Offshore Australia/NZ News


Jadestone Buys Operating Stake in Maari

Nov 18, 2019

Independent oil and gas producer Jadestone Energy announced it has entered a deal with OMV to acquire its 69% operational stake in the shallow water Maari project offshore New Zealand for $50 million.The Maari Project is a mid-life producing asset located in permit PMP 38160…

Expro Wins Ichthys LNG Extension

Nov 18, 2019

Oilfield services company Expro reports it has secured a contract extension to supply well test and subsea services for INPEX-operated, Ichthys LNG.The contract will see Expro continue to supply a high rate 175 MMscf/day well testing package…

Digital Technologies Driving Reserves Numbers Up

Nov 15, 2019

Operators have traditionally grown their resources and reserves through acquisition, exploration and producing more from an already-discovered field. Now, digital technologies are helping operators increase reserves.Wood Mackenzie research director…

Neodrill Enters Australian Market

Nov 13, 2019

Pre-rig technology company Neodrill announced it is bringing its CAN (Conductor Anchor Node) technology to Australia and New Zealand. To support this new phase of growth, the role of business development manager for the region has been created…

Woodside to Build Interconnector Pipeline

Nov 11, 2019

Woodside Petroleum Ltd, Australia's top independent gas producer, said on Monday it would invest in a pipeline for the Pluto-North West Shelf (NWS) Interconnector, enabling the optimization of gas processing from its offshore fields.The Interconnector…

Australia Extends Review of Equinor Drilling Plan

Nov 11, 2019

Australia's offshore safety watchdog has asked Equinor ASA to modify its drilling plan before it can win approval to explore for oil and gas off South Australia, the regulator said on Monday.Green groups want the regulator to bar Equinor from drilling in the Bight…

Woodside Lifts Scarborough Dry Gas Estimate

Nov 08, 2019

Woodside Petroleum on Friday raised its estimate for dry gas reserves at its Scarborough project, increasing hopes the development will help drive the company's growth in the next decade.Woodside said it now put the estimated gross contingent…

MODEC Wins Barossa FPSO Contract

Oct 30, 2019

Partners in the Barossa project have taken another step toward a final investment decision (FID) with the awarding of the contract for the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility to MODEC International Inc., project partner Santos announced on Tuesday…

Polarcus Awarded XArray Project In Australia

Oct 24, 2019

Offshore geophysical company Polarcus said it has revived an award for an XArray marine seismic acquisition project in Australia with an approximate duration of one month.The project will commence in the first quarter of 2020, immediately following…

'Serious Injury' on Offshore Drilling Rig

Oct 21, 2019

An Australian offshore energy regulatory body has issued a prohibition notice to Diamond Offshore following a serious injury to a worker on board one of its mobile offshore drilling units operating in the Bass Strait last month.The National…

TechnipFMC Wins EPCI Contract from Woodside

Oct 18, 2019

TechnipFMC announced on Friday it has been awarded an integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract by Woodside for the development of the Pyxis and Xena fields, located offshore North West Australia.The contract…

Woodside Makes FID for Pyxis Hub Project

Oct 18, 2019

Woodside said it has made a final investment decision (FID) for the Pyxis Hub project offshore North West Australia.The Australian energy company revealed in its third quarter earnings report that the FID was taken for the project in August 2019…

Polarcus Announces XArray Project in Australia

Oct 17, 2019

Polarcus said it has secured high industry prefunding for a multi-client project in Australia with an approximate duration of one month.The project will commence in the first quarter of 2020 immediately following completion of another XArray project in the region…

Santos Posts Record High Output

Oct 17, 2019

Australia's number two independent gas producer Santos Ltd on Thursday said third-quarter production and sales volumes peaked to record levels, benefiting from higher output from its Western Australia assets.Revenue of $1.03 billion was the second highest quarterly sales on record…

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