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DOF Subsea Convicted of Breaching Health & Safety Duties During Diving Ops Offshore Australia

Oct 25, 2022

Subsea services firm DOF Subsea Australia was on Tuesday convicted of three counts of negligently breaching its health and safety requirements as an employer during saturation diving operations at an offshore field in Australia in 2017.According to Australia's offshore oil and gas safety regulator…

Woodside Lifts Output Forecast as Revenue Soars

Oct 20, 2022

Woodside Energy Group Ltd raised its annual production outlook on Thursday after posting record revenue as it benefited from firmer energy prices and its merger with BHP Group's petroleum assets, sending its shares soaring.The company became…

Santos Posts Record Revenue as LNG Prices, Volumes Soar

Oct 20, 2022

Australia's Santos Ltd said on Thursday its third-quarter revenue jumped over 88% to a record high on higher sales volumes and as a global energy crunch boosted liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices.The Adelaide-based company has benefited from…

Australia Promises Billions for Renewable Projects to 'Rewire' Power Grid

Oct 19, 2022

Australia on Wednesday announced plans to build renewable energy zones, wind projects and underwater electricity interconnectors, as it looks to build its renewable power capabilities and bring more clean energy into its national grid. The announcements…

Australia Appoints Special Envoy for East Timor Offshore Gas Project

Oct 18, 2022

Australia on Tuesday appointed former Victoria state premier Steve Bracks as its special representative for the Greater Sunrise gas project in East Timor as both countries look to break a stalemate over how to develop the gas fields.Australia…

MMA Offshore to Support Beach Energy Operations in Bass Strait, Australia

Oct 10, 2022

Australian offshore vessel owner MMA Offshore has secured a vessel contract with the oil and gas company Beach Energy.The MMA Coral will provide vessel support to Beach Energy’s two production platforms located in the Bass Strait, offshore Australia…

EIG's MidOcean Energy to Buy Tokyo Gas’ Interests in Gorgon, Pluto, Ichthys, Queensland Curtis LNG Projects

Oct 07, 2022

EIG-backed LNG company MidOcean Energy has agreed to acquire Tokyo Gas’ interests in a portfolio of four Australian integrated LNG projects, Gorgon LNG, Ichthys LNG, Pluto LNG, and Queensland Curtis LNG for $2.15 billion in cash. 'These integrated…

Carnarvon: 20 Offshore Prospects in Bedout Permits Could Hold More Than 1.5 BOE

Oct 06, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Carnarvon Energy said this week it had identified more than 100 prospects across its Bedout Permits, offshore W. Australia, the top 20 of which could hold over 1.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent in total. 'More…

Australian Court to Hear Santos Barossa Offshore Drilling Appeal in November

Oct 06, 2022

Australia's Federal Court will hear an appeal by Santos Ltd on Nov. 15-16 seeking to resume drilling at its $3.6 billion Barossa gas project off northern Australia over the objections of Tiwi Island indigenous land owners. Chief Justice James…

Decommissioning: Petrofac Takes Northern Endeavour FPSO Operatorship

Oct 05, 2022

Oilfield services firm Petrofac has officially taken over operatorship of the Northern Endeavour FPSO on behalf of the Australian Government, following the decommissioning contract award earlier this year.The Northern Endeavour FPSO is currently moored between the Laminaria and Corallina oil fields…

Petrofac Hires AHTS to Assist with Northern Endeavour FPSO Disconnection

Sep 27, 2022

Akastor's subsidiary DDW Offshore has won a one-year contract with Petrofac for the AHTS vessel Skandi Atlantic. The AHTS will support the disconnection of the FPSO 'Northern Endeavour' together with towing and well isolations work in the Laminaria Corallina oil fields in the West Timor Sea…

Australia - a Land of Promise and Hurdles for Offshore Wind Developers

Sep 26, 2022

Under a new government, Australia is shaping up to be the next big market for offshore wind developers, attracting interest from the likes of Shell, Denmark's Orsted and Norway's Equinor. But the industry, starting from scratch Down Under, faces a slew of challenges…

Australia Court Scraps Drilling Permit for Santos' $3.6B Barossa Offshore Gas Project

Sep 21, 2022

Australia's Federal Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of an indigenous group's challenge against a drilling permit for Santos Ltd's Barossa gas development, in what Santos called a 'disappointing' setback for the $3.6 billion project.Traditional…

Woodside Books Floatel's Accommodation Rig for Pluto Work

Sep 16, 2022

Floatel International, an offshore accommodation services provider, said Friday it had secured a contract with Woodside for the Floatel Triumph semi-submersible accommodation unit.The Floatel Triumph will provide support to Woodside's Pluto project in Western Australia…

BV Sees Surge in Decommissioning Support Orders. Beats Its Full Year Target

Sep 15, 2022

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore, the marine and offshore technical advisory branch of Bureau Veritas, saw a surge in the decommissioning support field orders in the first six months of 2022.The company said that new decommissioning support deals in the UK…

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