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BW Opal FPSO Starts Taking Final Shape Ahead of Barossa Assignment

Feb 09, 2024

FPSO leasing company BW Offshore has made progress on the topside module integration for the newbuild floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit BW Opal, that will be deployed at Santos' Barossa gas project, offshore Australia.The teams are keeping busy to complete construction of the topside modules in Dyna-Mac and the turret modules in Profab, with the integration and commissioning activities having started at the Seatrium Tuas Boulevard Yard…

Woodside Sells 15.1% Scarborough Stake to JERA for $1.4B

Feb 23, 2024

Australia's Woodside Energy has entered agreement with Japan’s largest power generation company JERA for the sale of 15.1% non-operating participating interest in the Scarborough gas field development project offshore Australia.The total consideration…

Jadestone Eyes Woodside’s Macedon and Pyrenees Fields Offshore Australia

Feb 13, 2024

Asia Pacific-focused oil and gas company Jadestone Energy has confirmed its participation in the bid process for the proposed sale of Woodside’s interest in the Macedon and Greater Pyrenees projects offshore Western Australia.The bid process…

Shell Restarts LNG Loadings from Prelude

Dec 28, 2023

Shell said on Thursday it has resumed loading liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes from its Prelude facility offshore Australia following major maintenance.The giant floating LNG production facility located some 475 km (300 miles) off the west…

Santos, ADNOC Enter CCS Collaboration Deal

Nov 22, 2023

Australian oil and gas company Santos has entered into a strategic collaboration agreement with Abu Dhabi based oil and gas firm ADNOC to collaborate on carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects.The agreement will explore the potential for establishing…

Full Output Returns to Affected LNG Train at Chevron's Gorgon Facility in Australia

Nov 22, 2023

Full production has returned to a liquefied natural gas (LNG) train at Chevron's Gorgon facility in Western Australia, a company spokesperson said on Wednesday.On Oct. 31, an 'electrical incident' at a substation providing power supply to the…

McDermott Bags 'Sizable' Offshore Decommissioning Contract with Santos in Australia

Nov 21, 2023

Offshore energy industry services firm McDermott said Tuesday it had secured a 'sizable' engineering, procurement, removal, and disposal contract from the Australian oil and gas firm Santos.McDermott defines a sizable contract as between USD $1 million and USD $50 million…

MMA Offshore Clinches $10,3M Offshore Decommissioning Contract in Timor-Leste

Nov 20, 2023

Australian offshore vessel operator MMA Offshore said Friday it had secured a contract with Timor Gap Drilling and Services, Unipessoal, LDA (a subsidiary of Timor Gap E.P.) in association with Santos, to provide offshore decommissioning services in Timor-Leste…

Reach Subsea Buys Australian Marine Survey Firm

Nov 17, 2023

Norwegian subsea services company Reach Subsea has completed the acquisition of the Australian marine survey company Guardian Geomatics Pty. Reach Subsea had announced the proposed acquisition of Guardian Geomatics in October.It said at the…

Aussie Court Halts Santos' Barossa Pipeline Near Tiwi Islands

Nov 15, 2023

Santos was told by a court on Wednesday to halt its pipeline project around 70 kilometers north of the Tiwi Islands pending a final ruling, although it was allowed to begin laying gas pipelines for a section of its $3.6 billion Barossa gas project…

Inpex Raises Full-year Profit Guidance Despite Prelude Impairment Loss

Nov 09, 2023

Japan's top oil and gas producer Inpex on Thursday increased its full-year net profit forecast to 340 billion yen ($2.3 billion) on expectations of higher oil prices and a weaker yen and after record nine-month earnings.Inpex had earlier forecast net profit for the year at 320 billion yen…

Electrical Incident Curtails LNG Output at Chevron's Gorgon Facility in Australia

Nov 09, 2023

An 'electrical incident' last month has curtailed the output of liquefied natural gas (LNG) at Chevron's Gorgon facility in Western Australia, a company spokesperson said on Thursday. The incident on Oct. 31 at a substation that provides power…

MMA Offshore Expands Fleet with 2016-Built Vessel "Offshore Solution"

Nov 09, 2023

Australian offshore vessel operator MMA Offshore has acquired the vessel “Offshore Solution” to supplement its multi-purpose support vessel fleet. The Offshore Solution is a 2016 European-built, 54-meter, DP-2 multi-purpose support vessel fitted with two deck cranes…

Australia Court Halts Santos' Pipeline Works on $3.6B Barossa Gas Project

Nov 02, 2023

Santos said on Thursday an Australian court had granted an interim injunction preventing it from starting work on laying undersea pipelines on its $3.6 billion Barossa gas project off northern Australia.The ruling comes after Simon Munkara, a traditional land owner from the Tiwi Islands…

Australia LNG Workers Vote in Support for Chevron Deal

Oct 30, 2023

An Australian union alliance's members voted in support to endorse deals on pay and conditions at Chevron's two liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in Australia, the union said on Tuesday.Earlier this month, the union called off strikes originally planned at the U…

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