Damon Evans

Asia Pacific correspondent
operations at the Malampaya field

Energy World LNG project hits wall in Philippines

The company’s import and power project is almost ready to start up but is being denied access to the local electricity grid.

14 November 2018
An Eni offshore platform

High hopes for deepwater wildcat off Pakistan

The Kekra 1 well will be drilled by a joint venture that includes Eni and Exxon, with the JV's local player expecting a large discovery.

7 November 2018
ConocoPhillips' bayu Undan platform

Woodside eyes solution to Greater Sunrise deadlock

The Australian company may invest only in the project's upstream, leaving East Timor to finance the building of the onshore liquefaction plant and pipelines.

29 October 2018
An FSRU in Argentina

Bangladesh whittles down LNG import projects

Growth in the country's LNG demand may have been overestimated, with several regas projects having been dropped.

23 October 2018
A cargo being delivered to Singapore’s LNG terminal

Less volatility for Asian LNG prices this winter

With growth in LNG supply set to outpace growth in demand this winter, Asian buyers should avoid a repeat of last winter’s price surges.

18 October 2018
Talisman Energy and Repsol exploring offshore Vietnam

ExxonMobil could spark Chinese fury over Blue Whale

The giant gas field offshore Vietnam is near waters claimed by China, presenting significant geopolitical risks to its development.

11 October 2018
A platform at the offshore Yadana field.

Multibillion-dollar project on horizon for Myanmar

Woodside and Total are moving closer to the development of a major gas find off the coast of Myanmar.

3 October 2018
A ConocoPhilips platform off East Timor

Conoco agrees to sell Greater Sunrise stake to East Timor

East Timor will buy Conoco's 30% stake in the Greater Sunrise gas field, which could kick-start the country's LNG plans.

1 October 2018
The Darwin LNG plant

Darwin backfill decision looms after Sunrise deadlock

East Timor's commitment to sending Greater Sunrise gas to a new LNG plant within its territory has opened the door for other suppliers to backfill Darwin LNG.

26 September 2018
A PetroVietnam rig offshore Vietnam

Vietnam’s upstream delays to accelerate LNG imports

Delays to Vietnam's upstream projects are likely to be bullish for the country's LNG import plans.

25 September 2018
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

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