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Jadestone Working to Restore Montara Venture FPSO Production

Aug 23, 2023

Jadestone Energy said it is making progress toward resuming production from the Montara Venture floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit offshore Australia.The Asia Pacific-focused independent oil and gas production company in…

Australia LNG Strikes Would Need to Last Over a Month to Spike Prices, Analysts Say

Aug 22, 2023

Threatened strikes by workers at Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) providers would need to last more than a month to significantly push up global prices, analysts said this week.The Woodside Energy and Chevron operations supply about 10%…

Woodside Says Constructively Addressed Several Worker Concerns

Aug 22, 2023

Woodside Energy has 'constructively addressed' several concerns of workers at Australia's largest LNG facility, its CEO said on Tuesday, a day before crucial talks with unions aimed at averting any industrial action that could disrupt global supplies of the super-chilled fuel…

Woodside Reports Strong Half Year Results

Aug 22, 2023

Woodside has released its half-year financial results which show a net profit after tax (NPAT) of US$1,740 million. Underlying NPAT was US$1,896 million, up 4% on the corresponding period in 2022, reflecting a full period of results with Woodside’s expanded operations portfolio…

Diamond Offshore's Ocean Apex Starts Drilling off Australia

Aug 21, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Diamond Offshore announced its semisubmersible rig Ocean Apex has commenced a two-well drilling campaign for Woodside Energy in Australia.The rig recently underwent a five-year special periodic survey at the Seatrium…

Unions Notify Woodside They May Strike at Key Australia Platforms

Aug 20, 2023

Unions at Woodside Energy Group's North West Shelf offshore gas platforms on Sunday announced plans to strike as early as Sept. 2, which could eventually disrupt shipments of LNG from top global exporter Australia.The strike threat escalates…

Workers Start Strike Vote at Chevron's LNG Facilities in Australia

Aug 18, 2023

Chevron faces the prospect of work stoppages or even an all-out strike at Australia's second-largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant at Gorgon and at its Wheatstone operations after voting opened on Friday for a union ballot. Australia is one of the largest exporters of LNG to the world…

Woodside, Unions Remain at Odds over Wages at Australia's Largest LNG Facility

Aug 16, 2023

Woodside Energy said 'positive progress' was being made on wage disputes at Australia's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility even as a union alliance said key differences remained ahead of further talks next Wednesday.Woodside's North West Shelf…

Taiwan's CPC says it has Australian Approval for Dorado Project

Aug 16, 2023

Taiwan's state-owned energy company CPC said Wednesday it had received Australian government approval to acquire four subbasin permits in oilfields off Western Australia from Carnarvon Energy.CPC's subsidiary OPIC Australia Pty Ltd reached the deal with Carnarvon in February…

Outcome of Chevron, Woodside, Australian Unions Talks May Take Days

Aug 15, 2023

Negotiations between Chevron, Woodside Energy Group, and Australian unions on Tuesday are unlikely to yield results for days because unions will need to consult members on any decision, according to a source with knowledge of the matter that was not authorized to speak to media…

Australia Opens Consultation on Illawarra Offshore Wind Zone

Aug 14, 2023

The Australian government has opened consultation on a new offshore wind zone off the Illawarra, a region on nation’s east coast, south of Sydney.The proposed offshore wind area is 1461 square kilometres with the potential to generate up to 4…

LNG's Calm Veneer Stripped by Australia Strike Threat

Aug 14, 2023

The comfort that had characterised natural gas markets in Asia and Europe in recent months was shown to be a mere illusion by the threat of strike action at three major Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants.In the blink of eye, a market…

Australia regulator clears way for strike vote at Chevron's Wheatstone, Gorgon LNG Plants

Aug 11, 2023

Australia's labor regulator cleared the way for strike action at Chevron's Wheatstone and Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities if workers vote in favor of such a step, fuelling concerns the country's exports could be cut.The Fair Work…

How Would a Strike at Australian LNG Facilities Affect Gas Markets?

Aug 11, 2023

Chevron and Woodside Energy Group said on Thursday they are holding talks with unions to avert strikes at Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities that together account for around 10% of global production.Concerns over industrial action…

Jadestone Energy Working to Address Tank Defect on Montara Venture FPSO

Aug 10, 2023

Asia Pacific-focused Jadestone Energy, which last month shut down production from its Montara Venture FPSO off Western Australia due to an issue with the FPSO's 4S ballast water tank,is still working to address the defect in the tank.Jadestone Energy said Thursday that since the shutdown…

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