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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…

Australia's Offshore Decommissioning Levy Arbitrary and Disappointing, ExxonMobil, Chevron Say

May 20, 2021

U.S. oil majors Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp on Thursday branded Australia's proposed industry-wide levy to cover the cost of decommissioning an offshore oil field, which neither has had any stake in, as 'arbitrary' and 'disappointing'…

Australia: Gov't Stuns Oil Firms with Levy to Decommission Abandoned Timor Sea Field

May 12, 2021

Australia has stunned the oil industry with a levy to cover the estimated $200 million cost of removing facilities and cleaning up the area around an oil field off northwest Australia after the small company that owned the project collapsed…

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…

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…

Coatings Giant Hempel Buys Wattyl Australia and New Zealand

Apr 01, 2021

Coatings manufacturer Hempel has completed the acquisition of Wattyl Australia and New Zealand, increasing its footprint in Australia and New Zealand.On 18 February 2021, Hempel A/S signed an agreement to acquire leading paint and coatings manufacturer…

Australia Gets Center for Oil and Gas Infrastructure Decommissioning

Mar 11, 2021

National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) has established what it calls The Centre of Decommissioning Australia (CODA), citing 'a much-needed collaborative effort to address the challenges and maximize the opportunities of decommissioning Australia’s aging oil and gas infrastructure…

More Work in Australia for Shearwater GeoServices

Mar 04, 2021

Offshore seismic survey services company Shearwater GeoServices has won a contract for a 3D multisensor marine seismic survey, in the Otway Basin, offshore Australia.'We see a solid, consistent level of activity in Australia where we have multiple projects booked in 2021”…

Solstad's PSV, AHTS Secure Australia Contracts

Feb 26, 2021

Solstad Offshore, a Norway-based offshore vessel operator, on Friday said it had won contracts for the vessels Normand Ranger and Far Seeker in Australia.The Normand Seeker, a large AHTS, has been awarded a contract in Australia with the start slated for the second quarter of 2021…

PTTEP Taps Petrofac for P&A Project Off Australia

Feb 09, 2021

Oilfield services company Petrofac said Tuesday it has secured a Well Project Management contract in Australia with the Thai oil firm PTTEP.Petrofac will provide all project manpower to enable the execution of plug and abandonment operations…

Australia: North West Shelf Partners Execute 3rd Party Gas Processing Deals

Dec 23, 2020

Partners in Australia's North West Shelf (NWS) project have executed gas processing agreements for processing third-party gas through the NWS Project facilities.The agreements were signed with Woodside Burrup Pty Ltd (Woodside Burrup), in respect of gas from the Pluto fields…

Solstad on a Roll: Scores Vessel Charters in India, Australia

Dec 17, 2020

Just hours after announcing three contracts for its platform suppliers in the North Sea and Suriname, Norwegian offshore vessel operator Solstad Offshore released a separate statement on Thursday, announcing charters for three construction vessels…

Australia: ExxonMobil Calls Off Sale of Gippsland Basin Fields

Nov 30, 2020

ExxonMobil has called off the potential multibillion-dollar sale of its oil and gas assets in Australia’s Bass Strait, according to the Australian Financial Review.The decision by the U.S. oil major comes just six weeks after the deadline for…

Australia: Melbana Energy Expands Offshore Acreage Near Beehive Prospect

Nov 26, 2020

Australian oil and gas Melbana Energy has been awarded two additional petroleum exploration permits offshore northern Australia, near the license containing the Beehive prospect.The application was made for the permit areas, designated as WA-544-P and NT/P87…

Inpex Adds More Work for Solstad AHTS Duo at Ichthys Field

Nov 20, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Solstad Offshore said Friday that oil and gas company Inpex had extended charters for two of its anchor handlers in Australia.Japan's Inpex had in October 2019 awarded three-year contracts for two Solstad Offshore…

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