Basin Review

  • Exxonmobil considering LNG imports

    ExxonMobil is the latest player to consider LNG imports to Australia's east coast to help alleviate an expected gas shortage in 2021.

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  • Barossa contracts secured

    The Barossa-Caldita Joint Venture has made progress on the front end engineering and design (FEED) phase of the Barossa offshore project with the award of three major engineering contracts.

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  • Chevron switches on Wheatstone Train 2

    Chevron Australia has begun LNG production from the second train at the Wheatstone Project, located 12 km west of Onslow in Western Australia.

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  • McGowan: bring gas onshore

    Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan has called for gas from the offshore Browse and Scarborough gas fields to be processed onshore.

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  • Sole-3 reservoir complete

    Cooper Energy has drilled the Sole-3 gas well to a total depth (TD) and intersected the reservoir, recording gas observations consistent with pre-drill expectations.

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  • Gorgon modifications complete

    Chevron has safely completed modifications on its Gorgon LNG Project Train 2, which was shut down in early May.

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  • Iona upgrade underway

    Expansion works have commenced at Lochard Energy's Iona Gas Plant in Port Campbell, Victoria, which will enable underground gas storage at the plant.

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  • Queensland leads exploration activity

    Queensland's $56 billion resource industry continues to outperform other states in exploration activity, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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  • Dorado-1 drilling underway

    Quadrant Energy and Carnarvon Petroleum have commenced drilling at the Dorado-1 well in WA-437-P in the Roebuck Basin, offshore Western Australia.

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  • Glenaras skids installed

    Surface facilities, including separator and metering skids and flowlines, are currently being installed at the Glenaras Gas Project in ATP 2019 in Queensland.

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  • FID reached for Arcadia

    Santos and its GLNG partners will invest more than $400 million in the 137-well Arcadia gas project in the Bowen Basin in Queensland.

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  • Sole drilling progresses

    Cooper Energy's drilling operations at its Sole Gas Project in VIC/L32 in the Gippsland Basin, offshore Victoria, have been hit by heavy weather.

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  • Glenaras closing in on production

    Galilee Energy has successfully installed electric submersible pumps (ESPs) in the Glenaras-10L and Glenaras-12L wells.

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  • Woodside calls for action, not talk

    Woodside CEO Peter Coleman has told the companies interested in the proposed Trans Carnarvon Trunkline that the time to talk has passed, saying a deal has to be reached sooner rather than later.

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  • Central spuds Mereenie well

    Central Petroleum has spudded the West Mereenie-26 well located in the North Mereenie Block in EP 115, west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.

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  • Tamarama-3 hits gas

    Real Energy's Tamarama-3 gas well in ATP 927P in Queensland's Cooper-Eromanga Basin has encountered gas plays.

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  • PRRT used as a bargaining chip

    The Petroleum Rent Resource Tax (PRRT) is being used as bargaining chip should One Nation backtrack on its support for company tax cuts, according to the Australian Financial Review (AFR).

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  • Wood signs Gorgon deal extension

    Wood has extended its framework agreement with Chevron Australia to provide master contractor services to the Gorgon Stage Two development.

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  • Calls for trans-Carnarvon pipeline

    The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Conference in Adelaide has heard what benefits that a large diameter pipeline link between the major LNG projects in the Carnarvon Basin could bring the industry.

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  • New exploration areas released

    The 2018 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage has been released, covering WA, SA, Vic and the Ashmore and Cartier Islands.

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  • Equus moving forward

    The Equus Gas Project has moved to the next phase of development, with operator Western Gas now seeking a partner for the project.

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  • INPEX targets startup this month

    INPEX says it will begin production at its Ichthys LNG development in the Northern Territory by the end of May, according to Reuters.

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  • Cooper awarded Gippsland permit

    Cooper Energy has been awarded the offshore exploration permit VIC/P72 located in the Gippsland Basin, offshore Victoria.

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  • Chevron to shutdown Gorgon train

    Chevron will idle the second production unit at its Gorgon LNG project in May to carry out modifications already implemented at the other two units, according to Reuters.

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  • Casino Henry JV snaps up Minerva

    The Casino Henry Joint Venture (JV) has signed an agreement with BHP for its 90 per cent interest in the Minerva Gas Plant, onshore Otway Basin, Victoria.

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  • Santos delivers Scotia

    Santos has successfully completed commissioning and start-up of the Scotia CF1 project in Queensland, ahead of schedule and under budget.

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