and the gas
The terms could be extended to additional
wells for satellite fields.
Shell and KUFPEC have cancelled their
proposed share sale of Shell Integrated Gas
Thailand (SIGT) and Thai Energy Co., which
together hold a 22.222% interest in the Bong-
kot gas field in the Gulf of Thailand and ad-
joining acreage. The two companies plan to
support PTTEP in further development of
Bongkot, with SIGT also set to participate
in a license round for an extension of the
Gazprom expects to complete development
drilling soon at the Kirinskoye field offshore
Sakhalin Island, eastern Russia. This is the
country’s first field to be developed entirely
via subsea production systems. Studies are
also under way for a second subsea project
on the Yuzhno-Kirinskoye field in the same
Sakhalin III concession.
Chevron has started LNG production at the
Wheatstone project in Western Australia. A
two-train complex west of Onslow processes
gas from the offshore Wheatstone and Iago
fields. At peak, the project should supply 8. 9
MM metric tons ( 9.81 MM tons) annually.
Offshore South Australia, Chevron has
pulled out of a planned exploration program in
the Great Australian Bight, citing commercial
issues because of continued lower oil prices.
This was not, the company stressed, due to
regulatory or environmental concerns, which
last year led BP to cancel its planned drilling
campaign in the Bight.
Sydney-based gas buyer AGL Energy is
reportedly looking at stationing a leased float-
ing storage and regasification unit (FSRU) 65
km ( 40 mi) south of Melbourne. According
to analyst Wood Mackenzie, it could be a far-
sighted move, with gas from the Bass Strait
fields offshore Victoria in decline, and the
prospect of insufficient gas capacity by 2028
in the existing onshore pipeline network from
BP has confirmed the
production and risers (PR)
platform is now in place for
the Shah Deniz 2 project in
the Azeri sector. This follows
sail-away of the 15,800-metric-
ton ( 17,416-ton) topsides in
September from the Azfen
yard in Bibi-Heybat, and the
with the jacket, pre-installed
in 94 m (308 ft) water depth.
The quarters and utilities (QU)
platform was installed in June.
The project remains on schedule for completion and first
gas next year, BP added.
ALE was responsible for load-out and jack-up of the PR and
QU jackets and topsides. (Photo courtesy ALE)