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Blue signs MoU to bring new domestic gas supplies to the North Queensland market

BLUE Energy Limited has signed an MOU with North Queensland Gas Pipeline (NQGP) owner Palisade Investment Partners to facilitate bringing new domestic gas supplies into the strong Townsville market through the NQGP. As part of the MOU, both parties will market Blue Energy’s Northern Bowen Basin gas reserves in the Sapphire Block, which is located in close proximity to the NQGP and also the agreement will seek to obtain access

Carnarvon says Dorado-3 Caley reservoir flow one of the highest on record on NWS

CARNARVON Petroleum Limited has announced that the Dorado-3 appraisal well has successfully confirmed the Caley reservoir is capable of delivering oil at significant production flow rates. A well test was conducted over an approximate 11 metre section of net Caley reservoir, between 3,999 and 4,015 metres Measured Depth. Carnarvon said the test indicated very high potential flow rates of around 30,000 barrels per day from each production well in the

ConocoPhillips awards Barossa gas export pipeline EPCI contract to Allseas

CONOCOPHILLIPS Australia, operator of the Barossa joint venture, has awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract for the Barossa Gas Export Pipeline off the north-west coast of Ausralia to Allseas Marine Contractors Australia Pty Ltd. The terms of the contract includes procurement, transportation and installation of the 260-kilometre pipeline, project management, engineering and associated services. The Barossa offshore gas and light condensate project is currently in the front-end

Santos GLNG’s $750 million Roma East natural gas project now fully operational 

SANTOS GLNG’s $750 million Roma East project has marked a significant milestone, with the natural gas compression facility officially handed over to the operations team. First gas from the Roma East field flowed in February this year and with commissioning now safely completed, the plant is fully operational. The Roma East project involves bringing 480 wells online, including drilling about 430 new wells, connecting existing appraisal wells, and drilling pre-development

ExxonMobil reveals plans to offload Bass Strait assets

ExxonMobil has announced plans to sell its Gippsland Basin upstream portfolio as it continues to refine its global portfolio. Wood Mackenzie research director Angus Rodger says this is a major development on the Australian oil and gas front. “ExxonMobil putting its entire Gippsland Basin upstream portfolio up for sale represents big news for the Australian upstream and gas market,” Mr Rodger said. “As a pivotal producer on the east coast,

Saudi drone attacks have industry-wide implications

LEADING oil and gas industry analysts have agreed that the weekend drone attacks on Saudi Arabia oil fields will have a significant impact on the oil price and the industry. Saudi Aramco emergency crews contained fires at its plants in Abqaiq and Khurais, as a result of terrorist attacks with projectiles. These attacks resulted in production suspension of 5.7 million barrels of crude oil per day. “We are gratified that

Senex completes $50 million sale of Roma North gas processing facility and pipeline

SENEX Energy Ltd has completed the sale of its Roma North gas processing facility and pipeline to major energy infrastructure operator Jemena for $50 million. Following successful commissioning and performance testing, Jemena has taken ownership of the facility and will compress and transport Senex’s natural gas to market under a long-term gas tolling arrangement. Key terms of the transaction included: Cash consideration of $50 million, with proceeds to support continued

Carnarvon says Dorado-3 wireline results support flow testing

CARNARVON Petroleum Limited has announced that wireline logging of the Dorado-3 well off the north-west coast of Western Australia has successfully confirmed hydrocarbon bearing reservoir within the Caley, Baxter and Crespin intervals. In the Caley reservoir, being the primary target, the Dorado-3 well intersected predominantly oil bearing hydrocarbons in high-quality reservoir. Carnarvon said pressure data indicates the reservoir is in communication with the equivalent reservoirs encountered in the Dorado-1 and

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

“Staggering” Kingia gas discovery in WA

STRIKE Energy Limited has labelled as “staggering” a significant gas discovery made in the Kingia sandstone as part of the West Erregulla-2 drilling campaign north of Perth.= The Kingia formation was encountered at a depth of 4,753 metres with gas on rock showing a gross gas column of at least 97 metres. Log interpretation shows the lower section from 4,790 metres onwards is made up of several high-quality large units