Offshore Australia/NZ News


New Kupe Compressor to 'Allow Us to Suck Harder on the Straw,' NZOG CEO Says

Oct 15, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Beach Energy has completed work on the Kupe compression project in New Zealand, which will allow for the gas plant, which had seen declining production in recent years, to produce at full rate from the Kupe offshore gas field…

Bounty Farms Into Coastal's Cerberus Project, Off W. Australia. Drilling Planned for 2022

Oct 15, 2021

Australian oil and gas firm Bounty Oil and Gas has agreed to farm into four oil-prone offshore licenses in Western Australia, owned by Coastal Oil and Gas.Bounty will acquire a 25% stake in licenses EP  475, EP 490, EP 491 and TP 27 (collectively…

BP to Buy All Oil Produced from Cliff Head Offshore Field (Australia)

Oct 14, 2021

BP Singapore has agreed to offtake crude oil produced from the Cliff Head oil field, offshore W. Australia.BP has signed a binding deal to buy the oil from the offshore oil field with the Cliff Head Joint Venture consisting of Triangle Energy and Pilot Energy…

Beach Energy Hires Wood for Trefoil Development FEED (Australia)

Oct 13, 2021

Wood, a UK-based provider of consultancy and engineering services to the international offshore energy industry, has secured two Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) contracts to support Beach Energy’s Trefoil field development opportunity in the Bass Basin…

Woodside Extends Worley's Service Agreement for W. Australia Gas Plants

Oct 05, 2021

Australian oil and gas firm Woodside has awarded an extension to a non-binding frame agreement with engineering firm Worley to continue supporting the Karratha Gas Plant and Pluto LNG assets in Western Australia.Pluto LNG processes gas from…

Australia Sets Aside $180M for Carbon Capture Projects

Sep 30, 2021

The Australian government on Thursday committed to provide A$250 million ($180 million) in grants to support the development of carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS) projects, part of a broader technology push to help cut carbon emissions…

Jadestone Energy's Montara H6 Offshore Well Starts Production

Sep 28, 2021

Oil and gas company Jadestone Energy has tied the Montara H6 development well off Australia into the field facilities and the well has started production.Jadestone is the 100% owner and operator of the Montara field, located in Production Licences AC/L7 and AC/L8 in the Timor Sea…

BW Offshore's Barossa FPSO JV Gets Regulatory Approval

Sep 24, 2021

FPSO supplier BW Offshore has received regulatory approvals for the Joint Venture Partnership consisting of BW Offshore Limited, ICMK Offshore Investment Pte Ltd, and Macquarie Bank Limited for the Barossa FPSO project.As previously informed…

Shearwater GeoServices in Bass Strait 3D Seismic Survey

Sep 22, 2021

Seismic survey company Shearwater GeoServices has secured a 3D seismic exploration survey contract with Beach Energy in Australia.Using the Geo Coral seismic vessel, Shearwater will conduct the Prion 3D seismic survey starting in late October…

BW Offshore In Barossa FPSO Equity JV Partnership

Sep 10, 2021

FPSO leasing firm BW Offshore on Friday announced a partnership with international global infrastructure investors for the equity financing of the FPSO for Santos' Barossa gas field offshore Australia.Earlier this year Santos and BW Offshore…

Sembcorp Marine Wins Dorado FPSO FEED Deal with Altera

Sep 10, 2021

Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine has secured an exclusive contract from floating production firm Altera Infrastructure, to carry out the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) work for an FPSO to be built for Santos' Dorado oil and project offshore Australia…

Santos, Oil Search Agree to Merge Despite PNG Scrutiny

Sep 10, 2021

Santos sealed an agreement to buy Oil Search to create a global top 20 oil and gas company, the companies said on Friday, even as the Papua New Guinea government raised concerns that a takeover could harm national interests.The deal will make…

Asia Eyes Australia Blueprint as $100B Oil and Gas Decommissioning Bill Looms

Sep 08, 2021

Australia has passed legislation that could set a precedent for who pays to clean up the fossil fuel industry in Asia, making former owners of oil and gas fields responsible for the costs of dismantling facilities if later owners fail.The new…

Australia: Western Gas Finds Drilling Partner for Sasanof-1 Offshore Well

Sep 07, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas, the operator of the offshore Exploration Permit WA-519-P in W. Australia, has found a partner to fund part of the drilling costs for the Sasanof-1 offshore exploration well.The partner is the ASX-listed Global Oil and Gas Limited…

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