APA, Basslink merge speculations confirmed

APA Group has confirmed that it has submitted a proposal to Keppel Infrastructure Trust (KIT) in relation to a potential acquisition of Basslink. The company advised that it put forward a confidential, conditional and incomplete proposal to KIT regarding the potential acquisition. Basslink owns and operates a 370km high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) electricity interconnector between …
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Beach Energy

Beach Energy approved for Tasmania well abandonments

Beach Energy has been given the green light by the national petroleum regulator for the ongoing suspension and temporary abandonment (TA) of the non-production well operations for White Ibis-1, Trefoil-1 and Yolla-1 in Tasmania. The non-production well operations (White Ibis-1, Trefoil-1 and Yolla-1) environment plan covers the continued suspension of the wells and routine and …
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ConocoPhillips Australia

ConocoPhillips gets green light for Tasmania survey

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has accepted ConocoPhillips Australia’s plan to undertake the Sequoia 3D marine seismic survey in Tasmania. Located in exploration permit T/49, the survey area is 23.5km from the west coast of King Island and 26 km from the Victorian coast.  The survey is scheduled to take …
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Fortescue, TasPorts sign agreement to accelerate hydrogen project

Australian Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has signed an agreement with Tasmanian Ports Corporation to negotiate land and operating requirements for its proposed 250 megawatt (MW) green hydrogen plant in Bell Bay, Tasmania. FFI chief executive officer Julie Shuttleworth said this marked an important milestone in the development of the world-leading project. “We are excited to …
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2021 offshore exploration acreage released

The Federal Government has released the 2021 offshore petroleum exploration acreage, with around 80,000km2 of new acreage available for exploration in Australia. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said the release comprises 21 areas across the Bonaparte, Browse, Carnarvon, Otway, Sorell and Gippsland Basins off Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and the Ashmore …
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Industry leaders to explore hydrogen-ammonia export potential

Woodside, IHI Corporation and Marubeni Corporation have agreed to investigate the production and export of green ammonia produced from renewable hydro power in Tasmania. As part of the heads of agreement, green ammonia would be produced at a small-scale hydrogen electrolysis plant, with Woodside exploration the options for production the Bell Bay region in northeast …
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Beach Energy lines up more Otway wells

Beach Energy has received approval to drill up to six development wells and abandon three existing subsea wells in the Otway Basin, Victoria and Tasmania. The national regulator approved Beach’s Otway development drilling and well abandonment program within permits VIC/L23 and T/L2. Beach will commence the program before October 31, 2022 and expects that it …
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Woodside to explore hydrogen potential with Tas Gas

Woodside has joined forces with Tas Gas to examine the possibilities of blending green hydrogen into the Tasmanian gas network. The heads of agreement provides the framework to blend up to 10 per cent hydrogen into the network, including renewable hydrogen produced at Woodside’s proposed H2TAS project. The proposed H2TAS project is a renewable hydrogen …
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Beach looks for feedback on Tasmania leases

Beach Energy’s proposed Prion 3D marine seismic survey (3DMSS) in the Bass Strait, Tasmania, has been opened by the national regulator for comment. As the operator of retention leases T/RL2, T/RL4 and T/RL5, Beach advised that the purpose of the 3DMSS is to acquire geophysical data to gain a deeper knowledge of the subsurface geology …
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Origin to explore Tasmanian hydrogen export potential

Origin Energy has announced that it will conduct a $3.2 million feasibility study into building an export scale green hydrogen and ammonia plant in Tasmania’s Bell Bay. Under the proposal, green hydrogen will be produced from sustainable water using renewable energy, with the hydrogen then combined with nitrogen extracted from the air to create ammonia. …
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