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AOG Regions: 2012 / December

Lee Kian Soo, 67, founder and Executive Chairman of Ezra Holdings Ltd., stepped down after helming the company for the past 20 years. He leaves…
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

Papua New Guinea

Total has marked its first entry into Papua New Guinea by concluding agreements with Oil Search for the acquisition of a 40% interest in PNG…
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

New Zealand

The Maari oil field offshore North Island in the Taranaki Basin has output 20 million barrels of oil since startup in 2009 and operator OMV…
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

Cambodia

Mirach Energy, through its associate CPHL (Cambodia), has signed a drilling environmental impact assessment contract with International Environmental Management and SAWAC Consultants For Development prior…
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

Malaysia

Lundin Petroleum has plugged & abandoned the Merawan Batu-1 exploration well in block PM308B, offshore the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, as a dry hole.…
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

Thailand

Little luck has been had with two exploration wells in concession G1/48 in the northern Kra Basin, west central Gulf of Thailand, drilled by the…
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

Australia

Chevron has achieved two further exploration drilling successes in the Greater Gorgon Area offshore Western Australia in the Carnarvon Basin within permit WA-374-P, each well…
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

Bangladesh

Bangladesh is preparing to open its fourth round of bidding, offering 12 offshore blocks in the Bay of Bengal, nine in shallow water and three…
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

India

BG Group is to sell its 65.12% stake in Gujarat Gas to Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation in India for $470 million to help fund its…
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

China

Maracc of Norway has taken delivery of the deepwater semisubmersible drilling rig Island Innovator from COSC O Nantong/Qidong Shipyard in China. The sixth generation self…
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco is planning to invest $35 billion over the next five years in crude oil exploration and development alone to ensure and maintain production,…
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

Kazakhstan

Total has taken a 75% interest in two concessions covering an area of 14,500km2. The North and South blocks, located northwest of the Aral Sea,…
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

Indonesia

The BP-operated Tangguh LNG project in West Papua, Indonesia has received approval in principal from the Indonesian Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources and oil…
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

Pakistan

OMV of Austria and joint venture partners have signed a development and production lease deed for the onshore Latif gas field, located in Sindh Province,…
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

Asia Pacific hub

Weatherford International has officially opened a multi-million dollar facility in Singapore to provide a strategic base for operations within the Asia Pacific region. The new…