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OMV Hires Valaris Jack-Up Rig for New Zealand Drilling

May 03, 2021

OMV New Zealand has confirmed for Offshore Engineer that the company has hired Valaris' Gorila VII jack-up rig for work offshore New Zealand.Following a report last Friday by Bassoe Offshore that the two companies had struck an offshore drilling rig deal, Offshore Engineer reached out to OMV, seeking confirmation and more info.'OMV New Zealand can confirm that a contract has been awarded to Valaris…

Eni, Santos Eyeing Upstream, CCUS Collab

May 03, 2021

Italian oil company Eni and Australia-based Santos on Monday agreed to jointly seek cooperation opportunities in Australia and East Timor.Under the non-binding memorandum of understanding, the companies will look at potential optimizations, synergies…

Path Clear for Woodside to Take Over FAR's Sangomar Stake as Remus Drops Out

Apr 21, 2021

Private investment fund Remus Horizons which last week launched a conditional takeover offer for the Australian oil company FAR, eyeing its stake in the RSSD offshore area in Senegal, containing the Sangomar offshore oil development, is now backing out from the FAR pursuit…

Undertun Industri to Provide Gangway for MMA Offshore in Australia

Apr 20, 2021

Norway-based Undertun Industri has signed a contract to provide rental of a 15m Motion Compensating Gangway to the Australian offshore vessel operator MMA Offshore.'The gangway will provide safe and efficient crew transfer from an MMA Offshore…

Carnarvon Wraps Buffalo Farm-Out. Drilling to Start in Late 2021

Apr 20, 2021

Australian oil and gas companies Carnarvon Petroleum and Advance Energy have completed the Buffalo oil field farm-out agreement as all the necessary conditions have been met.Carnarvon in December 2020 announced that Advance Energy would acquire 50% of the Buffalo project in the Timor Sea…

Cooper Energy Charters Helix's Q7000 Rig for P&A in Australia

Apr 19, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Cooper Energy has hired Helix Energy Solutions' Q7000 light well intervention offshore rig, to support decommissioning work at the company's Basker, Manta and Gummy (BMG) fields in the Gippsland Basin, off Australia…

New Woodside Boss Faces Existential Threats, Outgoing CEO Coleman Says

Apr 16, 2021

Woodside Petroleum's outgoing boss said on Friday his replacement will face two company-defining challenges: replacing its aging assets and managing the transition to cleaner energy.Australia's top independent gas producer is betting its future on the $11 billion Scarborough gas project…

Woodside, Santos Investors Strike Down Activist's Push for Oil and Gas Operations Wind-down

Apr 15, 2021

Investors in Australia's top two independent oil and gas producers on Thursday rejected an activist group's push to get the companies to spell out plans to wind down their operations to help curb global warming.The resolutions were ultimately…

FAR Postpones Vote on Sangomar Sale as Shareholders Study Remus Offer

Apr 15, 2021

Australia's oil and gas explorer FAR Ltd on Thursday postponed a vote on the sale of its stake in an oil project off Senegal for the third time while investors study a takeover offer from private investment firm Remus Horizons.Remus' A$209.6 million ($161…

Remus Horizons Moves to Take Over FAR, Enter Senegal Offshore Block

Apr 14, 2021

Private investment fund Remus Horizons has launched a conditional takeover offer for the Australian oil company FAR, which owns a stake in the RSSD offshore area in Senegal, containing the Sangomar offshore oil development.FAR has recently agreed to sell its stake in the Sangomar to Woodside…

Woodside CEO Coleman to Retire in June

Apr 13, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Woodside said Tuesday its CEO Peter Coleman would retire from the company on June 3, 2021.'This follows the announcement in December 2020 of Mr. Coleman’s intention to retire from Woodside in 2021, by which time Mr…

Emperor Energy Buys Judith Field Seismic Data. Gets More Time to Find Drilling Partner

Apr 09, 2021

Australian oil and gas company  Emperor Energy has acquired from CGG a license to recently acquired 3D seismic data covering its Judith gas field located within the Vic/P47 Permit in the offshore Gippsland Basin, Victoria, Australia.According to Emperor Energy…

Australia: Santos Looking to Sell Down Stake in Dorado Offshore Oil Project

Apr 08, 2021

Australian gas producer Santos has hired Goldman Sachs to sell a 20%-30% stake in its Dorado oil project and Bedout exploration portfolio offshore western Australia, according to a sales document seen by Reuters and confirmed by the group.Dorado…

Buffalo Offshore Well Advancing to Drilling, Carnarvon Says

Apr 01, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Carnarvon Petroleum has informed that  Advance Energy has, subject to shareholder approval, raised capital to acquire a 50% interest in Carnarvon's Buffalo project, in the Timor Sea, offshore East Timor, paving way for the start of drilling operations this year…

Santos Sanctions $3.6B Barossa Offshore Development in Australia

Mar 30, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Santos on Tuesday announced a final investment decision (FID) has been taken to proceed with the US$3.6 billion gas and condensate project, located offshore the Northern Territory, Australia.The Barossa development will comprise a BW Offshore supplied FPSO…

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