Offshore Australia/NZ News


State Agency Wants Net-zero Carbon Emissions from Australia's Giant LNG Plant

Jun 30, 2022

A state agency in Australia has backed a plan to extend the life of the country's biggest liquefied natural gas plant by 50 years, so long as it achieves net zero carbon emissions for the rest of this decade, partly to protect ancient indigenous rock art…

SBM Offshore's Treasurer and IR Head Joins Jadestone Energy as New CFO

Jun 28, 2022

Asia-Pacific focused oil and gas company Jadestone Energy has appointed Bert-Jaap Dijkstra as Chief Financial Officer.Dijkstra will join Jadestone Energy from SBM Offshore, the Dutch FPSO leasing specialist, effective from September 1, 2022…

ExxonMobil Calls on Heavy Lift Contractors to Deliver Proposals for Bass Strait Platforms Removal

Jun 28, 2022

ExxonMobil's Australian subsidiary Esso Australia, the operator of the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture, has recently started a technical tender procedure process for the decommissioning of several offshore platforms in Australia's Bass Strait…

Oil Spills from Jadestone's Montara Venture FPSO Offshore Australia. Output Shut

Jun 24, 2022

Oil spilled last week at Jadestone's Montara field offshore Australia, during crude oil transfer between two crude oil tanks onboard the Montara Venture FPSO, forcing the company to shut down production from the offshore fied.'During the transfer…

Bumi Armada Loses Appeal in FPSO Contract Termination Case Against Woodside

Jun 24, 2022

Malaysian FPSO leasing company Bumi Armada has lost its appeal in relation to a 2020 court decision in which it had lost a case against Woodside concerning an FPSO contract termination from 2016.Woodside terminated the contract in 2016 for the FPSO Armada Claire…

BlueFloat Energy and Energy Estate to Build 1.15GW Offshore Wind Farm in Australia

Jun 23, 2022

BlueFloat Energy and Energy Estate partnership on Thursday announced its latest offshore wind development in Australia – the 1.155 GW Southern Winds offshore wind project.Southern Winds will use bottom-fixed technology and will be located 10…

MMA Offshore to Buy Rigs-to-Reefs Specialist Subcon for $8.4M

Jun 23, 2022

Australian offshore support vessel owner MMA Offshore has agreed to buy Perth-based Subcon, a company that provides innovative stabilization, coastal erosion, and engineered reef solutions to the oil and gas, offshore wind, coastal infrastructure…

Green Group Asks Court to Stop Woodside's Scarborough Offshore Gas Project

Jun 22, 2022

The Australian Conservation Foundation said it has asked the Federal Court to stop Woodside Energy Group from working on the $5.7 billion [for the offshore component only] Scarborough gas project until an assessment is made about its potential impact on the Great Barrier Reef…

Workers on Shell's Prelude FLNG to Start 12-day Strike on Friday

Jun 09, 2022

Workers on Shell Plc's Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility off Western Australia are set to begin 12 days of industrial action on Friday over a pay fight, a union alliance said on Thursday.Shell did not comment on what impact…

Indigenous Australians Seek to Block $3.6 billion Santos Offshore Gas project

Jun 07, 2022

A group of Indigenous Australians has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop Santos Ltd from developing a $3.6 billion gas project off northern Australia, saying they were not consulted about the drilling.Traditional land owners from the Tiwi Islands…

New CEO for Australia's First Offshore Wind Farm Project

Jun 06, 2022

Charles Rattray has been appointed the CEO of Star of the South, Australia’s first planned offshore wind project, and will start his role in August.Rattray was previously the Managing Director of Nexif Energy, where he oversaw energy projects…

No Oil, Gas Found at Closely Watched Exploration Well off W. Australia

Jun 06, 2022

Western Gas said on Monday its Sasanof-1 exploration well off Western Australia found no hydrocarbons, in a big disappointment for one of the most closely watched drilling campaigns in Australia this year.Ahead of drilling, the Sasanof prospect…

UWA Engineers Supporting Worley's Enhanced Subsea Gas Tieback Project

Jun 03, 2022

To develop stranded gas reserves in remote regions, chemical engineers from The University of Western Australia are cooperating on novel cost- and carbon-reduction technology.Professor Zachary Aman, Chevron Woodside Chair in Long Subsea Tiebacks…

SapuraOMV Drills Duster at Kanga Prospect Offshore W. Australia

Jun 03, 2022

Oil and gas company SapuraOMV has recently completed drilling operations at the Kanga-1 well offshore Western Australia without encountering commercial hydrocarbon volumes.SapuraOMV used the Diamond Offshore Ocean Apex semi-submersible drilling rig…

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