Ichthys gas project

NOPSEMA approves EP for Ichthys project

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has approved INPEX‘s environmental plan (EP) for the Ichthys project, allowing the offshore facility to continue its operations and conduct maintenance activities. The EP, which was submitted by INPEX in August 2021, is the first five-year revision of project’s the operation. Now that it has …
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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 …

Report: Pipelines more affordable for energy transport

A report commissioned by the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has revealed information on the cost of storing and transporting energy from generators to users, revealing pipelines to be the most economical means for transmission. The Pipelines vs Powerlines: A Technoeconomic Analysis in the Australian Context report analysed the costs of storing and transporting …
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Veris awarded $4.6m pipeline infrastructure gig

Veris has secured new pipeline infrastructure project works across Australia, expected to generate $4.6 million in revenue. The pipeline infrastructure project works include the Iron Bridge Magnetite Project in Pilbara, Western Australia, and the Beaudesert Water Supply Upgrade in South-East Queensland (SEQ). The Iron Bridge works for MPC Kinetic commenced in late 2021 and are …
Bowen Basin Pipeline

Qld basin pipeline to reduce emissions

A gas pipeline in Queensland’s Bowen Basin could future-proof gas supply, reduce emissions and help create jobs, a new study has found. Resources Minister Scott Stewart released the Bowen Basin Pipeline concept study, which found opening the Basin to gas development could bring environmental and economic benefits for Queensland. He said the answer to domestic …

Barossa Gas export pipeline plan reassessed

The national regulator is assessing Santos and SK E&S Australia’s plans to develop a new 285 km pipeline from the Barossa floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility to the existing Bayu-Darwin pipeline. The pipeline would be laid within existing petroleum permits NT/L1 and NT/PL5, with the water depth along the pipeline route varying from 33 …
trefoil

Beach Energy gets green light for Trefoil project

Australia’s National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has approved Beach Energy’s plan for geophysical and geotechnical seabed assessment on the Trefoil field. The assessment includes geophysical and geotechnical surveys within the Trefoil (T/RL2) and Yolla (T/L1) permits and along a future pipeline route in the Commonwealth water open acreage Bass Strait. The …
Bowen Basin Pipeline

AER sheds light on future of pipeline infrastructure

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has released a stakeholder information paper on gas pipelines and prices amid an uncertain gas market in an effort to shed light on the effects of the energy transition on pipeline regulations. The paper published this week, entitled ‘Regulating gas pipelines under uncertainty’, outlines how decarbonisation objectives will affect the …
Pilot CCS program

Pilot, AET to test Leschenault CCS potential

Pilot Energy has entered into a binding farm-in agreement with Advanced Energy Transition (AET) to drill the exploration well for the Leschenault Gas Prospect, Western Australia, by December 2022. AET will earn up to 50 per cent interest in a future retention lease or future production licence granted to Pilot by fully funding the drilling …