Projects

  • PROJECTS

    Total realises France’s first ship-to-containership LNG bunkering operation

    Energy company Total has announced that on 30 April 2021, the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel in operation, Gas Agility, completed the refuelling of the world’s largest containersh... more

  • PROJECTS

    Australia’s first green hydrogen and gas power plant now one step closer

    NSW is set to be home to Australia’s first dual fuel capable hydrogen/gas power plant following an $83 million funding agreement for the Tallawarra B project in the Illawarra. Deputy Premier John Barilaro ... more

  • Uaru-2

    PROJECTS

    Discovery at Uaru-2 well offshore of Guyana

    ExxonMobil has made an oil discovery at the Uaru-2 well in the Stabroek Block offshore of Guyana. Uaru-2 will add to the previously announced gross discovered recoverable resource estimate for the block, which ... more

  • Merakes Project

    PROJECTS

    Eni reports first gas from Merakes Project

    Eni has announced the start of gas production from the Merakes Project, located in the East Sepinggan block in the Makassar Strait, deep offshore of East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The Merakes Project is a deep-... more

  • Total realises France’s first ship-to-containership LNG bunkering operation
  • Australia’s first green hydrogen and gas power plant now one step closer
  • Discovery at Uaru-2 well offshore of Guyana
  • Eni reports first gas from Merakes Project

FID made on the Barossa gas project for Darwin LNG

Santos has announced that a final investment decision (FID) has been made to proceed with the US$3.6 billion Barossa 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 world and will give the company and Da... 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 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. A cr... more

Santos awards Barossa project’s 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

Strike Energy announces positive drilling results at West Erregulla

Strike Energy Limited has announced positive logging while drilling (LWD) results at its West Erregulla 4 well. Strike is preparing to run a full suite of wireline logging tools in order to confirm these initial results. An MDT tool will also be deployed in an attempt to obtain pressure and permeability data and to collect gas samples. Following this, Strike will drill ahead to the top of the primary target in the early Permian King Sandstone where it will then commence coring operations. According to Strike, as prognosed, the LWD results indicate a large bimodal gas column in thick, blocky sand units where h... more

Project to secure more gas for Victoria by 2023

Victoria will have access to additional gas from as early as 2023, after Jemena signed a Project Development Agreement with Australian Industrial Energy (AIE) to connect Australia’s first LNG import terminal to the Eastern Gas Pipeline (EGP). The agreement comes after both parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in 2020, and is a crucial – and binding – next step in plugging forecast gas shortages in Victoria which are anticipated from 2023-2024. Jemena will now invest in a capital spend program to progress development of a 12-kilometre gas pipeline to connect the EGP to t... more

MOU signing marks international confidence in Queensland hydrogen

Sumitomo Corporation has formalised its partnership with Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC), Gladstone Regional Council (GRC), CQUniversity Australia (CQU) and Australian Gas Industry Group (AGIG) to develop Australia’s first hydrogen ecosystem in Central Queensland. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlines a three-phased plan, commencing in 2021, with the key end goal by 2030 to see hydrogen exported from Gladstone to the world. Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen, Mick de Brenni, said the collaboration shows international confidence in Queensland as a global destination for investment and... more

Total realises France’s first ship-to-containership LNG bunkering operation

Energy company Total has announced that on 30 April 2021, the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel in operation, Gas Agility, completed the refuelling of the world’s largest containership powered by LNG, the CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE, with around 16,400 cubic metres (m3) of LNG. The impressive feat occurred at the Port of Dunkirk. This operation also marks Dunkerque LNG terminal’s first loading of a small-scale LNG vessel and the Terminal des Flandres’ first LNG bunkering operation with simultaneous cargo operations. The achievements required close cooperation across all partners... more

Discovery at Uaru-2 well offshore of Guyana

ExxonMobil has made an oil discovery at the Uaru-2 well in the Stabroek Block offshore of Guyana. Uaru-2 will add to the previously announced gross discovered recoverable resource estimate for the block, which is currently estimated to be approximately 9 billion oil-equivalent barrels. Drilling at Uaru-2 encountered approximately 36.7 metres of high-quality oil-bearing reservoirs including newly identified intervals below the original Uaru-1 discovery. The well was drilled in 1,725 metres of water and is located approximately 11 kilometres south of the Uaru-1 well. “The Uaru-2 discovery enhances our w... more

Eni reports first gas from Merakes Project

Eni has announced the start of gas production from the Merakes Project, located in the East Sepinggan block in the Makassar Strait, deep offshore of East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The Merakes Project is a deep-water gas field development in the Kutei Basin, with approximately 1,500 metres water depth. The development comprises five deep-water subsea wells, which will guarantee a production capacity of 450 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd), equivalent to 85,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed). The field has been connected to the Jangkrik Floating Production Unit (FPU), operated by Eni, a... more

Seadrill lands drilling contract for Bacalhau field in Brazil

Equinor Brasil Energia Ltda has, on behalf of its partners in the Bacalhau project, awarded Seadrill Management S PTE Ltd a contract for drilling on the field contingent to final investment decision (FID). The duration of the contract is four years, with planned start-up in the first quarter of 2022. The objective is to drill six wells leading up to production start in 2024. The contract also includes four options of one year each. The overall contract value includes mobilisation, upgrades and integrated services. The total contract value of US$380 million is contingent on an FID for Bacalhau made by the p... more

Satellite Cluster field comes onstream two months ahead of schedule

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and bp have announced the start of production from the Satellite Cluster gas field in block KG D6 off the east coast of India. RIL and bp have been developing three deep-water gas developments in block KG D6 – R Cluster, Satellite Cluster and MJ – which together are expected to produce around 30 million metric standard cubic metres per day (mmscmd) of natural gas by 2023, meeting up to 15 per cent of India’s gas demand. The developments will each utilise the existing hub infrastructure in the KG D6 block. RIL is the operator of the block with a 66.67 per cent part... more

Gas production commences from third stage of WND development

bp has announced gas production from Raven field, the third stage of its major West Nile Delta (WND) development off the Mediterranean coast in Egypt. The approximately $9 billion WND development includes five gas fields across the North Alexandria and West Mediterranean Deepwater offshore concession blocks in the Mediterranean Sea. bp and its partners, working with the Ministry of Petroleum, have developed the WND in three stages. Raven is the third stage of the project, following the Taurus/Libra and Giza/Fayoum projects, which started production in 2017 and 2019 respectively. It produces gas to a ... more

Neptune Energy commences final well campaign on Duva

Neptune Energy and its partners have announced that drilling has started on four production wells on the Duva field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The wells are being drilled by the Deepsea Yantai, a semi-submersible rig operated by Odfjell Drilling. All four wells were pre-drilled and cased off at a depth of 2,500 metres, prior to starting the final drilling campaign. Duva is a fast-track project being developed as a subsea installation with three oil producers and one gas producer, tied back to the Neptune-operated Gjøa semi-submersible platform. Neptune Energy’s Director of Projects and... more