Vintage progresses explorations

In the onshore Otway Basin, Vintage’s Easternwell is in the process of mobilising the Rig 106 to the Nangwarry-1 well location in PEL 155. The operator of the Otway Basin joint venture, Otway Energy, anticipates the well to spud on approximately 1 December 2019; Vintage has a 50 per cent interest in PEL 155. In …
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NSW to review health and safety

The Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013 and Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014 will have been in place for five years in 2020 and NSW law states a review must be undertaken after this length of time. NSW Resources Regulator Director Regulatory Programs Tony Linnane said …
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MMA awarded CarbonNet contracts

The CarbonNet Project is investigating the potential of establishing a commercial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) network that would bring together carbon dioxide capture projects in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley and transport it via a shared pipeline into offshore Bass Strait sites. Recently, MMA has been awarded three contracts for CarbonNet valued with a total revenue …
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Woodside to triple reserves

Woodside plans to triple its oil and gas reserve base through investing in its existing key projects – the Burrup LNG Hub, Scarborough gas resource, and Sangomar development – throughout Western Australia and Senegal. Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said the team will be drawing on Australian and global expertise in technology and energy research while …
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Industry welcomes National Hydrogen Strategy

The strategy was released last week by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council after being in development for nearly 12 months by COAG’s Hydrogen Working Group, chaired by Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel. The strategy provides a plan for Australian governments and industry to grow the country’s hydrogen sector and turn the …
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ERA keeps ATCO prices low

In July, ATCO unveiled its $3.6 million Clean Energy Innovation Hub in Jandakot, WA, where it is investigating the potential of integrating hydrogen into the natural gas mix. ATCO had pushed for a greater increase in customer cost to use its 14,000 km WA gas pipeline network in order to subsidise the hydrogen project, but …
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Key executes land access agreement

Terms for compensation and land access for exploration activities in Key’s 100 per cent owned ATP 924 and ATP 920 in southwest Queensland have been executed, with the deal including seismic and drilling operations for the Meeba and Tanbar projects. The two blocks cover an area of more than 4,557 km2 and Key believes both the …
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Ichthys hits 100 cargoes

A $55 billion project, Ichthys faced a number of delays during the construction period but officially opened in November 2018. INPEX President Director Australia Hitoshi Okawa said the 100th cargo was a credit to the project’s workforce. “INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG facilities are safely ramping up to full production, exporting 100 LNG, 24 liquefied petroleum gas …
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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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Norwest raises funds for Perth Basin

The company said it had received commitments to raise the money from a range of investors, including the Norwest board of directors, with arrangements also in the works to raise up to $500,000 more in a share purchase plan. The money from both capital raisings will be used for drilling costs associated with the company’s …
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