Projects

  • H2H Saltend

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    Equinor’s H2H Saltend one of the first large-scale hydrogen projects in the UK

    Equinor’s Hydrogen to Humber Saltend (H2H Saltend) production facility has been successfully progressed through Phase-2 of the UK Government’s cluster sequencing process. The selected projects will now p... more

  • Narrabri

    PROJECTS

    Santos acquires pipeline to speed up Narrabri gas delivery

    Santos has acquired Hunter Gas Pipeline Pty Ltd which owns an approved underground gas pipeline route from Wallumbilla in Queensland to Newcastle in New South Wales. The underground pipeline route passes clo... more

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    Senex supplies $1 billion boost to natural gas industry

    The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) welcomed the announcement that Senex will invest more than $1 billion in Queensland, delivering a significant boost to domestic natural gas ... more

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    Gas shortage can be prevented with Port Kembla Energy Terminal

    Gas customers could be shielded from future shortages on the east coast by bringing gas directly into NSW through the soon to be completed Port Kembla Energy Terminal (PKET). The recent Australian Competitio... more

  • Equinor’s H2H Saltend one of the first large-scale hydrogen projects in the UK
  • Santos acquires pipeline to speed up Narrabri gas delivery
  • Senex supplies $1 billion boost to natural gas industry
  • Gas shortage can be prevented with Port Kembla Energy Terminal

Santos acquires pipeline to speed up Narrabri gas delivery

Santos has acquired Hunter Gas Pipeline Pty Ltd which owns an approved underground gas pipeline route from Wallumbilla in Queensland to Newcastle in New South Wales. The underground pipeline route passes close to Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project and our goal is to work with infrastructure developers and owners to construct the pipeline and deliver much-needed gas to east coast domestic markets in the shortest timeframe possible. The pipeline will also be designed to transport hydrogen as customer demand evolves during the energy transition. Santos’ Midstream and Clean Fuels President Brett Woods said th... more

Senex supplies $1 billion boost to natural gas industry

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) welcomed the announcement that Senex will invest more than $1 billion in Queensland, delivering a significant boost to domestic natural gas supply and improving energy security for Australia. APPEA highlighted Senex’s major expansion of its Atlas and Roma North natural gas developments in Queensland’s Surat Basin, lifting natural gas production to 60 petajoules (PJ) per year. APPEA Acting Chief Executive Damian Dwyer said: “This is a massive investment to help secure Australia’s energy future and ensure local natural gas keeps fl... more

Gas shortage can be prevented with Port Kembla Energy Terminal

Gas customers could be shielded from future shortages on the east coast by bringing gas directly into NSW through the soon to be completed Port Kembla Energy Terminal (PKET). The recent Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) 2022 Interim gas report predicts significant gas shortfalls in 2023 and beyond as well as rising energy prices - resulting in a threat to local industry and jobs. Squadron Energy CEO Eva Hanly said small and medium business customers who purchase gas on the spot market are increasingly worried about a gas shortage which could mean gas prices skyrocket – putting pre... more

NOPSEMA approves Chevron’s Wheatstone activities

NOPSEMA has approved Chevron’s activities related to its Wheatstone project, located in Western Australia. The Wheatstone Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project produces hydrocarbon fluids from offshore fields, transports these fluids through flowlines to the Wheatstone platform for initial processing, and then transports gas and condensate through the trunkline to the onshore gas plant for further processing. Resultant LNG and condensate are exported by vessels to the international market, and gas is available to the domestic market via a tie-in with the existing Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline. Th... more

Gippsland Basin Decommissioning EP released for public comment

NOPSEMA has published Esso Australia’s first phase Gippsland Basin Decommissioning Environment Plan (EP) for public comment.  EPs for decommissioning are not required to be put out for public comment, however in this instance NOPSEMA is facilitating a voluntary public comment process initiated by Esso to provide opportunity for all interested stakeholders to give feedback. Once the public comment period concludes Esso will revise the EP and submit to NOPSEMA for assessment. The activities described in the EP relate to the proposed decommissioning ‘end states’ for Steel Piled Jacket platforms in Bass... more

Woodside submits proposal for plug and abandonment activities

Woodside has submitted a proposal to NOPSEMA to undertake plug and abandonment activities within offshore petroleum production licence VIC/L22 and field maintenance activities within VIC/L22 and adjacent pipeline licence VIC/PL33. The activities are within Commonwealth waters, approximately 11 kilometres south, south-west of Port Campbell, Victoria. The offshore wells were drilled in late 2002, and the offshore and onshore pipeline was laid in 2003. The construction of the onshore gas plant was completed in December 2004, and the facilities were commissioned and commenced production in January 2005. Produc... more

