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 …
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 …
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 …
Kanga-1 well

Kanga-1 yields disappointing results for Finder

Finder Energy has confrimed that no commercial hydrocarbons have been intersected at the Kanga-1 well after the Diamond Offshore Apex semi-submersible drilling rig began activities. The well is located in the WA-412-P exploration permit in the Dampier sub-basin. SapuraOMV, operator of WA-412-P, has been managing well operations on behalf of the joint venture (JV). The …

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 …
Kanga-1 well

Finder Energy makes drilling progress at Kanga-1

The Diamond Offshore Ocean Apex semi-submersible drilling rig has drilled the intermediate 7.5-inch hole section of Finder Energy’s Kanga-1 well. The company advised that it reach 2075 mRT1 and the 12 3/8-inch casing had been run through the Western Australian offshore well. The 12 ¼-inch hole section will now be drilled to around 3128 m …