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Saudi Aramco Trading Arm Hiring Staff For Singapore Push

The trading arm of oil giant Saudi Aramco is looking to step up hiring for its Singapore office as it pushes into the regional energy hub, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.

The office aims to employ 10 to 15 staff by year-end after opening with one person in late 2015, said one of the sources. That would include operational, analytical and administrative workers.

France's Total starts up Myanmar's Badamyar gas project near Yangon

France-based Total has started production at its offshore Badamyar project, which is expected to extend the 8 Bcm/year production plateau of the Yadana gas field -- one of Myanmar's biggest -- beyond 2020.

Arnaud Breuillac, president, exploration and production said in a statement Tuesday that the project was completed on schedule and managed to keep costs 20% below budget.