Gippsland Basin

Cooper granted Gippsland Basin permit

Cooper Energy has been granted 100 per cent equity in the VIC/P80 exploration permit, located in the offshore Gippsland Basin, for a six-year term. The VIC/P80 permit zone is close to several oil and gas fields including Sole, Basker, Manta, Gummy, and Kipper. The primary three-year term will involve licensing 3D seismic data, as well …

Production begins for Gippsland processing facility to recycle CO2

Esso Australia, subsidiary of ExxonMobil Australia, has started the construction of a new Air Liquide facility that will capture, and reuse carbon dioxide (CO2) extracted from Gippsland gas. Chair of ExxonMobil Australia Dylan Pugh said that construction of the Air Liquide facility next to the Longford Gas Conditioning Plant will allow CO2 captured during the processing …
Hydrogen victoria

Vic Gov funds six hydrogen projects

The Victorian Government has dedicated more than $7 million in funding towards projects that will fast-track renewable hydrogen progress in the state. On 14 January, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the recipients of grants whose projects will support the development of Victoria’s renewable hydrogen sector.  “Renewable hydrogen is a key …
Orbost Gas Processing Plant

Orbost processing rate on the rise

Cooper Energy has reported that the average processing rate at the Orbost Gas Processing Plant (OGPP), owned by APA Group, reached 44.3 terajoules a day (TJ/d) in December. This indicated a 5 per cent rise compared to the month prior which recorded 42 TJ/d. The higher average processing rate in December reflects improvements due to …
Woodside and Viva enter MoU

Woodside and Viva enter MoU

Woodside and Viva Energy have entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding on capacity rights at Viva Energy’s proposed LNG regasification terminal in Geelong, Victoria. The Gas Terminal Project could allow Woodside to supply LNG to the east coast Australian market. Woodside will negotiate with Viva Energy the possibility of acquiring regasification capacity usage rights …
Cooper Energy basin update

Cooper Energy to decommission oil development

Cooper Energy is planning to decommission the Basker Manta Gummy (BMG) subsea oil development, located in Victoria. The BMG development is located in the retention lease VIC/RL13 in Commonwealth waters, around 50 km from the Victorian coastline, south of Cape Conran. The development also lies in water depth around 135 m to 270 m. In …
Delorean to deliver Yarra Valley Water bioenergy facility

Delorean delivers Yarra Valley Water bioenergy facility

Delorean Corporation’s Engineering Division announced it has been awarded Preferred Tenderer status for delivery of a Yarra Valley Water (YVW) bioenergy facility. The contract with YVW encompasses the construction, operation, design and maintenance of the Lilydale Sewage Treatment site in Victoria, which will cost around $40 to $50 million. The build works are anticipated to …
Basslink

APA acquires $99m in debt for Basslink 

APA Group has announced it has acquired the debt of Nexus Australia Management, the borrowing entity for Basslink. The company has acquired the face value of approximately $99 million in debt, provided at a discount. Basslink owns and operates the 370 km high voltage direct current electricity interconnector between Victoria and Tasmania. As the only electricity interconnector between …

Beach Energy approved for Otway well development

Beach Energy has been given the green light by the national petroleum regulator to undertake subsea installation and commissioning activities associated with the Otway offshore phase four development in Victoria. Outlined in its environment plan to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA), the project is located in petroleum production licence VIC/L23, …
Hydrogen Superhighway

Pure Hydrogen, CAC-H2 updates on waste to hydrogen plants

After considerable negotiation between both parties, Australian east coast clean energy company Pure Hydrogen and CAC-H2 have signed a term sheet for the proposed transaction to build three waste to hydrogen plants. In an update provided by Pure Hydrogen, the company said key terms for hydrogen supply and conditions included pricing, delivery, pressure and purity of …