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Australia Court Ruling on Santos Raises Risks for Offshore Gas Projects

Dec 02, 2022

Australia's Federal Court rejected on Friday an appeal by Santos Ltd to resume drilling on its $3.6 billion Barossa gas project off northern Australia after indigenous groups raised objections, potentially delaying other offshore projects.Three Federal Court judges ruled that Santos had not consulted all the indigenous people on the Tiwi Islands that should have been consulted for its environmental plan…

Labor Turmoil Sweeps Australia as Inflation Stirs 'Spirit of anger'

Nov 29, 2022

After a decade of making up to A$200,000 a year (about US$135,000) on oil and gas rigs as a fitter and subsea equipment specialist in Western Australia, Adam Naylor had had enough.He had watched his pay go backward and conditions worsen during the pandemic…

Woodside Energy Delivers LNG from Australia's North West Shelf to Europe

Nov 28, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Woodside Energy said Monday it had delivered an LNG cargo to Europe on board the Woodside Rees Withers LNG carrier from Australia’s North West Shelf. The cargo of approximately 75,000 tonnes of LNG (100 million cubic meters of natural gas) was delivered on November 27…

Australia's LNG Exporters Have a No-win Domestic Dilemma: Russell

Nov 22, 2022

Australia's liquefied natural gas exporters have a problem at home, where industrial and domestic consumers are making strident demands for them to accept a price cap, higher taxes, guaranteed volumes or some combination of all of these.The…

Woodside CEO O'Neill Becomes APPEA Chair

Nov 17, 2022

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) has appointed Woodside's CEO of Meg O’Neill as Chair, and Beach Energy's CEO Morné Engelbrecht as Vice-Chair following APPEA’s annual general meeting in Perth on Wednesday…

Australian Offshore Oil & Gas Safety Regulator Gets New CEO

Nov 10, 2022

Sue McCarrey has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Australia's National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) for a three-year term from February 2023.To join NOPSEMA, McCarrey will leave her…

Chevron, Japan's MOL to Study CO2 Transportation from Singapore to Subsea Storage in Australia

Nov 10, 2022

Chevron Corporation and Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) have signed an agreement to study the feasibility of transporting liquefied carbon dioxide from Singapore to permanent storage locations offshore Australia. Chevron New Energies International Pte…

Australia Poised for Offshore Wind Boom, But Marine Life Risks Remain Poorly Regulated

Nov 09, 2022

The strong winds blowing over Australia’s rugged coastlines will soon power many of [Australia's] homes, as offshore wind farms are poised to begin construction. But a new research highlights the need to ensure any potential risks to marine life is properly mitigated…

Consortium Wants to Build 900MW Offshore Wind Farm in South Taranaki, New Zealand

Nov 04, 2022

A consortium created in 2021 wants to build an offshore wind farm 22 kilometers off the coast of South Taranaki, New Zealand.The consortium, comprising BlueFloat Energy, Energy Estate and Elemental Group, says this is the first of its four offshore…

Jadestone Buys BP's Stake in Cossack, Wanaea, Lambert, and Hermes Oil Fields Off Australia

Nov 01, 2022

Asia Pacific-focused oil and gas company Jadestone Energy has completed the acquisition of a non-operated 16.67% working interest in the Cossack, Wanaea, Lambert, and Hermes ('CWLH') oil fields development offshore Australia from BP.The fields are part of the North West Shelf Oil Project…

Time to Move On: Jadestone, OMV 'Reluctantly' Scrap New Zealand Oilfield Deal Citing Regulatory Uncertainty

Oct 27, 2022

Oil and gas companies Jadestone Energy and OMV New Zealand have 'reluctantly' agreed to terminate the sale and purchase agreement to acquire an operated 69% interest in the Maari Project, offshore New Zealand, citing regulatory uncertainty.Singapore…

Australia Promises Billions for Renewable Projects to 'Rewire' Power Grid

Oct 19, 2022

Australia on Wednesday announced plans to build renewable energy zones, wind projects and underwater electricity interconnectors, as it looks to build its renewable power capabilities and bring more clean energy into its national grid. The announcements…

MMA Offshore to Support Beach Energy Operations in Bass Strait, Australia

Oct 10, 2022

Australian offshore vessel owner MMA Offshore has secured a vessel contract with the oil and gas company Beach Energy.The MMA Coral will provide vessel support to Beach Energy’s two production platforms located in the Bass Strait, offshore Australia…

EIG's MidOcean Energy to Buy Tokyo Gas’ Interests in Gorgon, Pluto, Ichthys, Queensland Curtis LNG Projects

Oct 07, 2022

EIG-backed LNG company MidOcean Energy has agreed to acquire Tokyo Gas’ interests in a portfolio of four Australian integrated LNG projects, Gorgon LNG, Ichthys LNG, Pluto LNG, and Queensland Curtis LNG for $2.15 billion in cash. 'These integrated…

Carnarvon: 20 Offshore Prospects in Bedout Permits Could Hold More Than 1.5 BOE

Oct 06, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Carnarvon Energy said this week it had identified more than 100 prospects across its Bedout Permits, offshore W. Australia, the top 20 of which could hold over 1.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent in total. 'More…

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