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Australia - a Land of Promise and Hurdles for Offshore Wind Developers

Sep 26, 2022

Under a new government, Australia is shaping up to be the next big market for offshore wind developers, attracting interest from the likes of Shell, Denmark's Orsted and Norway's Equinor. But the industry, starting from scratch Down Under, faces a slew of challenges…

Australia Court Scraps Drilling Permit for Santos' $3.6B Barossa Offshore Gas Project

Sep 21, 2022

Australia's Federal Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of an indigenous group's challenge against a drilling permit for Santos Ltd's Barossa gas development, in what Santos called a 'disappointing' setback for the $3.6 billion project.Traditional…

Woodside Books Floatel's Accommodation Rig for Pluto Work

Sep 16, 2022

Floatel International, an offshore accommodation services provider, said Friday it had secured a contract with Woodside for the Floatel Triumph semi-submersible accommodation unit.The Floatel Triumph will provide support to Woodside's Pluto project in Western Australia…

BV Sees Surge in Decommissioning Support Orders. Beats Its Full Year Target

Sep 15, 2022

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore, the marine and offshore technical advisory branch of Bureau Veritas, saw a surge in the decommissioning support field orders in the first six months of 2022.The company said that new decommissioning support deals in the UK…

Key Milestone: Woodside Publishes EIS for Browse to North West Shelf (NWS) Project

Sep 15, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Woodside on Thursday published the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Browse toNorth West Shelf (NWS) Project in Australia, as directed by the Australian Department of Climate Change, Energy…

Shearwater GeoServices, WesternGeco in Seismic Survey Services Deal

Sep 14, 2022

Marine seismic services firm Shearwater GeoServices has signed a multi-year global agreement for the purchase of geophysical data acquisition services by WesternGeco, and the award of a survey in Australia under the new agreement.The agreement…

TGS Gearing Up for Capreolus Phase 2 3D Seismic Survey Off Australia

Sep 13, 2022

Norwegian marine seismic data acquisition and processing firm TGS on Tuesday announced the Capreolus Phase 2 3D seismic survey in the Carnarvon Basin on the Australian North West Shelf. This survey will be conducted near the Capreolus Phase…

Chevron Gets Stakes in Australian CCS Schemes

Sep 09, 2022

Oil major Chevron has announced it is part of three joint ventures that have been granted permits to undertake evaluation and appraisal work for the potential storage of carbon dioxide offshore Australia.The blocks, including two in the Carnarvon…

BlueFloat Boosts Gippsland Wind Plan to 2GW

Sep 08, 2022

BlueFloat Energy and Energy Estate have said they will expand the proposed capacity of their Greater Gippsland Offshore Wind Project in Australia from 1.275 GW to 2.085 GW.The so-called Southern Winds bottom-fixed project is located in the Bass Strait…

Santos to Study More CCS Options

Sep 08, 2022

Australian oil and gas firm Santos has been awarded permits to undertake evaluation and appraisal work for the potential storage of carbon dioxide in the offshore Carnarvon and Bonaparte basins, off the coast of Western Australia, the company announced today…

Inpex Books Ocean Apex Rig for Drilling Offshore Australia

Sep 01, 2022

Offshore drilling company Diamond Offshore Drilling has secured a contract for its Ocean Apex rig with Inpex in Australia. Inpex, based in Japan, will use the rig on the Northwest Shelf of Australia. The new contract covers two wells and is…

Woodside in Talks to Sell Stake in Scarborough Gas Field

Aug 29, 2022

Woodside Energy Group is in talks with 'high quality' companies looking to buy a stake in its $5.7 billion Scarborough gas project, but won't sell unless it gets the right price, Chief Executive Meg O'Neill said on Tuesday.The company has been…

Carbon Capture & Storage: Santos Reaches FID on Darwin Pipeline Duplication Project

Aug 29, 2022

Australian oil and gas firm Santos, as operator of the Barossa joint venture, on Monday announced a final investment decision (FID) has been taken to proceed with the Darwin Pipeline Duplication Project, located offshore the Northern Territory…

Australia Needs Massive Renewable Energy Expansion to Hit Net Zero by 2050

Aug 25, 2022

Australia will have to invest in renewable energy and carbon capture and storage at unprecedented speed and scale in order for the economy to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, modeling released on Thursday showed.The Net Zero Australia…

East Timor Expects Australia to Back Greater Sunrise Gas Development via Timor

Aug 25, 2022

East Timor is confident the Australian government will support plans for gas from the massive Greater Sunrise offshore field to be processed in Timor rather than Darwin, the country's petroleum authority head said on Thursday.Greater Sunrise…

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