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Exploration & Production

South Africa's Karoo region

South Africa eyes shale despite legal block

South Africa’s government is still looking to appraise its onshore shale gas reserves despite an adverse high court ruling and expanding exploration offshore.

25 July 2019 Middle East & Africa
Methanol plant, Trinidad

Trinidad treads fine line between LNG and petchems

The risk of Trinidad shutting down part of its liquefaction capacity looms large as feedstock gas supplies remain constrained and competition from the petrochemical sector is ratcheting up.

22 July 2019 Americas
Fracking in Sichuan.

China’s OFS players gain from NOC spending hike

The country’s oilfield services companies are seeing strong growth as Beijing pushes state-owned oil and gas companies to boost upstream spending.

22 July 2019 Asia Pacific
Turkey's Yavuz drillship docked near Istanbul

Turkish drilling rattles East Med equilibrium

Turkey is sending a second drillship into Cypriot waters in a bid to increase its presence in the East Mediterranean.

18 July 2019 Middle East & Africa
An Indonesian offshore rig

Jakarta warming to IOC development plans

The company's plans for its IDD project will be buoyed by the Indonesian government's adoption of a new development plan for Shell and Inpex's Abadi LNG plant.

18 July 2019 Asia Pacific
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Queensland LNG rocked by possible export restrictions

Designed to cap rising energy prices, the surprise legislative proposal could limit exports and stymie future investment in eastern Australia’s gas market.

5 July 2019 Asia Pacific
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark on a tour of the Bintulu LNG plant in Malaysia. (BC govt/Flickr)

Giant Malaysian find bolsters PTTEP’s growth strategy

The Lang Lebah discovery offshore Sarawak is PTTEP's biggest find and is good news for the explorer as it seeks to bolster its reserves.

1 July 2019 Asia Pacific
The Sabah oil and gas terminal

Malaysia aims to unlock sour gas fields

The country needs to develop new gas projects to feed the Bintulu LNG plant, but doing so will mean tackling its technically tricky sour gas fields.

27 June 2019 Asia Pacific
One of CNOOC's offshore platforms

CNOOC pins growth on waters of South China Sea

CNOOC’s new offshore acreage offer in the South China Sea underlines the importance of the region to growing the company’s output and meeting Beijing’s call to reduce reliance on imports.

27 June 2019 Asia Pacific
Well drilling in Algeria. (Gazprom)

Algeria’s gas production faces colossal challenges

Upstream gas projects in Algeria will see further delays if the country fails to boost the competitiveness of its LNG and pipeline gas in the global market.

24 June 2019 Middle East & Africa
Rescuers search collapsed buildings in Changning county following the earthquake.

Deadly earthquake renews China’s fracking controversy

The quake has triggered fresh questions about fracking from the public, but China’s NOCs need to keep producing shale gas if they are to hit their gas output targets.

20 June 2019 Asia Pacific
The Marlin B platform in the Bass Strait.

Local demand and prices drive Aussie exploration

After a prolonged downturn in exploration in Australia, companies are responding to a forecast rise in local demand and prices by investing in new developments.

20 June 2019 Asia Pacific
Shipping in Ukraine's section of the Black Sea.

Kiev attracts foreign investors with PSA tenders

Ukraine has started to attract international oil and gas players to its territory with its most recent auctions.

18 June 2019 Europe & Russia
Lebanon's president and the US assistant secretary of state for near-eastern affairs in a meeting.

US hauls Israel and Lebanon to negotiating table

A diplomatic breakthrough could lead to Israel and Lebanon negotiating over disputed offshore oil and gas blocks.

13 June 2019 Middle East & Africa

Asia to lead gas demand growth to 2024 – IEA

The industrial sector will be the main driver of gas demand growth over the coming years, with most of this originating in Asia.

7 June 2019 World
An offshore flow station

Inpex and Jakarta agree $20 bln Masela plan

First gas from the long-delayed Abadi field could flow in 2027 as Japan’s Inpex and the Indonesian government look set to agree terms later this month.

6 June 2019 Asia Pacific
Drilling in the Vaca Muerta

Chilean market may not satisfy Argentina for long

Argentina’s government is approving more gas exports to Chile, but volumes are relatively small and Chilean gas demand may not grow fast enough.

6 June 2019 Americas
The Petromar Central platform in Romania's Black Sea.

BRUA open season extended until October

FGSZ and Transgaz have delayed the deadline for booking capacity on their sections of the BRUA pipeline, suggesting FIDs on Black Sea gas projects are unlikely anytime soon

31 May 2019 Europe & Russia
Testing gas flows off Mozambique

Gas explorers gain ground in sub-Saharan Africa

The expansion of deep-pocketed supermajors across sub-Saharan Africa’s frontier basins means deepwater exploration for gas looks set to grow.

30 May 2019 Middle East & Africa
Petronas's oil and gas terminal in Sabah

Shell pushing ahead in Malaysian deepwater

Shell's development of the Rosmari-Marjoram project is continuing despite political challenges affecting other projects in the region.

30 May 2019 Asia Pacific

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