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Santos Reviewing Spending Plans. Freezes Hiring, No Mass Job Cuts Planned

Mar 17, 2020

Santos Ltd, Australia's No. 2 independent gas producer, said on Tuesday it is reviewing all its capital spending plans in light of the collapse in oil prices and would stop all new hiring.Santos had planned to spend $1.45 billion in 2020, including $500 million on major growth activities…

Dorado Work Unaffected by Recent Global Events, Carnarvon Says

Mar 16, 2020

Carnarvon Petroleum, a partner in Santos-operated Dorado oil field off W. Australia, has said that work on the FEED for the Dorado development continues unabated by the recent global events.Carnarvon stressed that the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the fall in oil prices were serious matters…

Santos Preps for Yoorn-1 Drilling

Mar 12, 2020

Australian oil and gas operator Santos is planning to carry out an offshore survey in preparation for the proposed Yoorn-1 drilling in the offshore block WA-499-P, in W. Australia.According to an application filed this week, as part of the drilling preparatory work…

Santos Sells 25% in Darwin LNG and Bayu Undan Field for $390M

Mar 12, 2020

Australia's oil and gas company Santos will sell a 25% interest in Darwin LNG and Bayu Undan gas condensate offshore field to SK E&S for US$390 million with effect from October 1, 2019 with customary adjustments on completion.Santos also said…

Cooper Energy: Sole Field Gas Flows to Orbost Plant

Mar 11, 2020

Oil and gas company Cooper Energy focused on southeast Australia, has said that its Sole gas project has passed a critical milestone.The company said the milestone was achieved with the first flow of gas from the Sole gas field in the Gippsland…

Triangle Resumes Cliff Head Output After Halt Caused By Electrical Fault

Mar 11, 2020

Triangle Energy has restarted production at the Cliff Head Alpha Platform offshore Western Australia, following a halt caused by an electrical fault in February.'Production resumed on 10 March 2020 and following a thorough testing and inspection program over the last 24 hours…

TGS Plans 3D Seismic Survey in Carnarvon Basin off Australia

Mar 06, 2020

Norwegian offshore seismic data acquisition and processing company TGS is planning to carry out a seismic survey in the Carnarvon Basin, off Australia, and the Australian offshore safety regulator NOPSEMA has opened the TGS for public comment…

Australia: Santos Drops Beehive Farm-In Option

Mar 04, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Santos will not be farming into Melbana Energy's Beehive prospect sitting in the shallow waters in the Bonaparte Basin off W. Australia.Santos had an option to acquire an 80 percent interest in the offshore block in exchange for drilling costs of one exploration well…

Subsea 7 in 'Large' Barossa SURF Contract

Mar 03, 2020

Subsea 7 has won what it describes as 'a large contract' by ConocoPhillips in Australia. Subsea 7 defines a large contract as between $300 million and $500 million.The contract is for the supply of the SURF scope for the Barossa Project. The…

Bumi Armada to Appeal Ruling in FPSO Case with Woodside

Feb 27, 2020

Malaysian FPSO leasing company Bumi Armada will appeal a recent court decision in which it lost a case against Woodside concerning an FPSO contract termination from 2016.Woodside terminated the contract in 2016 for the FPSO, which was at the time operating at the Balnaves Field…

Premium for Van Gogh Crude Falls as VLSFO Market Weakens

Feb 26, 2020

Australia's Santos Ltd has sold a 175,000-barrel cargo of Van Gogh crude loading March 29-April 2 to trading house Vitol at a premium of $15-$16 a barrel to dated Brent, well below the last traded level, three sources familiar with the deal said on Thursday…

Woodside, BHP Align Scarborough Gas Field Interests

Feb 26, 2020

Australian companies Woodside and BHP have agreed to align their participating interests across the WA-1-R (Scarborough) and WA-62-R (North Scarborough) titles containing the undeveloped Scarborough gas field.The alignment will result in Woodside holding a 73…

Equinor Dumps Great Australian Bight Oil Drilling

Feb 24, 2020

Norwegian company Equinor has become the third major fossil fuel producer to abandon plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, after years of work. Previously, BP and Chevron canceled their drilling plans in the area, in 2016, and 2017 respectively…

Triangle Energy Shuts Cliff Head Alpha Output Citing Electrical Fault

Feb 24, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Triangle Energy has shut production from its shallow-water Cliff Head Alpha oil platform citing an electrical fault.Triangle Energy said Monday production at the platform located approximately 14 kilometers offshore in the Perth Basin…

Cooper Eyeing Annie Gas Find Start-Up in 2022

Feb 24, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Cooper Energy might bring its Annie gas discovery online in 2022.Cooper, in cooperation with Mitsui E&P, made the discovery at the Annie-1 well, located 9 kilometers offshore Victoria, Australia, in September 2019…

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