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Woodside Sells 15.1% Scarborough Stake to JERA for $1.4B

Feb 23, 2024

Australia's Woodside Energy has entered agreement with Japan’s largest power generation company JERA for the sale of 15.1% non-operating participating interest in the Scarborough gas field development project offshore Australia.The total consideration…

Finder Energy Granted License Extension Offshore Western Australia

Feb 20, 2024

Australian oil and gas company Finder Energy has secured a license extension for its WA-547-P development, located in the prolific Dorado play trend in the Northern Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia.Finder Energy has been granted a…

UTEC Puts Upgraded AUV on Try-Outs Offshore Australia

Feb 20, 2024

UTEC, a geo-services brand in Acteon’s Data and Robotics division, has conducted trials on its upgraded Gavia autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), off Fremantle in Western Australia.The AUV has recently undergone significant upgrades and the…

Saipem Gets Go-Ahead to Restart Pipelaying Ops Offshore Australia

Feb 15, 2024

Italian offshore services company Saipem has received an approval from the Australian regulator NOPSEMA to restart pipelaying operations at Woodside’s Scarborough gas field, following an offshore trunkline installation incident in late January 2024…

Jadestone Energy Increases Stake in CWLH Oil Fields Offshore Australia

Feb 14, 2024

Asia-pacific focused oil and gas company Jadestone Energy has completed the acquisition of a non-operated 16.67% working interest in the Cossack, Wanaea, Lambert, and Hermes (CWLH) oil fields development, offshore Western Australia, from Japan Australia LNG (MIMI)…

Jadestone Eyes Woodside’s Macedon and Pyrenees Fields Offshore Australia

Feb 13, 2024

Asia Pacific-focused oil and gas company Jadestone Energy has confirmed its participation in the bid process for the proposed sale of Woodside’s interest in the Macedon and Greater Pyrenees projects offshore Western Australia.The bid process…

BW Opal FPSO Starts Taking Final Shape Ahead of Barossa Assignment

Feb 09, 2024

FPSO leasing company BW Offshore has made progress on the topside module integration for the newbuild floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit BW Opal, that will be deployed at Santos' Barossa gas project, offshore Australia.The…

Woodside Energy, Santos End Talks on $52 Billion Merger

Feb 06, 2024

Australia's Woodside Energy and Santos said on Wednesday they had ended talks to create a possible A$80 billion ($52 billion) global oil and gas giant.Woodside, which is more than twice as large as Santos in terms of market value and revenue…

Valaris Starts Drilling at Woodside’s Scarborough Field

Feb 06, 2024

Offshore drilling company Valaris has started drilling the first of eight gas development wells at Woodside’s Scarborough project offshore Australia.The 2012-built rig, VALARIS DPS-1, has been employed for the assignment. It’s of F&G ExD Millenium…

DOF Vessel to Report for Duty Offshore Australia

Feb 02, 2024

Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF Group has secured ‘substantial contract’ with an international oil company for the platform supply vessel (PSV) Skandi Kvitsøy.The vessel will work in Australian waters and further strengthen DOF’s presence in Australia…

Saipem Confirms Incident on Castorone Pipelayer at Scarborough Gas Project

Jan 30, 2024

Italian offshore services company Saipem has reported an incident on its flagship Castorone vessel during a pipelaying operation at Woodside’s Scarborough gas field offshore Australia.Saipem has confirmed that early on the morning of January…

Skandi Emerald AHTS Set for Petrofac’s Northern Endeavour FPSO Job

Jan 30, 2024

Akastor's subsidiary DDW Offshore has secured a contract extension with Petrofac for its AHTS vessel that will be put on the Northern Endeavour FPSO disconnection job offshore Australia.The contract extension follows the original one-year contract…

McDermott and Baker Hughes Install Subsea Infrastructure at Ichthys Field

Jan 25, 2024

Engineering company McDermott and Baker Hughes have completed the installation of subsea infrastructure at the Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) field in northern Australia.The work was conducted for Inpex as part of the contract McDermott and Baker Hughes secured in 2019…

BlackRock to Acquire Global Infrastructure Partners in $12.5B Deal

Jan 15, 2024

BlackRock said on Friday it would buy Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) for $12.5 billion in a major bet on alternative assets and announced a shake-up of its top management.The deal, which includes $3 billion in cash and 12 million BlackRock shares…

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