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 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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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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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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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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Carnarvon, Advance enter JV for Buffalo project

Advance Energy has successfully raised the capital required to acquire a 50 per cent interest in Carnarvon Petroleum’s Buffalo project, located offshore East Timor in the Bonaparte Basin.  As part of the farm out of the project, Advance Energy will fund the Buffalo-10 well on a free carried basis up to a cap of $US20 …
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Carnarvon locks in Petrofac for Timor-Leste project

Petrofac has strengthened its global well engineering portfolio by securing a drilling management services contract with Carnarvon Petroleum. The agreement supports Carnarvon’s Buffalo redevelopment project, located offshore East Timor in the Bonaparte Basin.  The scope of the work includes planning, detailed well design, drilling execution and all associated procurement, which will be managed via Petrofac’s …
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Carnarvon secures Advance on Buffalo exploration funding

Carnarvon Petroleum has formed an agreement with Advance Energy to enable the redevelopment of the Buffalo oil field offshore Timor-Leste in the Bonaparte Basin. As part of the binding agreement, Advance will acquire up to a 50 per cent interest in the Buffalo project by funding the drilling of the Buffalo-10 well for up to …
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