Woodside Energy (ASX:WDS) will reassess the option of developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to commercialise the Greater Sunrise gas fields in East Timor after its Timorese partner accused it of “corporate bullying” last December.
Woodside Energy (ASX:WDS) produced record volumes of oil and gas in 2022, the Australian LNG exporter announced today as it released its fourth quarter financials. Woodside is also getting ready for numerous final investment decisions (FIDs) on various projects in 2023.
East Timor’s President Jose Ramos-Horta said that Australia has shown no signs moving forward with a long-stalled gas pipeline project that runs through the Southeast Asian country, leaving around $100 billion in potential revenue untapped.
East Timor’s national oil company (NOC) TimorGAP has branded Woodside Energy (ASX:WDS) a “corporate bully” after the Australian LNG developer refused to agree to a production-sharing contract (PSC) that would commit gas from Greater Sunrise to be processed onshore East Timor.
The chief executive of Australia’s Woodside Energy (ASX:WDS) appears to have made a blunder with her comments that the company is open to revisiting a greenfield LNG export development in East Timor. Significantly, the melodrama around the project will likely continue.
Woodside Energy (ASX:WDS) is reconsidering the potential development of Greater Sunrise via an onshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in East Timor. This marks a significant about-turn for the Australian LNG developer.
UK-listed Baron Oil (LON:BOIL), which operates TL-SO-19-16 PSC offshore East Timor via its subsidiary SundaGas, has significantly boosted its aggregate gas-in-place and recoverable gas resource estimates after reprocessing the Chuditch 3D seismic data.
The development of the Santos-led (ASX:STO) Barossa gas project offshore Australia that will backfill the Darwin liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant could be delayed by up to two years after a Federal Court ordered the operator to stop drilling at the US$3.6 billion project on 21 September.
Santos (ASX:STO) today announced investment approval for its US$622 million Darwin Pipeline Duplication Project, located offshore Australia’s Northern Territory, as part of its Barossa gas development that will backfill Darwin LNG.
Japan’s Inpex (TYO:1605) and partner TotalEnergies (LON:TTE) have won a key greenhouse gas storage (GHG) permit offshore Australia that could help a plan to bury emissions from liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects in northern Australia.
Santos (ASX:STO) has lodged revisions relating to the environmental plan for the export pipeline connecting the Bayu Undan gas field offshore East Timor to the Darwin LNG facility in northern Australia with the Australian regulator .
Australian-listed engineering company Worley (ASX:WOR) will provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for the Santos-led proposed giant carbon capture and storage (CCS) project offshore East Timor.
Development of the 5.1 trillion cubic feet Greater Sunrise gas and condensate field is back on the agenda for Woodside Energy (ASX:WDS), but the odds of progress look as difficult as ever, reported EnergyQuest. Significantly, all stakeholders in Sunrise should be talking about plate tectonics rather than economics, suggested the consultancy in its latest report.
Japan’s three energy companies – JERA, Tokyo Gas and Inpex – plan to join the proposed giant carbon capture and storage (CCS) project led by Santos (ASX:STO), at Bayu Undan offshore East Timor. The trio’s total investment could reach as much as 100 billion yen ($748 million) reported the Nikkei Asia.
Australian company Timor Resources said it will drill three more exploration wells onshore East Timor after certifying 24.2 million barrels of oil and 1.3 billion cubic feet of gas reserves from its first two onshore wells.
Developing carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects in Southeast Asia is considerably cheaper than developing similar projects in more developed economies, such as Australia.
As the world seeks to decarbonise, East Timor hopes that a plan for a giant carbon capture and storage (CCS) hub will help it find financial backing for a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility that would process gas from the Greater Sunrise fields.
Australian operator Santos (ASX:STO) is preparing to decommission the floating storage and offloading (FSO) facility, as well as platforms, at Bayu Undan offshore East Timor, as soon as possible, as it accelerates plans for a giant carbon capture and storage (CCS) hub at the mature field.
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Woodside (ASX:WPL) is considering new investment opportunities, including the Browse and Greater Sunrise fields, on expectations that new supply will be needed to alleviate global energy market tightness.
Only five blocks out of 18 blocks offered in East Timor’s second licensing round have been awarded. East Timor’s National Petroleum and Minerals Authority (ANPM) said that it has awarded three onshore blocks and two offshore blocks.
Sunda Gas is busy completing various studies that could lead to the commercial development of the shallow-water Chuditch gas discovery offshore East Timor with a potential floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) development under consideration.
Plucky explorer Timor Resources has encountered “hydrocarbon shows of significance” while drilling its second well onshore East Timor as the company considers an initial public offering (IPO) to raise more funds in its quest to unlock the nation’s petroleum potential. Significantly, there are no firm figures for the hydrocarbon shows yet, but plenty of hope.
Leslie Peterkin, chief executive of London-listed Advance Energy, will leave the company as part of a cost-cutting drive after a highly anticipated exploration well offshore East Timor failed to deliver commercial success. The company is now seeking growth through acquisitions.
Carnarvon Energy (ASX:CVN) has today confirmed that the Buffalo-10 exploration well offshore East Timor is uncommercial.
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.