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Chevron pulls out of Australian gas project with Beach Energy

Chevron Corp. withdrew from a natural gas exploration venture in central Australia, as the second-biggest U.S. energy producer curtails spending.

Global Maritime Deep Sea Mooring signs winches deal with GMO

Global Maritime Deep Sea Mooring unit has announced a $770,000 million (AU$ 1 million) investment with local manufacturer Green Monster Offshore (GMO) for two state-of-the art remote operated spooling winches to support offshore pre-lay mooring operations.

Woodside restarts production at its Pluto LNG plant

PERTH, Australia -- Woodside has successfully restarted production at its Pluto LNG plant, the company reported Friday.

Woodside shuts in Pluto LNG after cyclone sets rig adrift

Woodside has temporarily shut-in production at its Pluto LNG Plant in Western Australia, the company announced Monday.

Texas LNG starts talks with customers in Eastern Europe, Asia

Texas LNG, a closely held company planning a $1.3 billion liquefied natural gas project in the U.S., has started talks with potential customers, targeting companies in Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia.

DOF Subsea wins Chevron IMR contract

Chevron Australia has awarded DOF Subsea Asia Pacific a three year Master Services Agreement, IMR contract to work on projects on the Australian North West Shelf.

Beach Energy reports Western Flank oil discovery

Beach Energy has reported a new Birkhead formation oil discovery at Stanleys-1 in PRL 171 and provided initial results from the first development well of the second Bauer field pad drilling campaign.

Tap Oil awarded two blocks offshore Australia

Tap Oil Limited has been awarded 100% of Blocks W14-7 and W14-16 in the prospective Barrow and Dampier sub-basins on Australia’s North West Shelf.

GE opens new facility in Australia to support subsea projects

GE has announced the official opening of a new oil and gas facility in Broome, Western Australia, specifically designed to service subsea projects.

Woodside gets green light for Apache Corp. deal

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that it will not oppose Woodside’s proposed acquisition of Apache Corporation’s interests in the Wheatstone, Balnaves and Kitimat Projects.

CGG kicks off Davros survey in Northern Carnarvon basin

CGG has started acquiring the Davros 3D BroadSeis and BroadSource multi-client survey in the Northern Carnarvon basin on the North West Shelf of Western Australia.

Otto Energy to farm-in with 15% stake in SC55; hires Maersk Venturer drillship

PERTH, Australia -- Otto Energy Philippines, a subsidiary of Otto Energy, has signed a farm-in agreement with Red Emperor Resources to earn a 15% working interest in SC55, offshore the Philippines.

McDermott and Petrofac form strategic alliance to pursue SURF projects

McDermott International and Petrofac have formed a strategic marketing alliance to pursue top-tier deepwater subsea, umbilical, riser and flowline (SURF) projects.

Inpex bags exploration blocks offshore Western Australia

INPEX's subsidiary, INPEX Browse has been awarded exploration permits for release areas WA-513-P and WA-514-P.

AGSL bags contract by oil and gas supermajor in Australia

Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd. (AGSL), which specialises in protecting companies’ process critical software assets, has secured a deal with an oil and gas supermajor in Perth, Western Australia.

OEG buys West Australian oilfield services providers

Two West Australian-based oilfield services providers have been purchased by global offshore equipment firm OEG Offshore.

Australian LNG output cuts seen long term amid gas shortage

A shortage of coal-seam gas, needed to feed about $60 billion of export projects in eastern Australia, may prompt the developers to reduce shipments in the long term, according to Credit Suisse Group.

Deep Sea Supply bags PSV contracts for Sea Brasil, Sea Frost

LIMASSOL,Cyprus -- Deep Sea Supply has agreed on a one year firm plus one year options contract with Petrobras for the PSV Sea Brasil for operations in Brazil.

Subsea 7 bags contract from Woodside Energy offshore Australia

Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract by Woodside Energy for the Persephone Work Pack 2 fabrication, subsea installation and diving services project, offshore Australia.

Australia Pacific LNG’s first gas reaches Curtis Island

GLADSTONE, Queensland -- Australia Pacific LNG announced Wednesday that it had reached a significant milestone with the arrival of first gas from its coal seam gas fields in the Surat basin to its LNG facility on Curtis Island, near Gladstone, Queensland.