Santos Acquires ConocoPhillips’ Northern Australia Interests
Santos announced it has acquired ConocoPhillips’ northern Australia business with operating interests in Darwin LNG, Bayu-Undan, Barossa and Poseidon for US$1.39 billion plus a $75 million contingent payment subject to FID on Barossa.Matt Fox, ConocoPhillips executive vice president and chief operating officer, said, “While we believe the Darwin LNG backfill project remains among the lower cost of supply options for new global LNG supply…
Santos Broadens Offshore Exploration in N.Australia
The oil and gas producer in the Asia-Pacific region Santos has struck a joint venture (JV) agreement with fellow-listed Beach Energy to partner over four exploration permits in the Bonaparte basin, offshore northern Australia.The two companies will each hold a 50% JV interest in the four permits, with Santos acting as operator.Santos’ position in the Bonaparte basin already includes an 11.5% interest in the Bayu-Undan gas-condensate field and the Darwin LNG plant…
Eni Buys out Shell's Stake in Evans Shoal Gas Field
Italy's Eni announces the purchase of a 32.5% stake in the Evans Shoal gas field in the Timor Sea, Australia. The field is located offshore in the NT/P48 exploration permit in the north Bonaparte Basin, around 300km northwest of Darwin, where there is an existing LNG plant precinct. The undeveloped Evans Shoal field, discovered in 1998, holds expected gas in place of up to 7 trillion cubic feet. In late October 2011, Eni reached an agreement with Australian based company Santos Ltd to purchase its 40% equity share.
ConocoPhillips looks to Aussie Transcontinental LNG Pipeline
ConocoPhillips will consider diverting natural gas from fields in northern Australia along a proposed transcontinental pipeline that would link directly to markets in the southeast, a senior executive told Reuters on Thursday. The U.S. oil major is also leaning towards developing the Barossa gas field offshore northern Australia, with a final decision due in early 2019, Kayleen Ewin, the company's vice president for sustainability, communications and external affairs, said in an interview.
GDF Suez, Santos Scrap Floating LNG Project
Other options could include pipeline to Darwin; Santos remains bullish on LNG demand outlook. GDF Suez SA and Santos Ltd have dropped plans for a multibillion dollar floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) project off northern Australia, citing poor expected returns, and said on Thursday they aim to consider alternatives swiftly. The decision comes amid worries about $180 billion worth of future LNG projects in Australia…
GDF Suez, Santos, Scrap Australian FLNG Project
GDF Suez SA and Santos Ltd have abandoned plans for a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) project off northern Australia which was expected to start producing in 2019, the two companies said on Thursday. The Bonaparte LNG project, which has been under study for more than three years, was to produce 2.4 million tonnes a year for sale into Asia-Pacific markets. The decision comes amid worries about soaring costs for Australian LNG projects and potentially weaker LNG prices as Russia and other suppliers enter the market.