The Darwin LNG export plant in Australia Exploration & Production

Oil companies talk Greater Sunrise options

The settlement of East Timor and Australia's border dispute means the parties can move on to discuss development options for Greater Sunrise, but hurdles remain.

By Damon Evans 17 October 2017
Policy & Regulation

Western Australia retains domestic gas supply policy

The Western Australian government has decided to retain the 15% domestic gas reservation requirement for all projects within the state, according to a statement released on 9 August.

10 August 2011
Exploration & Production

Sinopec finalises APLNG deal

Sinopec has today secured a deal with Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) for a 15% stake in the Australia Pacific liquefied gas project in Gladstone, Queensland.

9 August 2011
Supply & Demand

Asian gas-related investment in Australia unaffected by global downturn

Demand for Australian commodities is experiencing growth, despite the tumult in global markets, Australia’s Resources Minister, Martin Ferguson, said on 8 August.

9 August 2011
LNG

Australia’s Velocious wins subsea work contract for Gorgon LNG project

Australian engineering company Velocious has landed a contract for specialist subsea work on Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project off the coast of Western Australia, according to a news report today.

5 August 2011
Exploration & Production

Huanglong New Energy signs tech support agreement with Australia's CS Gas

Henan Huanglong New Energy Development Co. Ltd. (Huanglong) has signed a co-operative framework agreement for Australia's CS Gas Pty Co. Ltd. (CS Gas) to provide technical support for a coal-bed methane (CBM) project in Henan Province's Pingdingshan Coal Mining Area, Huanglong announced on 30 July.

4 August 2011
Exploration & Production

Aussies race towards CBM drilling, but high currency pressures foreigners

The race to tap into Australian coal-bed methane (CBM) reserves is picking up, with Australia’s Planet Gas announcing Tuesday that it is about to start drilling for CBM and Metgasco announcing that it has raised A$15.3 million ($16.6 million) for its own project.

3 August 2011
LNG

ConocoPhillips, Origin agree FID on $20 billion APLNG project

Origin Energy and its joint venture US partner ConocoPhillips have approved a final investment decision (FID) for the first phase of their US$20 billion, two-train Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) project in Australia’s eastern coastal state of Queensland.

28 July 2011
Exploration & Production

Proven and probable reserves in Australia’s Meridian SeamGas up by 93%

Australian coal seam gas operator WestSide has lifted its estimate of the proven and probable reserves in the Meridian SeamGas fields by 93% compared with the level last year, the company said today.

27 July 2011
Exploration & Production

BG strikes $143.7 million deal for shale and tight gas exploration in Australia

BG Group subsidiary Queensland Gas Company (QGC) and exploration & production company Drillsearch Energy have struck a A$130 million ($143.7 million) deal to begin exploration and production of shale and tight gas in Australia’s Cooper Basin, Drillsearch said today.

27 July 2011
LNG

Australia targets South Korea as key LNG investor

Australia is keen to increase South Korean investment in its LNG industry, including its burgeoning coal-bed methane (CBM) projects, to boost shipments to the Asian nation.

25 July 2011
Exploration & Production

Total to drill three wells next year in Australia

French giant Total has said it plans to drill three exploration wells off north-west Australia next year.

22 July 2011
Exploration & Production

Australia’s NSW sets tough fracking rules

The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has extended its moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, to the end of the year and imposed tougher rules on coal and coal seam gas mining, the state’s Ministry for Resources and Energy said on Thursday.

22 July 2011
Companies & Finance

BHP sees gas production increase 10% in FY2011

Australian mining heavyweight BHP Billiton has reported a 10% increase on natural gas production year-on-year to 405.06 billion cubic feet (11.47 billion cubic metres).

21 July 2011
Exploration & Production

CLP Holdings unit to acquire CBM assets in Australia

TRUenergy, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based CLP Holdings, has signed an agreement with Santos to acquire Australian coal-bed methane (CBM) reserves.

20 July 2011
LNG

Woodside’s Pluto LNG terminal expansion delayed

Woodside’s aim to complete the appraisal work for the planned expansion of its Pluto LNG terminal in Western Australia has been delayed by “technical difficulties,” the oil and gas company said in its quarterly results report today.

19 July 2011
Companies & Finance

Santos-ESG deal consolidates CBM position in Gunnedah Basin

In a move which underpins rising interest in coal-bed methane (CBM) and cements its position as a future LNG exporter, Australian gas producer Santos has announced it will acquire the remaining 80% of Australian CBM producer Eastern Star Gas Ltd (ESG) that it does not already own.

18 July 2011
LNG

Strong dollar and labour shortages threaten Australia’s LNG industry

Sally Bogle investigates the issues that could delay start-up dates for Australian LNG projects.

18 July 2011
LNG

Shell’s Prelude FLNG Project one step closer to success

Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to install a A$12 billion ($12.7 billion) floating LNG (FLNG) terminal to exploit the Browse Basin’s Prelude and Concerto gas fields have been given a significant boost by Australian authorities.

18 July 2011
Supply & Demand

LNG exporters hit by carbon tax

LNG producers in Australia will have to pay A$23 ($25) per ton of CO2 on 50% of their emissions by 2015 under a new carbon tax introduced by the Federal government yesterday.

11 July 2011
LNG

Deal reached on floating LNG terminal in Australia

Dutch company SBM Offshore has signed a deal with Germany’s The Linde Group, Hong Kong’s PTT FLNG and Australia’s PTTEP Australasia to build a floating LNG (FLNG) terminal in the Timor Sea off the coast of northern Australia, SBM said today.

8 July 2011

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