New chapter in search for black gold

As Chevron hands over its controlling stake in the Kingdom’s most developed oil field to a new player, industry experts say extraction may still take time Industry insiders urged patience this week after news broke that energy giant Chevron had sold its controlling stake in the ...

Daniel de Carteret

Cambodia 'Still in Block A talks with Chevron'

The Royal Cambodian government is continuing talks with US major Chevron regarding the delayed Block A offshore project that would be the Asean member nation’s first indigenous hydrocarbon development. In August 2010, eight years after being awarded the block, Chevron issued a declaration of commerciality and ...

Upstream Online Staff

Oil and gas giant Chevron rotates local personnel

After two and a half years, Chevron’s Cambodia country manager, Steve Glick, will move on from his position in what the oil and gas giant called a routine rotation, according to a statement released yesterday. Glick, who came to the job in 2011, will be “taking ...

Daniel de Carteret and May Kunmakara

Japanese oil study ‘Positive’

The hunt for oil around northwestern Cambodia has unearthed “positive” results for Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), which intends to continue exploring the area in a project that could last at least six more years, a government spokesman said. JOGMEC’s survey on the ...

Sok An, Thai minister to discuss disputed waters

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An will meet Thai Energy Minister Pichai Naripthaphan on Thursday to discuss the possibility of extracting oil from disputed maritime areas in the Gulf of Thailand, Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan said yesterday. Mr Siphan said that Mr Sok An, who ...

Thailand’s Former Official Denies Secret Oil Talks

Thailand’s former Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban has denied Cambodia’s recent claim that he initiated secret bilateral talks over coveted oil reserves in disputed Gulf of Thailand waters, Thai news service MCOT reported Saturday. In a statement last week, the Cambodian National Petroleum Authority said ...

Report Says Reforms Were Hard to Drill Home at Petrol Authority

The Cambodian National Petroleum Authority restricted vital information and failed to cooperate with consultants working for the Asian Development Bank who were deployed to the authority between 2007 and 2010 as part of a $1 million project to strengthen governance at the body, a new ...

Oil dispute flares up

Secret meetings between high-ranking Thai and Cambodian officials to solve the demarcation of disputed offshore petroleum resources took place during the administration of Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, the Cambodian National Petroleum Authority revealed yesterday.  In a statement some commentators described as “coordinated attack” by ...

Chinese Company Voices Interest in Cambodian Oil

Hong Kong-listed China Oilfield Services Ltd, an offshore services provider for the oil and gas sectors, is looking to start operations in Cambodia, according to an earnings report released by the company last week. “For the overseas market, apart from expanding and strengthening the overseas ...

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