Empire completes NT seismic

Empire has completed the acquisition phase of its 2D seismic program in EP187 in the NT. Velseis, the company which conducted the operation, has now commenced processing the data that will be interpreted along with seismic information from neighbouring tenements. Empire said its technical team had reviewed the data and determined it to be of …
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Vintage signs rig for Cooper Basin

The deal with Saxon, a subsidiary of Schlumberger, will see Vintage acquire the use of the SLR-185 rig to drill the Vali-1 well in ATP 2021, located in the Queensland portion of the Cooper Basin. The rig is currently employed by Senex Energy at a different location, but Vintage expects it will relocate to ATP …
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ExxonMobil makes CCS deal

In a two-year deal worth up to US$60 million (AU$87 million), Exxon and FuelCell will team up to develop carbonate fuel cell technology for the purpose of capturing carbon dioxide from industrial facilities. Exxon, which operates in six continents and has significant oil and gas interests in Australia and Papua New Guinea, is assessing the …
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Testing plans for Dombey

A joint venture (JV) between operator Beach and Cooper Energy, PEL 494 is located in the Penola Trough in the onshore Otway Basin and contains the Domber-1DW1 well which encountered gas in October. Dombey-1DW1 identified a gross gas column of 44.5 m with an estimated net pay thickness of 25 m in its primary target, …
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Miani comes up short for Buru

Located in the Canning Basin in Western Australia, Miani 1 was drilled to a depth of 2,689 m and had encountered hydrocarbon shows during operations. With the well now evaluated by logging activities, Buru reported the reservoirs associated with the hydrocarbon shows are tight with no producible zones. Buru Executive Chairman Eric Streitberg said the …
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APLNG buoys Origin quarter

Origin reported revenues from its integrated gas business rose 7 per cent in the September quarter to $688 million, which included a 3 per cent production increase at APLNG thanks to higher well availability and the Eurombah Reedy Creek InterConnect pipeline coming online. Origin suffered from an 8 per cent drop in electricity sales, while …
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AGL considering Bass Strait

In September, it was revealed Exxon had plans to sell its 50 per cent stake in the Gippsland Basin oil and gas development, which encompasses assets including 19 offshore platforms, the Longford and Long Island Point plants and associated infrastructure and production fields. The other 50 per cent stake belongs to BHP Group and despite …
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OMV given environmental go-ahead

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) granted OMV permission to undertake marine discharge activities associated with the drilling program, which covers actions such as discharges of hydrocarbons from well tests and output from the rig’s cooling systems. OMV’s exploration and appraisal program will potentially spread across 11 well locations in five petroleum exploration permit …
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New Julimar contract released

With the fields located approximately 180 km northwest off the coast of Dampier, Western Australia, project operator Woodside is looking to develop gas from the Julimar reservoir as a subsea tieback to the existing Brunello subsea infrastructure. Subsea 7 has released a structures fabrication contract for tender, which covers the fabrication and load-out services required for two …
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Triangle awards Cliff Head contracts

Corsaire Aviation has signed a preliminary deal ahead of a three-year contract with Triangle to provide helicopter transport services to and from the Cliff Head offshore platform, while HSA Marine has won a contract for the provision of vessel services with a term of the same length. Triangle Managing Director Rob Towner said both contracted …
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