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Shearwater in Two 3D Surveys Offshore Western Australia

Feb 11, 2021

Offshore seismic surveyor Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded two 3D surveys in offshore Western Australia.The three-month campaign, with an undisclosed client, comprises more than 3,200 square kilometers and is expected to start in the second quarter of 2021…

PTTEP Taps Petrofac for P&A Project Off Australia

Feb 09, 2021

Oilfield services company Petrofac said Tuesday it has secured a Well Project Management contract in Australia with the Thai oil firm PTTEP.Petrofac will provide all project manpower to enable the execution of plug and abandonment operations…

Australia: North West Shelf Partners Execute 3rd Party Gas Processing Deals

Dec 23, 2020

Partners in Australia's North West Shelf (NWS) project have executed gas processing agreements for processing third-party gas through the NWS Project facilities.The agreements were signed with Woodside Burrup Pty Ltd (Woodside Burrup), in respect of gas from the Pluto fields…

Solstad on a Roll: Scores Vessel Charters in India, Australia

Dec 17, 2020

Just hours after announcing three contracts for its platform suppliers in the North Sea and Suriname, Norwegian offshore vessel operator Solstad Offshore released a separate statement on Thursday, announcing charters for three construction vessels…

Australia: ExxonMobil Calls Off Sale of Gippsland Basin Fields

Nov 30, 2020

ExxonMobil has called off the potential multibillion-dollar sale of its oil and gas assets in Australia’s Bass Strait, according to the Australian Financial Review.The decision by the U.S. oil major comes just six weeks after the deadline for…

Australia: Melbana Energy Expands Offshore Acreage Near Beehive Prospect

Nov 26, 2020

Australian oil and gas Melbana Energy has been awarded two additional petroleum exploration permits offshore northern Australia, near the license containing the Beehive prospect.The application was made for the permit areas, designated as WA-544-P and NT/P87…

Inpex Adds More Work for Solstad AHTS Duo at Ichthys Field

Nov 20, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Solstad Offshore said Friday that oil and gas company Inpex had extended charters for two of its anchor handlers in Australia.Japan's Inpex had in October 2019 awarded three-year contracts for two Solstad Offshore…

Woodside Stops Talks to Sell Offshore Project Stake to Chinese Firms over Diplomatic Row

Nov 12, 2020

Woodside Energy shelved talks to sell stakes in a gas field and liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to Chinese companies a few months ago because of a growing diplomatic row between Australia and China, the company's chief said on Thursday.Chief…

Australia: Santos Strikes Gas Sales Deal with Kleenheat

Nov 04, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Santos gas signed a new gas sales agreement to supply natural gas to Western Australian energy solutions provider, Kleenheat.Kleenheat is part of Wesfarmers Chemical, Energy and Fertilisers (WesCEF), a group of businesses that will also utilize the gas…

Long-Term Charter in Australia for Solstad's Platform Supplier

Oct 02, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Solstad Offshore has won a long-term charter in Australia for its Normand Skimmer platform supply vessel.Solstad said Thursday that the contract was for five-years firm, with an unnamed 'major international company…

Woodside Hires DOF Subsea for Flowline Installation Support

Sep 24, 2020

Australian oil and gas giant Woodside has hired Oslo-listed offshore vessel operator DOF Subsea to support its flowline installation work offshore W. Australia.DOF Subsea said Thursday the contract was for the transportation and installation…

Inpex, Chevron Cutting Jobs in Australia

Sep 18, 2020

Inpex Corp said on Friday it expects to shed jobs at its Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia due to the slump in oil prices, but did not say how many would go.The cuts by Japan's biggest oil and gas company mark the latest…

Siem Offshore Nets Extensions in Australia for AHTS Trio

Sep 16, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore has secured contract extensions for three of its vessels in Australia.The company said Wednesday that the extensions were fro three large AHTS vessels.'The extension will secure work until October…

Australia's Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Faces New Indigenous Heritage Test

Sep 07, 2020

A discovery of ancient artefacts on the seabed off Australia's west coast has opened up a new frontier for resource companies to watch out for in conserving indigenous heritage.Archaeologists in July reported they had found hundreds of stone…

Exxon Considering Global Job Cuts after Lay-Off Plan in Australia Revealed

Sep 02, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp is assessing possible worldwide job cuts, a spokesman said on Wednesday, after the company announced a voluntary lay-off program in Australia.Exxon is the latest oil major to embark on axing jobs spurred by a historic collapse in fuel demand because of the coronavirus pandemic…

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