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  • 04 Dec 2023 9:59 AM | Stephanie Berlin (Administrator)

    Empire Energy acquires fit for purpose gas processing facility to support the Carpentaria project.

    • Empire has acquired AGL Limited’s Rosalind Park Gas Plant (“RPGP”) for $2.5 million in cash
    • This significantly accelerates the path to Carpentaria Pilot Project (“Pilot Project”) production and reduces capital expenditure required to commence gas sales
    • RPGP has a design capacity of 42 TJ / day and supported AGL’s Camden Gas Project until it ceased production in August 2023
    • RPGP is a fit for purpose facility that has passed Empire’s stringent technical due diligence process
    • Empire estimates that the acquisition of the RPGP may result in >$30 million in cost savings and reduce lead time by ~12 months compared to new build alternatives
    • Empire is focused on reaching a final investment decision for the Pilot Project in the coming months 

    To view the full announcement, click here.

    Source: Empire Energy Group 

  • 04 Dec 2023 9:04 AM | Stephanie Berlin (Administrator)

    The Territory Labor Government is charging towards a renewable future with 64 new electric vehicles (EVs) within its fleet, including one EV at the Territory Wildlife Park, which has replaced two petrol vehicles.

    That popular Darwin park will soon replace its diesel trains with electric shuttle trains.

    Committed to purchasing 200 electric fleet vehicles by 2030, the NT Government is well on track to achieve its target.

    The fleet now boasts 64 electric vehicles, surpassing the 2023 target of 40, with another 49 on order.

    To support the integration of these new EVs, 46 charging points and 62 charging stations have been installed in Government-leased buildings across Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs. This infrastructure will ensure convenient and reliable charging options for the expanding electric fleet.

    The NT Government is at the forefront of promoting the adoption of electric vehicles among Territory businesses. By leading the way and providing certainty for investments in EV uptake, the government aims to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles in the Territory.

    This initiative aligns with the NT Government's Roadmap to Renewables, the NT Climate Change Response Towards 2050, and the Digital Territory Strategy, demonstrating Government’s commitment to sustainable and innovative solutions.

    Last year, the NT Government reduced registration and stamp duty fees for plug-in EVs and introduced the Electric Vehicle Charger (Residential and Business) Grant Scheme.

    The NT Government’s EV Charger Grant Scheme is still running and funding is available for both Territorians and Territory businesses. To date, $300,000 has been allocated, which includes 100 residential grants of $1,000 and 80 business grants of $2,500. The grants are for the purchase and installation of EV chargers.

    Attributable to Minister for Renewables and Energy, Nicole Manison:

    “The Territory Labor Government is driving towards our goal of 50 per cent renewables by 2030.

    “Our abundance of solar resources here in the Territory allows us to work with all of our departments, parks and communities to reduce the impacts of climate change.

    “Our Government is acting and will continue to transition to a low carbon future, we will continue to put more electric cars on the road, we will continue to reduce fees for low emission vehicles, and we will continue to roll out renewable energy right across the Territory."

    Attributable to Minister for Parks and Wildlife, Selena Uibo:

    “It’s fantastic to see the Territory Wildlife Park embracing green technology with the purchase of this EV and that their Visitor Centre solar installation is in full swing.

    “Not only is this better for the environment it contributes to significant cost savings.”

    Attributable Territory Wildlife Park Director, Rob Hall:

    “The Territory Wildlife Park is committed to a sustainable future and contributing to the National Net Zero Targets.

    “The purchase of an electric vehicle is a massive step in the right direction. 

    “With the associated installation of more clean energy generating solar systems at the Park and the importing of new and modern energy efficient electric people movers to replace the Park’s current diesel trains TWP is making significant strides in its commitment to a clean green future.”

    Source: NT Government Newsroom

  • 01 Dec 2023 10:37 AM | Stephanie Berlin (Administrator)

    Gas will be a critical part of power generation well into the second half of the 2030s and it will also underpin efforts by export partners like Japan to decarbonise.

    Please click here to continue reading the article from The Australian Financial Review.

  • 28 Nov 2023 6:11 AM | Stephanie Berlin (Administrator)

    The Santos-operated Darwin LNG joint venture and KAEFER Integrated Services will establish a new pathway to skilled, well-paying, secure jobs for Aboriginal Territorians through a multimillion-dollar training and employment program commencing in early 2024 in Darwin.

    The Darwin LNG joint venture will provide $3 million to fund KAEFER’s delivery of this new Aboriginal jobs program at KAEFER sites and Darwin LNG. KAEFER is a valued partner providing scaffolding, mechanical and fabric maintenance services for the Darwin LNG plant.The last LNG cargo of Bayu-Undan gas has sailed from Darwin LNG and the next LNG cargo will be from Barossa gas. Construction of Darwin LNG started 20 years ago and the facility is now being readied for the next 20 years, in preparation for the start of Barossa gas production in 2025.

