Australia & New Zealand Offshore Regional Report

Drilling & Completion

Maari field redevelopment starts oil production offshore New Zealand

OMV has delivered first oil from its Maari field redevelopment drilling campaign offshore New Zealand.

Stena Clyde spuds Pryderi-1 offshore Australia

IPB Petroleum and its joint venture have received notification that the Stena Clyde drillship has spudded the Pryderi-1 exploration well in WA-424-P offshore Australia.

SPE ATCE 2014: Diamond drill bit provides improved durability in tough formations

Schlumberger company Smith Bits has introduced the StingBlade conical diamond element bit. This is designed to increase run length and rate of penetration while also providing improved steering res...

Field Development

Browse FLNG moves to FEED phase

Woodside Petroleum says the Browse Joint Venture has agreed to a revised schedule for front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the Browse FLNG development offshore northwest Australia.

Fairplayer to install Wheatstone subsea hardware offshore Western Australia

Technip Oceania has contracted Jumbo to install 13 subsea structures for Chevron’s Wheatstone project offshore Western Australia.

Riser support in place at Ichthys offshore Western Australia

The construction vessel Aegir has installed the riser support structure (RSS) tower at the INPEX-operated Ichthys field in the Browse basin offshore Western Australia.

Subsea

Fairplayer to install Wheatstone subsea hardware offshore Western Australia

Technip Oceania has contracted Jumbo to install 13 subsea structures for Chevron’s Wheatstone project offshore Western Australia.

Riser support in place at Ichthys offshore Western Australia

The construction vessel Aegir has installed the riser support structure (RSS) tower at the INPEX-operated Ichthys field in the Browse basin 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...

Geology & Geophysics

Searcher Seismic to perform seismic campaign in the Canning basin

Searcher Seismic, in cooperation with BGP, has announced a major multi-client seismic campaign in the Offshore Canning Basin, consisting of 9,942 mi (16,000 km) of newly acquired 2D data and 6,214 ...

Polarcus Asima to survey gas leads in Otway basin

3D Oil has contracted the Polarcus Asima to acquire the Flanagan 3D seismic survey in the T/49P permit in the Otway basin offshore southeast Australia.

Searcher Seismic begins surveys offshore Australia

Searcher Seismic, in cooperation with BGP, is pleased to announce a major multi-client campaign consisting of three separate surveys offshore Australia totaling 12,500 km (7,767 mi) of 2D data and ...

Pipeline & Transportation

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...

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, significa...

Ichthys pipelay under way offshore Australia

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

Production

Maari field redevelopment starts oil production offshore New Zealand

OMV has delivered first oil from its Maari field redevelopment drilling campaign offshore New Zealand.

TrustLube system selected for Prelude platform

TrustLube has supplied an automatic lubrication system to SBM Offshore for use on Shell’s Prelude FLNG platform in the Browse basin off the coast of Australia.

Santos confirms discovery in Browse basin offshore Australia

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

Rigs/Vessels

Stena Clyde spuds Pryderi-1 offshore Australia

IPB Petroleum and its joint venture have received notification that the Stena Clyde drillship has spudded the Pryderi-1 exploration well in WA-424-P offshore Australia.

Polarcus Asima to survey gas leads in Otway basin

3D Oil has contracted the Polarcus Asima to acquire the Flanagan 3D seismic survey in the T/49P permit in the Otway basin offshore southeast Australia.

Prelude turret sets new standards for size, capability

Shell's Prelude FLNG project offshore northwestern Australia continues to push the technology boundaries with a number of "firsts." The mooring turret system for the vessel is no exceptio...

Australia & New Zealand Offshore Oil & Gas News

Origin confirms milestone in BassGas MLE project

Origin Energy Ltd., as operator of the BassGas joint venture offshore Australia, has confirmed that another milestone has been achieved in the BassGas Mid Life Enhancement project, with the lift of...

Peak commissions new test facilities

Peak Well Systems has commissioned new ISO test facilities. one in Perth, Western Australia, and one in Aberdeen, Scotland, as part of its R&D.

Browse FLNG moves to FEED phase

Woodside Petroleum says the Browse Joint Venture has agreed to a revised schedule for front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the Browse FLNG development offshore northwest Australia.