Offshore Asia News


Japanese Firms Team Up to Reduce Cost of Floating Offshore Wind

Jan 21, 2022

Japanese companies JERA, MODEC, Toyo Construction, and Furukawa Electric have received a notice of acceptance of their joint grant application, under the Green Innovation Fund program of NEDO, to conduct a project to develop cost-reducing technology…

Bumi Armada to Sell Three Ice-class Vessels to Lukoil for $44.5M

Jan 20, 2022

Malaysian FPSO specialist and offshore support vessel owner Bumi Armada has decided to sell its icebreaking vessels operating in the Caspian Sea for Lukoil, in line with its plan to exit the offshore marine service business.Bumi Armada said…

Inpex to Drill for Gas Offshore Japan

Jan 18, 2022

Japan's biggest oil and gas explorer Inpex Corp will conduct exploratory offshore drilling off western Japan from March to July in the hope of finding natural gas, the company and a ministry of industry official said.The project, off the Yamaguchi and Shimane prefectures…

Chevron Orders $553M Offshore Facility from DSME for Australian Gas Project

Jan 13, 2022

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has said it has secured an order worth 656.1 billion KRW ($553,4 million) from Chevron to build an offshore facility for the Jansz-Io gas field development offshore Australia…

Malaysia's HGIS Uses Ocean Alpha USV for Shell Pipeline Survey

Jan 13, 2022

Malaysian geo-solutions provider HGIS has used their first uncrewed surface vehicle (USV), the 5.5 m M40P developed by OceanAlpha, to complete an entirely remote nearshore inspection of a subsea pipeline in TALI Field for their project with Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP)…

MMA Offshore Upgrades Vessel to Support Taiwanese Offshore Wind Market

Jan 13, 2022

Australian offshore support vessel operator MMA Offshore has completed a subsea conversion program on the MMA Crystal vessel to support the Taiwanese offshore wind market.The new additions to the vessel feature subsea equipment including a work-class ROV…

Iberdrola Joins Five Early-Stage Offshore Wind Projects in the Philippines

Jan 12, 2022

Spanish renewable energy industry firm Iberdrola said Wednesday it had signed an agreement with Triconti ECC Renewables, the Philippines’ largest independent wind developer, and  Stream Invest Holding AG, a Swiss renewable energy group, sealing…

Indonesia Oil and Gas Lifting Falls for 5th Year Amid Failure to Tap New Sources

Jan 12, 2022

Indonesia's oil lifting, or ready-to-sell production, narrowly missed its target and fell for a fifth straight year in 2021, after a failure to tap new sources and as older fields matured, energy minister Arifin Tasrif said on Wednesday.The Southeast Asian country's oil lifting came in at 660…

Masirah Oil: Yumna Offshore Oil Field Produced 8,440 stb/d in December

Jan 11, 2022

Masirah Oil, a 91.81 percent subsidiary of Rex International, said Monday that gross oil output from the Yumna Field in offshore Block 50 Oman,  in December 2021 amounted to 8,440 stock tank barrels per day (stb/d).'Production was choked back…

Offshore Oilfield Cluster Bohai Becomes China's Largest Oil Producer

Jan 11, 2022

China's offshore oilfield cluster Bohai, run by state-run CNOOC Ltd, has become the country's largest crude oil producer with output hitting 30.132 million tonnes (602,640 barrels per day) in 2021, state news agency Xinhua reported.Bohai field…

China's CNOOC Sets 2022 Output Target 10% above 2021 Goal

Jan 11, 2022

China's biggest offshore oil and gas producer, CNOOC Ltd, on Tuesday set its 2022 production target at 600 million-610 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe), 10% above last year's goal.The company targeted output of 545 million-555 million boe in 2021…

Petronas, Shell Exploring Offshore Carbon Capture And Storage in Malaysia

Jan 11, 2022

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has signed a collaboration deal with oil major Shell to explore opportunities and project collaborations in carbon capture and storage (CCS) space in Malaysia.The two companies will carry out a CCS Area…

TGS in Extensive Seismic Data Reprocessing Project in Indonesia

Jan 10, 2022

Norwegian marine seismic data company TGS on Monday announced a project designed to help drive exploration across the South Makassar and North East Java regions of Indonesia.The company said that processing has begun on the East Java Sea 2D-cubed project…

Ex-Vestas Taiwan Director Zahirovic Joins James Fisher Renewables

Jan 10, 2022

James Fisher Renewables, an offshore renewables industry service provider part of James Fisher and Sons, has appointed Maida Zahirovic as APAC regional vice president.With more than 11 years in the wind industry, Zahirovic joins JF Renewables…

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