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Plan for Johan Sverdrup phase 2 approved

The plan for development and operation (PDO) of the second phase of the Johan Sverdrup field development has been formally approved by Norwegian authorities.  Construction has also started on the field’s second processing platform at Aibel’s yard in Haugesund. “This is a big day for Equinor and the other Johan Sverdrup partners comprising Lundin Norway, Petoro, Aker BP and Total. Johan Sverdrup is a world-class field that will provide value

Compact new Enerpac Super Lift hydraulic gantry models

GLOBAL hydraulics leader Enerpac is introducing to Australasia new Super Lift hydraulic gantry models that provide a higher lift capacity on a narrow 2 ft. track gauge for precise lifting of heavy loads in compact spaces. The new SL100 and SL200 gantries further extend Enerpac’s globally proven Super Lift range and can lift loads from 60-400 tonnes for demanding industries including manufacturing and materials handling, rail, oil and gas, power

Premier announces plans for a world-first LNG plant in WA

The Western Australia Government has teamed up with The University of Western Australia (UWA) and the LNG industry to develop a world-first microscale LNG plant, as part of an LNG Futures Facility in Kwinana. In Shanghai, representing Western Australia at the 19th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG19), Premier Mark McGowan was joined by industry leaders and UWA to make the announcement. The State Government will provide

Woodside takes big Scarborough step with four contract awards

WOODSIDE has awarded four contracts for front-end engineering design activities for the proposed Scarborough Project off the north west coast of Western Australia/ The contracts are for engineering activities related to the upstream development’s floating production unit, the export trunkline and the subsea umbilical risers and flowlines. Each contract includes an option to progress to execute phase activities, which is subject to, among other conditions, a positive final investment decision

Santos awards $47m contract to SA crane company

SANTOS has signed a five year extension of its Cooper Basin crane operations contract with South Australian business Max Cranes. Max Cranes is a South Australian owned and managed crane provider, based in Port Augusta. The company employs 123 people in South Australia, with 27 directly supporting the Cooper Basin. This contract is a five year extension of the current agreement, awarded in 2016 following a competitive tender process. Santos

Positive local boost as Woodside enters FEED for Pluto 2

WOODSIDE has awarded a contract to Bechtel (Western Australia) Pty Ltd to undertake front-end engineering design (FEED) for its 100% owned Pluto Train 2 Project. The FEED work includes activities required to finalise the costs and technical definition for the proposed second LNG train at the Pluto LNG facility. The awarded contract also includes an option for Woodside to progress to a lump sum engineering, procurement and construction contract for

APGA says vital link to ease pressure in east coast gas market

A VITAL link that will bring new gas to Australia’s east coast gas market has been completed and will begin commercial operations in less than a month. Australian Pipeline and Gas Association (APGA) CEO Steve Davies said pipeline owner and operator Jemena had provided local businesses with many opportunities during construction of the 622km Northern Gas Pipeline between Mount Isa and Tennant Creek. “Now towns, businesses and resource projects along

ExxonMobil gives go-ahead for Bass Strait West Barracouta gas project

EXXONMOBIL and BHP have made a positive final investment decision (FID) to develop the West Barracouta gas field in Bass Strait off the coast of Victoria to bring new gas supplies to the Australian domestic market. The project, located in the VIC/L1 block offshore Victoria, is part of the company’s continuing investment in the Gippsland Basin. The company recently completed front-end engineering design work for the project, which is part

Cooper reports successful pressure testing of Sole pipeline

COOPER Energy is breathing a sigh of relief after new pressure tests cleared the way for further development of the Sole gas pipeline in Victoria. In November Cooper reported that the Sole pipeline installation contractor had identified an anomaly in the form of a through wall thickness opening at one location in the pipeline. Subsequently the pipeline installation contractor removed a section of pipeline which contained the damage from the

South Korea’s EPIK signs on for Newcastle LNG import terminal project

SOUTH Korean company EPIK Co. Ltd has entered into a Project Development Option Agreement with the Port of Newcastle to commence preliminary works on a proposed LNG FSRU import terminal. EPIK is an LNG and floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) project development specialist. The project, named “Newcastle LNG,” will be sited within the Port of Newcastle, optimally located to serve the New South Wales gas market where natural gas