Following a shareholder vote yesterday, Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Woodside Petroleum (ASX:WPL) will change its name to Woodside Energy Group as it prepares to embrace the energy transition.
Woodside Petroleum almost certainly won investor approval to boost global oil and gas production by adding BHP Group assets while also facing a rebuke on its climate accounting.
A road map for the future of Australia’s world-leading liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports has shown how the sector can transition to zero emissions with environmental and business advantages.
The remuneration package for Kevin Gallagher, chief executive of Australian oil and gas company Santos (ASX:STO), has been criticised as too high with over 25% of shareholders voting against his pay packet.
Australia’s Carnarvon Energy (ASX:CVN) reported that the recent Pavo-1 exploration well drilled offshore Australia proved up a “substantial volume of light oil in excellent quality reservoirs” and “significantly increases Carnarvon’s oil resources for potential development through the Dorado facilities.”
Santos today announced completion of the sale of a 12.5% interest in the Barossa project off northern Australia to Japan’s JERA, the world’s largest buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), following the completion of all regulatory approvals.
The merger between Woodside and BHP’s entire petroleum business will see the combined decommissioning costs for the new super independent hit $6.7 billion over the next 30 years, according to Woodside’s prospectus filed to the London Stock Exchange this week.
KBR said it expects to receive a total of $271 million under a tentative settlement with a consortium that included GE and Australian construction giant CIMIC Group in a contract dispute over work at the Inpex-operated Ichthys project in Australia.
Global integrated solutions specialist EnerMech has been awarded a five-year onshore and offshore inspection services, lifting equipment and crane maintenance contract by Japan’s Inpex at its Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in northern Australia.
Shell (LON:SHEL) said today that exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes have resumed from its Prelude floating LNG (FLNG) facility offshore Australia. This will help ease the pressure on the tight regional market for LNG.
Woodside’s Scarborough gas field development offshore Australia that will feed an expanded Pluto LNG export complex has received key primary approvals from the Commonwealth-Western Australian Joint Authority to support execution of the project.
Australia stands to gain from a surge in energy prices on prospects that the war in Europe will exacerbate global oil and gas shortages as nations shun supplies from Russia, according to the government forecaster.
The processing of gas from the offshore Pluto fields has started ahead of schedule at the North West Shelf Project’s (NWS) Karratha gas plant (KGP), Woodside reported today. This accelerated production of Pluto gas has been enabled by the start-up of the Pluto-KGP Interconnector.
Santos (ASX:STO) today released its 2022 Climate Change Report which sets out the Australian company’s latest climate transition strategy and action plan to become a net-zero emissions energy and fuels business by 2040.
Australian-listed Carnarvon Energy (ASX:CVN) said today that it has raised A$70 million (US$52.7 million) via an institutional placement to help bring the large Dorado liquids development offshore Australia to a final investment decision (FID) this year.
Energy consultancy Xodus has been awarded the Rigid Pipeline Non-Metallic Component Characterisation study by NERA as part of National Energy Resources Australia's (NERA’s) National Decommissioning Research Initiative (NDRI).
The Pavo-1 exploration well near the Dorado field offshore Western Australia in the Bedout sub-basin has made a “significant oil discovery” that has an estimated breakeven cost at less than $10 per barrel, operator Santos (ASX:STO) said today.
Australia’s offshore regulator has given approval for Shell (LON:SHEL) to restart its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility after the unit was forced to shut down last December due to a fire onboard following a power outage. Significantly, this will help ease the pressure on the tight regional market for liquefied natural gas (LNG).
ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) has taken a final investment decision (FID) to spend A$400 million ($295 million) on developing additional gas from the Gippsland basin Kipper field offshore Australia. Significantly, the country’s main industry lobby group said there is a massive opportunity for Australia to have more big investment decisions like this – but crucially the policy settings have got to be right.
The Shell-led Crux development offshore Australia, that will help backfill Shell’s (LSE:RDSA) Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, has moved closer to a final investment decision (FID), which partner Seven Group, expects by the end of this financial year.
ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has completed the purchase of an additional 10% shareholding interest in Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) from Origin Energy for $1.645 billion.
The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) believes the start of work on the Santos-led Barossa liquefied natural gas (LNG) development offshore northern Australia should be suspended as the associated carbon capture and storage (CCS) scheme, proposed by the operator, remains problematic and will not cut emissions. Otherwise the CCS project should be viewed as nothing more than ‘green washing’ and a diversion while construction continues, said IEEFA.
Australia’s Woodside (ASX:WPL) reported profits jumping to nearly US$2 billion in 2021 with core profit for the full year more than tripling due to elevated oil and gas prices.
As part of its portfolio optimisation drive Australia’s Santos is targeting total sales proceeds of between $2 billion and $3 billion by shedding some assets.