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Will 2021 Breathe Life Back into Asia Pacific Upstream M&A Market?

Dec 16, 2020

2020 has been dismal for upstream dealmakers across Asia Pacific. During a recent conversation with a senior banker in the region, I mentioned that deal activity was so poor this year that as of October, only a sliver over US$400 million and 117 million boe of 2P resources had transacted (vs US$5.1 billion and 1,400 million boe in 2019). I got a short response: “I’m surprised it wasn’t zero.” Perhaps nobody needs reminding just how tough a year it’s been…

East Timor Expects Australia to Back Greater Sunrise Gas Development via Timor

Aug 25, 2022

East Timor is confident the Australian government will support plans for gas from the massive Greater Sunrise offshore field to be processed in Timor rather than Darwin, the country's petroleum authority head said on Thursday.Greater Sunrise…

Seven Oil Firms Bid for Timor-Leste Oil and Gas Acreage

Mar 07, 2022

Seven oil and gas companies have submitted bids for nine blocks offered during the Timor-Leste Second Licensing Round period 2019/2022'The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral, Mr. Victor da Conceição Soares officially opened the Bid Submission…

EnerMech Names Ford as APAC Regional Director

Jan 12, 2022

Energy industry services firm EnerMech has appointed Garry Ford as regional director for Asia Pacific.UK-based EnerMech said Ford would drive further business growth across the energy, industrial and infrastructure sectors and strengthen its existing oil and gas operations in the region…

Jadestone Energy CFO to Resign

Dec 23, 2021

Jadestone Energy, an oil and gas production company focused on the Asia Pacific region said Thursday that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO)   Dan Young, had decided to leave the company.'After more than 20 years overseas, Mr Young intends to repatriate back to Australia for personal family reasons…

ConocoPhillips Sells Indonesia Assets in Asia-Pacific Revamp

Dec 09, 2021

U.S. oil and gas producer ConocoPhillips will quit Indonesia, selling its assets there for $1.355 billion to domestic energy company Medco Energi Internasional, and beef up in Australia as it continues to reshape.The deals follow ConocoPhillips move to double down on U…

Asia’s Demand Engine Fires Up Global LNG supply

Dec 02, 2021

In announcing project sanction on the Scarborough and Pluto Train 2 project last week, Woodside CEO Meg O’Neill emphasized that as well as being both low carbon and globally cost-competitive, it was the strength of demand  “particularly in our…

DOF Subsea Secures Work on Several Offshore Campaigns in Asia Pacific

Aug 23, 2021

Norwegian subsea support vessel operator said DOF Subsea said Monday it had won several contracts awards in the Asia Pacific region.According to DOF Subsea, the contracts provide 'significant' utilization for resources and vessels in Q3 and…

Carnarvon Wraps Buffalo Farm-Out. Drilling to Start in Late 2021

Apr 20, 2021

Australian oil and gas companies Carnarvon Petroleum and Advance Energy have completed the Buffalo oil field farm-out agreement as all the necessary conditions have been met.Carnarvon in December 2020 announced that Advance Energy would acquire 50% of the Buffalo project in the Timor Sea…

Woodmac: Quiet Year for Upstream M&A in Asia Pacific. Improvement Seen in 2021

Nov 20, 2020

The year 2020 is on course to be the quietest year for upstream transactions in the Asia Pacific region since the beginning of the 21st century, energy intelligence firm Wood Mackenzie said in a report this week, adding that the activity is expected to bounce back in 2021…

Ampelmann Nets 3-year Contract with Brunei Shell Petroleum

Aug 19, 2020

Dutch offshore gangway provider Ampelmann has won a three-year contract with Brunei Shell Petroleum to provide two L-type gangway systems for offshore crew change operations.According to the motion-compensated gangways provider, seven years ago in 2013…

Eni Hires Polarcus for Asia Pacific Survey

Jul 10, 2020

Polarcus has won a contract with Eni for a survey in the Asia Pacific.The Oslo-listed marine seismic services provider said the contract was for an expected minimum duration of one month.'The project is scheduled to commence in Q1 2021, subject to relevant approvals…

Global Offshore Rig Count in June Falls to 208. Africa Suffers the Biggest Loss

Jul 02, 2020

The global active offshore drilling rig count for June 2020 was lower by 65 units, compared to June 2019, Baker Hughes' monthly rig count report has shown.Latin America was the only region that saw its offshore rig count rise, Europe and North America saw their numbers halved…

Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Event Delayed for 2021

Jul 02, 2020

Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition (APDT) originally scheduled for September 1-2 2020 in Yangon, Myanmar has been postponed for next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.'Due to the ongoing global public health concerns related to COVID-19…

Deep Down Secures GoM, APAC Orders

Jun 10, 2020

Subsea oil and gas production control equipment provider Deep Down has said it has received orders from two customers totaling approximately $2 million.The scope of work for these orders includes providing subsea controls equipment consisting of jumpers…

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