas (Block BC-10), located in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil’s southeastern coast. Production…
Vagit Alekperov, CEO of Lukoil (pictured, right) said that the Russian oil giant wants to expand its business in East Asia by partnering with Chinese…
Monday, 14 October 2013 17:45

WEC kicks off in South Korea

More than 6,000 of the world’s most prominent energy leaders gathered October 13 in Daegu, South Korea for the first day of the 22nd World…
Friday, 11 October 2013 12:19

New gas leak arrests Kashagan

For the second time since it produced first oil a month ago, a gas leak has sidelined Kashagan’s operations. The North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC)…
Friday, 11 October 2013 12:11

Indonesia's Kisaran well flows gas

An open hole drill stem test has been completed on Pacific Oil and Gas' Parit Minyak-3 (PM-3) well located in the Kisaran PSC, onshore Sumatra,…
Thursday, 10 October 2013 18:07

Singapore's Keppel secures jackups for Mexico

Keppel AmFELS LLC was awarded a contract from Central Panuco S.A. De C.V to build a KFELS B Class jackup rig worth US$240 million. Scheduled…
Thursday, 10 October 2013 12:00

Senex hits in Cooper Basin exploration well

Senex Energy Limited made a significant new oil discovery with the Dunlop-1 exploration well in southern Cooper-Eromanga Basin, permit PEL 113. A drill stem test…
Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:19

Roc completes 3D survey off China

Roc Oil Company Limited, a subsidiary of ROC, announced the completion of its 162 sq km 3D ocean bottom cable (OBC) seismic campaign in the…
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 11:12

Salamander spuds West Kerendan-1 in Indonesia

Salamander Energy plc has begun drilling operations at the West Kerendan-1 exploration well (WK-1), located in the Bangkanai production sharing contract (PSC) in Central Kalimantan,…
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 18:02

Kashagan back online, increases output

Kazakhstan's Kashagan oilfield has resumed production after its latest delay, a shutdown on September 25 following the detection of a gas leak. Discovered in 2000,…
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 15:37

Wagners out of Wood Group JV

Wood Group PSN Australia, has acquired Wagners Oil & Gas's 45% shareholding in the joint venture company Wood Group Wagners Pty Ltd. Pty Ltd was…
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 09:12

HHI delivers LNG vessel

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) delivered Hull Number 2557, LNG vessel Lena River, at a ceremony at the HHI shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea in early…
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 07:59

Malaysian JVs for THHE, McDermott

Affiliates of McDermott International, Inc. and TH Heavy Engineering Berhad (THHE) confirmed the formalization of several joint ventures (JV). The JVs were formally approved by…
The Chinese government’s decision to cancel a 400Mb/d refinery project in Taizhou will have “far-reaching consequences” for the Asia-Pacific refining industry’s future growth potential, according…
Friday, 04 October 2013 14:54

Kazakhstan appraisal wells hit

Max Petroleum Plc announced successful drilling results with appraisal wells in the Eskene North and Uytas fields, Kazakhstan. The ESKN-2 appraisal well in the Eskene…
Friday, 04 October 2013 09:23

Origin chairman McCann to retire

Origin Energy announced October 3 that Kevin McCann will retire as chairman and director after the company's annual general meeting on October 23. The board…
Friday, 04 October 2013 09:21

Sinopec receives FA XIAN6 seismic vessel

Shanghai Offshore Petroleum Bureau (Sinopec) took delivery of the FA XIAN6 seismic research vessel. The vessel is a Rolls-Royce UT 830 CD design, and is…