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Western Gas applies for extension at Sasanoff

Western Gas has applied for a suspension and extension to its WA-518-P permit offshore Western Australia where it plans to drill the Sasanoff-1 well. The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator reported on Tuesday that the company had also applied for a suspension, extension and variation for WA-519-P. Last month Western Gas submitted its plans to … <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> To access this post, you must purchase a <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/register">subscription</a>. If you have an existing subscription, please login <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/my-account/">here</a>. </div> </div>
Otway Gas

Beach Energy approved for Otway wells

Beach Energy has been given the green light by the national petroleum regulator to undertake subsea installation and commissioning activities associated with the Otway offshore phase four development, Victoria. Outlined in its environment plan to the the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA), the project is located in petroleum production licence VIC/L23, … <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> To access this post, you must purchase a <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/register">subscription</a>. If you have an existing subscription, please login <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/my-account/">here</a>. </div> </div>
Leigh Creek Energy

First contract milestone achieved for Leigh Creek

DL E&C has achieved its first milestone for Leigh Creek Energy’s (LCK) on the fertiliser contract for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC). It has fulfilled this by providing all the pre-requisite detailed conditions which have been reviewed and accepted by LCK, progressing the agreement to the next stage. LCK managing director Phil Staveley said it … <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> To access this post, you must purchase a <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/register">subscription</a>. If you have an existing subscription, please login <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/my-account/">here</a>. </div> </div>

Gas

Carnarvon boosts Bedout database following survey

Carnarvon Petroleum has completed the Keraudren extension 3D seismic survey, acquiring an additional 2600km2 over the Bedout Basin, Western Australia. This area contains a large seriatim of 50 prospects and leads, many with stacked targets, in a diverse range of plays and with direct access to the interpreted hydrocarbon source kitchens. The prospects and leads … <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> To access this post, you must purchase a <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/register">subscription</a>. If you have an existing subscription, please login <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/my-account/">here</a>. </div> </div>

Santos, Oil Search agree on merger deal

Santos and Oil Search have agreed on a merger ratio, with the companies a step closer to having a diversified portfolio of high-quality, low-cost assets across Australia, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and North America. Under the revised merger proposal, Oil Search shareholders will own 38.5 per cent of the merged group and Santos shareholders will … <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> To access this post, you must purchase a <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/register">subscription</a>. If you have an existing subscription, please login <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/my-account/">here</a>. </div> </div>

Oil

New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

Chevron has announced new changes to its leadership team, with both appointments being employees within the company already. The following industry appointments have been made. Jeff Gustavson, Chevron New Energies president: Chevron has appointed Jeff Gustavson as president of Chevron New Energies, beginning in his role from August 2. Gustavson will lead a new, dedicated organisation focused on … <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> To access this post, you must purchase a <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/register">subscription</a>. If you have an existing subscription, please login <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/my-account/">here</a>. </div> </div>
Red Skye Energy locks in SA government approval for Killanoola

Red Skye Energy locks in SA government approval for Killanoola

Red Skye Energy has received approval from the South Australian Department for Energy and Mining (DEM) to begin operations at the Killanoola oil project. Location in the PRL13, the announcement follows the company successfully inspecting the surface pump at the Killanoola-1 DW-1. The inspection of the above ground linear rod pump (LRP) at the Killanoola-1 … <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> To access this post, you must purchase a <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/register">subscription</a>. If you have an existing subscription, please login <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/my-account/">here</a>. </div> </div>

Hydrogen

New regulations take effects on ARENA’s expanded scope

New regulations have been introduced for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), with it now being able to provide financial support to priority low emission technologies. Identified under the Australian Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap, the new regulations will allow ARENA to take a key role in driving down the cost of deploying the priority low-emission … <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> To access this post, you must purchase a <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/register">subscription</a>. If you have an existing subscription, please login <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/my-account/">here</a>. </div> </div>
Hydrogen-powered vehicles

