Santos

NOPSEMA accepts plan for new seismic survey

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has accepted Santos’ proposal to undertake a 3D seismic marine survey over three petroleum permit areas in the Bonaparte Basin, offshore Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The survey will be conducted over petroleum permit areas WA-454-P, WA-27-R and WA-40-R, with the data required to develop …
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 …
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.   …
Buffalo-10 well

Carnarvon secures Valaris for Buffalo well

Carnarvon Petroleum has contract the Valaris JU-107 jack-up drilling rig for the Buffalo-10 drilling operation, offshore East Timor in the Bonaparte Basin. The drilling operations are expected to begin once the rig has completed its operation in the Timor Sea, around 300km from the Buffalo location.  In about 8 to 10 weeks time, the rig …
Santos

Santos puts forward Bonaparte survey to NOPSEMA

Santos has proposed to the national petroleum regulator to undertake a 3D seismic marine survey over four petroleum permit areas in the Bonaparte Basin, offshore Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The survey will be conducted over petroleum permit areas WA-454-P, WA-545-P, WA-27-R and WA-40-R, with the data required to develop regional geologic models to …
Buffalo-10 well

Carnarvon locks in rig for Buffalo-10 well

Carnarvon Petroleum has confirmed that a drilling rig has been selected for the Buffalo-10 well, offshore East Timor in the Bonaparte Basin. The well is planned to be drilled in October of this year, with the company signing a letter of intent (LOI) with the relevant rig contractor, a formal rig contract, consistent with the …

PTTEP locks in Petrofac for WA well abandonment

Petrofac’s engineering and production services business has strengthened its presence in Australia, having secured a well project management contract with PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) offshore Western Australia. As part of the agreement, Petrofac will provide all project manpower to enable the execution of plug and abandonment operations on two of PTTEP’s remaining subsea wells …

Carnarvon secures Advance on Buffalo exploration funding

Carnarvon Petroleum has formed an agreement with Advance Energy to enable the redevelopment of the Buffalo oil field offshore Timor-Leste in the Bonaparte Basin. As part of the binding agreement, Advance will acquire up to a 50 per cent interest in the Buffalo project by funding the drilling of the Buffalo-10 well for up to …

Melbana continues search for Beehive partner

Melbana Energy is still seeking new partners to participate in the drilling of an exploration well at the Beehive prospect in the Bonaparte Basin, Western Australia. The company continues to hold a 100 per cent interest in the permit, following Santos’ decision to pull the pin on its option to acquire an 80 per cent interest …

ConocoPhillips pursues contractors for Barossa

ConocoPhillips has issued an expression of interest for the provision of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services at its Barossa drilling and completion program in the Bonaparte Basin, Northern Territory. The program is premised to drill, complete and flow-back 6 subsea production wells 300km north of Darwin in the Timor Sea. Barossa is a joint venture …