WorldOil Collaboration delivers LWD triple-combo breakthrough for ultra-high-temperature wells As exploration efforts go into deeper, hotter and more remote offshore basins, the need for more advanced downhole drilling and logging tools is palpable. Accordingly, a new LWD toolstring that provides real-time downhole data, while withstanding 410°F temperatures, has been developed and tested in the harsh Gulf of Thailand. Ophir Energy to commence fourth phase of development at Bualuang, Gulf of Thailand Ophir Energy has announced that a Final Investment Decision has been taken to commence the fourth phase of development at Bualuang oil field in the Gulf of Thailand. Global gas market battered by glut gets eager buyer in Thailand Thailand has a message for embattled global LNG sellers: It’s going on a shopping spree. Armed with $11 billion, Thai oil giants hunt for investments The Asian energy companies sitting on the largest hoard of cash outside China are ready to put it to use. Shell to sell its stake in Thailand’s Bongkot field Shell has reached an agreement with KUFPEC Thailand Holdings Pte Limited, a subsidiary of Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company, for the sale of subsidiary companies Shell Integrated Gas Thailand Pte Limited and Thai Energy Co Limited, which together hold a 22.222% equity stake in Bongkot field, and adjoining acreage offshore Thailand consisting of Blocks 15, 16 and 17 and Block G12/48, for $900 million. BP, PTT sign LNG sale and purchase agreement BP and PTT Public Limited Company (PTT) have entered into a sales and purchase agreement for liquefied natural gas. Next generation keen to step up as IPTC came to a close in Bangkok The 10th International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) came to a close in Bangkok today with an attendance of over 3,700 industry professionals from 51 countries. Lamprell delivers jackup rig to be deployed offshore Thailand Lamprell (LAM), a provider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the energy industry, has announced the completion of construction of the Shelf Chaopraya jackup drilling rig, and its delivery to Shelf Drilling Ltd. The rig will sail within the next few days for deployment by Shelf Drilling at its drilling location, offshore Thailand. Tap Oil completes drilling of appraisal well MNA-17 in the Northern Gulf of Thailand Mubadala Petroleum, Operator of the Manora Oil Development joint venture, has advised that drilling of the MNA-17 well, in the Northern Gulf of Thailand, has now been completed. KrisEnergy starts 3D survey in the Gulf of Thailand The CGG Amadeus has commenced an 884 sq km 3D seismic acquisition program in the G10/48 contract area in the Gulf of Thailand, KrisEnergy said Tuesday. The program, which was awarded to CGG Services, is expected to last 41 days.