Oil & Gas

Perth consultant wins Euro contract

Perth-based consulting firm Sustainability and Brisbane-based sub-consultant OSD have been contracted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to work on a major gas pipeline in Eastern Europe.

Wood, KBR win Crux contract

Engineering firms Wood and KBR have secured a multi-million dollar contract for the Crux gas project, confirming Shell's desire to accelerate development of the gas field located 160km off the Kimberley coast.

WA exports step on the gas

Exports from Western Australia increased by 17.7 per cent to a record $144.8 billion in 2018, underpinning a strong improvement in the nation’s overall trade performance.

AGIG to expand WA’s largest gas storage facility

Australian Gas Infrastructure Group has announced it is expanding its Tubridgi gas storage facility near Onslow in the north-west of Western Australia.

Petrel, Warrego appoint Biggs

David Biggs has been appointed as a non-executive director at Petrel Energy and Warrego, subject to shareholder approval at an extraordinary general meeting in March.

Valmec wins $22m contract

Valmec has secured a $22 million deal with Jemena to conduct facility construction works at its Atlas Gas Pipeline project in south-west Queensland.

Sheffield signs LNG deal with Woodside, Energy Developments

Sheffield Resources has signed a deal with Woodside Petroleum and Energy Developments for the supply of liquified natural gas to the Thunderbird mineral sands project in the Kimberley.

Swift strengthens resources portfolio

Telecommunications provider Swift Networks has won multiple contract extensions and expansions, as well as a new contract, in the resources industry.

UGL locks in $200m contract extensions

UGL has secured $200 million worth of contract extensions to supply maintenance and turnaround services for its clients in the oil and gas sector.

BP refining gas plans

BP is planning to drill its first well in WA in decades next year as it hopes to develop a Carnarvon Basin portfolio.

Woodside revenue exceeds expectations

Woodside Petroleum has announced December quarter revenue of $1.42 billion, a rise of 43 per cent on the previous corresponding period and surpassing investment bank UBS's estimate of $1.35 billion for the period.

Woodside awards Scarborough contracts

Woodside Petroleum has awarded four contracts, which it is funding without a contribution from venture partner BHP Group, for front-end engineering design activities at its proposed $15 billion Scarborough project.

Industry mourns passing of Brooke Arnot

Oil and gas industry professional and Petroleum Club governor Brooke Arnot has passed away after a battle with cancer.

Ichthys safe: regulator

The national petroleum industry regulator has responded to media reports that Inpex’s Icthys LNG operation is unsafe, saying it gave the all clear for gas to flow at the $US45 billion ($62 billion) facility.

Red Emperor raises $5m

Red Emperor Resources has tapped investors for £2.8 million (approximately $5 million) from a share placing to increase working capital as it prepares for the drilling of the Winx-1 exploration well in Alaska.

Puma pulls out of Dunsborough

Opponents of a Puma Energy development on Dunsborough’s main street have emerged victorious from the three-year stoush, after the developer behind plans to build the 24-hour service station announced it would no longer proceed with its bid.

$95bn of projects ahead for WA

Woodside Petroleum’s Browse and Scarborough LNG developments are the biggest of $95 billion of major projects under way or likely in Western Australia, with 96 ongoing and a further 68 probable.

Scott, Coleman, Ellison make their marks

SPECIAL REPORT: Three businessmen will have more impact than most on the state’s economic future, with Peter Coleman leading an oil and gas revival, Chris Ellison building a lithium empire, and Rob Scott reshaping Wesfarmers.

Ichthys hit by another cost blow out

The cost of building the Ichthys LNG project has blown out again, with French group Total saying it has increased by $US5 billion to $US45 billion, but project operator Inpex is disputing the extent of the increase.

Baker Hughes, McDermott for Equus

GE subsidiary Baker Hughes and McDermott International have been picked for front end engineering and design work on Western Gas’s Equus project, under a contract arrangement whereby they will see the project through to commissioning.

Burrup projects gain momentum

New industrial projects planned for the Burrup Peninsula will need to co-exist with the area’s heritage features.