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East Timor

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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.

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Santos breathes new life into East Timor’s Bayu-Undan

Santos has approved US$235 million worth of investment for an infill drilling campaign that will extend the life of the Bayu-Undan field offshore East Timor. As a result, the Santos-led Darwin LNG export plant, which is fed by the aging field, will not need to be shut down while new supplies of gas are developed.

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East Timor rethinks flawed Greater Sunrise LNG plan

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.