Beach submits Otway Basin environmental plan

Beach Energy has delivered two key environmental reports that outline how the company would safely manage geophysical activities at its South Australian permits in the future. The company has published the environmental impact report (EIR) and its accompanying statement of environmental objectives (SEO) on a new South East survey website, with public consultation open until …
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Pipeline fault causes chaos in SA

Mount Gambier residents and businesses in South Australia were left without power after a fault at the South East Pipeline System (SEPS) meter station, which delivers gas into the APA Group network that supplies the township. Epic Energy, which owns and operates the SEPS, sent personnel from Adelaide to investigate an incident that occurred on …
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Vintage, Lakes Oil lock in Nangwarry resource

Vintage Energy, with joint venture partner Lakes Oil, has made its first Otway Basin recoverable carbon dioxide (CO2) booking for the Nangwarry-1 discovery onshore South Australia. Employing a method consistent with the June 2018 Society of Engineers Petroleum Resources Management System methodology, the PEL 155 Otway Basin JV has booked a gross best case of …
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Leigh Creek keeps flagship project in stable position

Leigh Creek Energy (LCK) managing director Phil Staveley is confident the company is in a financial position that will allow it to continue to work towards the commercialisation of the Leigh Creek energy project (LCEP). In Leigh Creek’s 2020 financial year report, the company highlighted that it had advanced the pre-feasibility study (PFS) work streams at …
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Santos locks in STATS Group for pipeline contract

STATS Group has been awarded a pipeline isolation services contract for Santos’ assets in Queensland and South Australia. The long-term contract covers all of Santos’ assets in the two states, including pipelines and facilities in the Cooper Basin, Port Bonython, and the the GLNG upstream and downstream operations in Gladstone.  As part of the contract, …
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Central, AGIG join forces for new Amadeus to Moomba pipeline

Central Petroleum has signed an agreement with Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) and Macquarie Mereenie to progress a final investment decision (FID) for the Amadeus to Moomba gas pipeline (AMGP). The AMGP is a proposed new gas transmission pipeline that would provide direct access from the Amadeus Basin in the Northern Territory to the Moomba …
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Santos to advance Cooper Basin hydrogen potential

Santos plans to explore a future in the hydrogen sector in the Cooper Basin through carbon capture and storage (CCS) after awarding GHD with a concept study project. Managing director and chief executive officer Kevin Gallagher said that natural gas could be de-carbonised at its source to make zero-emissions or blue hydrogen.  The carbon dioxide …
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AGIG backs SA gas network with $580m investment

The Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) will invest $580 million in South Australia’s gas network over the next five years. As part of the investment, it will see the replacement of 860km of gas piping and connecting gas to 39,000 residential, business and industrial customers. AGIG chief executive officer Ben Wilson said the final plan …
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AGN reaches milestone at SA hydrogen project

The Australian Gas Network (AGN) has hit a construction milestone with the key electrolyser being installed at its renewable hydrogen production facility in Adelaide. The Hydrogen Park South Australia (HyP SA) had the Siemens 1.25MW Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyser installed at the Tonsley Innovation District. It will employ electricity from renewable sources to split water …
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Cooper, Beach secure Otway exploration permit

Cooper Energy and Beach Energy have been awarded an onshore exploration permit petroleum exploration licence (PELA) in the Otway Basin, South Australia. The PELA 680 permit has been awarded to the joint venture (Cooper 30 per cent, Beach 70 per cent) for a five year-year term, of which the first years have a guaranteed work …
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