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Asia Eyes Australia Blueprint as $100B Oil and Gas Decommissioning Bill Looms

Sep 08, 2021

Australia has passed legislation that could set a precedent for who pays to clean up the fossil fuel industry in Asia, making former owners of oil and gas fields responsible for the costs of dismantling facilities if later owners fail.The new law provides a blueprint for governments tussling with the oil and gas industry over the removal of hundreds of obsolete energy facilities, particularly as the world moves to a lower-carbon economy…

Woodside Extends Worley's Service Agreement for W. Australia Gas Plants

Oct 05, 2021

Australian oil and gas firm Woodside has awarded an extension to a non-binding frame agreement with engineering firm Worley to continue supporting the Karratha Gas Plant and Pluto LNG assets in Western Australia.Pluto LNG processes gas from…

Australia Sets Aside $180M for Carbon Capture Projects

Sep 30, 2021

The Australian government on Thursday committed to provide A$250 million ($180 million) in grants to support the development of carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS) projects, part of a broader technology push to help cut carbon emissions…

Shearwater GeoServices in Bass Strait 3D Seismic Survey

Sep 22, 2021

Seismic survey company Shearwater GeoServices has secured a 3D seismic exploration survey contract with Beach Energy in Australia.Using the Geo Coral seismic vessel, Shearwater will conduct the Prion 3D seismic survey starting in late October…

CHC Buys Babcock's Offshore Helicopter Business

Sep 03, 2021

Offshore helicopter transportation company CHC has said it has completed the acquisition of Babcock International’s offshore oil and gas aviation business. The acquisition, first announced in March, will increase CHC's offshore crew transportation…

Australia: New Law to Make Former Oil Field Owners Pay for Decom Works if Needed

Aug 30, 2021

Australia’s parliament last week passed legislation under which the government will be able to make offshore license owners pay for decommissioning and environmental remediation if they sell their offshore blocks and the new owner is then unable to meet its financial obligations…

Siem Offshore's Anchor Handler Secures Charter Extension in Australia

Jul 29, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore has been awarded a six-month extension for the AHTS Siem Topaz in Australia. Siem Offshore shared the news on Wednesday, without disclosing the identity of the client.The Siem Topaz is a low emission anchor handler that is suitable for anchor handling…

Woodside Hires Valaris Offshore Rig for 16 Wells

Jul 12, 2021

Valaris, a company leasing offshore drilling rigs to oil and gas companies, has secured a 16-well contract for one of its semi-submersible drilling rigs.The drilling firm said Monday that the Australian oil and gas firm Woodside had hired the Valaris DPS-1 semi-submersible drilling unit…

Transborders' FLNG Solution Re-Awarded Major Project Status by Australian Gov't

Jul 09, 2021

Australia's Transborders Energy, a company working to develop an FLNG solution for marginal field developments, said Thursday that its FLNG Solution development had secured the Major Project Status (MPS) renewal from the Australian Commonwealth Government…

Chevron Sanctions $4B Jansz-Io Compression Project Offshore Australia

Jul 02, 2021

Oil and gas major Chevron as the operator of the Gorgon gas project has, with its partners, agreed to proceed with the Jansz-Io Compression (J-IC) project, offshore W. Australia. The investment is estimated at around $4 billion (AU$6 billion)…

Australia's Oil Industry Slams 'Extreme' Levy for Timor Sea Field Decommissioning

Jun 29, 2021

Australia's oil industry lobby group on Tuesday slammed as 'extreme' the amount the government has proposed as a levy on all of the country's offshore oil producers to cover the cost of decommissioning an offshore field.The levy was announced in May…

Australia Tells Companies to Nominate Acreage for Offshore Carbon Storage

Jun 16, 2021

Australia asked companies on Wednesday to nominate offshore acreage they want to explore for places to bury carbon dioxide, part of a government drive to promote carbon capture and storage (CCS) to help cut emissions.'The coalition government…

Australia Opens Bidding for Offshore Exploration Acreage

Jun 15, 2021

Australia has this week opened bidding for the 2021 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release, offering areas with around 80,000 square kilometers of new acreage available for exploration in Commonwealth waters.Minister for Resources, Water…

Australia's LNG Industry Sees a Somewhat Green Hydrogen Future

Jun 15, 2021

Having scaled the peak of becoming the world's top exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), Australia's producers of the super-chilled fuel are contemplating switching their industry around to become the global leader in hydrogen.The keynote…

Decarbonization an Opportunity, Not a Threat for Australia, Santos CEO Says

Jun 15, 2021

Australia, the world's biggest exporter of coal and liquefied natural gas, should view decarbonization not as a threat but as an opportunity to create a 'new, large-scale industry' in carbon offsets, Santos CEO Kevin Gallagher said on Tuesday…

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