WorldOil Northwest Energy encounters hydrocarbons in Xanadu prospect Northwest Energy has confirmed that Xanadu-1 has intersected hydrocarbon bearing reservoirs demonstrated by elevated gas readings, oil shows, fluorescence and cut-fluorescence whilst drilling reservoir sections. Shell sees gas shortage risk triggering Australia LNG export cut The world’s second-biggest liquefied natural gas exporting nation will probably curb shipments next year to avoid a domestic shortfall of the fuel, according to the Australian head of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Wood Group wins five-year contract supporting INPEX's Ichthys LNG development Wood Group has secured a new, five-year contract with INPEX Operations Australia Pty Ltd. to provide subsea engineering services for the integrity of the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project, offshore Western Australia. Trelleborg supplies Smartport solution to Prelude FLNG Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has supplied a suite of products to Shell’s Prelude FLNG facility, the largest offshore facility ever constructed. Ichthys LNG Project’s giant FPSO safely moored in Ichthys field The INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project’s floating production, storage and offloading facility (FPSO) was safely moored in Ichthys field, 220 km off the north coast of Western Australia. Atwood Oceanics announces new agreement with Australian offshore employees Atwood Oceanics, Inc. has announced that the offshore employees of its Australian operating subsidiary have approved a new, four-year Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA). BP announces start-up of two major upstream projects BP has confirmed the start of production from another two of the seven major upstream projects that it expects to come online in 2017. Five of these seven projects have now started up. Shell's Prelude FLNG facility arrives in Australia Shell Australia today confirmed that its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has arrived in Australian waters. Australia's Woodside Petroleum posts 6.8% drop in second-quarter output Woodside Petroleum reported a 6.8% fall in oil and gas output in the June quarter due to planned and unplanned outages and a previously flagged reduction in its share of pipeline gas from the North West Shelf. INPEX reports sail-away of FPSO Ichthys Venturer INPEX Corp. (INPEX) announced today that the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project’s floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility—Ichthys Venturer—sailed away on July 18 from waters near its construction site in Okpo, South Korea, en route to Ichthys gas-condensate field offshore Western Australia, following the completion of shipyard commissioning and preparation work.