Offshore Australia/NZ News


Cooper Awarded Otway Basin Exploration Permit

Sep 17, 2019

Cooper Energy said it has been awarded the offshore exploration permit VIC/P76 located in the Otway Basin, offshore Victoria.VIC/P76 comprises an area of 162 square kilometers in water depths ranging from 60 meters to 70 meters. Commercial gas discoveries surround the permit…

SeaBird Tallies Australasia Survey

Sep 11, 2019

Marine seismic surveyor SeaBird Exploration said it has been awarded a contact to acquire 2D seismic data in the Australasia region. The survey is due to commence during the fourth quarter of 2019 and is estimated to run for approximately three to four months plus mobilization…

Woodside Looks to Sell Gas Assets

Sep 10, 2019

Australian oil and gas producer Woodside is seeking to reduce its stakes in the Scarborough gas field at home and in Canada's Kitimat liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to cut its capital exposure, its chief executive told Reuters on Tuesday…

Xodus Hires Rivers

Sep 10, 2019

Energy consultancy Xodus Group said it has appointed Stephen Rivers as Subsea & Pipelines Manager for Asia-Pacific as the company targets strategic growth and new projects in the region. He will be based in in Perth, Australia.Rivers’ previous…

Cooper Finds Gas in Annie-1

Sep 06, 2019

Cooper Energy announced on Friday that it has found new gas in the Annie-1 exploration well in the Otway Basin offshore Victoria, marking the first new offshore discovery in the basin in 11 years.Annie-1, located in VIC/P44 approximately 9 kilometers offshore Victoria in a water depth of 58 meters…

Carnarvon Says Dorado-3 Confirms Reserves

Sep 03, 2019

Oil and gas explorer Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd said on Wednesday that drilling results from the Dorado-3 appraisal well in Western Australia confirmed oil and gas reserves.The wireline logging well has successfully confirmed a hydrocarbon bearing reservoir within the Caley…

Woodside Resumes Vincent Exports

Sep 03, 2019

Woodside Petroleum has offered the first Vincent crude cargo for export since production resumed at the $1.9 billion Greater Enfield project off western Australia, two trade sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.Output at the Vincent field…

A Piece of the Puzzle

Sep 03, 2019

As technological advancements continue, subsea processing equipment such as gas compression – now moving beyond Norwegian waters for the first time – may prove to be an increasingly important piece of the offshore production puzzle.“The overall subsea landscape is changing radically…

Bayu Undan Gas Contracts Updated

Sep 02, 2019

Liquefied natural gas producer ConocoPhillips announced new production sharing contracts with East Timor for the ageing Bayu Undan gas field on Saturday, following the implementation of a new maritime border with Australia.The gas condensate deposit in the Timor Sea…

Woodside Starts Production at Greater Enfield Project

Aug 25, 2019

Oil and gas explorer Woodside Petroleum said it started producing oil from the $1.9 billion Greater Enfield project off western Australia on Sunday.Reuters reported last month that commissioning activities at the field had started.Production…

Kennare Joins Xodus Group

Aug 21, 2019

Energy consultancy Xodus Group has appointed a new field development director for Asia-Pacific (APAC) as the company targets strategic growth and new projects in the region.David Kennare joins Xodus from Peritus Group where he was managing director for the company’s operations in Houston…

Woodside H1 Profit Slumps

Aug 15, 2019

Woodside Petroleum flagged a challenging near-term outlook on Thursday as it grapples to win over its partners to back $34 billion worth of new oil and gas projects amid a souring global environment.Australia's biggest independent oil and gas…

Flowserve Inks Deal for Prelude FLNG

Aug 12, 2019

Flowserve Corporation (FLS), a provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has entered into a five-year contract with Shell Australia to provide general maintenance services for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquified Natural Gas (FLNG) facility…

McDermott, BHGE Score Ichthys Contracts

Jul 30, 2019

McDermott International and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), announced on Tuesday that the companies have been awarded contracts to provide a joint subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and subsea production systems (SPS) solution…

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