Deepwater Oil Drilling: Australia & New Zealand

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.

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.

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