Offshore Australia/NZ News


Woodside Sees Global LNG Market Tightening

Jan 22, 2021

Australia’s Woodside Energy sees the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market tightening this year, with demand growing especially in Asia, after prices were battered by a supply glut in 2020, its chief executive said on Thursday.LNG supply in 2021 will be partly tighter as Woodside…

FAR, Woodside Sign Senegal Assets Sale Deal

Jan 20, 2021

Australian oil and gas company FAR has executed the sale agreement with Woodside for its interest in the Senegal RSSD Project to Australia's Woodside.FAR had agreed to sell its Senegal interests, containing the Sangomar development, to India's ONGC Videsh in November 2020…

Eni Halts Sale of Australian Assets after Bids Fall Short

Jan 05, 2021

Italian oil and gas group Eni has put on hold the sale of Australian gas assets it values at around $1 billion after they failed to attract satisfactory bids, two sources close to the matter said, confirming a press report.One of the sources said offers had been well below what Eni had expected…

Santos Makes $235M FID for Bayu-Undan Infill Drilling Program

Jan 05, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Santos, the operator of the Bayu-Undan field in the Timor Sea, off Timor Leste, has reached a Final Investment Decision for the US$235 million Phase 3C infill drilling program at the offshore field.The program…

Australia: BP's Closely Watched Ironbark Offshore Well Fails to Deliver

Dec 29, 2020

BP's closely watched Ironbark exploration well offshore W. Australia, which partners had hoped could unearth 15tcf of gas, has not encountered hydrocarbons, not in significant volume anyway.Beach Energy, BP's partner in the project, said Tuesday that the well had been drilled to a total depth of 5…

MMA Offshore Wins Two Contracts for MMA Privilege Vessel

Dec 24, 2020

Australian offshore vessel operator MMA Offshore has recently secured two new contracts for its Multi-Purpose Support Vessel the MMA Privilege.The first contract is for the provision of accommodation and walk-to-work services to support FPSO shutdown operations in Côte d'Ivoire…

Santos Nabs Exploration Permit Offshore W. Australia

Dec 24, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Santos has been granted an offshore exploration license in Northern Carnarvon Basin, offshore W. Australia.The Exploration Permit WA-546-P was granted by National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) earlier this week…

Australia: North West Shelf Partners Execute 3rd Party Gas Processing Deals

Dec 23, 2020

Partners in Australia's North West Shelf (NWS) project have executed gas processing agreements for processing third-party gas through the NWS Project facilities.The agreements were signed with Woodside Burrup Pty Ltd (Woodside Burrup), in respect of gas from the Pluto fields…

Solstad on a Roll: Scores Vessel Charters in India, Australia

Dec 17, 2020

Just hours after announcing three contracts for its platform suppliers in the North Sea and Suriname, Norwegian offshore vessel operator Solstad Offshore released a separate statement on Thursday, announcing charters for three construction vessels…

Gallery: Heerema's Aegir Installs Module on Woodside's Pluto Alpha Platform

Dec 17, 2020

Dutch offshore installation services company Heerema Marine Contractors has, using its heavy lift vessel Aegir, transported and installed the 1650 metric ton water handling module for client TechnipFMC on the Woodside-operated Pluto Alpha offshore platform in Australia…

Remus Horizons Exploring Takeover of Australian Oil Firm Far

Dec 17, 2020

Oil and gas explorer Far Ltd said on Thursday it received a A$209.6 million ($159.15 mln) all-cash takeover proposal from private investment firm Remus Horizons PCC Ltd.The offer values Far at 2.1 Australian cents per share, representing a premium of 90…

Woodside's CEO Coleman to Retire in 2021

Dec 08, 2020

Woodside Petroleum Ltd said on Tuesday it has started looking for a successor for its long-time chief executive Peter Coleman who plans to retire in the second half of 2021.The change in guard comes at a tricky time for Australia's top independent gas producer…

Australian Firm Launches Offshore CO2 Capture and Storage Project

Dec 07, 2020

An Australian company has lined up the country's national science agency and Japanese firms to work on a plan to capture carbon dioxide, and liquefy and transport it to a site offshore Australia to be injected under the seabed.The push comes…

Santos in 10-Year Barossa Gas Sales Deal with Mitsubishi

Dec 07, 2020

Australia's no. 2 independent gas producer Santos Ltd said on Monday it signed a 10-year agreement to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its Barossa project to a unit of Japan's Mitsubishi Corp.Santos will supply Diamond Gas International 1…

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