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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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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Vermilion to continue Wandoo production

Vermilion Oil & Gas Australia has been given the green light by the National petroleum regulator to continue operating the Wandoo facility, located offshore Western Australia in the Carnarvon Basin. The company has also secured approval for ant other petroleum-ranted activity in the WA-14L production licence area. The Wandoo field was discovered in 1991, with extraction …
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Woodside’s Scarborough leases up for renewal

Woodside’s two additional Scarborough retention leases offshore Western Australia are with the national offshore titles administrator for a decision on renewal. The company lodged its application to NOPTA to extend WA-61-R and WA-63-R last May and are known as the Jupiter and Thebe fields. The Scarborough gas resource, located in Commonwealth waters 375 kilometres off …
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SapuraOMV gets go ahead for WA well

The national regulator has given SapuraOMV Upstream the green light to drill a single exploration well offshore Western Australia. The Kanga-1 well, located in permit WA-412-P, is 163km north of Karratha in water depths pf 147m. The well will be drilled using a semi-submersible mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) which will be anchored to the …
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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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Chevron to abandon WA wellhead

Chevron Australia is planning to abandon the West Tryal Rocks field in Western Australia, with the national petroleum regulator now assessing the risks associated with the wellhead remaining in situ. West Australian Petroleum (WAPET) discovered the first of the Greater Gorgon gas fields, West Tryal Rocks, northwest of Barrow Island in 1973. The West Tryal …
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Red Skye Energy locks in SA government approval for Killanoola

Mineral Resources, Buru expand WA gas market presence

Mineral Resources (MRL) and Buru Energy have been awarded two highly prospective gas exploration permits in the Perth and Northern Carnarvon Basins as part of the Western Australia Government petroleum acreage release. Permit L20-1 is located in the Northern Carnarvon Basin and spans an area of 6,293km2, and was a joint bid by MRL and Buru. …
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