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Woodside Expects $4.37B Loss after Asset Write-down

15 hours ago

Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd plans to book impairments of $4.37 billion after tax, joining global energy majors that have slashed the value of their assets after a coronavirus-induced slump in oil and gas prices.The bulk of the impairment - $3.92 billion - is tied to cutting the value of oil and gas production and exploration assets, amid 'increased uncertainty' over the development timing of gas fields off Australia and in Canada…

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…

Australian Offshore Safety Regulator to Resume Physical Inspections

Jul 10, 2020

NOPSEMA, the Australian offshore oil and gas safety regulator, plans to resume physical inspections on offshore oil and gas facilities 'in line with appropriate protocols to manage health risks associated with COVID-19.''While NOPSEMA’s inspections have continued throughout the pandemic…

Oceaneering Lands W. Australia Order

Jul 09, 2020

Oceaneering has won a contract to provide a number of monobore diverless connectors for an offshore Western Australia project.Oceaneering said Wednesday it would supply 3-inch M5 connectors, which will be used for Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) and…

Australia: Chevron Completes Puma Energy Acquisition

Jul 01, 2020

Chevron's subsidiary Chevron Australia Downstream has completed the acquisition from Puma Energy Asia Pacific B.V. of all shares and equity interests of Puma Energy (Australia) Holdings Pty for the amount of AU$425 million (USD 294,7 million)…

Is Asia’s Offshore Wind Sector Ready For Take-off?

Jul 01, 2020

With virtually unlimited technical potential, offshore wind could play a critical role in helping to decarbonize the region, Wood Mackenzie's  Asia Pacific Vice-Chair Gavin Thompson writes.Asia’s pathway to a low carbon future is challenging…

Santos Awards Dorado pre-FEED SURF

Jun 30, 2020

Engineering services provider Atteris has won a contract for the subsea, umbilical, risers and flowline (SURF) pre-FEED for Santos' Dorado project field development, offshore W. Australia.The Dorado oil field is located within the Bedout Sub-basin…

New Zealand Refiner to Shrink. May Turn into Fuel Import Terminal

Jun 25, 2020

Refining NZ said on Thursday it is considering shutting New Zealand's only oil refinery and turning it into a fuel import terminal in the long run, but first will reduce its operations to cut costs and breakeven into 2021.Refining NZ's Marsden…

Chevron Strikes Wheatstone Gas Deal with BHP

Jun 24, 2020

Oil and gas major Chevron has signed a gas sales agreement in Australia, to supply BHP Nickel West from its Wheatstone gas project.Starting in July 2020, Chevron plans to supply BHP Nickel West with a total of 22 Petajoules of equity domestic gas over the 3…

Coleman Expects to Stay Woodside CEO for a Few More Years

Jun 23, 2020

Woodside Petroleum Chief Executive Peter Coleman expects to remain in the top job for around two or three more years, with the company grappling with a review of its project timeline and possible acquisitions, he said on Tuesday.While the company weighs acquisitions…

Woodside Aims to Play Decisive Role in Sale of Chevron Australian LNG Stake

Jun 23, 2020

Woodside Petroleum's Chief Executive Peter Coleman said the Australian firm aims to play a decisive role in Chevron Corp's plan to sell a stake in the North West Shelf (NWS) project, operated and co-owned by Woodside.Chevron last week put its…

Australia: Triangle Energy Shuts Two Cliff Head Wells

Jun 19, 2020

Australian oil and gas firm Triangle Energy has shut production from two wells ell at the Cliff Head offshore field, one due to a pump failure, the other as a precautionary measure.'Production from CH6 [well] was shut-in on the afternoon of…

Australia: Chevron to Sell Its Stake in North West Shelf Project

Jun 18, 2020

Chevron Corp aims to sell its minority stake in Australia's biggest and oldest liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, the North West Shelf, after drawing interest from potential buyers, the company said on Thursday.The move marks a long-awaited…

TGS Kicks Off Timor-Leste Seismic Project

Jun 17, 2020

Norway-based marine seismic data company TGS has started commenced a 2Dcubed seismic data project covering offshore Timor-Leste, in support of the country’s ongoing oil and gas license round, announced in October 2019, following the ratification of a maritime border treaty with Australia…

Santos, Gold Fields Pen 3-Year Gas Supply Deal

Jun 16, 2020

Australia's oil and gas company Santos has entered into a new gas supply agreement with Gold Fields Limited for its three gold mines in Western Australia.Santos will supply nearly 5.5 petajoules of natural gas from its Varanus Island gas plant over three years…

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