Exploration & Production

Gas-focused drilling in Asia increases during August

While Australia and Papua new Guinea both added a gas-focused rig last month, this was offset by losses in Indonesia and Thailand While Australia and Papua new Guinea both added a gas-focused rig last month, this was offset by losses in Indonesia and Thailand.
By Andrew Walker 14 September 2018 0 32541
Map infographic showing operational gas rigs in Asa

Australia and Papua New Guinea were the only countries in the Asia Pacific region to increase their gas rig count in August from the previous month. August marked the first time Papua New Guinea has had a rig exploring for gas in six months. Australia increased its rig count by one during the month to bring its total number of active rigs to 16 – which, alongside June this year, is its joint-highest total for the past four years. Indonesia and Thailand each saw total...