Projects

  • ExxonMobil discovers natural gas offshore of Cyprus

    International oil and gas company, ExxonMobil Corporation (ExxonMobil), has discovered natural gas offshore of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean at the Glaucus-1 well. Located in Block 10, the well encount... more
  • Contract awarded for Senegal FPSO facility

    On behalf of the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) joint venture, Woodside Energy has awarded MODEC International Inc the front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for th... more
  • Leigh Creek Energy extracts syngas

    Leigh Creek Energy (LCK) has extracted commercial quantities of synthetic gas (syngas) at its former Leigh Creek coal mine site for the first time. This milestone achievement provides the company with the da... more
  • Winchester Energy soon to explore Texas prospects

    ASX-listed oil and gas explorer, Winchester Energy Limited has announced that a new well, White Hat 20#3, the first of its kind targeting the Strawn formation within the Mustang prospect, is scheduled to commen... more

Leigh Creek Energy extracts syngas

Leigh Creek Energy (LCK) has extracted commercial quantities of synthetic gas (syngas) at its former Leigh Creek coal mine site for the first time. This milestone achievement provides the company with the data and evidence it needs to have a portion of its ‘resource’ status coal deposit, upgraded to a gas ‘reserve’. Positioned 550 kilometres north of Adelaide, the upgraded status will enable LCK to access South Australia’s largest gas resource for commercial development outside the Cooper Basin. The production success is also estimated to make LCK the first company to successfully operate in-... more

Equinor releases draft environment plan for Great Australian Bight project

Equinor has released a draft Environment Plan (EP) for the proposed Stromlo-1 exploration drilling program in permit EPP 39, located in the Great Australian Bight, but is already facing strong opposition against its intended activities. The Stromlo-1 well location is situated 372 kilometres off the coast of South Australia and 476 kilometres west of Port Lincoln. The development of an EP is an important step in any offshore exploration regulatory process. The draft EP details Equinor’s planned activity, the existing environment in the Great Australian Bight and the measures which will be put in place to ... more

Rig contract secured for Ironbark prospect

Diamond Drilling’s Ocean Apex semisubmersible drilling rig has been contracted by acting operator BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd on behalf of Cue Exploration Pty Ltd for the drilling of the Ironbark prospect in exploration permit WA-359-P, offshore of Western Australia. In late October 2018, Cue, BP, Beach Energy and New Zealand Oil & Gas announced a co-ordination agreement which outlines BP to act as operator on behalf of Cue in planning the Ironbark-1 well prior to title transfers and creation of a formal joint venture. The Ironbark prospect is a Mungaroo Formation prospect which is estimated to... more

Queensland Government awards licence to open the way for gas flow

Queensland’s first ‘domestic-only’ gas supply has moved a step closer today, thanks to the State Government awarding a licence to start construction on a gas processing plant near Wandoan on the Western Downs. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham explained the State Government has issued a petroleum facility licence allowing energy and infrastructure company, Jemena, to build a plant to process gas from Senex Energy’s Project Atlas in the Surat Basin. The plant forms a part of Jemena’s $140 million Atlas Gas Pipeline Project, which is anticipated to generate 150 jobs and connect Project Atlas to the ... more

ExxonMobil discovers natural gas offshore of Cyprus

International oil and gas company, ExxonMobil Corporation (ExxonMobil), has discovered natural gas offshore of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean at the Glaucus-1 well. Located in Block 10, the well encountered a gas-bearing reservoir of approximately 133 meters on Thursday, 28 February. The Company has stated that the well was safely drilled to a depth of 4,200 meters in 2,063 meters of water. Based on a preliminary interpretation of the well data, the discovery could represent an in-place natural gas resource of approximately 142 billion to 227 billion cubic meters. However, further analysis in the c... more

Contract awarded for Senegal FPSO facility

On behalf of the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) joint venture, Woodside Energy has awarded MODEC International Inc the front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for the SNE Field Development Phase 1 floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility. The joint venture is aiming to produce a stand-alone FPSO facility with 23 subsea wells and supporting subsea infrastructure in a deep-water oil field located approximately 100 kilometres south of Dakar, Senegal. The FPSO is expected to have a capacity of around 100,000 barrels per day, with first oil targete... more

Winchester Energy soon to explore Texas prospects

ASX-listed oil and gas explorer, Winchester Energy Limited has announced that a new well, White Hat 20#3, the first of its kind targeting the Strawn formation within the Mustang prospect, is scheduled to commence on 11 March 2019. White Hat 20#3 represents the first well in Winchester’s upcoming exploration drilling programme which is targeting the Mustang, Spitfire and El Dorado prospects in the Permian Basin, Texas. The Mustang prospect is a stratigraphic trap interpreted from 3D seismic and well control data and holds a prospective resource target best estimate of 2 million barrels recoverable and a ... more

BHP approves US Gulf of Mexico project

The BHP Board has approved BHP’s US$696 million (~AUD$973m) share in funding to develop the Atlantis Phase 3 project in the US Gulf of Mexico. Atlantis Phase 3 is located in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, approximately 208 kilometres off the coast of Louisiana. The project is a subsea tie-back of eight new production wells that will be drilled and completed to access infill resource opportunities. Production from the $1.3 billion project is expected to occur in 2020 and is estimated to increase production by approximately 38,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day gross at its peak. BHP President Oper... more