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).
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.
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.
Despite offshore exploration spending hitting a new low, drilling activities are expected to ramp up, with BP’s exciting Ironbark-1 well targeting a potentially giant gas deposit off Western Australia and Santos probing an exciting shale formation in Northern Australia
Norwegian energy giant Equinor has picked up exploration acreage off Western Australia.