The Valaris JU-107 jack-up drilling rig is mobilising to drill the highly anticipated Buffalo-10 well offshore East Timor that if successful could unlock more than 30 million barrels of oil. Operator Carnarvon Energy said yesterday that drilling will start within a week and is expected to take 35 days to complete.
East Timor is extending the deadline for its second licensing round in an effort to drum up more interest from international oil companies (IOCs) and national oil companies (NOCs).
Valaris will drill the highly-anticipated Buffalo-10 well offshore East Timor that if successful could unlock more than 30 million barrels of oil.
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.
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.
East Timor could pocket just over $600 million if the Buffalo-10 exploration well, due to be drilled late October, is successful. The operator, Australia’s Carnarvon Petroleum, as well as UK partner Advance Energy, said yesterday that they have secured a jack-up drilling rig for the probe at the historic Buffalo field offshore East Timor.
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.
Australia’s Carnarvon Petroleum is one step closer to seeing what BHP and Nexen left behind at the historic Buffalo field offshore East Timor. An exploration well is set to be drilled in late 2021 following the completion of a farm-out deal with UK-listed Advance Energy.
UK-listed Advance Energy has successfully raised the capital to acquire a 50% stake in the Buffalo project off East Timor. Drilling at the redevelopment project later this year is targeting a potential oil bonanza.
Carnarvon Petroleum has spud its Outtrim East-1 well.
Carnarvon Petroleum has confirmed condensate rich gas has been recovered from the Roc-1 well offshore western Australia.