Multiple shale gas exploration wells are being drilled in the remote Beetaloo basin in Australia’s Northern Territory and recent results have raised expectations that the area could be on par with shale gas plays in North America. Significantly, investors could finally find out whether the shale play is commercial by the end of next year.
Australia’s Santos today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with East Timor’s regulator ANPM to progress a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, estimated to cost $1.6 billion, at the ageing Bayu Undan field in the Timor Sea. But low returns and high complexity threaten the viability of the proposed scheme.
Santos has started its $235 million Phase 3C infill drilling campaign offshore East Timor in an effort to extend the life of the Bayu-Undan field. If successful, the Santos-led Darwin liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in Australia, which is fed by the ageing field, will not need to be shut down while new supplies of gas are developed.
Australia’s Santos and Italy’s Eni are investigating options to re-purpose the Bayu Undan facilities to extend the life of the project, including a carbon capture and storage (CCS) scheme.
East Timor is considering building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and converting oil-fired power plants to gas in an effort to slash energy supply costs and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The move seems slightly ironic given the country advocated developing an LNG export complex for much of the past decade.
Santos has approved final investment for its $3.6 billion Barossa gas and condensate project off Australia’s Northern Territory that is targeting production in 2025. The go-ahead marks the biggest investment in Australia’s oil and gas sector since 2012.
Australia’s Santos has awarded the biggest contract tied to its $3.6 billion Barossa liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in northern Australia that will backfill Darwin LNG. This offers a strong signal that a final approval for the scheme is imminent.
Australia’s Santos today confirmed its Barossa liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project is on track for final investment approval during first half 2021 after reporting a net loss of $357 million for 2020.
Subsea 7 has announced the award of new contracts off the coast of Australia and the US Gulf of Mexico.
A giant North Sea project could help disprove false perceptions on redeveloping old fields, according to a former oil boss.
Bridge Petroleum has reported "high levels" of farm-out interest for its Galapagos development in the northern North Sea.
London-based oil explorer Bridge Petroleum has launched plans to awaken “a dormant Brent giant” in the North Sea.