Projects

  • PROJECTS

    Project Haber enters pre-FEED

    Strike Energy Limited (Strike) has provided an update on Project Haber, which involves a proposed 1.4 million tonne per annum (Mtpa) urea fertiliser production facility to be built near Geraldton in Western Aus... more

  • PROJECTS

    Buru Energy provides update on Ungani Oilfield

    Buru Energy Limited (Buru Energy) has announced that the latest lifting of Ungani crude oil from Wyndham Port was completed today by the MT SCF Pechora for a total of approximately 70,000 barrels of oil (gross ... more

  • PROJECTS

    New service agreements for electrical equipment at facilities in Norway

    ABB AS and Siemens Energy AS have secured framework agreements for providing service of electrical equipment on all Equinor’s installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) and onshore plants in Norwa... more

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    PTTEP reports another oil and gas discovery offshore Malaysia

    PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) has announced a successful oil and gas discovery from the first exploration well, Sirung-1, in Block SK405B, located off the coast of Sarawak, offsh... more

  • Project Haber enters pre-FEED
  • Buru Energy provides update on Ungani Oilfield
  • New service agreements for electrical equipment at facilities in Norway
  • PTTEP reports another oil and gas discovery offshore Malaysia

Project Haber enters pre-FEED

Strike Energy Limited (Strike) has provided an update on Project Haber, which involves a proposed 1.4 million tonne per annum (Mtpa) urea fertiliser production facility to be built near Geraldton in Western Australia’s Mid West Region. Technip Energies, who completed the feasibility studies on Project Haber, have commenced the Pre-FEED (Front End Engineering Design) scope of work to further refine the capital cost estimate for the plant, which currently sits at US$1.74 billion. Technip Energies has included in their scope chemical process engineering works in order to maximise the amount of inherent carb... more

Buru Energy provides update on Ungani Oilfield

Buru Energy Limited (Buru Energy) has announced that the latest lifting of Ungani crude oil from Wyndham Port was completed today by the MT SCF Pechora for a total of approximately 70,000 barrels of oil (gross – Buru Energy’s share 50 per cent). As per the marketing agreement with BP Singapore Pte Limited (BP), BP have purchased the crude FOB Wyndham and will deliver the crude to a refinery in SE Asia. Under the marketing contract, the price received will be the actual price BP have sold the crude to the refinery (being a fixed differential to the average dated Brent price for the month of April), less... more

Gas proposal 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

FID made on the Barossa gas project for Darwin LNG

Santos, as operator of the Barossa joint venture, has announced that a final investment decision (FID) has been made to proceed with the US$3.6 billion gas and condensate project, located offshore of the Northern Territory. The Barossa FID also kick-starts the US$600 million investment in the Darwin LNG life extension and pipeline tie-in projects, which will extend the facility life for around 20 years. The Santos-operated Darwin LNG plant has the capacity to produce approximately 3.7 million tonnes of LNG per annum. Santos outlines that Barossa is one of the lowest cost, new LNG supply projects in the ... more

Mineral Resources expands gas exploration footprint

Mineral Resources Limited (MRL) has been successful in the recent Western Australian Government Petroleum Acreage Release, with the award of two highly prospective gas exploration permits in the Perth and Northern Carnarvon Basins. The award of these permits aligns with the MRL's strategy to secure its own natural gas supply to provide energy security for current and future mining operations at lower cost and with lower emissions to replace diesel use across the business. MRL has committed to achieving Net Zero Emissions by 2050 and is presently developing the roadmap to enable this target to be achieved. ... more

Santos awards Barossa FPSO contract

Santos, as operator of the Barossa joint venture, has announced the award of the project’s main contract for the construction, connection and operation of the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO). The FPSO services contract awarded to international vessel builder and operator BW Offshore (BWO) is subject to a final investment decision (FID) on Barossa and represents the largest capital expenditure component of the approximately US$3.6 billion Barossa project. The FPSO would be located in the Barossa field, 300 kilometres north of Darwin, and export gas to Darwin LNG via a new 260-kil... more

