AusNet shares

APA, Brookfield battle for AusNet shares

APA Group has confirmed that it has put forward a proposal to AusNet Services to acquire all the issued shares in the company. The proposal would bring together two businesses and create a listed flagship Australian group with the scale and capability to accelerate the $20 billion growth in electricity transmission infrastructure needed to support …
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Thylacine platform otway basin

Otway Gas Development under assessment

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) is assessing Beach Energy’s environment plan (EP) for the Otway phase 5 early dive installation campaign. Beach Energy is proposing an early dive installation campaign in the vicinity of the Thylacine wellhead platform, located 70 km offshore from Port Campbell, Victoria.   All proposed activity is …
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Hydrogen research

New findings for clean hydrogen

Scientists at Curtin University have made a discovery with potentially far-reaching implications for future large-scale clean hydrogen production.  Research has identified a new, cheaper, and more efficient electrocatalyst to make green hydrogen from water. Traditionally, scientists have been using precious metal catalysts such as platinum to accelerate the reaction to break water into hydrogen and …
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hydrogen funding

Australian Government steps up hydrogen funding

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government would provide an extra $150 million in funding for feasibility studies and the construction of hydrogen hubs. Funding will be used to develop a further two locations under the Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs program, bringing the total hydrogen hubs from five regional sites up to seven.  The seven …
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North West Shelf, Prelude boost LNG exports

EnergyQuest has reported that Australian projects shipped 7.18 million tonnes (Mt) in August, higher than the 6.81 Mt in July. Outlined in the monthly LNG report, Prelude and North West Shelf (NWS) each shipped one more cargo, Gladstone LNG shipped two more cargoes, and QCLNG and Gorgon were well up in August. Gorgon shipped 21 …
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Woodside

Woodside survey open for comment

Woodside is planning to conduct a marine seismic survey in exploration permit NT/P86 in Commonwealth waters offshore the Northern Territory. The survey will take place between May 1 and August 16 2022 and is part of Woodside’s work program commitments for the permit. NOPSEMA has opened the the proposed seismic survey for public comment, which …
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Hazer Group

Hazer releases details for share purchase plan

Hazer Group confirmed that the letter to shareholders and offer booklet, related to the share purchase plan (SPP), has been emailed to shareholders. Under the SPP, shareholders are invited to subscribe for up to $30,000 worth of full paid ordinary shares in the company. Hazer is a technology development company undertaking the commercialisation of the …
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New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

Pure Hydrogen and Falcon Oil & Gas have made change to their company boards, with the new appointees bringing a wealth of knowledge to their roles. BHP has also confirmed two of board members will be retiring. The following appointments have been made. BHP board changes: BHP has announced that Susan Kilsby and Anita Frew …
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Dorado

Santos awards Atteris Dorado subsea contract

Atteris has secured the subsea front-end engineering design feed (FEED) for the Dorado development by Santos in the Bedout Sub-Basin, Western Australia. The engineering design work will include flow assurance definition and design of the subsea system connecting the wellhead platform to the FPSO including the flexible flowlines, dynamic risers and a mid-water arch structure. …
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GHG acreage release

Aus Gov releases offshore GHG acreage

The Australian Government has opened the public consultation on five potential areas for the 2021 offshore greenhouse gas (GHG) storage acreage release. Minister for Resources and Water Keith Pitt said the acreage release provides opportunities for companies to explore for sites which have the potential for permanent geological storage of CO2 in offshore Australia.   …
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