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Chevron Faces Two-week Total Strike at Australia LNG Projects

Sep 05, 2023

Workers at Chevron's Gorgon and Wheatstone liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in Australia plan a total strike for two weeks from Sept. 14, a union alliance said on Tuesday, a significant escalation on disputes over pay and conditions.The…

Offshore Alliance, Legeneering Agree on Decommissioning Rates for Workers

Sep 04, 2023

The Offshore Alliance and Australia's Legeneering reached an agreement on the decommissioning rates for the Thevenard offshore decommissioning workscopes, the union alliance said on Friday. Under the agreement, Legeneering will see members lock…

Talks to Avert Strike Called as Chevron Australia LNG Workers Reject Deal

Sep 01, 2023

Planned work stoppages next week at two of Australia's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities are scheduled to go ahead unless mediation can produce a deal after workers at Chevron rejected the company's offer on pay and conditions.Australia is the world's biggest LNG exporter…

Chevron's Union Fight Escalates in Australia

Aug 29, 2023

Chevron's two major LNG production facilities in Australia could face daily work stoppages of up to 10 hours next week after unions on Tuesday threatened labour action in a dispute over pay and conditions.Chevron's Gorgon and Wheatstone projects account for more than 5% of global LNG capacity…

Australia Announces 2023 Offshore GHG Storage Acreage Release

Aug 29, 2023

The Australian government has announced that 10 acreage release areas are available for bidding to explore offshore greenhouse gas storage locations.The areas are offshore of Western Australia, Victoria and Tasmania across seven basins: Bonaparte…

LNG: Asian Spot Prices Fall as Woodside Averts Strike

Aug 25, 2023

Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices eased from five-month highs, after workers at Australia's Woodside Energy ruled out the possibility of striking work, bringing some calm to a market hit by extreme volatility in recent days.The average…

Australia Union Threatens Strikes at Chevron LNG Facilities

Aug 25, 2023

Unions at Chevron's LNG facilities in Australia warned on Friday that work stoppages could cost the U.S. energy major billions of dollars if demands over wages and conditions were not met.The warning came even as workers at a nearby Woodside…

Jadestone Working to Restore Montara Venture FPSO Production

Aug 23, 2023

Jadestone Energy said it is making progress toward resuming production from the Montara Venture floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit offshore Australia.The Asia Pacific-focused independent oil and gas production company in…

Australia LNG Strikes Would Need to Last Over a Month to Spike Prices, Analysts Say

Aug 22, 2023

Threatened strikes by workers at Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) providers would need to last more than a month to significantly push up global prices, analysts said this week.The Woodside Energy and Chevron operations supply about 10%…

Woodside Says Constructively Addressed Several Worker Concerns

Aug 22, 2023

Woodside Energy has 'constructively addressed' several concerns of workers at Australia's largest LNG facility, its CEO said on Tuesday, a day before crucial talks with unions aimed at averting any industrial action that could disrupt global supplies of the super-chilled fuel…

Woodside Reports Strong Half Year Results

Aug 22, 2023

Woodside has released its half-year financial results which show a net profit after tax (NPAT) of US$1,740 million. Underlying NPAT was US$1,896 million, up 4% on the corresponding period in 2022, reflecting a full period of results with Woodside’s expanded operations portfolio…

Diamond Offshore's Ocean Apex Starts Drilling off Australia

Aug 21, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Diamond Offshore announced its semisubmersible rig Ocean Apex has commenced a two-well drilling campaign for Woodside Energy in Australia.The rig recently underwent a five-year special periodic survey at the Seatrium…

Unions Notify Woodside They May Strike at Key Australia Platforms

Aug 20, 2023

Unions at Woodside Energy Group's North West Shelf offshore gas platforms on Sunday announced plans to strike as early as Sept. 2, which could eventually disrupt shipments of LNG from top global exporter Australia.The strike threat escalates…

Workers Start Strike Vote at Chevron's LNG Facilities in Australia

Aug 18, 2023

Chevron faces the prospect of work stoppages or even an all-out strike at Australia's second-largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant at Gorgon and at its Wheatstone operations after voting opened on Friday for a union ballot. Australia is one of the largest exporters of LNG to the world…

Woodside, Unions Remain at Odds over Wages at Australia's Largest LNG Facility

Aug 16, 2023

Woodside Energy said 'positive progress' was being made on wage disputes at Australia's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility even as a union alliance said key differences remained ahead of further talks next Wednesday.Woodside's North West Shelf…

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