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Understanding China’s LNG buyers: A key topic at the 5th China LNG Summit

We discuss the China LNG & Gas International Summit & Exhibition in Beijing in October, and the key attendants and stakeholders.

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Countdown to CWC World LNG & Gas Series: Asia Pacific Summit

We discuss the Asia Pacific Summit, with key support from Enterprise Singapore and Maritime & Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore.

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Gas & Oil Pakistan Limited

In a just a few short years, Gas & Oil Pakistan Limited has grown into a nationwide supplier of petroleum products and services. Chairman and CEO Khalid Riaz tells us more.

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Shell on the Lubrication Revolution

We speak to Felix Guerzoni, Product Application Specialist at Shell, about development opportunities provided by the Shanghai Technology Centre.

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Event preview: 5th LNG Supply, Transport & Storage Philippines Forum

LNG and Power project opportunities will be presented and addressed at the timely 5th LNG Supply, Transport & Storage Philippines Forum, taking place on October 24-26 2018 at the SMX AURA, Manila, Philippines.

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Kumul Petroleum

Papua New Guinea’s national oil & gas company is fully invested in a giant LNG project that will ensure the security of the sector for years to come.

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Puma Energy Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea encapsulates Puma Energy’s global strategy, focused on rapid organic growth in high potential energy markets  Writer: Jonathan DybleProject Manager: Josh HylandPuma Energy has firmly planted its stamp on the global energy industry in the century since its inception. Founded in 1920, it is now considered to be one of the world’s largest mid-stream/downstream oil & gas companies with more than 8,300 employees manning its operations that span a total 49 countries.With a strategy focused on high potential markets, Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one country that encapsulates the Company’s dynamic approach as it looks to take advantage of new opportunities and secure rapid growth. Equally, Puma Energy pays back to the local community with its emphasis on socioeconomic development initiatives.Puma Energy entered PNG in 2014 after it purchased InterOil’s refining, logistics and marketing businesses. According to Jim Collings, Director of Puma Energy PNG, the Company hasn’t looked back since, establishing itself as the largest entity in downstream petroleum distribution throughout the country.“This business was attractive to us because we believe the economy of PNG is poised for further significant expansion and the underlying assets and operations of the business have significant strategic value,” he says.Napa Napa RefineryOne of the most significant components of Puma Energy’s PNG business is its Napa Napa Refinery, a facility located adjacent to Port Moresby that refines up to 32,500 barrels of oil per day. Since acquiring the production plant in 2014, Puma Energy has invested heavily in the refinery, raising the bar within the local market.There is significant potential

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PNG Power

Papua New Guinea’s growth as an attractive industrial proposition has reached new levels over the past decade, its previously uninviting landscape now being outweighed by the resources that lie beneath.Epitomising the evolution in March, the 2nd Papua New Guinea Petroleum & Energy Summit took place at the Stanley Hotel in Port Moresby; attended by the man tasked with overseeing this ongoing development and appeal to the rest of the world – Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Peter O’Neill.He was joined by key ministry representatives to discuss continued project expansion in the energy infrastructure and oil & gas domain; focusing especially on exploration.“The outlook for PNG’s energy sector is positive, with attractive investment opportunities arising in the oil, gas and power markets,” a spokesperson for the event said. “As PNG develops its National Gas Commercialisation Strategy, the PNG Government considers how it can advance its financial infrastructure to gain intrnational investment and provide third party access regimes.”Set against this transitioning energy landscape, the 2nd Papua New Guinea Petroleum & Energy Summit 2018 took place from 19-21 March, 2018, held under the patronage of the Prime Minister and endorsed by the Minister of Petroleum, Hon. Dr Fabian Pok Mec Ph.D and Hon. Sam Basil, Minister of Communications, Information Technology & Energy.The Summit brought together senior government officials from the Ministry of Petroleum and the Ministry of Communication, Technology & Energy, and all the major industry players working in PNG, to discuss current energy projects and the future strategies for expansion. Key issues addressed included the current opportunities and projects in

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Setegap Ventures Petroleum Sdn. Bhd

Setegap Ventures Petroleum continues to meet clients’ complex requirements in an ever-evolving oil & gas environment through a turnkey pumping, drilling and tubing portfolio of servicesProject Manager: Josh HylandIncorporated in Malaysia in 2003 as a wholly-owned Bumiputra entity, Setegap Ventures Petroleum Sdn Bhd (SVP) has evolved over the past 15 years to become a one-stop centre for the oil & gas sector, providing an almost unrivalled array of well solutions to a loyal base of customers.Initiating back then as the only Malaysian owned and operated service provider for the upstream industry, its range of pumping and well services, well intervention solutions, production enhancements, and upstream drilling offerings have ensured longevity at the head of the sector.Always looking to diversify and expand its portfolio, SVP in 2008 enhanced its scope of operations to include CTU services as well, further demonstrating its flexibility and entrepreneurial flair in an industry not always blessed with such a luxury.“As SVP focuses on the core business of well pumping, CTU and cementing services, it is rapidly making its expertise known in Southeast Asia, with new markets also being opened in the Middle East,” SVP affirms on its website.CVP’s Chief Operating Officer, Mohd Zulhaizan Bin Mohd Noor spoke to Asia Outlook in 2017 about the Company’s evolution and constant search for continuous improvement: “As the need to increase production from existing wells became increasingly important, especially during the oil price downturn, it opened the door for SVP to increase our capability and fleet from just pumping to coil tubing, de-sander services and production

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Automation and Digitalisation in Oil & Gas

BGS Group has started the registration of companies attending AUTOMA Congress in Berlin, Germany, on 1-2 October. The format of the Congress is closed-door, which means that only a carefully selected audience of decision-makers will be presented with an opportunity to attend. AUTOMA unites more than 450 leaders of oil & gas companies, EPC contractors, refineries and pipeline operators.Among those already confirmed are companies including TechnipFMC, Equinor (former Statoil), Fluor, Saudi Aramco, Hellenic Petroleum Aspropyrgos Refinery, and others. Job titles to be present are Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, Director Process Automation, Principal Engineer, CEO and other decision-makers from technical and business development departments.The AUTOMA Congress comprises a business programme, an exhibition area and a B2B meeting zone to conduct negotiations. Sessions are dedicated to:-  Digitalsation in Upstream, Midstream and Downstream-  Asset Management: Smart Contracts & Operation Optimisation-  Cyber Security in the Oil & Gas Industry-   Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Oil & Gas-    The Digital Future: Successful Cloud MigrationThe exhibition area consists of 45 stands. Technologies or products can be included with the Exhibition Package, which includes the participation of two delegates, two gala-dinner passes, and printing and installation of the exhibition stand. Contact the organiser to find out more through the website: https://goo.gl/b9ncoe; or by calling: +312 0808 7321

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