East Timor is reassessing its ambitious petroleum development plans, which include the Woodside Petroleum-operated Greater Sunrise project, after discovering the economic analysis behind its proposed schemes is inaccurate.
East Timor may have a second chance to see its Greater Sunrise field developed this decade as Australia’s Santos considers extending the life of the country’s Bayu-Undan project, which feeds the Darwin LNG export plant in northern Australia.
Shifting political dynamics in East Timor hint at a change in direction for the petroleum sector as Woodside values the country’s proposed Greater Sunrise project at zero.
ConocoPhillips is selling its stake in East Timor's Greater Sunrise gas field back to the government for $350 million.
Australia and East Timor have signed a historic treaty drawing their maritime boundary, ending years of bitter wrangling over billions of dollars of oil and gas riches lying beneath the Timor Sea and opening a new chapter in relations.