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ExxonMobil Calls on Heavy Lift Contractors to Deliver Proposals for Bass Strait Platforms Removal

Jun 28, 2022

ExxonMobil's Australian subsidiary Esso Australia, the operator of the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture, has recently started a technical tender procedure process for the decommissioning of several offshore platforms in Australia's Bass Strait.For this initial tender round, ExxonMobil is seeking technical proposals from a variety of experienced offshore heavy lift contractors, each of whom needs to detail how they plan to carry out the platform removal activities required…

Valaris' Semi-Sub Reaches Santos' Barossa Gas Field

Jul 20, 2022

Offshore drilling firm Valaris said Tuesday that its Valaris MS-1 semi-submersible drilling rig had reached Santos' Barossa gas field offshore Australia.'On July 16, the VALARIS MS-1 completed the tow from Dampier to the Barossa Field offshore…

BlueFloat Energy and Energy Estate to Build 1.15GW Offshore Wind Farm in Australia

Jun 23, 2022

BlueFloat Energy and Energy Estate partnership on Thursday announced its latest offshore wind development in Australia – the 1.155 GW Southern Winds offshore wind project.Southern Winds will use bottom-fixed technology and will be located 10…

Green Group Asks Court to Stop Woodside's Scarborough Offshore Gas Project

Jun 22, 2022

The Australian Conservation Foundation said it has asked the Federal Court to stop Woodside Energy Group from working on the $5.7 billion [for the offshore component only] Scarborough gas project until an assessment is made about its potential impact on the Great Barrier Reef…

Corio Generation Wants to Build 2.5 GW Wind Farm Offshore Victoria, Australia

Jun 10, 2022

Corio Generation, a recently established offshore wind branch of Macquarie's Green Investment Group (GIG), is planning a major new offshore wind project in Australia, named Great Eastern Offshore Wind.If approved for construction following ongoing…

New CEO for Australia's First Offshore Wind Farm Project

Jun 06, 2022

Charles Rattray has been appointed the CEO of Star of the South, Australia’s first planned offshore wind project, and will start his role in August.Rattray was previously the Managing Director of Nexif Energy, where he oversaw energy projects…

No Oil, Gas Found at Closely Watched Exploration Well off W. Australia

Jun 06, 2022

Western Gas said on Monday its Sasanof-1 exploration well off Western Australia found no hydrocarbons, in a big disappointment for one of the most closely watched drilling campaigns in Australia this year.Ahead of drilling, the Sasanof prospect…

Europe's Dash for Gas & FSRUs Puts Australia's LNG Import Plans at Risk

Jun 01, 2022

Europe's race to replace Russian gas supply has threatened Australia's plans for five gas import terminals as they compete for key infrastructure, raising the risk of a supply shortfall in Australia's populous southeast in the next two years…

Australia's Woodside Expects Long-term Gain from Energy Security Fears

Apr 26, 2022

Australia's Woodside Petroleum reported a more than twofold jump in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, buoyed by rising oil and gas prices, and it expects to benefit in the longer term from energy security fears due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine…

Pluto Gas Processing Starts at Australia's North West Shelf, Woodside Says

Mar 31, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Woodside said Wednesday that the processing of gas from the offshore Pluto fields in W. Australia had started ahead of schedule at the North West Shelf Project’s (NWS) Karratha Gas Plant (KGP). 'This accelerated…

Australia's First LNG Import Terminal Seen Ready by Late-2023

Mar 22, 2022

Squadron Energy, the private company building Australia's first LNG import terminal, expects its Port Kembla facility in New South Wales to be ready to take its first gas shipment by the end of 2023, its commercial director said on Tuesday.Squadron Energy…

Australia: ExxonMobil Investing $295M to Boost Gas Production from Gippsland Basin Assets

Mar 17, 2022

ExxonMobil's Australian subsidiary Esso Australia has made a final investment decision to develop additional gas from the Gippsland Basin Kipper offshore field in Australia's Bass Strait.The company said the move would 'help secure much-needed supply for the Australian domestic market…

dCS, JX NOEX File Bid for Offshore Carbon Capture & Storage Project in Australia

Mar 16, 2022

Australian carbon capture and storage firm deepC Store (dCS) said Wednesday it had with JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation (JX NOEX) submitted a joint bid for a Greenhouse Gas Assessment Permit for a Greenhouse Gas Storage Acreage Release Area in offshore Australia…

Offshore Wind Industry Coming to Australian Waters

Mar 11, 2022

Offshore wind is playing an important role in Europe’s shift to renewables. Australia’s excellent offshore resources now look like they are going to contribute to our own energy transition. Last week, the Victorian government announced ambitious…

PHI International to Provide Crew Transfer Services for Woodside's Scarborough Project

Feb 23, 2022

Offshore helicopter operator PHI International (PHI) has said it has won 'a significant' aviation services contract with Woodside, as an operator for and on behalf of the Scarborough Joint Venture, in Western Australia. The contract will see PHI transporting personnel from Learmonth Airport…

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