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Geology & Geophysics: Australia & New Zealand

Whio-1 to be P&A’d offshore New Zealand

Cue Energy Resources Ltd. reports the Whio-1 well has reached TD of 9,265 ft (2,824 m) in the Paleocene Farewell formation in the Taranaki basin offshore New Zealand.

Santos confirms discovery in Browse basin offshore Australia

The Lasseter-1 exploration well offshore Western Australia in Browse basin has discovered gas and condensate.

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.

OMV spuds exploration well in Maari area offshore New Zealand

The semisubmersible Kan Tan IV has spudded the Whio-1 exploration well for operator OMV New Zealand in the PEP 51313 permit.

Woodside keen to explore offshore Lake Tanganyika

Woodside has finalized an agreement to farm-in to the Lake Tanganyika basin in western Tanzania.

Dolphin to run 3D survey offshore Seychelles

WHL Energy says Ophir Energy, operator of the jointly held Seychelles exploration blocks, has contracted Dolphin Geophysical to undertake the 1,500 sq km (579 sq mi)  Junon 3D seismic survey over the Junon trend.

PGS to begin multi-client 3D surveys for South Australian hot spot

Petroleum Geo-Services plans to begin a multi-client 3D program in the Ceduna sub-basin offshore South Australia, using its GeoStreamer technology for broader bandwidth and deeper penetration.

Woodside commissions Browse FLNG geotechnical study

Benthic, a global geosciences company, has been awarded a contract by Woodside Energy Ltd. to undertake an offshore geotechnical site investigation for the proposed Browse FLNG development off the northwest coast of Western Australia.

Neon Energy gets Australian offshore exploration permit

Australia has awarded Neon Energy Ltd. the WA-503-P offshore petroleum exploration permit, as operator and 100% working interest holder.

Searcher Seismic reports on Kehu 2D Basin-Tie seismic survey

Searcher Seismic, in collaboration with GNS Science, has announced the Kehu 2D Basin-Tie seismic survey.


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