Phân tích thỏa thuận ExxonMobil và PetroVietnam

Chuyện ExxonMobil có lẽ không quá mới như nhiều người tưởng.

Trước hết tóm tắt hai thỏa thuận ký ngày 13/1/2017:

https://cvdvn.net/2017/06/20/thayer-background-briefing-vietnam-exxon-mobil-sign-agreements-to-develop-vietnams-largest-gas-project/

ExxonMobil và PetroVietnam Exploration Production Company ký 2 hợp đồng để khai thác dự án Cá Voi Xanh (Blue Whate) – một “head of agreement” cho khung dự án (project framework) và một “head of agreement” về giá hơi gas.

Head of agreement thì chưa phải là hợp đồng mà chỉ là một số điểm tổng quát để khai triển hợp đồng sau này.  Head of agreement do đó chưa có giá trị pháp lý của một hợp đồng.  Tuy vậy, thường nó cũng cho biết là hai bên đã rất nghiêm chỉnh làm việc với nhau.  Ở đây ta sẽ dùng chữ “thỏa thuận” cho hai heads of agreement này. Tiếp tục đọc “Phân tích thỏa thuận ExxonMobil và PetroVietnam”

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Exxon-Vietnam gas deal to test Tillerson’s diplomacy

AsiaTimes

The multi-billion dollar joint energy project comes amid past Chinese threats and tough Trump administration talk on the South China Sea

January 23, 2017 11:44 AM (UTC+8)

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in January. Photo: AFP / Saul Loeb

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in January. Photo: AFP / Saul Loeb

Trump’s Top Diplomat Would Bring Complex History With China From Exxon Days

Bloomberg

December 14, 2016, 12:00 PM EST December 14, 2016, 7:15 PM EST
  • Tillerson also has years of expertise dealing with China
  • Exxon has operated with Vietnam in disputed South China Sea

https://www.bloomberg.com/api/embed/iframe?id=815f976b-7392-42db-816e-6b8b165a38fd
Can’t Imagine Tillerson Being in Putin’s Pocket: Nye

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for top U.S. diplomat comes with Chinese geopolitical entanglements. In his favor is years of dealing with some of the country’s biggest oil companies.

As chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corp. since 2006, Rex Tillerson has seen his company snared in territorial disputes in the South China Sea. An exploration venture with Vietnam has brought it into the cross hairs of China, one of the countries claiming the disputed waters. Tiếp tục đọc “Trump’s Top Diplomat Would Bring Complex History With China From Exxon Days”

Thayer background briefing: Vietnam – Exxon Mobil sign Agreements to Develop Vietnam’s Largest Gas Project


Background Briefing:
Vietnam: Exxon Mobil Signs
Agreements to Develop

Vietnam’s Largest Gas Project
Carlyle A. Thayer
January 16, 2017
[client name deleted]

Could you please provide some background and an assessment of reports that
ExxonMobile signed an agreement with PetroVietnam last week during the visit of
Secretary of State John Kerry to Vietnam. What is the significance of this deal? Tiếp tục đọc “Thayer background briefing: Vietnam – Exxon Mobil sign Agreements to Develop Vietnam’s Largest Gas Project”

Peak oil in the South China Sea (part 3): Exxon plans to produce gas close to China’s 9 dash line claim

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This article is part 3 of a series on peak oil in the South China Sea.

Bloomberg commented on 15/12/2016 that “Trump’s Top Diplomat Would Bring Complex History With China From Exxon Days”

Exxon’s work is focused on a field in undisputed territory about 80 kilometers (50 miles) offshore from central Vietnam, spokesman Aaron Stryk said in response to e-mailed questions. He declined to comment on reports China warned Exxon against exploring in disputed areas.

“Border issues are a matter for governments to address through appropriate channels,” Stryk said. “We have a successful history of working with various governments and partners around the world to maximize the value of hydrocarbon resources.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-12-14/trump-s-top-diplomat-would-carry-chinese-baggage-from-exxon-days

So what’s that complex history all about? Let’s first look at the context, Vietnam’s oil and gas production data Tiếp tục đọc “Peak oil in the South China Sea (part 3): Exxon plans to produce gas close to China’s 9 dash line claim”

Peak oil in the South China Sea (part 2)

China’s crude oil production has apparently peaked and is back to where it was at the beginning of 2010.

