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Senex Energy commences Phase 2 drilling campaign in Surat basin

Senex Energy Limited has announced that it has commenced its Phase 2 drilling campaign in the Surat basin on its flagship Western Surat Gas Project.

Wood Group awarded contract for Greater Western Flank 2 in Australia

Wood Group has secured a $6-million contract with Woodside to support the execution of phase two of their Greater Western Flank (GWF-2) project, on the North West Shelf (NWS), offshore Western Australia.

Statoil revises exploration program in Great Australian Bight

Statoil has signed a swap agreement with BP and has been granted regulatory approval to take over two exploration permits and extend its work program in the Great Australian Bight.

TechnipFMC awarded three-year well intervention contract in Australia

TechnipFMC has entered into a three-year frame agreement with Woodside Energy in Australia for Riserless Light Well Intervention (RLWI) and subsea services, including intervention, installation, and plug and abandonment services.

Callawonga-14 well is cased and suspended as future oil producer, Cooper Energy says

Cooper Energy has announced that Callawonga-14, an appraisal and development well drilled by the PEL 92 Joint Venture in PPL 220, has been cased and suspended as a future oil producer.

Gas export boom loser may win from Australia supply crunch

Missing out on Australia’s natural gas export boom may be the best thing that happened to Arrow Energy Ltd.

Origin Energy increases interest in prospective Beetaloo JV to 70%

Origin Energy Limited has announced it had increased to 70% its share in the Beetaloo JV, after acquiring Sasol Petroleum Australia Limited’s 35% share.

Customized subsea technology used in Western Australia pipeline repair

Engineering teams from UK-based subsea connector specialists Hydratight and Norwegian technologists Connector Subsea Solutions (CSS) have completed a major deepwater pipeline repair in Western Australia.

Australia's LNG export deals face review amid gas crisis at home

Australia’s competition regulator said the possible sale of natural gas intended for the country’s domestic market to overseas customers instead must be reviewed amid high wholesale prices at home.

Queensland may expand land quarantine to fix local gas shortfall

The state of Queensland may expand the amount of land available for gas exploration to overcome looming gas shortages and high prices on the east coast of Australia.

Origin said to call for bids on oil, gas assets alongside IPO

Origin Energy Ltd., Australia’s largest electricity company, will formally seek bids for its conventional oil and gas assets while continuing preparations for an initial public offering of the unit, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Sparrows Group secures lifting, rigging contract for Ichthys LNG project

Sparrows Group has secured a three-year contract to deliver fixed crane maintenance and lifting and rigging services for the INPEX-operated Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia.

EnerMech wins Technip Oceania pre-commissioning subcontract in Australia

EnerMech has been awarded a pre-commissioning subcontract by Technip Oceania Pty Ltd, part of TechnipFMC in Australia, on the Shell Australia-operated Prelude FLNG project.

Chevron ends LNG mega-project after $88-billion spree

Chevron Corp. has signaled the end of major new LNG projects in Western Australia and is unlikely to sanction an expansion of its Gorgon and Wheatstone export developments as it focuses on boosting returns from $88 billion of investment.

Senex accelerates Cooper basin gas production with grant funding

Senex Energy has today announced it will accelerate the delivery of gas from its Vanessa field in the Cooper basin with the approval of $5.82 million in funding through the South Australian Government’s PACE Gas Grant Program.

Australia's Turnbull wins promise of more gas from energy majors

Oil and gas executives have pledged to boost domestic gas production in Australia as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull seeks to bridge a supply shortfall threatening the nation’s energy security.

Gas firms locked in legal spats as $200-billion spree sours

After splurging $200 billion building the world’s biggest gas export plants, producers in Australia are now locked in legal battles with contractors over who should shoulder billions of dollars in liabilities sparked by delays and cost blow-outs.

Polarcus secures additional backlog in Australia, West Africa

Polarcus Limited has announced that the company has finalized a contract for 3D marine seismic acquisition in Australia. The program will deliver a broadband data-set utilizing one of the company's Polarcus X-bow vessels operating under the Polarcus Explore Green environmental agenda.

Subsea 7 awarded contract for Cooper Energy's Sole project, offshore Australia

Subsea 7 S.A. has announced the award of a sizeable contract by Cooper Energy Ltd. for the Sole Development Project, offshore Australia.

Cooper Energy reaches final stage of Sole Gas Project field development plan

Cooper Energy announces the Sole Gas Project has now advanced to the final stage before commitment.