Damon Evans

Asia Pacific correspondent
The USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea

China and Philippines near deal on South China Sea

Beijing and Manila are getting closer to a final deal for joint exploration in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.

19 September 2018
The Deepsea Stavanger offshore rig

Bangladesh to fix terms ahead of 2019 offshore round

Bangladesh is looking to improve the terms of its production-sharing contracts in the hope of attracting IOCs to its upcoming offshore licensing round.

13 September 2018
Production infrastructure off indonesia

Indonesia’s upstream grab threatens ConocoPhillips

President Joko Widodo's resource nationalism drive means Conoco's contract for the Corridor block could be in jeopardy.

4 September 2018
Offshore Resolute jack up rig, offshore Bangladesh

New deepwater gas prospects offer hope to Bangladesh

An upstream revival could help gas-short Bangladesh reverse falling production and reduce its need for costly LNG imports.

29 August 2018
An indian onshore gas terminal

ONGC forges ahead with KG deepwater project

India's state-backed company is hoping its development in the Bay of Bengal will help it become a major deepwater player.

17 August 2018
A mural of the East Timorese flag.

East Timor seeks to buy out Greater Sunrise partners

The country could use its sovereign wealth fund to buy out Shell or Conoco as it tries to push development of an LNG plant on Timorese shores.

6 August 2018
A rig in the Mahakam block

Jakarta’s nationalist drive casts doubt on Chevron’s IDD

The US company wants assurances its PSCs will be extended before it commits more cash to the Indonesia Deepwater Development.

2 August 2018
ConocoPhillips’ Darwin LNG plant

Back to the drawing board for Greater Sunrise

The window of opportunity for ConocoPhillips to backfill Darwin LNG from the Greater Sunrise development by the early 2020s appears to have closed.

30 July 2018
The FSRU Challenger.

Hong Kong makes progress on LNG import plans

The city will lease the Challenger FSRU from late 2020, with an FID on the import project expected later this year.

6 July 2018
a Bongkot field platform

Race is on for Thailand’s Erawan and Bongkot fields

Bidding rounds for the operatorship of two of Thailand’s flagship assets have attracted significant interest from IOCs.

4 July 2018
Petronas’s Sabah oil and gas terminal in Malaysia

Fight for control of oil and gas grips Malaysia

Malaysia’s Federal Court has sided against Petronas over its claims to Sarawak’s resources, creating uncertainty for companies operating in the state.

29 June 2018
East Timorese Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak

East Timor restarts Sunrise talks after elections

East Timor’s historically firm opposition to the development of Greater Sunrise gas in Australia could shift following the swearing in of a new prime minister.

25 June 2018
Indonesian President Joko Widodo at an event in the presidential palace in Jakarta earlier this month

Elections pose risk for Indonesian oil and gas

National and local elections in Indonesia are creating uncertainty for investors and will stall progress on the revised oil and gas law.

21 June 2018
The Shell-led Malampaya project in the Philippines

Majors fight for sanctity of Malampaya contract

The joint venture partners are in disagreement with the Commission on Audit over the payment of income tax on the project.

6 June 2018
Thaketa gas power plant, Myanmar

Myanmar’s aggressive push for LNG in doubt

An opaque approvals process could jeopardise Myanmar’s plans to bring three LNG-to-power projects online.

29 May 2018
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

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