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Eni departs Heron

Oct 29, 2014

Eni's Australian subsidiary decided to shed its stake in the Heron area off Northern Australia after opting out of plans to drill a second well inside permit area NT/P68. The Italian explorer also elected to hold its current 50% share in the Blackwood area…

Wood Group PSN wins Woodside work

Sep 09, 2014

Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) has secured a contract with Woodside in Western Australia which boosts Wood Group's maintenance and brownfield project portfolio in Australia. The scope of work includes the engineering, procurement and construction…

Australia awards 9 offshore exploration permits

Jun 05, 2014

Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane announced the award of nine new permits located in Commonwealth waters offshore Western Australia, Victoria, and the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands as part of round one of the Australian government’s 2013 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release…

Australia debates offshore work visas

Jun 02, 2014

Australia's current federal coalition government seeks to abolish the work visa requirement for offshore oil and gas workers, over objections from the Maritime Union of Australia, according to ABC Rural. The former Labor government, under Gillard…

Wood Group names new MD

Feb 19, 2014

Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) appointed a new regional managing director to lead its Australia & Asia Pacific business. Andrew Stewart previously the southern operations business manager in Australia, and now will step into the position as part of a planned handover from Matt Gavin…

Shell exits Wheatstone project

Jan 20, 2014

Shell agreed to sell its stakes in the Chevron-led Wheatstone-Iago joint venture and the Wheatstone LNG project off Western Australia.  The company sold its 8% equity interest in the Wheatstone-Iago JV and its 6.4% interest in the Wheatstone…

Fugro’s AG to join its geoconsultancy practice

Jan 16, 2014

Fugro’s wholly-acquired Advanced Geomechanics Pty Ltd. (AG) will become part of its global geoconsultancy practice.The nearly 20-year-old, Perth- based AG provides geotechnical and geophysical engineering and consulting services, and partnered with companies including Woodside…

Eni begins Timor Sea campaign

Oct 24, 2013

Eni successfully completed the Evans Shoal North-1 appraisal well in the Evans Shoal gas field in the Timor Sea, Australia. The field is located offshore in the NT/P48 exploration permit in the north Bonaparte Basin, approximately 300km northwest of Darwin…

Chevron acquires new acreage offshore Australia

Oct 23, 2013

California-based Chevron Corp. today announced its Australian subsidiary has acquired exploration interests in two offshore blocks located in the deepwater frontier Bight basin. Blocks S12-2 and S12-3, which span more than 8 million acres (32…

Eni Australia announces Timor Sea plans

Sep 13, 2013

Ernie Delfoes, managing director of Eni’s Australian division, announced that the company plans to spend up to US$230 million drilling in the Timor Sea over the next 18 months. On April 13, Eni was awarded an exploration production sharing contract in the Timor Sea…

Woodside backs FLNG for Browse

Aug 20, 2013

Australia's Woodside Petroleum announced that it will recommend using Shell's floating LNG (FLNG) technology to develop and commercialize the Browse gas fields. Selecting FLNG as the development concept requires the approval from the…

Farstad Shipping secures 10 AHTS contracts

Aug 07, 2013

Farstad Shipping ASA announced that it has been awarded 10 charter contracts for anchor-handling tug supply vessels from ENI Australia, BHHP Billiton, Woodside Energy, Chevron, Brunei Shell Petroleum, and Oil Search (PNG): AHTS Far Sky (1991…

Australia’s DMP announces new lease sale off Western Australia state

Jul 10, 2013

Australian bid round Australia’s Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) announced a new lease sale off Western Australia state. Six licenses, four onshore and two offshore, are being placed on the auction block. The offshore areas are…

Natural gas lifts Australian reserves

Feb 01, 2013

As Australia grapples with chronic oil production decline in the face of rising imports, the buoyant gas sector offers the prospect of rising revenue from LNG export. John Mueller reports.Eyebrow Natural gas lifts Australian reserves As Australia…

Perth on parade

Mar 02, 2010

With Gorgon, Pluto and other major LNG developments creating boomtown conditions in the Western Australian capital of Perth, this month’s Australasian Oil & Gas show looks to be in the right place at the right time.Perth is certainly the place to be for Australian and other offshore operators…

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