Eni to decomission Woollybutt

Eni Australia has received the green light from the offshore national regulator for the decommission of the Woollybutt field, located offshore Western Australia. The field is located 80km off the northwest coast of Western Australia in lease area WA-25-L. Eni advised in its environment plan (EP) to NOPSEMA that the Woollybutt field is presently shut-in, …
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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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Northern Endeavour seeks decommissioning team

The Australian Government has released a request for expressions of interest (REOI) for phase one works to decommission the Northern Endeavour floating production storage and off take (FPSO) facility offshore in the Timor Sea. Resources, Water and Northern Australia Minister Keith Pitt said the move was the next step in the process to disconnect and …
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NOPSEMA assess Enfield well abandonment program

Woodside’s proposal to permanently plug and abandon 18 wells, within permit area WA-28-L in Western Australia, is being assessed by the national offshore petroleum regulator. The petroleum activates outlined in its environment plan (EP) include production, water injection and gas injection wells, and remove well infrastructure above mudline (Xmas trees, flowline support bases, wellheads, temporary …
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Carnarvon locks in rig for Buffalo-10 well

Carnarvon Petroleum has confirmed that a drilling rig has been selected for the Buffalo-10 well, offshore East Timor in the Bonaparte Basin. The well is planned to be drilled in October of this year, with the company signing a letter of intent (LOI) with the relevant rig contractor, a formal rig contract, consistent with the …
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Deakin Uni makes the move to hydrogen

The Victorian Government has announced $34.9 million plan to establish the nation’s first regional hydrogen hub and create a world-first battery facility. The funding will help build the nation’s first regional hydrogen hub in Warrnambool, called Hycel Technology Hub. It will develop and manufacture hydrogen fuel technology, with a focus on transport and heavy vehicles, …
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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 …
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Chevron advances energy transition strategy

Chevron has committed $3 billion by 2028 to advance its energy transition strategy, by lowering carbon intensity, increasing renewables and offsets. Chairman and chief executive officer Michael Wirth said the company has set ambitious goals and strive for actions that drive measurable progress. “Since 2016, we’ve reduced flaring by more than 60 percent and methane …
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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 …
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