Woodside updates offshore Senegal, Australia developments

April 18, 2019

Woodside Energy has contracted Shearwater GeoServices to acquire an HD 3D seismic survey over the SNE oil field offshore Senegal.

Jadestone outlines Montara incremental growth plans

April 18, 2019

Jadestone Energy has issued an update on its production improvement program for the Montara facilities in the Timor Sea offshore northern Australia.


Extension granted for gas-prospective permit offshore New Zealand

April 18, 2019

New Zealands Energy and Resources Minister has agreed to extend work obligations for the Clipper offshore permit by three years.

MMA Pinnacle heading to Australia

April 17, 2019

Woodside has contracted MMA Offshore to provide accommodation and walk-to-work vessel services to support platform maintenance operations offshore Australia.


Santos confirms strong gas find at Corvus offshore Western Australia

April 16, 2019

Santos says appraisal drilling of the Corvus field offshore Western Australia has confirmed a significant gas resource.

Shell commissions offshore Australia, North Sea seismic surveys

April 11, 2019

Shell has awarded Shearwater GeoServices a multi-project marine seismic 3D and 4D acquisition contract covering four separate surveys.


Offshore Scarborough gas could support Woodside LNG transaction

April 05, 2019

Woodside has signed a heads of agreement with ENN Group to supply 1 MM metric tons (1.1 MM tons) of LNG annually for 10 years, starting in 2025.

Maersk ultra-deepwater semi wins long-term contract off Australia

April 03, 2019

The ultra-deepwater semisub Mærsk Deliverer has received a three-year contract from Inpex Australia and joint venture participants for drilling at the Ichthys field offshore Western Australia.


Free cash flow for E&P companies reaches record high

April 02, 2019

The world’s publicly listed oil and gas companies are bringing in cash at the best rate ever witnessed even though oil prices have only partially recovered from the huge drop suffered in 2014 and 2015, according to Rystad Energy.

Storm threat lifted for Stag infill well offshore Australia

April 02, 2019

Infill drilling has resumed at the Stag oil field offshore Western Australia, after operations had to be suspended due to the approach of tropical cyclone Veronica.


Stag drilling suspended until cyclone clears

March 25, 2019

Bad weather related to the approach of tropical cyclone Veronica have halted preparations for an infill drilling program at the Stag oil field offshore Western Australia.

Sole offshore construction phase concluded

March 18, 2019

The 67-km (41.6-mi) subsea control umbilical connecting the offshore Sole gas field to APA Group’s Orbost gas plant on the coast of Victoria has undergone testing following installation.


Chevron chooses subsea compression for Jansz-Io gas

March 12, 2019

Chevron has contracted Aker Solutions to support delivery of a subsea compression system for the Jansz-Io gas field, 200 km (124 mi) offshore Western Australia.

Ocean Infinity takes stake in Australian survey specialist

March 11, 2019

Ocean Infinity has agreed to take a 25% stake in Guardian Geomatics.


PTTEP makes gas discovery offshore northern Australia

March 08, 2019

PTTEP Australasia has made a gas and condensate discovery with the Orchid-1 exploration well in permit AC/P54 in the Timor Sea.

Subsea 7 assessing scope for three Woodside projects

March 06, 2019

Woodside Energy has contracted Subsea 7 to perform engineering studies for three new projects offshore Western Australia and Senegal.


Jadestone details drilling schedule for offshore Australia oil fields

March 06, 2019

Jadestone Energy intends to start an infill drilling campaign on the Stag oil field offshore Western Australia.

More reforms needed to stimulate Asia/Pacific exploration

February 28, 2019

Exploration investment across the Asia/Pacific region fell by 66% from 2014 to around $6 billion last year, according to Wood Mackenzie.


Searcher completes 2D seismic survey offshore northern Papua New Guinea

February 27, 2019

Searcher Seismic, in cooperation with BGP, has completed the Triok broadband non-exclusive 2D seismic survey in the northern basins of Papua New Guinea.

Santos taking charge of four Bonaparte basin permits

February 25, 2019

Santos has reached agreements that will lead to an alignment of its interests in four exploration permits in the Bonaparte basin offshore northern Australia.


Beehive 3D data under review

February 25, 2019

Melbana Energy says fasttrack processed data has been delivered from last August’s Beehive 3D seismic survey offshore northern Australia.

Ensco semisub to drill for Apache in the Gulf of Mexico

February 21, 2019

Ensco plc has provided an update on its offshore drilling rig fleet.


Exploration drilling pick-up could bring big rewards

February 19, 2019

Various offshore exploration wells planned this year could lead to ‘elephant’ finds, according to consultant Rystad Energy.

Rig lined up for initial Ironbark well offshore Australia

February 13, 2019

BP has contracted the Diamond Offshore semisubmersible Ocean Apex to drill the potentially giant gas prospect Ironbark offshore Western Australia.



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