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AOG Activity: 2017 / March

Friday, 31 March 2017 13:21

Shell opens Bangalore technology center

Shell opened a new major technology hub in Bangalore, India, expanding the company’s research and development (R&D) activities in Asia. The 52-acre, custom built technology…
Friday, 31 March 2017 09:38

Nido starts drilling at Galoc-7

Nido Petroleum spudded the Galoc-7 appraisal well offshore The Philippines, with the Deepsea Metro I that just set sail from Malaysia earlier this week for the…
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 21:46

CNOOC gains major stake off West Africa

China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) has reached an agreement with Impact Oil and Gas to farm-in with a 65% stake in the AGC Profond…
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:11

Chevron starts third Gorgon train

Chevron Australia announced the start of liquefied natural gas (LNG) production from the third train at the Gorgon project on Barrow Island off the northwest coast of Western…
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 20:50

Cooper’s sole gas project gets nod

Cooper Energy announced that the Sole gas project has been approved as 'ready to proceed' by the company’s board of directors and that finalization of…
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 09:03

Sparrows inks Ichthys work

Sparrows Group has secured a three-year contract to deliver fixed crane maintenance and lifting and rigging services for the Inpex-operated Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG)…
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 22:45

SpeedCast opens PNG office

Remote communication and IT solutions provider SpeedCast has opened an office in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG), to support the company’s growing customer base…
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 20:19

Tag informs Taranaki plans

Tag Oil has several operational activities planned in the Taranaki basin of New Zealand, where net production from its Cheal and Sidewinder fields has recently…
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 14:04

Shell, Geokinetics in Brunei 3D seismic

Geokinetics has been awarded a contract by Brunei Shell Petroleum Co. (BSP) to acquire a high-resolution 3D seismic survey, offshore Brunei Darussalam. The acquisition is…
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 09:14

EnerMech lands Prelude FLNG work

EnerMech has been awarded a pre-commissioning subcontract by Technip Oceania, part of TechnipFMC in Australia, for work on the Shell Australia-operated Prelude floating liquefied natural…
Monday, 20 March 2017 09:54

LTHE gets Neelam contract

Larsen & Toubro's wholly owned subsidiary, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Ltd. (LTHE), has bagged an offshore contract for the Neelam Re-Development and B173AC Project from the…
Masirah Oil started drilling the Karamah#1 exploration well in Block 50 offshore Oman last week (17 March). The Karamah prospect has a target depth of…
Thursday, 16 March 2017 21:13

More gas for South Australian customers

Senex Energy will accelerate the delivery of gas from its Vanessa field in the onshore Cooper basin with the approval of AU$5.82 million in funding…
Thursday, 16 March 2017 20:29

Upstream players plan bigger budgets

Upstream companies may be quietly optimistic about the outlook for 2017, but many remain cautious, says Wood Mackenzie. The energy consultancy’s analysis of the 2017…
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 20:02

Partners in Mahakam PSC transfer

Japan’s Inpex has signed a series of agreements concerning the transfer of operations for the offshore Mahakam block with Pertamina and Total. This is one…
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 15:15

Shearwater bags Asia survey

Shearwater GeoServices Norway has received the award of an additional 835sq km of broadband acquisition and processing from a national oil company in the Asian…
The Hoang Long Joint Operating Co. resumed drilling at the Te Giac Trang (TGT) field offshore Vietnam, according to partner SOCO International. The Te Giac…
Sunday, 12 March 2017 22:13

WorleyParsons wins Chevron gig

WorleyParsons has signed a long-term multi-regional agreement with Chevron for engineering and procurement services. The scope of the agreement allows use in all engineering phases…
Sunday, 12 March 2017 21:58

Petronas inks Japan LNG supply

Petronas through its subsidiary, Malaysia LNG (MLNG), signed a 10-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply agreement with Japan’s Hokkaido Electric Power (HKE). HKE is one…
Thursday, 09 March 2017 08:29

Total takes PTTEP Myanmar stake

PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) has divested 50% stake to Total E&P Myanmar in the Myanmar MD-7 project, offshore Myanmar. Operator PTTEP will collaborate with…
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 19:42

East coast gas oversold

A review of Australia’s east coast gas sector has found that estimates of commercial gas reserves to service Queensland’s new Gladstone-based liquefied natural gas (LNG)…
Monday, 06 March 2017 20:48

Polarcus bags Aussie seismic

Polarcus has finalized a contract for 3D marine seismic acquisition offshore Australia, utilizing one of the Polarcus X-bow vessels. The project is due to commence…
Weatherford International has developed and deployed a high-performance cement retainer and bridge plug for use in wells in Sakhalin Island, Russia.  After identifying a need…
Cooper Energy has ceased all international operations with the closure of operations in Tunisia and the completion of the sale of Indonesian operations to Bass…
Thursday, 02 March 2017 09:31

SapuraKencana inks US$100 million in deals

Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad’s (SKPB) has inked several awards worth about US$97.4 million (RM 433.6 million). SapuraKencana TL Offshore Sdn. Bhd. (SKTLO)…
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 21:16

Cooper awards Subsea 7 Sole work

Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract by Cooper Energy for the Sole gas development project in the Gippsland basin approximately 40km offshore Victoria, Australia.…
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 20:48

AWE closes Tui sale

Australian energy company AWE has completed the divestiture of its 57.5% interest in the Tui Area Oil Fields located in the offshore Taranaki basin in New…
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 20:38

Pukatea drilling one step closer

Melbana Energy announced that the PEP51153 joint venture has ordered the required long lead equipment to support the drilling of the onshore New Zealand high…