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Drilling & Production

Senex reports Gemba-1 gas discovery ready for production

SENEX Energy Ltd has successfully completed the production test of the Gemba-1 gas exploration well in the Cooper Basin, enabling the well to be brought online by the end of 2019. The Gemba-1 gas exploration well, in Senex’s 100%-owned PEL-516 permit, Sis located on the southwest margin of the Allunga Trough in the Cooper Basin, five kilometres from existing infrastructure and approximately 37 kilometres south west of the Moomba processing

APPEA says more supply is vital for domestic gas market

THE release of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) latest Gas Market Inquiry 2017-2020 report once again confirms the actions taken by Australia’s oil and gas industry to bring more natural gas into the domestic market are working, according to APPEA. APPEA chief executive Andrew McConville said the ACCC’s July report highlighted the industry has increased the flow of gas to the east coast market but southern states continue

Real confirms new Tamarama gas wells as future producers

WHILE rates from Cooper Basin focused Real Energy Corporation flow testing of the Tamarama gas wells in Queensland weren’t as strong as expected, the company is confident the two wells can be future producers. Located on the company’s ATP-927 permit in Cooper Basin in South West Queensland, the Tamarama-2 and Tamarama-3 wells recorded initial flow rates of 2 mmscf/day and 2.5 mmscf/day respectively. More recently Real Energy has performed extended

APPEA says Queensland and South Australia continue to lead gas supply

THE Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) has welcomed the further steps taken by Queensland and South Australia to meet eastern Australia’s ongoing natural gas needs. The Queensland Government recently awarded more than 2700 square kilometres of exploration acreage to four companies and opened a new round of bids to explore 3700 square kilometres of land in central Queensland. In South Australia, over 20,000 square kilometres has been made

Calima hitting all of its targets with the drill bit and in the marketplace

Followers of ASX-listed oil and gas specialist Calima Energy Ltd (ASX: CE1) have had plenty to celebrate over the New Year period with the company successfully hitting a number of key targets – both in the field and in the marketplace. Calima, which is currently fully focused on developing its exciting opportunities in the world-class Montney oil and gas play in Canada, has recently completed a multi well drilling campaign

Calima now a producer after bringing Canadian well on stream

AUSTRALIAN junior Calima Energy Limited (ASX: CE1) has achieved is first production with the successful recommencement of oil flow from the Paradise well in Canada. Calima Energy acquired a 50% interest in the Paradise well via the acquisition of TSV Montney Limited (TSVM) and subsequently and elected to acquire the remaining interest via a payment of C$130,000 after a desk top study confirmed its viability. The well, which is located

Santos celebrates first oil from Van Gogh infill project

SANTOS has announced that first oil is flowing from the Van Gogh infill project, marking the successful completion of the two-well programme that will increase production from the field off the north west coast of Australia. The Van Gogh field is one of three subsea oil field developments located in the Exmouth Basin, offshore Western Australia, which tie into the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO), the Ningaloo Vision.

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

Oil and gas industry welcomes lifting of WA fracking moratorium

AUSTRALIAN oil and gas lobby group APPEA has welcomed the Western Australian Government’s decision to lift the hydraulic fracturing moratorium on existing onshore gas projects. “The independent scientific inquiry has confirmed that properly regulated, hydraulic fracturing is a safe practice.  Hydraulic fracturing has been used safely in Western Australia since 1958,” said APPEA chief executive Dr Malcolm Roberts. “The inquiry shows there is no environmental or public health justification for

WA Government introduces strict new fracking controls

FRACKING will not be permitted over 98% of Western Australia and, for the first time, traditional owners and farmers will have the right to say no to oil and gas production from fracking on their land. The WA Government has announced it will only lift the fracking moratorium on existing onshore petroleum titles following an independent scientific inquiry finding the risk to people and the environment is low. Under new