Investors are in the dark about the financial implications of emissions from Woodside Petroleum’s proposed Scarborough liquefied natural gas (LNG) development at the North West Shelf offshore Western Australia, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)
Meg O’Neill, a leading candidate for the top job at Australia’s Woodside Petroleum, will act as interim chief executive from 20 April as current boss, Peter Coleman, steps down from the board on 19 April.
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.
Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher, reportedly one of the top candidates to replace Peter Coleman as Woodside chief executive later this year, has been offered a one-off, A$6 million ($4.5 million) “growth projects incentive” to see through the delivery of major developments at the Australian company until 2025.
Oil and gas producers will be subject to tougher liabilities and rules around decommissioning in Australia in an effort to prevent a repeat of the Northern Endeavour fiasco, which is expected to cost taxpayers over $190 million.
Rystad Energy estimates that Chevron, based on the gas reserves of its discovered fields in Australia, holds the top position in terms of non-producing assets, totalling 21 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), among the major upstream companies operating in the country.
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.
Analysts at Bernstein see tighter liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets ahead as limited supply growth meets strong demand, particularly from Asia, which could push prices higher.
Woodside Energy and its Pluto LNG joint venture partners Kansai Electric and Tokyo Gas have delivered their first cargo of carbon offset condensate to commodity trading company Trafigura.
Human rights groups and industry executives have slammed Woodside Energy’s rationale to proceed with a major gas development and exploration campaign in Myanmar following a military coup and subsequent bloody protests.
Transparency campaigners in Myanmar have appealed to foreign upstream producers to stop paying revenue to the military-led government which seized power in coup on 1 February.
Australia’s Woodside Energy is set to supply 0.84 million tonnes per year of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to RWE, Germany’s largest power producer, for seven years starting 2025.
Woodside Petroleum reported a net loss of almost $4.03 billion for 2020 despite delivering a record full-year production of 100.3 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe). Still, its proposed $12 billion Scarborough liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Australia remains on track for final investment approval later this year.
New upstream oil and gas projects worth about $15 billion will be sanctioned in Australasia this year, according to Rystad Energy’s forecast, marking a huge boost compared to the $1.2 billion committed to new projects in 2020.
There is a high risk that political turmoil in Myanmar will negatively affect the energy sector, however, Chinese companies look set to benefit from the tumultuous environment, according to Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research.
Malaysian national oil company (NOC) Petronas said that it is making every effort to ensure the safety of about 155 workers that are sub-contracted on a barge servicing its Yetagun platform in the Andaman Sea off Myanmar following the military coup.
The bloodless military coup in Myanmar has triggered some upstream companies to assess whether they should activate force majeure clauses in their production-sharing contracts (PSCs) with the government.
Myanmar faces a potential energy crunch following a bloodless military coup that is set to delay urgent upstream investment and derail vital liquefied natural gas (LNG) import projects.
Cairn Energy will return £188 million to shareholders following completion of the sale of its Senegalese assets to Woodside.
Woodside Energy has opted to pre-empt the sale of FAR’s stake in a licence offshore Senegal, which will increase the buyer’s stake to 82% in the Sangomar field.
The energy industry has a reputation for being slow to support new technologies, but one exception to this generalisation is the rise of autonomous offshore vehicles.
Blue Ocean Seismic Services (BOSS) has won £10 million of backing from a range of companies including BP Ventures, Woodside Energy and Blue Ocean Monitoring.
Australia’s FAR did not exercise its right to pre-empt the sale of Cairn Energy’s stake in the Sangomar field, as the company works to find a buyer for its own interest.
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.
Australian firm Woodside has moved to whisk the purchase of Cairn Energy’s 40% stake in the Sangomar project off Senegal out from under the nose of Russian firm Lukoil.