Projects

  • PROJECTS

    Oceaneering wins integrated rig services contract for Gulf of Mexico development

    Oceaneering International Inc. (Oceaneering) has advised that its Subsea Robotics and Offshore Projects Group have secured an integrated rig services contract for covering the Khaleesi/Mormont and Samurai field... more

  • PROJECTS

    Neptune and partners commence Dugong appraisal drilling

    Neptune Energy (Operator) and its partners in the Dugong licence have commenced drilling on the Dugong appraisal well, located in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Dugong is located 158 kilometres west ... more

  • PROJECTS

    Qatar Petroleum awards contract for LNG storage and loading facilities

    Qatar Petroleum has awarded a significant engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to Samsung C&T Corporation for the expansion of LNG storage and loading facilities located within the Ras L... more

  • PROJECTS

    Sweet gas discovery spurs new potential in Baram Province

    PETRONAS has reported a gas discovery from the Dokong-1 wildcat exploration well in Block SK417 Production Sharing Contract (PSC), located in the shallow waters of the Baram Province, roughly 90 kilometres off ... more

  • Oceaneering wins integrated rig services contract for Gulf of Mexico development
  • Neptune and partners commence Dugong appraisal drilling
  • Qatar Petroleum awards contract for LNG storage and loading facilities
  • Sweet gas discovery spurs new potential in Baram Province

First-time gas explorer gets green light in world class Bowen and Surat Basins

A Queensland-based company has been given the green light to explore for gas on prospective land in the world-class Bowen and Surat basins. Minister for Resources, the Hon. Scott Stewart, detailed first-time explorer AusGasCo CSG Pty Ltd has been appointed preferred tenderer for two blocks, located to the east and south-east of Injune, totalling 114 square kilometres. “Not only are we are doing all we can to get more gas in the market, but we are welcoming first-time junior explorers to help bring more jobs and economic benefits to Queensland,” Minister Stewart said. “In fact, during 2020 we relea... more

bp and Qantas form strategic partnership to advance net-zero emissions

Qantas and bp have announced a strategic partnership to further advance their shared net-zero ambitions. Through the collaboration, the companies will work together on opportunities to reduce carbon emissions in the aviation sector and contribute to the development of a sustainable aviation fuel industry in Australia. The two companies have agreed to explore ways in which bp’s global capabilities, skills and knowledge can support Qantas’ industry-leading sustainability and environmental strategy. Jointly, the teams will explore opportunities and projects in areas including advanced sustainable fuels, a... more

Waitsia Stage 2 project approved subject to strict conditions

The Waitsia gas field is ranked one of the top five largest gas fields ever discovered onshore in Australia. AWE Perth Pty Ltd, under the Mitsui E&P Australia brand, is proposing to further develop the gas field through the Waitsia Stage 2 project - which has now been formally approved by Western Australia's Environment Minister, Stephen Dawson. The Waitsia Stage 2 project is proposed to involve: The construction and operation of 250 terajoule per day gas plant and related infrastructure approximately 16 kilometres east-south-east of the Dongara-Port Denison town sites; The drilling of up to six n... more

Woodside finalises arrangements to connect WA gas facilities

Woodside Burrup Pty Ltd and the North West Shelf (NWS) Project participants have finalised arrangements with the Western Australian Government enabling the supply of Pluto feed gas, via an interconnector pipeline, for processing at the NWS Project’s Karratha Gas Plant (KGP). These arrangements follow the execution of a fully termed gas processing agreement in December 2020 between Woodside Burrup and the NWS Project participants to process approximately 3 million tonnes of LNG in aggregate and approximately 24.7 petajoules of domestic gas at KGP in the processing period (2022 to 2025). Woodside has also ... more

Woodside signs hydrogen agreement with Tasmanian Government

Woodside Energy Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Tasmania that outlines the State Government’s support for the proposed H2TAS project, a renewable hydrogen production facility at Bell Bay that capitalises on the state’s advantage in green energy. In parallel with the MOU, Woodside has executed a non-binding term sheet with Tasmanian natural gas retailer, Tas Gas, to develop a framework for blending (and for the potential associated sale of) green hydrogen into the Tasmanian gas network. Woodside CEO, Peter Coleman, said the agreement highlights the Tasmanian Government’s commit... more

Origin confirms discovery in NT’s Beetaloo Sub-basin

Origin Energy has submitted a notification and initial report to the Northern Territory Government confirming the discovery of hydrocarbons at the Kyalla 117 N2-1H ST2 exploration well near Daly Waters, in the Beetaloo Sub-basin. The notification of discovery is supported by preliminary production test data and petrophysical data. It follows recent work to introduce nitrogen to lift the fluids in the well, allowing it to flow unassisted for a measurable period. Origin highlights that the initial report, based on early well flow data, is positive and shows: Unassisted gas flow rates ranging between 0.4... more

