Santos is seeking buyers for a 20-30% stake in its large Dorado oil project and Bedout exploration portfolio offshore western Australia estimated to be worth up to $200 million. Significantly, there is expected to be global interest in the sales process, which could be particularly appealing for Asian national oil companies (NOCs).
Oil and gas producers will be subject to tougher liabilities and rules around decommissioning in Australia in an effort to prevent a repeat of the Northern Endeavour fiasco, which is expected to cost taxpayers over $190 million.
Rystad Energy estimates that Chevron, based on the gas reserves of its discovered fields in Australia, holds the top position in terms of non-producing assets, totalling 21 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), among the major upstream companies operating in the country.
East Timor is considering building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and converting oil-fired power plants to gas in an effort to slash energy supply costs and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The move seems slightly ironic given the country advocated developing an LNG export complex for much of the past decade.
Santos’ proposed offshore Barossa gas field development off Australia’s Northern Territory has the unfriendly tag of having more carbon dioxide than any gas currently made into liquefied natural gas (LNG), finds a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).
Santos has approved final investment for its $3.6 billion Barossa gas and condensate project off Australia’s Northern Territory that is targeting production in 2025. The go-ahead marks the biggest investment in Australia’s oil and gas sector since 2012.
Australian-listed producer Bass Oil is planning new development drilling at its onshore oilfields in south Sumatra as it seeks to double its output in Indonesia over 2022.
Australia’s Santos has awarded the biggest contract tied to its $3.6 billion Barossa liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in northern Australia that will backfill Darwin LNG. This offers a strong signal that a final approval for the scheme is imminent.
The Indonesian government has welcomed an Australian court ruling ordering Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) to pay compensation to Indonesian seaweed farmers following the 2009 Montara oil spill. The total bill could top more than $262 million.
Bass Oil is seeking Australian upstream acquisition opportunities, which are largely being ignored by the market amid the energy transition, to complement its increased activities in Indonesia.
Woodside Energy and its Pluto LNG joint venture partners Kansai Electric and Tokyo Gas have delivered their first cargo of carbon offset condensate to commodity trading company Trafigura.
Global energy consultancy Xodus Group has appointed a new late life and decommissioning lead in Asia-Pacific following a significant increase in activity in the region.
Aberdeen-headquartered EnerMech has been awarded a five-year contract extension with Chevron for oil and gas facilities in Western Australia.
More than A$50 billion ($40.5 billion) of necessary decommissioning work needs to be carried out on Australia’s offshore oil and gas infrastructure, over half of which must be started within the next ten years.
Santos said today that its largest shareholder had sold about one third of its stake worth A$785 million ($603.7 million) in the Australian gas producer. This ends a strategic relationship with ENN Group, which is one of the largest gas distributors in China.
Australia’s Woodside Energy is reducing its presence in Myanmar and expects to fully demobilise its offshore exploration drilling team over the coming weeks following reports of human rights violations in the Southeast Asian nation.
Asia Pacific-focused Jadestone Energy is preparing to re-issue a tender for a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for its planned gas development at Nam Du and U Minh off Vietnam.
Australia’s Woodside Energy is set to supply 0.84 million tonnes per year of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to RWE, Germany’s largest power producer, for seven years starting 2025.
Australia’s Santos today confirmed its Barossa liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project is on track for final investment approval during first half 2021 after reporting a net loss of $357 million for 2020.
Woodside Petroleum reported a net loss of almost $4.03 billion for 2020 despite delivering a record full-year production of 100.3 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe). Still, its proposed $12 billion Scarborough liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Australia remains on track for final investment approval later this year.
New upstream oil and gas projects worth about $15 billion will be sanctioned in Australasia this year, according to Rystad Energy’s forecast, marking a huge boost compared to the $1.2 billion committed to new projects in 2020.
Shell has struck a deal to sell a 26.25% stake in the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) common facilities to Global Infrastructure Partners Australia for £1.9 billion.
The Santos-led Barossa LNG export project is on track for a final investment decision (FID) within six months after drastically cutting costs and securing a major Japanese buyer for some of Australia’s dirtiest LNG.
Despite offshore exploration spending hitting a new low, drilling activities are expected to ramp up, with BP’s exciting Ironbark-1 well targeting a potentially giant gas deposit off Western Australia and Santos probing an exciting shale formation in Northern Australia
The energy industry has a reputation for being slow to support new technologies, but one exception to this generalisation is the rise of autonomous offshore vehicles.