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Santos begins Peluang production

Mar 24, 2014

Australia-based Santos Ltd. announced that natural gas production has commenced ahead of schedule from the Peluang gas project offshore East Java in Indonesia. Sanctioned in February 2013, Peluang is a tie-back to the existing facilities…

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…

Cardno acquires PPI Group

Mar 19, 2014

Australia's infrastructure & environmental services consultancy Cardno Ltd. reported its largest acquisition to date with the purchase of the PPI Group of companies (PPI) headquartered in Houston, Texas for US$145 million. Cardno CEO…

AWE to sidetrack Pateke well

Mar 18, 2014

Australia-based AWE Limited will now attempt to drill a sidetrack well in New Zealand after drilling issues encountered last week on the Pateke-4H were unable to be resolved. The lower part of the hole has been abandoned.   Read more on Pateke drilling:http://www…

ALS acquires BMP

Feb 24, 2014

ALS Oil & Gas, the new international oilfield services company, formed through the acquisition of Reservoir Group by ALS Ltd. in 2013, has acquired the North American completions services provider, BMP Enterprises LLC (BMP). The acquisition…

Swire to launch OverVU at AOG

Feb 21, 2014

The global launch of a significant new product line will be the key topic for discussion when Swire Oilfield Services brings its international team to AOG 2014 in Perth from February 19-21. A number of senior executives from the UK and…

Wartsila designs FPP for Woodside FPSO

Feb 17, 2014

The technical design and installation of a new fixed pitch propeller (FPP) undertaken by Wärtsilä for the Ngujima-Yin FPSO has been successfully finalized. The FPSO is operated by Woodside Energy Ltd., an independent Australian oil and gas company…

Equus delayed but not dead

Feb 10, 2014

US explorer Hess remains 'confident' that its billion dollar Australian gas project will proceed. The Equus project, Hess Corp.’s planned contribution to Australia’s push for world leadership in liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, has…

AWE starts drilling on Pateke-4H

Feb 10, 2014

The Kan Tan IV semisubmersible drilling rig began drilling the Pateke-4H well in PMP 38158 on 9 February 2014. The rig drilled a 36in. hole to a depth of 234m, and preparations are being made to run and cement a 30in. conductor. The Pateke…

Wood Group,Trac team up in Australia

Feb 06, 2014

Wood Group Kenny Pty Ltd. (WGK) and TRAC Oil & Gas Pty Ltd. (TRAC) signed a formal MoU for the provision of integrated integrity management, inspection, verification, non-destructive testing (NDT) and rope access solutions to conventional oil…

ThoughtStream: Offshore safety demands continuous focus

Feb 01, 2014

As the regulator for the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore oil and gas industry, it should come as no surprise that everything we do at the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) is seen through the lens of the 1982 Ocean Ranger disaster…

EV opens new Australia facility

Jan 20, 2014

Downhole-video technology company EV opened a new base in Australia. The company’s new Australian base, located in Perth, was established to aid local operations and provide a regional presence for projects in the area. Features of the…

Shell exits Wheatstone project

Jan 20, 2014

Shell agreed to sell its stakes in the Chevron-led Wheatstone-Iago joint venture and the Wheatstone LNG project off Western Australia.  The company sold its 8% equity interest in the Wheatstone-Iago JV and its 6.4% interest in the Wheatstone…

NZ awards five new offshore permits

Jan 16, 2014

The government of New Zealand awarded five permits for offshore oil and gas exploration in Block Offer 2013. Australia’s Woodside Energy Holdings and New Zealand Oil and Gas were jointly awarded two offshore permits-one in the Taranaki region…

Prelude float out

Jan 16, 2014

Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility floated out of the dry dock at Geoje, South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries yard, where the facility is currently under construction. Upon completion, Prelude FLNG will be the largest-ever floating facility…

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