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.”
Opportunities abound for mergers and acquisitions across energy-hungry Asia Pacific nations, as majors, such as Chevron, Shell, and ExxonMobil, seek to exit or rationalise their upstream portfolios.
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.
Australia’s Santos (ASX:STO) will this week start drilling Pavo-1, a highly anticipated exploration well, near its high-quality Dorado field offshore Western Australia.
Australian-listed Carnarvon Energy (ASX:CVN) is excited by its projects in the Bedout basin offshore Western Australia following a disappointing drilling result at the Buffalo field offshore East Timor.
Results from the highly anticipated Buffalo-10 well drilled by Carnarvon Energy (ASX:CVN) and Advance Energy (LON:ADV) offshore East Timor have disappointed. Drilling at the redevelopment project was targeting a potential oil bonanza, which now seems unlikely.
Australia’s Carnarvon Energy has called for an immediate trading halt in its shares as it prepares to release the well results for the highly anticipated Buffalo-10 well offshore East Timor. Carnavron and UK-listed parter Advance Energy have said that the well could unlock more than 30 million barrels of oil.
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.
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).