AGL prepares for construction of grid-scale battery at Torrens Island

Construction will get underway this year on a 250-megawatt (MW), one-hour duration grid-scale battery at Torrens Island, following AGL’s final investment decision (FID) on the project. AGL Torrens, located approximately 18 kilometres from Adelaide CBD on Torrens Island, is the largest power station in South Australia and the largest natural gas-fired power station in Australia. With a nameplate capacity total of 1,280 MW, the thermal power station burns natural gas in boilers to generate steam, which then drives the turbines to generate electricity. It produces enough power to meet the annual needs of ap... more

Tap Oil makes new oil discoveries

Tap Oil has reported a success with its Manora-8ST1 Appraisal Well with new oil discoveries being made in the 300 and 500 series sands. Multiple oil-bearing zones were encountered with the 490-60 sands, as well as more evaluations to come. The well is in the Manora Oil Field in the Northern Gulf of Thailand. The primary objective of the appraisal well project was to apprise multiple reservoir zones up-dip from MNA-18, as well as the delineation of the 490-60 sands found at MNA-18 and further explore for additional hydrocarbons at the 300, 400 and 500 levels. In terms of progress, the Manora-8ST1 well reac... more

Qatar Petroleum buys 30% equity in two ExxonMobil projects in Argentina

Qatar Petroleum has entered into an agreement with ExxonMobil to become a 30% equity holder in two of their affiliates in Argentina that hold different interests in hydrocarbon licences in the world class Vaca Muerta play in the onshore Neuquén basin in Argentina. Upon closing, the signed agreements will give Qatar Petroleum a 30% shareholding in two ExxonMobil local affiliates in Argentina, namely, ExxonMobil Exploration Argentina S.R.L. and Mobil Argentina S.A. Speaking at a press conference held on this occasion, Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi said it is Qatar Petroleum’s first investment in Argentina as... more

Total launches deep offshore development

Total and its partners have taken the final investment decision to launch the Zinia 2 deep offshore development, 150 kilometres offshore Angola, Africa. The project will have a production capacity of 40,000 barrels per day (b/d). Zinia 2 is the first of several possible short-cycle developments on Block 17 that will unlock its full potential by connecting satellite reservoirs to the existing floating storage, production and offloading (FPSO) units. Arnaud Breuillac, President of Total Exploration & Production said the project will allow to extend the profitability of this prolific block, with over 2.6 ... more

World-scale petrochemicals complex to be developed in Qatar

Qatar Petroleum has invited a group of leading international companies, with extensive experiences in the petrochemicals industry, to submit proposals for partnering with Qatar Petroleum in the development and operation of a new world scale Petrochemicals Complex at Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar. The Petrochemicals Complex will include an ethane cracker with a capacity of more than 1.6 million tons per annum (MTPA) of Ethylene, making it the largest ethane cracker in the Middle East, and one of the largest in the world. The Petrochemicals Complex will also include world-class derivative plants, which will... more

ConocoPhillips awards brownfield services contract

Amec Foster Wheeler has announced that its Clough AMEC joint venture has been awarded a three year contract by ConocoPhillips to provide asset support, operations and maintenance services to the Bayu-Undan offshore field development, located in the Timor Sea. The Bayu-Undan offshore facilities consist of a floating storage and offloading facility and three fixed platforms, a remote wellhead platform and a compression, utilities and quarters platform (CUQ) and a drilling, production and processing platform. The latter two are located adjacent to each other and linked by an access bridge, forming the Central P... more

Amec Foster Wheeler wins Sweden refinery contract

A contract by Preem AB, the largest fuel company in Sweden, has awarded a contract for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction management (EPCm) of their Lysekil refinery’s new Vacuum Distillation Unit (VDU). The new facility will manufacture Vacuum Gas Oil hence removing the need for its import. Amec Foster Wheeler announces the award of the EPCm contract follows the successful completion of a feasibility study for the VDU by Amec Foster Wheeler in 2014 to confirm the technical viability of the project, and its subsequent Front End Engineering Design in 2015. “I am delighted that we are able to ... more