Australia & New Zealand Offshore Regional Report

Drilling & Completion

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 ...

Benthic to perform geotechnical investigation at Sea Lion offshore Australia

Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty. Ltd. (CHPL) has contracted Benthic for an offshore geotechnical investigation in the Sea Lion field offshore southeastern Australia in the Bass Strait.

1Q drilling campaigns prove unsuccessful for Murphy Oil

Murphy Oil Corp. has announced the results from its recent exploration drilling program.

Field Development

Origin resumes drilling at Yolla field in Bass Strait

The jackup West Telesto has spudded the Yolla-5 production well offshore Victoria for the BassGas Joint Venture.

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.

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.

Subsea

Chevron contracts DOF vessels for Australia, Brazil IMR campaigns

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

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.

Geology & Geophysics

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 ...

Benthic to perform geotechnical investigation at Sea Lion offshore Australia

Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty. Ltd. (CHPL) has contracted Benthic for an offshore geotechnical investigation in the Sea Lion field offshore southeastern Australia in the Bass Strait.

Duke to acquire 2D data for Gippsland basin CO2 study

Geoscience Australia has contracted the Gardline CGG joint venture’s vessel Duke to acquire the Gippsland 2D infill marine seismic survey offshore Victoria.

Pipeline & Transportation

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.

Production

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.

Flowline collision suspends Pluto LNG activity

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

Rigs/Vessels

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.

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.

Australia & New Zealand Offshore Oil & Gas News

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 ...

Benthic to perform geotechnical investigation at Sea Lion offshore Australia

Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty. Ltd. (CHPL) has contracted Benthic for an offshore geotechnical investigation in the Sea Lion field offshore southeastern Australia in the Bass Strait.

1Q drilling campaigns prove unsuccessful for Murphy Oil

Murphy Oil Corp. has announced the results from its recent exploration drilling program.