Santos in for Beehive

Located in the WA-388-P permit in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, offshore northern Australia, the Beehive prospect is 100 per cent owned by target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Melbana Energy, with Santos and Total having funded a 3D seismic survey of the region last year with an option to acquire 80 per cent of the development based on the …
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Strike commences Perth seismic

Strike ran a successful capital raising exercise at the end of October in order to fund further exploration of Western Australia’s Perth Basin, following a significant gas discovery at the West Erregulla field. With the necessary funds now acquired, the company has turned its attention to the Walyering gas field located in its 100 per …
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Six ventures win gas blocks

A total of 3,450 km2 of acreage has been awarded by the Queensland Government, with two of the ventures having been earmarked to supply gas to the domestic market only. Of the six, Galilee Energy has obtained the largest area of land, winning 1,425 km2 in the region south of Emerald in the Bowen Basin. …
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OMV given environmental go-ahead

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) granted OMV permission to undertake marine discharge activities associated with the drilling program, which covers actions such as discharges of hydrocarbons from well tests and output from the rig’s cooling systems. OMV’s exploration and appraisal program will potentially spread across 11 well locations in five petroleum exploration permit …
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Beach hits gas at Beharra

The find was made at Beach’s Beharra Springs Deep-1 well in its Western Australia licence L11, with interpretation of wireline log data identifying a gas bearing reservoir in the Kingia Sandstone. Beach said the well intersected an estimated net gas pay of 36 m at a depth of 3,935 m on its way to a …
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Origin renews gas supply deal

Origin will continue to supply gas to the South Australia power station for another four years, with the new term to begin on 1 July 2020. The deal is a renewal of the three year agreement the two companies signed in 2017, which saw Origin supply gas to Engie’s second Pelican Point unit which creates …
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West Erregulla test results “outstanding”

Project operator Strike Energy reported the Kingia Sandstone zone is currently being tested, with 48 m of perforations placed across the interval between 4,799 and 4,951 m measured depth. Through a 2 inch (51 mm) choke, a flow rate of approximately 1.95 million m3/day was achieved with 700 psig wellhead pressure over a one-hour period. …
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Glenaras well suspended

Galilee Energy said the Glenaras 15L well’s deliverability has been beyond the initial design criteria, but production and downhole pump issues have arisen as the company attempts to maximise the well’s drawdown. Galilee has secured a workover rig and expects a larger downhole pump system to be installed within the next two weeks, meanwhile the …
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Extension granted on Hunter pipeline

The proposed pipeline will run 825 km from the Wallumbilla gas hub in Queensland to the Hunter Valley in NSW, north of Newcastle, and provide a supply route for Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project. The pipeline was originally approved by the NSW Minister for Planning in February 2009 and has been classified as Critical State Infrastructure, …
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Repairs impact Oil Search quarterly numbers

Liquids loading at the offshore Oil Search-operated facility in the Gulf of Papua was suspended in August after damage to one of the Mooring chains was detected. While repairs were being completed, production from the PNG LNG Project and Oil Search-operated fields was curtailed in order to extend the liquids storage available in the export …
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