Two joint operating companies in Vietnam have secured a jack-up drilling rig for their planned offshore development wells this year in the Cuu Long basin.
The Hoang Long joint operating company is the operator of the Te Giac Trang oilfield in Block 16-1 while the Hoan Vu joint operating company is the operator of the Ca Ngu Vang oilfield in Block 9-2.
Vietnam: Eni back in the offshore drilling groove in Ken Bau area Read more At Te Giac Trang, the joint owners plan to drill two new production wells in the second half this year, and at Ca Ngu Vang the plan is to drill one new well in the same timeframe, said co-owner in both fields Pharos Energy.
A letter of award has been signed with Malaysia's Velesto Energy for the drilling rig Naga-3 for a firm two wells, with an option for a third well.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 — The Minister of Finance (Incorporated) MoF Inc may provide financial assistance to ailing oil-and-gas giant Sapura Energy Bhd, according to sources.
Sources familiar with developments at the wholly-owned Finance Ministry unit told The Edge that the intervention would be made under MoF (Inc) Act, which empowered the finance minister to enter into business transactions for social and strategic purposes.
"From what I know it is MoF Inc that will step up (lend a helping hand to Sapura Energy. What is discussed at present is some sort of assistance package...it could be a grant of some sort and it could be announced soon," one source was quoted as saying in the latest edition of The Edge.
It also said Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Aziz has been working on the proposal for several weeks......
KUALA LUMPUR (May 25): Velesto Energy Bhd posted a lower net loss of RM46.2 million in the first quarter ended March 31, 2022 (1QFY22), compared with a net loss of RM60.47 million a year earlier, on the back of higher revenue.
Quarterly revenue climbed 76.22% to RM77.41 million from RM43.93 million, mainly due to higher activities in the drilling segment, where the segment’s revenue jumped 82% year-on-year to RM74.19 million on higher average jack-up rig utilisations during the quarter.
“As a result of the above, the drilling services segment registered a lower loss before tax of RM36 million as compared to RM48.9 million loss before tax reported in the corresponding quarter,” the group explained in its filing with Bursa Malaysia.
On prospects, Velesto said recovery in the global oil and gas industry outlook augurs well for the company. It said although the outlook is expected to improve, nevertheless, it may take time to be reflected in the group’s financial performance.
“Currently, three of the group’s six available jack-up drilling rigs are working, while another three are undergoing upgrading works and being prepared to meet the requirement of our potential clients for contracts that we are tendering for.
“The group is actively bidding for new tenders for local and international contracts scheduled to be performed this year and next year,” the group said in a statement accompanying the financial results announcement.
Meanwhile, the prospect for the workover services segment is improving with a number of jobs secured. Velesto said it has received work orders for three of its four Hydraulic Workover Units for the scope of Workover and Plug and Abandonment activities, through provision of integrated well services.
“The positive threading industry outlook is also expected to benefit the oilfield services operation in China.
“[Overall,] the board remains cautiously optimistic on the financial performance of the group in 2022, barring any unforeseen circumstances,” it added.
Velesto shares were unchanged at 12 sen on Wednesday (May 25), giving the group a market capitalisation of RM985.87 million.
KUALA LUMPUR (June 9): Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is allocating about RM60 billion for capital expenditure (capex) in financial year ending Dec 31, 2022 (FY22) compared with RM30.5 billion a year earlier as the Malaysian national oil company prepares for the resumption of business activities, which were earlier disrupted by Covid-19-driven movement restrictions, and as the group sets aside money for clean energy or non-hydrocarbon-related ventures. "This year, we expect to almost double that [capex] amount which is RM60 billion, because of catch-up and the return of [business] activities. This is also the time we have to make inroads in some material steps into the non-hydrocarbon side of things," Petronas chief financial officer Liza Mustapha said on Thursday (June 9) at the MIDF Conversations event, which was held virtually. MIDF group managing director Datuk Charon Mokhzani was the moderator for the event. Liza said that out of Petronas' planned RM60 billion capex allocation for FY22, about RM40 billion has been earmarked for the oil and gas business besides non-hydrocarbon–related operations while the balance of the capex allocation has been earmarked to finance Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd's (PetChem) wholly-owned subsidiary Petronas Chemicals International B.V. (PCIBV) proposed acquisition of the entire stake in Sweden-based specialty chemicals group Perstorp Holding AB for €1.54 billion (about RM7.02 billion) from Financiere Foret S.A.R.L. Petronas owns a 64.35% stake in PetChem, according to PetChem's latest annual report. Looking ahead, Liza said non-hydrocarbon-related income is expected to account for about 30% of Petronas' revenue. "[About] 30% of our revenue should be coming from something which is not related to hydrocarbons. "We have to factor in [business] growth, otherwise, we will not be able to manage the energy transition and we will miss our target of achieving [net] zero [carbon] emissions by 2050," she said. According to her, about 10% of Petronas' RM60 billion capex allocation for FY22 will be earmarked for non-traditional businesses such as specialty chemicals and solar energy. "Previously, I think there was never a plan on what rate it should be [for the clean energy segment] because there was no allocation from the top. So, it didn't really take off. "So, we need to rethink our decision on the capital allocation [for the clean energy segment] and put it aside, because if we leave it at that and let them go with the flow, we are going to be a year behind the target again," she said. Petronas' financials improved in 1QFY22. In a statement on May 31, 2022, Petronas said profit after tax rose to RM23.44 billion in 1QFY22 from RM9.22 billion a year earlier while revenue climbed to RM78.75 billion from RM52.55 billion. "Despite favourable [first quarter] performance, the high oil and gas prices are expected to remain vulnerable with increased volatility due to geopolitical and macro-economic uncertainties. "Petronas will continue to strengthen our operational excellence to maximise value creation whilst intensifying our growth and sustainability agenda in Malaysia and internationally,” the company said.
WEIMEY The offshore drilling rig market is really tight which in return I can see it will further push up the dayrate to above $100,000 per day ________________________________
Day rate in 2014 was $160,000 average( Oil at $100 ). Velesto was RM4.00.... Every Qr in 2014, Velesto net profit was around 50--80mil....The BIG ifs---Day rate Hit $150,000, Velesto Profit Hit 30mil in 3Qr22. What is market pricing for Velesto in 4Q22?????? ( Given Velesto Net Profit at 17mil with 7 rigs@ 80% where DCR $77,000 )
No news / publicity from AGM aslo ?? Nobody bother to go there and give the board a good F for underperforming during super-bull oil run also ?? Like that jia lat liao lah !! meaning they are losing out in tendering for new jobs ??
This book is the result of the author's many years of experience and observation throughout his 26 years in the stockbroking industry. It was written for general public to learn to invest based on facts and not on fantasies or hearsay....