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Melbana

Melbana to explore offshore prospects

Melbana Energy has been granted approval for petroleum exploration for permit AC/P70 in the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands.  Approval obtained from the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator is valid for an initial period of six years.  Melbana made an application under the government’s 2020 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release.  Permit AC/P70 contains the …
santos vanarus

Santos seeks approval for Varanus Island

Santos has submitted a revision to the offshore energy regulator regarding the Vanarus Island Hub on the northwest shelf of Western Australia.  The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) received the submission from Santos on 25 January 2022, which is currently still under assessment.  Santos is the operator of the John Brookes, …
Pavo-1 well

Noble Tom Prosser drills Pavo

Following Carnarvon’s previous update, the Noble Tom Prosser jack-up drilling rig has commenced operations, drilling the surface hole down to 175 m on the Pavo-1 well.  The conductor has been installed and cemented in place, following which the 17.5 inch hole was drilled to a section depth of 1,009 m with the casing cemented in …
CEC

CEC makes federal election policy recommendations

The Clean Energy Council (CEC) has called for greater dialogue surrounding Australia’s clean energy transition ahead of the upcoming federal election with the release of its policy recommendations.  The Roadmap for a Renewable Energy Future urges political leaders to dedicate greater investment to reaching clean energy standards by 2030.  The document highlights a number of …
Hazer signs hydrogen MOU

Hazer signs hydrogen MOU

Hazer has executed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Suncor Energy and FortisBC Energy to develop a 2500 tpa low-carbon emissions hydrogen production facility.  Using Hazer technology, the proposed hydrogen project will process natural gas feedstock to produce 2,5000 tpa low-carbon emission and around 9,000 t of synthetic graphite byproduct.  Under the MOU, all joint …
Tom Prosser drilling rig

Rig moves to Pavo-1 well

Carnarvon has announced the Noble Tom Prosser jackup drilling rig is currently moving to its Pavo-1 well location in the Bedout basin.  Drilling is expected to commence forthwith after allowing for towing and setup and Carnarvon estimates a gross mean recoverable volume of 82 million barrels of liquids and 108 Bcf of gas.  Carnarvon managing …
New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

Minister for Resources and Water Keith Pitt announced two new appointments to the NOPSEMA advisory board this week and two reappointments. Peninsula Energy gains management expertise with new director appointment. The following appointments have been made. Various members, advisory board, NOPSEMA: Two new members have been appointed to the advisory board of Australia’s offshore energy …
Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs: Cost of hydrogen to decline

Goldman Sachs has released its equity research paper on the clean hydrogen revolution, forecasting “unprecedented momentum for the clean hydrogen economy”.  According to the report, hydrogen generation alone has the potential to double to US$250 billion (AU$3,49 billion) by 2030.  Global interest in the gas has grown significantly as countries impose new legislation to help …

Santos books CO2 storage capacity

Santos has announced the booking of a 100 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage facility in the Cooper Basin, South Australia.  This resource is a subset of the total prospective storage in the basin and follows the final investment decision (FID) on the 1.7 million tonnes per annum (tpa) Moomba carbon capture and storage …