Deepwater Oil Drilling: Australia & New Zealand


Shell aimed to re-start exploration drilling offshore Alaska last month, assuming sea ice had cleared.


The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board has conditionally approved Husky Energy's amended development plan for the White Rose extension project.

Subsea 7 to manage offshore Australia pipeline repairs

Chevron Australia and INPEX have contracted Subsea 7 for engineering, procurement, and construction of an emergency pipeline repair system to be deployed offshore Australia.

Chevron scores more gas in deepwater off Australia

Chevron Australia Pty Ltd. has discovered more gas in the Greater Gorgon Area of the Carnarvon basin offshore northwest Australia.

Azonto quits Ghana’s Accra block

Azonto and Afex Oil have decided to relinquish the offshore Accra block in the Ghanaian deepwater sector.

Woodside lines up deepwater well offshore South Korea

Woodside Petroleum says it plans to drill an exploratory well this fall on the deepwater Ulleung basin block 8/6-1N offshore eastern South Korea.

Woodside secures farm-in offshore Nova Scotia

Woodside Petroleum has finalized an agreement with BP to farm in to 20% of various offshore blocks in Nova Scotia’s Scotian basin.

Hess in offtake talks for deepwater gas fields offshore Australia

Hess Exploration Australia has signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) with the North West Shelf (NWS) covering development of the company’s deepwater Equus gas discoveries in its permits offshore northwestern Australia.

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.


Exploring Shell’s FLNG technological advances and opportunities

As the offshore industry looks to develop remote and stranded natural gas fields, the use of floating liquefied natural (FLNG) vessels has become a...
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Assessing Mexico’s new offshore oil & gas exploration opportunities

When Mexico’s historic energy reform legislation became law on Dec. 21, 2013, it opened the country to foreign investment in its oil and gas sector...

Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of its kind. Heralded as the first cell spa...
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