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Shell's Crux Project Open to Public Comment

Feb 04, 2019

Australia's National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has released the Crux Offshore Project Proposal for public comment. The proposal was submitted by Shell Australia Pty Ltd and is open for comment for a period of six weeks ending 18 March 2019…

Innovations in O&G Asset Integrity

Feb 01, 2019

While the term ‘innovation’ may have some running for the hills, a group of nondestructive testing (NDT) and asset management experts who will be speaking and exhibiting at the 2019 Australasian Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition (AOG) are reaping…

Prelude FLNG's Rise

Jan 30, 2019

When at plateau production, Prelude FLNG — the world’s largest floating producer of liquefied natural gas, or LNG — will fill one shipborne cargo every week. As production ramps up from test volumes, there’s the dawning realization of a dramatic shift in LNG markets…

Asia Pacific: 2019 Will Be ‘Relatively Low-key’

Jan 30, 2019

The Asia-Pacific offshore oil and gas industry has begun to emerge from the recent global downturn, but remains among the regions where the road to recovery has been particularly slow.“Australia has seen positive news on new liquefied natural…

Oceania Companies Focus on Expansion and Backfill

Jan 29, 2019

After heavy spending on developing LNG export capacity Oceania companies focus on expansion and backfillAustralia is well positioned to maintain its role as an important supplier of the world’s energy needs, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region…

Santos Sees Production Surge on Quadrant Acquisition

Jan 24, 2019

Santos Ltd, Australia's No. 2 independent gas producer, on Thursday said it expects 2019 production to rise by up to 32 percent boosted by the acquisition of Quadrant assets.The company expects to churn out 71 million to 78 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe) in 2019…

Woodside Boosts Spending for Next Leg of Growth

Jan 17, 2019

Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd on Thursday flagged higher-than-expected investment spending for 2019 as it steps up early work on the two big natural gas developments that will drive its growth in the next decade.Australia's largest independent gas and oil producer plans to spend between $1…

Subsea Integration Alliance Wins Esso Contract

Jan 17, 2019

Exxon Mobil subsidiary Esso Australia Pty Ltd. awarded integrated subsea engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contracts to Subsea Integration Alliance, which comprises OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company…

Woodside Awards Scarborough FEED Contracts

Jan 16, 2019

Australian independent oil and gas company Woodside said Wednesday it has awarded four contracts for front-end engineering design (FEED) activities for the proposed US$11 billion Scarborough Project offshore Western Australia.Each contract was…

Maersk Supply Service Secures Work in Australia

Jan 09, 2019

Maersk Supply Service announced Wednesday it has lined up work for two anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels in support of a drilling program offshore Australia.Under a contract awarded by Chevron Australia, the vessels Maersk Mariner and Maersk Master will provide towing…

OMV Buys Shell's NZ Assets

Dec 28, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell plc announced Friday it has completed the sale of its New Zealand upstream oil and gas assets, marking the supermajor's exit from the Oceania country.The $578 million sale to Austrian integrated oil and gas company OMV includes the Māui…

Woodside Enters FEED for Pluto Train 2

Dec 27, 2018

Australia's largest independent oil and gas company Woodside said it has awarded a contract to Bechtel (Western Australia) Pty Ltd to undertake front-end engineering design (FEED) for its proposed brownfield expansion of existing Pluto liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities…

Prelude FLNG Starts Production in Australia

Dec 26, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell said on Wednesday it has begun output at its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility in Australia, the world's largest floating production structure and the last of a wave of eight LNG projects built in the country over the last decade…

Total Sells 4% of Ichthys to Inpex for $1.6 Bln

Dec 13, 2018

French energy company Total said it has agreed to sell a 4 percent stake in its Australian Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to Japanese partner Inpex for $1.6 billion, following cost overruns.'This transaction is part of our constant portfolio review to optimize our capital allocation…

Exxon, BHP to Develop West Barracouta Gas Field

Dec 13, 2018

ExxonMobil Corp and the world's top miner BHP Billiton said on Thursday they approved development of the West Barracouta gas field in the Gippsland Basin in Australia, to bring fresh gas to Australian domestic markets.Exxon said the project…

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