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Solstad's PSV, AHTS Secure Australia Contracts

Feb 26, 2021

Solstad Offshore, a Norway-based offshore vessel operator, on Friday said it had won contracts for the vessels Normand Ranger and Far Seeker in Australia.The Normand Seeker, a large AHTS, has been awarded a contract in Australia with the start slated for the second quarter of 2021…

Woodside Eyes Pluto Plant Stake Sale ahead of $11B Scarborough Field Sanction

Feb 18, 2021

Woodside Energy expects strong buyer interest in the sale of a share of a new production unit at its Pluto LNG plant, top executives said on Thursday, a precondition for a planned $11 billion expansion at its Scarborough gas and Pluto project…

Lukoil Offers to Buy FAR to Get Hold of Sangomar Field Stake Offshore Senegal

Feb 17, 2021

Russian oil company Lukoil is still working to obtain a share in the offshore block in Senegal containing the Sangomar development, after its first attempt last year to buy Cairn's share in the project was blocked out by Woodside, which exercised its pre-emption rights as a partner in the block…

Australia's South Needs LNG Import Terminal to Avoid Gas Shortfall in 2024

Feb 16, 2021

Australia's southern states will need to import natural gas to fill a looming shortfall by 2024, as last year's COVID-19 induced oil and gas price slump has slowed investment in new fields, the country's competition watchdog said on Tuesday…

PTTEP Taps Petrofac for P&A Project Off Australia

Feb 09, 2021

Oilfield services company Petrofac said Tuesday it has secured a Well Project Management contract in Australia with the Thai oil firm PTTEP.Petrofac will provide all project manpower to enable the execution of plug and abandonment operations…

Woodside Issued Enforcement Action over Nganhurra RTM Decommissioning

Feb 05, 2021

Australian offshore oil and gas regulator NOPSEMA on Friday said it was taking compliance action against oil firm Woodside Energy Ltd to ensure safe and responsible decommissioning of the Nganhurra riser turret mooring. The regulator said it was looking at possible breaches of law…

Transborders' 'Stranded Gas' FLNG Moves Step Closer to Reality with Multi-Party Deals Signed

Jan 28, 2021

Transborders Energy, an Australian company working to develop a 1.5 mpta FLNG solution for marginal field development, on Wednesday said it had signed a multi-party and multi-project FLNG Solution Agreement with multiple contractors, bringing the FLNG unit closer to reality…

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…

Two LNG Tankers Bound for Australia's Prelude Facility Divert

Jan 19, 2021

Two liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers that had initially signaled they would load at Royal Dutch Shell's Prelude floating LNG facility in Australia have diverted elsewhere, ship-tracking data showed on Tuesday.This comes just a week after…

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…

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