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AOG Daily: 2014 / August

Friday, 29 August 2014 13:54

SKE finds gas off Malaysia

SapuraKencana Petroleum (SKE) found a gross gas column in excess of 600m within the SK408 production sharing contract (PSC) area, offshore Malaysia. Located in Bakong-1,…
Friday, 29 August 2014 12:42

Petronas, YPF sign $550mn shale accord

Malaysia's Petroliam Nasional Bhd. (Petronas) and Argentina's YPF SA have agreed to jointly develop part of the Vaca Muerta shale resource in southwestern Argentina. Petronas CEO Shamsul…
Thursday, 28 August 2014 18:33

Maersk XLE-2 jackup underway

Denmark's Maersk Drilling took delivery of its second ultra-harsh environment jack-up, XLE-2, from the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore in early August. The newly minted…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 15:21

PetroVietnam talks development with ExxonMobil

State-run PetroVietnam is in talks with ExxonMobil over a huge natural gas project off Vietnam’s central coast, its chief executive officer revealed in a Bloomberg…
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:02

Shell discovers gas off Malaysia

Shell made a gas discovery at the deepwater Majoram-1 well 180km off the Malaysia coast. The Marjoram-1 well is located in Block SK318, in 800m…
Monday, 25 August 2014 14:10

Santos makes find at Lasseter-1/ST1

Santos made a gas discovery at the Lasseter-1/ST1 exploration well offshore Western Australia.  Map of WA-274-P from Inpex. The block and its surrounding areas are considered…
Monday, 25 August 2014 10:40

CNOOC begins Wenchang 13-6 production

CNOOC Ltd. began production at its Wenchang 13-6 oilfield, offshore the Western South China Sea. The Wenchang 13-6 oilfield, located in the west of Pearl…
Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:01

Japanese discover gas off southern Vietnam

Three Japanese exploration companies, led by project operator Idemitsu Kosan Co., announced the discovery of natural gas and condensate at the fourth well in Blocks…
Salamander Energy announced that first oil has been received in the tanks of the newly converted Suksan Salamander floating storage and offtake vessel (FSO) at…
China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) received the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) at its Hainan Island LNG terminal on 8 August 2014.…
According to Reuters, state-run PetroVietnam is bidding on Malaysian assets owned by Murphy Oil Corp., offering more than US$1.5 billion. Murphy holds majority interests in…
Australian company AWE Ltd. and ROC Oil Company Ltd. signed a farm-in agreement for AWE to acquire 40% working interest in Block 09/05, Bohai basin,…
China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) announced on 8 August that it has completed construction of its 17th FPSO: the Hai Yang Shi You 118 will begin working later…
Origin Energy Ltd. completed the acquisition of Karoon Gas's 40% interest in the two offshore exploration permits WA-315-P and WA-398-P in Western Australia's Browse basin…
Hong Kong's Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Ltd., a marine bunkering and transportation company, has finalized its US$1.046 billion acquisition of two offshore oil-producing blocks from Anadarko China Holdings…
Monday, 11 August 2014 09:54

KrisEnergy buys Chevron assets

Singapore-based KrisEnergy entered an agreement to acquire Chevron Overseas Petroleum (Cambodia) Ltd. for US$65 million. Chevron's Cambodia unit holds a 30% participating interest in and…
Baker Hughes Inc. issued the July 2014 international rotary drilling rig count on 7 August, showing a total of 1382 land and offshore rigs operating internationally (outside…
Friday, 08 August 2014 15:11

KrisEnergy spuds Mancharee-1 well

Singapore-based KrisEnergy Ltd. announced Seadrill Ltd.’s West Cressida jackup rig spud the Mancharee-1 exploration commitment well in block G10/48 in the Wassana oil field, in…
Thursday, 07 August 2014 16:35

Fosun to buy Roc Oil for $441mn

Chinese industrial conglomerate Fosun International Ltd. is buying Australia’s Roc Oil Co. Ltd. in an all-cash, A$474 million (US$441 million) transaction. Sydney-based Roc Oil has…
Tiger I and Tiger II, the first drillships being built in China, for Opus Offshore Pte Ltd., were ordered in September 2011, and construction began on 1…
The research and development expedition to investigate ice and metocean conditions in the Russian arctic organized by The Arctic Research and Design Center (Rosneft and…