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.
Santos today announced first oil from the Van Gogh Phase 2 Infill Development, with the first of three new production wells producing at the highest initial rate from an individual well in the field’s history.
Santos reported solid number for the second quarter 2021 and remains in line to hit full year targets. Shareholders will now be watching whether Santos will up its offer for Oil Search, which if successful would make the merged group Australia’s biggest oil and gas producer.
Following Santos' proposed takeover offer for Oil Search, which has major stakes in Papua New Guinea’s emerging LNG sector, a bidding war could emerge. Likely acquirers include ExxonMobil and TotalEnergies, both of which have big shares in the PNG projects.
Chevron is receiving heavy flak and potential fines for failing to meet emissions reduction targets at its troubled carbon capture and storage (CCS) scheme that forms a crucial element of the Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Australia. Its partners include Shell and ExxonMobil.
Workers onboard Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility offshore Western Australia are complaining about occupational health and safety (OHS) breaches after being forced to work on only two to three hours of sleep.
Australia’s Santos said today that it approached compatriot Oil Search about a potential merger last month. However, the offer to create an energy company with a market value of $16.1 billion was rejected by Oil Search, which has major stakes in Papua New Guinea’s (PNG’s) emerging liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector.
Oil Search managing director Keiran Wulff has suddenly resigned from the Australian-listed company following complaints about his behaviour and ill health. This leaves the Papua New Guinea-focused oil and gas producer in an uncertain position as it seeks new leadership.
China overtook Japan as Australia’s top LNG export destination in the financial year ending June 2021 with 29.8 million tonnes (39%) of Australian export volume, slightly more than 29.4 million tonnes (37%) recorded over the same period a year before, reported EnergyQuest.
Australia’s Woodside said today that it has launched the sell-down processes for Pluto Train 2 and Scarborough ahead of a planned final investment decision (FID) for the LNG export development that is expected to cost more than $11 billion.
Australia will challenge a court ruling that orders the government to consider climate change impacts from a planned coal mine expansion, a decision seen as clouding the prospects for any new fossil fuels projects.
Australian Transborders Energy said yesterday that its floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) solution development has secured the major project status (MPS) renewal from the Australian government.
Santos is seeking buyers for a share in its $2 billion Dorado oil project offshore Western Australia and energy consultancy Rystad Energy expects BHP will be looking closely at the asset.
Australia is seeking expressions of interest for the Northern Endeavour FPSO decommissioning project. Significantly, this could provide North Sea players the perfect opportunity to get a foothold in the rapidly expanding Australian decommissioning market.
The Chevron-led Gorgon LNG venture in Australia will proceed with a $4 billion investment for the Jansz-Io compression development that will keep customers in Asia supplied with gas for decades. Significantly, the subsea compression project, needed to move the gas from the deep seas to shore, will be the first of its kind outside of Norway.
Australia is on the verge of its largest-ever wave of decommissioning as offshore development wells reach the end of their producing life. This is both adding headaches for producers and creating a multi-billion dollar opportunity for plugging and abandonment (P&A) suppliers.
Australia’s Santos today announced that its large Dorado oil project offshore Western Australia has started the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase. Santos is also seeking buyers for a share in the development, which has a “very low” carbon dioxide footprint and is expected to initially cost $2 billion.
Australian producers need to be at the forefront of carbon-neutral liquefied natural gas (LNG) or “green LNG” to remain competitive, energy research company Wood Mackenzie told delegates at the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) conference today. But progress is not fast enough.
Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher warned oil and gas industry leaders that achieving net zero emissions will be crucial for the natural gas industry to avoid coal’s fate of being shunned by equity investors and lenders.
A new A$2 billion ($1.54 billion) Queensland Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Jobs Fund will be established to expand on the previous A$500 million Renewable Energy Fund in the Australian state.
The Premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan, told the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) conference on Tuesday that the state’s market share in renewable hydrogen exports in 2030 should be similar to its share of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports today.
Bidding is now open for some 80,000 square kilometres of new offshore exploration acreage covering six basins in Australia as the government hopes to rejuvenate lacklustre activity and improve energy security.
Australia’s Woodside has set new interim and long-term targets to hit net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at its Pluto liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project.
Chevron announced today that Chevron Technology Ventures has participated in a capital raising round for Melbourne-based solar technology developer RayGen Resources.
Australia’s Woodside is exploring the supply of 50 MW of solar energy to its Pluto liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility on Western Australia’s Burrup Peninsular as part of its effort to reach net zero emissions.