Projects

  • NWS

    PROJECTS

    WA EPA recommends approval for NWS Project extension

    The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has recommended approval to increase the life of Woodside Energy’s North West Shelf (NWS) Extension Project with strict conditions to reduce greenhouse gas emissio... more

  • Bass

    PROJECTS

    Esso Australia starts technical tender for Bass Strait decommissioning

    Esso Australia Pty Ltd has commenced a technical tender process for decommissioning of a number of its facilities in Victoria's Bass Strait. Technical tender is an important step in preparing for the eventua... more

  • Torrens Island

    PROJECTS

    Study to check feasibility of turning Torrens Island into a hydrogen hub

    AGL Energy Limited and a consortium of high-profile industry partners will commence a detailed feasibility study into the development of a green hydrogen production facility at its Torrens Island site. The s... more

  • PROJECTS

    AXP energy boosts production with low-cost well re-completion in the US

    ASX-listed AXP Energy Limited has seen material production gains from a low-cost well re-completion of a single well in the Illinois Basin. The well re-completion for DPI-2605 has added considerably to gros... more

  • WA EPA recommends approval for NWS Project extension
  • Esso Australia starts technical tender for Bass Strait decommissioning
  • Study to check feasibility of turning Torrens Island into a hydrogen hub
  • AXP energy boosts production with low-cost well re-completion in the US

WA EPA recommends approval for NWS Project extension

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has recommended approval to increase the life of Woodside Energy’s North West Shelf (NWS) Extension Project with strict conditions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the existing facility — operating since 1984 — to net zero by 2050. EPA Chair Professor Matthew Tonts said greenhouse gas emissions had been a critical part of the environmental impact assessment over more than three years. He said the EPA had insisted on additional measures for the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions to those proposed by the North West Shelf Joint Venture in its Green... more

Esso Australia starts technical tender for Bass Strait decommissioning

Esso Australia Pty Ltd has commenced a technical tender process for decommissioning of a number of its facilities in Victoria's Bass Strait. Technical tender is an important step in preparing for the eventual decommissioning of a number of Bass Strait facilities that are to cease production in the near future. It will suggest approaches to undertaking platform removal activities in Bass Strait. The company is requesting technical submissions from a number of experienced offshore heavy lift contractors for this initial tender phase, who will each outline how they propose to undertake the platform removal ac... more

Study to check feasibility of turning Torrens Island into a hydrogen hub

AGL Energy Limited and a consortium of high-profile industry partners will commence a detailed feasibility study into the development of a green hydrogen production facility at its Torrens Island site. The study will demonstrate the commercial and technical feasibility of establishing a renewable hydrogen hub and the production of hydrogen-derived products at Torrens Island to serve both domestic users in South Australia and interstate, as well as wider export markets. The feasibility study will map key operational and commercial plans for the project, outline the development of a production timeline and i... more

bp to lead and operate WA renewables and green hydrogen energy hub

bp has acquired a 40.5 per cent equity stake in and will gain operatorship from 1 July 2022 (subject to approvals) of the Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH), which has the potential to be one of the largest renewables and green hydrogen hubs in the world. AREH, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, intends to supply renewable power to local customers in the largest mining region in the world and also produce green hydrogen and green ammonia for the domestic Australian market and export to major international users. AREH has plans to develop onshore wind and solar power generation in multiple phases to... more

New $360 million investment by Santos will boost GLNG gas supply

Santos has announced an investment of AU$360 million to drill and connect more than 130 new production wells in the Fairview gas field, north of Roma in Queensland. Work will start in June with first gas in October this year. At peak production, the project will produce around 78 terajoules per day, equivalent to about 25 per cent of domestic demand in Queensland. Santos Managing Director and CEO Kevin Gallagher said while the gas will feed the GLNG plant in Gladstone and bring in export revenue for the nation, the investment will free up other supply sources for the domestic gas market, which is desperate... more

Additional Cooper Basin rig investment to boost gas supply

Santos and its joint venture partner Beach Energy have committed to works in the Cooper Basin to boost gas supply to the domestic market. This program of works, which includes bringing a fifth drilling rig into the basin and optimising well connections, aims to deliver an additional 15 terajoules of gas per day by the end of the year. Santos Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Gallagher said Santos will invest more than AU$430 million in the Cooper Basin this year, developing and supplying critical fuels such as natural gas for our customers. “This investment will deliver more gas to t... more

