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KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 (Bernama) - Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Schlumberger WTA (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Schlumberger) to jointly explore opportunities in the areas of susta inability,digital and Internet of Things (loT) technologies,as wellas research and development (R&D) projects.
Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas Petronas has been awarded new acreage onshore and offshore East Java in Indonesia’s Petroleum Bid Round 2021.
The Swiss commodities trader Vitol has become a trump card in British junior Savannah's game. In exchange for financial support for Savannah's purchase of ExxonMobil-Petronas's Doba assets, it should end up well placed to market the crude produced there.
A Petronas-led joint venture is analysing the results of the Bacalar-1 offshore exploration well in Mexico. The Malaysian national oil and gas giant has a 60% operated interest in Block 12, with Indonesia's Medco Energi and Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production on 20% each. Medco said in its latest exploration update that post-drill analysis was under way as part of the well evaluation process. Bacalar-1, which is understood to have spudded in August 2021, has so far cost US$52.2 million, added Medco. Petronas had a one-well contract with US-based offshore rig owner Pacific Drilling to use the drillship Pacific Khamsin for an exploration programme in Mexico starting in the third quarter last year.
Petronas Carigali, the upstream subsidiary of Malaysian national oil company (NOC) Petronas, has made a gas discovery at the Hadrah-1 wildcat exploration well of Block SK411, located in the shallow waters of Balingian province about 170 kilometres northwest off the coast of Sarawak, Malaysia. The Hadrah-1 well was successfully drilled to a total depth of 1,850 metres in November 2021 and encountered gas within an approximately 200-metre thick sequence of high-quality sandstone and carbonate reservoirs, Petronas said today.
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 28): Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) said on Tuesday (Dec 28) it expects a positive outlook for 2022 to 2024 for the national oil company on a recovery in crude oil prices, as well as relaxation of Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) and directives besides an increase in plug and abandonment projects for planned retirement of oil and gas wells. Petronas said the information in its latest activity outlook report, which covers 2022 to 2024, is accounted for when a specific activity begins and not by contract award. "The outlook for 2022 to 2024 is based on full-year utilisation. Actual numbers may vary based on campaign durations and/or optimisation, project deferment and cancellation, etc. Actual numbers are based on data as at October 2021.
Schlumberger announced an enterprise-scale deployment of advanced digital solutions for PETRONAS enabled by the DELFI cognitive E&P environment and integrated with the OSDU Data Platform. These digital solutions will enable PETRONAS to accelerate its field development planning and optimize production performance of its assets.
Petronas announced to become a net-zero emitter of greenhouse gases by 2050. The Malaysian giant said it will increase its effort to reduce the emission of Scope-1 and Scope-2 greenhouse gases in the upcoming years. Earlier this year, Petronas stated that they were already looking to expand its renewable energy portfolio. The dampened demand and low oil prices due to covid-19 made the statement more firm.
Petronas has completed a 50% farm-down of its participating interest in Block 52 offshore Suriname to ExxonMobil. The block covers an area of 4,749 sq. km, and is north of Paramaribo. Located in the Suriname-Guyana basin, where several major discoveries were made. Petronas’ upcoming exploration activities for Block 52 will involve the drilling of a well during Q3, while acquiring new 3D seismic data to evaluate the block's potential.
Indonesian state-run, PT Pertamina inked a framework agreement with Malaysia's Petronas to sell and buy crude this year. The deal, which was announced through a statement yesterday, will see Petronas and Pertamina swapping crude produced in the Malaysian fields of Kikeh, Kimanis and Kidurong with crude from Indonesian fields of Jabung and Ketapang. The agreement follows up from Petronas and Pertamina's plan last year to exchange crude.
Production & Development major, EnQuest has secured a production sharing contract (PSC) from Petronas for the Block PM409, offshore Malaysia. Enquest landed the contract through its wholly-owned subsidiary EnQuest Petroleum Production Malaysia (EnQuest) in partnership with Petronas Carigali (PCSB). While EnQuest will have an operating interest in the block with 85% stakes, while PCSB has the remaining 15% interest.
Petronas has set up a $350 million venture capital arm. The state firm's newly-launched Petronas Corporate Venture Capital is for industrial and energy investments. "The fund will act as a minority stakeholder in early to growth-stage companies", said the company. Petronas is Malaysia's largest employer and contributor to government revenue. The company has also informed that it is looking for investment opportunities in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Sources have informed that Malaysian state-run Petronas and Saudi Aramco have commenced operations at the new 1.2-million-tons-per-year naphtha cracker. The naphtha cracker is integral to the $2.7 billion joint-venture oil refinery and petrochemical project, Refinery, and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) is located in Pengerang in the state of Johor, Malaysia.
Petronas, the leading Malaysian oil and gas company, has announced its results for the first quarter (Q1) of 2019. The company reports a profit after tax (PAT) of about $3.4bn which represents a 9% increase on Q1 2018. Petronas ascribes this rise to higher volumes of sales for petroleum products along with the weakening effect of Malaysian Ringgit against the US dollar.
Malaysian state-owned Petronas has entered into a $1.29 billion deal to buy 50% of Petrobas’ exploration and production rights in Tartaruga Verde field and the Espadarte field. In a statement, the Brazilian state-run firm said that the deal amount will be paid in two installments. The deal is in line with Petrobras’ divestment strategy, under which it has already sold off $11.3 billion worth of assets.
Fire safety authorities, today, put out a fire at a Malaysian oil refinery owned by state-run oil major, Petronas. An explosion occurred early morning at the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID). A testing procedure was ongoing at the project for planned commercial operations later this year. RAPID is a 50-50 joint-venture between Petronas and Saudi Aramco.
Malaysian state-run Petronas yesterday released earnings report for the 2018 financial year. The oil major registered 22% hike in profits, to RM55.3 billion in the financial year ended Dec 31, 2018 (FY18) from RM45.5 billion in 2017. President and group chief executive officer of Petronas said that the strong financial performance of the company in 2018 came from its current initiative to enhance operational efficiency and commercial excellence.