December 2011 data update is now available.
A new field called Original Permit has been added to the Wells data this month. It contains the name of the permit that existed at the time the well was originally drilled.
Puffin 12 was drilled in 2008 in AC/L 6 and Skua 1 was drilled in 1974 in NT/P 2.
the permit still exists over the well location. The well location is now in AC/L 8.
For recent wells, the original permit and the current permit will be the same. However, for many wells in the database, the original permit long ago ceased to exist. Original Permit has been populated from mines department listings and cross-referenced with the GPinfo history module which contains geometry for all permits over the last 20 years.
The Original Permit field is populated for 17,500 of the 18,000+ wells in the GPinfo database. If, following our research, it was still not possible to establish the name of the original permit for a well, an entry of Unknown has been recorded. A small number of old wells have no entry as yet and we will continue to research these wells in the coming months.
Can't see the new data?
Correct display of the Original Permit field requires a modification to the structure of your GPinfo configuration file. This should happen automatically the first time you start a GPinfo session after the December update has been installed.
If the December update has been installed but you still can't see the new field when you display wells data, you can force GPinfo to apply the required structural changes by selecting View > Options > Updates and clicking on the Update GPinfo system layers now button.
Welcome New Users
We would like to welcome the following organisations that became GPinfo users in 2011 -
Australian Marine Oil Spill Centre
Bass Strait Oil Company Ltd
DownUnder GeoSolutions Group
Exoma Energy Limited
InterOil Australia Pty Ltd
ITECO Oilfield Supply GmbH
Molopo Energy Ltd
National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority
Perenco (SE Australia) Pty Ltd
Rodinia Oil Corp
Buru Energy Ltd is pleased to announce that Mitsubishi Corporation has exercised its option to participate in Buru’s 2012 Unconventional Exploration Program in the Canning Basin. Mitsubishi Corp will fund $40 million of the first $50 million spent on unconventional exploration by the joint venture in 2012, earning Mitsubishi Corp a 50% interest in the unconventional resources in Buru’s exploration permits. (Source: Buru Energy announcement 1/12/2011).
Dart Energy Ltd has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Maria’s Farm Veggies for its first Gas Sales Agreement in New South Wales to provide gas for a $65 million glasshouse development. The initial term of the MoU is ten years, to supply up to 6.3 petajoules of gas at a provisional price of $7.50 per gigajoule from planned pilot wells at Fullerton Cove to be drilled in the first half of 2012. (Source: Energy News Premium 07/12/2011).
Orion Petroleum Ltd has executed a binding agreement to merge with Petrel Energy Ltd. Subject to shareholder approval in January 2012, Orion will be renamed Petrel Energy Limited and retain its ASX listing. (Source: Orion Petroleum Ltd announcement 23/11/2011).
FAR Ltd is pleased to advise that its off-market takeover offer for Flow Energy Ltd has successfully closed. The offer closed on 18/11/2011 and it is currently anticipated that the acquisition process will be completed before the end of 2011. (Source: FAR Ltd announcement 21/11/2011).
Havilah Resources NL has advised they now hold a relevant 94.17% interest of the issued shares of Geothermal Resources Ltd, providing Havilah the right to compulsorily acquire all the remaining Geothermal shares that Havilah does not already hold. Geothermal will be suspended and removed from the official list of the ASX in due course. (Source: Havilah Resources NL announcement 24/11/2011).
Santos today announced that natural gas from the offshore Reindeer field in the Carnarvon Basin was delivered to the Dampier to Bunbury natural gas pipeline for the first time. The delivery of gas, processed at the onshore Devil Creek plant, marks the start up of Australia’s first new domestic gas hub in almost 20 years. The plant has a gross production capacity of 215 terajoules per day, with the Santos/Apache joint venture aiming for initial production of 120TJpd. The plant is also capable of delivering up to 500 barrels of condensate per day into the pipeline. (Source: Santos announcement 06/12/2011, Energy News Premium 06/12/2011).
Verve Energy and Synergy have both signed contracts for the supply of domestic gas for the Chevron operated Gorgon LNG Project, Western Australia. The agreements are for the supply of a combined 125 terajoules per day for 20 years starting from 2015. The contracts with Verve and Synergy are the first domestic gas deals signed by the Gorgon joint venturers since they started marketing about two years ago. (Source: Energy News Premium 30/11/2011).
Papua New Guinea’s Gulf LNG Project has taken a big step towards a final investment decision after InterOil and Pacific LNG Operations have signed a heads of agreement with Gunvor Singapore to supply one million tonnes per annum of LNG from the Gulf LNG facility for 15 years commencing in 2015. The target date for a binding sales agreement is the second quarter of 2012. A final investment decision is due by the end of 2011. (Source: Energy News Premium 29/11/2011).
Construction has officially begun on Chevron’s $29 billion Wheatstone LNG Project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The breaking of the ground ceremony marks the start of works on one of the nation's biggest resource projects. Chevron says the ceremony was a major milestone for the project, which is expected to start producing LNG in 2016. (Source: Energy News Premium 2/12/2011, ABC News 2/12/2011).
