Projects

  • SNC-Lavalin awarded engineering design sub-contract for Scarborough floating production unit

    Engineering, procurement, and construction services company, SNC-Lavalin (SNC), has signed two sub-contracts to support the development of a floating production unit on Woodside’s proposed Scarborough gas fie... more
  • Gulf of Mexico

    BP approves expansion project in the Gulf of Mexico

    BP will go ahead with the development of the Thunder Horse South Expansion Phase 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The project will further boost output at one of the largest oil fields in the Gulf ... more
  • Construction begins on Wizard Lake Production Facilities

    Construction has commenced on ASX-listed production and exploration company, Whitebark Energy Ltd's, 30 per cent owned Wizard Lake surface facilities in Canada. The Wizard Lake development program encompasse... more
  • Jemena awards $20M construction contract for Atlas Gas Pipeline

    Energy infrastructure company, Jemena, has appointed Spiecapag Australia to construct a 60-kilometre pipeline, which forms a part of the $140 million Atlas Gas Pipeline Project, in south-west Queensland. Las... more

Prelude FLNG: Next stop Australia

Royal Dutch Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has left the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea, marking a significant milestone for the project. The facility, constructed by Technip Samsung Consortium, is being towed to North West Australia, where the next phase of the project will begin. On arrival at the Prelude offshore gas field, 475 kilometres (295 miles) north-north east of Broome, Western Australia, pre-installed mooring chains will be lifted from the seabed and secured to the facility. Once secure, the hook-up and commissioning process will begin. ... more

World’s largest semi-submersible platform arrives in Australian waters

The INPEX-led Ichthys LNG Project has seen the safe arrival of the central processing facility (CPF), the world’s largest semi-submersible platform, in the Australian waters of the Browse Basin. The massive CPF (named the Ichthys Explorer) weighing 120,000 tonnes and with topsides measuring 130 metres by 120 metres, reached her final destination, 220 kilometres off the north coast of Western Australia, where she will be located for 40 years. “The safe completion of the 5,600 kilometre tow of the Ichthys Explorer from South Korea to the Ichthys Field, located 450 kilometres north of Broome, is another s... more

Jemena engages construction partner for pipeline project

Jemena’s $800 million Northern Gas Pipeline Project (NGP) continues to progress smoothly, with a number of critical milestones being reached in recent weeks. Jemena’s Managing Director, Paul Adams, said the final length of line pipe required for the NGP has been delivered to Darwin, while Jemena is also well advanced with preparatory works as part of the construction of the NGP. Mr Adams also stated that Jemena has appointed a construction partner for the Territory, and part of the Queensland, portion of the pipeline. “Jemena has now finalised paperwork to reappoint McConnell Dowell, which means t... more

Esso Australia announces completion of Longford Gas Conditioning Plant

Esso Australia, a part of the ExxonMobil Australia group of companies, has completed its Longford Gas Conditioning Plant, which processes gas from the Kipper Tuna Turrum development. Production from the gas conditioning plant marks the completion of the AUD$5.5 billion Kipper Tuna Turrum development – the largest domestic gas project on Australia’s eastern seaboard. The development will supply 1.6 trillion cubic feet of gas to eastern Australia – enough to power a city of one million people for 35 years. “This milestone, made possible with our Australian workforce and the support of our joint ventu... more

BP approves expansion project in the Gulf of Mexico

BP will go ahead with the development of the Thunder Horse South Expansion Phase 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The project will further boost output at one of the largest oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico and marks BP’s latest major investment in the U.S. offshore region. The project is expected to add an estimated 50,000 gross barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) of production at its peak at the existing Thunder Horse platform, with first oil expected in 2021. Starlee Sykes, BP’s regional president for the Gulf of Mexico and Canada said the expansion is another example of how ... more

Construction begins on Wizard Lake Production Facilities

Construction has commenced on ASX-listed production and exploration company, Whitebark Energy Ltd's, 30 per cent owned Wizard Lake surface facilities in Canada. The Wizard Lake development program encompasses the construction of a pipeline and installation of initial production facilities on a multi-well pad and the drilling of two new Wizard Lake wells in this calendar year. Construction of the facilities - an access road and installation of pipelines - comprise the next stage of the Wizard Lake development that will bring the Rex-1 well into production and facilitate drilling of the Rex-2 and Rex-3 wells... more

Melbana terminates Cuba Block 9 agreement with AMEC

Melbana Energy Limited has advised that the Cuba Block 9 Production Sharing Contract (Block 9 PSC) farminee Anhui Modestinner Energy Co., Ltd. (AMEC), a wholly owned and guaranteed subsidiary of Anhui Guangda Mining Investment Co. Ltd. (AGMI), has not satisfied the Conditions Precedent in the Farmout Agreement within the time allocated. As a result of AMEC’s failure to satisfy the Conditions Precedent within the required timelines, Melbana has terminated the Farmout Agreement to enable it to progress discussions with other potential farminees interested in gaining exposure to the company’s portfolio of ex... more

Equinor wins seven exploration blocks offshore Argentina

Oil and gas company, Equinor, will now add seven offshore exploration blocks to its portfolio, after presenting winning bids in the 1st Offshore Licensing Round in Argentina. The bid round was arranged in Buenos Aires on 16 April. A total of 38 blocks were on offer in the licensing round, the first open bid round for Argentinean offshore acreage in more than 20 years. Equinor submitted the winning bids for five blocks as operator. The Company also participated in winning bids for one block to be operated by YPF and one block to be operated by Total. In commenting on the news, Equinor’s executive... more