South Asia


Indian Help to lift energy sector

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expects the domestic economy to grow fivefold by 2040 and hydrocarbons to remain an important source of energy for the country during the years to come.


India to award DSF blocks by year-end

The Indian government is expected to award acreage offered under its discovered oil & gas small fields (DSF) round by the end of December, according to Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.


'Stumbling block' for Indonesia law

A locally based consultant does not expect that Indonesia will pass the proposed revisions to its existing petroleum legislation in their current form, given the market uncertainty it is already creating for industry.


L&T in yard upgrade for ONGC gig

Indian engineering giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has unveiled high-tech spool base facilities at its Kattupalli yard on the east coast required for execution of state-controlled Oil & Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC’s) Vashishta & S1 subsea installation project, awarded last year.


Bids in for India's DSF round

India’s Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) has received 134 bids for 34 contract areas that were offered by the government under the country’s discovered small field (DSF) bid round, with most bids received for onshore areas.


Deaths after FSO blast in Pakistan

More than 20 workers have been killed and dozens injured after a series of explosions and a fire ripped through a floating storage and offloading unit that was being scrapped in Pakistan, according to a report.