Santos secures NOPSEMA approval for Varanus Island

Santos has received the green light to continue operating the Varanus Island oil and gas hub, a facility that receives the production fluids from the John Brookes and Greater East Spar gas fields offshore Western Australia. Outlined in Santos’ environment plan to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA), the Varanus Island …
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Beach’s Artisan project open for comment

Beach Energy’s environmental plan for an exploration well in the Otway Basin, Victoria is open for comment with the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA). The Artisan-1 well is located 32km off Victoria’s southwest coast and is at a water depth of 71m. Beach has defined the operational area for the drilling …
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BP receives clearance to drill Ironbark

BP has been given the green light by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) to drill the Ironbark-1 exploration well in the Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia. The regulator has approved BP’s environment plan (EP), which includes exploration drilling and associated activities to be undertaken by the company with a mobile …
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3D Oil receives green light for WA seismic

3D Oil has been awarded environmental approvals from the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) to acquire Sauropod 3D marine seismic survey (MSS) within WA-527-P offshore Western Australia. The company submitted the environmental plan for Sauropod MSS in July 2019, which covers a full-fold acquisition area of 3447km2 in the Roebuck Basin. …
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Woodside sets up plan for North West Shelf exploration well

Woodside has submitted an environment plan to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) for the proposed drilling of a single exploration well within the North West Shelf, Western Australia. The proposed Gemtree-A well (permit area WA-49-L) is in Commonwealth waters in the Barrow Sub-Basin, 142km off the Pilbara coast. Woodside outlined …
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INPEX awards LOC with Ichthys contract

LOC Group has signed a five-year contract agreement with INPEX at the Ichthys liquified natural gas project in northern Australia. As part of the contract, LOC will cover the provision of marine warranty services and marine assurance for the project, and its associated drilling operations. LOC will also take on the responsibility of a warranty …
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INPEX receives NOPSEMA green light for next Ichthys stage

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has approved construction of the next stage of INPEX’s Ichthys liquified natural gas (LNG) project.  NOPSEMA accepted INPEX’s application for modifications to the facility on April 28, with a start date for the project still pending. INPEX has been cleared to undertake additional construction and …
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Woodside leaders reinforce company’s stable position

Woodside chairman Richard Goyder and chief executive officer and managing director Peter Coleman have reiterated that the company is moving through the current market challenges with “one of the stronger balance sheets in the industry”. Goyder, speaking at the company’s annual general meeting, said to protect Woodside, the company had adopted an operating model that …
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Red Skye Energy locks in SA government approval for Killanoola

NOPSEMA offers reasons for Scarborough green light

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has explained why it decided to accept Woodside’s proposal for the Scarborough project offshore Western Australia On March 30, NOPSEMA made the decision to accept the proposal following a year long assessment and an eight-week public comment process. As a result, NOPSEMA was satisfied by …
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Woodside receives NOPSEMA nod for Scarborough

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has accepted an offshore project proposal (OPP) from Woodside to develop the Scarborough gas field offshore northern Western Australia. NOPSEMA’s approval follows a thorough assessment that lasted more than a year, with the review including an eight-week public comment process. The authority decided to approve …
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