Australia & New Zealand Offshore Regional Report

Drilling & Completion

BassGas reserves revision spurs possible Trefoil development offshore Australia

On the basis of data from the Yolla-5 and Yolla-6 development wells, Origin Energy has reduced the Yolla field gas reserves estimate, pending further evaluation of the data from the wells.

GLOBAL E&P

Oil and gas production from the world's deepwater fields will grow by 7.7% annually over the next seven years according to analyst Douglas Westwood, reaching 10.2 MMboe/d in 2021.

Another well goes onstream at Maari offshore New Zealand

Cue Energy says the Maari MR7A development well is onstream offshore New Zealand.

Field Development

BassGas reserves revision spurs possible Trefoil development offshore Australia

On the basis of data from the Yolla-5 and Yolla-6 development wells, Origin Energy has reduced the Yolla field gas reserves estimate, pending further evaluation of the data from the wells.

Cooper declares Manta field off Australia can be commercial

Cooper Energy (ASX:COE) has re-assessed the potential of the Manta field in the Gippsland basin offshore southeast Australia.

Woodside completing latest Pluto LNG tie-in offshore Australia

Woodside Petroleum says the first of two subsea installation campaigns has started for the Phase 1 Xena field development offshore Western Australia.

Subsea

Cooper declares Manta field off Australia can be commercial

Cooper Energy (ASX:COE) has re-assessed the potential of the Manta field in the Gippsland basin offshore southeast Australia.

Woodside completing latest Pluto LNG tie-in offshore Australia

Woodside Petroleum says the first of two subsea installation campaigns has started for the Phase 1 Xena field development offshore Western Australia.

Blue Ocean to service Teledyne AUVs in Asia/Pacific

Teledyne Webb Research has signed an agreement whereby Blue Ocean Monitoring (Services) of Perth, Australia, will provide Slocum glider service, support, and, repair.

Geology & Geophysics

Woodside completing latest Pluto LNG tie-in offshore Australia

Woodside Petroleum says the first of two subsea installation campaigns has started for the Phase 1 Xena field development offshore Western Australia.

Katalyst acquires SpectrumData’s Asia/Pacific operation

Katalyst Data Management has acquired the Perth-based oil and gas data management division of SpectrumData Pty Ltd. 

Dolphin extends North Carnarvon basin 3D seismic coverage

Dolphin’s Sanco Swift vessel will soon start acquiring a 15,000-sq km (5,791-sq mi) 3D SHarp broadband multi-client survey over the North Carnarvon basin offshore Western Australia.

Pipeline & Transportation

Cooper declares Manta field off Australia can be commercial

Cooper Energy (ASX:COE) has re-assessed the potential of the Manta field in the Gippsland basin offshore southeast Australia.

Subsea 7 to manage offshore Australia pipeline repairs

Chevron Australia and INPEX have contracted Subsea 7 for engineering, procurement, and construction of an emergency pipeline repair system to be deployed offshore Australia.

Sole gas project offshore Australia enters FEED phase

The Cooper Energy/Santos Ltd. VIC/RL3 joint venture has entered the front-end engineering and design phase of the Sole gas project offshore Australia.

Production

GLOBAL E&P

Oil and gas production from the world's deepwater fields will grow by 7.7% annually over the next seven years according to analyst Douglas Westwood, reaching 10.2 MMboe/d in 2021.

Final Maari Growth well goes onstream offshore New Zealand

OMV New Zealand has completed the offshore Taranaki Maari Growth project, with the final well on production.

Browse FLNG partners commit to FEED

Woodside says the partners in the Browse FLNG development offshore northwest Australia have agreed to enter the front-end engineering and design phase.

Rigs/Vessels

Global Maritime to manage rig positioning on Julimar

Woodside has contracted Global Maritime Deep Sea Mooring to provide mooring and rig positioning services for the semisubmersible drilling rig Ocean Monarch.

Final Prelude turret section completed in Dubai

Drydocks World has completed the fifth and final module for the turret mooring system for Shell’s Prelude floating LNG vessel.

Shell initiates design of Browse FLNG vessels

Shell has awarded the Technip Samsung consortium two contracts for the Woodside-operated Browse floating liquefied natural gas project.

Australia & New Zealand Offshore Oil & Gas News

Petrosys names new CEO

Petrosys has appointed Ian Little at CEO.

BassGas reserves revision spurs possible Trefoil development offshore Australia

On the basis of data from the Yolla-5 and Yolla-6 development wells, Origin Energy has reduced the Yolla field gas reserves estimate, pending further evaluation of the data from the wells.

Cooper declares Manta field off Australia can be commercial

Cooper Energy (ASX:COE) has re-assessed the potential of the Manta field in the Gippsland basin offshore southeast Australia.

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