Cliff Head

Cliff Head JV reaches agreement for restructure

Pilot Energy and Triangle Energy have reached an agreement on the key principles to restructure the existing joint venture ownership arrangements for the Cliff Head joint venture (CHJV) and the proposed Cliff Head carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. At the end of March Pilot announced it had been undertaking feasibility studies into the potential …
Pavo-1 well

Canarvon progresses Apus-1 drilling

Carnarvon Energy has provided an update on the Apus-1 well. Located near the Darodo discovery in the Bedout Basin, the well is being drilled under the WA-438-P exploration permit, which Carnarvon holds a 20 per cent interest. On April 13 a surface conductor has been successfully installed in the well, and a 17 1/2-inch hole …
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 …
Pavo-1 well

Carnarvon spuds Apus-1 well

Carnarvon Energy has commenced drilling at the Apus-1 well, located 27 kilometres southwest of the successful Pavo-1 well, offshore Western Australia. The Noble Tom Prosser jack-up drilling rig has commenced operations at Apus-1 with the drilling of the surface hole down to around 175 metres measured depth (MD), and installation of the surface conductor. The …
Northern Endeavour

Decommissioning of Northern Endeavour step closer

A $325 million contract has been signed with Petrofac Facilities Management for the decommissioning of the Northern Endeavour, offshore in the Timor Sea. As part of the contract, Petrofac will deliver phase one of the project, which will see the Northern Endeavour disconnected from the subsea equipment, and temporary suspension of wells. Minister for Resources …
Dorado

Dorado production licence confirmed

The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) has agreed to grant the joint venture a life-of-field production licence (PL) for the four blocks containing the Dorado field. The joint venture, consisting of Carnarvon Energy and Santos, has accepted the PL offer, with a PL to be granted by NOPTA shortly. Once granted, the PL enables …
Q/23P petroleum exploration

Gulf Energy proposes new site survey in Gulf of Carpentaria

As part of Gulf Energy‘s Q/23P petroleum exploration tenement, it has proposed to undertake a geophysical and geotechnical site survey of an area within the Gulf of Carpentaria. Located 170km west of the Queensland coast and 350km east of the Northern Territory coast, the operational area is 5 x 5 kilometres in size, with water …
Pluto

Processing of Pluto gas starts at North West Shelf

Woodside has commenced processing gas from the offshore Pluto fields ahead of schedule at the North West Shelf Project’s (NWS) Karratha Gas Plant (KGP). This follows the company’s announcement made on 31 March 2022 confirming the accelerated production of Pluto gas to the start-up of the Pluto-KGP Interconnector. The interconnector is a 3.2-kilometre pipeline, constructed …

Santos aims for net-zero by 2040

Santos has released its 2022 Climate Change Report which sets out the climate transition strategy and action plan to become a net-zero emissions energy and fuels business by 2040. The report confirms that Santos is in a good position to manage the risks of climate change in line with its international reporting standards and the …
AusNet shares

NOPSEMA assesses BHP pipeline closure

BHP Petroleum’s plan for closure of the Griffin Gas Export Pipeline (GEP) is under assessment by The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA). The GEP is located within Pipeline Licence WA-3-PL, in Commonwealth waters, and extends from the pipeline end manifold (PLEM) in the Griffin field (WA-10-L) through WA State waters (Pipeline …