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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Ichthys Field

INPEX puts forward plans to assess Ichthys pipeline

The national petroleum offshore regulator is assessing INPEX’s environment plan (EP) for Ichthys Field development in WA-50-L, offshore Western Australia, for plans to insert an inline pipping tool to assess the internal walls of the gas export pipeline (GEP). The Ichthys Field consists of a central processing facility (CPF) and interlinked floating production, storage, and …
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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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INPEX receives green light for WA survey

The national petroleum regulator has approved INPEX’s plans to conduct a 2D seismic survey of its two exploration permits in the Browse and Canning Basins offshore Western Australia. The company reported that the 2D seismic survey would take place in WA-532-P and WA-533-P and include the acquisition of seismic data in production licence WA-50-L, also within …
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Chevron on track for final Gorgon repairs

Chevron has confirmed that Train 3 repairs at its Gorgon facility in Western Australia are expected to start in the second quarter. At a company investor day, Chevron executive vice president for upstream Jay Johnson said the company had successfully completed repairs to the heat exchangers on both Train 1 and Train 2. “And now …
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INPEX to survey WA permits

INPEX plans to undertake a 2D seismic survey of two exploration permits in the Browse and Canning Basins offshore Western Australia. The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has opened the application for public comment until next month. INPEX reported that the 2D seismic survey would take place in WA-532-P and WA-533-P …
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IPB, Quay to develop Browse Basin assets

IPB Petroleum has signed a farm-in and funding agreement with Quay Resource Investments for its WA-424-P permit in the Browse Basin offshore Western Australia. As part of the agreement, Quay will earn a 50 per cent interest in WA-424-P for providing debt funding in two tranches to the joint venture (IPB 50 per cent, Quay …
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Saipem secures Ichthys contract

Saipem has been awarded a services contract for the INPEX-operated Ichthys liquified gas (LNG) energy development offshore Western Australia. As part of the contract, the company will install the conduct booster compression module (BCM) onto the Ichthys Explorer central processing facility, located off the northwest coast of Western Australia. The scope of work also comprises …
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McDermott secures Ichthys contract

McDermott International has been awarded a contract to provide front end engineering and design (FEED) services for the INPEX-operated Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) field development, offshore Western Australia. The contract is for a booster compression module FEED with optional engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the project. The booster compression module will be added …
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Ichthys hits 200th LNG export

INPEX has celebrated an important milestone, with the company recording the 200th liquified natural gas (LNG) export from the Ichthys LNG onshore facilities in the Northern Territory. The Energy Advance safely departed Darwin Harbour on Sunday afternoon bound for China and Japan, with the cargo loaded with 145,000m3 of LNG. Tug contractor Svitzer celebrated the …
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