“Things are on track” with Browse

Browse is a $29 billion gas project located offshore Western Australia and operated by Woodside, and its development has continued to move slowly as no agreement has been reached with the North West Shelf (NWS) JV partners to process Browse gas at those facilities. The plan for Browse includes two floating production and storage offloading …
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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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Black Star looks to move into Cooper Basin

The company has executed a share sale and purchase agreement to acquire all the shares in WESI PEL512 Pty Ltd, with WESI to acquire a 50 per cent operating interest in the PEL 512 South Block in the Cooper Basin through a farmout agreement with Discover Energy Corp. WESI will acquire interest in the South …
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Strike commences Perth seismic

Strike ran a successful capital raising exercise at the end of October in order to fund further exploration of Western Australia’s Perth Basin, following a significant gas discovery at the West Erregulla field. With the necessary funds now acquired, the company has turned its attention to the Walyering gas field located in its 100 per …
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Armour drill stuck in Horseshoe well

The Silver City Rig 20 commenced drilling earlier this month, with the well having progressed to a depth of 1,523 m. Armour has reported that while through the Hutton sandstones, the drill string has become stuck in a hole, through a process known as differential sticking, in which hydrostatic pressure of the drilling fluids is …
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Six ventures win gas blocks

A total of 3,450 km2 of acreage has been awarded by the Queensland Government, with two of the ventures having been earmarked to supply gas to the domestic market only. Of the six, Galilee Energy has obtained the largest area of land, winning 1,425 km2 in the region south of Emerald in the Bowen Basin. …
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New Barossa contract up for tender

The project aims to provide a new source of gas to the existing Darwin LNG facility as the current supplier, the Bayu-Undan offshore field, is expected to be exhausted in the first half of next decade. The latest contract is for electrical equipment for hazardous areas (EEHA) consultancy support services, with the scope including the provision …
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Cliff Head performing above expectations

In its September quarter report, Triangle reported Cliff Head field, off the coast of Western Australia, had produced and sold 71,557 bbl over the period at an average of 778 bbl/day. The project saw crude sales revenue of $6.25 million, a small drop from the previous quarter’s $6.89 million, but lifting costs fell to $35.59/bbl. …
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