Plugging and abandonment of Ironbark-1 well now complete

Cue Energy Limited (Cue) has announced that the Ocean Apex drilling rig has completed its work scope to plug and abandon the Ironbark-1 well and departed the well location at midnight Monday 11th January 2021 (AWST). Last month Cue advised that the Ironbark-1 exploration well in WA-359-P in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore of Western Australia, had been drilled to a total depth of 5618 metres. The company detailed that the primary target interval was intersected at a depth of 5275 metres, with no significant hydrocarbon shows encountered in any of the target sands. On Tuesday 13 January 2021, Cue CEO, Matt... more

Oceaneering wins integrated rig services contract for Gulf of Mexico development

Oceaneering International Inc. (Oceaneering) has advised that its Subsea Robotics and Offshore Projects Group have secured an integrated rig services contract for covering the Khaleesi/Mormont and Samurai fields in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.  The work scope includes the provision of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) with collocated ROV tooling and technicians, remote positioning and metrology survey resources, and installation and workover control system (IWOCS) equipment and technicians. Work is scheduled to commence in early 2021 and carry into 2022. In commenting on the news, Oceane... more

Neptune and partners commence Dugong appraisal drilling

Neptune Energy (Operator) and its partners in the Dugong licence have commenced drilling on the Dugong appraisal well, located in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Dugong is located 158 kilometres west of Florø, Norway, at a water depth of 330 metres, and is close to the existing production facilities of the Snorre field. The reservoir lies at a depth of 3,250 - 3,400 metres. The well is being drilled by the Deepsea Yantai, a new semi-submersible rig owned by CIMC and operated by Odfjell Drilling. The Dugong discovery in Production Licence 882 was one of the largest discoveries on the Norwegian Co... more

Qatar Petroleum awards contract for LNG storage and loading facilities

Qatar Petroleum has awarded a significant engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to Samsung C&T Corporation for the expansion of LNG storage and loading facilities located within the Ras Laffan Industrial City as part of its North Field East (NFE) project. The contract was signed on Monday by His Excellency Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs and President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, and Oh Se-chul, President and CEO of Samsung C&T during a ceremony at Qatar Petroleum Headquarters. The contract, valued at more than $2 billion (including options), was aw... more

Sweet gas discovery spurs new potential in Baram Province

PETRONAS has reported a gas discovery from the Dokong-1 wildcat exploration well in Block SK417 Production Sharing Contract (PSC), located in the shallow waters of the Baram Province, roughly 90 kilometres off the coast of Sarawak, offshore Malaysia. PTTEP HK Offshore Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited, is the operator for Block SK417 PSC with 80 per cent participating interest while PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of PETRONAS holds the remaining 20 per cent. The PSC was signed in March 2018 as a result from the Malaysia Bid Round 2017. The D... more

Neptune Energy announces start-up of Gjøa P1 development

Neptune Energy (Operator) and its partners Wintershall Dea, Petoro and OKEA have announced that production has started from the Gjøa P1 development. The Gjøa field, located in the northern part of the North Sea, 50 kilometres northeast of the Troll field, was discovered in 1989. Plans for development and operation (PDO) were approved by Norwegian authorities in 2007. The field is developed with five subsea templates tied to the Gjøa Semi-Submersible production facility for processing and export. Production commenced in 2010. Oil is exported by pipeline to Mongstad and gas by pipeline to St. Fergus in t... more

Equinor and partners prepare for shutdown of the Veslefrikk field

After more than 30 years on stream and over 400 million barrels of oil equivalent, Equinor has advised that the Veslefrikk partnership is now planning for shutdown of the field in the spring of 2022. The plugging of wells has already commenced. The field was discovered in 1981, and when it came on stream in 1989, Veslefrikk’s development concept, as a first on the Norwegian continental shelf, comprised a floating production unit. The partnership has invested some NOK 20 billion in Veslefrikk, and the field’s productive life has been extended several times. When the plan for development and production (... more

Methanol factory at Tjeldbergodden restarts production

Equinor has confirmed that the methanol plant at Tjeldbergodden is now back in production following its decommissioning due to a fire that occurred in December 2020. The company advised that safe start-up preparations have gone according to plan and the facility is now supplying methanol to the market. The fire broke out in the compressor building in the methanol factory area at Tjeldbergodden. The air gas factory and methanol plant were shut down as a result of this incident. No personal injuries occurred in the fire. Lena Skogly, plant manager at Tjeldbergodden, said that their number one priority has... more