BHP set to drill Pyrenees development

BHP has been given the green light by the national regulator for the drilling of the Crosby-3H1 well at the Pyrenees development offshore Western Australia. The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) approved BHP’s environment plan, which outlines the company’s intention to undertake riderless light well intervention (LWI) at the well. The …
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Melbana updates Beehive oil production target

Melbana Energy has increased its best estimate prospective resource for the Beehive prospect in the Bonaparte Gulf, Northern Territory, to more than 400 million barrels. With results of an assessment of the Beehive 3D seismic data acquired across the prospect, Melbana has recorded a 7 per cent increase from 388 million barrels of oil equivalent. …
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Santos prepares for Bayu-Undan decommissioning

Santos has submitted an environmental plan to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) for the decommissioning of a pipeline between the Bayu-Undan platform and the Darwin liquified natural gas (DLNG) plant. The Australian regulator is assessing the application, which also includes: pipeline section cutting and removal and end capping at the …
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Woodside to keep Okha facility operational

Woodside Energy has been granted approval by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) to continue operating the Okha floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility offshore Western Australia. The Okha facility comprises of the Okha FPSO vessel and associated subsea infrastructures in production licences WA-16-L, WA-9-L and WA-11-L in the Dampier …
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Prelude workers go on strike

Maritime Union of Australia and the Australian Workers Union workers at Shell Australia’s Prelude floating liquified natural gas (FLNG) vessel reportedly went on strike at the end of last month. More than 60 caterers, cooks and cleaners went on strike calling for better wages and job security from contractor Sodexo. According to EnergyQuest, no cleaning, …
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NOPSEMA opens Carnarvon Basin survey for comment

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical is planning to run a Caprelous-2 3D marine seismic survey (MSS) in the Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has advised that the survey is now open for public comment, following the company making a number of modifications to the original Caprelous-2 3D MSS and …
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SGH Energy set to bring Longtom back online

SGH Energy has been granted approval by the National Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOSPEMA) to install undersea pipelines that connect to the Longtom gas field in the Gippsland Basin, Victoria. The Longtom gas field is in production licence VIC/L29, and lies 30km south west of Marlo in the East Gippsland. Longtom was discovered …
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NOPSEMA gives Shell green light for Crux

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has accepted an offshore project proposal from Shell Australia to develop the Crux gas field in Western Australia. The Browse Basin project consists of a platform and five production wells, with the development set to connect to the Prelude floating liquified natural gas (prelude FLNG) …
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SapuraOMV to receive feedback on Kanga

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has declared SapuraOMV Upstream’s environmental plan for the Kanga-1 exploration well offshore Western Australia open for public comment.    Kanga-1 is situated in permit WA-412-P within the Dampier Sub-Basin, 163km north of Karratha. SapuraOMV outlined in its environment plan that the well will be drilled …
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Jadestone gets nod for Montara project

Jadestone Energy has received an approval to drill a new development well in its Montara field and undertake workover plans at the Skua field, both in the Timor Sea. The approval from the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) concerns drilling and workover activities that are scheduled to commence during the second …
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