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First LNG cargo shipped from Prelude FLNG

TechnipFMC announces today that the first shipment of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has sailed from Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility located 475 km North East of Broome in Western Australia.

New prime minister could pose threat to PNG natural gas projects

A critic of Papua New Guinea’s resource deals has been chosen as the country’s prime minister, a potential speed bump for multi-billion-dollar natural gas export projects led by Exxon Mobil Corp. and Total SA.

Wood and NERA announce partnership to develop world-first prediction tool

Wood and NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) are pleased to announce a new funding partnership arrangement led by Wood, in collaboration with the University of Western Australia (UWA), to support the development of an online hydrate blockage prediction model for operating gas condensate systems.

South Australia offers Cooper-Eromanga and Otway basins acreage licensing

Five (5) new petroleum exploration licenses (PEL) in the Cooper Basin and three (3) new petroleum exploration licenses in the Otway Basin are being offered by the South Australian Government on the basis of work program bidding.

PNG leader resigns over poorly handled ExxonMobil, Total LNG deals

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has resigned, his Australian counterpart confirmed. The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported he will hand over leadership to Julius Chan, citing comments at a media conference in Port Moresby.

Australia's natural gas industry faces climate test despite conservative election win

Australia’s gas industry is in a relative sweet spot. Its ideally placed to serve Chinese buyers avoiding tariff-laden U.S. LNG and the surprise re-election of its center-right government means producers face less immediate pressure to cut emissions.

Aquaterra Energy marks global growth with Australia office launch

Aquaterra Energy, a leader in global offshore engineering solutions, has opened its first engineering office and warehouse facility in Perth, Australia following recent regional contract wins.

BHGE wins subsea connect award from Beach Energy

Beach Energy awarded Baker Hughes, a GE company a contract to supply subsea production systems for its Victorian Otway basin development project located in offshore Victoria, Australia.

In Crocodile Dundee Country, Australia hunts for giant gas prize

In a corner of outback Australia, a drilling crew will soon try tapping shale rocks that could hold more than three times the world’s annual consumption of natural gas.

McDermott completes final offshore campaign for Ichthys LNG Project

McDermott International, Inc. has announced the company has successfully completed the final offshore campaign for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project, located offshore Western Australia.

Australia will pay back Timor-Leste's oil revenue, Jose Ramos-Horta says

Jose Ramos-Horta says he is confident Australia will reimburse ‘every cent it wrongly received’ after the countries signed a maritime border treaty last year.

Total, Papua New Guinea sign Papua LNG project agreement

Total and its partners ExxonMobil and Oil Search have signed the gas agreement with the Independent State of Papua New Guinea defining the fiscal framework for the Papua LNG Project.

Maersk Drilling awarded contract for ultra-deepwater semi-submersible Mærsk Deliverer

Maersk Drilling has announced that the ultra-deepwater semi-submersible Mærsk Deliverer has been awarded a three-year contract by Inpex Australia and joint venture participants for drilling at the Ichthys gas and condensate field in the Browse Basin offshore Western Australia.

Aker Solutions wins FEED contract for subsea compression system

Aker Solutions has been awarded a master contract to support the delivery of a subsea compression system for the Chevron Australia-operated Jansz-Io field, offshore Australia.

Asia remained top U.S. oil buyer in 2018 despite China trade row

Asia more than doubled its intake of American crude oil last year even as Beijing and Washington were embroiled in a bitter trade war.

Strike Energy commences operations in the under-explored North Perth basin

Strike Energy Limited has advised that the drill site preparation and other civil works have now commenced.

Wood, KBR, win Crux FEED project offshore Western Australia

Wood and KBR,Inc. have secured a new multi-million dollar contract to deliver integrated front-end engineering design (FEED) for Shell Australia’s Crux project to build a not normally manned (NNM) platform and gas export pipeline located approximately 373 mi (600 km) north of Broome, offshore Western Australia (WA).

Subsea Integration Alliance awarded integrated EPCIC contracts offshore Australia by Esso Australia

Subsea Integration Alliance today announced the award of integrated subsea engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contracts.

Will Asia-Pacific's O&G sector join the global recovery in 2019?

The need to fill new and old gas infrastructure will see the drilling of exciting offshore prospects across Australia, Brunei, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea.

Total has appointed new IR senior V.P.

Brendan Warn has been appointed senior V.P., investor relations of Total, effective January 1, 2019. He succeeds Mike Sangster.