Author: Damon Evans
Asian NOCs eye upstream build amid low oil prices
30 September 2015
With oil prices low and forecast to remain that way, governments are looking to strengthen their hand through acquisitions
Woodside targets Oil Search in $8bn takeover bid
10 September 2015
Australia’s Woodside Energy is making an opportunistic A$11.6bn ($8.1 bn) takeover offer for Papua New Guinea (PNG)-focused Oil Search
India's ONGC expands Russian footprint
8 September 2015
The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation has taken a 15% stake in the Vankor oilfield
PTTEP interested in BG’s Thailand assets
7 September 2015
Thailand’s state-backed PTT Exploration & Production has reportedly expressed an interest in UK BG’s Thai assets.
India shifts fiscal regime to encourage investment
3 September 2015
India is easing rules for exploration and production in an effort to lure investment to boost output
Chief Executive of Santos steps down after falling profits
24 August 2015
The Australian company is facing increasing debt and a takeover is on the cards
Browse floating LNG gains traction
23 August 2015
Woodside is increasingly confident on a Browse floating LNG (FLNG) final investment decision in late 2016
New law hands Pertamina power as Indonesia dodge energy crisis
18 August 2015
Indonesia needs investors to avert an energy crisis. But a proposed law, widely hoped to improve the fiscal and regulatory environment, appears disappointing
ConocoPhillips puts Indonesian assets up for sale
14 August 2015
Only months after promising to increase investment in the country, ConocoPhillips is seeking a buyer for its assets
First nuclear plant to reopen in Japan after Fukushima
12 August 2015
Japan has brought back the first of its nuclear plants which were closed in the wake of the Fukushima disaster. However, analysts doubt if this will affect LNG imports
China hopes to stimulate demand by cutting gas prices
5 August 2015
The country will cut regulated gas prices in order to encourage demand
Pertamina to take control of Mahakam once contract expires
24 June 2015
Total and Inpex currently have a production sharing contract which will expire in 2017
IEA cuts global gas demand growth forecast for Asia
18 June 2015
The International Energy Agency has taken the step after surprisingly weak Asian markets
Chinese oil companies try to renegotiate import deals
18 June 2015
Sinopec is negotiating with Origin amid weak gas demand and oversupply on their own soil
Fracking making waves again
11 June 2015
The controversial drilling technology, that boosted US oil and gas production and transformed global energy markets in the process, is making waves again
IOCs eye Petronas' 'plug and play' FLNG
8 June 2015
Petronas says they already have interest in their plan to charter FLNG vessels to IOCs
Cautious optimism over China's shale-gas plans
1 June 2015
The country’s huge reserves are not living up to their promise
China's slowing economy may threaten energy markets
28 May 2015
After a decade of rampant growth, the Chinese economy is cooling. The way the country uses energy is changing too
China's NOCs start to feel the pinch
28 May 2015
The country’s oil giants aren’t in the rosiest financial health, but remain ready to scoop up assets elsewhere
Cautious optimism over China's shale-gas plans
28 May 2015
The country’s huge reserves are not living up to their promise
Speculation of restructuring in China's oil and gas industry
28 May 2015
Talks have been held as Beijing faces increasing pressure to change the industry
Emerging suppliers are banking on China's gas needs
28 May 2015
The country is poised to be a pivotal player in global gas markets as demand surges
CBM-to-LNG makes its mark in Australia
22 May 2015
Australia's coalbed methane-to-liquefied natural gas (CBM-to-LNG) projects have generally drawn a bad rap from the wider industry. But they are proving more successful than the nation’s conventional LNG schemes, energy research consultancy Wood Mackenzie said
Asia will be the driving force behind expansion, says PM
18 May 2015
Malaysian Prime Minister urges AOGC delegates to innovate and reform to spark more growth
Oil price may drop another $20 by the end of Q2
18 May 2015
Chairman of the Facts Global Energy consultancy revealed the figures to delegates at AOGC 2015
China’s Russian deal ‘a wake-up call’ for LNG sector
15 May 2015
The deal for a second gas pipeline supply could have consequences for the Asian LNG sector