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Woodside Targets Infrastructure Asset Sales to Raise Funds for Scarborough

Nov 11, 2020

Australia's Woodside [Energy] has changed tack on plans to sell assets to help fund its $11 billion Scarborough gas project, now targeting infrastructure investors instead of energy companies amid a slump in oil and gas prices.Woodside said…

McDermott Bags Booster Compression Module FEED for Ichthys Platform

Nov 10, 2020

Offshore engineering and construction firm McDermott has won a contract to provide front end engineering and design (FEED) services for the INPEX-operated Ichthys Liquified Natural Gas Field Development, off Australia.The contract is for a booster compression module FEED with optional engineering…

Australia: Beach Energy Strikes Gas at Otway Basin Well

Nov 10, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Beach Energy has made a gas discovery at Enterprise 1 well in license VIC/P42(V) in the nearshore Victorian Otway Basin, Australia.The Enterprise 1 was spud from an onshore location, 3.5 km from Port Campbell and 8 km from the Otway Gas Plant…

Woodside, BHP Get Scarborough Production Licenses Offers

Nov 09, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Woodside has informed that the company and BHP, partners in the Scarborough offshore gas field in Australia, have received offers for the grant of petroleum production licenses for the blocks containing the gas field…

Australia's Santos Secures $750M Loan

Nov 05, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Santos has executed documentation to enter into a new US$750 million syndicated bank loan, to refinance existing debt facility established for the acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ northern Australian and Timor-Leste assets…

Australia: Santos Strikes Gas Sales Deal with Kleenheat

Nov 04, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Santos gas signed a new gas sales agreement to supply natural gas to Western Australian energy solutions provider, Kleenheat.Kleenheat is part of Wesfarmers Chemical, Energy and Fertilisers (WesCEF), a group of businesses that will also utilize the gas…

BP Spuds Ironbark-1 Well Offshore Australia

Nov 02, 2020

BP has started drilling at the Ironbark-1 exploration well in the WA-359-P in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia.According to Cue Energy, a partner in the project, the drilling started at 07:30hrs (AWST) on 31 October 2020. BP is…

Triangle Energy Starts Work to Bring Two Offshore Wells Back Online

Oct 27, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Triangle Energy has started works to bring back online two wells at the Cliff head offshore field in the Perth Basin, Australia.The two wells, CH-6 and CH-7, were shut in June. CH-6 was shut due to a pump failure…

BW Offshore Liquidates Subsidiary after FPSO Stuck in New Zealand for Months

Oct 23, 2020

Oslo-listed FPSO leasing specialist BW Offshore is liquidating its New Zealand subsidiary operating the FPSO Umuroa, stuck in New Zealand for months after the termination of the charter and the liquidation of its client Tamarind Resource. Tamarind…

Australia: Santos 3Q Revenue Drops on Lower Gas Prices

Oct 22, 2020

Australia’s Santos Ltd said on Thursday third-quarter revenue slid nearly 23%, hit by a drop in realized gas prices because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The country’s no. 2 independent gas producer said sales revenue came in at $797 million for the quarter ended September…

Prelude FLNG Won't Restart in 2020

Oct 16, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project off Australia, off line since early February, is working on restarting operations but would not resume full production this year. The troubled Prelude…

'Marine Seismic Survey Disruptor' Gets Industry Funding

Oct 14, 2020

Blue Ocean Seismic Services, a company that describes itself as 'the marine seismic survey disruptor,' has secured a total of £10 million of Series A investment from bp Ventures, Woodside Energy, and Blue Ocean Monitoring.The company will use…

Civmec Bags Long-term Deal with Woodside in Australia

Oct 13, 2020

Australian engineering and construction services firm Civmec has won a contract to support Woodside's onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities in Australia.'The Woodside contract is a term contract for five years, plus two one-year extension…

BP Gearing Up to Spud Ironbark-1 Well as Ocean Apex Rig Delivered

Oct 12, 2020

Oil major BP has taken over the Ocean Apex semi-submersible drilling rig in preparation for the spud of the Ironbark-1 well offshore W. Australia. Ironbark is estimated to contain 15tcf of prospective recoverable gas resource.The offshore drilling rig…

Australia: Hibiscus Enters Gippsland Basin Block

Oct 09, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas company has Hibiscus Petroleum has completed the acquisition from 3D Oil of a 50% interest in an oil and gas exploration permit in the prolific Gippsland Basin, off Victoria, AustraliaThe completion of the acquisition of…

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