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.

Chevron contracts Transocean ultra-deepwater drillship

February 11, 2019

Transocean Ltd. has provided an update on its offshore drilling rig fleet.


Jadestone finds rig for Stag infill well

February 11, 2019

Jadestone Energy has contracted the jackup Ensco 107 for infill drilling on the Stag oilfield offshore Australia.

Benthic to conduct geotechnical campaign at Scarborough offshore Australia

February 07, 2019

Benthic has won a contract from Woodside for a geotechnical investigation in the North Carnarvon basin offshore Western Australia.


Shell awards FEED contract for Prelude ‘satellite’ gas platform

February 06, 2019

Shell Australia has contracted Wood and KBR to undertake integrated front-end engineering design for the Crux gas project offshore Western Australia.

McDermott to manage FEED for Scarborough gas field floater

February 05, 2019

Woodside Energy has contracted McDermott International to perform front-end engineering and design for a semisubmersible floating production unit for the Scarborough gas field development offshore Western Australia.


NZOG set to join Ironbark well partnership offshore Australia

January 29, 2019

Cue Energy has completed the funding requirements for the Ironbark-1 exploration well on the WA-359-P permit offshore Western Australia.

CGG completes offshore Western Australia 3D campaign

January 24, 2019

CGG has completed seismic acquisition across the WA-458-P permit offshore Western Australia, according to Australian E&P company FAR.


Partners approve two Otway basin exploration wells

January 23, 2019

Cooper Energy expects to drill exploration wells this year on the Annie and Elanora prospects in the VIC/P44 permit in the Otway basin offshore Victoria, Australia.

Subsea Integration Alliance secures first project offshore Australia

January 17, 2019

Esso Australia Pty Ltd. has awarded Subsea Integration Alliance EPCIC contracts for the West Barracouta gas project offshore Australia.


Woodside launches FEED phase for Scarborough gas project

January 16, 2019

Woodside Energy has issued four front-end engineering design contracts for the proposed Scarborough gas field development offshore Western Australia.

Deepwater plays dominate Southeast Asia 2019 drilling

January 14, 2019

Wood Mackenzie expects a pickup in offshore exploration this year across Southeast Asia and Australasia.


Chevron Australia charters two Maersk Supply Service vessels

January 09, 2019

Chevron Australia has contracted two Maersk Supply Service’s newbuild anchor handling tug supply vessels to support the Gorgon Stage Two drilling program.

Enfield FPSO taken off station

January 07, 2019

Woodside Energy has removed the FPSO Nganhurra from the depleted Enfield oil field, 50 km (31 mi) northwest of Exmouth, Western Australia.


OMV takes on Shell’s interests offshore New Zealand

December 28, 2018

OMV has completed its acquisition of Shell’s Upstream business in New Zealand for $578 million.

Expanded Pluto LNG complex could handle Scarborough gas

December 27, 2018

Woodside Energy has contracted Bechtel (Western Australia) to perform front-end engineering design for the Pluto Train 2 project.


Prelude FLNG receives first gas

December 26, 2018

Production has started through the Prelude floating liquefied natural gas vessel in block WA-44-L offshore Western Australia, according to partner INPEX.

Noble jackup wins three contracts offshore Australia

December 14, 2018

Noble Corp. has issued an update on its offshore drilling rig fleet.


Total reduces stake in Ichthys LNG

December 14, 2018

Total has signed an agreement to divest a 4% interest in the Ichthys liquefied natural gas project in Australia to INPEX for $1.6 billion.

Gippsland basin venture sanctions West Barracouta tieback

December 13, 2018

ExxonMobil has decided to develop the West Barracouta gas field in the Bass Strait off southeast Australia in order to bring new supplies to the Australian domestic market.


McDermott, BHGE named development partners for Equus gas project

December 12, 2018

McDermott International Inc. and BHGE have signed a MoU with Western Gas Corp. Pty Ltd. to be the exclusive development partners for the Equus gas project offshore Western Australia.

Cause of damage to Sole pipeline identified

December 11, 2018

Cooper Energy has issued an update on repairs to the new subsea pipeline for its Sole gas project offshore Victoria.


Seismic option waived to speed up Beehive well planning

December 04, 2018

Melbana Energy, Total, and Santos have agreed to modify a commercial agreement to speed up preparations for potential drilling of the Beehive-1 prospect offshore northwest Australia.

Tap withdrawing from Carnarvon basin offshore block

November 30, 2018

Tap Oil has agreed to sell its 22.474% interest in the WA-33-R permit in the Carnarvon basin offshore Western Australia to its joint venture partners Quadrant Oil and Santos.



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