South China Sea News


ONGC Videsh Secures Three-Year Extension to Explore South China Sea

Aug 20, 2023

Indian energy company ONGC Videsh has secured a three-year extension from Vietnam to explore 'Block 128' in the South China Sea, it said in a post on social messaging platform X, formerly known as Twitter.Conflicting territorial claims over…

Malaysia Defends Its Energy Ops in the South China Sea

Apr 10, 2023

Malaysia said on Saturday it was firmly committed to protecting its sovereign rights and interests in the South China Sea after China expressed concern about Malaysian energy projects in a part of the sea that China also claims.Malaysian Prime…

Beijing 'Concerned' about Petronas' Exploration Activities in Disputed South China Sea

Apr 04, 2023

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on Tuesday said Beijing had expressed concerns about energy activities by Malaysian state firm Petronas in the South China Sea, even though Kuala Lumpur believes the projects are in its territory.Anwar's…

Philippines' Supreme Court Voids 2005 South China Sea Oil & Gas Exploration Deal

Jan 10, 2023

The Supreme Court in the Philippines on Tuesday declared the country's 2005 energy exploration agreement with Chinese and Vietnamese firms was illegal, ruling that the constitution does not allow foreign entities to exploit natural resources…

CNOOC Starts Production From South China Sea Offshore Oil Field Project

Dec 07, 2022

Chinese oil company CNOOC Limited said Tuesday it had started production from the Enping 15-1/10-2/15-2/20-4 oil fields joint development project.The Enping 15-1/10-2/15-2/20-4 oilfields are in the eastern part of the South China Sea, where the water is about 90 meters deep on average…

Philippines Must Find Way to Exploit South China Sea Resources, says President Marcos

Dec 02, 2022

The Philippines must find a way to explore for oil and gas in the South China Sea even without a deal with China, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr said on Thursday, emphasizing his country's right to exploit energy reserves in the contested waterway…

The Philippines: Shell Sells Stake in Malampaya Offshore Field

Nov 01, 2022

Shell has completed the sale of its stake in the Malampaya offshore gas field in the Philippines to Malampaya Energy XP Pte Ltd  (MEXP), a subsidiary of Prime Infrastructure Capital Inc (Prime Infra).  Shell Petroleum signed an agreement to sell interest in Malampaya…

Philippines Open to New Oil Exploration Talks with China

Aug 31, 2022

The Philippines is open to new talks with China on oil and gas exploration, the Southeast Asian country's foreign minister said on Wednesday.A deal with China or any other country on joint oil and gas exploration, however, should comply with Philippine laws…

Twelve Bodies Recovered From Waters Off Hong Kong After Typhoon Chaba Sinks Ship

Jul 04, 2022

Chinese search and rescue officials pulled 12 bodies on Monday from waters southwest of Hong Kong after an engineering vessel snapped in two as tropical storm Chaba passed through, state television said.Maritime authorities of the southern province…

Empyrean Energy 'Extremely Disappointed' as No Oil Found at 'World-class' Jade Offshore Prospect in China

Apr 27, 2022

Oil and gas company Empyrean Energy said Wednesday that its Jade offshore well in China, for which the company had high hopes, had reached total depth without encountering hydrocarbons.After years of preparations, the company started drilling…

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 Told Indonesia to Stop Drilling for Oil and Gas in Disputed South China Sea Area

Dec 02, 2021

China told Indonesia to stop drilling for oil and natural gas in maritime territory that both countries regard as their own during a months-long standoff in the South China Sea earlier this year, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters…

China: CNOOC Starts Oil Production from Lufeng Offshore Development

Nov 23, 2021

Chinese national oil company CNOOC has started producing oil from Lufeng offshore oil fields in the eastern section of the South China Sea.The oil fields include Lufeng 14-4 oil field, Lufeng 14-8 oil field, Lufeng 15-1 oil field, and Lufeng 22-1 oil field…

CNOOC: Production Starts from Bozhong 19-6 Offshore Field

Oct 22, 2020

China's CNOOC has started production from its Bozhong 19-6 condensate gas field pilot area development project in the Bohai Bay, offshore China.That Bozhong 19-6 condensate gas field pilot area development is located in the central Bohai with an average water depth of approximately 23 meters…

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