Ichthys gas project

NOPSEMA approves EP for Ichthys project

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has approved INPEX‘s environmental plan (EP) for the Ichthys project, allowing the offshore facility to continue its operations and conduct maintenance activities. The EP, which was submitted by INPEX in August 2021, is the first five-year revision of project’s the operation. Now that it has …
Hub to be developed in Northern Territory

NT hub to reduce emissions

Australian’s national science agency CSIRO, the Northern Territory Government, and industry and engineering companies have joined forces to develop a path towards rapid emissions reductions across the energy sector in Northern Australia.  CSIRO will lead the new consortium in the development of a business case to assess the viability of a large-scale carbon capture utilisation …
Bayu-Undan Field

Santos, Timor-Leste enter Bayu-Undan CCS agreement

Santos, as operator of the Bayu-Undan joint venture, has signed an agreement with the Timor-Leste regulator Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM) to progress carbon capture and storage (CCS) at Bayu-Undan in the Timor Sea. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) details the areas the Bayu-Undan JV and the ANPM, with the support of the …
Ichthys Field

INPEX puts forward plans to assess Ichthys pipeline

The national petroleum offshore regulator is assessing INPEX’s environment plan (EP) for Ichthys Field development in WA-50-L, offshore Western Australia, for plans to insert an inline pipping tool to assess the internal walls of the gas export pipeline (GEP). The Ichthys Field consists of a central processing facility (CPF) and interlinked floating production, storage, and …

Santos hits record production rate at Van Gogh Phase 2

Santos has confirmed the first oil from the Van Gogh Phase 2 Infill development, with the first of three new production wells producing at the highest initial rate from an individual well in field history. Following completion and tie-in, the first well has produced at a peak rate of 23,200 barrels per day (bbl/d), well …

MMA locks in contracts with INPEX, OMV NZ

MMA Offshore has been awarded a number of contracts including one with OMV New Zealand, and INPEX. INPEX has awarded MMA with a contract extension for the MMA Plover to continue providing drilling rig support services for the Ichthys field is Australia’s North West. The contract extension is for a firm period of two years, …

INPEX receives green light for WA survey

The national petroleum regulator has approved INPEX’s plans to conduct a 2D seismic survey of its two exploration permits in the Browse and Canning Basins offshore Western Australia. The company reported that the 2D seismic survey would take place in WA-532-P and WA-533-P and include the acquisition of seismic data in production licence WA-50-L, also within …
Gorgon LNG Facility

Australian LNG hits export record: EnergyQuest

Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) reached a new record of 7.2 million tonnes (Mt) shipped in March, according to EnergyQuest. Outlined in its Australian LNG monthly March 2021 report, the March record was due to a rebound in performance from two projects – Chevron’s Gorgon project and Inpex’s Ichthys project. Production from Gorgon, which was …

INPEX to survey WA permits

INPEX plans to undertake a 2D seismic survey of two exploration permits in the Browse and Canning Basins offshore Western Australia. The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has opened the application for public comment until next month. INPEX reported that the 2D seismic survey would take place in WA-532-P and WA-533-P …

Saipem secures Ichthys contract

Saipem has been awarded a services contract for the INPEX-operated Ichthys liquified gas (LNG) energy development offshore Western Australia. As part of the contract, the company will install the conduct booster compression module (BCM) onto the Ichthys Explorer central processing facility, located off the northwest coast of Western Australia. The scope of work also comprises …