ConocoPhillips has set up a design competition between two engineering groups led by Technip Oceania and MODEC for the key facilities at its Barossa gas project in the Timor Sea while WorleyParsons subsidiary Intecsea has been awarded a separate contract for subsea infrastructure.
Chevron has today announced that the second processing train at its Wheatstone project in the Pilbara has started production of liquefied natural gas, meaning all five trains at its two giant Western Australian projects are now in production.
The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA today confirmed the appointment of Paul Everingham as its new chief executive, while uranium miner Paladin Energy has recruited a former Newcrest Mining executive to lead the company.
The state government has backed plans for a 700-bed workers camp at Karratha, despite opposition from the local community, after Woodside Petroleum launched a website that is meant to boost local employment on future gas projects.
Perth company GLX Holdings, which has attracted more than 40 of the world’s largest LNG buyers and sellers to its online trading platform, has recorded a notable milestone via Malaysian petroleum giant Petronas.
West Perth-based Buru Energy has sold a 50 per cent share in its Ungani oilfield to Chinese-backed Roc Oil for $64 million, as part of a broader deal the company hopes will unlock its assets in the Canning Basin.
Chevron Australia managing director Nigel Hearne has proposed a major shift in the development of WA’s offshore gas reserves, suggesting the industry should collaborate to build a multi-user pipeline to be shared by multiple LNG producers.
Shell Australia chair Zoe Yujnovich told today’s APPEA conference the oil and gas industry needed to be more active in defending its record, as protesters came together outside the Adelaide conference.
Carnarvon Petroleum has boosted its coffers with a $16 million capital raising to fund drilling at its Buffalo oil field in the North West Shelf, while also announcing a share purchase plan to raise up to $4 million.
Long-running plans by Vikas Rambal’s Perdaman Industries to build a multi-billion dollar urea manufacturing plant in Western Australia have received a fillip, with his group signing a gas supply agreement with Woodside Petroleum.