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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, Bayu-Undan, Barossa, and Poseidon for US$1.39 billion, plus a $75 million contingent payment subject to FID on Barossa.However…

BP Charters Solstad Offshore Vessel Trio for Ironbark Drilling Support

Aug 03, 2020

BP has chartered Solstad Offshore's three offshore support vessels to support its Ironbark drilling campaign in Australia.Norway's based offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore said Monday that BP had awarded contracts for two anchor handling tug and supply vessels Normand Saracen and Far Senator…

BP Cleared to Drill at Ironbark

Jul 17, 2020

Oil major BP has received regulatory approval for the planned drilling of the Ironbark prospect at the WA-359-P permit offshore Western Australia.BP is acting as the operator of the project - estimated to contain 15tcf of prospective recoverable…

Beach Energy, Bridgeport Energy Get Offshore Exploration Blocks in Victoria, Australia

Jul 13, 2020

Beach Energy and Bridgeport Energy have been awarded permits to explore for gas in Victoria, Australia, state waters near Portland and Port Campbell.'As Victorians turn up their gas heaters during the winter chill, the search for new gas off…

Drone Specialist Cyberhawk Lands 5-Year Deal with Shell

Jun 22, 2020

Drone-based inspection company Cyberhawk has said it has signed a five-year, multimillion-dollar software contract with oil giant Shell.Under the contract, Cyberhawk will provide its cloud-based asset visualization software iHawk for all onshore…

ConocoPhillips Completes Tasmanian Block Farm-In

Jun 11, 2020

ConocoPhillips Australia has completed the acquisition of an 80 percent stake in from 3D Oil in Australia's offshore Tasmanian Permit T/49P.The oil giant will pay 3D Oil A$5 million cash payment in recognition of previous expenditure at the Otway basin offshore block…

SapuraOMV Applies for Survey at Kanga Well Site (Australia)

Jun 10, 2020

Oil and gas company SapuraOMV has filed an application to Australian regulators for permission to carry out a geotechnical and geophysical survey within Permit WA-412-P offshore W. Australia, where it plans to drill the Kanga-1 well.Sapura Upstream farmed into the block in 2018…

Red Emperor Won't Exercise Option to Buy Perth Basin Block Stake

Jun 08, 2020

Oil and gas company Red Emperor Resources NL will not be exercising its option to acquire a 70% operated interest in the Perth Basin exploration permit, WA-481-P, offshore AustraliaThe company had in late 2019 agreed to fund the completion of…

China: Empyrean Gets More Time to Drill at 29/11 offshore block

Jun 03, 2020

London AIM-listed oil and gas explorer Empyrean Energy has been given more time to drill a well in its 29/11 offshore block in China.Empyrean said Wednesday that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant global control policies, it engaged…

Melbana Gets More Time for Find Beehive Drilling Partner

May 29, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Melbana Energy has been given more time to work on its Beehive offshore prospect in the Bonaparte Basin off W. Australia.The company said Friday that the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator had approved…

Santos Gets OK for Dorado Block Survey

May 13, 2020

Australia's offshore oil and gas safety body NOPSEMA has approved oil company Santos' plan to carry out a geotechnical and geophysical survey within Permit WA-437-P offshore W. Australia, containing the large oil discovery Dorado.Santos is planning…

Drones Might Soon Deliver Goods for Offshore Rigs

May 04, 2020

Shipping, logistics, and marine services provider GAC has teamed up with a Singapore-based start-up to work on the delivery of supplies to vessels and offshore platforms via drones.GAC and the start-up named F-Drones will work to develop large…

Indonesia: Oil and Gas Sector Seeks Travel Ban Exemption

Apr 24, 2020

Indonesia's upstream oil and gas regulator SKK Migas will ask the Transport Ministry to exempt the sector from its ban on air and sea travel to reduce disruptions to drilling operations, an official at the regulator said on Friday.To curb the…

ONGC to Extend Armada Sterling FPSO Contract

Apr 15, 2020

Indian oil and gas company ONGC plans to extend the contract for the Armada Sterling FPSO, owned by a joint venture between Bumi Armada and Shapoorji Pallonji Oil and Gas Private Limited.Bumi Armada said Wednesday that its JV company had recently received notification from ONGC…

COVID 19: Only Essential Crew on OMV NZ Offshore Platforms

Apr 15, 2020

Austrian oil and gas company OMV has de-manned its offshore platforms in the Taranaki Basin in New Zealand to only essential crews due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Responding to request for comment by Offshore Engineer on how it is dealing with the COVID-19 situation…

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Pharos Energy Secures Two-Year License Extension at TGT Field

Pharos Energy Secures Two-Year License Extension at TGT Field

BP Charters Solstad Offshore Vessel Trio for Ironbark Drilling Support

BP Charters Solstad Offshore Vessel Trio for Ironbark Drilling Support

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Japan's Seven & i to Buy Marathon Petroleum's Speedway Gas Stations for $21B

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ABS Class for First Taiwan-built Offshore Installation Vessel

ABS Class for First Taiwan-built Offshore Installation Vessel

Rosneft to Cut Salaries at Central Office

Rosneft to Cut Salaries at Central Office

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