WorldOil Santos accelerates gas development in the Cooper basin with fourth rig Santos has announced a fourth rig, the Ensign 965, has started operations in the Cooper basin, as the company continues its drive to produce more Australian natural gas to supply the east coast domestic market. TGS announces updates to Australian data library TGS has announced that the purchase of the Capreolus 3D seismic survey from Polarcus has been completed. Wood wins contract for proposed Scarborough gas field development, offshore Western Australia Wood has been awarded a new contract by Woodside to support the execution of concept definition for the proposed Scarborough upstream development, offshore Western Australia. Allies in Australia's oldest LNG plant spar in race for new gas After partnering for three decades at Australia’s oldest LNG export plant, Woodside and Chevron are competing to shape the next phase of the country’s gas development. Total starts producing at the Ichthys LNG project, offshore Australia The Ichthys LNG Project reached a major milestone on July 27, with the opening of the first offshore production well, marking the start of 40 years of operations of this gas and condensate field. TechnipFMC awarded subsea contract for Australia's Gorgon development TechnipFMC has been awarded a subsea installation contract by Chevron Australia, for the Gorgon Stage Two development, located offshore Western Australia in water depths ranging from 250 to 1,340 m. Carnarvon Petroleum JV evaluates Australia's Dorado-1 discovery Carnarvon Petroleum Limited confirms that the Quadrant-Carnarvon Joint Venture has completed additional wireline evaluation since the last update, on July 18. The results have confirmed the oil discovery in the Caley Member and have confirmed the presence of gas and condensate in the top of the Baxter Member that was drilled into to enable the evaluation of the Caley Member. Maersk Supply Service completes tow of semi-submersible Maersk Supply Service has successfully completed the tow of a semisubmersible from Las Palmas to North-Western Australia. The tow was carried out by new-build Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel Maersk Master of the Starfish series, whose energy efficient design minimized fuel costs during transit. Companies in the news Akofs Offshore has been awarded a contract for light well intervention services, using its 156-m vessel, Akofs Seafarer, for all Equinor-operated licenses, in the period 2020 to 2025. BHGE awarded subsea, well completions contracts for Australia's Gorgon project Baker Hughes, a GE company has been awarded a substantial contract from Chevron Australia Pty Ltd. for the supply of subsea production equipment, under a 15-year Master Service Order (MSO), with a second contract for well completion equipment.