New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

Origin Energy has made Andrew Thornton general manager for integrated gas, and the search is now underway for Woodside’s new CFO as Sherry Duhe pursues other opportunities.  The following appointments have been made. Andrew Thornton, GM, Origin: Origin Energy has appointed Andrew Thornton as executive general manager for integrated gas, with responsibility for Australia Pacific LNG’s …
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Black Mountain granted export exemption

Black Mountain Energy has been granted an exemption to the export restrictions on domestic natural gas from the Western Australian government’s Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI). In August 2020, Premier Mark McGowan announced that the WA Domestic Gas Policy would be amended to prevent the export of local gas to the eastern …

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 …

Buru increases Ungani well production

Buru Energy has installed an electric submersible pump (ESP) in the Ungani 5 well to replace the current beam pump and to increase the fluid production from the Western Australian well. The installation was carried out using the Buru jacking platform, which provides an innovative, safe, and cost-effective way to optimise and maintain the completions …

WA drilling campaign ready to progress: Buru

Buru Energy executive chairman Eric Streitberg has described the last quarter as a period of intense activity as the company prepares for the beginning of its Western Australian drilling and seismic program next quarter. “We have been very fortunate in securing a high capacity drilling rig for the program, with the supporting services also being …

Buru secures drill rig for Canning Basin campaign

Buru Energy has contracted the Ensign 963 rig for the 2021 Canning Basin program in Western Australia. The program, scheduled to start in June, includes a three well drilling program and an extensive 2D seismic program of some 1100kms of data acquisition. The two well exploration drilling program is on conventional oil prospects, targeting very …

Buru to launch Canning Basin campaign in June

Buru Energy has set a target of 97 million barrels of conventional oil from its upcoming Canning Basin exploration drilling campaign in Western Australia. The program, scheduled to start in June, will include three wells and a regional and prospect oriented seismic program. Buru’s drilling activities will use a high capacity rig that has recently …

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 …

Buru on track for Ungani Far West well

Buru Energy has started the re-completion operations on its Ungani Far West well in Western Australia, with the removal of the exisiting completion from the Buru jacking platform. The company reported that operations had now been temporarily suspended pending the availability of the operators for the contractor’s on-site wireline unit. The operators are currently working …

Buru prepares for extensive 2021 drilling program

Buru Energy is confident that the Ungani oil field will have continuous improvements in the surface production facilities and the downhole well configurations, with the company planning for its 2021 exploration program. Executive chairman Eric Streitberg outlined that the company is now in good shape following it suffering a double blow from the onset of …