Repsol ordered to stop drilling offshore Vietnam following pressure from China

PetroVietnam has ordered Spain’s Repsol to suspend work off Vietnam’s southeastern coast following pressure from China.
By Staff reporter 23 March 2018 0 30140

State-owned PetroVietnam has ordered Spain’s Repsol to suspend its Red Emperor project off Vietnam’s southeastern coast following pressure from China, the BBC reported on Friday.

The halt comes as Repsol was making final preparations for commercial drilling, and means the company and its partners could lose up to $200 million of investment already made.

The Ensco 8504 rig was scheduled to depart from Singapore for the drill site on Thursday, according to the BBC.

Red Emperor – known in Vietnam as the...

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