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Maersk Supply Service Secures Work in Australia

Jan 09, 2019

Maersk Supply Service announced Wednesday it has lined up work for two anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels in support of a drilling program offshore Australia.Under a contract awarded by Chevron Australia, the vessels Maersk Mariner and Maersk Master will provide towing…

Prelude FLNG Starts Production in Australia

Dec 26, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell said on Wednesday it has begun output at its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility in Australia, the world's largest floating production structure and the last of a wave of eight LNG projects built in the country over the last decade…

PGS Sues Polarcus in Australia

Dec 07, 2018

Offshore geophysical company Polarcus Limited said it is being sued by PGS Australia Pty Ltd for patent claims relating to the acquisition of seismic data on three surveys in Australia and the processing of that data.'These proceedings follow…

DOF Subsea Awarded Australian IMR Contract Extension

Nov 29, 2018

The international subsea operating company DOF Subsea said that its subsidiry DOF Subsea Australia Pty Ltd’s existing Subsea Inspection, Maintenance and Repair Contract with Chevron Australia has been extended. DOF Subsea has successfully provided IMR vessel…

East Timor Buys Shell's Stake in Greater Sunrise

Nov 21, 2018

East Timor has agreed to buy Royal Dutch Shell's stake in the Greater Sunrise natural gas fields off the northern coast of Australia for $300 million, the government and Shell Australia said on Wednesday.The agreement for Shell's 26.56 percent…

Australia’s Oil and Gas Industry Calls for Competitive Tax Regime

Nov 04, 2018

Changes to the petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT) announced today by the Commonwealth must be assessed carefully by Australia’s oil and gas industry, said the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA).“Attracting investment…

Australia Awards Seven New Offshore Permits

Nov 02, 2018

The future of oil and gas exploration in Australia looks bright after new offshore petroleum exploration permits were awarded by the Government that could see more than $530 million invested over the next six years.Minister for Resources and…

Woodside Energy GWF-2 Commences Production

Oct 25, 2018

Australian oil and gas company with a global presence  Woodside announced that the Greater Western Flank Phase 2 (GWF-2) Project off the north-west coast of Australia has commenced gas production.A press release from the operator of the North…

Stena Drilling Retires Semi-Submersible Rig

Oct 04, 2018

Stena Clyde (Australia) Pty Ltd have decided to remove the Stena Clyde from active service and retire the rig from the Stena Drilling fleet.The rig has been warm stacked in Australia for the past three years and is presently in Singapore.  Although…

Inpex Ships First Condensate Cargo from Ichthys FPSO

Oct 02, 2018

Inpex Corporation announced the departure of its first shipment of condensate from the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG Project.The cargo departed from the Project’s massive offshore floating production, storage and offloading facility - the Ichthys Venturer –moored in the Browse Basin…

Chevron, Woodside get three blocks off Western Australia

Oct 05, 2017

Chevron Australia and its 50:50 partner Woodside Energy have acquired exploration interests in three blocks in the Northern Carnarvon Basin off the Western Australia coast. Map of new acreage, from Chevron…

Fugro’s AG to join its geoconsultancy practice

Jan 16, 2014

Fugro’s wholly-acquired Advanced Geomechanics Pty Ltd. (AG) will become part of its global geoconsultancy practice.The nearly 20-year-old, Perth- based AG provides geotechnical and geophysical engineering and consulting services, and partnered with companies including Woodside…

ABB wins $45m Ichthys work

Apr 08, 2013

Power and automation firm ABB has won two contracts worth a combined $45million on the Ichthys oil and gas project offshore Western Australia.Ichthys field layout (Image: Inpex)The firm has been appointed the main electrical contractor (MEC) for a new floating production…

Natural gas lifts Australian reserves

Feb 01, 2013

As Australia grapples with chronic oil production decline in the face of rising imports, the buoyant gas sector offers the prospect of rising revenue from LNG export. John Mueller reports.Eyebrow Natural gas lifts Australian reserves As Australia…

Skills shortage complicates Australian resource boom

Apr 01, 2012

The energy industry skill shortage has renewed long-running debates in Australia over immigration and at times pitted the population centers in the east against the resource-rich but sparsely populated west. The topic was on the minds of many…

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