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AOG Activity: 2014 November

Oil Basins Ltd. completed its acquisition of Exploration Permit Vic/P47 in Australia's Gippsland basin, in the Bass Strait, offshore Australia. The company reported the news…
Friday, 28 November 2014 13:03

Repsol, NNK combine Russian JV assets

Repsol and NNK Group have combined their Russian joint-venture assets into a single management company to optimize operational decision-taking, reduce costs, and achieve maximum synergies…
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 15:38

TAG Oil hits oil at Taranaki Cheal-E6 well

TAG Oil Ltd. reported that the Cheal-E-JV-6 (Cheal-E6) well in New Zealand's onshore Taranaki basin has been successfully drilled to 1939m (6360ft) TD. The well…
Kuala Lumpur becomes new Asia Pacific regional headquarters. As a part of the plan to restructure PGS business activities in Asia Pacific, Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS)…
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 08:24

Solstad gets Chevron Thailand job

Solstad Offshore ASA’s (SOFF) derrick lay barge Norce Endeavor will be operating for Chevron Thailand E&P Ltd.’s 2015 offshore campaign, off Thailand. Upon the terms of…
Friday, 21 November 2014 11:20

Cue farms-in onshore Indonesia

Cue Energy Resources Ltd. executed a farm-in agreement with Bukit Energy Central Sumatra (Mahato) Pte Ltd. (Bukit) to acquire a 12.5% participating interest in the…
Thursday, 20 November 2014 12:36

Samsung drops merger plans

The previously announced merger between South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries and Samsung Engineering has been cancelled as shareholders opposed the move, according to a dcoment filed…
CITIC Offshore Helicopter Co. (COHC) accepted delivery of its first S-92 helicopter. Sikorsky announced the delivery at Air Show China in Zhuhai, 11-16 November 2014.…
Thursday, 20 November 2014 10:59

Singapore - DNV GL appointed as RO

The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a circular on 19 November 2014, informing stakeholders that it has appointed and authorized DNV GL as…
  Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) issued its updated Marine Oil Spill Response Strategy this week. The purpose of the strategy is to describe actions to…
Interra Resources Ltd. announced on 10 November that its wholly owned subsidiary, Goldwater TMT Pte. Ltd., began drilling development well TMT-62 at the Tanjung Miring Timur…
Monday, 17 November 2014 10:33

Pristec, CNPC in cold cracking deal

Pristec AG and China National Petroleum (CNPC) signed a US multibillion dollar deal on the use of cold cracking technology in China. The deal is…
Thursday, 13 November 2014 10:54

TD Williamson inspects Bohai Sea pipelines

TDW Offshore China completed an inline pipeline network inspection operation in subzero temperatures in the Bohai Sea. Inspecting and maintaining sub-surface pipelines is always challenging.…
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:18

OSEA: Asia’s oil and gas growth trends

The offshore market in the Asia Pacific is expected to see large gains in shallow-water gas production, with shallow-water drilling forecasted to grow 29% over…
Tocardo Tidal Turbines, producer of tidal and free-flow water turbines, has reached an agreement with Ekornergy, the South Korean energy company, to install tidal turbines…
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 15:54

IMCA teams up with China Diving & Salvage

During meetings held at the China International Diving, Salvage and Offshore Summit 2014, a Cooperation Framework Agreement was signed between the International Marine Contractors Association…
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 11:01

McDermott gets Brunei Shell installation work

Brunei Shell Petroleum Co. Sdn. Bhd. (BSP) awarded McDermott International, Inc. a three-year shallow water pipeline contract to transport and install pipelines and umbilicals for…
  Petron Corp., the Philippine’s leading oil refining and marketing company, was recently named one of Asia’s fastest growing companies by London-based information supplier Platts.…
Monday, 10 November 2014 11:45

CalEnergy spuds Pryderi-1

CalEnergy spudded the Pryderi-1 well in WA-424-P, off Australia. Stena Clyde. From Stena Drilling.   Pryderi lies in 75m of water and is located approximately…
  Canada's Pan Orient Energy Corp. has entered into an agreement for the sale of a 50% equity interest in Pan Orient Energy (Siam) to…
Friday, 07 November 2014 11:06

Real Energy finds gas in Australia

Real Energy encountered gas pay at its second exploration well, Queenscliff-1, in the Cooper-Eromanga basin, in southwest Queensland, Australia. Well locations in ATP 927P. From Real Energy.…
Thursday, 06 November 2014 13:55

Helicopter expertise showcased in Melbourne

Helicopter fleets are growing in Asia-Pacific to facilitate offshore oil & gas operations. The newest models are arriving in the region, designed specifically for the…
Thursday, 06 November 2014 13:39

TAG Oil begins drilling at Taranaki basin

TAG Oil Ltd. is back at the Taranaki oil and gas field, as development, appraisal and step-out drilling, and field optimization work has resumed. The…
Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:04

Höegh LNG orders 5th FSRU

Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. it taking its option to order a fifth floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South…
Thursday, 06 November 2014 07:49

Technip gets Petronas contract in Malaysia

Technip secured a five-year framework agreement with Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) or supply-only of flexible pipes for…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 09:42

Keppel buying LNG from Petronas

Singapore’s Keppel is in a deal with Malaysia’s Petronas to buy up to 1 million-tonne of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year, over a period…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 09:17

Meo, Neon merging

Australian companies Neon Energy and MEO Australia announced they entered into a merger implementation agreement (MIA), under which the companies have agreed to merge by…
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 10:06

KOTUG adds tugs for Brunei LNG terminal

Netherlands-based KOTUG has expanded in Brunei through a new LNG terminal contract with Brunei Shell Petroleum. Beginning in October 2014, KOTUG International is assisting all…
Monday, 03 November 2014 12:20

Indonesia plans 3 new ports for 2015

Indonesia plans three new ports next year. In the second quarter of 2015, state-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II, Indonesia Port Corp. (Pelindo II; IPC)…
Wood Mackenzie presented their independent analysis of the opportunities and risks facing Thailand's petroleum exploration & production industry at a public lecture organized by the…