BHP Group will transfer some $3.9 billion worth of oil and gas decommissioning liabilities to Woodside if the pair’s merger goes through successfully. The liability is much smaller than expected helping to ease investor concerns at Woodside.
Australia’s Santos today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with East Timor’s regulator ANPM to progress a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, estimated to cost $1.6 billion, at the ageing Bayu Undan field in the Timor Sea. But low returns and high complexity threaten the viability of the proposed scheme.
Well management firm Exceed has announced the launch of an Australasian business as it eyes the country’s burgeoning decommissioning market.
Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine will carry out front-end engineering design (FEED) work for the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility that will form part of Santos’ Dorado development offshore Australia.
The government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has raised concerns that Santos’ proposed $15.5 billion merger with Oil Search could harm national interests in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporting country.
Santos and Oil Search have agreed a merger deal that will create a A$21 billion ($15.5 billion) Asian oil and gas producer, confirming terms agreed on last month.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) will play an important role in decarbonising liquefied natural gas (LNG), but the pace of progress remains too slow, writes Gavin Thompson, Asia Pacific vice chair, Wood Mackenzie.
Positive shale gas exploration results in Australia’s remote Northern Territory have seen UK-listed Falcon Oil & Gas’ share price treble since Friday on expectations that the Beetaloo basin could be on par with shale gas plays in North America.
Australia’s offshore environment and safety regulator NOPSEMA has ordered BHP to clean up three offshore fields following years of “limited action” and equipment sinking to the seabed, reported BoilingCold. This will add to the decommissioning burden Woodside will inherit if it absorbs BHP’s oil and gas assets as part of a deal announced last month.
Potential merger partners Santos and Oil Search have extended their mutual period of due diligence for the $16 billion deal by one week to 13 September.
The world’s first, fully design approved EX-rated robotic camera inspection device – Magneto-EX – was officially unveiled in Perth, Australia, last night, claimed Nexxis, the company behind it.
Malaysia’s Sapura Energy will carry out front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for the construction and installation of the wellhead platform (WHP) for the Santos-led Dorado project, in the Bedout Sub-basin, offshore Western Australia.
Chevron has chosen Australian engineering company Worley to provide engineering and construction management services at the US giant’s recently sanctioned $4 billion Jansz-Io Compression (J-IC) project offshore Western Australia.
Altera Infrastructure (formerly Teekay Offshore) has been chosen to provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for the Dorado oil project's floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel offshore Western Australia.
A strategic merger between BHP and Woodside has been on the deal dream list in oil and gas circles going back three decades. Yesterday the pair confirmed that they will enter into a merger of their respective oil and gas portfolios in an all-stock deal that creates an LNG powerhouse.
Woodside and BHP today confirmed a mega-merger deal that will establish one of the world’s top independent oil and gas companies. Woodside said it would issue new shares to BHP shareholders in exchange for the mining giant’s petroleum business.
Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher said today that a binding merger deed with Oil Search should be signed next month. The merger would make the combined companies one of the largest in the region and in the top 20 globally.
Woodside today confirmed it is in discussions with BHP over a potential merger involving BHP’s entire petroleum business. This merger “would create a new international super independent built for scale and resilience, with a long-term focus on LNG but exposure in the medium term to high-margin, deepwater oil,” said Andrew Harwood, Asia Pacific research director at Wood Mackenzie.
Australian exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China hit a new record for the full year ending June 2021 despite increased trade tensions between the two nations.
Woodside is in advanced talks to buy BHP Group’s petroleum division for about A$20 billion ($14.7 billion), the Australian Financial Review (AFR) reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Woodside said today that it has been granted environmental approval for the nearshore component of the proposed Scarborough development offshore Western Australia. This marks another crucial step for the project ahead of a planned final investment decision later this year.
BP said today that Western Australia is an “ideal place” to develop export-scale green hydrogen and ammonia production facilities.
Baker Hughes will supply subsea compressions manifold technology for the Jansz-lo Compression (J-IC) project that will boost gas production at Chevron’s Gorgon project offshore Australia.
Australia’s second- and third-biggest oil and gas companies are set to merge to become one of the largest in the region and in the top 20 globally.
Earlier this month Murphy Oil joined a long list of explorers, which includes BP, Equinor, Chevron, Karoon Energy, Bight Petroleum, and their joint venture partners, that have now exited and passed over the opportunity to unlock the Great Australian Bight.