Offshore Australia/NZ News


Fugro Charters CSV Southern Ocean for Work in Australia

Aug 14, 2020

Dutch offshore geotechnical services company Fugro has chartered the construction support vessel Southern Ocean for work offshore Australia.CSV Southern Ocean is jointly owned by Bourbon and Oceanteam. Works under the contract with Fugro are scheduled to start in Q4 2020…

Woodside Says It's on the Lookout for Acquisitions

Aug 12, 2020

Australia's Woodside Petroleum is looking for acquisitions, ideally close to its existing assets or offering it control over assets that are already producing or close to producing, its boss said on Thursday.'We're clearly scanning the landscape very closely looking for opportunities…

Solstad Nabs More Work for Offshore Vessel Trio in Australia

Aug 11, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has secured more work for three of its offshore vessels in Australia, following a recently announced deal with BP.As previously reported, Solstad offshore earlier in August said BP would use two…

DOF Subsea Wins 'Key Award' with Chevron in Australia

Aug 07, 2020

Oslo-listed subsea services and vessels company DOF Subsea has been awarded an IMR Services contract with Chevron in Australia. It has also won a moorings replacement deal in Southeast Asia.DOF Subsea will support Chevron's North-West Shelf and near-shore subsea assets in Australia with DP Vessels…

Inpex Books $1.3B Writedown on Australian LNG assets, Omitting Ichthys

Aug 06, 2020

Japan's biggest oil and gas company, Inpex Corp, booked charges of 140 billion yen ($1.33 billion) on its liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in Australia, it said on Thursday, due to a slump in prices caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The…

Fugro Orders Two SEA-KIT USVs

Aug 04, 2020

Dutch offshore surveying services provider Fugro has ordered two 12-meter SEA-KIT X class uncrewed surface vessels (USVs), with one bound for their Asia-Pacific region and the other for North Sea operations.Ivar de Josselin de Jong, Director Remote Inspection at Fugro…

BP Charters Solstad Offshore Vessel Trio for Ironbark Drilling Support

Aug 03, 2020

BP has chartered Solstad Offshore's three offshore support vessels to support its Ironbark drilling campaign in Australia.Norway's based offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore said Monday that BP had awarded contracts for two anchor handling tug and supply vessels Normand Saracen and Far Senator…

Santos' 2Q Revenue Drops. Output at Record Levels

Jul 23, 2020

Australia's Santos Ltd reported an 18% drop in second-quarter revenue on Thursday due to lower realised prices for its oil and gas, but said production from its core assets was expected to remain steady in the near term.The country's second…

Chevron Inspecting Heat Exchangers at Gorgon After Maintenance

Jul 22, 2020

Chevron Corp is inspecting propane heat exchangers on train 2 at its Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Australia, the company said on Wednesday, following maintenance that was due to be completed by July 11.The inspections are delaying the restart of the train…

Santos Flags $560 Mln Impairment Charge on Virus-led Oil Slump

Jul 20, 2020

Australia's Santos said on Tuesday it will book non-cash impairments of up to $560 million after tax, joining a number of global energy majors forced to write down assets after a coronavirus-induced slump in oil prices.The country's second-largest…

BP Cleared to Drill at Ironbark

Jul 17, 2020

Oil major BP has received regulatory approval for the planned drilling of the Ironbark prospect at the WA-359-P permit offshore Western Australia.BP is acting as the operator of the project - estimated to contain 15tcf of prospective recoverable…

Woodside's Revenue Slumps More than Expected

Jul 15, 2020

Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd reported a worse-than-feared 29% drop in quarterly revenue, hit by weak spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices, but said it still expected to book a net profit in the first half.The hit came due to the double…

Woodside Expects $4.37B Loss after Asset Write-down

Jul 14, 2020

Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd plans to book impairments of $4.37 billion after tax, joining global energy majors that have slashed the value of their assets after a coronavirus-induced slump in oil and gas prices.The bulk of the impairment - $3…

Beach Energy, Bridgeport Energy Get Offshore Exploration Blocks in Victoria, Australia

Jul 13, 2020

Beach Energy and Bridgeport Energy have been awarded permits to explore for gas in Victoria, Australia, state waters near Portland and Port Campbell.'As Victorians turn up their gas heaters during the winter chill, the search for new gas off…

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