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BP’s Australian drilling to start later than expected in 2016

BP expects to start drilling an untapped oil frontier off the coast of southern Australia later than it had estimated, citing the potential for a delay in the delivery of the rig.

Polarcus marks halfway point on Capreolus survey

Polarcus has reached the 50% completion milestone in the acquisition of the Capreolus 3D multi-client project, the largest single 3D survey ever acquired offshore Australia, the company announced Monday.

Delmar Systems installs new spooling unit in Karratha, Western Australia

Delmar Systems has installed a new 170 mT state-of-the-art spooling unit at its equipment yard in Karratha, Western Australia, to support mooring-related operations.

Inpex awards Ichthys LNG contract to Petrofac

Petrofac has been awarded an Integrity and Maintenance Program Development contract by Inpex for the Ichthys LNG Project.

Apache Corp. sells Australian operations for $2.1 billion

Apache Corporation has signed an agreement to sell its Australian subsidiary Apache Energy Limited to a consortium of private equity funds managed by Macquarie Capital Group Limited and Brookfield Asset Management for cash payment of $2.1 billion.

Buying BG gives Shell solution to stranded Australian gas assets

Royal Dutch Shell is seeking an outlet for its natural gas reserves in Australia’s Queensland state. Its $70 billion purchase of BG Group provides a solution.

Woodside hits gas offshore Western Australia

Woodside Petroleum's Pyxis-1 exploration well, in production license WA-34-L, has intersected approximately 18.5 m of net gas within its Jurassic sandstone target, the company announced Wednesday.

Polarcus expands Capreolus 3D Project offshore Australia

Polarcus has secured further industry prefunding, enabling the expansion of its Capreolus 3D project northward, the Dubai-based company announced last week.

Apache completes sale of Wheatstone LNG to Woodside

Apache Corp. announced Thursday that it had completed the sale of the Wheatstone LNG project and accompanying upstream oil and gas reserves to Australia's Woodside Petroleum for total proceeds of $2.817 billion.

Chevron pulls out of Australian gas project with Beach Energy

Chevron Corp. withdrew from a natural gas exploration venture in central Australia, as the second-biggest U.S. energy producer curtails spending.

Global Maritime Deep Sea Mooring signs winches deal with GMO

Global Maritime Deep Sea Mooring unit has announced a $770,000 million (AU$ 1 million) investment with local manufacturer Green Monster Offshore (GMO) for two state-of-the art remote operated spooling winches to support offshore pre-lay mooring operations.

Woodside restarts production at its Pluto LNG plant

PERTH, Australia -- Woodside has successfully restarted production at its Pluto LNG plant, the company reported Friday.

Woodside shuts in Pluto LNG after cyclone sets rig adrift

Woodside has temporarily shut-in production at its Pluto LNG Plant in Western Australia, the company announced Monday.

Texas LNG starts talks with customers in Eastern Europe, Asia

Texas LNG, a closely held company planning a $1.3 billion liquefied natural gas project in the U.S., has started talks with potential customers, targeting companies in Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia.

DOF Subsea wins Chevron IMR contract

Chevron Australia has awarded DOF Subsea Asia Pacific a three year Master Services Agreement, IMR contract to work on projects on the Australian North West Shelf.

Beach Energy reports Western Flank oil discovery

Beach Energy has reported a new Birkhead formation oil discovery at Stanleys-1 in PRL 171 and provided initial results from the first development well of the second Bauer field pad drilling campaign.

Tap Oil awarded two blocks offshore Australia

Tap Oil Limited has been awarded 100% of Blocks W14-7 and W14-16 in the prospective Barrow and Dampier sub-basins on Australia’s North West Shelf.

GE opens new facility in Australia to support subsea projects

GE has announced the official opening of a new oil and gas facility in Broome, Western Australia, specifically designed to service subsea projects.

Woodside gets green light for Apache Corp. deal

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that it will not oppose Woodside’s proposed acquisition of Apache Corporation’s interests in the Wheatstone, Balnaves and Kitimat Projects.

CGG kicks off Davros survey in Northern Carnarvon basin

CGG has started acquiring the Davros 3D BroadSeis and BroadSource multi-client survey in the Northern Carnarvon basin on the North West Shelf of Western Australia.