Sydney Basin drilling campaign on target

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Sydney Basin drilling campaign on target

Postby HVPA_research » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:43 pm

Now something different. According to Gas Today Mon, 21 June 2010 we could be having offshore gas drilling outside Sydney Heads soon.

Advent Energy has completed site survey acquisition and awarded major services contracts in preparation for its drilling campaign of PEP 11, offshore Sydney Basin, scheduled for the third quarter 2010.

The site surveys – a necessary prerequisite for offshore drilling – were conducted over five areas in PEP 11 by MV Limitless and a site survey report is currently being prepared.

Advent has established a supply base in Newcastle and has commenced receipt of long lead items including casing.


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Advent Energy is very excited about the proximity to the Sydney energy markets.
Mapped prospects and leads within the Offshore Sydney Basin are generally located less than 50km from Australia's largest energy market, the Sydney-Wollongong-Newcastle greater metropolitan area. This area has a population of approximately 5,000,000 people.

Here is a recentvideo about this project on Chanel Nine
They may be right but are they not forgetting that NSW Central Coast is also the recreational playground for 5 million people? They may not be all that excited to surf in congealed oil. Has anyone asked them? How many actually know about this project? You have to give it to Advent Energy - the timing of their announcement is perfect!

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Of course, the oil and gas companies and the Government would say that nothing like that can happen in Australia because they will follow the "world best practices" - just like BP in the Gulf of Mexico.
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