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Australia & New Zealand Offshore Regional Report

Drilling & Completion

Apache hits gas at Phoenix South-1

Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd. reports that gas and indications of associated liquid hydrocarbons were observed in the Phoenix South-1 well, offshore Western 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.

AWE completes P&A

AWE Ltd., as operator of Petroleum Mining Permit 38158 offshore Taranaki, New Zealand, reports that P&A operations for the Oi-1 and Oi-2 exploration wells are complete and that the Kan Tan IV d...

Field Development

WorleyParsons receives a brownfield EPC agreement

WorleyParsons Ltd will provide engineering, procurement, and construction management services under a brownfield EPCM services outline agreement.

Partners ponder North West Shelf subsea tieback

Front-end engineering design continues for Persephone, the next major offshore development in Australia’s North West Shelf.

Ichthys pipelay under way offshore Australia

Construction has started of the gas export pipeline for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG project.

Subsea

Partners ponder North West Shelf subsea tieback

Front-end engineering design continues for Persephone, the next major offshore development in Australia’s North West Shelf.

INTECSEA expands into New Zealand

Following the recent brand transition of Transfield Worley (TW) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the WorleyParsons Group to become WorleyParsons New Zealand Ltd, INTECSEA has taken the opportunity...

NZOG updates Pateke-4H

New Zealand Oil & Gas reports plans to run the completion and suspend the Pateke-4H well offshore Taranaki, New Zealand, to enable production in 1Q 2015 following the installation of subsea flo...

Geology & Geophysics

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 o...

Pipeline & Transportation

Ichthys pipelay under way offshore Australia

Construction has started of the gas export pipeline for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG project.

Santos and GDF SUEZ seek development concepts for Bonaparte LNG

Santos and GDF SUEZ report that the Bonaparte LNG project will consider other potential development options in addition to the FLNG concept to develop the Petrel, Tern, and Frigate natural gas fiel...

Biffi provides electric actuator for Ichthys

Biffi Italia has shipped four EGR 50K electric actuators for installation on the Ichthys gas project, the largest oil and gas development offshore Australia’s Northern Territory.

Production

WorleyParsons signs MOU with Wilson Offshore & Marine to jointly pursue projects

WorleyParsons Services Pty Ltd. has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Wilson Offshore & Marine to jointly pursue the execution and delivery of ship-shaped floating LNG, FPSO, and ...

Woodside discovers gas at Toro

Woodside Petroleum Ltd’s Toro-1 exploration well in permit WA-430-P has intersected 150 m (492 ft) of gross gas and 65 m (213 ft) of net gas within the Mungaroo formation target.

Kea Petroleum completes Puka-2 workover

Kea Petroleum has completed the Puka-2 workover component of Phase 1 of the farm-out agreement with MEO New Zealand Pty Ltd.

 

Rigs/Vessels

Apache hits gas at Phoenix South-1

Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd. reports that gas and indications of associated liquid hydrocarbons were observed in the Phoenix South-1 well, offshore Western Australia.

ConocoPhillips, Karoon Gas make gas discovery at Pharos-1 in the Browse basin

Karoon Gas Australia Ltd, a partner in the WA-398-P block, has stated that movable hydrocarbons were detected in the Pharos-1 well in the Browse basin offshore Western Australia.

INPEX launches Ichthys LNG FPSO hull

The hull of the FPSO for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project has launched from the dry dock at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea.

Australia & New Zealand Offshore Oil & Gas News

Apache hits gas at Phoenix South-1

Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd. reports that gas and indications of associated liquid hydrocarbons were observed in the Phoenix South-1 well, offshore Western Australia.

WorleyParsons receives a brownfield EPC agreement

WorleyParsons Ltd will provide engineering, procurement, and construction management services under a brownfield EPCM services outline agreement.

Ophir field secures finances for development

Octanex N.L. has secured limited recourse project finance for development of the Ophir field, offshore Malaysia.