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 disco... more

  • Ikike Field


    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... more

  • Jackdaw


    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.... more

  • Papua LNG Development


    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. ... more

  • ADNOC makes this year’s second gas discovery in Abu Dhabi
  • TotalEnergies starts production from the Ikike Field
  • Shell invests in the Jackdaw gas field in the UK North Sea
  • New milestone reached on Papua LNG Development

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

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

Beach explores future opportunities for more local gas in the South East  

Beach Energy will begin assessing future opportunities from the recently completed Dombey 3D Geological Survey, which was successfully completed earlier this year in the South East. The survey data will be used to assess opportunities for future additional gas production at the Katnook Gas Plant with processing and interpretation of data expected to be completed in the last half of 2023. The Dombey 3D Geological Survey was conducted 15 kilometres to the west of Penola and covered an area of 165 square kilometres, covering a range of properties with various land uses. The project was successfully complet... more

Beach Energy installation campaign at Otway receives approval

Beach Energy Limited’s Environment Plan (EP) for the early dive installation campaign at the Otway Gas Development has been approved by NOPSEMA. The installation is required to prepare for the future tie-in of the Thylacine Development wells; which are expected to be drilled in 2021 – 2022 and were approved under a separate EP. The Otway development consists of offshore and onshore infrastructure necessary for the commercialisation of gas and liquids in the Geographe and Thylacine fields off the coast of Victoria. Development of the gas fields commenced in 2004, by Woodside Petroleum Ltd under a joint ... 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

Shell to start building Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant

Shell Nederland B.V. and Shell Overseas Investments B.V., subsidiaries of Shell plc, have taken the final investment decision to build Holland Hydrogen I, which will be Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant once operational in 2025. The 200MW electrolyser will be constructed on the Tweede Maasvlakte in the port of Rotterdam and will produce up to 60,000 kilograms of renewable hydrogen per day. The renewable power for the electrolyser will come from the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (noord), which is partly owned by Shell. The renewable hydrogen produced will supply the Shell Energy and Chemica... more

Equinor transfers operatorship for Gulf of Mexico field to Shell

Equinor has agreed to sell 51 per cent of its interest in the North Platte deep water development project in the US Gulf of Mexico to Shell. Equinor will retain 49 per cent interest in the project, and Shell will become the new operator of the field. To reflect this change, Equinor and Shell have agreed to rename the North Platte development to the Sparta development. Sparta straddles four blocks of the Garden Banks area, 275 kilometres off the coast of Louisiana in approximately 1,300 metres of water depth. Front-end engineering and design (FEED) has been matured for the project. Equinor and Shell will no... more

Equinor and Fluxys launch decarbonisation solution in Europe

Fluxys and Equinor have agreed to develop a major infrastructure project for transporting captured CO2 from emitters to storage sites in the North Sea, connecting Belgium to Norway. The project is in the feasibility stage, with an investment decision expected by 2025. Carbon capture, transport and storage (CCS) is essential for achieving significant CO2 emission reductions. This project offers the North-West European market a robust and flexible solution for large-scale decarbonisation. The project includes a 1,000 km CO2 export trunkline operated by Equinor which will transport CO2 for safe and permanent ... more

Chevron’s North American assets achieve top environmental scores

Chevron Corporation’s North American upstream assets have earned Project Canary’s highest ratings on operational and environmental performance. The analysis was conducted on Chevron’s assets in Texas and Colorado. As a result of the certification process, 82 wells achieved ‘Platinum’ status and three wells received ‘Gold’ status, Project Canary’s highest ratings and confirmation of Chevron’s industry-leading practices, including continuous monitoring. Chevron plans to market responsibly sourced gas (RSG) from the certified assets in the second half of 2022. Steve Green, president, Chevron... 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