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Technip wins subsea contract for Woodside’s Greater Enfield development

Technip has been awarded a large subsea contract by Woodside to support the development of the Greater Enfield Project offshore Western Australia.

Falcon spuds Beetaloo W-1 vertical well in Beetaloo basin, Australia

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. has announced the successful re-entry and casing of Amungee NW-1H horizontal well, and the spudding of the Beetaloo W-1 vertical well in the Beetaloo basin, Australia.

ShaleTech: Australia-China shales

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

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Searcher Seismic starts 3D reprocessing project in Australia

Searcher Seismic’s Olympus 3D Reprocessing Project in the Carnarvon basin, Western Australia, has commenced processing at DownUnder GeoSolutions’ Perth facility.

Chevron suspends LNG production at Gorgon again after leak

Chevron Corp. halted output at its $54-billion Gorgon LNG development for the second time this year after a gas leak at the site, the latest problem for the Australian mega-project.

TGS announces 2D multi-client survey offshore northwest Australia

TGS has announced the commencement of the Northwest Shelf Renaissance 2D seismic survey offshore northwest Australia. The survey consists of approximately 8,000 km of long offset, broadband 2D seismic data as well as magnetic and gravity data.

Woodside, Mitsui approve $1.9-billion Greater Enfield Project

Woodside and Mitsui E&P Australia have approved the $1.9-billion Greater Enfield Project for development.

50-year-old Australia oil fields spurned in cheap crude age

They’re among the oldest oil fields in Australia still in production. Now they are proving superfluous to some of the world’s biggest producers that are purging high-cost assets to weather crude’s collapse.

Exxon, BHP examining sale of joint Australia assets

Exxon Mobil Corp. and BHP Billiton Ltd. are studying plans to sell depleting energy assets in Australia, including the largest oil field ever discovered in the nation.

Aqualis Offshore wins position keeping contract for Ichthys FPSO

Aqualis Offshore, a marine and offshore engineering consultancy, has signed a contract to provide position keeping services for the installation of the Ichthys LNG Project FPSO.

Santos reports first LNG from GLNG train 2

Santos said Thursday that GLNG train 2 has started producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) on Curtis Island, Queensland.

Australian LNG exports face restrictions in Labor Party plan

New liquefied natural gas projects in Australia, which is forecast to become the world’s largest exporter of the fuel, may need to set aside supplies for domestic use under a policy proposed by the opposition Labor Party.

AWE rejects unsolicited takeover proposal by Lone Star Fund

SYDNEY, Australia -- AWE Limited said Wednesday that it has received an unsolicited indicative, conditional and non-binding proposal from Lone Star Japan Acquisitions, Ltd, on behalf of a Lone Star Fund, to acquire all of the shares in AWE for a cash consideration of A$0.80 per share.

Woodside awards Technip multi-disciplinary engineering services contract

Technip has been awarded an engineering services contract by Woodside to provide multi-disciplinary engineering services as part of an engineering panel.

Chevron names new head of Australia business

Chevron Australia said Thursday that Nigel Hearne, deputy managing director of Chevron Australia and its Australasia Business Unit (ABU), will become managing director of the ABU on June 1, 2016.

WellDog awarded coal seam gas artificial lift contracts

WellDog announced today that it has inked exclusive, multi-year contracts worth about A$35 million through its Artificial Lift business unit based in Toowoomba, Queensland.

Woodside, KOGAS extend LNG partnership

Woodside and Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation, extending the existing partnership between the companies.

Shell, Chevron await demand from LNG market in ‘pause mode’

The over-supplied LNG market is in hiatus as energy giants from Chevron Corp. to Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Woodside Petroleum Corp. await a surge of demand from countries seeking access to energy.

Woodside charters Australia's first LNG-powered support vessel

Woodside has signed a five-year charter contract with Norwegian company Siem Offshore Australia Pty Ltd—an agreement that delivers Australia its first LNG-powered marine support vessel in 2017.

GE begins production of flexible risers for Shell's Prelude

GE Oil & Gas has started production of four HPHT dynamic flexible risers destined for the world’s largest floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility, Prelude, to be operated by Shell, located 250 km off the coast of Western Australia.