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Australia's Oil Search Slashes Workforce by 34%

Jul 01, 2020

Australia's Oil Search on Wednesday said it has reduced its total workforce by around 34% under its cost restructuring review to cushion the blow from subdued oil prices as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.The Papua New Guinea-focused oil…

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…

Worley, Chevron Extend Service Contract in Australia

Mar 31, 2020

Australian energy services company Worley has secured an extension to an existing services contract with Chevron Australia.Under the contract, engineering and procurement services will be provided to support Chevron's Australian assets, including the Gorgon project…

ConocoPhillips to Acquire 80% Stake in 3D Oil's Offshore Block

Mar 26, 2020

ConocoPhillips Australia is nearing completion of the previously proposed acquisition of majority interest in the offshore Tasmanian Permit T/49P from 3D Oil.First announced in December 2019, the deal entailed ConocoPhillips acquiring a 75 percent stake…

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…

Bumi Armada to Appeal Ruling in FPSO Case with Woodside

Feb 27, 2020

Malaysian FPSO leasing company Bumi Armada will appeal a recent court decision in which it lost a case against Woodside concerning an FPSO contract termination from 2016.Woodside terminated the contract in 2016 for the FPSO, which was at the time operating at the Balnaves Field…

Equinor Dumps Great Australian Bight Oil Drilling

Feb 24, 2020

Norwegian company Equinor has become the third major fossil fuel producer to abandon plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, after years of work. Previously, BP and Chevron canceled their drilling plans in the area, in 2016, and 2017 respectively…

Bumi Armada Loses Woodside FPSO Case

Jan 24, 2020

Malaysian FPSO specialist Bumi Armada's claim against Australia's oil firm Woodside for a 2016 FPSO contract termination has been dismissed in court.Woodside in 2016 terminated the contract for the Armada Claire FPSO unit that was operating at the Balnaves Field…

Puma Energy Sells Fuels Business to Chevron Australia

Dec 30, 2019

Singapore's Puma Energy, the retail and midstream arm of global commodities trader Trafigura, said on Thursday it would sell its Australian commercial and retail fuels business to Chevron Australia for A$425 million ($288 million).Puma Energy is 49%-owned by Geneva-based Trafigura…

Inpex Eyes Australia Expansion

Sep 13, 2019

Inpex Corp, Japan's top oil and gas company, wants to expand in Australia at its Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and through potential acquisitions, as part of a plan to become a major regional gas company, its Australian boss said…

Flowserve Inks Deal for Prelude FLNG

Aug 12, 2019

Flowserve Corporation (FLS), a provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has entered into a five-year contract with Shell Australia to provide general maintenance services for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquified Natural Gas (FLNG) facility…

Australia Set to be the King of LNG Exports

Aug 12, 2019

Australia is on track to surpass Qatar as the world’s largest LNG exporter, according to Australia’s Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science (DIIS).Australia already surpasses Qatar in LNG export capacity and exported more LNG than Qatar in November 2018 and April 2019…

Sun Cable Eyes World’s Biggest Solar Project

Jul 09, 2019

World's largest solar project proposed in Australia, connected to South East Asia via subsea cable.Singapore-based Sun Cable has proposed a 10 GW solar farm near Tenant Creek in Australia, with facilities to export electricity via a subsea High…

Woodside Plans Maintenance at Karratha Gas Plant

Jul 08, 2019

Australia's Woodside Petroleum has planned maintenance at its Karratha gas plant, part of the North West Shelf liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project, in the third quarter of the year, according to a notice on the company website.The first…

E.Timor, Australia to Ratify Maritime, Gas Deal This Year

Jun 25, 2019

East Timor and Australia are set to ratify a maritime border treaty, which regulates how the two countries will share revenue from the offshore Greater Sunrise natural gas field, later this year, East Timor's foreign minister said.Dionisio Babo…

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