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Drilling & Completion

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...

CHPL secures rig for Sea Horse area prospect

Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty Ltd. has signed a rig share agreement for an exploration well in the VIC/P57 permit offshore southeast Australia.

 

Field Development

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.

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...

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...

Subsea

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...

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...

Geology & Geophysics

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 ...

Statoil takes an offshore operatorship in Australia

Statoil continues to expand in Australia, with the award of 100% equity share in an exploration permit in the Northern Carnarvon basin on the Northwest Shelf of 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

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.

Large Shell Prelude turret piece sets sail for Samsung

The largest single piece of the mooring turret for Shell’s Prelude FLNG project offshore Australia is on its way from Dubai to the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.

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

Rampart Energy takes working interest offshore Australia

Rampart Energy Ltd. has secured the rights to an 80% working interest, as operator, in the newly released exploration permit WA-507-P, located within the Northern Carnarvon basin off the Northwest ...

Fosun completes Roc Oil acquisition

Fosun International Ltd.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Transcendent Resources Ltd., has closed the acquisition of Roc Oil Co. Ltd. (ROC), acquiring 92.6% of ROC’s outstanding share capital.

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.