Offshore Australia/NZ News

Shell Australia Names New Chair

Mar 30, 2023

Cecile Wake will succeed Tony Nunan as Chair of Shell Australia effective May 22, 2023, Shell Australia said Thursday. Nunan, who led the Australian business for the past three years, will take up the newly created role of Chief of Staff and Corporate Relations…

Australia Passes Tougher Emissions Reduction Law that Hits Gas Investments

Mar 30, 2023

New rules that cap total Australian greenhouse gas emissions and curb some new gas and coal investments in the country will come into effect on 1 July after parliament passed an upgraded emissions reduction plan on Thursday.The 'Safeguard Mechanism'…

New Consortium Pursues Floating Offshore Wind Development in Australia

Mar 22, 2023

Offshore installation firm Subsea 7, Australian company Spark Renewables, and international floating wind farm developer Simply Blue Group have created a consortium to pursue floating offshore wind development offshore New South Wales (NSW)…

Australia: ConocoPhillips Becomes Operator of VIC/P79 Offshore Block. Drilling to Start in 2024/2025

Mar 16, 2023

ASX-listed oil and gas company 3D Oil has completed the farmout of 80% interest and operatorship of VIC/P79 offshore block in Australia to ConocoPhillips, after the approval of the transfer of title documentation by the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Authority ('NOPTA')…

Activist Investors Seek Action Against Santos' Growth Plans, Management Pay

Mar 09, 2023

Activist shareholders opposed Australian oil and gas explorer Santos' growth strategy on Thursday, saying executive incentives are driving up investments in upstream growth projects, potentially raising carbon emissions and reducing shareholder value…

Alex Doering Promoted to CFO at Carnarvon Energy

Mar 03, 2023

The Australian oil company Carnarvon Energy has named Alex Doering its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective June 1, 2023.Doering is the current Financial Controller at Carnarvon and Joint Company Secretary, and has been with the company…

Severe Weather Delays Jadestone Energy's Montara Field Restart Plans

Feb 28, 2023

Asia Pacific-focused oil and gas company Jadestone said Monday it wouldn't meet its previously planned end-of-month production restart from the Montara field, off western Australia, as bad weather was hampering topside maintenance work on the Montara Venture FPSO…

Woodside Hikes Dividend after Record Profit, Shares up

Feb 27, 2023

Woodside Energy lifted its final dividend on Monday after reporting a more than tripling of profit on a beefed-up oil and gas portfolio following its merger with BHP's petroleum arm and surging oil and gas prices, sending its shares over 2% higher…

Australia Steps Up Its Renewable Energy Game with Proposed Offshore Wind Zone

Feb 24, 2023

The federal government of Australia has opened a consultation on a new offshore wind zone in the Pacific Ocean off the Hunter, a region of New South Wales, Australia.The government said that the proposed offshore wind area, which sits alongside the Hunter…

Taiwan's CPC to Acquire Stake in Australia's Dorado Oil Field via Deal with Carnarvon Energy

Feb 22, 2023

The Australian offshore oil and gas company Carnarvon Energy said Wednesday that it would sell a 10% interest in each of its Bedout Basin offshore blocks, including in the Dorado offshore oil field, off Western Australia, to a subsidiary of Taiwan’s national oil and gas company…

Australia: Court Quashes Ex-PM's Decision to Block Offshore Gas Project

Feb 16, 2023

An Australian court on Tuesday overturned a controversial decision by the previous prime minister to block a gas exploration project off the country's east coast, opening the door for the project to be reconsidered.The Federal Court quashed…

Australian Regulator Accepts Santos' Offshore Project Proposal for Dorado

Feb 14, 2023

The Australian offshore oil and gas safety regulator NOPSEMA has accepted Santos' Offshore Project Proposal (OPP) relating to the Dorado project, one of the largest ever oil discoveries in Australia’s North Western Shelf.'Acceptance of the OPP…

Output to Ramp Up at Santos' John Brookes Offshore Platform after Outage

Feb 09, 2023

Australia's Santos Ltd said on Thursday that gas production from its John Brookes platform in Western Australia has resumed, following an over two-month long outage, with operations expected to ramp up to full rates in the coming days.Around late November last year…

Jadestone Energy Targets End of Month Production Restart for Montara Venture FPSO

Feb 08, 2023

Jadestone Energy, an Asia Pacific-focused oil and gas company, has taken a step toward restarting production from its Montara Project offshore Australia.The company shut down production from the Montara Venture FPSO last year, first, to allow…

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