Woodside well intervention under assessment

Woodside Energy’s TPA03 production well is currently under assessment for proposed well intervention activities by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA). Located 138 km north-west of Dampier in the permit area WA-5-L, TPA-03 is a dual zone well connected to the Tidepole manifold and is produced by the Goodwyn platform via …

National agreement to fast-track energy emissions reductions

Queensland has today scored a major win for climate action with a national agreement to enshrine emissions reductions objectives into laws governing Australia’s energy market. Minister for Energy Mick de Brenni described an agreement from all states and territories and the Commonwealth to accelerate drafting of the law changes as a ‘watershed moment’ in national …
APA submits bid to AusNet

Hancock welcomes acquisition of Senex Energy

Hancock Prospecting has welcomed the news that the court has approved the joint Hancock/PSCO bid to acquire QLD based natural gas company Senex Energy. Commenting on the Senex scheme approval, Chair of the Hancock group of companies Gina Rinehart said she was delighted with the Senex approval which is the largest Hancock investment in the …
Red Skye Energy locks in SA government approval for Killanoola

Santos acquires Hunter Gas Pipeline

Santos has acquired the approved underground gas pipeline route from Wallumbilla in QLD to Newcastle in NSW, known as the Hunter Gas Pipeline. The underground pipeline route passes close to Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project. Santos’ goal is to work with infrastructure developers and owners to construct the pipeline and deliver much-needed gas to east coast …
Cooper Energy basin update

Santos to decommission Mutineer Exeter

Santos has proposed a revision of its inforce Mutineer Exeter cessation of production (CoP) environment plan (EP) in order to enable the continued operation of its Mutineer, Exeter, Fletcher and Finucane facilities. This new revision now includes final seabed decommissioning activities on the projects within WA-54-L, WA-26-L and WA-27-L. The cessation phase initially commenced when …

Beach Energy signs LNG deal with BP

Beach Energy has confirmed finalisation and signing of the LNG sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with BP Singapore, a subsidiary of BP. The LNG SPA will see BP purchase all 3.75 million tonnes of Beach’s expected LNG volumes from the Waitsia Stage 2 project. Supply is targeted to commence in the second half of 2023 …

Let your voice be heard: Climate Change Minister seeks feedback on renewable energy

The Australian Governments Department of Industry Science and Resources is seeking feedback from Victorians on the possible effects of future offshore renewable energy projects in the Bass Strait off Gippsland, Victoria. This would include offshore wind farms. The Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Angus Taylor, had proposed the area in Australian Commonwealth waters off …

Albanese government passes climate change bill

The Albanese government’s Climate Change Bill 2022 has passed in the House of Representatives. The Bill will enshrine into law an emissions reduction target of 43 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050. It has brought together business, industry, unions, farmers, community and conservation groups, all of whom have …

Work begins at landmark hydrogen research facility

Works have begun at Australia’s first hydrogen fuel cell research and development facility at Deakin University’s Warrnambool campus, with construction expected to be completed in late 2023. Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney visited Deakin’s Warrnambool campus to turn the first sod on works on the Hycel Technology Hub, a cornerstone …
Thylacine platform otway basin

Casino, Netherby, Henry under assessment by NOPSEMA

Offshore operations at the Otway gas fields Casino, Netherby and Henry are currently under assessment by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA). Production initially commenced at the Casino field in 2006, this known as stage 1, with subsequent stages integrating additional fields, wells and connecting flowlines to top-up production, supplying continued …