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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.

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.

Total reduces its stake in Ichthys LNG, Australia for $1.6 billion

Total has signed an agreement to divest a 4% interest in the Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia to operating partner INPEX for an overall consideration of $1.6 billion.

ExxonMobil makes FID to develop West Barracouta gas project

ExxonMobil said today that it has made a final investment decision to develop West Barracouta gas field in Bass Strait, to bring new gas supplies to the Australian domestic market.

Ampelmann inks two new contracts in Asia Pacific

Dutch multinational Ampelmann has secured two new contracts in the Asia Pacific region. Two A-type systems have made their way to India and Indonesia, respectively, and will enable both short- and long-term Walk to Work (W2W) operations.

Western Gas selects McDermott and BHGE as development partner for Equus Gas Project in Australia

McDermott International, Inc. has announced they, with Baker Hughes, a GE company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Western Gas Corporation Pty Ltd to be the exclusive development partners for the Equus Gas Project in Western Australia. The companies were also awarded a contract to support the planning phases of the project.

Chevron boosts spending to $20 Billion, first increase since 2014

Chevron Corp. will hike spending by 9.3% next year to $20 billion, its first budget increase since 2014 as it expands investments in the Permian Basin and its Tengiz project in Kazakhstan.

McDermott signs up Aqualis Offshore

Aqualis Offshore has entered into a master services agreement with McDermott Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd to provide engineering reviews and marine warranty services for the company’s offshore operations in the Asia Pacific region.

LNG import boom seen as no relief for Australian gas prices

Plans in Australia to import gas to ease a supply squeeze may fail to bring down domestic prices as it pits the nation against some of the world’s biggest buyers for supplies.

Fugro achieves significant cost savings through innovative ROV deployment technique

Fugro says its innovative use of platform deployed ROV (PDROV) technology has demonstrated substantial reductions in the costs of subsea jacket inspections and significant operational improvements.

ACCC clears way for Quadrant Energy acquisition

Santos announced on 22 August 2018 the proposed acquisition of 100% of Quadrant Energy (Quadrant) for $2.15 billion, plus potential contingent payments.

Santos Shell JV wins Queensland domestic gas acreage

Santos is pleased to have been appointed as preferred tenderer to explore new acreage in Queensland’s key gas-producing Surat and Bowen Basins, in a 50-50 joint venture with Shell.

Innovative installation technology potentially “punches above its weight class”

Art J. Schroeder, Jr., Safe Marine Transfer; Collin Gaskill, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction; Scott Draper, River Lab UWA

The technologies and techniques presented significantly reduce deepwater subsea equipment installation and recovery costs, reduce upfront capital equipment cost and facilitate optimized field development.

Senex makes FID on natural gas projects in the Surat basin

Senex Energy announced today that it has made Final Investment Decisions (FID) to develop two natural gas projects in the Surat basin.