Australia & New Zealand Offshore Regional Report

Field Development

Third Barossa well finds gas offshore northern Australia

Santos says an appraisal well has proved more gas at the Barossa discovery in the NT/RL5 permit offshore Northern Territory.

Ennsub completes Wheatstone installation

Ennsub has completed the design, manufacture, testing, and installation of bespoke sealing systems offshore Australia at the Wheatstone LNG platform.

Woodside lines up deepwater well offshore South Korea

Woodside Petroleum says it plans to drill an exploratory well this fall on the deepwater Ulleung basin block 8/6-1N offshore eastern South Korea.

Subsea

Third Barossa well finds gas offshore northern Australia

Santos says an appraisal well has proved more gas at the Barossa discovery in the NT/RL5 permit offshore Northern Territory.

Ennsub completes Wheatstone installation

Ennsub has completed the design, manufacture, testing, and installation of bespoke sealing systems offshore Australia at the Wheatstone LNG platform.

Woodside lines up deepwater well offshore South Korea

Woodside Petroleum says it plans to drill an exploratory well this fall on the deepwater Ulleung basin block 8/6-1N offshore eastern South Korea.

Geology & Geophysics

Advent plans seismic study offshore southeast Australia

MEC Resources subsidiary Advent Energy has started preparing the environment plan for a seismic survey in the offshore Sydney basin.

Spectrum taps Gardline CGG for 2D seismic survey offshore Australia

Spectrum has contracted Gardline CGG Pte. Ltd. to conduct the Rocket 2D Phase 1 multi-client marine broadband seismic survey offshore Western Australia.

Polarcus deploys two vessels for 3D seismic survey offshore Australia

Polarcus has started its new Capreolus 3D multi-client survey over the Phoenix area offshore Western Australia.

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

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. 

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.

Rigs/Vessels

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. 

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.

Australia & New Zealand Offshore Oil & Gas News

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. 

Third Barossa well finds gas offshore northern Australia

Santos says an appraisal well has proved more gas at the Barossa discovery in the NT/RL5 permit offshore Northern Territory.

Ennsub completes Wheatstone installation

Ennsub has completed the design, manufacture, testing, and installation of bespoke sealing systems offshore Australia at the Wheatstone LNG platform.