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Woodside Energy, Santos End Talks on $52 Billion Merger

Feb 06, 2024

Australia's Woodside Energy and Santos said on Wednesday they had ended talks to create a possible A$80 billion ($52 billion) global oil and gas giant.Woodside, which is more than twice as large as Santos in terms of market value and revenue…

Valaris Starts Drilling at Woodside’s Scarborough Field

Feb 06, 2024

Offshore drilling company Valaris has started drilling the first of eight gas development wells at Woodside’s Scarborough project offshore Australia.The 2012-built rig, VALARIS DPS-1, has been employed for the assignment. It’s of F&G ExD Millenium…

DOF Vessel to Report for Duty Offshore Australia

Feb 02, 2024

Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF Group has secured ‘substantial contract’ with an international oil company for the platform supply vessel (PSV) Skandi Kvitsøy.The vessel will work in Australian waters and further strengthen DOF’s presence in Australia…

Saipem Confirms Incident on Castorone Pipelayer at Scarborough Gas Project

Jan 30, 2024

Italian offshore services company Saipem has reported an incident on its flagship Castorone vessel during a pipelaying operation at Woodside’s Scarborough gas field offshore Australia.Saipem has confirmed that early on the morning of January…

Skandi Emerald AHTS Set for Petrofac’s Northern Endeavour FPSO Job

Jan 30, 2024

Akastor's subsidiary DDW Offshore has secured a contract extension with Petrofac for its AHTS vessel that will be put on the Northern Endeavour FPSO disconnection job offshore Australia.The contract extension follows the original one-year contract…

McDermott and Baker Hughes Install Subsea Infrastructure at Ichthys Field

Jan 25, 2024

Engineering company McDermott and Baker Hughes have completed the installation of subsea infrastructure at the Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) field in northern Australia.The work was conducted for Inpex as part of the contract McDermott and Baker Hughes secured in 2019…

BlackRock to Acquire Global Infrastructure Partners in $12.5B Deal

Jan 15, 2024

BlackRock said on Friday it would buy Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) for $12.5 billion in a major bet on alternative assets and announced a shake-up of its top management.The deal, which includes $3 billion in cash and 12 million BlackRock shares…

Australian Court Lets Santos Build Barossa Pipeline

Jan 14, 2024

Australia's Santos can proceed with construction of an undersea pipeline vital to its $4.3 billion Barossa gas project after a court on Monday ruled in favor of the oil and gas firm in a dispute with an Indigenous man looking to pause the work…

Valaris Nets Over $1B in Rig Contract Awards and Extensions

Jan 10, 2024

Offshore drilling company Valaris has secured approximately $1.14 billion in new contracts and contract extensions for its drillships and jack-up rigs across the Americas, Europe and Australia.The $1.14 billion worth contracts were awarded in the last two months of 2023…

Shell Restarts LNG Loadings from Prelude

Dec 28, 2023

Shell said on Thursday it has resumed loading liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes from its Prelude facility offshore Australia following major maintenance.The giant floating LNG production facility located some 475 km (300 miles) off the west…

Santos Receives Drilling Approval for $4.3 Billion Barossa Gas Project

Dec 18, 2023

Australian oil and gas major Santos said on Monday it had received approval for a revised drilling plan at its $4.3 billion Barossa gas project, although the fate of a pipeline to take gas to shore remains locked in a legal dispute.Santos was…

Shell's Prelude FLNG Facility Resumes Operations

Dec 18, 2023

Shell has resumed operations at its Prelude liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility 475 kms (300 miles) off the west coast of Australia and its first cargo could be loaded within days, two industry sources told Reuters on Monday.The timing of the…

Woodside in Talks with Santos to Form $52 Billion Australian Gas Giant

Dec 07, 2023

Australia's Woodside Energy and Santos said on Thursday they were in preliminary talks to create an A$80 billion ($52 billion) global oil and gas giant, as consolidation among international energy firms intensifies.Combining two of Australia's…

Shell's Prelude LNG Facility Expected to Resume Exports Next Month

Nov 27, 2023

Shell has almost finished extensive maintenance at its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility off Australia and is set to resume exports next month, according to industry sources and shipping data.The timing of the giant floating…

Santos, ADNOC Enter CCS Collaboration Deal

Nov 22, 2023

Australian oil and gas company Santos has entered into a strategic collaboration agreement with Abu Dhabi based oil and gas firm ADNOC to collaborate on carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects.The agreement will explore the potential for establishing…

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