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Australia & New Zealand Offshore Regional Report

Drilling & Completion

AWE updates Bohai Bay exploration drilling

ROC Oil Co. Ltd has updated the current exploration drilling activity for block 09 /05 in the western Bohai Bay basin offshore China.

Whio-1 to be P&A’d offshore New Zealand

Cue Energy Resources Ltd. reports the Whio-1 well has reached TD of 9,265 ft (2,824 m) in the Paleocene Farewell formation in the Taranaki basin offshore New Zealand.

Santos confirms discovery in Browse basin offshore Australia

The Lasseter-1 exploration well offshore Western Australia in Browse basin has discovered gas and condensate.

Field Development

Wood Group PSN signs new Australian contract

Wood Group PSN has secured a contract with Woodside in Western Australia that boosts Wood Group's maintenance and brownfield project portfolio.

WorleyParsons to manage North West Shelf brownfield needs

Woodside Petroleum has awarded WorleyParsons an engineering, procurement, and construction management services (EPCM) contract for the North West Shelf project offshore Western Australia.

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.

Subsea

UTEC Survey completes Apache Energy infield AUV inspection

UTEC Survey Australia Pty Ltd has completed a major infield inspection of 550 km (342 mi) of pipelines and 20 infield structures off the northwest coast of Australia, using two of its Gavia autonom...

AWE updates global offshore projects

AWE Ltd provided its 2Q 2014 production and development update.

Partners ponder North West Shelf subsea tieback

Front-end engineering design continues for Persephone, the next major offshore development in Australia’s North West Shelf.

Geology & Geophysics

CGG nets quartet of 3D marine seismic contracts

CGG has agreed to 3D seismic acquisition of four major surveys using its BroadSeis with BroadSource, marine broadband technology.

AWE updates Bohai Bay exploration drilling

ROC Oil Co. Ltd has updated the current exploration drilling activity for block 09 /05 in the western Bohai Bay basin offshore China.

Whio-1 to be P&A’d offshore New Zealand

Cue Energy Resources Ltd. reports the Whio-1 well has reached TD of 9,265 ft (2,824 m) in the Paleocene Farewell formation in the Taranaki basin offshore New Zealand.

Pipeline & Transportation

Ichthys pipelay under way offshore Australia

Construction has started of the gas export pipeline for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG project.

Santos and GDF SUEZ seek development concepts for Bonaparte LNG

Santos and GDF SUEZ report that the Bonaparte LNG project will consider other potential development options in addition to the FLNG concept to develop the Petrel, Tern, and Frigate natural gas fiel...

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.

Production

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.

AWE updates global offshore projects

AWE Ltd provided its 2Q 2014 production and development update.

Rigs/Vessels

Whio-1 to be P&A’d offshore New Zealand

Cue Energy Resources Ltd. reports the Whio-1 well has reached TD of 9,265 ft (2,824 m) in the Paleocene Farewell formation in the Taranaki basin offshore New Zealand.

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.

AWE updates global offshore projects

AWE Ltd provided its 2Q 2014 production and development update.

Australia & New Zealand Offshore Oil & Gas News

Woodside selects Lloyd's Register Energy as global inspection provider

Woodside has chosen Lloyd’s Register Energy as one of its global inspection providers. The new contract will help to ensure that the components and equipment Woodside procures globally meet quality...

CGG nets quartet of 3D marine seismic contracts

CGG has agreed to 3D seismic acquisition of four major surveys using its BroadSeis with BroadSource, marine broadband technology.

AWE updates Bohai Bay exploration drilling

ROC Oil Co. Ltd has updated the current exploration drilling activity for block 09 /05 in the western Bohai Bay basin offshore China.