Hydrogen-powered vehicles boost Qld’s recovery plan

Queensland’s first hydrogen-powered cars have hit the streets, helping the state work towards its zero-emission goal and Queensland’s economic recovery plan. Hydrogen Minister Mick de Brenni said the arrival of five hydrogen-powered Hyundai NEXOs takes the Palaszczuk Government’s fleet of zero-emission vehicles to 60 of a planned 144 electric vehicles in total by years end. … <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> To access this post, you must purchase a <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/register">subscription</a>. If you have an existing subscription, please login <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/my-account/">here</a>. </div> </div>

People and Policy

Sweetman Renewables

Qld zero-carbon scheme guarantees hydrogen

The Queensland Government has taken another step towards establishing  credentials as a leading generator of renewable energy jobs. Speaking at the Queensland Smart Energy Summit, Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said partnering with the Smart Energy Council’s zero-carbon certification scheme would bring further investor confidence to the state as part of … <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> To access this post, you must purchase a <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/register">subscription</a>. If you have an existing subscription, please login <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/my-account/">here</a>. </div> </div>
renewable hydrogen

Victoria on mission for renewable hydrogen future

The Victorian Government is helping businesses to switch to renewable hydrogen, with $7.2 million in funding to deliver trials, pilots and feasibility studies. Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced two new grants programs that will support the industrial sector to prepare for renewable hydrogen by funding a variety of projects … <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> To access this post, you must purchase a <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/register">subscription</a>. If you have an existing subscription, please login <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/my-account/">here</a>. </div> </div>
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Projects Updates

Dorado, Buffalo excel during quarter: Cook

Carnarvon Petroleum reached a number of milestones during the second quarter of 2021, with it commencing front-end engineering and design (FEED) activities for the Dorado oil development, edging the project closer to a final investment decision next year. The initial Dorado development will involve the production of oil and condensate through a well head platform … <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> To access this post, you must purchase a <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/register">subscription</a>. If you have an existing subscription, please login <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/my-account/">here</a>. </div> </div>
Bayu-Undan Field

Bayu-Undan phase 3C production exceeds Santos’ expectations

Santos, as operator of the Bayu-Undan joint venture, has announced that production from the phase 3C infill drilling program at the Bayu-Undan field has begun, with the first well producing better than anticipated. The first well has been brought online at 178 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) of gas and 11,350 barrels per … <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> To access this post, you must purchase a <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/register">subscription</a>. If you have an existing subscription, please login <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/my-account/">here</a>. </div> </div>
Leigh Creek pipeline

SA Water begins construction of Leigh Creek pipeline

South Australia Water is constructing a new 22.5 kilometre pipeline in Leigh Creek, South Australia, relocating the current water main around the decommissioned coal mine for improved water security. The Water North delivery team have more than 30 crew members working on the Leigh Creek mine diversion, who have been there for the past two … <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> To access this post, you must purchase a <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/register">subscription</a>. If you have an existing subscription, please login <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/my-account/">here</a>. </div> </div>

Oil Search remains strong despite COVID-19 impacts

Oil Search acting chief executive officer Peter Fredricson said the company has delivered strong production in the last quarter, supported by the safe completion of the major planned maintenance campaign at PNG LNG by the operator, ExxonMobil. “Operated production from our Moran and Agogo fields continues to perform strongly, and operated gas production was able … <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> To access this post, you must purchase a <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/register">subscription</a>. If you have an existing subscription, please login <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/my-account/">here</a>. </div> </div>
Santos quarterly report

Santos production strong despite sell-downs

Santos managing director and chief executive officer Kevin Gallagher said the company has delivered a strong quarter of production, sales volumes and revenues, as the business benefited from stronger demand and higher prices. Outlined in its second quarterly report, Gallagher advised that its disciplined, low-cost operating model continues to drive strong performance. “Consistent with our … <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> To access this post, you must purchase a <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/register">subscription</a>. If you have an existing subscription, please login <a href="https://www.ppo.com.au/my-account/">here</a>. </div> </div>