Asia Deepwater Oil Drilling News

Murphy Sabah Oil awards Fugro rig and subsea positioning services contract

Murphy Sabah Oil Co. Ltd. has awarded Fugro a three-year contract for the provision of rig and subsea positioning services.

Statoil, ConocoPhillips team up for deepwater block offshore Myanmar

Statoil has been awarded operatorship of deepwater block AD-10 in the Bay of Bengal offshore Myanmar, in partnership with ConocoPhillips.

CNOOC proves gas in new deepwater play offshore China

CNOOC has made what it describes as a breakthrough gas discovery in the deepwater Qiongdongnan basin in the South China Sea.

Flowserve wins pumps order for Malikai field offshore Sabah

Flowserve has won orders for water injection and liquid transfer pumps for Sabah Shell Petroleum’s Malikai oil field project, 110 km (68 mi) offshore Sabah, Malaysia.

DNV GL opens new laboratory in Singapore

DNV GL has opened a new laboratory in Singapore, tripling the space it had previously in order to deliver integrated solutions for the marine and offshore industries.

More deepwater exploration expected in D3 block offshore India

Hardy Oil and Gas expects exploration drilling to re-start this spring on block KG-DWN-2003/1 (D3) in the Krishna Godavari basin offshore eastern India.

Eni orders FPU for Jangkrik offshore Indonesia

Saipem has won two construction contracts for projects offshore Indonesia and Republic of Congo worth an estimated combined value of $520 million.

Petronas to invest in PFLNG 2 project offshore Malaysia

Petronas has reached a final investment decision (FID) for its second floating liquefied natural gas facility (PFLNG 2) project, located off the coast of Sabah in Malaysia.

Eni gives FMC Technologies order for subsea systems offshore Indonesia

FMC Technologies Inc. has received an order from eni Muara Bakau BV to supply subsea systems for its deepwater Jangkrik Complex development offshore Indonesia.

Liwan nears start-up offshore China

Husky Energy says the CNOOC-operated Liwan gas project in the South China Sea is nearing production, with commissioning of the shallow water platform and gas plant under way.

India’s NELP-10 blocks defined

Round 10 of India’s New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP-10) is expected to offer 46 total blocks of which 29 are offshore.

SKK Migas: 13 oil and gas projects scheduled to begin in 2014

In Indonesia, the Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities (SKK Migas) reports that 13 oil and gas projects are planned to produce in 2014.

Petronas, Brunei ink offshore development pacts

Petronas has signed numerous agreements with the Brunei petroleum authorities designed to further cooperation in the oil and gas sector.

Petrofac pursues subsea growth in Southeast Asia

Petrofac’s newly extended KW Subsea business plans to target deepwater opportunities in the Asia/Pacific region.

Geotechnical vessel targets Asia/Pacific deepwater needs

Fugro’s offshore geotechnical division has taken delivery of the purpose-built DP-2 vessel Fugro Voyager.

Liwan gas field nears first production offshore China

Husky Energy says the CNOOC-operated Liwan gas development offshore China is nearly complete, with first production expected in the coming months.

India approves acquisitions offshore deepwater Mozambique

ONGC Videsh and Oil India have received governmental approval to acquire a total of 20% interest in gas production offshore Mozambique.

JX Nippon to explore deepwater tract offshore Sarawak

JX Nippon Oil & Gas has teamed with Petronas on a deepwater production-sharing contract offshore Malaysia.

Europe leads new pipeline investments

Global investment in offshore pipelines will grow by nearly 60% during 2013-17, according to a report by Infield.

Sri Lanka offers six ultra deepwater blocks

The Sri Lanka Petroleum Resources Development Committee has made available six ultra-deepwater blocks of between approximately 18,000 and 26,000 sq km (6,950 and 10,039 sq mi) each around the country's coastline on a Joint Study basis.

Africa leads demand for offshore ultra-deepwater drilling rigs

Seadrill sees strong demand for ultra-deepwater floating drilling rigs (up to 7,500 ft, or 2,286 m) from Africa over the next few years.

Anadarko sells deepwater Mozambique interest to ONGC

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:APC) has agreed to sell a 10% interest in Mozambique Offshore Area 1 to OGNC Videsh Ltd. for $2.64 billion in cash.

RIL, BP make deepwater Cauvery basin discovery

Reliance Industries (OTN:RLNIY) and BP (NYSE:BP) have another deepwater gas condensate discovery offshore India’s eastern coast in Cauvery basin.

ConocoPhillips updates offshore Malaysia, North Sea field developments

ConocoPhillips says the Gumusut field floating production system is on station offshore Malaysia, with hook up and commissioning in progress.

ONGC, Reliance investigate cooperation offshore eastern India

ONGC and Reliance Industries have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that could lead to sharing of the latter’s east coast oil and gas-related infrastructure.

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