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Rig arriving for big exploration well offshore East Timor

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.

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CCS will not save Santos’ Barossa LNG project, says IEEFA

Despite a proposed carbon capture and storage (CCS) scheme, the Santos-led (ASX:STO) Barossa liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia, will continue to release financially risky carbon dioxide emissions onsite, onshore and across the supply chain. This makes it one of the more expensive and dirtiest gas projects in the world, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

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East Timor could bag $600 million as driller gets set for Buffalo

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.

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Twist of irony as East Timor eyes LNG imports

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.

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Santos’ Barossa LNG emissions create major risks for shareholders

Santos’ proposed offshore Barossa gas field development off Australia’s Northern Territory has the unfriendly tag of having more carbon dioxide than any gas currently made into liquefied natural gas (LNG), finds a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

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Santos approves $3.6bn Barossa LNG project

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.