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Qld signs hydrogen agreement with European port

Queensland is powering ahead in the new global renewable energy era, taking another significant step towards exporting green hydrogen to Europe’s largest port. Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said a memorandum of understanding has now been signed with the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands to collaborate on opportunities to develop …
Otway Gas

Athena Gas Plant experiences setback

Cooper Energy has provided an update on its operations in the Gippsland, Otway and Cooper Basins, with the Athena Gas Plant showing a decrease in processing rates. Otway Basin Due to a mechanical failure that resulted in a two-day plant shutdown, the Athena Gas Plant has shown a 19 per cent decrease in its average …
Ichthys gas project

NOPSEMA approves EP for Ichthys project

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has approved INPEX‘s environmental plan (EP) for the Ichthys project, allowing the offshore facility to continue its operations and conduct maintenance activities. The EP, which was submitted by INPEX in August 2021, is the first five-year revision of project’s the operation. Now that it has …


NOPSEMA expands to offshore infrastructure

Woodside’s Eaglehawk-1 to be decommissioned

Woodside has been given approval by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) to decommission the Eaglehawk-1 exploration well. The decommissioning project will involve the removal of the wellhead and both permanent and temporary guide bases. The Eaglehawk-1 exploration well is located within permit WA-28-P, approximately 137 km north-west of Dampier in …

Vali pipeline tie-in agreement executed

Metgasco, alongside its ATP 2021 joint venture (JV) partners Vintage Energy and Birdgeport, have executed a pipeline tie-in agreement with the South Australian Cooper Basin joint venture (SACB). In an announcement on Wednesday 4 May, the oil and gas explorer and producer confirmed that the deal provides for the connection of the Vali gas flowline …



Jadestone to drill new wells at Stag facility

Jadestone Energy has been given the green light by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) to drill two new production wells, located offshore in Western Australia. NOPSEMA has also approved the plugging and abandonment of two existing suboptimal wells using a mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU). The location of the proposed …
Kanga-1 well

Drilling of Kanga-1 well to commence

The Diamond Offshore Ocean Apex semi-submersible drilling rig has mobilised to the Kanga-1 well, Finder Energy has announced. Drilling of the Kanga-1 well is expected to commence over the weekend. If no issues are encountered, it will take around 25 days to complete, and will reach a total depth of 3,300 metres. Located in the …


Hydrogen Superhighway

CS Energy, Senex join forces in QLD renewable hydrogen project

CS Energy and Senex Energy have joined forces in a deal that will produce green hydrogen to fuel the latest stop on the east coast Hydrogen Superhighway, establishing even greater job opportunities in regional QLD. The two companies will partner to develop the Kogan Renewable Hydrogen Demonstration Plant, located near Chinchilla. The production facility will …
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FFI, Firstgas to investigate NZ green hydrogen distribution

Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and Firstgas Group have embarked on a new collaboration to explore New Zealand’s potential for new green hydrogen projects. After signing a non-binding memorandum of understanding, the two companies have agreed to explore opportunities to produce and distribute green hydrogen in New Zealand. Together, they will conduct feasibility studies to assess existing energy …

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WA set for green hydrogen plant

A feasibility study for a green hydrogen plant in the City of Cockburn, Western Australia, has been completed with promising results. The study, which was awarded $149,000 from the McGowan government’s Renewable Hydrogen Fund, investigated whether green hydrogen could be used to replace Cockburn’s use of fossil fuels. The report indicates that this would be …
Northern Endeavour

Decommissioning of Northern Endeavour step closer

A $325 million contract has been signed with Petrofac Facilities Management for the decommissioning of the Northern Endeavour, offshore in the Timor Sea. As part of the contract, Petrofac will deliver phase one of the project, which will see the Northern Endeavour disconnected from the subsea equipment, and temporary suspension of wells. Minister for Resources …
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CCS pilot program

Woodside, EMRC collaborate on carbon re-use project

Woodside Energy will action a carbon-to-products pilot project in collaboration with the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC). The project will involve greenhouse gases, including methane and carbon dioxide, recycled into useful products such as ethanol. This process will utilise technologies developed by ReCarbon and LanzaTech, two US-based companies. By integrating these technologies, the project will …
Santos sells Barossa interests

Santos sells interest in Barossa

JERA, a subsidiary of Tokyo Electric Power Group and Chubu Electric Power Group, has secured the 12.5 per cent sale in the Barossa project from Santos. The sale saw Santos receive $US327 million (over $462 million) in cash proceeds. The project’s participants now include Santos (50 per cent), SK E&S (37.5 per cent) and JERA (12.5 per cent). Located in the Bonaparte …
Cliff Head

Cliff Head JV reaches agreement for restructure

Pilot Energy and Triangle Energy have reached an agreement on the key principles to restructure the existing joint venture ownership arrangements for the Cliff Head joint venture (CHJV) and the proposed Cliff Head carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. At the end of March Pilot announced it had been undertaking feasibility studies into the potential …

Bounty increases stakes in Cerberus project

Bounty Oil & Gas has announced that it has exercised its option under the Farmin Agreement with Coastal Oil and Gas to earn 50 per cent in the Cerberus project, Western Australia. Bounty chief operating officer Kane Marshall said the company is doing what is necessary to capitalise on the current oil and gas market …

Dorado production licence confirmed

The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) has agreed to grant the joint venture a life-of-field production licence (PL) for the four blocks containing the Dorado field. The joint venture, consisting of Carnarvon Energy and Santos, has accepted the PL offer, with a PL to be granted by NOPTA shortly. Once granted, the PL enables …