MMA offshore

NOPSEMA updates offshore inspection policy

The Australian oil and gas regulator NOPSEMA has published its new inspection policy, which took effect 1 January 2022. The policy applies to offshore petroleum facilities and activities operating in Australia’s Commonwealth waters. NOPSEMA said its revised approach to inspections was based on recent developments such as the pandemic, the decommissioning of the Northern Endeavour, …
Scarborough Woodside

Woodside assures investors Scarborough is on track

Woodside Energy is undeterred by concerns from investors regarding its $16.2 billion Scarborough project in the Pilbara, Western Australia. Despite claims that the project has unresolved legal challenges, a spokesperson for Woodside told The Market Herald that all the primary environmental approvals from the Commonwealth and WA government are in place to support a final …
Drilling contract completed for Sasanof-1 well

Valaris secures Woodside 16-well contract

Woodside has awarded Valaris Limited a 16-well contract for its offshore Australia operations. Valaris will supply semi-submersible VALARIS DPS-1 with the contract set to begin in the second quarter of 2022 and take 300 days to complete. The company says it is a leader in offshore drilling services across all water depths and geographies. Operating a …