A tanker off Indonesia. The country’s government is hoping to progress the Masela project. (SKKMigas) Exploration & Production

Masela edges forward despite political bluster

Inpex is finally making headway at its Masela development in Indonesia after months of political deadlock.

By Damon Evans 23 May 2017
LNG

Pertamina plans to convert Arun LNG plant into terminal

Indonesia’s state-owned oil and gas company, Pertamina, plans to convert the Arun LNG plant in the Aceh province into a receiving terminal when the plant’s gas reserves run out in 2014, according to local media.

14 July 2011
LNG

Bangladesh seeks proposals for LNG-fired power plant

The Bangladeshi government has asked eight domestic and foreign companies to submit proposals for the country’s first LNG-fired electricity plant, according to a local news report today.

11 July 2011
LNG

Thailand to buy LNG to make up for disrupted pipeline

Thailand plans to buy three LNG cargoes on the spot market this month to make up for lost supplies from a damaged gas pipeline, an official from the Ministry of Energy told Interfax today.

7 July 2011
Companies & Finance

India’s Reliance looking to sell gas transportation business - report

India’s Reliance Industries is considering selling its gas pipeline business, Reliance Gas Transportation Infrastructure (RGTIL), according to a news report on Tuesday.

6 July 2011
Companies & Finance

Pakistan to begin work on Iran-Pakistan pipeline in six months

Work on the long-discussed Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline is expected to begin in six months and be completed in 2014, according to Pakistan’s minister for petroleum and natural resources, Asim Hussain, in a TV interview on Tuesday.

6 July 2011
LNG

PTTEP to build Oz FLNG terminal

Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) plans to build a floating LNG facility in the Timor Sea to develop gas from three blocks just off Australia’s north-western coastline.

5 July 2011
Exploration & Production

Bangladesh in talks to Sinopec over Chittagong gas exploration

Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration & Production Company (BAPEX) is in talks with China’s Sinopec about beginning gas exploration in four structures in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region, in order to boost the area’s gas supplies, Mortuza Ahmad Faruque, managing director of BAPEX, told Interfax today.

5 July 2011
LNG

Pakistan receives 17 bids for LNG delivery

Pakistan’s Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) has received 17 bids from foreign and domestic companies interested in supplying the company with 14.16 million cubic metres per day of LNG for up to 10 years, a spokesman for SSGC confirmed to Interfax on Tuesday.

5 July 2011
A Vietnamese fisher boat near the guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon in the South China Sea. Naval training exercises have become a source of tension between Vietnam and China over disputed areas of the South China Sea. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Quick resolution unlikely over South China Sea sovereignty and resources dispute

China has been in dispute with Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan and the Philippines over contested South China Sea (SCS) maritime boundaries for several years.

4 July 2011
Exploration & Production

Sumitomo, Mitsui sign agreement for Indonesian gas development

Indonesia’s oil and gas watchdog BPMIGAS has signed a co-operation agreement with Japanese companies Sumitomo Corporation and Mitsui as a foundation to carry out joint feasibility studies on gas development projects in Indonesia, it said on Tuesday.

28 June 2011
LNG

Salamander Energy agrees 20-year supply contract with Indonesian power company

Salamander Energy has agreed a 20-year gas supply contract with Indonesian state-owned power company, PT PLN (Persero), at a price of $4.79 per thousand Btu (MBtu), the company said on Tuesday.

28 June 2011
Supply & Demand

Thailand’s PTT to import more LNG

Thailand's state-owned PTT plans to import more LNG to offset the gas supply loss from a leaking pipeline, the energy conglomerate said in a statement to the Stock Exchange of Thailand today.

27 June 2011
Exploration & Production

China, Vietnam to speed up negotiations on maritime dispute

Chinese and Vietnamese authorities have agreed to speed up negotiations in order to settle a maritime dispute over oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea, they said on Sunday.

27 June 2011
LNG

Inpex ‘close’ to finalising buyers for full Ichthys LNG offtake

The Ichthys LNG project in northern Australia is “close” to securing buyers for its full 8.4 million tons per annum (mtpa) output, operator Inpex said in a statement on Friday.

24 June 2011
Exploration & Production

ONGC fires back at Cairn letter

Oil and Natural Gas Corp.’s (ONGC) response to a Cairn India letter stated that the Krishna Godavari Block DWN-98/2 has estimated gas reserves of 101 billion cubic metres and the company has already submitted a conceptual development plan to the Indian government.

23 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Japan’s Inpex to go ahead with Indonesian Ruby field

Japan’s oil and gas company Inpex has decided to go ahead with the development of the $500 million Ruby gas field, located in the Sebuku Block offshore Indonesia, it said on Tuesday.

21 June 2011
Exploration & Production

OGDC release reserves figures

Pakistan’s Oil and Gas Development Corporation (OGDC) has gross proven gas reserves of 6 trillion cubic feet (0.1699 trillion cubic metres), the company’s auditors said Sunday, with 2.6 tcf (0.0736 tcm) net to OGDC.

20 June 2011
LNG

Pluto LNG delays continue

Australia’s Woodside has delayed the start-up of its Pluto LNG project as construction delays and weather problems push back the company’s original schedule.

17 June 2011
Exploration & Production

India’s petroleum ministry criticised

India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has criticised the country’s petroleum ministry for allegedly showing undue favour to private companies including Reliance Industries and Cairn Energy, local newspaper Business Standard said today.

16 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Gazprom and Pakistan’s Shahzad discuss projects

Gazprom Export is in discussions with Pakistan’s Shahzad International, a privately held group that includes Pakistan companies from the energy sector, about the possibilities of taking part in oil and gas projects, Gazprom said. Discussions were held during the Pakistan delegation visit to Moscow.

16 June 2011

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