Damon Evans

Asia Pacific correspondent
The Ocean Rig Corcovado

Sri Lanka aims to attract deepwater investors

The government is looking to move the country towards a gas-based economy and reduce its bill for fossil fuel imports.

23 May 2018
A power station in Myanmar.

ECAs kickstart Asian LNG-to-power sector

The involvement of export credit agencies will be essential to the development of LNG-to-power projects in Asia’s emerging economies.

15 May 2018
A platform offshore Myanmar.

Myanmar preparing for upstream shakeup

The government looks set to try to improve the competitiveness of its fiscal regime before launching new licensing rounds.

8 May 2018
The Yadana platform off Myanmar

LNG offers stopgap solution in Myanmar

Myanmar will need to import LNG to feed its planned gas-to-power plants while it works to improve its upstream sector, analysts say.

27 April 2018
A platform offshore Vietnam

SE Asian LNG outlook bullish as upstream wanes

Southeast Asia's LNG demand is set to surge up to 2025 as regional hydrocarbon production falls by 25%.

16 April 2018
A Bongkot field platform

Bidders line up for Thailand’s giant gas fields

Bidding is set to open on the expiring Bongkot and Erawan contracts in late April, and the fields look set to attract a broad mix of interested parties.

12 April 2018
Shell’s deepwater project in the Philippines’ Malampaya field

China and Philippines near upstream exploration deal

China and the Philippines are progressing talks to jointly develop resources in disputed territories in the South China Sea.

9 April 2018
Artist's impressionof a Tesla battery block

Batteries and renewables could dent Asian LNG demand

The falling price of installations combining solar power and battery storage could slow down LNG demand growth in Asia, experts say.

20 March 2018
Australia and East Timor signing the maritime border treaty. (PA)

Australia and East Timor agree Greater Sunrise split

The two countries have agreed a royalty-sharing split for the gas field following their new maritime boundaries treaty.

7 March 2018
A tanker docked at PNG LNG.

PNG to get integrated three-train LNG development

ExxonMobil and Total will collaborate on a three-train expansion of Papua New Guinea’s LNG plant that could double the country's exports.

28 February 2018
An FSRU vessel at sea.

India and Japan stake out Sri Lanka LNG

A consortium of Indian and Japanese companies is on the verge of signing a deal to develop Sri Lanka’s first LNG terminal.

26 February 2018
A PetroVietnam rig offshore Vietnam.

Southeast Asia set for $28 bln investment wave

Rystad Energy expects $28 billion of investment to be approved for the region by the end of 2020.

13 February 2018
Joko Widodo

Pertamina-PGN merger inches closer to completion

Indonesia has cleared another hurdle in its efforts to create a unified gas player, but some obstacles remain.

12 February 2018
Oil Search’s Gobe production facility for PNG LNG.

PNG LNG prepares to submit expansion proposal

The partners behind Papua New Guinea’s PNG LNG plant are preparing to present their preferred development option to the government.

6 February 2018
Shale gas production in the Marcellus.

Thailand’s Banpu eyes more US shale gas deals

The company is looking to expand its presence in US shale, an increasingly attractive area for Asian investors.

29 January 2018
East Timorese President Francisco Guterres's inauguration ceremony.

Politics clouds March deadline for Greater Sunrise

The impending fall of East Timor’s government is likely to push back the deal needed for the development of the Greater Sunrise gas fields.

22 January 2018
The onshore terminal for India's KG-D6 block.

BP-Reliance eye FID on Indian deepwater project

The two companies are approaching a decision on the giant MJ gas field project, part of India's troubled KG-D6 block.

18 January 2018
An offshore rig at Indonesia’s Mahakam block.

Pertamina told to up its game for expiring PSCs

The government of Indonesia has told Pertamina to improve its bids for four expiring PSCs, or existing operators will be allowed to extend their contracts.

12 January 2018
Indonesian offshore infrastructure

Explorers gear up for Asia Pacific wildcatting

Explorers are set to focus on frontier markets in the Asia Pacific region in 2018, particularly Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

8 January 2018
Shanghai stock exchange

China prepares to launch the petro-yuan

Beijing is aiming to reduce the influence of US petrodollars by launching its own oil futures contract denominated in yuan.

2 January 2018

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