Deepwater Oil Drilling: Australia & New Zealand

Statoil receives more blocks offshore New Zealand

Statoil has gained interests in four new exploration permits offshore New Zealand. 

Ichthys project reaches peak construction activity

Australia's Ichthys project is now officially half way to completion. Three mega-projects in one, the Ichthys project will involve some of the largest offshore facilities in the industry, significant onshore infrastructure, and an 889-km (552-mi) pipeline connecting the two. When complete, the pipeline will become the fifth-longest subsea pipeline in the world.

TGS details frontier seismic aims offshore Australasia

TGS will acquire its largest 3D seismic survey to date in the Asia/Pacific region offshore South Australia.

Papa Terra TLP in place offshore Brazil

McDermott has completed installation of the extended TLP on the Papa Terra field for Petrobras.

Origin begins deepwater oil exploration drilling offshore New Zealand

Origin Energy Ltd. advises that the operator of the joint venture PEP 38264, Anadarko Petroleum Co., has begun drilling the Caravel-1 exploration well, in the Canterbury basin offshore New Zealand.

Polar Duchess prepares for Nerites 3D survey offshore South Australia

TGS expects to start work in January on the Nerites 3D multi-client seismic survey, spanning 8,300 sq km (3,204 sq mi) in the Great Australian Bight off South Australia. 

Carlyle supports Discover Exploration in deepwater offshore New Zealand

Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has invested $200 million in Discover Exploration.

Statoil awarded deepwater permit offshore New Zealand

Statoil has been awarded a 100% interest in an exploration permit offshore New Zealand under the country’s Block Offer 2013 round.

Chevron acquires deepwater blocks offshore South Australia

Chevron Australia has acquired exploration interests in two offshore blocks in the deepwater frontier Bight basin.

Shell sets the FLNG agenda as Prelude takes shape

When Shell sanctioned the Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project in 2011, the company emphasized that it intended to use the massive floater design as a template for a series of FLNG units.

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