Fig 1: China’s crude oil production http://www.jodidb.org/

Tiếp tục đọc “Peak oil in the South China Sea (part 2)”

Peak oil in the South China Sea (part 1)

The recent deployment of missile launchers and jet fighters on Woody Island of the Paracel islands have put the spotlight on the South China Sea (SCS).

Fig 1: The 200 mile Economic Exclusion Zone claimed by China around Woody Island and the overlapping 108 nm range of the HQ-9 SAM system. Image via ISI. [Image Sat International]   http://defense-update.com/20160218_woody_island_hq9.html

In this post, we focus on oil production around the SCS. Tiếp tục đọc “Peak oil in the South China Sea (part 1)”

Bi kịch của 300 nghìn hỗ trợ/tháng để “hít bụi” cả chục năm

– 135 QUANG ĐẠI 7:36 AM, 13/06/2017 

Tàu chở xăng dầu tại cảng Xuân Hải, “thủ phạm” gây ra mùi hôi “tra tấn” người dân. Ảnh: QĐ

“Chúng tôi không muốn nói nữa, vì kiến nghị đã quá nhiều, tại các hội nghị tiếp xúc cử tri các cấp, các đoàn về kiểm tra cũng đã quá nhiều, công ty họ cũng đã hứa sẽ di dời. Nhưng rồi tất cả đâu lại vào đấy, máy cứ nổ, bụi vẫn bay, dân vẫn cứ chịu khổ, không ăn, không ngủ được…” – ông Nguyễn Văn Vân – Bí thư chi bộ thôn Lam Long, xã Xuân Hải (Nghi Xuân, Hà Tĩnh) – kêu cứu với phóng viên Lao Động.

Tiếp tục đọc “Bi kịch của 300 nghìn hỗ trợ/tháng để “hít bụi” cả chục năm”

Vietnam’s rice granary endangered by water shortage

Last update 10:54 | 20/06/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – The weaker water flow towards the downstream Mekong River has caused drought in  The Mekong Delta, affecting the livelihood of millions of people in the area.

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The rains in June 2017 helped cool down the land in the Delta. The Central Hydrometeorological Forecast Center said the floods this year may be a little higher than previous years.

This is a great opportunity for locals to store water in the context of big changes in the Mekong water flow due to water exploitation in the upper course by hydropower plants and water diversion projects. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam’s rice granary endangered by water shortage”

APEC seeks to promote sustainable tourism development

Last update 09:35 | 20/06/2017

Encouraging the participation of local people is part of the measures to promote sustainable tourism development. The issue was put on table at an APEC high level policy dialogue in northern Quang Ninh province on June 19.

According to United Nations World Tourism Organisation, tourism in many developing and least developed countries is the most viable and sustainable economic development option. Tiếp tục đọc “APEC seeks to promote sustainable tourism development”

PM orders probe into Dak Lak illegal logging

Last update 16:58 | 16/06/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked Dak Lak Province’s People’s Committee to investigate illegal logging in Ea Sup District.

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Timbers cut down by illegal loggers seized by Dak Lak Province’s forest protection division. — Photo nhandan.com.vn

The PM’s order has been prompted by several reports in local newspapers since early March about large-scale deforestation in the district. For example, the Nhan dan (People) newspaper reported that forest rangers had seized nearly 100 cubic metres of wood cut down by illegal loggers in a two-month period. Tiếp tục đọc “PM orders probe into Dak Lak illegal logging”

A glance at Tay Ninh, the capital of Caodaism

Last update 10:23 | 20/06/2017

 Founded in 1926 in Tay Ninh province, the Caodaism worships the Divine Eye, known as the eye of heaven and a symbol of its supreme being. It is now the third largest religion in Vietnam.

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The Tay Ninh Holy See, the centre of Caodaism in Vietnam, was completed in 1947, covering an area of more than one sq.km with twelve gates. Tiếp tục đọc “A glance at Tay Ninh, the capital of Caodaism”

CGIAR WLE Mekong resources

CGIAR: Consultative Group for International Agriculture Research

WLE: CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems

Greater Mekong: The Greater Mekong Region

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https://wle-mekong.cgiar.org/search/

WLE Greater Mekong resources include:

Resource Repository

A searchable repository of resource outputs including papers, posters, videos and presentations. Many from the 12 years (2002-2014) of CPWF. Access here.

State of Knowledge Papers

Highlighted separately, this series presents easy-to-read and comprehensive papers about subjects relevant to Mekong hydropower development. Access here

Maps

The Dams Map and Portal displays all known dams in our four focus river basins. Here you can also find access to our dams database. Access here.