Even more gas at West Erregulla

Earlier this week, West Erregulla-2 became the deepest onshore well ever drilled in Australia, passing 5,000 m in depth after already making what was a described as an “exceptional” gas discovery the week prior. Now, project operator Strike says the High Cliff sandstone formation was encountered with a gross gas column of at least 22 …
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$500m methanol project planned for NT

West Australian chemical company Coogee is undertaking a feasibility study into a new 350,000 t/a plant near Darwin, with a possible cost of $500 million and a final investment aimed for 2021. Methanol is used as a fuel additive and in the manufacture of products such as textiles and pharmaceuticals. The NT Government’s Gas Task …
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“Full steam ahead” for Papua LNG Project

The PNG Government will stand by the Papua LNG Gas Agreement that was signed in April 2019 by former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. Minister for Petroleum Kerenga Kua said the government had cleared the project operator, Total, to proceed “full steam ahead” with the implementation of the Papua LNG Project. Minister Kua also said the …
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APPEA: EPA involvement in policy “impractical”

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) lodged a submission to the WA EPA’s Background Paper on Greenhouse Gas Assessment Guidance recommending the group postpone the release of its revised guidance on greenhouse gas emissions until the WA Government has fully outline its own climate change policy. “When it is released, acknowledging the actions …
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ARENA to help fund Hazer hydrogen project

Hazer is collaborating with Water Corporation to explore a 100 t/a hydrogen facility based on Hazer’s proprietary production technology at Water Corporation’s Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. Hazer’s technology uses biogas produced at the plant as a feedstock to produce hydrogen and graphite without the production of carbon dioxide in the reaction process, capturing the carbon in …
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Cliff Head progresses toward investment decisions

Throughout 2019, work has been progressing at the WA-31-L Cliff Head Renewable Project that will determine opportunities to transform production rates and economic life. Several bypassed oil and infill opportunities have been identified within Cliff Head, which are being matured for development decisions later this year. Opportunities that will deliver new production streams include two …
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New Senex well ready for production

This month Senex has undertaken testing on the well located in the Cooper Basin, which has included a seven-stage hydraulic fracturing program and a five-day production test. With a flow rate of 5 MMscf/day, production logs showing a gas contribution from all seven stimulation zones and a condensate to gas ratio of approximately 14 bbl/mcf …
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NZ petroleum strategy won’t revisit ban

The NZ Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released its draft 10-year Minerals and Petroleum Resource Strategy, Responsibly Delivering Value – A Minerals and Petroleum Resource Strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand: 2019-2029, for public consultation this week. The document articulates the government’s long-term vision for NZ’s petroleum and minerals sector and includes plans to …
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West Erregulla gas “exceptional”

Strike and its joint venture (JV) partner Warrego Energy had already encountered strong gas shows at West Erregulla’s Wagina sandstone, but the JV now reports the find in the Kingia sandstone is much more significant, with Strike Managing Director Stuart Nicholls calling the discovery “truly an exceptional outcome”. “The Kingia results at West Erregulla have …
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First oil at Greater Enfield

The oil was produced through the Ngujima-Yin floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO), which is located over the Vincent field. noreferrer”>Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said getting the project, which was approved in 2016, to this point on schedule and under budget was a significant achievement. “A highlight included performing over five million work hours …
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