Offshore Drilling & Completion: Asia

Cost pressures slow investment in TGT project offshore Vietnam

SOCO International says development drilling at the Te Giac Trang (TGT) complex in the Nam Con Son basin offshore southern Vietnam remains on track. 

Woodside lines up deepwater well offshore South Korea

Woodside Petroleum says it plans to drill an exploratory well this fall on the deepwater Ulleung basin block 8/6-1N offshore eastern South Korea.

HP/HT technology continues to advance

Faced with increasing drilling and production prospects in that part of the world called the "Ring of Fire," operators and their service suppliers are turning up the heat to design, build, operate, and maintain high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) tools and equipment. To address the HP/HT issue requires a focused outlook. Wells can have high bottomhole temperature with moderate bottomhole pressures, or both high bottomhole pressures and high temperatures.

Atwood contracts Mako

Atwood Oceanics Inc. (NYSE: ATW) has agreed to provide drilling services with the jackup rig Atwood Mako

Lundin anticipates spring start-up for Bertam offshore Malaysia

Lundin Petroleum has allocated $35 million for exploration offshore Malaysia this year.

CNOOC reports new South China Sea gas discovery

CNOOC Ltd. has made a mid-to-large deepwater natural gas discovery at Lingshui 25-1.

Indonesia sanctions Lengo gas project offshore Java

Indonesia’s government has approved KrisEnergy’s development plan for the Lengo gasfield in the Bulu production sharing contract (PSC) offshore East Java.

ONGC makes oil and gas discoveries offshore India

ONGC has made new offshore oil and gas discoveries – one in the deepwater KG basin off the east coast of India, and the second in the Mumbai offshore basin off the west coast.

Keppel newbuild jackup heads to India

Keppel FELS is preparing to deliver a KFELS B Class jackup to Star Drilling, an associate company of India’s D.P. Jindal Group.

CNOOC’s Panyu project begins production in South China Sea

CNOOC Ltd. reports that its Panyu 34-1/35-1/35-2 project has begun production in the Pearl River Mouth basin of the South China Sea.

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Cost pressures slow investment in TGT project offshore Vietnam

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