Oil & Gas Pipeline & Transportation: Australia & New Zealand

Sole gas project offshore Australia enters FEED phase

The Cooper Energy/Santos Ltd. VIC/RL3 joint venture has entered the front-end engineering and design phase of the Sole gas project offshore Australia.

MEG flow meters head to Ichthys

Litre Meter has dispatched 45 positive displacement flow meters to the Ichthys LNG project in the Browse basin off Western Australia via the company’s South Korean distributor S-TEK.

Chevron plans offshore Australia decommissioning

Chevron is planning to decommission several installations offshore Australia following production declines at the Saladin, Cowle, Yammaderry, Crest, Roller, and Skate fields.

Kongsberg to supply INPEX subsea pipeline support structures

Saipem has awarded Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies a contract to deliver subsea structures for the gas export pipeline at the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project.

Flowline collision suspends Pluto LNG activity

Woodside has temporarily shut-in production at its Pluto LNG plant in northwest Australia.

Pateke tieback starts offshore New Zealand

The Pateke-4H subsea tieback and installation project has started in the Tui area 50 km (31 mi) off the coast of Taranaki, New Zealand, using the Skandi Singapore subsea support vessel.

Woodside signs Subsea 7 for Persephone subsea construction offshore Australia

Woodside Energy has contracted Subsea 7 to perform the Persephone work pack 2 fabrication, subsea installation, and diving services project offshore Western Australia.

Woodside initiates FEED for next phase of North West Shelf project

Woodside has contracted Wood Group Kenny for front-end engineering and design (FEED) of the flowline system for the proposed Greater Western Flank Phase 2 development offshore Western Australia.

Australian research aims to reduce pipeline, drilling costs

Australia has invested heavily in the oil and gas industry but with increasing capex and ever-increasing demand, the country is focusing heavily on R&D to help mitigate costs while continuing to attract foreign investment to exploit its oil and gas reserves. Australian researchers have pinpointed three areas in which costs can be decreased through innovation and new technology.

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.

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