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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Zenith completes gas power station

The 14.5 MW power station was built for Adaman Resources’ Kirkalocka Gold Project, located approximately 70 km south of Mount Magnet in WA and comprises 9.9 MW of gas-fired and circa 4.6 MW of diesel back-up generation. The station will power the needs of the mine and will continue to be owned and operated by …
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Beach hits gas at Beharra

The find was made at Beach’s Beharra Springs Deep-1 well in its Western Australia licence L11, with interpretation of wireline log data identifying a gas bearing reservoir in the Kingia Sandstone. Beach said the well intersected an estimated net gas pay of 36 m at a depth of 3,935 m on its way to a …
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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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Production rise marks Senex quarter

In the September quarter, Senex saw a 9 per cent jump in net production from the previous period to 337 kboe, with the numbers attributed to rising gas production from projects in the Surat Basin and strong oil production from the Growler field in the Cooper Basin. “Production at Roma North is now over 11 …
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Origin renews gas supply deal

Origin will continue to supply gas to the South Australia power station for another four years, with the new term to begin on 1 July 2020. The deal is a renewal of the three year agreement the two companies signed in 2017, which saw Origin supply gas to Engie’s second Pelican Point unit which creates …
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West Erregulla test results “outstanding”

Project operator Strike Energy reported the Kingia Sandstone zone is currently being tested, with 48 m of perforations placed across the interval between 4,799 and 4,951 m measured depth. Through a 2 inch (51 mm) choke, a flow rate of approximately 1.95 million m3/day was achieved with 700 psig wellhead pressure over a one-hour period. …
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Neptune votes in favour of acquisition

NMS and MMA entered an into an agreement in July this year, the terms of which included a purchase consideration of between $18.5 million and $21.2 million, as well as a payment of $5 million cash and the balance in the form of MMA full paid ordinary shares. NMS announced this week that shareholders had …
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Metgasco doubles down on Melbana rejection

In July this year, Melbana made an all share offer to Metgasco shareholders for four fully paid ordinary Melbana shares for every one ordinary Metgasco share held, with the implied value of the offer consideration being $0.04 cents per share. Metgasco previously advised its shareholders to reject the offer and earlier this month Melbana extended …
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Glenaras well suspended

Galilee Energy said the Glenaras 15L well’s deliverability has been beyond the initial design criteria, but production and downhole pump issues have arisen as the company attempts to maximise the well’s drawdown. Galilee has secured a workover rig and expects a larger downhole pump system to be installed within the next two weeks, meanwhile the …
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