Pavo-1 well

Pavo-1 well makes material oil discovery

Santos and Carnarvon Energy have confirmed the Pavo-1 exploration well has a significant oil discovery 46 kilometres east of the Dorado field in the Bedout Sub-Basin, offshore Western Australia. The well was drilled on the northern culmination of the greater Pavo structure and encountered a 60-metre gross hydrocarbon column in the primary Caley member reservoir …
Dorado Project

Dorado on target for FID

Carnarvon Energy has reported that design and engineering work for the production facilities for the Dorado Phase 1 liquids development continues to progress as expected.  Read more

Pavo-1 well

Noble Tom Prosser drills Pavo

Following Carnarvon’s previous update, the Noble Tom Prosser jack-up drilling rig has commenced operations, drilling the surface hole down to 175 m on the Pavo-1 well.  The conductor has been installed and cemented in place, following which the 17.5 inch hole was drilled to a section depth of 1,009 m with the casing cemented in …
Buffalo-10 well

Carnarvon launches forward drilling campaign

Carnarvon managing director Adrian Cook stated that, with 2021 drawing to a close, Carnarvon has commenced a period of intense exploration activity, which, he states, “has the potential to build upon the value created by the landmark Dorado development”. Carnarvon’s forward drilling campaign has two high impact wells in the near term: the Pavo-1 and …
Dorado

Altera awarded Dorado FEED contract

Santos has awarded the front end engineering design (FEED) contract for the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility for the Dorado project offshore Western Australia, to Altera Infrastructure. The FPSO contract is the project’s largest, comprising engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and testing of the facility. Dorado is an integrated oil and gas project …
Dorado Project

Carnarvon, Santos prepare for Bedout drilling

Carnarvon Petroleum has started planning for exploration drilling of its wells in the Bedout Basin offshore Western Australia. The company advised that the operator Santos had taken delivery of the Noble Tom Prosser jack-up drilling rig, which is currently working on other operations prior to its mobilisations to the Bedout Basin. Both wells target prospects …

Carnarvon, Santos secure rig for Bedout wells

Joint venture partners Santos and Carnarvon Petroleum have contracted Noble Tom Prosser to drill the Pavo-1 and Apus-1 exploration wells in Western Australia. Apus and Pavo are two material exploration targets near the Dorado discovery in the Bedout Basin. Drilling of the prospects has been planned for late 2021 and early 2022. The drilling program …

Santos set for decision on Barossa LNG project

Santos is on track to make a final investment decision (FID) on the Barossa LNG project offshore northern Australia by the end of the year. The decision remains subject to business conditions, joint venture agreements and relevant approvals. Santos, in a September quarter update, reported that the Barossa project was well progressed on value engineering …

ConocoPhillips deal contributes to Santos success

Santos managing director and chief executive officer Kevin Gallagher says the first half of 2020 has delivered record production volumes and strong free cash flow for the company, despite lower oil prices. The company has attributed its results to the resilience of its cash-generative operating model in a lower oil price environment and strong operation …

3D Oil receives Bedout extension from NOPTA

3D Oil has been granted a 21-month suspension and extension by the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) for the offshore Bedout Sub-Basin permit WA-527-P. The company now has until December 28, 2021 to acquire and process a minimum of 510km2 of 3D seismic data. This follows 3D Oil submission of an environmental plan for …