Asia & Oceania


Petronas eyes block partner

Malaysia’s national oil and gas company Petronas is considering bringing on board a minority partner with technical expertise for its Block SK 316 off Sarawak to help with development of the giant, high carbon dioxide Kasawari gas field, writes Amanda Battersby.


Venture gets LoI in PNG

A joint venture between US engineer Jacobs and Australian constructor Monadelphous has received a letter of intent from Oil Search for a multi-year asset support contract in Papua New Guinea.


India makes DSF official

India’s Cabinet has approved the award of 31 onshore and offshore blocks that were offered through its discovered small field (DSF) bid round launched last year.


Bukhari in NIOC tie-up

Malaysia's Bukhari International Ventures has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) to carry out a seven-month data study at the Golshan and Ferdowsi gas fields.


PTT to pitch for FSRU unit off Myanmar

Thailand’s PTT is expected to apply to the government of Myanmar around the middle of this year for approval for the liquefied natural gas floating storage and regasification unit it proposes deploying off its Asean neighbour, writes Amanda Battersby.