NOPSEMA expands to offshore infrastructure

Woodside’s Eaglehawk-1 to be decommissioned

Woodside has been given approval by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) to decommission the Eaglehawk-1 exploration well. The decommissioning project will involve the removal of the wellhead and both permanent and temporary guide bases. The Eaglehawk-1 exploration well is located within permit WA-28-P, approximately 137 km north-west of Dampier in …
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MMA awarded contract with Woodside

Marine and subsea solutions company MMA Offshore has announced a new contract with Woodside Energy. As the operator of the Scarborough Joint Venture, MMA will support field development drilling for the project in 2023. “This contract further strengthens our forward order book with the MMA Inscription now under contract through to the first half of …

Western Gas to drill Sasanof-1

Western Gas has received the green light to drill the Sasanof-1 exploration well in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia, from the national offshore petroleum regulator. The company outlined in its environment plan that drilling will commence at the earliest in the first quarter of 2022, subject to approvals, vessel availability and weather constraints, with …
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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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GEV inks deal with the HyEnergy Project

Global Energy Ventures (GEV) has entered into a agreement with Province Resources and Total Eren to support a technical and commercial feasibility study on exporting green hydrogen from the HyEnergy Project, WA, to nominated markets in the Asia-Pacific region. As part of the non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU), GEV will undertake a feasibility study to …

Western Gas applies for extension at Sasanoff

Western Gas has applied for a suspension and extension to its WA-518-P permit offshore Western Australia where it plans to drill the Sasanoff-1 well. The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator reported on Tuesday that the company had also applied for a suspension, extension and variation for WA-519-P. Last month Western Gas submitted its plans to …
Woodside Balnaves Field NOPSEMA

NOPSEMA assess Woodside’s Balnaves abandonment plans

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) is assessing Woodside’s environment plan to permanently plug and abandon four wells offshore Western Australia. Woodside ceased production from the Balnaves Field in 2016, with the floating petroleum storage and offloading (FPSO) Armada Claire and all other Balnaves infrastructure, apart from the four wells and …

Western Gas plans to drill WA well

Western Gas has submitted its plans to drill the Sasanof-1 exploration well in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia, to the national offshore petroleum regulator. The company outlined in its environment plan that drilling will commence at the earliest in the first quarter of 2022, subject to approvals, vessel availability and weather constraints, with an …

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 …