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AOG Activity: 2016 / April

Petronas launched its state-of-the-art Terengganu gas terminal (TGAST) in Kertih, the first of such facility to utilize Petronas-owned carbon dioxide (CO₂) removal technology, which is…
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 01:25

NOPTA approves Otway extension

The National Offshore Petroleum Title Administrator (NOPTA) has granted a nine month suspension and extension for Year 3 of the T/49P exploration permit in the…
Thursday, 28 April 2016 08:59

3D Oil to exit Tasmania permit

3D Oil is looking to farm-out of its Otway Basin permit T/49P, offshore Tasmania. Image from 3D Oil. In T/49P, 3D Oil is the operator and…
Thursday, 28 April 2016 05:15

Northcote to buy Indonesian stakes

Northcote Energy will acquire 3.75% working interest in the Tuba Obi East technical assistance contract (TOE) in the South Sumatran basin in Indonesia.   This is…
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 14:54

Seadrill sells remaining SapuraKencana stake

Seadrill has sold its remaining stake of approximately 490 million shares in SapuraKencana for approximately US$195 million. The proceeds from the share sale will provide…
Monday, 25 April 2016 23:47

Empire in Red Gully testing

Perth basin gas producer Empire Oil and Gas provides an update for the completion and testing program currently underway at its 100% owned onshore Red…
Monday, 25 April 2016 23:19

NZO to delist from Australian exchange

New Zealand Oil & Gas (NZO) has received approval to be delisted from the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), with effect from 31 May. NZO said…
Monday, 25 April 2016 05:55

CNOOC’s Panyu 11-5 online

China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) announced that the Panyu 11-5 oilfield in which the firm holds 100% interest and acts as operator has commenced…
Monday, 25 April 2016 01:34

ACCC warns of uncertain gas market

The federal government has released a report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) inquiry into the competitiveness of wholesale gas prices in eastern…
Thursday, 21 April 2016 07:33

Aqualis, CSDC ink engineering projects

Aqualis Offshore and China Ship Design & Research Center Co. (CSDC) have signed an agreement to cooperate on engineering projects both in China and internationally. …
Atlantis Resources and SBS, a privately owned international marine, subsea and renewable energy developer are forming a joint venture to develop a 150MW tidal stream…
Transocean, a provider of offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells, has announced an agreement with Sembcorp Marine's subsidiary, Jurong Shipyard, to defer…
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 09:26

Ramba completes Kusuma-1 drilling

Ramba Energy has completed drilling operations at the Kusuma-1 well in the West Jambi block, located in Jambi Province, Indonesia. Five tests were performed, in…
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 03:43

Empire hits Red Gully gas and condensate

Australian onshore conventional gas and condensate producer Empire Oil and Gas’s 100% owned Red Gully North-1 discovery confirmed moveable gas and condensate.  Empire said the…
Monday, 18 April 2016 12:49

Beach plans to leave BMG JV

The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) has offered to convert the Basker, Manta and Gummy gas field permits VIC/L26, 27, and 28 (BMG joint…
Monday, 18 April 2016 10:25

Survey of MODU pair completed by RS

Repairs for the sixth generation semisubmersible mobile offshore drilling units (MODU), Polyarnaya Zvezda and Severnoye Siyaniye, have been completed under the survey of Russian Maritime…
Monday, 18 April 2016 01:59

NGE buys interest in Karoon Gas

Australian upstream firm New Guinea Energy (NGE), made approximately AU$3.55 million investment in Karoon Gas Australia, representing about 18% of the company’s net assets. NGE,…
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 23:56

Cue gets nod for WA-359-P suspension

The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) has approved Cue Energy Resources’ application for the suspension of Permit Year 3 work program commitment for WA-359-P…
GE Oil & Gas and SapuraKencana Well Services announced an Asia-Pacific wide agreement to deliver cost effective light well intervention services, unlocking previously uneconomic subsea…
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 20:54

Beehive seismic making progress

Positive results are being achieved from the seismic reprocessing and inversion study currently underway over the Beehive prospect in WA- 488-P off the north coast…
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 07:45

ONGC, Fugro ink ROV services gig

Fugro has won an 18-month contract from India’s Oil & Natural Gas (ONGC) for the provision of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services on board the…
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 09:22

HHI gains ABS API approval

South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received approval in principle (AIP) from ABS on its floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) hull design. Specifically conceptualized…
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 07:38

Mooreast secures PNG mooring upgrade

Mooreast has been awarded a major project to upgrade and replace the entire multi-buoy mooring systems offshore Papua New Guinea. Mooreast will supply the complete…
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 04:34

Transerv completes Warro-6 cycling

The test cycling of the Warro-6 well in the onshore Perth basin has been completed, and the well is now shut-in to monitor well pressures…
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 03:50

Woodside charters LNG fueled vessel

Woodside Energy signed a five-year charter contract with Norwegian company Siem Offshore for the delivery of Australia’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered marine support…
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 03:17

Polarcus bags Indonesian 3D

Polarcus has been contracted to perform 3D marine seismic in Indonesia utilizing the Polarcus XArray technique for enhanced productivity and data quality. Cameron Astill, senior…
Monday, 11 April 2016 06:11

Mubadala to drill in Gulf of Thailand

Mubadala Petroleum, operator of the G1/48 concession is expected to commence drilling at the Sri Trang-1 exploration well in mid-May, using the Atwood Orca jackup…
Monday, 11 April 2016 05:27

EOR to invest in Indonesia

Sydney-based Enhanced Oil & Gas Recovery (EOR) said its subsidiary, Powgen Mining, has entered into an agreement with Indonesia’s P.T Pandawa Prima Lestari (Pandawa), with…
Monday, 11 April 2016 04:32

GE starts on Prelude HPHT risers

GE Oil & Gas has started production of four high pressure, high temperature (HP/HT) dynamic flexible risers for the Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG)…
Monday, 11 April 2016 03:50

Woodside, KOGAS renew partnership

Australia’s Woodside Energy and Korea Gas Corp. (KOGAS) have signed a memorandum of understanding to renew a partnership in place since 2011. The agreement signed…