Projects

  • Equinor wins seven exploration blocks offshore Argentina

    Oil and gas company, Equinor, will now add seven offshore exploration blocks to its portfolio, after presenting winning bids in the 1st Offshore Licensing Round in Argentina. The bid round was arranged in Bu... more
  • Senex awards major Surat Basin drilling contract

    Senex Energy Ltd is expected to commence its Surat Basin natural gas drilling program next month after contracting oil and gas services provider, Easternwell. Easternwell will begin Senex’s natural gas dri... more
  • US Gulf of Mexico

    Shell to sell interest in US Gulf of Mexico asset for $965 million

    Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has agreed to sell its 22.45 per cent non-operated interest in the Caesar-Tonga asset in the US Gulf of Mexico to Delek CT Investment LLC, a subsidiar... more
  • Santos concludes Moomba South phase 1 appraisal program

    Santos Limited has successfully completed the Moomba South Patchawarra Formation phase 1 appraisal program in the Cooper Basin. The Moomba South appraisal program is the first of several large-scale project ... more

Senex awards major Surat Basin drilling contract

Senex Energy Ltd is expected to commence its Surat Basin natural gas drilling program next month after contracting oil and gas services provider, Easternwell. Easternwell will begin Senex’s natural gas drilling program across Project Atlas and Roma North in May 2019, with completion of this initial drilling program planned for mid-2020. Senex is able to extend the duration of the Easternwell contract to a total period of up to two years from the contract start date. Managing Director and CEO, Ian Davies said Senex and Easternwell have developed a strong working relationship over many years in the Coop... more

Santos concludes Moomba South phase 1 appraisal program

Santos Limited has successfully completed the Moomba South Patchawarra Formation phase 1 appraisal program in the Cooper Basin. The Moomba South appraisal program is the first of several large-scale project appraisal phases in the Cooper Basin focused on contingent resource maturation. In the past, the Patchawarra reservoir system on the deeper flanks of the Moomba South field has been assessed to contain significant gas potential in thick, well-developed, gas-charged tight sandstone reservoirs. Santos' current appraisal program targeted the maturation of a ‘significant’ 2C contingent gas resource w... more

Contract awarded for Newcastle LNG import terminal work

EPIK Co. Ltd. has executed an agreement with Watpac for the provision of  design, engineering and construction services for the onshore infrastructure components of the Newcastle LNG floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) import terminal at the Port of Newcastle. Situated at the back-end of the existing gas transmission network, the Port of Newcastle is one of Australia’s largest ports and a major trade and logistics hub, making it an ideal area to develop an LNG import terminal. The potential investment for the Newcastle LNG project is estimated to be approximately $AU547 million and is set to inc... more

Shell applies to undertake survey in Western Australia

Shell Australia Pty Ltd has submitted an application to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) to undertake a 3D Marine Seismic Survey within the Browse and Bonaparte Basin offshore Western Australia. According to Shell’s application, which is currently being assessed by NOPSEMA, the company is planning to undertake the Factory seismic survey covering approximately 3,750 km2 in Exploration Permits AC/P65, AC/P41, WA-534-P. Another very small portion of adjacent acreage is also included in the plan. The purpose of the survey is for Shell to acquire sufficie... 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

Total makes potential game-changing gas condensate discovery

Major energy player, Total has announced a significant gas condensate discovery at the Brulpadda prospects, located on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin, approximately 175 kilometres off the southern coast of South Africa. The Block 11B/12B covers an area of 19,000 square kilometres, with water depths ranging from 200 to 1,800 metres, and is operated by Total with a 45 per cent working interest, alongside Qatar Petroleum (25 per cent), CNR international (20 per cent) and South African consortium, Main Street, (10 per cent). According to Total, in early February the Brulpadda well encountered 57 metres ... more