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Beach Energy Boosts Gas Supply to Australian East Coast Market with Two Otway Basin Wells

May 17, 2023

Australian oil and gas company Beach Energy said Wednesday it had connected the offshore Otway Basin Thylacine North 1 and 2 development wells to the Otway Gas Plant and is now delivering additional gas into the Australian East Coast gas market…

Specialized Vessel Arrives in Port Taranaki for Tui Offshore Oil Field Decommissioning

May 15, 2023

The third stage of work to decommission the Tui oil field will begin this week when a specialist well intervention vessel arrives at Port Taranaki, the port said Monday.Helix Energy Solutions’ Q7000 semi-submersible vessel that specializes in decommissioning projects…

'Major Operator' Chooses Transocean Rig for Australian Offshore Drilling Project

May 10, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Transocean has secured a drilling contract for its Transocean Equinox offshore drilling rig.Transocean said that the semi-submersible drilling rig had won a contract with a 'major operator' in Australia. Transocean did not say who the client was…

Australia Gov't to Change Petroleum Tax, LNG Projects to Pay More

May 08, 2023

Australia will change its Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT) to increase the tax paid by the offshore LNG industry, moves that should increase revenue by A$2.4 billion ($1.6 billion) over the next four fiscal years, Treasurer Jim Chalmers said on Saturday…

Greater Sunrise Offshore Gas Project Decision Expected by November, Timor Gap CEO Says

May 04, 2023

The head of East Timor's national oil company said he expects a decision by November on whether to pipe natural gas from its offshore Greater Sunrise project to the Southeast Asia island or to Australia for liquefaction and export.Production at the new field could start around 2030…

Woodside Directors Re-elected Despite Climate Strategy Concerns

Apr 28, 2023

Woodside Energy Group Ltd's WDS.AX shareholders on Friday supported its management pay report and re-election of directors despite a strong push by activist groups and some smaller investors upset over its climate report to reject the plans…

Woodside's Stalled Browse LNG Project Still 'Very attractive' - CEO

Apr 21, 2023

Woodside Energy Group Ltd's CEO played down concerns over the status of its long-delayed Browse liquefied natural gas (LNG) project on Friday after the company reported a decline in first-quarter sales revenue relative to the December quarter…

Transocean's Backlog Grows to $8.6B with Latest Rig Deals in Norway and Australia

Apr 19, 2023

Deepwater drilling company Transocean has secured $546 million worth of drilling contracts in the past quarter, according to its rig fleet status report issued Tuesday.The contracts were secured by four rigs, the Transocean Enabler, Transocean Encourage…

Australia Aims for More Carbon Capture Projects

Apr 18, 2023

The importance of carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) to reaching net zero has been highlighted in a new Australian Government report calling for more support for the technology.The policy insights paper, “Reduce, remove and store…

SSE and Equis Form Joint Venture for Offshore Wind Project in Australia

Apr 04, 2023

UK-based offshore wind developer SSE Renewables and Asia Pacific-focused renewable energy developer Equis have formed a joint venture to bid for a feasibility license to develop, construct, own, and operate an offshore wind farm project in Australia…

Banks Urged to Withdraw $1B Loan for Santos' Barossa Offshore Gas Project

Apr 04, 2023

A group of Australian Indigenous people has lodged human rights grievances with 12 Australian and international banks urging them to withdraw a $1 billion loan to Santos Ltd for its Barossa offshore gas project. Environmental and Indigenous groups have been campaigning for years against the $3…

Shell Australia Names New Chair

Mar 30, 2023

Cecile Wake will succeed Tony Nunan as Chair of Shell Australia effective May 22, 2023, Shell Australia said Thursday. Nunan, who led the Australian business for the past three years, will take up the newly created role of Chief of Staff and Corporate Relations…

Australia Passes Tougher Emissions Reduction Law that Hits Gas Investments

Mar 30, 2023

New rules that cap total Australian greenhouse gas emissions and curb some new gas and coal investments in the country will come into effect on 1 July after parliament passed an upgraded emissions reduction plan on Thursday.The 'Safeguard Mechanism'…

Transocean Adds $113M to Backlog with New Offshore Rig Contract Wins

Mar 29, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has won contracts for two of its harsh environment semi-submersible drilling rigs. The contracts are worth around $113 million in total for the firm part.Transocean said that its Transocean Endurance offshore…

New Consortium Pursues Floating Offshore Wind Development in Australia

Mar 22, 2023

Offshore installation firm Subsea 7, Australian company Spark Renewables, and international floating wind farm developer Simply Blue Group have created a consortium to pursue floating offshore wind development offshore New South Wales (NSW)…

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