Australia

Exploration & Production , Policy & Regulations

Australian State To Allow Conventional Onshore Gas Drilling From 2021

Australia’s main oil and gas lobby group and analysts who see gas as crucial for the transition to renewable energy welcomed the decision.

March 17, 2020

Highlights , Shale Plays

Best Of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (March 13, 2020)

A deepwater Gulf of Mexico discovery by Hess and a Niobrara well producing in Wyoming’s Converse County top this week’s drilling activity highlights from around the world.

March 13, 2020

Emissions , Technology

BP, Santos Carbon Capture Pact May Rekindle Dormant Australia Plans

Australia’s dormant carbon capture and storage projects may gain some momentum after BP Plc and Santos Ltd. said they would join up on a pending site as the world’s largest coal and LNG exporting country steps up its climate change fight.

March 6, 2020

Subsea

Trio Of Subsea Contracts Awarded For ConocoPhillips-operated Project

Santos announced the award of contracts on March 3 for the supply and installation of subsea infrastructure for the Barossa project, the last major facilities commitments ahead of a Final Investment Decision (FID).

March 4, 2020

Exploration & Production , Health, Safety & Environment

Equinor Scraps Contested Plan To Drill For Oil In Great Australian Bight

Oil companies eyeing the Great Australian Bight have long battled opposition from green groups concerned about potential damage to fishing towns.

February 25, 2020

Highlights , Shale Plays

Best Of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (Feb. 14, 2020)

Chesapeake high-volume Marcellus, Haynesville completions plus Continental Middle Bakken discoveries and Alaska North Slope delineation tests by ConocoPhillips top this week’s drilling activity highlights from around the world.

February 14, 2020

People , Technology

Worley Names Chris Ashton As New CEO

Worley revealed on Feb. 3 the appointment of Chris Ashton as its new CEO and managing director of Worley effective February 24, 2020, following the retirement of Andrew Wood.

February 3, 2020

Drilling , Completions

Halliburton Wins D&C Contracts For Inpex’s Ichthys Development Project

Halliburton Co. has been awarded seven contracts for drilling and completion services for the next phase of field development of the INPEX-operated Ichthys project in the Browse Basin offshore northern Australia on Jan. 28.

January 28, 2020

Highlights , Shale Plays

Best Of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (Jan. 24, 2020)

A Marcellus Shale discovery by EQT, Marathon’s Upper Three Forks completion and two horizontal Woodford producers top this week’s drilling activity highlights from around the world.

January 24, 2020

Exploration & Production

Australia’s Santos Posts Record Annual Production

The oil and gas producer said annual output rose to 75.5 million barrels of oil equivalent.

January 22, 2020