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Montara

Jadestone shuts down Montara field after oil spill

Jadestone Energy has halted production from its Montara Venture Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Australia following an oil spill. The spill occurred on 17 June 2022 during routine production and crude oil cargo operations, crude oil was being transferred between two crude oil tanks onboard the Montara Venture FPSO. During the transfer, oil was observed …
8 rivers

Pilot signs on hydrogen partner 8 Rivers for $1 million

Pilot Energy has concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with 8 Rivers Capital (8 Rivers) for 8 Rivers to invest in the Mid-West Clean Energy Project. The MOU contemplates that 8 Rivers’ support will take the form of an investment of $1 million, split equally in cash and in-kind, for project costs and 8 Rivers …
NWS Project

EPA gives Woodside nod for NWS Project extension

The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has made public its report on the North West Shelf (NWS) Project extension proposal. This includes recommending key environmental conditions for the ongoing operations of the NWS in the decades ahead. The Woodside-operated NWS Project pioneered the LNG industry in Australia and has delivered a significant portion of …

Gas

Hazer Group completes construction and commissioning at CDP

Hazer Group has completed construction and commissioning activities at the Hazer Commercial Demonstration (CDP) located at Woodman Point, Western Australia. The Hazer CDP is the first fully integrated demonstration of the Hazer process. The facility will process biogas produced from the treatment of wastewater at the Woodman Point Water Recovery Facility to produce hydrogen as …
otway

Phase 5 approvals for Otway secured

Phase 5 of the early dive installation environment plan for Beach Energy’s partially owned Otway Gas Development has been officially approved by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA). Early dive installation activities are to be centred around the Thylacine Diverless Integration Skid (T-DIS), which is located approximately 30 m from the …

Oil

cliff head

Final oil lifted at Cliff Head project

The Cliff Head joint venture (JV) has announced that the final lifting of oil from the Kwinana Oil Terminal to BP Singapore was undertake on 8 May 2022. The final lifting comprised of 139,992 barrels sold at $US105.2 ($146) and the tank bottoms of 88287 barrels sold at October’s price of $US75.70 ($105). The Cliff …

Woollybutt to be decommissioned

The National regulator has approved Eni Australia’s plans to decommission subsea infrastructure in the Woollybutt Field, located in the North-West region of Australia. Outlined in the environment plan (EP), Eni plan to decommission and remove 10 umbilicals and jumpers, four flexible flowlines, four jumpers, four flexible risers, eight concrete mattrasses and 16 grout bags. In …

Hydrogen

mtpa

New hydrogen project at Brighton to green Tasmanian industry

ReNu Energy has confirmed that the design for the Hydrogen Tasmania Brighton Project is being completed. The project, which aims to support industry growth through early hydrogen production, is to be funded by ReNu Energy, and developed by its subsidiary Countrywide Renewably Hydrogen (CRH). CRH has agreed to a term sheet and has executed an …
ARENA invests in Newcastle hydrogen potential hume highway

Hume Highway hydrogen refuelling network begins

Hydrogen Fuels Australia and Clara Energy have agreed to plan and build a green hydrogen distribution network along the Hume Highway corridor. Both companies assert that the first hydrogen refuelling station is scheduled to open in 2025. Clara Energy is a developer of a large-scale green hydrogen production facility in the New South Wales area …

People and Policy

Scarborough Project

Woodside determined to protect Scarborough Project

The Australian Conservation Foundation Incorporated (ACF) has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia in relation to the environmental assessment of Woodside’s Scarborough Project. The ACF is seeking an injunction to restrain offshore project activities. However, the Scarborough Project has been the subject of rigorous environmental assessments by a range of regulators including the …
Armour

Armour appoints new CFO

Armour Energy has appointed Geoff Walker as chief financial officer (CFO) and joint company secretary of the company. Armour’s current chief financial officer, Craig Gouws, has resigned and will assist with transitional arrangements over the coming weeks. Walker is a chartered accountant and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. With over 30 years …
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Yolla infill

Beach Energy’s Yolla infill drilling project under assessment

Beach Energy has proposed to drill a single new infill well in the Yolla field in Bass Basin, offshore Victoria, and has submitted an environment plan (EP) to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA). NOPSEMA confirmed that Beach submitted the EP on 3 June 2022, proposing to drill a single new …
ichthys

NOPSEMA approves operations on Ichthys project

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has approved operations for INPEX’s Ichthys project. Commonwealth approval to develop the Ichthys Field in the Browse Basin was acquired in 2011. This development included the installation and operation of the offshore infrastructure for the 40-year field life. INPEX’S environmental plan (EP) for the project, …

Shell full steam ahead for Crux

Shell Australia and its joint venture (JV) partner, SGH Energy, have taken a final investment decision to approve the development of the Crux natural gas field. Crux is set to provide further supplies of natural gas to existing Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility. The Crux field is in Commonwealth marine waters in the …
Hydrogen

Hydrogen boost for Goondiwindi

Goondiwindi has been brought one step closer to having a regional hydrogen economy thanks to $2 million in funding from the Palaszczuk Government. Goondiwindi’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) is likely to become one of Australia’s first to expand into hydrogen production, according to Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles. “The Queensland Government …
Kanga-1 well

Kanga-1 yields disappointing results for Finder

Finder Energy has confrimed that no commercial hydrocarbons have been intersected at the Kanga-1 well after the Diamond Offshore Apex semi-submersible drilling rig began activities. The well is located in the WA-412-P exploration permit in the Dampier sub-basin. SapuraOMV, operator of WA-412-P, has been managing well operations on behalf of the joint venture (JV). The …