    Darwin LNG and KAEFER will support this new Aboriginal jobs program with high-quality recruitment and mentoring services to help overcome social, economic and other barriers often faced by Aboriginal people entering training, education and employment.

    This will include supporting them through the recruitment process and providing ongoing support with financial management and other services, to help them succeed in training and in the workforce.

    The program will provide opportunities for Aboriginal people to be trained by KAEFER in the following areas:

    ·       Tertiary mechanical engineering and human resources

    ·       Trade apprenticeships in welding, boiler making, painting and blasting

    ·       Certificate III Basic Scaffolding Cadetships

    ·       Certificate III Admin/HSE

    ·       Certificate IV Accounting/Book-keeping

    ·       Certificate IV HSE Adviser Traineeships

    KAEFER and Darwin LNG intend to provide ongoing employment for participants in the program at their worksites.

    Santos Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Kevin Gallagher said Darwin LNG has been part of the Territory’s economy and communities for 20 years now since construction commenced, and it will be revitalised with new gas supply from the Barossa Gas Project which will keep it going for another 20 years.

    Mr Gallagher said, “Santos and the Darwin LNG joint venture partners are committed to real action to help close the gap on Aboriginal disadvantage in the Northern Territory. Training, education and good jobs are a universal foundation for human flourishing. They are the building blocks for individual social and economic empowerment, and just as importantly, for stronger, more resilient families and communities.”

    KAEFER Chief Operating Officer Trent Northover said, “KAEFER is committed to investing in our people – from grassroots level through to long-term employees. We are very thankful for the opportunity to work alongside Santos and Darwin LNG on this program, which strongly aligns with our Reconciliation Action Plan commitments. This program will provide Aboriginal Territorians with structured pathways that will lead to meaningful, sustainable employment. Our established facilities, long-term presence in Darwin and close working relationship with Santos and Darwin LNG will provide the ideal platform for this.”

    The four-year program will have an expected initial intake of 10 scaffolding cadets, one Cert III trainee and one apprentice. Twenty-six positions are anticipated to be offered over the four years of the program.

    Santos has a 43.4% operated interest in Darwin LNG. Other joint venture partners are SK E&S (25%), INPEX (11.4%), Eni (11%), JERA (6.1%) and Tokyo Gas (3.1%).

    More information for Aboriginal people interested in the program will be widely advertised in the Northern Territory later this year.

    To view full media release, click here.

    Source: Santos Ltd

  • 27 Nov 2023 11:29 AM | Anonymous

    NT Parliament convenes tomorrow for the final Sittings of 2023, with a host of legislative reforms on the agenda.

    Proposed reforms in the Environment Protection Legislation Amendment Bill (Serial 105) represent the most significant milestone towards ensuring the Territory’s environmental regulatory framework is able to deliver ecologically sustainable development since the commencement of the Environment Protection Act 2019. The key aspect of the Bill separates environmental regulation of mining activities from resource and development functions.

    Victim survivors of domestic and family violence will receive more protections under proposed reforms in the Justice Legislation Amendment (Domestic and Family Violence) Bill 2023. The Bill also provides stronger measures to hold offenders to account.

    The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2023 offers a range of safeguards for tenants experiencing domestic and family violence; and strengthens renters’ rights. This includes prohibiting rent bidding, and improving privacy protections for tenants.

    Parliament will also debate reforms that better support victims of crime. The Victims of Crime Assistance Legislation Bill 2023 proposes a number of changes to streamline and expedite processes for victims to receive financial assistance.

    Quotes attributable to Leader of Government Business Chansey Paech:

    “Despite the end of the year drawing near, the Territory Labor Government is maintaining its momentum for change with a big Sittings agenda this week.

    “We continue to strengthen legislation that supports the rights and interests of Territorians, and maximises the efficiency, effectiveness and integrity of Government operations.”

    Media Contact: Jasmin Afianos - 0419 361 127

    Source: Northern Territory Government

  • 27 Nov 2023 11:21 AM | Anonymous

    EP 117 Operational Update Stimulation Commences at SS-1H


    • Tamboran has commenced stimulation activities at the Shenandoah South 1H (SS-1H) well pad within its 38.75 per cent owned and operated EP 117 permit.
    • The program, which is planned to include 10 stimulation stages over a 500-metre (1,640-foot) horizontal section within the Mid-Velkerri B Shale, is expected to be completed in December 2023.
    • The campaign is being conducted by Condor Energy Services (Condor), a respected Australian energy services provider.
    • On completion of the stimulation campaign, production tubing will be installed ahead of the flowback of stimulation fluid and gas breakthrough.
    • Tamboran expects to release 30-day initial production (IP30) flow rates in Q1 2024, subject to weather conditions and the timing to flow back stimulation fluid to achieve gas breakthrough.

