Dorado

Santos initiates Dorado FEED

Santos has entered into the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase for the Dorado project, offshore Western Australia. The project is an integrated oil and gas project which is planned to be developed in two phases. Phase one of the development includes the production of oil and condensate through a well head platform (WHP) and …

Pilot locks in $8m for Cliff Head, hydrogen

Pilot Energy has received commitments for $8 million in a placement, with $3.2 million going towards its oil and gas work and $2.4 allocated to blue hydrogen. Executive chairman Brad Lingo said the company is pleased with the strong backing from existing and new shareholders in supporting the capital raise and the existing business plan …

New study to unlock potential of Bowen Basin

KPMG, in partnership with GHD and Netherland, Swell & Associates, have been contracted by the Queensland Government to deliver a concept study for a gas pipeline to unlock the Bowen Basin. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the initial concept phase of the $5 million Bowen Basin pipeline study is underway and would investigate potential pipeline …

Blue Energy signs H2 supply deal with Stanmore

Blue Energy has executed an agreement with Stanmore Resources to supply hydrogen from its future pilot production activities in its ATP814 tenement in the Bowen Basin, Queensland. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) comes after Blue Energy and Stanmore previously announced a non-binding MOU for the commercialisation of mine gas from Stanmore’s proposed underground operation adjacent …

Santos locks in Nacap for pipeline contract

Nacap has been awarded the Barrolka to Durham Downs replacement pipeline project by Santos, located in Queensland.  The company has been contracted to deliver the project which involves 2 km of DN200 steel gas pipeline plus associated end of line facilities in southwest Queensland.   Nacap is excited and looks forward to delivering this project safely and …

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 …

Santos step closer to Bedout drilling campaign

The national petroleum regulator is currently assessing Santos’ environment plan to drill up to 12 wells in the Bedout Basin on the North West Shelf (NWS), Western Australia. The exploration and appraisal wells are located in permit areas WA-437-P, WA-438-P and WA-541-P in water depths of 30m to 110m. The permit areas are within offshore …
Dorado Project

Carnarvon, Santos prepare for Bedout drilling

Carnarvon Petroleum has started planning for exploration drilling of its wells in the Bedout Basin offshore Western Australia. The company advised that the operator Santos had taken delivery of the Noble Tom Prosser jack-up drilling rig, which is currently working on other operations prior to its mobilisations to the Bedout Basin. Both wells target prospects …
Seablue-1 exploration well

Drilling rig contract opens for Baleen

BPH Energy has opened the tender for the provision of drilling rig services for the Baleen-1 exploration well, offshore New South Wales. The tender has been issued to multiple drilling contractor who have semi-submersible drilling units in the region. The Baleen-1 well is planned to be drilled in 125m of water, 26km offshore and 30km …

Santos, Beach Energy secure $15m for Moomba

Santos and Beach Energy have been awarded a $15 million grant from the Australian Government’s carbon capture and storage (CSS) development fund to go towards the Moomba CCS project in South Australia. The grant is recognition of the national and international significance of the $210 million Moomba CCS project which will safely and permanently store …