Isla Sutherland


WA CCUS/CCS study underway

The Western Australian Government has launched a new study on the opportunities and benefits of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) and carbon capture and storage (CCS) development in WA.  Read more

Dorado Project

Dorado on target for FID

Carnarvon Energy has reported that design and engineering work for the production facilities for the Dorado Phase 1 liquids development continues to progress as expected.  Read more

New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

AGL has appointed a new non-executive director, and Kevin Santos has made a U-turn on his decision to take up a seat on the Mineral Resources board. The following appointments have been made. Vanessa Sullivan, non-executive director, AGL: AGL Energy has announced the appointment of Vanessa Sullivan as non-executive director, effective 1 March 2022. AGL …
FFI strikes hydrogen deal with QLD

FFI strikes hydrogen deal with QLD

Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has secured support from the Queensland Government to connect two proposed green hydrogen projects to the grid so that they can access supplies of renewable electricity. The company has entered into an agreement with publicly-owned Powerlink and Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) connecting sites at Gibson Island and Aldoga to Powerlink’s transmission network, …
construction begins on GEM

Construction commences on Gladstone electrolyser facility

Construction of the world’s largest electrolyser facility has commenced in Gladstone, Queensland, in collaboration with Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), According to FFI, the Green Energy Manufacturing Center (GEM) is set to become a major pollution-free green hydrogen manufacturing hub.  Stage one of the project will be the construction of the $114 million electrolyser facility, which …
CCS consortium

Santos, SK E&S sign CCS MOU

Santos, SK E&S, K-CCUS Association, CO2CRC and Korea Trade Insurance Corporation have signed an agreement  to support and collaborate in the development of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage facilities. K-CCUS Association is Korea’s leading organisation for technological development and commercialisation of CCUS. Through the memorandum of understanding (MOU), the organisations have agreed to jointly develop carbon capture …
Geelong oil refinery

ARENA funds Geelong hydrogen station

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $22.8 million in funding to Viva Energy to build and operate the New Energy Services Station in Geelong.  The New Energy Service Station will be a $51.4 million demonstration project and fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) hydrogen refuelling station to support …
Pavo-1 well

Carnarvon encounters hydrocarbons in Pavo drilling

Carnarvon Energy has released an update confirming the Pavo-1 well in exploration permit WA 438 P has been drilled down in the 8.5-inch hole to a depth of 3282 m.  Carnarvon said multiple sands have been intersected within the Caley to Crespin reservoirs, with logging while drilling tools indicating porous and permeable reservoir intervals with similarity …
MMA offshore

APPEA: Offshore exploration ban will hurt investment

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) has criticised the New South Wales Government’s ban on offshore commercial applications for petroleum or mineral exploration, describing the move as “short-sighted”.  The NSW Government announced a new policy prohibiting offshore exploration and mining for commercial purposes based on the impacts on indigenous heritage, sensitive marine environments, …