Pavo-1 well

Pavo-1 well makes material oil discovery

Santos and Carnarvon Energy have confirmed the Pavo-1 exploration well has a significant oil discovery 46 kilometres east of the Dorado field in the Bedout Sub-Basin, offshore Western Australia. The well was drilled on the northern culmination of the greater Pavo structure and encountered a 60-metre gross hydrocarbon column in the primary Caley member reservoir …
Pavo-1 well

Pavo-1 well reaches new depths: Carnarvon

Carnarvon Energy has drilled the Pavo-1 well, located in the WA-438-P exploration permit in Western Australia, to 3282 metres measure depth (MD). The company reached this depth in the 8.5-inch hole before operations were suspended while the drilling rig was down-manned and the well made safe due to cyclone activity in the area. The well …
santos vanarus

Santos seeks approval for Varanus Island

Santos has submitted a revision to the offshore energy regulator regarding the Vanarus Island Hub on the northwest shelf of Western Australia.  The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) received the submission from Santos on 25 January 2022, which is currently still under assessment.  Santos is the operator of the John Brookes, …
Lead Agency

Lead agency status for green hydrogen projects

The McGowan Government continues to fuel the growth of Western Australia’s hydrogen industry, with three projects to receive Lead Agency Services. Guided by the Lead Agency Framework, the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation is providing the projects with a single point of entry to the State Government and assistance with approvals processes. “The …

Western Gas to drill Sasanof-1

Western Gas has received the green light to drill the Sasanof-1 exploration well in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia, from the national offshore petroleum regulator. The company outlined in its environment plan that drilling will commence at the earliest in the first quarter of 2022, subject to approvals, vessel availability and weather constraints, with …
NERA to establish 3 new technology clusters

NERA to establish 3 new technology clusters

National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) has announced three new technology clusters in Queensland and Western Australia to drive growth in the hydrogen sector. The clusters target the hydrogen, equipment, technology and services (HETS) sector and will be established in Townsville and WA’s Gascoyne and Mid West regions. The new clusters will collaborate with the Hydrogen Technology …
FFI strikes hydrogen deal with QLD

$117.5 million for WA hydrogen hubs

The Western Australia Government has announced it is securing two WA hydrogen hubs for $117.5 million. The investment aims to attract Federal funding for renewable hydrogen hubs in the Pilbara and Mid-West to drive WA as a global clean energy powerhouse. In the renewable hydrogen industry, the abundant solar and wind resources, available land, existing …
seismic

Searcher Seismic seeks approval for seismic survey

Searcher Seismic has sought National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) approval to undertake a seismic survey in Western Australia. The company proposes to undertake the Possum 3D marine seismic survey, located entirely in offshore Commonwealth waters, within the north-west Marine Region. The environmental plan will incorporate Exploration Permits WA-436-P, WA-479-P, WA-487-P, WA-527-P and WA-540-P. The submission …
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 …