NOPSEMA opens comments for ConocoPhillips project

ConocoPhillips Australia and 3D Oil are proposing to undertake a 3D marine seismic survey (MSS) within exploration permit T/49 P in the Otway Basin, west of King Island, Victoria. The purpose of the Sequoia 3DMSS is to acquire geophysical data to provide a 3D image of the subsurface geology within the T/49P permit area in …
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NOPSEMA opens Santos survey for comment

Santos have proposed to undertake a 3D seismic marine survey over a portion of exploration permit areas in the Bedout Sub-Basin, offshore Western Australia. Currently under assessment by the Australian regulator, the company wants to survey permits WA-437-P and WA-541-P and surrounding waters in the sub-basin in Commonwealth waters. At its closest point, the survey …
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NOPSEMA assesses Woodside’s Julimar project

Woodside Energy has submitted an environment plan (EP) to the Australian regulator for the continued operation of a petroleum pipeline in the Julimar field, Western Australia. The company is the operator of the Julimar field production system, located in Commonwealth water about 160km north-west of Dampier and is adjacent to the Chevron-operated Wheatstone platform. Outlined in …
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TGS granted approval for Carnarvon Basin survey

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical (TGS) has received approval from the Australian regulator to undertake a Caprelous-2 3D marine seismic survey (MSS) in the Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) opened the survey for public comment in August, following the company making a number of modifications to the original Caprelous-2 …
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Woodside re-submits Nganhurra end of operations plan

Australia’s offshore energy regulator is assessing Woodside’s updated cessation environment plan (EP) for the Nganhurra operations offshore Western Australia after the company submitted a revised plan for the floating production, storage and off take (FPSO) facility in December 2019. Following further stakeholder consultation, Woodside elected to withdraw its initial EP and submit a revision to …
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BP receives drilling rig for Ironbark project

The Ocean Apex drilling rig has been handed over to BP to drill the Ironbark-1 joint venture well offshore Western Australia after completing work with Woodside. Operator BP will mobilise the rig to the Ironbark-1 well location, with standard rig inspection and acceptance procedures being undertaken. Mobilisation activities are expected to take 10 day before …
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Jadestone submits proposal for Stag facility

Jadestone Energy has submitted the Stag facility in Western Australia for assessment by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) as a new operational and commercial development. The historical operations at the Stag field have seen the inclusion of a floating, storage, and off take (FSO) vessel, which has been moored in …
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BP-led Ironbark JV secures drilling approvals

The Ironbark-1 joint venture is on track to begin drilling of the exploration well in the Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia as early as October after receiving final drilling approvals. JV partner Cue Energy (21.5 per cent) reported that operator BP (42.5 per cent) is making final preparations for the handover of the Ocean Apex …
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Woodside receives approval for North West Shelf well

Woodside Energy has been given the green light by the Australian regulator to drill a single exploration well in the North West Shelf offshore Western Australia. The company advised that the activity would involve the drilling, formation evaluation and permanent abandonment of the Gemtree-A well (permit area WA-49-L) in the Barrow sub-Basin. After submitting an …
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New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

Central Petroleum and the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) have made new appointments, with the appointees bringing a wealth of knowledge in the oil and gas industry to each company. In comparison, Warrego Energy and Key Petroleum have undergone a board restructure, saying good-bye to pivotal members of their companies. The following …
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