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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.

Advisian Digital and Aurora Labs unveil 3D printing solution

Advisian Digital, the data science, software and technology business of the WorleyParsons Group, and Aurora Labs, the industrial 3D printing (3DP) technology company, have launched AdditiveNow, an additive manufacturing (3DP) solution center for the oil, gas, resources and major infrastructure sectors.

Maersk Supply Service awarded long-term contract in Australia

Maersk Supply Service has been awarded a contract with Chevron Australia, which will see two of its newbuild anchor handling tug supply vessels support the Chevron-operated Gorgon Stage Two drilling program.

Aqualis Offshore sets-up office in Australia

Marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has set up an office in Perth, Western Australia, to support oil and gas developments in the Australasia region.

Halliburton President and CEO Jeff Miller appointed as chairman of the board

Halliburton Company has announced its board of directors has appointed Jeff Miller, the company’s president and CEO, as chairman of the board, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Shell completes $578-million sale of its New Zealand entities

Royal Dutch Shell plc has completed the sale of its shares in Shell entities in New Zealand, to OMV for $578 million.

Senex Energy completes initial flow test of Gemba-1, in the Cooper basin

Senex Energy Ltd. has successfully completed the initial flow test of the Gemba-1 gas exploration well in the Cooper basin, with stabilized flow rates of approximately 8 MMscfd, plus associated liquids.