Flaring from a shale gas well in eastern Australia’s Cooper Basin. Policy & Regulation

Gas exploration stymied as Western Australia restricts onshore fracking

Western Australia’s new Labor government has stopped fracking in the state in a move critics say will deter investment in oil and gas exploration.

By Sally Bogle 21 September 2017
Companies & Finance

Origin to increase Otway stake in bid to offload Lattice

Australia’s Origin Energy will increase its stake in the Otway gas project to simplify ownership and help it offload subsidiary Lattice Energy.

11 September 2017
The Ichthys LNG project in Australia. Companies & Finance

Climate risk disclosure hotting up in Australia

Australian energy companies are facing pressure from multiple sources to disclose the financial risks that climate change presents to their businesses.

7 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Upstream activity rising in Australia in response to gas shortages

Gas shortages on the east coast of Australia have spurred increased exploration activity among Queensland’s LNG producers.

5 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Senex wins Surat Basin contract

Australian oil and gas explorer Senex Energy has won the right to develop a new gas field in Queensland and aims to start production within two years.

5 September 2017
Exploration & Production

South Australian government to invest $1 mln in Cooper Basin

The government of South Australia will contribute nearly $1 million to help bring a Cooper Basin gas project online as the region is facing gas shortages.

4 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Australia and East Timor make Sunrise breakthrough

An agreement on the maritime boundary between East Timor and Australia could unlock development of the offshore Greater Sunrise field.

4 September 2017
Companies & Finance

Investors circling Aussie gas market as majors downsize

Traders and private equity are hoping to take advantage as Australia’s majors look to divest.

31 August 2017
LNG

Santos to supply export gas to South Australia

Santos has agreed to supply gas destined for its LNG export project in Gladstone to South Australia in anticipation of supply shortages.

17 August 2017
LNG

FSRU to give AGL ‘bargaining power’ in east Australia

The idea may seem surprising, but a regasification project would help developer AGL in negotiations with upstream suppliers.

17 August 2017
LNG

Ichthys LNG to boost NT’s exports by A$118 bln

The startup of Inpex’s Ichthys LNG plant in Australia’s Northern Territory will boost the value of the state’s exports by A$118 billion.

11 August 2017
LNG

Australia’s AGL considers building LNG terminal in Victoria

Australia’s AGL, an integrated energy company, is looking to build an LNG terminal at Crib Point near Melbourne in Victoria.

10 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Exxon’s new Aussie play unlikely to ease local market

Exxon has locked down a deal for new resources in Victoria, but they may not be enough to sate the struggling domestic market.

10 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Spending rises as Aussie market responds to price signals

Australia’s exploration programmes and M&A activities appear to be showing signs of recovery.

4 August 2017
LNG

Wheatstone readies entry into uncertain LNG market

Chevron’s giant Australian LNG plant is preparing to come online but may not generate the expected revenue, experts say.

27 July 2017
LNG

Australia’s LNG exports set to grow rapidly

Australia exported 4.9 mt of LNG in June as the country continued to ramp up exports from its new LNG export projects.

27 July 2017
LNG

Prelude FLNG arrives in Browse Basin

Shell’s Prelude FLNG vessel has arrived at the Prelude offshore gas field in the Browse Basin, 475 km northeast of Broome.

25 July 2017
Exploration & Production

Beetaloo developers eye exemption from fracking ban

Developers are watching closely as the Northern Territory considers whether their resources will be exempt from a possible ban on fracking.

21 July 2017
Exploration & Production

East Timor’s last chance for Greater Sunrise

East Timor is running out of time to develop its Greater Sunrise gas fields, as potential investors consider alternatives.

17 July 2017
LNG

Australia’s LNG exports remain buoyant over summer

Exports from Australia’s east coast hit their second-highest level in June, but are likely to fall over the coming months because of maintenance and gas reservation policies.

17 July 2017
LNG

Ichthys LNG’s FPSO to sail soon

The FPSO for Australia’s Ichthys LNG project could set sail soon.

11 July 2017

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