Woodside to decommission Browse wellheads

Woodside Energy is planning to decommission four exploration wellheads in the Browse joint venture. The wellheads proposed to be decommissioned are Brecknock-4, Calliance-1, Calliance-2 and Calliance-3. The wells themselves have already been approved as permanently plugged and abandoned. The wellheads are located within the permits WA-32-R and WA-28-R around 380 km north of Broome, at …
NWS Project

EPA gives Woodside nod for NWS Project extension

The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has made public its report on the North West Shelf (NWS) Project extension proposal. This includes recommending key environmental conditions for the ongoing operations of the NWS in the decades ahead. The Woodside-operated NWS Project pioneered the LNG industry in Australia and has delivered a significant portion of …
MMA offshore

MMA Offshore to buy Subcon for $8.4 million

Australian offshore support vessel owner MMA Offshore has agreed to buy Perth-based Subcon. The total consideration for the transaction is $8.4 million comprising a $4.2 million cash and $4.2 million in MMA ordinary shares. Subcon provides innovative stabilisation, coastal erosion and engineered reef solutions to the oil and gas, offshore wind, coastal infrastructure and tourism …

Hazer Group completes construction and commissioning at CDP

Hazer Group has completed construction and commissioning activities at the Hazer Commercial Demonstration (CDP) located at Woodman Point, Western Australia. The Hazer CDP is the first fully integrated demonstration of the Hazer process. The facility will process biogas produced from the treatment of wastewater at the Woodman Point Water Recovery Facility to produce hydrogen as …
Scarborough Project

Woodside determined to protect Scarborough Project

The Australian Conservation Foundation Incorporated (ACF) has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia in relation to the environmental assessment of Woodside’s Scarborough Project. The ACF is seeking an injunction to restrain offshore project activities. However, the Scarborough Project has been the subject of rigorous environmental assessments by a range of regulators including the …
hydrogen electrolyser areh

AREH renewable hydrogen attracts juggernaut BP

BP is set to acquire a 40.5 per cent stake in and to become operator of the Asian Renewable Hub (AREH), according to the McGowan government. The McGowan government granted the project Lead Agency Status in 2018 and an exclusive license to collect resource data and has been working closely with Intercontinental Energy and BP …
ichthys

NOPSEMA approves operations on Ichthys project

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has approved operations for INPEX’s Ichthys project. Commonwealth approval to develop the Ichthys Field in the Browse Basin was acquired in 2011. This development included the installation and operation of the offshore infrastructure for the 40-year field life. INPEX’S environmental plan (EP) for the project, …
Western Gas, Prominence complete Sasanof-1 term sheet

Western Gas’ Sasanof-1 falls short

The Sasanof-1 exploration well has been drilled to a total depth of 2390 m by the Valaris MS-1 rig without incident. However, no commercial hydrocarbons were intersected. As a result, the well will now be plugged and permanently abandoned. De-mobilisation activities will then commence. “Obviously this is a disappointing result, but we can be proud …
santos signs natural gas deal

Santos signs natural gas deal with Yara

Santos has entered into new gas supply agreements with Yara Pilbara Fertilisers to supply natural gas to Yara’s liquid ammonia plant on the Burrup Peninsula in Western Australia. The deal will see Santos supply over 120 petajoules of natural gas over a period of five years, beginning at the completion of Santos’ current agreement with …

Shell full steam ahead for Crux

Shell Australia and its joint venture (JV) partner, SGH Energy, have taken a final investment decision to approve the development of the Crux natural gas field. Crux is set to provide further supplies of natural gas to existing Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility. The Crux field is in Commonwealth marine waters in the …