Offshore Australia/NZ News


Woodside CEO Coleman to Retire in June

Apr 13, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Woodside said Tuesday its CEO Peter Coleman would retire from the company on June 3, 2021.'This follows the announcement in December 2020 of Mr. Coleman’s intention to retire from Woodside in 2021, by which time Mr…

Emperor Energy Buys Judith Field Seismic Data. Gets More Time to Find Drilling Partner

Apr 09, 2021

Australian oil and gas company  Emperor Energy has acquired from CGG a license to recently acquired 3D seismic data covering its Judith gas field located within the Vic/P47 Permit in the offshore Gippsland Basin, Victoria, Australia.According to Emperor Energy…

Australia: Santos Looking to Sell Down Stake in Dorado Offshore Oil Project

Apr 08, 2021

Australian gas producer Santos has hired Goldman Sachs to sell a 20%-30% stake in its Dorado oil project and Bedout exploration portfolio offshore western Australia, according to a sales document seen by Reuters and confirmed by the group.Dorado…

Coatings Giant Hempel Buys Wattyl Australia and New Zealand

Apr 01, 2021

Coatings manufacturer Hempel has completed the acquisition of Wattyl Australia and New Zealand, increasing its footprint in Australia and New Zealand.On 18 February 2021, Hempel A/S signed an agreement to acquire leading paint and coatings manufacturer…

Buffalo Offshore Well Advancing to Drilling, Carnarvon Says

Apr 01, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Carnarvon Petroleum has informed that  Advance Energy has, subject to shareholder approval, raised capital to acquire a 50% interest in Carnarvon's Buffalo project, in the Timor Sea, offshore East Timor, paving way for the start of drilling operations this year…

Santos Sanctions $3.6B Barossa Offshore Development in Australia

Mar 30, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Santos on Tuesday announced a final investment decision (FID) has been taken to proceed with the US$3.6 billion gas and condensate project, located offshore the Northern Territory, Australia.The Barossa development will comprise a BW Offshore supplied FPSO…

Santos, BW Offshore Sign $4,6B Barossa FPSO Deal

Mar 24, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Santos has signed a contract with FPSO supplier BW Offshore for the delivery of an FPSO for the Barossa gas field, located 300 kilometers offshore Darwin in Australia. The contract is subject to Final Investment Decision (FID) by Santos and its partners…

Beach Energy Strikes Gas in Otway Basin, Offshore Australia

Mar 23, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Beach Energy said Monday it had made a gas discovery at the Artisan-1 exploration well located offshore Victoria Otway Basin in Australia.The Artisan 1 exploration well was spudded by the Diamond Offshore Ocean Onyx rig on February 23…

Woodside, Trafigura Load First Carbon Offset Condensate Cargo at Pluto LNG

Mar 15, 2021

Australian oil and gas firm Woodside and its Pluto LNG joint venture partners have delivered their first cargo of carbon offset condensate to commodity trading company Trafigura.The cargo was loaded at Pluto LNG plant in Western Australia, which…

Australia Gets Center for Oil and Gas Infrastructure Decommissioning

Mar 11, 2021

National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) has established what it calls The Centre of Decommissioning Australia (CODA), citing 'a much-needed collaborative effort to address the challenges and maximize the opportunities of decommissioning Australia’s aging oil and gas infrastructure…

Five-Year Deal: EnerMech to Service Chevron's Oil and Gas Facilities in Australia

Mar 10, 2021

UK-based oilfield services company EnerMech has won a five-year contract with Chevron to provide a range of integrated services to the U.S oil giant's Western Australian oil and gas facilities.  The deal will see EnerMech continue to deliver pipeline services including pipe cleaning…

Santos Books Noble Jack-Up to Drill Near Dorado Field in Australia

Mar 03, 2021

Australian oil company Santos has chartered the Noble Tom Prosser jackup drilling rig to drill the Pavo-1 and Apus-1 exploration wells, offshore W. Australia, Carnarvon Petroleum, a partner in the project has informed.The company, which is working…

MMA Offshore to Assist TechnipFMC with 'Major' Subsea Installation Project in Australia

Feb 26, 2021

Australian offshore vessel operator MMA Offshore has won a contract with oilfield services company TechnipFMC to provide tug and barge support for 'a major subsea installation project in Australia.'MMA Offshore which did not share details on what project exactly it would be working on…

Solstad's PSV, AHTS Secure Australia Contracts

Feb 26, 2021

Solstad Offshore, a Norway-based offshore vessel operator, on Friday said it had won contracts for the vessels Normand Ranger and Far Seeker in Australia.The Normand Seeker, a large AHTS, has been awarded a contract in Australia with the start slated for the second quarter of 2021…

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