Australia & New Zealand Offshore Regional Report

Drilling & Completion

Esso adds more wells at Turrum offshore southeast Australia

Esso Australia is drilling five new wells at the Turrum field as part of its ongoing program to develop new gas supplies in the Bass Strait.

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.

Subsea intervention set to grow

Demand for subsea well intervention will remain high over the next five years, according to analysts Douglas-Westwood.

Field Development

Neptune Marine grouts riser support at Ichthys

Neptune Marine Services Ltd. has completed the structural grouting of the riser support structure at the Ichthys LNG Project offshore Australia.

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.

Subsea intervention set to grow

Demand for subsea well intervention will remain high over the next five years, according to analysts Douglas-Westwood.

Subsea

Neptune Marine grouts riser support at Ichthys

Neptune Marine Services Ltd. has completed the structural grouting of the riser support structure at the Ichthys LNG Project offshore Australia.

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.

Geology & Geophysics

Australia revises 2015 lease map

The Australian Department of Industry and Science has amended the 2015 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release. 

Searcher, DUG offer reprocessed offshore Western Australia seismic data

Searcher Seismic and DownUnder GeoSolutions have agreed to market and license the Monodon Ultracube reprocessed data taken in the northern Carnarvon basin, North West Shelf, Western Australia. 

TGS begins Australasia frontier seismic surveys

TGS has started a 17,500-km (10,874-mi) 2D seismic survey offshore northeast New Zealand.

Pipeline & Transportation

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 t...

Production

Esso adds more wells at Turrum offshore southeast Australia

Esso Australia is drilling five new wells at the Turrum field as part of its ongoing program to develop new gas supplies in the Bass Strait.

Subsea intervention set to grow

Demand for subsea well intervention will remain high over the next five years, according to analysts Douglas-Westwood.

Kupe offshore New Zealand producing more, tests suggest

Early testing results from the Kupe gas and oil field 30 km (18.6 mi) south of the Taranaki coast look promising, according to partner New Zealand Oil & Gas (NZOG). 

Rigs/Vessels

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.

Deep Sea Supply agrees to bareboat charters

Deep Sea Supply has agreed on long-term bareboat contracts for the PSVs Sea Tortuga and Sea Triumph for operations in Australian waters.

BW Offshore wins extensions for two FPSOs

BW Offshore has signed a letter of intent with Eni affiliate Nigerian Agip Exploration for a two-year extension for the FPSO Abo until 4Q 2016. 

Australia & New Zealand Offshore Oil & Gas News

Neptune Marine grouts riser support at Ichthys

Neptune Marine Services Ltd. has completed the structural grouting of the riser support structure at the Ichthys LNG Project offshore Australia.

INPEX receives offshore blocks close to Ichthys

INPEX Browse E&P is teaming up with Santos in two newly awarded exploration permits offshore northwest Australia.

BP contracts supply base for Great Australian Bight offshore exploration

BP has contracted ASCO to manage a supply base in Adelaide, Australia, to service an offshore exploration program in the Great Australian Bight.