Santos granted approval for Spartan gas field activities

Santos has received approval by NOPSEMA for the commissioning and operations associated with the single well Spartan gas field, part of the Varanus Island Hub, that will be tied back to the John Brookes wellhead platform (WHP) via a single flexible flowline and umbilical. The Varanus Hub consists of the John Brookes, Spartan and Greater East Spar (GES) gas fields and is located offshore the North West Shelf of Western Australia. Production fluids from these fields are transported by subsea pipelines to the Varanus Island oil and gas hub Varanus Island Hub. The Spartan Development activities consist of dril... more

Equinor’s H2H Saltend one of the first large-scale hydrogen projects in the UK

Equinor’s Hydrogen to Humber Saltend (H2H Saltend) production facility has been successfully progressed through Phase-2 of the UK Government’s cluster sequencing process. The selected projects will now proceed to the due diligence stage of the Phase-2 cluster sequencing process to allow them to connect to the East Coast Cluster’s CO2 infrastructure and be operational in the mid-2020s. Previously in Phase-1 of the cluster sequencing process, the East Coast Cluster, which connects the Humber and Teesside via CO2 transport and storage infrastructure, was selected to become one of the first two ‘CCUS c... more

ADNOC makes this year’s second gas discovery in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has made a second discovery of natural gas resources in the first exploration well in Abu Dhabi’s Offshore Block 2 Exploration Concession, operated by Eni. The discovery from a new deeper reservoir indicates between 1 – 1.5 trillion standard cubic feet (TSCF) of raw gas in place, almost doubling the discovered field volume. This significant find builds on the initial finding in February 2022 from a shallower target, taking the total amount of gas in place from this single well to 2.5 - 3.5 TSCF. A consortium, led by Eni and PTT Exploration and Production Publi... more

TotalEnergies starts production from the Ikike Field

TotalEnergies, in partnership with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, has started production from the Ikike field in Nigeria. Located 20 kilometres off the coast, at a depth of about 20 metres, the Ikike platform is tied back to the existing Amenam offshore facilities through a 14-kilometre multiphase pipeline. It will deliver peak production of 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day by the end of 2022. The Ikike project leverages existing facilities to keep costs low, and is designed to minimise greenhouse gas emissions: estimated at less than 4kg CO2e/boe, they will contribute to reducing the... more

Shell invests in the Jackdaw gas field in the UK North Sea

BG International Limited, an affiliate of Shell U.K. Limited, has taken the final investment decision (FID) to develop the Jackdaw gas field in the UK North Sea, following regulatory approval earlier this year. Jackdaw will comprise a wellhead platform that is not permanently attended, along with subsea infrastructure which will tie back to Shell’s existing Shearwater gas hub. The project is expected to come online in the mid-2020s, and at peak production rates, could represent over 6 per cent of projected UK North Sea gas production in the middle of this decade, with operational emissions of less than 1... more

New milestone reached on Papua LNG Development

TotalEnergies has announced the decision of the Papua LNG joint venture to launch the first phase of front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies for the Papua LNG project's upstream production facilities. In parallel, studies for the downstream liquefaction facilities are progressing in line with the overall project schedule, and the objective is to launch the integrated FEED in the fourth quarter of 2022. The project is targeting a final investment decision (FID) around the end of 2023, and a start-up at the end of 2027. Julien Pouget, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific for Exploration & Productio... more

Equinor restarts Peregrino field production in Brazil

Production in the Peregrino field in Brazil resumed on 16 July, and Equinor is now aiming to ramp up production and reduce emissions intensity. Peregrino production was suspended in April 2020. Since then, Equinor has executed a major programme of maintenance, upgrades and repairs on the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel and has installed a new platform. Together, these investments have allowed production to safely restart, to increase the overall capacity of the field and to improve the carbon emissions intensity. “Our top priority is the safety of our people and our operations... more

Construction starts on Taiwan’s largest LNG storage tanks

Taiwan’s largest LNG storage tanks project has broken ground with the commencement of the construction of the CPC Taichung Phase III LNG import terminal in Taichung. To meet increasing demand for natural gas and to enhance the stability of natural gas supplies in Taiwan, CPC is expanding its facility to include two full containment tanks and associated regasification facilities. CPC is leading the way for Taiwan in meeting the country’s clean energy aspirations by rapidly expanding the country’s LNG import terminals to support the move from coal to natural gas as their primary transitional source of ... more