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Deepwater Oil Drilling: Australia & New Zealand

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.

Statoil farms into BP deepwater acreage offshore South Australia

Statoil has agreed to farm into a 30% share of four exploration licenses held by BP offshore Australia.

Chevron finds more gas in deepwater offshore Australia

Chevron (NYSE: CVX) has another gas discovery in the Exmouth Plateau area of the Carnarvon basin offshore Western Australia.

Exxon proposes FLNG for deepwater offshore Western Australia

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) and partner BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE:BBL) have filed a public notice with the Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities a plan to develop the Scarborough LNG project offshore Western Australia.

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Offshore Engineering in the Concordia Wreck Removal Project

In this webinar, TECON, design contractor in the Titan-Micoperi joint venture, will discuss how they used Bentley’s SACS software for the str...

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