Port Kembla Energy Terminal a solution to Australia’s energy crisis

With impending gas supply shortages facing Australia, Squadron Energy has said the Port Kembla Energy Terminal (PKET) provides the best short-term solution, while facilitating a speedy transition to green energy in the next few years. Squadron Energy interim CEO, Dr Michael Shaw, said the PKET offers the ability to prevent gas shortages in the short term, without investment in major new gas producing infrastructure, which would only lead to Australia being reliant on fossil fuels for decades to come. “The PKET can supply Victoria and New South Wales with up to 30 per cent of their combined gas needs from... more

AXP energy boosts production with low-cost well re-completion in the US

ASX-listed AXP Energy Limited has seen material production gains from a low-cost well re-completion of a single well in the Illinois Basin. The well re-completion for DPI-2605 has added considerably to gross daily production with the well now steadily flowing about 50 barrels of oil and 300 thousand cubic feet of gas per day. This represents a significant boost to AXP’s oil production which averaged 307 barrels of oil a day in April and 351 in May. After well re-completion, the well initially flowed naturally at 310 barrels and one million cubic feet of gas (intermittently) a day, achieving a maximu... more

Partners to develop offshore renewable green hydrogen production

Renewable green hydrogen player Lhyfe and shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of offshore hydrogen production platforms. The agreement comes as Lhyfe and Chantiers de l’Atlantique, who have already been working together for 18 months as part of the SEM-REV project on the co-development of a pilot system for offshore hydrogen production, prepare to launch the world’s first offshore renewable hydrogen production demonstrator in September 2022, off the coast of Saint-Nazaire, France. On the strength of this first dem... more

Qatar awards stake in LNG expansion to TotalEnergies

QatarEnergy has selected France’s TotalEnergies as its first international partner in the North Field East (NFE) liquefied natural gas (LNG) expansion project. Indrajit Sen, oil and gas editor at GlobalData company MEED, said securing a reliable international investor such as TotalEnergies could not have come at a more opportune time for Qatar, as the Gulf state works to cement its position as a reliable partner for gas supply to Europe amid the current energy crisis. Sen continued: “QatarEnergy has set itself a target of expanding its LNG capacity by over 60 per cent, from 77.5 million tonnes a year t... more

Chevron launches CCS project in San Joaquin Valley

Chevron U.S.A. Inc., through its Chevron New Energies division, is launching a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project aimed at reducing the carbon intensity of its operations in San Joaquin Valley, California. Chevron aims to reduce its carbon intensity - the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted per unit of energy produced - by installing CO2 post-combustion capture equipment, capturing the CO2 and then storing it underground. The CCS initiative would begin at Chevron’s Kern River Eastridge cogeneration plant in Kern County, California. “At Chevron, we believe the future of energy is lower... more

bp and Linde announce plan for major CCS project in Texas Gulf Coast

bp and Linde have announced plans for a major carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Texas that will enable low carbon hydrogen production at Linde’s existing facilities. The development will also support the storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from other industrial facilities. Upon completion, the project will capture and store CO2 from Linde’s hydrogen production facilities in the greater Houston area – and potentially from its other Texas facilities – to produce low carbon hydrogen for the region. The low carbon hydrogen will be sold to customers along Linde’s hydrogen pipeline network ... more

Chevron sanctions Ballymore Project in the Gulf of Mexico

Chevron Corporation has sanctioned the Ballymore project in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The project, with a design capacity of 75,000 barrels of crude oil per day, will be developed as a three-mile subsea tieback to the existing Chevron-operated Blind Faith platform. Steve Green, president of Chevron North America Exploration and Production said Chevron’s U.S. Gulf of Mexico production is some of the lowest carbon intensity production in its portfolio at around 6 kg CO2 equivalent per barrel of oil equivalent and is a fraction of the global industry average. “Once complete, Ballymore is ... more

Hammerfest LNG start-up operations delayed

The start-up of the Hammerfest LNG plant in Norway has been delayed by a week due to a minor fault at the plant. The extensive repairs at the Hammerfest LNG plant in Norway have been completed, but Equinor has reported that the run-up of the plant takes somewhat longer than planned. During the weekend, a minor fault was discovered on a compressor that needs to be rectified prior to start-up. The component is now being replaced, and the stepwise process towards operations continues through the week. "Hammerfest LNG has been prepared for production, but we are taking the extra time necessary to safely res... more