Australia & New Zealand Offshore Regional Report

Drilling & Completion

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 ...

Field Development

Power generation starts at Gorgon LNG project offshore Australia

Chevron’s Gorgon Project offshore Western Australia has reached a milestone with the start-up of its first gas turbine generator. 

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.

Petrofac to supply integrity, maintenance program for Ichthys LNG Project

INPEX has awarded Petrofac an integrity and maintenance program development contract for the Ichthys LNG Project.

Subsea

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.

Pateke-Tui Area tieback goes onstream offshore New Zealand

AWE has delivered first oil from the Pateke-4H development well in the PMP 38158 concession, 50 km (31 mi) offshore Taranaki, New Zealand.

Chevron contracts DOF vessels for Australia, Brazil IMR campaigns

DOF Subsea has won a series of contracts offshore Australia, Brazil, and northwest Europe.

Geology & Geophysics

Woodside analyzing data from frontier seismic campaigns

Woodside Petroleum has issued an update on its international exploration programs.

Polarcus extends 3D seismic survey off northwest Australia

        Polarcus has more funding for its Capreolus 3D seismic survey offshore Australia's northwest shelf.

New Zealand specifies offshore tracts available for bidding

New Zealand has opened its 2015 petroleum exploration permit bidding.

Pipeline & Transportation

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.

Production

Pateke-Tui Area tieback goes onstream offshore New Zealand

AWE has delivered first oil from the Pateke-4H development well in the PMP 38158 concession, 50 km (31 mi) offshore Taranaki, New Zealand.

New Maari reservoir flows first oil offshore New Zealand

Production has started from the Maari MR6A development well in the Taranaki basin offshore New Zealand.

Woodside restarts Pluto

Woodside has restarted its Pluto LNG plant.

Rigs/Vessels

Polarcus extends 3D seismic survey off northwest Australia

        Polarcus has more funding for its Capreolus 3D seismic survey offshore Australia's northwest shelf.

Atwood Osprey stable after Cyclone Olwyn

Atwood Oceanics Inc. (NYSE: ATW) announced that its semisubmersible drilling unit, the Atwood Osprey, parted several mooring lines and drifted about 3 nautical miles from its original position duri...

West Telesto jackup arrives in Melbourne

Hibiscus Petroleum subsidiary Carnarvon Hibiscus says exploration drilling will start soon on the VIC/P57 permit offshore southeast Australia.

Australia & New Zealand Offshore Oil & Gas News

Power generation starts at Gorgon LNG project offshore Australia

Chevron’s Gorgon Project offshore Western Australia has reached a milestone with the start-up of its first gas turbine generator. 

Woodside analyzing data from frontier seismic campaigns

Woodside Petroleum has issued an update on its international exploration programs.

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.