Santos

NOPSEMA accepts plan for new seismic survey

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has accepted Santos’ proposal to undertake a 3D seismic marine survey over three petroleum permit areas in the Bonaparte Basin, offshore Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The survey will be conducted over petroleum permit areas WA-454-P, WA-27-R and WA-40-R, with the data required to develop …
Bowen Basin Pipeline

Qld basin pipeline to reduce emissions

A gas pipeline in Queensland’s Bowen Basin could future-proof gas supply, reduce emissions and help create jobs, a new study has found. Resources Minister Scott Stewart released the Bowen Basin Pipeline concept study, which found opening the Basin to gas development could bring environmental and economic benefits for Queensland. He said the answer to domestic …

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 …
Baker Hughes

Simonelli: Baker Hughes makes a difference to reduce emissions

Baker Hughes has announced it will provide the turbomachinery equipment for the Santos-operated Moomba carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Australia’s onshore Cooper Basin. The project includes a gas processing plant and plans to store 1.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year in depleted natural gas reservoirs, potentially reaching 20 million tpa of …
seismic

Searcher Seismic seeks approval for seismic survey

Searcher Seismic has sought National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) approval to undertake a seismic survey in Western Australia. The company proposes to undertake the Possum 3D marine seismic survey, located entirely in offshore Commonwealth waters, within the north-west Marine Region. The environmental plan will incorporate Exploration Permits WA-436-P, WA-479-P, WA-487-P, WA-527-P and WA-540-P. The submission …
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 …
otway

Beach Energy approved for Otway well development

Beach Energy has been given the green light by the national petroleum regulator to undertake subsea installation and commissioning activities associated with the Otway offshore phase four development in Victoria. Outlined in its environment plan to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA), the project is located in petroleum production licence VIC/L23, …
Senex Atlas gas field

Senex Energy acquires APNG gas fields

Senex Energy announced it will enter a binding agreement with Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) to acquire undeveloped gas fields PL 209 and PL 445. The location of the acquired gas fields is bordering Senex’s Atlas natural gas development and will cost the company $80 million. Senex will acquire the fields with the ambition of increasing …
OGPP

Cooper advances Orbost

The Orbost Gas Processing Plant (OGPP) absorber cleans have been completed and a spray nozzle test is now underway, according to the latest update from Cooper Energy.  Following installation of new spray nozzles from late September to early October, OGPP – a gas plant owned and operated by APA Group - produced at 45 TJ/day for most of a two-week …
Origin Energy, APLNG

Origin benefits from strong LNG market

Origin Energy reported a 69 per cent rise in first-quarter revenue from its share in the Australia Pacific liquified natural gas (APLNG) project, benefiting from higher prices. Outlined in its quarterly report, a surge in LNG prices to record levels has helped Origin and other energy firms in recent months as demand rises on the back of a pick-up in global economic activity. Origin said …