Dorado JV to make FPSO contractor decision

Joint venture partners Santos and Carnarvon Petroleum are on the verge of choosing their preferred contractor for the production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility for the Dorado oil project offshore Western Australia. Read more

Carnarvon prepares for Dorado FEED phase

Carnarvon Petroleum expects front end engineering design (FEED) work at the Dorado joint venture project in Western Australia to commence shortly following appraisal results. Read more

Santos launches Dorado tender opportunity

Santos has opened a tender for multi-phase flow meters for the front-end engineering and development work at the Dorado development project offshore Western Australia. Read more

Carnarvon confident following Dorado milestone

Carnarvon Petroleum is looking ahead to the next stage of development at the Dorado gas project offshore Western Australia after launching pre-front end engineering design (pre-FEED) work during the June quarter. Read more

Santos hands Dorado engineering contract to Atteris

Santos has awarded engineering service provider Atteris with the subsea, umbilical, risers and flowline pre-front end engineering design (FEED) contract for the Dorado joint venture project in Western Australia.
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Dorado JV awards contracts for floating vessel

Santos and Carnarvon Petroleum have awarded three pre-front end engineering design contracts for work on the floating production storage and off take vessel, and the well head platform at the Dorado project offshore Western Australia.
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3D Oil receives Bedout extension from NOPTA

3D Oil has been granted a 21-month suspension and extension by the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) for the offshore Bedout Sub-Basin permit WA-527-P.

The company now has until December 28, 2021 to acquire and process a minimum of 510km2 of 3D seismic data.

This follows 3D Oil submission of an environmental plan for the Sauropod 3D Marine seismic survey in July 2019.

WA-527-P is 80km north-east of the Dorado oil and gas-condensate discovery (Santos 80 per cent, Carnarvon Petroleum 20 per cent), for which front end engineering design (FEED) phase is currently being undertaken.

3D Oil has identified at least 15 leads across the 6500km2 permit, with recent oil and gas migration studies grading the field as high prospectivity for oil.

The company stated that the results of the latest drilling programs at Dorado have important implications for the prospectivity within WA-527-P.

According to 3D Oil, the permit hosts the same Triassic play concept, where channel incisions have been identified on the latest reprocessed seismic.

The acquisition of the Sauropod 3D Marine seismic survey will allow the company to fully evaluate this play.