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Australia & New Zealand Offshore Regional Report

Drilling & Completion

Seadrill to provide rig for Yolla offshore drilling program

Origin Energy Ltd., as operator of the BassGas joint venture, has contracted Seadrill Australia Pte. Ltd. to provide the drilling rig for the project's upcoming work program in Bass Strait's Yolla ...

AWE provides Pateke-4H drilling update offshore New Zealand

AWE Ltd. (ASX: AWE) reports that the Pateke-4H development well side track was at a measured depth of 3,845 m (12,615 ft), directionally drilling ahead with a 12¼-in. drilling assembly.

AWE updates drilling offshore New Zealand

AWE Ltd. reports that, on March 18, the Pateke-4H well being drilled by the semisubmersible drilling rig Kan Tan IV was preparing to side track a short section of lower wellbore.

Field Development

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.

Saipem, UTEC to collaborate on Ichthys pipelay offshore Australia

Saipem has contracted UTEC Survey (Australia) for offshore survey and positioning services for the Ichthys LNG project offshore Western Australia.

World’s largest semisubmersible takes major step toward completion

The INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project has reached a major milestone on fabrication of its Central Processing Facility. 

Subsea

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.

World’s largest semisubmersible takes major step toward completion

The INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project has reached a major milestone on fabrication of its Central Processing Facility. 

Seadrill to provide rig for Yolla offshore drilling program

Origin Energy Ltd., as operator of the BassGas joint venture, has contracted Seadrill Australia Pte. Ltd. to provide the drilling rig for the project's upcoming work program in Bass Strait's Yolla ...

Geology & Geophysics

SeaBird Exploration vessels receive exploration survey contracts

SeaBird Exploration Plc says that the Harrier Explorer has been awarded a two-month extension to its current contract in the North Sea. The Aquila Explorer has been awarded a survey off the North W...

Apache commissions 3D EM survey offshore Australia

Apache has signed a $5-million contract with Electromagnetic Geoservices for a 3D EM data survey offshore northwest Australia.

Carnarvon basin WA-361-P work program variation approved

The Commonwealth – Western Australia Offshore Petroleum Joint Authority has approved MEO Australia Ltd.’s application for a work program variation for exploration permit WA-361-P in the Carnarvon b...

Pipeline & Transportation

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.

Saipem, UTEC to collaborate on Ichthys pipelay offshore Australia

Saipem has contracted UTEC Survey (Australia) for offshore survey and positioning services for the Ichthys LNG project offshore Western Australia.

Balltec manufactures ‘world’s biggest’ PipeLOK for Wheatstone project

Allseas has contracted Balltec Ltd., a pipeline solutions specialist, to supply Balltec’s 44-in. PipeLOK pipeline recovery tool to the Shell Wheatstone project located 200 km (124 mi) offshore Onsl...

Production

World’s largest semisubmersible takes major step toward completion

The INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project has reached a major milestone on fabrication of its Central Processing Facility. 

Wärtsilä finalizes propeller design and installation for FPSO conversion

The technical design and installation of a new fixed-pitch propeller undertaken by Wärtsilä for the FPSO Ngujima-Yin is now finalized.

Woodside signs frame agreement with OneSubsea

Woodside has signed a five-year frame agreement with OneSubsea covering subsea equipment and services offshore Australia.

Rigs/Vessels

SeaBird Exploration vessels receive exploration survey contracts

SeaBird Exploration Plc says that the Harrier Explorer has been awarded a two-month extension to its current contract in the North Sea. The Aquila Explorer has been awarded a survey off the North W...

Sea Trucks gets award from INPEX

Sea Trucks Group has received a contract award from INPEX Operations Australia Pty. Ltd. for the provision of flotel services for the Ichthys LNG project, located in the Browse basin.

Wärtsilä finalizes propeller design and installation for FPSO conversion

The technical design and installation of a new fixed-pitch propeller undertaken by Wärtsilä for the FPSO Ngujima-Yin is now finalized.

Australia & New Zealand Offshore Oil & Gas News

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.

Saipem, UTEC to collaborate on Ichthys pipelay offshore Australia

Saipem has contracted UTEC Survey (Australia) for offshore survey and positioning services for the Ichthys LNG project offshore Western Australia.

World’s largest semisubmersible takes major step toward completion

The INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project has reached a major milestone on fabrication of its Central Processing Facility.