Equinor releases Bight drilling plan

The Norwegian-based company, formerly known as Statoil, is the operator and 100 per cent owner of offshore exploration permits EPP 39 and 40 located in the Bight. With the aim of commencing the proposed Stromlo-1 exploration drilling program in EPP 39 in late 2020, Equinor has released the draft environment plan for public comment before …
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Former mayor pushes Bight exploration

Speaking on a promotional advertisement from the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) to support exploration in the Bight, Mr Green said coastal communities such as Port Lincoln could reap the benefits from oil and gas activities. “An oil and gas industry would have spin off effects that would be lots of jobs created,” …
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Baker Hughes providing gas turbines for hydrogen

BHGE announced last week it had signed an agreement with hydrogen infrastructure developer H2U to apply its NovaLT gas turbine generators to the Port Lincoln Project. The development is a green hydrogen power plant facility located in South Australia that will integrate BHGE’s turbines to operated on 100 per cent hydrogen. H2U CEO Dr Attilio …
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Red Sky acquisition delayed again

The company has agreed to extend the time to complete the sale and purchase agreement with Beach Energy subsidiary Acer Energy to acquire the project until 14 February 2019. The acquisition was originally delayed last month when a deal was made to extend the deadline until 31 January; completion of the acquisition is conditional on …
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Strike working to overcome delay

Earlier this month, a sand body was deposited into the wellbore which impacted communication between the horizontal and vertical wells. This week, Strike called a pump truck to Jaws and carried out flushing operations from the vertical well annulus in an attempt to mobilise the sand and pump it out to surface via the horizontal …
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Syngas flow increasing at Leigh Creek

Leigh Creek Energy (LCK) reported flow rates are consistently in excess of 1,000 m3 per hour, 20 times what was seen two weeks ago. The syngas composition has been consistently recorded up to 20 per cent methane and between 5 per cent and 10 per cent hydrogen, aligning with previous gas flow at lower rates. …
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Red Sky delays Innamincka acquisition

Red Sky has agreed to extend the time to complete the sale and purchase agreement with Beach’s subsidiary Acer Energy to acquire the Cooper Basin interests until 31 January. Located in South Australia, Beach’s interest in the project comprises five 100 per cent owned and one 75 per cent owned petroleum tenements. Red Sky’s purchase …
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Seismic survey approved in the Bight

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) approved an application from Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) to conduct seismic surveys in area approximately 90 km west of Kangaroo Island and 80 km southwest of Port Lincoln. NOPSEMA had rejected proposals a number of times prior to this approval. PGS is permitted to run surveying …
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Santos extends Moomba agreements

The agreement extensions will allow raw gas from Beach’s western flank of the Cooper Basin and gas from Senex’s Vanessa project to be processed to sales gas quality using the Santos-operated Moomba gas facilities. The deal is expected to result in the production of up to 18 TJ of sales gas per day or 20 …
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Leigh Creek syngas on track

Leigh Creek Energy (LCK) reported that, as of yesterday, the project has achieved 13 days of continuous production of commercial quality syngas at its South Australian pre-commercial demonstration plant. The company said the plant is producing all gases required to make ammonia and urea with the oxygen in the syngas having significantly declined, demonstrating the …
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