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Santos Completes Acquisition of ConocoPhillips' Australia Assets

May 28, 2020

U.S. oil company ConocoPhillips has completed the sale of its Australia-West assets and operations to Australia's Santos.The two companies in October 2019 struck a deal for Santos to acquire ConocoPhillips’ northern Australia business with operating interests in Darwin LNG, Bayu-Undan, Barossa, and Poseidon for US$1.39 billion, plus a $75 million contingent payment subject to FID on Barossa.However…

Conrad: Mako Discovery One of 'Largest Ever' in West Natuna Basin

May 26, 2020

Conrad Petroleum, the operator of the Duyung offshore block in Indonesia containing the Mako gas field, has said that an independent resource audit has shown that  Mako is one of the largest gas fields ever discovered in West Natuna Basin.Following the drilling campaign completed in late 2019…

Three Firms Compete for Dorado FPSO FEED. WHP Shortlist 'Soon'

May 14, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Santos, with its partner Carnarvon, is progressing works on the development of the Dorado oil field off W. Australia, with pre-FEED contracts for the FPSO awarded to three 'world-class' contractors. The final investment decision date however…

Woodside Holding Off on $11B Scarborough Project FID until Prices Improve

Apr 30, 2020

Woodside Petroleum's final investment decision on the $11 billion Scarborough gas project will require stable oil prices and credit ratings, the company's CEO said on Thursday.The company in March deferred a final investment decision on the…

Santos to Sell Barossa Stake to JERA

Apr 16, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Santos has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to sell a 12.5% interest in Barossa offshore development in Australia to JERA. The Final Investment Decision for the project, though, has been delayed due to the economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and low oil prices…

Australia: Shell Postpones Crux Project FID

Apr 07, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday its Australian unit and joint venture partners had decided to delay a final investment decision (FID) on the Crux gas project in offshore Australia that was initially planned for 2020.The Crux project is one…

Woodside Gets OK for Scarborough Proposal

Apr 02, 2020

Australian offshore oil and gas safety regulator NOPSEMA has approved Woodside's offshore project proposal (OPP) from for the development of the Scarborough gas fields off northern Western Australia.The OPP is the primary Commonwealth environmental…

Aker Energy Delays Ghana Offshore Project 'Indefinitely'

Apr 01, 2020

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo in February said he expected Norwegian oil firm Aker Energy to make a final investment decision on the Pecan offshore development 'within a month or two.' The wait is now set to be prolonged 'indefinitely.'Namely…

PetroVietnam Reduces Salaries to Cope with Coronavirus, Low Oil Prices

Apr 01, 2020

Vietnam Oil and Gas Group is cutting employee salaries to rein in costs as it grapples with low oil prices and a coronavirus pandemic that has infected 212 people in the southeast Asian nation, the company said on Wednesday.The move was part of efforts to cut costs by 15% to 30%…

New Oil and Gas Project Spending to Fall 68% in 2020 if Oil Price Stays Low

Mar 24, 2020

Oil and gas project sanctioning in 2020 could drop almost 70% compared to 2019 if the oil prices remain in the $30 a barrel area, Norway-based Rystad Energy said in an analysis on Monday.'The effect of the COVID-19 virus on global demand for oil and gas…

Oil Price Crash - Where Does Asia Go from Here?

Mar 17, 2020

Energy companies across the Asia Pacific responding to unprecedented challenges on multiple fronts 2020 has hit us like a fist. Coronavirus is already the most severe shock to hit the world economy since the financial crisis over a decade ago…

Subsea 7 in 'Large' Barossa SURF Contract

Mar 03, 2020

Subsea 7 has won what it describes as 'a large contract' by ConocoPhillips in Australia. Subsea 7 defines a large contract as between $300 million and $500 million.The contract is for the supply of the SURF scope for the Barossa Project. The…

Woodside, BHP Align Scarborough Gas Field Interests

Feb 26, 2020

Australian companies Woodside and BHP have agreed to align their participating interests across the WA-1-R (Scarborough) and WA-62-R (North Scarborough) titles containing the undeveloped Scarborough gas field.The alignment will result in Woodside holding a 73…

Cooper Eyeing Annie Gas Find Start-Up in 2022

Feb 24, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Cooper Energy might bring its Annie gas discovery online in 2022.Cooper, in cooperation with Mitsui E&P, made the discovery at the Annie-1 well, located 9 kilometers offshore Victoria, Australia, in September 2019…

Woodside Pushes Back Browse FID Again

Feb 14, 2020

Australian oil and gas giant Woodside has delayed the long-expected Final Investment Decision for the massive Browse gas development off W. Australia again. The offshore area comprising the Brecknock, Calliance, and Torosa fields - the Browse resource - sits in the offshore Browse Basin…

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