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TAG Oil expands oil and gas operations into Australia

International oil and gas production company TAG Oil Ltd. has announced that the Company’s wholly owned Australian subsidiary, Cypress Petroleum Pty Ltd., has closed the purchase of 100% interest in Petroleum Lease (PL) 17 from privately held Southern Cross Petroleum & Exploration Pty Ltd.

TechnipFMC receives well intervention work from INPEX in Australia

A subsidiary of TechnipFMC has entered into an agreement with INPEX Operations Australia for Riserless Light Well Intervention (RLWI) services in Ichthys field, approximately 220 km offshore Western Australia, for the Ichthys LNG Project.

CGG, Searcher commence Carnarvon basin seismic project

Searcher Seismic, in conjunction with project partner CGG, has commenced the PSDM reprocessing of ~1,668 km2 of 3D seismic data in the Carnarvon basin, Western Australia.

Technip awarded engineering and project management services contract

Technip has been awarded an engineering and project management services contract by Shell Australia. This contract will provide multi-disciplinary engineering and design services in support of the Prelude FLNG project, and will allow the delivery of brownfield engineering scope as the project moves into operations.

EnerMech secures first Subsea 7 contract in Australian market

EnerMech has been awarded its first contract by Subsea 7 in the Australian oil and gas market.

CHC to provide additional aircraft for Shell’s Prelude development

CHC Group has announced that three new Sikorsky S-92 aircraft will begin serving Shell for the company’s Prelude FLNG project from its base in Broome, Australia.

Beach Energy spuds Penneshaw-1 in South Australia

Beach Energy Limited and Cooper Energy Limited have announced that Penneshaw-1, an oil exploration well located in PR L 87 on the western flank of the Cooper basin, South Australia, spudded on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 at 00:15 hours.

Veolia to supply water treatment system module for Woodside FPSO

Veolia has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract for the supply of the customized water flood water treatment system on the Ngujima-Yin Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility that will operate in Woodside’s Greater Enfield Area Development fields, offshore northwest Australia.

Woodside, BHP Billiton complete Scarborough asset deal

Woodside has completed its acquisition of half of BHP Billiton’s Scarborough area assets in the Carnarvon basin, located offshore Western Australia.

Santos quarterly sales rise 11% on production boost, LNG volumes

Santos, the Australian oil and gas company, reported an 11% rise in third-quarter sales due to a boost in production.

Quadrant Energy reports successful well test offshore Western Australia

Successful Well Test in Bedout Basin Offshore Western Australia

BP bulks up offshore Australia gas to feed Northwest Shelf LNG

BP picked up new offshore Australia gas fields to expand supply options for the North West Shelf LNG venture.

Falcon Oil & Gas JV reports discovery in Australia's Beetaloo basin

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. has announced that Origin Energy Resources Limited, the company's Joint Venture partner, has submitted a notification of discovery and an initial report on discovery to the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) of the Northern Territory, Australia on the A mungee NW - 1H well in the Beetaloo basin, Australia.

BP exits frontier exploration project offshore Australia

BP has abandoned oil exploration in the offshore Great Australian Bight, five years after it began searching for resources in one of the world’s last frontier regions and before it could drill a single well.

Karoon to explore in Great Australian Bight

Karoon Gas Australia has been awarded a license for exploration permit EPP46. The permit covers 17,793 km2 of Australia’s most active and prospective frontier oil province, the Ceduna sub‐basin, in the Great Australian Bight (GAB), offshore South Australia.

INPEX awards Ichthys LNG contract to Amec Foster Wheeler

INPEX, Japan’s largest E&P company, has awarded Amec Foster Wheeler a consultancy contract for the Ichthys LNG project in Australia.

CGG completes Phase 1 processing for Davros multi-client survey in northern Carnarvon basin

CGG announced today that the final pre-stack depth-migrated data for Phase 1 of its Davros 3D BroadSeis and BroadSource multi-client survey in the northern Carnarvon basin on the North West Shelf of Western Australia is available now.

Ichthys LNG project reaches milestone with startup of offshore power generators

The INPEX-led Ichthys LNG project has reached a key milestone with both its central processing facility (CPF) and FPSO facility safely starting up their main power generators in the South Korean shipyards where they are being constructed.

Bengal Energy announces discovery in Australia

Bengal Energy has announced that the first four wells of the Cuisinier 2016 five well drilling campaign have been cased as future oil producers in the Murta horizon.

Origin Energy’s new CEO to focus on cutting $6.8-billion debt

Frank Calabria, who was named Friday as Origin Energy Ltd.’s new CEO, said he’ll focus on paying down a A$9-billion ($6.8-billion) debt pile and consider more asset sales when he takes over from Grant King next month.