Projects

  • PROJECTS

    Total realises France’s first ship-to-containership LNG bunkering operation

    Energy company Total has announced that on 30 April 2021, the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel in operation, Gas Agility, completed the refuelling of the world’s largest containersh... more

  • PROJECTS

    Australia’s first green hydrogen and gas power plant now one step closer

    NSW is set to be home to Australia’s first dual fuel capable hydrogen/gas power plant following an $83 million funding agreement for the Tallawarra B project in the Illawarra. Deputy Premier John Barilaro ... more

  • Uaru-2

    PROJECTS

    Discovery at Uaru-2 well offshore of Guyana

    ExxonMobil has made an oil discovery at the Uaru-2 well in the Stabroek Block offshore of Guyana. Uaru-2 will add to the previously announced gross discovered recoverable resource estimate for the block, which ... more

  • Merakes Project

    PROJECTS

    Eni reports first gas from Merakes Project

    Eni has announced the start of gas production from the Merakes Project, located in the East Sepinggan block in the Makassar Strait, deep offshore of East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The Merakes Project is a deep-... more

  • Total realises France’s first ship-to-containership LNG bunkering operation
  • Australia’s first green hydrogen and gas power plant now one step closer
  • Discovery at Uaru-2 well offshore of Guyana
  • Eni reports first gas from Merakes Project

Australia’s first green hydrogen and gas power plant now one step closer

NSW is set to be home to Australia’s first dual fuel capable hydrogen/gas power plant following an $83 million funding agreement for the Tallawarra B project in the Illawarra. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the project is vital infrastructure needed to provide dispatchable electricity capacity to replace the Liddell Power Station and create the industries and jobs of the future. “Delivering enough electricity to power around 150,000 homes at times of peak demand, the project is expected to deliver a $300 million boost to the economy and support about 250 jobs during construction,” Mr Barilaro said... more

Santos inks new gas supply agreement with Rio Tinto

Santos has signed a new gas supply agreement with Rio Tinto. Under the agreement, Santos will supply up to 15 petajoules (PJs) of natural gas to Rio Tinto commencing in late 2021. Santos Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Gallagher, said Rio has been a long-term buyer of gas from Santos and they look forward to the strong partnership continuing. “We have been supplying natural gas to Rio for many years. This new gas supply agreement underlines the importance of natural gas for Australian manufacturers and industry,” Mr Gallagher said. He added: “Our disciplined, low-cost operati... more

West Barracouta commences natural gas supply to Australia’s east coast

Esso Australia Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Australia Pty Ltd, has announced the commissioning of the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture’s West Barracouta natural gas field in the Bass Strait offshore of Victoria. The West Barracouta gas development has involved the drilling of two gas production wells and the construction of associated subsea gas production facilities to access gas in the existing Barracouta field. West Barracouta gas will be delivered through a five-kilometre pipeline via a new connection into the existing Barracouta pipeline so that the gas flows directly to the Longford Gas Plants.... more

AGL withdraws works approval for floating gas terminal at Crib Point

On 9 April 2021, Victoria’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) received notification that AGL had withdrawn its works approval for a floating gas terminal at Crib Point in Westernport Bay. As a result, the EPA will no longer be making a decision under section 19B of the Environment Protection Act 1970 in relation to the project. AGL and APA Group’s proposed project comprised the Crib Point floating storage and regassification unit (FSRU); jetty works and a receiving facility at Crib Point; and 57 kilometres of pipeline from Crib Point to Pakenham. The pipeline was proposed to be developed and construc... more

Buru to commence major drilling program in the Canning Basin

Buru Energy Limited will commence a major drilling program in the Canning Basin in Western Australia in June. The program includes a three well drilling program and an extensive 2D seismic program of some 1,100 kilometres of data acquisition. The two well exploration drilling program is on conventional oil prospects (Rafael and Kurrajong), targeting very significant prospective resources as set out in the Buru Energy ASX release of 22 March 2021. The drilling program will also include a development well on the Ungani Oilfield (Ungani 8) which is planned to increase production rates and recover additional oil ... more

Buru Energy’s Ungani Oilfield production declines

Production from Buru Energy's Ungani Oilfield, located approximately 90 kilometres east of Broome, has continued to be impacted by wet weather with the Ungani access road being closed intermittently due to heavy rainfall. Late wet season rains have also resulted in the closure of the Great Northern Highway export route to all traffic on a number of occasions. This has resulted in a later than expected oil lifting, but the increase in the oil price from the previous liftings has been a compensating factor to the lower production volumes. The company notes that production from the existing Ungani Oilfield we... more