    Please click here to view the full announcement.

    Source: Tamboran Resources

  • 22 Nov 2023 5:57 AM | Stephanie Berlin (Administrator)

    Santos has strengthened its position as a regional carbon capture and storage (CCS) leader by entering into a strategic collaboration agreement with ADNOC, a progressive energy company based in Abu Dhabi.

    The agreement will explore the potential for establishing a platform offering decarbonisation services to a broad range of energy users and includes potential:

    • Collaboration on the development of CCS technologies
    • Joint participation in global CCS projects
    • Provision of CCS solutions to emitting companies across Asia including the development of shipping and transport infrastructure.

    Santos Energy Solutions Executive Vice President Alan Stuart-Grant said the agreement highlighted the globally-recognised credibility of Santos’ growing CCS portfolio and the ongoing role for energy companies in delivering real decarbonisation solutions to the large energy-consuming economies of Asia.

    “Energy companies like Santos and ADNOC have been long-term energy suppliers to the Asian region and key to its energy security, industrial growth and rising living standards,” Mr Stuart-Grant said.

    “Through collaboration, we can accelerate the region’s transition toward a low-carbon future that is both reliable and affordable. There is an enormous opportunity for traditional energy suppliers like Australia and the United Arab Emirates to be at the forefront of helping regional decarbonisation through utilisation of our natural competitive advantages in carbon storage and energy supply chains.

    “As demand for CO2 transport and storage grows, Santos continues to work with governments to urgently progress the necessary regulatory, fiscal and carbon credit frameworks to support international collaboration on CCS to decarbonise our region.

    “We know a large scale-up of CCS is required to meet the world’s climate objectives and companies like Santos and ADNOC have the technology, infrastructure and knowhow to be able to deliver low-cost CCS and low-carbon energy on a global scale.

    “CCS is a proven technology that is critical to achieving climate goals throughout the region and this agreement with ADNOC positions Santos to accelerate the development and expansion of our CCS portfolio to meet the increasing demand for CCS in the region.”

    Santos has a three-hub CCS strategy with the Moomba CCS project on track for first injection in 2024, front-end engineering and design (FEED) at Bayu-Undan CCS (offshore Timor Leste) nearing completion, and plans for Reindeer (offshore Western Australia) progressing well.

    The International Energy Agency 2023 Net Zero Roadmap update assumes about 6 gigatonnes per year of storage from CCS will be required by 2050 – more than 100 times more than today’s operational capacity.

    The IEA recognises Australia’s competitive advantage in CCS, saying earlier this year, “Australia is well-suited to large-scale deployment of CCS to facilitate domestic CO2 abatement and support regional emissions reductions.”

    ADNOC is a progressive global energy company based in Abu Dhabi. The company has allocated an initial $15 billion to advance and accelerate lower-carbon solutions by investing in new energies and decarbonisation technologies.

    The company has ambitions to reach net zero by 2045 and has already announced the intention to capture up to 10 Mtpa of CO2 by 2030.

    To view full media release, click here,

    Source: Santos Ltd

  • 20 Nov 2023 12:32 PM | Stephanie Berlin (Administrator)

    Clean, green power across the Territory is a priority of the Territory Labor Government.

    A renewables future is one step closer for the Tiwi Islands, with construction underway at the Wurrumiyanga Solar Infill and Energy Storage Pilot Project.

    Wurrumiyanga is home to over 2000 people, and soon it will be powered by 50 per cent renewable energy.

    The Territory Labor Government is investing $6.1 million into the project, which will deliver 1.2 megawatts of additional solar PV to the community, and a Battery Energy Storage System with a capacity of 3 megawatt hours.

    Local and Australian company 5B is delivering the project, with earthworks and the installation of cyclone-resilient solar arrays now complete.

    Facilitating a renewal of the community’s energy system is a key component to this project, which includes aging diesel infrastructure and dated solar PV technology.

    This is an important step forward in delivering advanced renewable energy for Wurrumiyanga and changing the way power is generated across our communities.    

    The project is expected to be completed and operational by 2024, allowing the community to be powered by 50 per cent renewable energy.

    This announcement comes as the remote community of Titjikala, south of Alice Springs was recently powered by 83 per cent renewable energy.

    Quotes attributable to the Minister for Renewables, Nicole Manison:

     “This pilot program in Wurrumiyanga is an important step towards the Territory Labor Government achieving our target of 50 per cent renewables by 2030, which includes an average of 70 per cent renewables in communities supplied by Indigenous Essential Services.

