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Record Production for Santos

Jan 22, 2020

Santos Ltd posted record annual production on Wednesday, benefiting from higher gas output at its Western Australia assets.Australia's second-biggest independent gas producer acquired Quadrant Energy in late 2018 for more than $2 billion, boosting…

Shell Makes 'Significant' Gas Find Offshore Australia

Dec 23, 2019

Shell announced a 'significant' gas and condensate discovery in the Browse Basin off the northwest coast of Western Australia, unlocking potential to develop a tieback to Shell's mega Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility.Drilling of the Bratwurst -1 exploration well…

Australia Extends Review of Equinor Drilling Plan

Nov 11, 2019

Australia's offshore safety watchdog has asked Equinor ASA to modify its drilling plan before it can win approval to explore for oil and gas off South Australia, the regulator said on Monday.Green groups want the regulator to bar Equinor from drilling in the Bight…

OWC Opens Aussie Office

Nov 03, 2019

International engineering consultancy Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) is setting up an office in Australia, as offshore wind plans in the country are moving forward.The International Energy Agency’s recently launched “Offshore Wind Outlook 2019” has identified more than 7…

Polarcus Awarded XArray Project In Australia

Oct 24, 2019

Offshore geophysical company Polarcus said it has revived an award for an XArray marine seismic acquisition project in Australia with an approximate duration of one month.The project will commence in the first quarter of 2020, immediately following…

Equinor Wins Exploration Permit off Australia

Oct 10, 2019

Norway's Equinor ASA said on Thursday it has been awarded a new exploration permit in shallow waters off Western Australia, close to the Dorado field, Australia's biggest oil find in more than two decades.Equinor, which will be 100% owner and operator of the permit…

Australia's Explorers Step Up Oil Hunt

Oct 01, 2019

Australia's oil exploration has picked up over the past year following the country's biggest find in more than two decades, and could drive a resurgence in production that has fallen to a near 50-year low.A successful hunt for liquids could eventually beef up fuel security in Australia…

ExxonMobil Looks to Sell Australian Assets

Sep 18, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp said on Wednesday it was looking to sell its 50% stake in the Gippsland Basin oil and gas development in Australia's Bass Strait as part of a broader review of its global portfolio of assets.The sale could fetch up to $3 billion…

Bayu Undan Gas Contracts Updated

Sep 02, 2019

Liquefied natural gas producer ConocoPhillips announced new production sharing contracts with East Timor for the ageing Bayu Undan gas field on Saturday, following the implementation of a new maritime border with Australia.The gas condensate deposit in the Timor Sea…

Flowserve Inks Deal for Prelude FLNG

Aug 12, 2019

Flowserve Corporation (FLS), a provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has entered into a five-year contract with Shell Australia to provide general maintenance services for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquified Natural Gas (FLNG) facility…

Australia Ratifies Maritime Boundaries with East Timor

Jul 29, 2019

Australia passed a legislation that sets down maritime boundaries with East Timor on Monday, providing a framework for the two countries to split revenue from the offshore Greater Sunrise natural gas field.Both sides signed the historic treaty…

MAN Wins Chevron FEED Gig

Jul 18, 2019

Chevron Australia has awarded a contract to MAN Energy Solutions to support the front-end engineering and design study of a subsea compression solution for Chevron-operated Jansz-Io field off Western Australia.According to a press note from the German tech major…

Inpex Wins Offshore Australia Block

Jul 15, 2019

Japan’s largest exploration and production company Inpex Corporation has announced that through a subsidiary, it was awarded an exploration permit for Release Area AC/P66 (the Block) as operator in Australia’s 2018 offshore petroleum exploration acreage release…

Australia Dominates China's LNG Supply

Jun 14, 2019

Australia's fast-expanding liquefied natural gas industry has this year been supplying the lion's share of China's growing demand for imports of the commodity, with appetite surging as Beijing shifts away from dirtier fuels such as coal.Australia…

Prelude FLNG Ships First LNG Cargo

Jun 11, 2019

The first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has sailed from Shell’s Prelude floating LNG (FLNG) facility offshore Australia, Shell announced Tuesday alongside its joint venture partners INPEX, KOGAS and OPIC.This shipment from the world’s largest floating producer of LNG…

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