Gas import terminal ruled out due to environmental impacts

The Victorian Government has today ruled out a proposal to establish a gas import terminal at Crib Point in Western Port and to construct an approximately 57-kilometre long pipeline from the terminal to Pakenham. Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne, concluded that marine discharges from the proposed AGL and APA project would have unacceptable effects on the environment in Western Port, which is listed as a Ramsar wetland of international significance. The decision is based on an Environment Effects Statement (EES) produced by AGL and APA Group, around 6,000 public submissions and a report into the finding... more

Total realises France’s first ship-to-containership LNG bunkering operation

Energy company Total has announced that on 30 April 2021, the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel in operation, Gas Agility, completed the refuelling of the world’s largest containership powered by LNG, the CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE, with around 16,400 cubic metres (m3) of LNG. The impressive feat occurred at the Port of Dunkirk. This operation also marks Dunkerque LNG terminal’s first loading of a small-scale LNG vessel and the Terminal des Flandres’ first LNG bunkering operation with simultaneous cargo operations. The achievements required close cooperation across all partners... more

Discovery at Uaru-2 well offshore of Guyana

ExxonMobil has made an oil discovery at the Uaru-2 well in the Stabroek Block offshore of Guyana. Uaru-2 will add to the previously announced gross discovered recoverable resource estimate for the block, which is currently estimated to be approximately 9 billion oil-equivalent barrels. Drilling at Uaru-2 encountered approximately 36.7 metres of high-quality oil-bearing reservoirs including newly identified intervals below the original Uaru-1 discovery. The well was drilled in 1,725 metres of water and is located approximately 11 kilometres south of the Uaru-1 well. “The Uaru-2 discovery enhances our w... more

Eni reports first gas from Merakes Project

Eni has announced the start of gas production from the Merakes Project, located in the East Sepinggan block in the Makassar Strait, deep offshore of East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The Merakes Project is a deep-water gas field development in the Kutei Basin, with approximately 1,500 metres water depth. The development comprises five deep-water subsea wells, which will guarantee a production capacity of 450 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd), equivalent to 85,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed). The field has been connected to the Jangkrik Floating Production Unit (FPU), operated by Eni, a... more

Seadrill lands drilling contract for Bacalhau field in Brazil

Equinor Brasil Energia Ltda has, on behalf of its partners in the Bacalhau project, awarded Seadrill Management S PTE Ltd a contract for drilling on the field contingent to final investment decision (FID). The duration of the contract is four years, with planned start-up in the first quarter of 2022. The objective is to drill six wells leading up to production start in 2024. The contract also includes four options of one year each. The overall contract value includes mobilisation, upgrades and integrated services. The total contract value of US$380 million is contingent on an FID for Bacalhau made by the p... more

Satellite Cluster field comes onstream two months ahead of schedule

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and bp have announced the start of production from the Satellite Cluster gas field in block KG D6 off the east coast of India. RIL and bp have been developing three deep-water gas developments in block KG D6 – R Cluster, Satellite Cluster and MJ – which together are expected to produce around 30 million metric standard cubic metres per day (mmscmd) of natural gas by 2023, meeting up to 15 per cent of India’s gas demand. The developments will each utilise the existing hub infrastructure in the KG D6 block. RIL is the operator of the block with a 66.67 per cent part... more

Gas production commences from third stage of WND development

bp has announced gas production from Raven field, the third stage of its major West Nile Delta (WND) development off the Mediterranean coast in Egypt. The approximately $9 billion WND development includes five gas fields across the North Alexandria and West Mediterranean Deepwater offshore concession blocks in the Mediterranean Sea. bp and its partners, working with the Ministry of Petroleum, have developed the WND in three stages. Raven is the third stage of the project, following the Taurus/Libra and Giza/Fayoum projects, which started production in 2017 and 2019 respectively. It produces gas to a ... more

Neptune Energy commences final well campaign on Duva

Neptune Energy and its partners have announced that drilling has started on four production wells on the Duva field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The wells are being drilled by the Deepsea Yantai, a semi-submersible rig operated by Odfjell Drilling. All four wells were pre-drilled and cased off at a depth of 2,500 metres, prior to starting the final drilling campaign. Duva is a fast-track project being developed as a subsea installation with three oil producers and one gas producer, tied back to the Neptune-operated Gjøa semi-submersible platform. Neptune Energy’s Director of Projects and... more