Subsea Oil & Gas: Australia & New Zealand

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.

EMAS AMC to perform Julimar subsea construction

Apache Energy has awarded EMAS AMC a $105-million subsea construction contract for the Julimar development offshore Western Australia.

Fairplayer to install Wheatstone subsea hardware offshore Western Australia

Technip Oceania has contracted Jumbo to install 13 subsea structures for Chevron’s Wheatstone project offshore Western Australia.

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 to attract foreign investment to exploit its oil and gas reserves. Australian researchers have pinpointed three areas in which costs can be decreased through innovation and new technology.

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, significant onshore infrastructure, and an 889-km (552-mi) pipeline connecting the two. When complete, the pipeline will become the fifth-longest subsea pipeline in the world.

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 exception. At almost 100 m (328 ft) in height, it is the largest in the world. This part of the system weighs 4,300 metric tons (4,740 tons) alone. The turret construction contract is held by Drydocks World and consists of five parts, all to ship from Dubai to Geoje, South Korea.

McDermott creates ‘world’s largest’ valve for offshore project

McDermott engineers have achieved a first; creating the world’s largest forged body specialty valve in collaboration with a valve manufacturer. The valves are destined for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project.

 

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