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Woodside Hikes Scarborough Cost Estimate to $12 Billion

Aug 05, 2021

Woodside Petroleum Ltd, Australia's top independent gas producer, said on Wednesday it had raised the cost estimate for its Scarborough project by 5% as it worked towards a final investment decision this year.Woodside has pinned its hopes on Scarborough…

Oceaneering Secures Integrity Management Services Contract in PNG

Aug 04, 2021

Oceaneering International, Inc. announced its Integrity Management and Digital Solutions (IMDS) segment has won a new multi-year contract in Papua New Guinea (PNG) with a major operator.The contract is for a duration of three years plus two one-year extensions…

Oil Search, Santos Close to Deal to Create Top 20 Global Oil Firm

Aug 02, 2021

Oil Search said on Monday it intended to recommend an improved buyout offer from Santos Ltd, worth A$8.4 billion ($6.2 billion), in a deal that would create a top-20 global oil and gas company.The merged group would own oil and gas assets in Australia…

Siem Offshore's Anchor Handler Secures Charter Extension in Australia

Jul 29, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore has been awarded a six-month extension for the AHTS Siem Topaz in Australia. Siem Offshore shared the news on Wednesday, without disclosing the identity of the client.The Siem Topaz is a low emission anchor handler that is suitable for anchor handling…

Santos Sees Revenue Jump, Raises Output Forecast

Jul 22, 2021

Australia's Santos Ltd increased the lower end of its annual production outlook on Thursday and reported a 37% jump in second-quarter revenue, helped by higher prices and increased demand for natural gas.The country's second-largest independent…

Japan's Power Plan to Rattle Australian Coal, LNG exporters

Jul 22, 2021

Japan has been largely forgotten as a source of demand for energy commodities, overshadowed by the rapid rise of China, but the country's new electricity generation targets will shake the market up.For many years Japan has been viewed as a largely…

Woodside Sees Shares Slide on News It Is Eyeing BHP Oil & Gas Assets

Jul 21, 2021

Shares in Woodside Petroleum fell on Wednesday after an unsourced media report said Australia's top independent gas producer was in talks to buy some or all of BHP Group's oil and gas assets, analysts and an investor said.Woodside shares ended down 2 cents in a broader market that rose 0…

Oil Search Rejects $6.5B Takeover Offer from Santos

Jul 20, 2021

Oil Search rejected an unsolicited takeover proposal from Santos Ltd that valued the Papua New Guinea-focused oil and gas producer at A$8.8 billion ($6.5 billion), the two companies said on Tuesday.Oil Search said the offer was not in the best interests of shareholders…

Australia: WesternGas to Drill Sasanof-1 Well Using Valaris Rig. Taps AGR for Well Management

Jul 12, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas, the operator of the offshore Exploration Permit WA-519-P, said Friday it would drill the Sasanof-1 exploration well offshore Western Australia in Q1 2022, using a Valaris semi-submersible drilling rig…

Woodside Fixing Corrosion Issue at Plant that Processes Gas from Offshore Fields

Jul 09, 2021

Woodside Petroleum is rectifying a corrosion issue identified during planned maintenance at the Karratha gas plant in Western Australia, a company spokesperson said on Friday.'We have discussed with the regulator and are taking all necessary…

Transborders' FLNG Solution Re-Awarded Major Project Status by Australian Gov't

Jul 09, 2021

Australia's Transborders Energy, a company working to develop an FLNG solution for marginal field developments, said Thursday that its FLNG Solution development had secured the Major Project Status (MPS) renewal from the Australian Commonwealth Government…

Santos Taps McDermott for Bayu Undan EPCI

Jul 07, 2021

Oilfield services company McDermott has won a contract to deliver subsea systems for Santos' Bayu Undan field in the Timor Sea.The contract is for a Subsea, Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of equipment at the Bayu-Undan Infill Well Phase 3C Project…

Aker Solutions Confirms Major Subsea Compression Contract with Chevron

Jul 06, 2021

Norway's Aker Solutions confirmed Tuesday it had secured a 'major contract' from Chevron to provide a subsea gas compression system for the Jansz-Io field, offshore Western Australia. The contract follows Chevron's sanction of the $4 billion project last week…

Australian Gov't Invites Expressions of Interest for Timor Sea FPSO Decommissioning

Jul 05, 2021

The Australian government on July 1 released a Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) for Phase 1 works related to decommissioning of the Northern Endeavour FPSO currently at Laminaria-Corallina oil fields in the Timor Sea.After the offshore fields' owner…

Aker Solutions' Subsea Tech Picked for Chevron's Australian Project

Jul 02, 2021

Norwegian oilfield equipment and technology provider Aker Solutions has said its subsea compression tech has been selected for Chevron's Jansz-Io Compression Project, offshore Western Australia.'Aker Solutions remains in ongoing discussions with Chevron to finalize the contract…

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