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CNOOC's Huizhou project starts production in the South China Sea

CNOOC has announced that Huizhou 32-5 oilfield comprehensive adjustment/Huizhou 33-1 oilfield joint development project has commenced production.

Will Asia-Pacific's O&G sector join the global recovery in 2019?

The need to fill new and old gas infrastructure will see the drilling of exciting offshore prospects across Australia, Brunei, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea.

India oil demand rises from four-year low as cash ban impact fades

India’s oil demand growth in 2018 rebounded from the slowest pace in four years as the country recovered from the shock of a cash ban and the roll out of a national sales tax.

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

ABB has been awarded an integrated automation, electrification and telecommunication project, valued at $79 million, for the upgrade of Bab onshore field in Abu Dhabi, by CPECC.

Halliburton President and CEO Jeff Miller appointed as chairman of the board

Halliburton Company has announced its board of directors has appointed Jeff Miller, the company’s president and CEO, as chairman of the board, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

ONGC experts bring Cyclone Pethai hit drilling rig to India's offshore east coast

A team of experts mobilized by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) brought cyclone hit semi-submersible rig Olinda Star back to normal.

Eni reports Merakes East gas discovery, offshore Indonesia

Eni successfully drilled and tested the Merakes East prospect in East Sepinggan block, offshore Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Ampelmann inks two new contracts in Asia Pacific

Dutch multinational Ampelmann has secured two new contracts in the Asia Pacific region. Two A-type systems have made their way to India and Indonesia, respectively, and will enable both short- and long-term Walk to Work (W2W) operations.

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Companies in the news

McDermott signs up Aqualis Offshore

Aqualis Offshore has entered into a master services agreement with McDermott Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd to provide engineering reviews and marine warranty services for the company’s offshore operations in the Asia Pacific region.

Oceaneering enhances global asset integrity capabilities

Oceaneering International, Inc. has announced that it has bolstered its expanding asset integrity business in Chandigarh, India with more capabilities.

Chevron names presidents of North America, Asia Pacific E&P

Chevron Corporation has named Steven W. Green as president of Chevron North America Exploration and Production, effective March 1, 2019.

Kreuz Subsea, Seamec consortium mobilize Kreuz Glorious for two-year ONGC project

Global integrated subsea services business, Kreuz Subsea and consortium partner Seamec Ltd, have successfully completed the mobilization of the Kreuz Glorious vessel to commence a two-year project with India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).

KG basin will play crucial role in India natural gas move

At a time when production at traditional offshore assets on the west coast is set to decline over the next decade, the upcoming deepwater and ultra-deepwater projects in the Krishna-Godavari (KG) basin at the Bay of Bengal will play a crucial role in India’s move towards a natural gas-based economy.

Service companies chase international boom as U.S. shale drilling moderates

The biggest providers of oilfield services are surfing a wave of international spending on the back of higher prices, but the good news is tempered by an activity slowdown in their own back yard.

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Norway’s largest and longest pipeline, laid by the vessel Saipem Castorone, has reached Johan Sverdrup field.

BHGE, McDermott, LTHE awarded contract for ONGC's largest deepwater project

Baker Hughes, a GE company, McDermott International, Inc. and L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro (NSE: LT), were awarded the subsea contract for India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC) largest deepwater project, the development of block DWN-98/2 in the Krishna Godavari basin.

Total announces positive appraisal of A6 Block discovery, offshore Myanmar

Total announces a successful appraisal of the A6 Block, Shwe Yee Htun-2 discovery, offshore Myanmar, completing a major step towards confirming a commercial project. The well was drilled to a final depth of 4,820 m and encountered 40 m of net gas pay in a high-quality reservoir.

New products and services

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Weatherford International introduced its Rotaflex long-stroke pumping unit that improves artificial lift efficiency in deep, high-volume and high gas-to-liquids wells.

Regional Report: India

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Over the next 30 years, India is predicted to be one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.