Exploration & Production

India and Australia lead exploration activity in Asia

India and Australia accounted for 72% of all rigs exploring for gas in the Asia Pacific region in August India and Australia accounted for 72% of all rigs exploring for gas in the Asia Pacific region in August.
By Andrew Walker 22 September 2017 0 27681
A map of operational rigs in Asia Pacific targeting gas in August 2017

India and Australia accounted for 72% of all rigs exploring for gas in the Asia Pacific region in August. Australia gained one rig last month, taking its total to 12, which was a 300% rise compared with the same month in 2016. There were a total of six countries exploring for gas in August, with Malaysia dropping its one rig after four months of exploration. Myanmar restarted exploring for gas in August after stopping drilling in April. The region’s total rig count declined by one...