WorldOil Exxon’s South China Sea oil project tests Chinese influence An Exxon Mobil oil and gas project off the coast of Vietnam is becoming a test of Beijing’s growing power in the South China Sea. Vietnam fights China’s moves to hinder offshore exploration The foreign ministry in Hanoi on Thursday called on China to immediately order a state-owned survey vessel along with several Coast Guard escorts to leave Vietnamese-claimed waters in its exclusive economic zone, which stretches 200 nautical miles from its coast. Eni finds significant gas, condensate potential in offshore Vietnam exploration block Eni's Vietnam exploration well, located in offshore block 114, Song Hong Basin, has proven the presence of significant gas and condensate accumulation in the Ken Bau prospect. Aker Solutions wins Vietnam contract from Idemitsu Oil and Gas Aker Solutions has secured a contract from Idemitsu Oil and Gas Co., Ltd. to provide engineering services for the development of oil and gas resources in the Nam Con Son basin, offshore Vietnam.