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Storm Halts Infill Drilling at Stag

Mar 25, 2019

A tropical cyclone has led Jadestone Energy to pause its infill drilling program at the Stag oilfield offshore Australia, the independent oil and gas production company in an operational update on Monday.Jadestone said the Ensco 107 jack-up rig arrived on location at the Stag platform on March 15…

Cyclone Halts Production off W. Australia

Mar 25, 2019

Australia's Woodside Petroleum said on Monday it had evacuated all personnel from offshore production platforms off Western Australia ahead of Cyclone Veronica, and was operating the North West Shelf LNG and Pluto LNG plants on skeleton staff…

First Condensate Cargo Shipped from Prelude

Mar 25, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell on Monday said it had shipped the first condensate cargo from its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project off northwestern Australia over the weekend.'We can confirm that the first shipment of condensate has sailed from the Shell-operated Prelude FLNG facility…

Sole Offshore Construction Phase Completed

Mar 18, 2019

Installation and testing of the 67 km control umbilical connecting the Sole gas field with the Orbost Gas Plant has been completed, marking the conclusion of the offshore construction phase of the Sole Gas Project, operator Cooper Energy said in an update on Monday…

Woodside Invests in Cyber Security

Mar 18, 2019

Australia's largest independent oil and gas company said it has invested in a Western Australian company specializing in the protection and security of critical infrastructure.Woodside will take a 10% shareholding in Sapien Cyber, subject to satisfaction of conditions precedent…

i-Tech 7 Taps Hird as APAC Director

Mar 12, 2019

Subsea 7’s life of field business unit i-Tech 7 has appointed Simon Hird as its new regional director to help strengthen and grow its life of field business in the Asia-Pacific region. He will be based in the company’s Perth office.Hird brings…

Chevron to Use Subsea Compression at Jansz-Io

Mar 12, 2019

Aker Solutions announced Tuesday it has been awarded a master contract to support the delivery of a subsea compression system for the Chevron Australia-operated Jansz-Io field offshore Australia, marking the first time the technology will be used outside of Norway…

PTTEP Makes Gas Discovery in Off Australia

Mar 11, 2019

Thai oil and gas company PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) has made a gas and condensate discovery at the Orchid-1, the first exploration well in Permit AC/P54 located in the Timor Sea, Australia.Phongsthorn Thavisin…

Subsea 7 Wins Three Woodside Contracts

Mar 06, 2019

Australia's Woodside Petroleum in recent months has awarded several oil and gas engineering contracts to Subsea 7 for two projects offshore Australia and one off Senegal, the offshore services company said on Wednesday.The three contracts awarded…

Australia's Best Option is LNG Imports

Mar 06, 2019

Australia has painted itself into a corner with its natural gas industry and faces the stark reality that there are no easy choices to alleviate the dual problem of a looming supply crunch and the associated higher prices.Australia is far from the first country to find itself with an energy issue…

Woodside Raises Dividend

Feb 13, 2019

Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd surprised investors with a fat dividend on Thursday after reporting a 36-percent percent rise in annual profit, underpinned by stronger oil prices.The higher-than-expected payout came after shareholders stumped up $2…

Ocean Apex to Drill at Ironbark

Feb 13, 2019

Semi-submersible drilling rig Ocean Apex, operated by Diamond Drilling, has been contracted by BP Developments Australia, for the drilling of the Ironbark prospect in exploration permit WA-359-P, in the Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia…

Hunting Hydrocarbons

Feb 11, 2019

A new tool is being added to the box for hydrocarbon hunting – and a raft of other anthropomorphic and chemical signatures in the world’s seas and oceans. Offshore Engineer reports on developing unmanned wide area remote ocean sensing systems for seep…

Shell Awards FEED Work for Crux

Feb 06, 2019

Wood and KBR,Inc. have secured a new multimillion dollar contract to deliver integrated front-end engineering design (FEED) for Shell Australia’s Crux project to build a not normally manned (NNM) platform and gas export pipeline located approximately 600km north of Broome…

McDermott Winds FEED for Scarborough FPU

Feb 05, 2019

McDermott International, Inc. on Tuesday announced it has signed a contract with Woodside Energy Ltd. to undertake a front-end engineering and design (FEED) activities for a floating production unit (FPU) for the Scarborough field natural gas development in Western Australia…

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