Offshore Asia News


Malaysia: Petronas Launches Investigation into Fatal Offshore Incident

10 hours ago

Malaysian oil and gas giant said Thursday it was investigating the cause behind the incident that happened earlier this week when the Dayang Topaz offshore vessel crashed into its platform at the Baram field, off Sarawak.'A thorough assessment of the platform structures is being carried out…

IRClass Classes India's First LNG-FSRU

12 hours ago

Ship classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has classed India’s first LNG-FSRU.Built at Hyundai Shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea, the 180,000 cu.m, the Indian-flagged, is designed for continuous operations without the need for drydocking over a period of 20 years…

Hess Cuts 2020 Output Forecast Slightly Due to Hurricanes, Lower SE Asia Production

Oct 28, 2020

U.S. oil and gas producer Hess Corp reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss on Wednesday and slightly lowered its full year production forecast, as its operations were hit by hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and lower production in South East Asia…

Orcan Energy's Waste Heat Recovery Tech for Green Jade Offshore Wind Vessel

Oct 28, 2020

Germany-based waste heat solutions provider Orcan Energy said Wednesday it had won a contract to deliver its equipment for the under-construction offshore wind installation vessel the Green Jade, owned by the CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering.Under the contract…

Malaysia: Two Dead After Offshore Vessel Rams into Oil Platform

Oct 27, 2020

Two crew of a Malaysian offshore support vessel died on Tuesday after their ship hit a [platform] operated by state oil firm Petronas off the state of Sarawak on Borneo island.The Dayang Topaz rammed into the Baram B oil platform after its anchor cable broke in bad weather…

Singapore: Keppel O&M, EMA Award Grant for Floating Energy Storage System Pilot

Oct 26, 2020

Singapore's Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Keppel Offshore & Marine have jointly awarded a research grant to pilot Singapore’s first floating Energy Storage System (ESS). This project was awarded to a consortium led by Envision Digital International Pte Ltd (Envision Digital)…

PGS, TGS and WesternGeco Score Multi-year Seismic Deal with Petronas

Oct 26, 2020

Malaysian oil company Petronas has awarded a multi-year offshore seismic data acquisition and processing contract to a consortium comprising TGS, PGS, and WesternGeco.The multi-year contract is for the acquisition and processing of up to 105…

Former Petronas Exec to join EnQuest Board

Oct 23, 2020

UK-based, the North Sea and Malaysia focused, oil and gas company EnQuest said Friday it intended to appoint Farina Khan as a Non-Executive Director of the EnQuest Board with effect from November 1, 2020. On joining the Board, Farina Khan will…

Bangladesh Cancels LNG Import Tender over High Prices

Oct 23, 2020

Bangladesh is canceling another tender to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) in December, as it received one offer to supply the shipments that were too expensive, a senior energy ministry official said on Friday.The offer from the Asian unit of Vitol to supply 138…

ABS Grants Approval in Principle for DSME Floater

Oct 21, 2020

Maritime and offshore classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has granted Approval in Principle (AiP) for the design of what it described as 'a wide breadth, single row, near-shore LNG Floating Production Storage Offloading Vessel (FPSO) hull with a jetty-moored system…

PNOC, CNOOC to Start Offshore Exploration Venture by 2021

Oct 20, 2020

The president of the exploration arm of the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) said on Tuesday the company aimed to start an energy exploration venture with China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) in the South China Sea by 2021.PNOC was…

China, Philippines Eyeing Joint Offshore Oil Projects

Oct 16, 2020

The Philippines energy secretary said on Friday the government's decision to lift a six-year-old moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea was a unilateral move, as China said it hoped the nations could work together on projects…

The Philippines: Duterte Lifts Offshore Drilling Moratorium

Oct 16, 2020

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted the moratorium on petroleum exploration in the South China Sea, paving the way for three projects to resume, including a possible joint venture with China.Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said on…

India: Reliance Extends Transocean's Drillship Term

Oct 15, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has won a contract extension for its Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 drillship in India.On Wednesday, Transocean said that its client Reliance had exercised a contract extension option that should see the ultra…

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