Wheatstone News

Inflatable support

Apr 01, 2015

Chris Sparrow shows how using inflatable buoyancy for pipelaying operations could result in shallow-water savings. Inflatable buoyancy units during deployment on Wheatstone.  Photo from Allseas…

Tap taps Australia's offshore

Mar 09, 2015

Perth, Australia, based explorer Tap Oil has been awarded 100% of Blocks W14-7 and W14-16 in the Barrow and Dampier sub-basins on Australia's North West Shelf. The blocks were awarded as part of Australia's Work Program Round 1, which…

ACCC good with Woodside, Apache deal

Mar 05, 2015

Woodside Petroleum's proposed acquisition of Houston-based Apache's interests in the Wheatstone, Balnaves and Kitimat projects are moving forward after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced that it will not oppose the deal…

Australian and New Zealand offshore exploration

Mar 01, 2015

Angus Rodger and Matt Howell discuss the exploration environment as well as the potential impact from the recent fall in oil prices on Australian and New Zealand projects. Graphs from Wood Mackenzie.   Australia…

Ennsub completes Wheatstone work

Jan 26, 2015

Ennsub completed the design, manufacture, testing and installation of bespoke sealing systems for the Wheatstone liquefied natural gas (LNG) platform off Australia. The company designed two different systems to provide an external and internal sealing system for 64-off 8 in…

Chevron, SK LNG sign Gorgon contract

Jan 21, 2015

Chevron’s Australian subsidiaries signed a binding sales and purchase agreement (SPA) with SK LNG Trading (SK), in which SK will receive 4.15 million-tonne of liquefied natural gas (LNG) over a five-year period starting in 2017. Gorgon LNG site…

Current complexities

Jan 01, 2015

The weather conditions west of Shetland are some of the harshest in the world, even without the help of hurricanes, typhoons and squalls. Elaine Maslin reports on how some companies are attempting to better understand the region. The…

Woodside buys Apache LNG stakes

Dec 15, 2014

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum will purchase Houston-based Apache’s interest in two LNG projects, Wheatstone and Kitimat LNG (pictured, right) for approximately US$2.75 billion. Apache announced in late July that it would exit the two…

Jumbo taps Technip for Wheatstone

Dec 09, 2014

Jumbo signed a contract with Technip Oceania for the installation of 13 subsea structures for the Chevron Wheatstone Project.  The subsea structures comprise of pipeline termination structures, subsea isolation valve structures, tee protection structures and drill center manifolds…

Keppel gets US$120 million contracts

Oct 07, 2014

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. (Keppel O&M) wholly owned subsidiaries Keppel Shipyard Ltd and Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co. Ltd were awarded contracts worth approximately US$120 million. From Keppel   Bumi…

Apache to exit high-profile LNG projects

Aug 12, 2014

US oil and gas company Apache says it will exit both Chevron-operated LNG projects, Kitimat and Wheatstone, in which the company holds equity interests in order to focus on its more lucrative onshore business. Apache’s Chairman and CEO G…

Big gets bigger - and more capable

Aug 01, 2014

Frank Verhoeven  Boskalis is eyeing an increasing role in offshore oil and gas and renewables projects—including the potential to dry dock floating production vessels at sea. Elaine Maslin found out more…

Australian Parliament repeals maritime crew visas

Jul 17, 2014

On 17 July, senators in the Australian Parliament voted to disallow the Federal Government from continuing to issue Maritime Crew (subclass 988) visas to foreign workers for the purposes of working in Australia’s offshore oil and gas industry…

Shell cuts stake in Woodside

Jun 17, 2014

Royal Dutch Shell is selling a major portion of its stake in Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd., raising AU$5.7billion. Shell is selling 9.5% back to Woodside, and another 9.5% to institutional investors, at a small discount to the closing share price on 16 June 2014…

CB&I wins $625m Wheatstone job

Mar 19, 2014

CB&I announced it has been awarded a contract by Bechtel valued at about US$625 million to provide structural, mechanical and piping construction work for all outside battery limits modules and associated units for the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project at Ashburton North in Western Australia…

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