Sole gas field suffers decline due to Orbost

Cooper Energy’s production from the Sole gas field, located offshore in the Gippsland Basin, has been constrained due to fouling within the sulphur absorbers of the Orbost Gas Processing Plant, owned by APA Group. Despite the gas processing issues, the company advised that all Sole customer nominations have been met to date, with gas supply …
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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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ExxonMobil re-signs gas agreement with Oceania Glass

ExxonMobil Australia has extended its gas sales agreement with Oceania Glass, which will see the company continue supplying Gippsland gas to support Australian glass production. Employees of Oceania Glass, Australia’s only manufacturer of architectural flat glass, rely on the supply of Gippsland gas to power the furnace at the heart of its manufacturing process. ExxonMobil …
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Emperor to uncover further details at Judith gas field

Emperor Energy has completed an agreement with CGG for the purchase of a license to access newly acquired 3D seismic data covering the Judith gas field and Greater Judith structure, offshore Victoria. The new seismic data was acquired by CGG during 2020 as part of a multi-client 3D seismic survey that covered much of the …
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Gippsland JV secures CO2 deal with Air Liquide

Gippsland Basin joint venture (JV) partners ExxonMobil Australia and BHP have signed an agreement with Air Liquide Australia to capture and reuse carbon dioxide (CO2) extracted from Gippsland gas. Under the long-term supply agreement, Air Liquide will build a brand new CO2 processing and purification facility next to the Longford gas plants in Victoria. ExxonMobil …
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West Barracouta to boost Australian gas supply

Esso Australia is confident it will bring new gas supply to the domestic market this year as the West Barracouta project offshore Victoria nears completion. The development is part of the company’s continued investment in the Gippsland Basin and will be tied back to the exisiting Barracouta infrastructure in the Bass Strait. The ExxonMobil Australia …
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Lakes Oil equipped for Victorian onshore return

Lakes Oil is preparing to resume activity at its Gippsland and Otway acreage once the ban on all onshore petroleum exploration in Victoria expires on June 30 this year. As part of the arrangements being implemented by the Victorian Government for the resumption of onshore exploration, Lakes has submitted new work programs for all of …
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Cooper restarts Sole production with Orbost on track

Cooper Energy has confirmed that reconfiguration works at the Orbost gas processing plant in Victoria have been completed as planned. The plant, which is owned and operated by APA Group and processes gas from Cooper Energy’s Sole gas field, has also commenced its supply contract to industrial customers. OGPP’s performance was impaired by unexplained foaming …
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Exxon scraps sale of Gippsland assets

ExxonMobil has halted the sale of its Gippsland Basin assets in Australia after putting them on the market in September last year. A company spokesperson said after an extensive market evaluation, ExxonMobil had decided to retain its operated Gippsland Basin producing assets in Australia. “Projects in our portfolio are evaluated for robustness against competition, internal …
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Cooper puts plans in action for Sole

Cooper Energy has mapped out a clear pathway and timeline for the commencement of firm supply from Sole in the Gippsland Basin. Outlined in the company’s annual general meeting report, managing director David Maxwell highlighted that it now means Cooper Energy has a plan for higher production, prices and cash generation. “The first step is …
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