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McDermott

McDermott wins Scarborough EPCIC contract

After successfully completing the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the Scarborough Project in Western Australia, McDermott International has been awarded a contract by Woodside. Woodside is the operator of the Scarborough joint venture, and is responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) services for its floating production unit (FPU). The integrated scope …
offshore

NOPSEMA updates offshore inspection policy

The Australian oil and gas regulator NOPSEMA has published its new inspection policy, which took effect 1 January 2022. The policy applies to offshore petroleum facilities and activities operating in Australia’s Commonwealth waters. NOPSEMA said its revised approach to inspections was based on recent developments such as the pandemic, the decommissioning of the Northern Endeavour, …
Santos

NOPSEMA accepts plan for new seismic survey

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has accepted Santos’ proposal to undertake a 3D seismic marine survey over three petroleum permit areas in the Bonaparte Basin, offshore Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The survey will be conducted over petroleum permit areas WA-454-P, WA-27-R and WA-40-R, with the data required to develop …
Lead Agency

Lead agency status for green hydrogen projects

The McGowan Government continues to fuel the growth of Western Australia’s hydrogen industry, with three projects to receive Lead Agency Services. Guided by the Lead Agency Framework, the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation is providing the projects with a single point of entry to the State Government and assistance with approvals processes. “The …
Viva

Viva achieves strong financial growth in 2021

Despite lockdowns in Victoria and New South Wales during the third quarter, and continued border closures impacting aviation sales, Viva Energy has achieved strong fuel sales growth across both retail and commercial segments, with total sales volumes expected to be up 5 per cent since last year. Fuel sales through the Coles Express retail channel …
Baker Hughes

Simonelli: Baker Hughes makes a difference to reduce emissions

Baker Hughes has announced it will provide the turbomachinery equipment for the Santos-operated Moomba carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Australia’s onshore Cooper Basin. The project includes a gas processing plant and plans to store 1.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year in depleted natural gas reservoirs, potentially reaching 20 million tpa of …
PEP11

Morrison government rejects PEP11 gas drilling project

The federal government has refused an oil and gas drilling permit off the NSW coast, saying a ‘methodical process’ was undertaken before arriving at a decision. The Petroleum Exploration Permit 11 (PEP11) between Newcastle and Wollongong had been the subject of vocal community opposition. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday confirmed the government would refuse …
hydrogen

QLD renewable hydrogen train study underway

Aurizon and Anglo American will undertake a study into using hydrogen-powered trains for bulk freight. Deputy premier and minister for state development Steven Miles said the feasibility study will explore whether hydrogen fuel cell and battery hybrid power units could be used in heavy haul freight rail operations. “The Feasibility Study will focus on the potential deployment …
hydrogen

NT hydrogen project awarded major project status

The Northern Territory Government has awarded major project status to an off-grid hydrogen project in Central Australia. The Desert Bloom Hydrogen project is a staged commercial-scale green hydrogen operation. Chief minister Michael Gunner said Desert Bloom marks the Territory’s first major hydrogen project. “With one of the best solar resources in the world and the …
trefoil

Beach Energy gets green light for Trefoil project

Australia’s National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has approved Beach Energy’s plan for geophysical and geotechnical seabed assessment on the Trefoil field. The assessment includes geophysical and geotechnical surveys within the Trefoil (T/RL2) and Yolla (T/L1) permits and along a future pipeline route in the Commonwealth water open acreage Bass Strait. The …