Woodside

Woodside survey open for comment

Woodside is planning to conduct a marine seismic survey in exploration permit NT/P86 in Commonwealth waters offshore the Northern Territory. The survey will take place between May 1 and August 16 2022 and is part of Woodside’s work program commitments for the permit. NOPSEMA has opened the the proposed seismic survey for public comment, which …
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GHG acreage release

Aus Gov releases offshore GHG acreage

The Australian Government has opened the public consultation on five potential areas for the 2021 offshore greenhouse gas (GHG) storage acreage release. Minister for Resources and Water Keith Pitt said the acreage release provides opportunities for companies to explore for sites which have the potential for permanent geological storage of CO2 in offshore Australia.   …
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Buffalo-10 well

Carnarvon secures Valaris for Buffalo well

Carnarvon Petroleum has contract the Valaris JU-107 jack-up drilling rig for the Buffalo-10 drilling operation, offshore East Timor in the Bonaparte Basin. The drilling operations are expected to begin once the rig has completed its operation in the Timor Sea, around 300km from the Buffalo location.  In about 8 to 10 weeks time, the rig …
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Survey

Santos supports Stairway-1 with survey

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) is assessing Santos’ environment plan to conduct a vessel-based survey, offshore Western Australia. Santos has proposed to conduct a survey in permit area AC/P50 in Commonwealth water, within an operational area of  5km by 5km, centred around the proposed Stairway-1 well location.  The company has …
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Santos

Santos puts forward Bonaparte survey to NOPSEMA

Santos has proposed to the national petroleum regulator to undertake a 3D seismic marine survey over four 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-545-P, WA-27-R and WA-40-R, with the data required to develop regional geologic models to …
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Buffalo-10 well

Carnarvon locks in rig for Buffalo-10 well

Carnarvon Petroleum has confirmed that a drilling rig has been selected for the Buffalo-10 well, offshore East Timor in the Bonaparte Basin. The well is planned to be drilled in October of this year, with the company signing a letter of intent (LOI) with the relevant rig contractor, a formal rig contract, consistent with the …
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2021 offshore exploration acreage released

The Federal Government has released the 2021 offshore petroleum exploration acreage, with around 80,000km2 of new acreage available for exploration in Australia. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said the release comprises 21 areas across the Bonaparte, Browse, Carnarvon, Otway, Sorell and Gippsland Basins off Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and the Ashmore …
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Buffalo-10 well

Carnarvon locks in date for Buffalo spud

Drilling contractor Petrofac has identified the long lead equipment that will ensure Carnarvon Petroleum’s Buffalo-10 well offshore East Timor is drilled before the end of the year. The procurement of long lead equipment has commenced, with orders placed for the supply of the conductor pipe, well head, liner hanger and associated services. Carnarvon reported that …
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Melbana sells Beehive prospect to EOG

Melbana Energy has entered into an agreement with EOG Resources to sell its WA-488-P permit which comprises the Beehive prospect, located in the Bonaparte Gulf, Northern Territory. As part of the sale and purchase agreement, EOG will acquire 100 per cent interest in the permit, a 700km2 3D survey and an extensive amount of 2D …
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Santos

Carnarvon on track for WA projects

The first quarter of 2021 for Carnarvon Petroleum has positioned it for an exciting year ahead, with multiple drilling operations progressing and the advancement of the Dorado project, Western Australia.  Following the recent completion of the farm-out of the Buffalo project to Advance Energy, managing director Adrian Cook said it was an achievement that will …
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