Offshore Australia/NZ News


Premium for Van Gogh Crude Falls as VLSFO Market Weakens

Feb 26, 2020

Australia's Santos Ltd has sold a 175,000-barrel cargo of Van Gogh crude loading March 29-April 2 to trading house Vitol at a premium of $15-$16 a barrel to dated Brent, well below the last traded level, three sources familiar with the deal said on Thursday…

Woodside, BHP Align Scarborough Gas Field Interests

Feb 26, 2020

Australian companies Woodside and BHP have agreed to align their participating interests across the WA-1-R (Scarborough) and WA-62-R (North Scarborough) titles containing the undeveloped Scarborough gas field.The alignment will result in Woodside holding a 73…

Equinor Dumps Great Australian Bight Oil Drilling

Feb 24, 2020

Norwegian company Equinor has become the third major fossil fuel producer to abandon plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, after years of work. Previously, BP and Chevron canceled their drilling plans in the area, in 2016, and 2017 respectively…

Triangle Energy Shuts Cliff Head Alpha Output Citing Electrical Fault

Feb 24, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Triangle Energy has shut production from its shallow-water Cliff Head Alpha oil platform citing an electrical fault.Triangle Energy said Monday production at the platform located approximately 14 kilometers offshore in the Perth Basin…

Cooper Eyeing Annie Gas Find Start-Up in 2022

Feb 24, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Cooper Energy might bring its Annie gas discovery online in 2022.Cooper, in cooperation with Mitsui E&P, made the discovery at the Annie-1 well, located 9 kilometers offshore Victoria, Australia, in September 2019…

Cooper's Sole Offshore Gas Field to Go Online by February End

Feb 18, 2020

Australia's Cooper Energy has said that the production of gas from its Sole gas project is set to begin later in February, with full production aimed for March.The company said Tuesday the Sole Gas Project had passed a critical milestone with…

Where Next for Exploration in Asia Pacific?

Feb 18, 2020

The drill bit still plays a key role across the region, with exploration increasingly the domain of national oil companiesReports of the death of exploration have been greatly exaggerated. Since the 2014 oil price downturn, the industry has re-imagined exploration…

Woodside Pushes Back Browse FID Again

Feb 14, 2020

Australian oil and gas giant Woodside has delayed the long-expected Final Investment Decision for the massive Browse gas development off W. Australia again. The offshore area comprising the Brecknock, Calliance, and Torosa fields - the Browse resource - sits in the offshore Browse Basin…

Australia: PGS' North Carnarvon Basin Data In

Feb 14, 2020

Norwegian seismic player has made available final data of its PGS Mawson MultiClient 3D seismic survey covering the prospective North Carnarvon Basin of Australia.'The Mawson 3D survey applied a modern, triple-source GeoStreamer 3D survey design…

Woodside: Weak LNG Prices, Coronavirus Slowing Projects

Feb 13, 2020

Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd warned on Thursday the coronavirus outbreak is hampering its efforts to seal gas deals and sell stakes in a key growth project, as it reported a 25% drop in annual underlying profit. The profit fall was in…

Carnarvon: New Dorado Survey Data In

Feb 12, 2020

Australian oil company Carnarvon Petroleum has received preliminary results of the 2019 Keraudren 3D seismic survey carried out over the acreage containing the giant Dorado oil discovery in the Bedout Basin offshore W. Australia.Carnarvon is a partner in the field…

Opportunities Abound in Asia Pac

Feb 11, 2020

Decommissioning in Southeast Asia and Australia offers a US$100 billion opportunity out to 2040 with a million tonnes of steel to be removed and thousands of wells to be sealed, a business breakfast in Aberdeen was told this morning.Blair Miller…

Cooper Energy Sells More Casino Henry Gas to O-I

Feb 10, 2020

ASX-listed Cooper Energy has signed a new gas supply agreement with O-I, an industrial gas user and Australia’s largest manufacturer of glass container products.The gas is to be supplied from Cooper's equity share of production from its Casino Henry operations offshore Victoria…

Prelude FLNG Shut Down

Feb 05, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday it has temporarily suspended production at its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility off northwest Australia following an electrical trip on Feb. 2.Work is underway to restore full operations…

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