Four Asian countries resume gas exploration

The number of rigs drilling for gas in the Asia Pacific region increased by 10% month on month in April as four countries resumed exploration The number of rigs drilling for gas in the Asia Pacific region increased by 10% month on month in April as four countries resumed exploration.
By Andrew Walker 11 May 2017 0 25856
Source: Baker Hughes

The number of rigs drilling for gas in the Asia Pacific region increased by 10% month on month in April as four countries resumed exploration. Malaysia brought its first gas-focused drilling rig online in May after a 10-month gap, while Myanmar started exploring for gas again after six months. China started exploring for gas offshore following a three-month gap, while Japan added its first rig exploring for gas since 2014.

Asia Pacific rig count (targeting gas)

  Apr 2017 Mar 2017 Feb 2017 Apr 2016 Apr 2015
Australia 14 12 11 5 10
China (offshore) 1 3 2
India 24 25 25 22 24
Indonesia 2 1 3 5
Japan 1
Malaysia 1 2
Myanmar 1 2 1
Papua New Guinea 2 2 2 1 1
Thailand 9 10 10 10 15
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