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BHP awards Fugro contract for Pyrenees phase 3 installation project

BHP Billiton Petroleum has awarded Fugro a contract for the Pyrenees phase 3 installation project.

FMC wins $180-million subsea contract from Woodside

FMC Technologies has signed an agreement with Woodside for the design, manufacture and supply of subsea production systems for the Greater Western Flank Phase 2 (GWF-2) Project as part of the North West Shelf (NWS) Project in Western Australia.

Chevron's costly LNG project to start in shadow of oil collapse

After years of delays, cost overruns and labor unrest, Chevron Corp.’s Gorgon project, one of the world’s most expensive liquefied natural gas ventures, faces another challenge: the weakest energy prices in more than a decade.

Shell awards Wood Group contract for Prelude FLNG

Wood Group has secured a three-year contract with Shell Australia’s Prelude FLNG project.

Chevron signs Gorgon LNG agreement with China's ENN

Chevron Corp. announced Monday that its Australian subsidiaries have signed a non-binding Heads of Agreement (HoA) with ENN LNG Trading Company (ENN) for the delivery of LNG to China from the Chevron-operated Gorgon natural gas project in Australia.

Chevron Australia reports Gorgon LNG commissioning milestone

Chevron Australia has commenced the cool-down of the LNG export system, following the recent arrival of a commissioning LNG cargo at the Chevron-operated Gorgon natural gas plant on Barrow Island, Western Australia.

Delmar releases first Australian risk assessment software

Delmar is answering the call for better risk assessment software in Australia with the launch of ConStatAU.

U.S., Australian LNG start-ups in 2016, but real LNG growth yet to come

Wood Mackenzie's latest review of the global LNG industry concludes that the market was characterized by weak Asian demand in 2015, with a year-on-year decline of 2%.

Fugro investigation across Australia’s North West Shelf supports jackup campaign

Fugro’s Seafloor Drill 2 (SFD2) has completed a challenging multi-site investigation across the North West Shelf of Australia, encountering variable calcareous sediments and delivering results to support a jack-up drilling campaign.

ConocoPhillips exports first cargo from Australia Pacific LNG

The first cargo of LNG has departed from the Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) facility on Curtis Island in Queensland, Australia, ConocoPhillips said Monday.

Australian oil & gas supermajor awards second contract to Asset Guardian Solutions

Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd (AGSL), which specializes in protecting companies’ process control software assets has landed another contract to support an oil and gas supermajor in Perth, Western Australia.

Peak appoints Neil Poxon as Global Business Development Director

Peak Well Systems has appointed Neil Poxon as Global Business Development Director, effective immediately.

AWE approves first stage of Waitsia gas field development

The AWE-operated L1/L2 joint venture has made the final investment decision (FID) for Stage 1A of the Waitsia gas field development project, in the onshore Perth basin, Western Australia.

Olinda Star semi‐submersible contracted for 2016 Santos basin appraisal

Karoon Gas Australia Ltd is pleased to announce that it has executed final agreements with members of the QGOG Constellation S.A. Group to contract the Olinda Star semi‐submersible drilling rig.

GLNG signs gas purchase agreement with AGL: Santos

The GLNG project participants have executed an agreement with AGL Energy Ltd. (AGL) for the purchase of 254 petajoules of gas for supply to the GLNG project, Santos, the project’s operator, has announced.

Shell awards Wood Group FEED contract for Browse FLNG development

Wood Group has secured a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the Woodside-operated proposed Browse floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) development.

Polarcus starts multi-client project offshore Australia

Polarcus has announced the commencement of a new RightBAND multi-client project over the Vulcan Sub-basin, offshore the North West Shelf, Australia.

Australia Pacific LNG starts production at Curtis Island, Origin says

Australia Pacific LNG has started production of liquefied natural gas at its Curtis Island facility, joint venture partner Origin Energy said Friday. Australia Pacific LNG remains on track to export its first cargo by the end of the year, the company said.

Woodside gets approval for $2-billion North West Shelf project

Woodside, as operator of the North West Shelf (NWS) project, said Friday that the project participants have approved the Greater Western Flank Phase 2 (GWF-2) project off the north-west coast of Australia.

Wood Group secures new ConocoPhillips contract in Timor-Leste and Australia

Wood Group has won a new, multi-year contract with ConocoPhillips in Australia.