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AOG Daily 2015 / June

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:25

Platts: China oil demand rises 8.2% YOY

Platts’ analysis of Chinese government data shows that China's apparent oil demand in May has increased 8.2% from a year earlier to 43.80 million tonne,…
Monday, 29 June 2015 03:31

Sino Gas makes headway in China

Construction of the Linxing Central Gathering Station (CGS) is now complete and commissioning of first gas is expected to kick-start in July, reported Sino Gas…
Monday, 29 June 2015 00:14

Cairn India to pipe oil to Gujarat

Cairn India (CIL) gained government approval for a pipeline to transport crude oil from its RJ-ON-90/1 block in Rajasthan to a coastal terminal facility in…
Sunday, 28 June 2015 21:34

AWE spuds Waitsia-2

The Waitsia-2 appraisal well, last of a three-well drilling program planned for the Perth basin in 2015 has commenced drilling operations. Field operator, AWE Ltd.,…
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 18:34

Singapore shipbuilders in Brazilian bribery

High profile bribery investigations continue to multiply in Asia. Two Singaporean shipbuilders, Keppel FELS and a Sembcorp Marine (SMM) subsidiary, Jurong Shipyard are allegedly linked…
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 04:18

Indonesia 2016 production target

The Indonesian government is looking to target gas production between 1.1-1.3 MMboe/d, as part of its 2016 state budget. The government also agreed on Indonesian…
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 00:43

Woodside Browse renewal, CEO WGC address

Woodside Energy has 30 days to accept petroleum retention lease offers for WA-28-R, WA-29- R, WA-30-R, WA-31-R, WA-32-R, TR/5 and R2, from the Commonwealth Western…
PetroVietnam and Russian energy company Gazprom inked an agreement to jointly develop Nagumanovskoye and Severo-Purovskoye fields in Russia.  Alex Miller, chairman of the Gazprom management…
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 01:58

NuEnergy drills CBM well in Sumatra

Indonesia-focused upstream company, NuEnergy Gas commenced drilling at its coal bed methane (CBM) exploratory well, RE-CBM-01CE at the Rengat PSC in Central Sumatra, Indonesia. Using…
Monday, 22 June 2015 09:28

Dolphin diving into Auz 3D surveys

Dolphin Geophysical is hitting Australian waters with seismic operations on the North West shelf by initiating a large 3D SHarp Broadband Multi-Client survey covering approximately…
Monday, 22 June 2015 08:04

Gazprom, Shell to expand Sakhalin-2

Gazprom and Shell entered into an agreement for the expansion of the Sakhalin-2 LNG project, offshore Russia. Image from Gazprom. Sakhalin-2 consists of two offshore…
Monday, 22 June 2015 07:53

Gazprom welcomes Total to Shtokman

French major Total will be the first company to be welcomed back to the Shtokman project in the Russian sector of the Barents Sea by…
Thursday, 18 June 2015 10:16

Mubadala in Nong Yao payday

Mubadala Petroleum commenced oil production from the Nong Yao field offshore Thailand on 17 June. Image from Mubadala.  Nong Yao is located in the G11/48…
Thursday, 18 June 2015 02:52

PetroVietnam buys Chevron Vietnam

PetroVietnam has taken over Chevron subsidiaries and assets in Vietnam, following government approval. This will see the Vietnamese oil major own Chevron Vietnam (Block B),…
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 07:02

Oil flows in Kyrgyzstan

Production test of oil well M656 of the Kyrgyzstan project showed encouraging oil flow and considerable production volume, said China Huarong Energy. The well located…
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 04:03

MEO, Brooke in Malaysian E&P

MEO Australia and Malaysian-based Brooke Dockyard and Engineering Work Corp. have come together to jointly bid on oil and gas exploration and development opportunities within…
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 07:03

AWE hits more pay in Waitsia

The Waitsia-1 appraisal well reached a 95m gross gas column across three reservoir intervals in the Waitsia field identifying substantial upside potential. Operator AWE Ltd.,…
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 04:36

OPEC May output at highest

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) oil production was up approximately 180,000 b/d from April, totaling 31.11 MMb/d in May. Saudi Arabia again took…
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 01:59

Steel cut for PETRONAS FLNG 2

Malaysian oil major PETRONAS celebrated the official steel cutting of its second floating liquefied natural gas facility, the PETRONAS Floating LNG2 (PFLNG 2), designed for…
Monday, 15 June 2015 11:46

Mosman’s MEO takeover flops

New Zeland and Australia focused Mosman Oil & Gas has failed to takeover 100% of MEO Australia. Image of MEO's assets. From MEO. In a…
Monday, 15 June 2015 07:02

Clouds on the FPSO horizon

Bittersweet phase for the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) market through to 2019, say analysts. While the FPSO Network notes that despite volatile oil…
Monday, 15 June 2015 02:10

EMAS bags US$115 million in contracts

Singapore-listed, Ezra Holdings’ subsea division, EMAS AMC, won US$115 million worth of global contracts for work in Asia, the UK and West Africa. Utilizing its…
Friday, 12 June 2015 13:29

Bust for Buru in Canning

Buru Energy came up dry at the second well in the Canning basin exploration program onshore Western Australia’s northwest. Map from Buru. The Olympic-1 failed…
Upstream and downstream corrosion and erosion monitoring solutions provider, Permasense wins milestone order for Shell’s Pulau Bukom refinery in Singapore. According to the UK-based firm,…
Thursday, 11 June 2015 11:24

Santos, Drillsearch in seventh discovery

The Santos/Drillsearch wet gas joint venture successfully drilled the eighth and final well in the Western Wet Gas Fairway in South Australia, with a gas…
Thursday, 11 June 2015 10:42

CNOOC online at Dongfang1-1

China’s CNOOC started Phase 1 production ahead of schedule at its 100% owned Dongfang1-1 gas field in the South China Sea. Image from CNOOC. Dongfang1-1…
Thursday, 11 June 2015 04:54

InterOil returns to Wahoo in PNG

InterOil Corp. resumed drilling operations at the Wahoo-1 sidetrack exploration well in the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea. Wahoo-1 is located in the petroleum…
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 01:48

Chinese tight oil service market to grow

China’s Anton Oilfield Services noted that the outlook for the application of unconventional oil and gas technology for tight oil development in old oilfields in…
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 23:57

CIMC Raffles cuts first steel

The semisubmersible drilling rig, Beacon Pacific, built by CIMC Raffles for Beacon Pacific Group, had its first steel cutting ceremony at the Yantai shipyard. For…
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 15:10

Quadrant completes Apache acquisition

The Macquarie/Brookfield-led consortium now known as Quadrant Energy, completed the acquisition of Apache’s Western Australian business, according to partner Carnarvon Petroleum. Phoenix, Capreolus map. From…