Operational rigs in Asia Pacific targeting gas in December 2017. Exploration & Production

Number of rigs in Asia Pacific falls in December

The number of countries exploring for gas in the Asia Pacific region dropped to five in December as both China and Indonesia saw their counts fall to zero.

By Andrew Walker 19 January 2018
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

Trinidad and Tobago plans September bidding round

Trinidad and Tobago plans to launch a new oil and gas bidding round in September, Reuters reported the country’s energy minister, Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan, as saying on Wednesday.

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
Exploration & Production

China Gas to develop coal-bed methane project

China Gas Co Ltd, a Hong Kong-listed firm engaged in the natural gas business, has signed an agreement to develop a coal-bed methane project in Pingdingshan City, Henan Province, sources reported.

16 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Gas set for key role in Ghana’s hydrocarbons sector

Gas has been present in many finds and both the Ghanian government and the oil companies involved are eager to tap it for both the domestic market and, if there is enough of it, for export.

15 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Shell's big pay off

Five years after Royal Dutch Shell and Qatar Petroleum made the final investment decision on the Pearl gas-to-liquids project, which saw a host of unforseen challenges, Shell can finally breathe a sigh of relief and reap the rewards.

15 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Power investor looks for new projects

Investment fund Globeleq is looking for new investment opportunities in Tanzania and the wider East African region, and is currently in negotiations over various projects, a senior executive told Interfax in an exclusive interview.

15 June 2011
Exploration & Production

First products cargo from Pearl GTL

Qatar Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell have sold the first commercial shipment of gasoil from the Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Ras Laffan, Qatar.

13 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Construction of Xinjiang Coal Electrochemical SNG project commences

Xinjiang Coal Electrochemical Co., a subsidiary of state-run China National Coal Group Corp (ChinaCoal), has started construction of a coal to synthetic natural gas (SNG) project in the Zhundong Basin, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

13 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Petrofac increases stake in Seven Energy

Petrofac has increased its stake in Nigerian exploration and production company Seven Energy from 12.6% to 24.5% with a $75 million investment.

10 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Mitsui buys stake in European shale project

Japan’s Mitsui has agreed to buy a 9% interest in 10 of Marathon Oil Corporation's Paleozoic shale gas exploration concessions in Poland.

9 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Nigerian insurgents threaten Eni

Nigerian insurgents have threatened to disrupt oil operations in the Niger Delta, singling out Italy’s Eni as a target for attacks.

9 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Wood Group Wagners secures GLNG contract

Wood Group Wagners, a joint venture between UK-based Wood Group and Australia’s Wagners, has secured a A$40 million ($42.33 million) project management contract for the Gladstone LNG (GLNG) pipeline project in Queensland, Australia.

9 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Poland’s KOV to start drilling in Syria in July

Kulczyk Oil Ventures (KOV) and its joint venture partners have executed a drilling rig contract with Sinopec for a drilling rig in Block 9 in Syria.

9 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Central Resources buys six Brazilian oil and gas concessions

Central Brazil Coöperatief, an affiliate of United States (US) based Central Resources, has acquired six oil and gas concessions in Brazil from a unit of Koch Industries.

8 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Tanzanian exploration well gets the go-ahead

Tullow Oil and partners Aminex and Solo Oil have received permission from the Tanzanian government to drill the Ntorya-1 well in the onshore Mtwara block, part of the Ruvuma Basin.

7 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Shell plans Marcellus shale petrochemical plant

Royal Dutch Shell is planning to build an ethylene cracker plant in the Appalachian region of the United States (US) to process ethane from the prolific Marcellus shale gas formation.

7 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Indonesia’s LNG exports make way for domestic market

A growing economy, dwindling gas resources and high oil prices are leading Indonesia, the world’s third largest LNG exporter, to reduce exports and use its own LNG production to meet domestic demand.

7 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Peruvian gas policy at crossroads on the eve of elections

The gas industry in Peru is likely to go through changes regardless of who is elected president on 5 June.

3 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Syria’s plans to become regional gas hub fall short

In the context of the past few years, Syria has enjoyed a dramatic surge in gas output in the past 18 months.

3 June 2011

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