    “We will keep doing the hard work as we push towards our target of 50 per cent renewables by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050.

    “A renewables future is now one step closer for the Wurrumiyanga community and we look forward to extending the lessons learnt from this project to other remote Territory communities.”

    Quote attributable to the Member for Arafura, Manuel Brown:

    “It is great to see our largest community on Bathurst Island driving down emissions and creating stable reliable energy in line with the rest of the Territory.

     “Soon we will see less and less communities around the NT rely on diesel powered generators through Territory Labor’s remote power system strategy, a strategy which is changing lives in our most remote communities.

    5B Chief Strategy Officer Nicole Kuepper-Russell

    “We’re proud to be part of this important project that will see almost 50 per cent of the Wurrumiyanga community’s power provided by renewables, delivering lower-cost cleaner energy, greater energy resilience, and employment opportunities.

    “Our latest generation high-wind resilient 5B Maverick - wind rated up to 72 metres per second - is specifically designed for cyclone prone regions like the Tiwi Islands. It is also fast to deploy in remote regions, a deployment team of four unfolded the 1.2 MW 5B solar farm on Bathurst Island in just four days, with mechanical installation, including unpacking, staging, cabling, the extra anchoring required for wind region C and clean up, taking less than two weeks.

    “We’re working to replicate this rapid deployment model across other remote communities in the Territory and we welcome the Government’s support in accelerating renewable energy projects and investments.”

    Source: Northern Territory Government Newsroom

  • 15 Nov 2023 7:30 PM | Stephanie Berlin (Administrator)

    Santos notes the decision of the Federal Court of Australia today ruling pipelay activities can commence on an 86km section of pipeline for the Barossa Gas Export Pipeline (GEP).

    As per the ruling, no activity will occur south of kilometre point 86 (KP86), as outlined on the map below.

    The Court has set 4 December 2023 as the date of commencement of the hearing of application bought by Mr Simon Munkara and two others seeking to restrain Santos from continuing the pipelay until it revises its environmental plan after re-consultation with relevant persons, and NOPSEMA accepts a revised plan.

    As detailed in its ASX announcement on 2 November 2023, Santos intends to vigorously defend those proceedings.

    Santos is committed to delivering the Barossa Gas Project.

    With the Barossa Project set to supply the Darwin LNG plant for years to come, it is important for local jobs, as well as opportunities for Traditional Owners, exports, and relationships with investors and gas customers in Asia, that this project continues. 

    To view the full ASX announcement / Media release (and map), click here.


  • 15 Nov 2023 12:27 PM | Stephanie Berlin (Administrator)

    The Northern Territory’s abundant solar resources and geographic location position us well to meet the growing demand for green energy in Asia and the Pacific.

    Today, Chief Minister Natasha Fyles signed an MOU with Samsung C&T Corporation Engineering & Construction to develop a green energy project in the Northern Territory.

    Samsung C&T will work with the NT Government to establish large-scale renewable energy generation, transmission and storage in the Northern Territory, including photovoltaic, wind, hydrogen and battery energy storage systems.

    Additionally, Samsung C&T intends to establish a substantial manufacturing hub as part of this project.

    The clean energy produced will help manufacturing companies, including Samsung affiliates and other global companies, transition to 100% renewable energy.

    A working group comprised of Samsung C&T and the NT Government will be established under the MOU to scope and investigate the feasibility of a large scale green energy project in the Northern Territory.

    The MOU will operate for a period of two years and, during this time, suitable locations for the green energy project will be identified, with the Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct one of the locations to be investigated.

    A green energy project of this scale is a game changer for the Northern Territory and would create thousands of local jobs and generate billions of dollars into our economy.

    Quotes attributed to Chief Minister Natasha Fyles:

    “Renewable energy makes economic and environmental sense.

    “Signing today’s green energy MOU with Samsung C&T, is a key step towards creating local jobs and significantly contributing to the Territory’s drive to become a hub for low emissions sustainable manufacturing.

    “The MOU sets out how the NT Government and Samsung C&T will work collaboratively to explore options and conduct feasibility investigations including how we can facilitate this project being built in the Territory.

    “Samsung knows what Territorian’s know, our solar irradiance and proximity to Asia makes this the ideal place to invest in a green energy future”.

    Quotes attributed to the Samsung C&T President & CEO of Engineering & Construction Group, Sechul Oh:

    “Samsung C&T is committed to global industry decarbonisation, leveraging the exceptional resources in the Northern Territory.

    “The MOU establishes a collaborative partnership for building a prime hub dedicated to green energy production.

    “Together, we aim to decarbonise Australia and South Korea and contribute to the development of a sustainable economy.”

    Source: NT Government News Room

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