Offshore Drilling & Completion: Australia & New Zealand

BassGas reserves revision spurs possible Trefoil development offshore Australia

On the basis of data from the Yolla-5 and Yolla-6 development wells, Origin Energy has reduced the Yolla field gas reserves estimate, pending further evaluation of the data from the wells.

GLOBAL E&P

Oil and gas production from the world's deepwater fields will grow by 7.7% annually over the next seven years according to analyst Douglas Westwood, reaching 10.2 MMboe/d in 2021.

Another well goes onstream at Maari offshore New Zealand

Cue Energy says the Maari MR7A development well is onstream offshore New Zealand.

Black Sea partnership plans further wells

ExxonMobil and partner OMV have completed drilling of the Dolphin-1 exploratory well in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea.

Gas demand driving mega projects off Asia/Pacific

This year will see an industry first operating off the coast of Malaysia. Petronas places the targeted completion date for its floating liquefied natural gas project, PFLNG 1 (also known as PFLNG SATU) for 4Q 2015, making it the first FLNG unit in operation.

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.

Atwood Osprey contract amended following cyclone offshore Australia

Atwood Oceanics Inc. (NYSE: ATW) has amended its contract for its semisubmersible drilling unit, the Atwood Osprey.   

Woodside makes gas discovery at Pyxis 1 off Western Australia

Woodside Petroleum Ltd. has made a gas discovery with the Pyxis 1 well in production license WA-34-L offshore Western Australia.

Carnarvon updates Phoenix oil studies offshore Australia

Independent technical advisor DeGolyer and MacNaughton has completed its report into recoverable oil in the Apache-operated Phoenix 3D area offshore Western Australia.

Karoon announces rig contract, plans for WA exploration well

Apache Northwest Pty Ltd. has contracted Diamond  Offshore’s  semisubmersible drilling rig Ocean  America to drill exploration well Levitt-1, located in the northern Carnarvon basin exploration permit WA-482-P off Western Australia.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Anadarko scores deepwater gas find offshore Colombia

July 29, 2015

Anadarko says its first exploration well has encountered gas in deepwater off Colombia.

TEN on target for mid-2016 start-up offshore Ghana

July 29, 2015

Tullow Oil says its three-field TEN development project offshore Ghana is around 65% complete and on schedule for first oil in mid-2016.

Pura Vida continues drilling MZ-1 wildcat; no oil shows so far

July 29, 2015 Pura Vida Energy NL (ASX: PVD) continues drilling the MZ-1 exploration well offshore Morocco after reaching a depth of 4,653 m (15,265 ft) within t...

Offshore US rig count holds steady

July 27, 2015

While the total US rig count is up 19 from 876, Baker Hughes Inc. says the offshore rig count remains unchanged at 31.

COSL to drill two wells for Primeline offshore China

July 24, 2015 Primeline Energy has signed a letter of intent with China Oilfield Services Co. Ltd. for exploration drilling in block 33/07 in the East China Sea....

Statoil proves further gas/condensate near King Lear offshore Norway

July 23, 2015 Statoil and partner Total have discovered gas and condensate in the Julius structure close to the King Lear field in the southern Norwegian North S...

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