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Jadestone, OMV Extend Long-stop Date for New Zealand Oilfield Transaction

Jul 02, 2021

Oil and gas companies Jadestone Energy and OMV New Zealand have given themselves more time to complete the transaction related to the Maari offshore field in New Zealand.Singapore-based Jadestone in November 2019 agreed to buy OMV's 69% operated interest in the Maari Project for $50 million…

Chevron Sanctions $4B Jansz-Io Compression Project Offshore Australia

Jul 02, 2021

Oil and gas major Chevron as the operator of the Gorgon gas project has, with its partners, agreed to proceed with the Jansz-Io Compression (J-IC) project, offshore W. Australia. The investment is estimated at around $4 billion (AU$6 billion)…

Carnarvon Picks Jack-up Rig for Buffalo Well in Timor Sea

Jun 30, 2021

Australian oil company Carnarvon Petroleum has selected a jack-up drilling rig for the Buffalo-10 well offshore Timor-Leste, planned to be drilled in October of this year.The company has signed a letter of intent with an undisclosed offshore drilling contractor…

Australia's Oil Industry Slams 'Extreme' Levy for Timor Sea Field Decommissioning

Jun 29, 2021

Australia's oil industry lobby group on Tuesday slammed as 'extreme' the amount the government has proposed as a levy on all of the country's offshore oil producers to cover the cost of decommissioning an offshore field.The levy was announced in May…

Australia: Santos Starts Dorado Offshore Field FEED

Jun 29, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Santos on Tuesday announced the start of Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) for the Dorado field development in the Bedout Sub-basin, offshore Western Australia. Contracts are expected to be awarded in the next few months…

Australia Tells Companies to Nominate Acreage for Offshore Carbon Storage

Jun 16, 2021

Australia asked companies on Wednesday to nominate offshore acreage they want to explore for places to bury carbon dioxide, part of a government drive to promote carbon capture and storage (CCS) to help cut emissions.'The coalition government…

Australia Opens Bidding for Offshore Exploration Acreage

Jun 15, 2021

Australia has this week opened bidding for the 2021 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release, offering areas with around 80,000 square kilometers of new acreage available for exploration in Commonwealth waters.Minister for Resources, Water…

Decarbonization an Opportunity, Not a Threat for Australia, Santos CEO Says

Jun 15, 2021

Australia, the world's biggest exporter of coal and liquefied natural gas, should view decarbonization not as a threat but as an opportunity to create a 'new, large-scale industry' in carbon offsets, Santos CEO Kevin Gallagher said on Tuesday…

Woodside Faces Cost Increase at $11B Scarborough Gas Project

Jun 09, 2021

Woodside Petroleum is in the final stages of working out costs on its Scarborough gas and Pluto LNG expansion project, as it faces rising labor and steel costs, the company’s boss said on Tuesday.The Scarborough development offshore Western…

Australia: Advent Energy Issues Call for Offshore Drilling Rig to Drill Baleen-1 Well

Jun 09, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Advent Energy has issued a call for tender for the delivery of offshore drilling services for its Baleen-1 well, off Newcastle, Australia.The tender has been issued to multiple drilling contractors who have semi-submersible drilling units in the region…

New Zealand: Jadestone Energy to Wrap Maari Field Buy in 2H 2021

Jun 09, 2021

Oil and gas firm Jadestone Energy, which has, since 2019, been working to complete the acquisition of OMV's interest in the Maari field off New Zealand, now expects to wrap the deal 'in the second half of 2021.'Singapore-based Jadestone in November…

Australia Allocates Funds for Six Carbon Capture Projects

Jun 08, 2021

The Australian government picked six-carbon capture, use, and storage projects on Monday to receive a total of A$50 million ($39 million) in funds as it looks to accelerate the development of the technology to cut emissions.Carbon capture has…

Australia: Sparrows to Maintain Cranes on Chevron's Wheatstone, Gorgon Facilities

May 26, 2021

Sparrows, a provider of energy industry engineering and maintenance services, has been awarded a contract by Chevron Australia to work on the Gorgon and Wheatstone natural gas projects.Sparrows said Wednesday it would support the safety and…

Benthic Wraps Geotechnical Survey at Santos' Dorado Site

May 26, 2021

Benthic, part of Acteon's geoservices division, has said it has completed geotechnical site investigation services for Santos at the Dorado field off the coast of Western Australia.Benthic said this week that the work at the Dorado site involved…

Timor Leste: Santos Kicks Off Bayu Undan Infill Drilling

May 25, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Santos has started Phase 3C infill drilling program at the Bayu-Undan field, offshore Timor-Leste.Under the $235 million drilling program, sanctioned in January, Santos will drill three production wells and will develop additional natural gas and liquids reserves…

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