Asia Deepwater Oil Drilling News

Two more floaters to be installed in Santos basin

BG Group has provided an update on its offshore activity in its latest results statement.

ONGC plans more development of Vasai East offshore India

ONGC plans additional development of its Vasai East field in the Arabian Sea off western India at an estimated cost of Rs. 2476.82 Crore.

One-trip casing exit milling saves time during complex drilling

Performing a casing exit to create a secondary wellbore involves a whipstock assembly to direct the mill toward the side of the existing casing where an exit is then milled. However, today’s wellbore requires advanced drilling assemblies with a range of technologies, including electronics and measuring devices that send data back to the operator. Drilling assemblies have necessarily gotten larger to accommodate these additional tools. The need for effective tools to address the size, length, and stiffness of newer drilling assemblies led Baker Hughes to develop the LongBow casing exit milling system.

Papa Terra TLP in place offshore Brazil

McDermott has completed installation of the extended TLP on the Papa Terra field for Petrobras.

CNOOC delivers first gas from Liwan project offshore China

Husky Energy and CNOOC have released details about the Liwan gas project in the South China Sea.

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.

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