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Oil, Gas and Pipeline Guide to Workplace Safety 2018/19 released

POORLY maintained, or run-down plant and equipment can lead to the development of unsafe workplace conditions and procedures. This becomes of a particular concern when large quantities of dangerous goods and chemicals are housed on site. In the oil, gas and pipeline industry, the safety and prevention of risk relies on employers and operators of the facility who need to take reasonably practicable steps to protect the health and safety [...]

Report says potential Bight benefits great for State and nation

Successful oil exploration in the Great Australian Bight could see the creation of more than 2,000 jobs in South Australia and generate over $7 billion in average annual tax revenue to Federal and State governments over the next four decades, a new study has found. The indirect benefits of the activity and the associated tax revenue could see almost 5,000 jobs created across Australia in the period between 2020 and [...]

Bhagwan Marine continues “dynamic” expansion with addition of two new vessels

JUST months after moving its corporate headquarters to Perth in order to strengthen relationships with Western Australia’s largest oil and gas clients, Bhagwan Marine has announced an expansion of its offshore support vessel fleet. The CMV Athos and the DP2 SeaMaster are both Dynamic Positioning (DP2) vessels, combining enhanced capabilities with greatly improved efficiency, safety and manoeuvrability. The CMV Athos is a 65m ABS Classed, Multi-Purpose Anchor Handling Tug Supply [...]

AOG 2019 Call For Subsea Forum Speakers

In partnership with the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), Subsea Energy Australia (SEA) and Subsea UK the AOG Subsea Forum is a free-to-attend conference that addresses the latest trends, issues and developments in the Australian subsea industry. Held over three days in a theatre on the AOG exhibition floor, the Subsea Forum is the largest gathering of subsea professionals in Australia. Why speak at the Subsea Forum? The purpose of [...]

Woodside awards SEA Scarborough Export Trunkline contract

SUBSEA Engineering Associates Pty Ltd (SEA) has been awarded the contract for Define Phase engineering services for the Scarborough Development Export Trunkline from Woodside Energy Limited. This will enable SEA to utilise the award-winning ICE Platform, and enable rapid delivery of engineering and a mature digital basis of design to be carried into FEED. SEA have subcontracted INTECSEA Pty Ltd to provide specialised deepwater experience gained on international projects. The [...]

Offshore production starts up at world-class Ichthys LNG Project

INPEX CORPORATION has announced that the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project’s has commenced production of gas from the wellhead following the completion of final safety verifications including additional verifications concerning electrical equipment. The Ichthys LNG Project reached a major milestone with the opening of the first offshore production well, marking the start of 40 years of operations of this gas and condensate field. At full capacity, the offshore facilities are expected [...]

BHP to sell onshore US assets to BP for US$10.8 billion

BHP has entered into agreements for the sale of its entire interests in the Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Permian and Fayetteville Onshore US oil and gas assets for a combined base consideration of US$10.8 billion, payable in cash. BP American Production Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of BP Plc, has agreed to acquire 100% of the issued share capital of Petrohawk Energy Corporation, the BHP subsidiary which holds the Eagle Ford, [...]

3D survey over giant Beehive prospect underway off northern Australia

MELBANA Energy Limited reports that acquisition of the Beehive 3D Seismic Survey has commenced. The Beehive 3D Seismic Survey is being acquired by Polarcus using its vessel Polarcus Naila and will acquire approximately 600 sq. km of seismic data over the Beehive Prospect in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, 225 km southwest of Darwin. Water depths in the acquisition area range from approximately 30 to 50 m. Melbana said the acquisition [...]

Woodside accelerates Scarborough development planning

WOODSIDE has accelerated planning for a proposed development of the giant Scarborough gas field off the Western Australian coast. In announcing the company’s latest Quarterly report, Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said the company has accelerated target ready for start-up to 2023 for the upstream component of the Scarborough development and 2024 for the downstream to maximise the market opportunity. “We have also increased the design capacity of the proposed Pluto [...]