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Asia, Australia Snub IEA's Call to Halt new Fossil Fuel Investments

May 19, 2021

Asian energy officials on Wednesday disputed the International Energy Agency's (IEA) call for no new oil, natural gas and coal investments for the world to be able to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, viewing that approach as too narrow…

Australia: NOPSEMA Approves Inpex's Seismic Survey Plans

May 17, 2021

The Australian offshore oil and gas safety regulator NOPSEMA has approved Inpex's plans for 2D seismic surveys offshore W. Australia.Inpex's proposed survey will cover the WA-532-P and WA-533-P offshore blocks in the Browse and Offshore Canning Basins…

BW Offshore Taps NOV's APL for Barossa FPSO STP System

May 11, 2021

FPSO specialist BW Offshore has awarded NOV's APL a contract to supply a large submerged turret production (STP) system for the FPSO to be deployed at Santos' Barossa gas and condensate field located offshore of Australia.The Barossa field is…

OMV Hires MMA for Offshore Decom Work in New Zealand

May 11, 2021

OMV New Zealand has awarded Australia's MMA Offshore a contract to help with the decommissioning of several wells in the Maui field, 35 kilometers off the coast of Taranaki, New Zealand.MMA’s UK-based engineering team has designed and developed…

Carnarvon: Buffalo Drilling Rig Tender Nears Completion. Spud Date Set for Q4

May 11, 2021

The tender process for an offshore drilling rig to be used for the drilling of Carnarvon Petroleum's and Advance Energy's Buffalo offshore well in the Timor Sea is nearing completion, and the spud date is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021…

OMV Hires Valaris Jack-Up Rig for New Zealand Drilling

May 03, 2021

OMV New Zealand has confirmed for Offshore Engineer that the company has hired Valaris' Gorila VII jack-up rig for work offshore New Zealand.Following a report last Friday by Bassoe Offshore that the two companies had struck an offshore drilling rig deal…

Eni, Santos Eyeing Upstream, CCUS Collab

May 03, 2021

Italian oil company Eni and Australia-based Santos on Monday agreed to jointly seek cooperation opportunities in Australia and East Timor.Under the non-binding memorandum of understanding, the companies will look at potential optimizations, synergies…

Santos Green Lights TechnipFMC for Barossa Subsea Scope

Apr 27, 2021

TechnipFMC said it received a notice to proceed for a subsea production system contract from Australian gas producer Santos for the Barossa field development project, located 300 kilometers north of Darwin.The contract scope covers the supply of subsea trees and associated control systems…

Santos Posts 9% Revenue Rise, Sees Higher LNG Prices in Q2

Apr 21, 2021

Australian gas producer Santos Ltd on Thursday posted a 9.2% rise in first-quarter revenue, helped by firmer commodity markets as global economies recover from last year's pandemic lows, and forecast stronger liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices for the second quarter…

Path Clear for Woodside to Take Over FAR's Sangomar Stake as Remus Drops Out

Apr 21, 2021

Private investment fund Remus Horizons which last week launched a conditional takeover offer for the Australian oil company FAR, eyeing its stake in the RSSD offshore area in Senegal, containing the Sangomar offshore oil development, is now backing out from the FAR pursuit…

Undertun Industri to Provide Gangway for MMA Offshore in Australia

Apr 20, 2021

Norway-based Undertun Industri has signed a contract to provide rental of a 15m Motion Compensating Gangway to the Australian offshore vessel operator MMA Offshore.'The gangway will provide safe and efficient crew transfer from an MMA Offshore…

Carnarvon Wraps Buffalo Farm-Out. Drilling to Start in Late 2021

Apr 20, 2021

Australian oil and gas companies Carnarvon Petroleum and Advance Energy have completed the Buffalo oil field farm-out agreement as all the necessary conditions have been met.Carnarvon in December 2020 announced that Advance Energy would acquire 50% of the Buffalo project in the Timor Sea…

Cooper Energy Charters Helix's Q7000 Rig for P&A in Australia

Apr 19, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Cooper Energy has hired Helix Energy Solutions' Q7000 light well intervention offshore rig, to support decommissioning work at the company's Basker, Manta and Gummy (BMG) fields in the Gippsland Basin, off Australia…

New Woodside Boss Faces Existential Threats, Outgoing CEO Coleman Says

Apr 16, 2021

Woodside Petroleum's outgoing boss said on Friday his replacement will face two company-defining challenges: replacing its aging assets and managing the transition to cleaner energy.Australia's top independent gas producer is betting its future on the $11 billion Scarborough gas project…

Woodside, Santos Investors Strike Down Activist's Push for Oil and Gas Operations Wind-down

Apr 15, 2021

Investors in Australia's top two independent oil and gas producers on Thursday rejected an activist group's push to get the companies to spell out plans to wind down their operations to help curb global warming.The resolutions were ultimately…

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