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EIA: Australia is on track to become world’s largest LNG exporter

Australia is on track to surpass Qatar as the world’s largest LNG exporter, according to Australia’s Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science (DIIS). Australia already surpasses Qatar in LNG export capacity and exported more LNG than Qatar in November 2018 and April 2019.

Centurion wins work camp contract in Western Australia

Centurion announced that its Accommodation & Modular Solutions (AMS) segment has secured an ongoing multimillion dollar contract with a new customer in Western Australia.

McDermott and BHGE awarded contracts for Ichthys Gas Field Development

McDermott International and Baker Hughes, a GE company announced contracts to provide a joint URF and SPS solution for the INPEX-operated Ichthys Liquefied Natural Gas field development, located off the northwest coast of Western Australia. The awards follow the completion of a front-end engineering and design competition and tender for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation scope by the companies.

Santos gets nod for Australian onshore shale gas exploration

Santos announced it has received approval for Australia’s first Environmental Management Plan to be awarded for onshore shale gas exploration in the Northern Territory since the moratorium was lifted in early 2018.

MAN Energy Solutions awarded subsea compression FEED order

MAN Energy was awarded a FEED contract for the Chevron-operated Jansz-Io field in Western Australia.

Drilling advances

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

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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.

OPEC member fans out to Australia, Canada in global gas push

Kuwait plans to boost production from Canadian shale deposits by two thirds and increase output of natural gas in Australia as the OPEC member ramps up efforts to find and develop overseas deposits of the fuel.

Shell ships first LNG cargo from Prelude FLNG, offshore Australia

Shell's first shipment of LNG has sailed from the company’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility, offshore Western Australia.

C-Kore deploys its 200th subsea testing unit

C-Kore Systems has announced the recent deployment of their 200th subsea testing unit. The landmark event occurred during an umbilical installation operation off the coast of Australia.

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.

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.

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.