Projects

  • BHP approves Atlantis Phase 3 project

    The BHP Board has approved BHP’s US$696 million (roughly 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 Me... more
  • Rig contract secured for Ironbark prospect

    Diamond Drilling’s Ocean Apex semisubmersible drilling rig has been contracted by acting operator BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd (BP) on behalf of Cue Exploration Pty Ltd (Cue) for the drilling of the Iron... more
  • Queensland Government awards licence to open the way for gas flow

    Queensland’s first ‘domestic-only’ gas supply has moved a step closer today, thanks to the State Government awarding a licence to start construction on a gas processing plant near Wandoan on the Western D... 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 o... more

Woodside awards four contracts for Scarborough project

Woodside Energy has awarded four front-end engineering design (FEED) contracts for the proposed Scarborough Project. The Scarborough gas resource is positioned in the Carnarvon Basin, approximately 375 kilometres west-northwest of the Burrup Peninsula in Western Australia and is estimated to contain 7.3 trillion cubic feet of dry gas. The proposed project involves the development of the Scarborough resource with 12 subsea, high-rate gas wells tied to a semi-submersible floating production unit (moored in 900 metres of water close to the Scarborough field). Gas would travel through a roughly 430-kilometre p... more

Chevron awards contract for Gorgon Stage Two

Offshore marine services company, Maersk Supply Service, has been awarded a contract with Chevron Australia, which will see two of its newbuild anchor handling tug supply vessels support the Gorgon Stage Two drilling programme. Located on Barrow Island, approximately 50 kilometres northwest of Western Australia, the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project is one of the world's largest natural gas projects and has the capacity to produce 20,000 barrels of condensate per day. The Second Stage of the project aims to upgrade Gorgon's existing subsea petroleum facilities, in addition to increasing wells and subsea inf... more

Surat Basin gas project to boost domestic supply

The Queensland Government has officially approved a new project in the Surat Basin which will see more gas made available for the domestic market. Last month Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, the Hon. Dr Anthony Lynham announced that a joint venture between Santos and Shell had won the right to explore for gas in the Surat Basin which will exclusively be set aside for domestic use. After strict environmental, financial and land access requirements were in order, the Department today granted the joint venture the Authority to Prospect. “The ATP will allow the Santos and Shell joint ve... more

Construction on Northern Gas Pipeline complete

A ceremony was held at Jemena’s Phillip Creek Compressor Station on Friday to mark the end of construction on the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP). The $800 million, 622-kilometre pipeline (built, owned and operated by Jemena) runs from Tennant Creek to Mount Isa, linking to the Amadeus Gas Pipeline and Carpentaria Pipeline. Construction of the NGP saw the creation of more than 1,100 hundred jobs in total and witnessed Territory contractors share in $52 million worth of investment. Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Ken Vowles said the completion of the NGP’s construction shows Territory worke... more

BHP approves Atlantis Phase 3 project

The BHP Board has approved BHP’s US$696 million (roughly 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 Preside... 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

Po Valley announces maiden gas reserves for Selva Malvezzi field

Australian emerging oil and gas exploration and development company, Po Valley Energy Limited, has announced maiden gas reserves for its majority-owned onshore Selva Malvezzi field in northern Italy. The maiden gross 2P reserves for Selva were prepared by independent geophysical services consultancy, CGG, from previously reported gross contingent resources but also included results from new drilling on the field early last year (Podere Maiar 1 well). The milestone estimate announced was 8.38 billion cubic feet (bcf) of net 2P reserves and represents the company’s first reserves for this gas field. In ... more

Otto’s achieves significant Gulf Coast discovery

Oil and gas exploration and production company, Otto Energy Limited has announced that the exploration well, Green #1, testing the Lightning prospect in Matagorda County Texas, has reached a final total depth of 4638 metres (15216 ft). On 4 December 2018, Otto announced pre-drill prospective resource estimates for the Lightning prospect, which assumed a P50 net hydrocarbon bearing reservoir thickness of 9 metres with a P10 net hydrocarbon bearing reservoir thickness of 22 metres. Today the company confirmed that petrophysical evaluation of the logging data indicates the presence of a total net hydrocarbon... more