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Chevron, Woodside get three blocks off Western Australia

Oct 05, 2017

Chevron Australia and its 50:50 partner Woodside Energy have acquired exploration interests in three blocks in the Northern Carnarvon Basin off the Western Australia coast. Map of new acreage, from Chevron…

Australian wave, tidal sector boost

Aug 08, 2017

Australia’s marine energy companies have united in an industry task force to advance the commercialization of marine renewable technologies. Tidal and wave energy developers Atlantis Resources, Bombora Wave Power, BioPower Systems, MAKO Tidal Turbines…

VIDEO: Prelude FLNG arrives in Australia

Jul 25, 2017

Shell has confirmed that its massive Prelude floating LNG (FLNG) facility has arrived at its location in the Prelude field, offshore Australia. An aerial view of the Prelude FLNG, on its journey from South Korea to Australia…

Australia to fund gas exploration study

Jun 16, 2017

The Australian government will complete a study into offshore gas basins in Southern Australia, as part of a US$90 million investment in domestic gas security and supply. Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Senator Matt Canavan said the study of the Gippsland…

Australian government announces lease round

May 15, 2017

The Australian government’s annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release has been announced with 21 areas on offer. The areas are across eight sedimentary basins in Commonwealth waters offshore of Northern Australia, Western Australia…

Report mostly supports Bight exploration

May 15, 2017

Members on an Australian Senate Inquiry have mostly supported oil and gas activities in the Great Australian Bight, subject to robust regulatory standards, says the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA). The…

EnerMech inks Prelude FLNG gig

Mar 21, 2017

EnerMech has been awarded a pre-commissioning subcontract by Technip Oceania, part of TechnipFMC in Australia, for work on the Shell Australia-operated Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project. The work scope includes the pre-installation filling of the risers…

DOF inks Prelude vessel gig

Feb 14, 2017

DOF Subsea Australia has been awarded a contract by Technip Oceania, part of TechnipFMC, for the provision of multipurpose support vessel (MSV) Geoholm for Shell's Prelude FLNG project. The Geoholm will be required to provide ROV and…

Aibel inks Greater Enfield modifications job

Jul 01, 2016

Aibel in Singapore has been awarded a contract for modifications on Woodside Energy Nguijma-Yin floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) off Western Australia. The work will be so that the FPSO, which operates on the Vincent oil field…

Chevron, Neptune enter diving deal

Jan 14, 2016

Chevron Australia awarded Neptune a marine maintenance diving contract under a recently awarded master services agreement (MSA). The contract, which is due to commence imminently, includes the provision of diving services for the facilities…

Woodside approves Greater Western Flank off Australia

Dec 11, 2015

North West Shelf (NWS) operator Woodside Petroleum said project participants have approved the Greater Western Flank Phase 2 (GWF-2) development off the northwest coast of Australia. GWF-2 will develop 1.6 Tcf of raw gas from the combined Keast…

Chevron to pay millions in Auz taxes

Oct 23, 2015

In a battle between the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and Chevron in the Australia federal court, the US supermajor lost and will have to pay more than US$232 million (A$322 million) in back taxes, in addition to fines. Wheatstone…

Chevron adds to Gorgon gas finds

Apr 30, 2015

Chevron Australia made an additional gas discovery at the Greater Gorgon Area in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore northwest Australia. The Isosceles-1 exploration discovery well found about 134m of net gas pay in the Triassic Mungaroo Sands in 968m water depth…

CO2 storage site hunting offshore Auz

Mar 19, 2015

The Duke, owned and operated by the Gardline CGG joint venture, has been selected by Geoscience Australia to acquire the Gippsland 2D Infill marine seismic survey offshore Victoria, Australia. Preparation for the project is underway and the expected start date is on 6 April 2015…

Hess, NWS sign Australia LOI

Dec 22, 2014

Hess’s Australian subsidiary, Hess Exploration Australia Pty Ltd. and the North West Shelf (NWS) signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) for Hess to develop its natural gas discoveries in its deepwater permits offshore northwestern Australia…

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