Production increase highlights Woodside’s Q3

The Q3 report disclosed Woodside’s increase in delivered production and revenue, the Greater Enfield Project’s first oil production, the execution of major integrated turnarounds at the North West Shelf Project and mid-term agreements signed for the supply of approximately 3.5 million tonnes of LNG. The company has a 2020 production target of approximately 110 million …
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New gas for Otway Basin

Operated by Beach Energy, the Dombey-1DW1 exploration well has identified a gross gas column of 44.5 m with an estimated net pay thickness of 25 m in its primary target, the Pretty Hill Formation. The identification includes an interpreted gas-water contact in the reservoir and a gas sample analysis indicating a low inert content. Joint …
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Blue signs on for NQ Gas Pipeline

The 391 km NQGP runs from the Moranbah Gas Project (MGP) in the Bowen Basin to Townsville, Queensland and is owned by Palisade Investment Partners. Blue and Palisade signed an MOU that will see both parties market Blue’s Sapphire Block gas reserves in the Bowen as well as seek access to the existing MGP and …
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Drilling progresses at Bunian-5

Following the Bunian-5 well spudding in September, the rig drilled the well to the intermediate casing depth of 1,315 m and is now commencing a wiper trip prior to running wireline logs. Once the wireline logs are acquired, the 9.6 inch (244 mm) intermediate casing will be run and cemented in place. Additionally, drilling operations …
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Hydrogen body rebrands

The group was formed in 2017 and is a collection of vehicle manufacturers, energy companies and infrastructure providers with an objective to accelerate the growth of a viable hydrogen industry in Australia. Now boasting 34 members across various sectors, Australian Hydrogen Council Chief Executive Officer Dr Fiona Simon said the name change was reflective of …
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Shell Australia set for new chief

Ms Yujnovich will begin her new position from 1 January 2020 and will be based at Shell’s global headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. She will be succeeded as country chair by current Shell Australia East Vice President Tony Nunan who has also previously been the company’s QGC Vice President. Ms Yujnovich, who joined Shell …
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Gippsland Basin gains JV

The VIC/P74 permit was awarded to 3D Oil in July, with Carnarvon Hibiscus (CHPL) – a wholly-owned Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad subsidiary – now electing to farm in to the exploration permit with a new JV. CHPL will also enter a conditional farm-in agreement with 3D Oil, where 3D oil will remain operator of the permit …
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Oil Search appoints new director

Peter Botten will retire from his position as Managing Director on 25 August 2020, following a 26-year term with the company. –> Dr Wulff, current Oil Search Executive Vice President, Alaska and President of Oil Search Alaska, will be Mr Botten’s successor, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and operational experience. To ensure a …
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Progress increases confidence for IPB

According to its annual report, IPB has focused on progressing its core asset WA-424P and the appraisal of the existing Gwydion oil discovery. These progressions have increased the company’s confidence that oil is trapped below the structural spill point at Gwydion, which will be confirmed by the drilling of a well at Idris. If Idris …
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ATP 2021 JV to drill Vali-1

The Vali prospect is an anticlinal closure located in the southern part of ATP 2021 in Queensland’s Cooper Basin. ATP 2021 operator Vintage Energy will use Schlumberger’s SLR-185 rig to drill the Vali-1 well that is located within a 15–40 km radius to reservoirs with proven gas production. The Vali prospect contains the primary target, …
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