Gas flowing again at Jaws

Earlier this year, operator Strike experienced reduced operations at the project after a sand body was deposited into the wellbore, impacting the communication between the horizontal and vertical wells. After completing clean out operations, Strike has been drawing the wells down in a controlled manner and gas production has now resumed. The flare stack has been ignited …
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NOPSEMA approves Dorrigo seismic

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) awarded 3D Oil the necessary approvals to acquire the Dorrigo 3D Marine Seismic Survey within T/49-P, located approximately 20 km west of King Island. The survey will be conducted in late 2019 and will cover leads in the central and southern sections of the permit …
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Red Sky assess new acquisition

Red Sky acquired five 100 per cent owned and one 75 per cent owned petroleum tenements from Beach Energy for the South Australia-located Cooper Basin project earlier this year. Along with the licences, Red Sky obtained all existing production infrastructure, storage tanks, yards and camp facilities and the company will now focus on resuming oil …
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Gas flowing at water treatment plant

GAS-TESS will use world-leading technology to store energy generated from biogases created during wastewater treatment to increase the plant’s energy self-sufficiency. Funded by 1414 Degrees and the SA Government’s Renewable Technology Fund, the project has partnered with SA Water in order to integrate GAS-TESS with industrial operations. Now, the commercial pilot site at SA Water’s …
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Critics remain as Equinor submits environment plan

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Authority (NOPSEMA) this week received Equinor’s submission for its proposed oil drilling off the South Australian coast and the regulator will now commence its formal assessment of the plan. In February, Equinor released its draft environmental plan for public feedback and received approximately 32,000 comments over the month-long …
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Liberal candidate attends Bight drilling protest

Ms Henderson attended the ‘Fight for the Bight’ protest held at Torquay in Victoria over the weekend, an event held in opposition to Norwegian company Equinor’s plans to undertake an oil drilling campaign in the Bight next year. After being spotted at the event, Ms Henderson’s spokeswoman told The Age that the candidate for Corangamite …
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GAS-TESS commissioning underway

The project’s thermal energy storage system, known as GAS-TESS and developed by 1414 Degrees, is the first commercial pilot of a molten silicon energy storage system at SA Water’s Glenelg Wastewater Treatment Plant. GAS-TESS will use world-leading technology to store energy generated from biogases created during wastewater treatment to increase the plant’s energy self-sufficiency. Funded by …
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Industry body says Bight drilling “misrepresented”

South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy Chief Executive Rebecca Knol said misconceptions around oil drilling has caused unfavourable public reactions to Equinor’s plan to drill an exploratory well in the Bight next year. The Norwegian-based company released a draft environmental plan for public comment in February this year, but has drawn significant levels of …
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Santos completes first phase of Moomba appraisal

The campaign was designed to delineate and convert contingent resources in the company’s tight gas sandstone reservoirs in Moomba South to reserves. Santos drilled eight appraisal wells in the program to total depths of up to 3,303 m, all of which the company said intersected gas pay in the targeted Patchawarra Formation. Santos Managing Director …
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Company preparing to commission biogas storage development

The company is developing the first commercial pilot of a molten silicon energy storage system at SA Water’s Glenelg Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Thermal Energy Storage System (TESS) will use world-leading technology to store energy generated from biogases created during wastewater treatment to increase the plant’s energy self-sufficiency. Funded by 1414 Degrees and the SA Government’s …
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