Projects

  • ADNOC

    PROJECTS

    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

    PROJECTS

    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

    PROJECTS

    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

    PROJECTS

    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

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

Hydrogen Park South Australia to expand its reach and blend

Australian Gas Networks (AGN) – part of the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) – has marked a year of operations at Hydrogen Park South Australia (HyP SA) by expanding the delivery of renewable hydrogen to thousands of additional customers. Since May 2021, HyP SA has supplied up to 5 per cent blended renewable gas to more than 700 homes in the Adelaide suburb of Mitchell Park, recipients of Australia’s first renewable blended gas. AGIG Chief Executive Officer Craig de Laine said the operations at the site have paved the way for HyP SA to deliver renewable gas to thousands of additional custom... more

Drilling of Sasanof-1 well commences in Australia’s North West Shelf

Sasanof-1, the first exploration well to be drilled in Western Gas’ extensive exploration portfolio surrounding the Equus Gas Project, has been spudded by AGR’s Well Management Division. The Sasanof Prospect covers an area of up to 400 km2 in Australia’s Carnarvon Basin. The semi-submersible Valaris MS-1 rig arrived at the deep water well location last week and spud the well in the Carnarvon Basin, approximately 207 km off North West of Onslow. A recent report on the contribution of high impact wells released by IHS Markit (part of S&P Global) earlier this year, cited the Sasanof Prospect as... more

Shell sanctions Crux gas project in WA’s Bonaparte Basin

Shell Australia Pty Ltd and its joint venture partner, SGH Energy, have taken a final investment decision to approve the development of the Crux natural gas field, off the coast of Western Australia. Crux will provide further supplies of natural gas to the existing Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility. Wael Sawan, Integrated Gas, Renewables and Energy Solutions Director at Shell said the project forms an important part of the company’s integrated gas portfolio. “Natural gas from Crux will play a key role in helping Asian customers move from coal to gas as a cleaner-burning fuel. The p... more

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 discovery from a new deeper reservoir indicates between 1 – 1.5 trillion standard cubic feet (TSCF) of raw gas in place, almost doubling the discovered field volume. This significant find builds on the initial finding in February 2022 from a shallower target, taking the total amount of gas in place from this single well to 2.5 - 3.5 TSCF. A consortium, led by Eni and PTT Exploration and Production Publi... more

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 Ikike platform is tied back to the existing Amenam offshore facilities through a 14-kilometre multiphase pipeline. It will deliver peak production of 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day by the end of 2022. The Ikike project leverages existing facilities to keep costs low, and is designed to minimise greenhouse gas emissions: estimated at less than 4kg CO2e/boe, they will contribute to reducing the... more

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. Jackdaw will comprise a wellhead platform that is not permanently attended, along with subsea infrastructure which will tie back to Shell’s existing Shearwater gas hub. The project is expected to come online in the mid-2020s, and at peak production rates, could represent over 6 per cent of projected UK North Sea gas production in the middle of this decade, with operational emissions of less than 1... more

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. In parallel, studies for the downstream liquefaction facilities are progressing in line with the overall project schedule, and the objective is to launch the integrated FEED in the fourth quarter of 2022. The project is targeting a final investment decision (FID) around the end of 2023, and a start-up at the end of 2027. Julien Pouget, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific for Exploration & Productio... more

Equinor restarts Peregrino field production in Brazil

Production in the Peregrino field in Brazil resumed on 16 July, and Equinor is now aiming to ramp up production and reduce emissions intensity. Peregrino production was suspended in April 2020. Since then, Equinor has executed a major programme of maintenance, upgrades and repairs on the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel and has installed a new platform. Together, these investments have allowed production to safely restart, to increase the overall capacity of the field and to improve the carbon emissions intensity. “Our top priority is the safety of our people and our operations... more

Construction starts on Taiwan’s largest LNG storage tanks

Taiwan’s largest LNG storage tanks project has broken ground with the commencement of the construction of the CPC Taichung Phase III LNG import terminal in Taichung. To meet increasing demand for natural gas and to enhance the stability of natural gas supplies in Taiwan, CPC is expanding its facility to include two full containment tanks and associated regasification facilities. CPC is leading the way for Taiwan in meeting the country’s clean energy aspirations by rapidly expanding the country’s LNG import terminals to support the move from coal to natural gas as their primary transitional source of ... more

Equinor’s Hywind Tampen wind turbine installation delayed

The seven first turbines at Equinor's 88 MW floating wind power project, the Hywind Tampen, will come on stream this year as planned. The final four will be installed next spring. Supply chain bottlenecks, most notably related to the global market for steel, has delayed delivery of the final four tower sections for the wind turbines until September 2022. This will be too late in relation to the installation weather window for the year, postponing installation of the remaining four turbines until next year. “Seven turbines have been assembled and four are now installed on the field. The plan is to start ... more