INPEX and Total have today secured 15 year Sales and Purchase Agreements worth $A70 billion with five Japanese power companies to supply LNG from the proposed Ichthys Project. The agreements cover the supply of 4 million tonnes of LNG per annum for 15 years with supply starting in 2017. Tokyo Electric Power and Tokyo Gas will each take 1.05MMtpa while the Kansai Electric Power Company and Osaka Gas will each take 0.8MMtpa. Kyushu Electric Power Company will offtake the remaining 0.3MMtpa. Osaka Gas has also acquired a 1.2% interest in the Ichthys project from INPEX, leaving INPEX with a 74.8% interest and Total with the remaining 24%. (Source: Energy News Premium 07/12/2011).
The first phase of the Woodside operated Greater Western Flank Project will go ahead after the North West Shelf partners approved the $2.5 billion plan. The Phase 1 project will develop the Goodwyn GH and Tidepole fields, via a subsea tie-back to the existing Goodwyn A platform. The Phase 1 project is the first development of the broader Greater Western Flank area, with project start-up expected in early 2016. (Source: Woodside announcement 08/12/2011).
Kencana Petroleum has secured a contract from Bechtel International to fabricate and load process equipment modules for the Wheatstone LNG Project located at Ashburton North, Western Australia. The contract value is estimated at approximately $134 million and includes fabrication, assembly, testing and loading of process equipment modules for the Wheatstone LNG Plant facility. (Source: Energy News Premium 09/12/2011, LNG World News 08/12/2011).
Sinopec has signed a non-binding agreement to increased its stake and take additional gas from the Australian Pacific Liquefied Natural Gas Project. Sinopec has agreed to increase its interest in the project from 15% to 25%, reducing Origin Energy’s and ConocoPhillips interests to 37.5% each. Sinopec will also purchase an additional 3.3 million tonnes per annum of LNG through to 2035. Earlier in the year Sinopec agreed to take 4.3 million tonnes per annum from the project over 20 years to 2015. (Source: Energy News Premium 12/12/2011, Origin Energy announcement 12/12/2011).
Leighton Holdings subsidiary John Holland has secured a $370 million contract to design and construct the accommodation village for Chevron’s Wheatstone LNG Project. The accommodation village will have 3800 beds, recreation centres, a football oval, swimming pool, tennis courts, medical centre and dining facilities. Work on the village will begin immediately and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2014. (Source: Energy News Premium 13/12/2011).
Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd and the Gladstone Ports Corporation have agreed to extend its lease at Fisherman’s Landing to 30 June 2012, which could push Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd’s Gladstone LNG plant back by six months. The company will now have to satisfy a number of conditions if it hopes to hang onto the lease, including the procurement of gas supply for the LNG project. LNG Ltd will then have another six months to satisfy any “remaining conditions”, which primarily relate to obtaining necessary approvals for the project. (Source: Energy News Premium 13/12/2011).
Westside Corporation is pleased to announce they have brought the Pretty Plains 10 coal seam gas well into production. Pretty Plains 10 is the second of seven new Meridian SeamGas dual lateral production wells in Queensland’s Bowen Basin. Production rates from the well exceed 800,000 cubic feet of gas per day, producing from just two of the multiple seams available for future production. (Source: Energy News Premium 23/11/2011).
Blue Energy has cased and suspended its Sapphire 4 coal seam gas well in the Bowen Basin, Queensland, as a future pilot production test well. Sapphire 4 intersected 62m of net coal in the Rangal, Fort Cooper and Moranbah coal measures and flowed gas to surface from the Fort Cooper during an open hole drill stem test. The results are currently being assessed and planning for the completion and testing phase is currently underway. (Source: Energy News Premium 28/11/2011).
The Growler oil field in the western flank of the Cooper Basin continues to be a success with the latest appraisal well Grower 9 extending the limits of the field. Wire line logs confirmed the presence of a 17.5m gross oil column in the Birkhead Formation with interpreted net oil pay of at least 11.5m. The well has been cased and suspended as a future production well and is expected to be brought online as an oil producer during December 2011. (Source: Senex Energy announcement 28/11/2011).
Exoma Energy Ltd is pleased to report that independent well log and petrophysical evaluation has confirmed the company’s recent Katherine 1 well in the Galilee Basin has the potential to be a significant onshore oil resource. Studies indicate that the Katherine West structure, based on the results of the Katherine 1 and Toobrac 1 wells, may contain up to 177 million barrels of oil in place. Exoma said further drilling would be needed to move some of the estimates into reserves, and will begin this process by drilling a follow-up core well in early 2012. (Source: Exoma Energy announcement 05/12/2011, Energy News Premium 05/12/2011).
New South Wales
Joint Petroleum Development Area
Papua New Guinea
Years 1-2: integrate studies, field studies, integrate seismic interpretation and structural studies US$0.5m
In the North New Guinea Basin, PPL 258 is being renewed over a reduced area of 4,722 sq km.
In the Papuan Basin, PPL 259 was renewed to 29/06/2016 over a reduced area of 2,823 sq km. Work program is as follows -
Years 1-2: 100k 2D seismic, 1 exploration well, G&G studies US$26m
In the Papuan Basin, work program for PPL 260 is as follows -
Years 1-2: field mapping to mature leads, generation and modelling of structural cross-sections, G&G studies, generation of a prospects and leads inventory
In the Papuan Basin, PRL 28 was granted for five years in November 2011 over the Ubuntu field. Interests are: Eaglewood Energy Inc 40% (operator), Talisman Niugini Ltd 50% and P3 Global Energy Co Ltd 10%.
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