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 …

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 …
Yolla infill

Beach Energy’s Yolla infill drilling project under assessment

Beach Energy has proposed to drill a single new infill well in the Yolla field in Bass Basin, offshore Victoria, and has submitted an environment plan (EP) to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA). NOPSEMA confirmed that Beach submitted the EP on 3 June 2022, proposing to drill a single new …
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 …
worley

Chevron awards Worley 10-year agreement

Chevron has granted Worley a 10-year global master services agreement to provide services to Chevron’s upstream, midstream and downstream assets including project development for onshore and offshore assets. Under the agreement, Worley will provide engineering and project related services. This includes working alongside Chevron’s digital enablement specialists in a bid to optimise ways of working …
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 …

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 …
Hydrogen

Hydrogen boost for Goondiwindi

Goondiwindi has been brought one step closer to having a regional hydrogen economy thanks to $2 million in funding from the Palaszczuk Government. Goondiwindi’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) is likely to become one of Australia’s first to expand into hydrogen production, according to Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles. “The Queensland Government …
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 …