Akastor subsidiary DDW Offshore has been awarded a firm one-year contract by Petrofac for the AHTS vessel Skandi Atlantic. The AHTS will support the disconnection of the FPSO Northern Endeavour together with towing and well isolations work in the Laminaria Corallina oil fields in the West Timor Sea.
The development of the Santos-led (ASX:STO) Barossa gas project offshore Australia that will backfill the Darwin liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant could be delayed by up to two years after a Federal Court ordered the operator to stop drilling at the US$3.6 billion project on 21 September.
Santos has been ordered to stop drilling at its $3.6 billion Barossa gas project off northern Australia by a Federal Court following a successful challenge from an indigenous group against environmental approvals for drilling and completion activities.
Origin Energy will sell its interests in Australia’s Northern Territory Beetaloo basin - where expectations are high that the area could be on par with shale gas plays in North America – in a A$60 million (US$40.3 million) deal with Tamboran (B1), a joint venture owned by Tamboran Resources (ASK:TBN) and US oil and gas billionaire Bryan Sheffield.
Australia’s Woodside Energy has signed a joint research agreement with numerous Japanese partners to study the creation of a ammonia supply chain from Australia to Japan.
Indonesia-focused oil and gas company Conrad Asia Energy is preparing an initial public offering (IPO) on the Australia Stock Exchange to raise some A$45 million (US$30.3 million) as it seeks to develop its Indonesia upstream business.
Santos (ASX:STO) today confirmed that China’s ENN has ceased to be a substantial shareholder in the Australian-listed oil and gas producer.
US giant Chevron (NYSE:CVX) has confirmed that it has been granted stakes in three permits to potentially access carbon storage offshore Australia.
With some of the cheapest solar and wind costs in Asia Pacific, as well as virtually unlimited land resources, Australia has great potential to be a leading exporter of green hydrogen.
Australia says it’s doing what it can to ensure supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Asian customers will remain reliable, in response to concerns producers could be forced to redirect to relieve domestic shortfalls.
Australia’s Woodside Energy (ASX:WDS) will take up to 2.5 million tonnes per year of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from Commonwealth’s LNG export facility under development in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, after confirming a 20-year deal.
Australia’s Woodside Energy (ASX:WDS) will supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its global portfolio to Europe, including Germany, starting in January 2023 after signing a flexible long-term deal with Uniper.
Norwegian oil and gas player Equinor has teamed up with Australian offshore wind developer Oceanex for three proposed offshore wind projects each with a planned capacity of up to 2GW.
Australia’s Santos (ASX:STO) and US giant Chevron (NYSE:CVX) have committed to spending around A$200 million (US$136 million) to assess the geological potential for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects offshore Australia after winning two greenhouse gas (GHG) acreage permits.
A Woodside-led (ASX:WDS) joint venture that includes BP (LON:BP), Shell (LON:SHEL), Chevron (NYSE:CVX), as well as Japan’s Mitsubishi and Mitsui, have been awarded greenhouse gas (GHG) permit G-10-AP in the northern Carnarvon basin offshore Western Australia, as they pursue a potential CCS project.
The floating storage production and offloading (FPSO) unit for the Santos-led (ASX:STO) Barossa gas and condensate project – that will backfill the Darwin LNG export plant - offshore northern Australia is 40% finished as of July.
Santos Santos (ASX:STO) today announced it has amended and extended its two syndicated bank loan facilities totalling US$1.25 billion.
Santos (ASX:STO) today announced investment approval for its US$622 million Darwin Pipeline Duplication Project, located offshore Australia’s Northern Territory, as part of its Barossa gas development that will backfill Darwin LNG.
Australian east coast energy prices skyrocketed earlier this year as a winter cold snap sent gas, coal, and electricity to record-highs, triggering price caps at A$40/Gigajoule (US$27/Million British Thermal Units), around 400% above the normal A$8-10/GJ price range.
Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Madeleine King, said greenhouse gas (GHG) storage permits have been awarded to two areas offshore the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Three more permits are expected to be awarded later this year.
The Deputy Premier of Western Australia (WA), the Hon. Roger Cook MLA, officially launched construction of Woodside Energy’s Pluto LNG Train 2 project today at a ceremony in Karratha, WA.
European oil major Shell is looking at expanding its wind-power business in Australia as it eyes options offshore and diversifies away from fossil fuels. Significantly, Australia’s offshore wind sector remains at a nascent stage of development.
Japan’s Inpex (TYO:1605) and partner TotalEnergies (LON:TTE) have won a key greenhouse gas storage (GHG) permit offshore Australia that could help a plan to bury emissions from liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects in northern Australia.
Santos (ASX:STO) has put on hold plans for a final investment decision (FID) at its Dorado oil project offshore Western Australia as spiralling costs related to the construction of a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit pose too much risk.
Lightsource bp, a 50:50 joint venture between Lightsource and oil and gas major bp (LON:BP), is set to become the largest solar developer and owner in Australia, as it aims to reach financial close on its Wellington North and Wunghnu Solar Farms later this year.