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Prelude FLNG Won't Restart in 2020

Oct 16, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project off Australia, off line since early February, is working on restarting operations but would not resume full production this year. The troubled Prelude…

'Marine Seismic Survey Disruptor' Gets Industry Funding

Oct 14, 2020

Blue Ocean Seismic Services, a company that describes itself as 'the marine seismic survey disruptor,' has secured a total of £10 million of Series A investment from bp Ventures, Woodside Energy, and Blue Ocean Monitoring.The company will use…

Civmec Bags Long-term Deal with Woodside in Australia

Oct 13, 2020

Australian engineering and construction services firm Civmec has won a contract to support Woodside's onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities in Australia.'The Woodside contract is a term contract for five years, plus two one-year extension…

BP Gearing Up to Spud Ironbark-1 Well as Ocean Apex Rig Delivered

Oct 12, 2020

Oil major BP has taken over the Ocean Apex semi-submersible drilling rig in preparation for the spud of the Ironbark-1 well offshore W. Australia. Ironbark is estimated to contain 15tcf of prospective recoverable gas resource.The offshore drilling rig…

Australia: Hibiscus Enters Gippsland Basin Block

Oct 09, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas company has Hibiscus Petroleum has completed the acquisition from 3D Oil of a 50% interest in an oil and gas exploration permit in the prolific Gippsland Basin, off Victoria, AustraliaThe completion of the acquisition of…

Long-Term Charter in Australia for Solstad's Platform Supplier

Oct 02, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Solstad Offshore has won a long-term charter in Australia for its Normand Skimmer platform supply vessel.Solstad said Thursday that the contract was for five-years firm, with an unnamed 'major international company…

Jadestone, OMV Take More Time to Wrap Maari Field Transaction

Sep 25, 2020

Oil and gas company Jadestone Energy and OMV have agreed to extend the long-stop date for the completion of Jadestone's acquisition of OMV's stake in the Maari project, in the shallow waters offshore New Zealand.Singapore-based Jadestone in…

Woodside Hires DOF Subsea for Flowline Installation Support

Sep 24, 2020

Australian oil and gas giant Woodside has hired Oslo-listed offshore vessel operator DOF Subsea to support its flowline installation work offshore W. Australia.DOF Subsea said Thursday the contract was for the transportation and installation…

Final Approvals Granted for BP's Ironbark Drilling Project in Australia

Sep 22, 2020

Oil major BP has secured final approvals required to start drilling at its Ironbark-1 offshore well in exploration permit WA359-P in W. Australia, around 170 km offshore from Karratha.The Well Operations Management Plan and the Safety Case for…

Inpex, Chevron Cutting Jobs in Australia

Sep 18, 2020

Inpex Corp said on Friday it expects to shed jobs at its Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia due to the slump in oil prices, but did not say how many would go.The cuts by Japan's biggest oil and gas company mark the latest…

Shell Working to Turn Around Troubled Australian Operations

Sep 15, 2020

Undaunted by hefty writedowns on its Australian gas assets, Royal Dutch Shell sees its liquefied natural gas business and 'new energy' acquisitions Down Under as core to its long term plans, the Australian unit's chairman said on Tuesday.As…

Oz Offshore Regulator Launches Probe after Eni's Subsea Buoy Comes to Surface, Posing Threat to Vessels

Sep 10, 2020

The Australian offshore safety agency NOPSEMA has ordered Eni to 'make safe' a floating mid-depth buoy at the Woollybutt field off W. Australia, after the buoy, normally chained 50 meters underwater, was spotted floating on the surface, posing a navigational threat to vessels passing by…

Jadestone Energy Declares First Dividend Despite Oil Slump

Sep 10, 2020

Asia Pacific-focused oil and gas production company Jadestone Energy declared a maiden interim dividend on Thursday and reported positive operating cash flows in the first half, despite a slump in crude oil prices.The maiden dividend payout…

Big Projects Will Be Needed to Fill Up North West Shelf's Spare Capacity, Woodmac Says

Sep 08, 2020

Woodside-operated North West Shelf (NWS) LNG project in Australia could have up to 7 million tonnes per annum (mmpta) of spare capacity available by 2027. This equates to 40% of the project’s nominal capacity, energy intelligence firm Wood Mackenzie said in a report this week…

Australia's Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Faces New Indigenous Heritage Test

Sep 07, 2020

A discovery of ancient artefacts on the seabed off Australia's west coast has opened up a new frontier for resource companies to watch out for in conserving indigenous heritage.Archaeologists in July reported they had found hundreds of stone…

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