Central Petroleum

Central Petroleum, Santos to explore NT, QLD

Central Petroleum has announced that its joint venture with Santos as operator has been approved for projects based in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Central Petroleum holds exploration and appraisal permits across the NT and QLD, and has grown to become the largest onshore gas operator in the NT, supplying residential and industrial customers throughout …

Growth plan announced for offshore Otway gas hub

Cooper Energy has announced an updated growth plan for its offshore Otway gas hub, with plans to further develop and deliver new supply through the Athena Gas Plant. The completion of the upgrade to the Athena Gas Plant and the cutover from the Iona Gas Plant to the Athena Gas Plant in December 2021 has …
Yolla infill

Seismic reprocessing finds Yolla West drillable

In Beach Energy’s recent reprocessing of existing 3D seismic data over the Yolla Field, it has revealed a previously unidentified fault block, Yolla West, is now drillable from the existing Yolla platform. If successful, Yolla West could be connected to the already existing Lang Lang Gas Plant shortly after drilling. Beach Energy has decided to …

Woollybutt to be decommissioned

The National regulator has approved Eni Australia’s plans to decommission subsea infrastructure in the Woollybutt Field, located in the North-West region of Australia. Outlined in the environment plan (EP), Eni plan to decommission and remove 10 umbilicals and jumpers, four flexible flowlines, four jumpers, four flexible risers, eight concrete mattrasses and 16 grout bags. In …
Pyrenees field development

BHP progresses phase 4 of Pyrenees field development

BHP has been given the green light to undertake infill development drilling activities at the Crosby South Well Centres and at the Stickle Well Centre within production licence area WA-42-L, offshore Western Australia. The proposed activities are located approximately 13 km outside the northern boundary of the Ningaloo Marine Park. The proposed petroleum activity represents …
Otway Gas

Athena Gas Plant experiences setback

Cooper Energy has provided an update on its operations in the Gippsland, Otway and Cooper Basins, with the Athena Gas Plant showing a decrease in processing rates. Otway Basin Due to a mechanical failure that resulted in a two-day plant shutdown, the Athena Gas Plant has shown a 19 per cent decrease in its average …
NOPSEMA expands to offshore infrastructure

Woodside’s Eaglehawk-1 to be decommissioned

Woodside has been given approval by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) to decommission the Eaglehawk-1 exploration well. The decommissioning project will involve the removal of the wellhead and both permanent and temporary guide bases. The Eaglehawk-1 exploration well is located within permit WA-28-P, approximately 137 km north-west of Dampier in …

Vali pipeline tie-in agreement executed

Metgasco, alongside its ATP 2021 joint venture (JV) partners Vintage Energy and Birdgeport, have executed a pipeline tie-in agreement with the South Australian Cooper Basin joint venture (SACB). In an announcement on Wednesday 4 May, the oil and gas explorer and producer confirmed that the deal provides for the connection of the Vali gas flowline …
Santos sells Barossa interests

Santos sells interest in Barossa

JERA, a subsidiary of Tokyo Electric Power Group and Chubu Electric Power Group, has secured the 12.5 per cent sale in the Barossa project from Santos. The sale saw Santos receive $US327 million (over $462 million) in cash proceeds. The project’s participants now include Santos (50 per cent), SK E&S (37.5 per cent) and JERA (12.5 per cent). Located in the Bonaparte …
New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG)

NZOG to raise equity by up to $22 million

New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) has entered agreed to a 1-for-2.7625 renounceable rights offer at $NZ0.42 per share, which will raise the ASX-listed company’s equity by $NZ25 million ($22,880,112). This increase in capital will allow NZOG to take part in explorations and produce assets in Australia and New Zealand by investing in growth projects. …