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SLUGCATCHER 
Perfect balance in the oil world


IN THEORY, the oil market is in perfect balance, but that’s only because Slugcatcher can see an equal number of conflicting views as to which way the price might go, and who might emerge as the dominant future producer.
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Slugcatcher and the head-fake (or not)


The great Cooper caper


Pips squeaking in the oil world


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Gorgon, Ichthys safe from global LNG cuts


THE Chevron-operated Gorgon project and Inpex’s Ichthys will be safe despite LNG projects being prime targets for investment cuts as global majors are forecast to further slash capital expenditure this year, according to Edison Investment Research.
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UK’s ticking time bomb


Woodside, Shell lead critical LNG innovation


Vulnerability in US shale


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TECHNICAL & PRODUCT 
Tentec’s great AOG unveiling


UK FIRM Tentec, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of bolt tightening equipment for the oil and gas industry, will unveil its new range of topside bolt tensioning tools at AOG 2015 in Perth next month.
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DNV innovation is a gas


Osiris’ multi-purpose ROV


Forum’s next-gen ROV launch


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LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS 
Canadian LNG a next decade story


INDUSTRY analysts doubt that any of the LNG projects in Canada’s British Columbia province will be operating by 2020.
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Mass sackings for Qld FIFO


Oil Search doubts


NWS venture re-enters Europe LNG market


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COAL SEAM GAS 
Mass sackings for Qld FIFO


ORIGIN Energy human resources staff flew into the Surat Basin this week to help soothe the wounds as up to 1000 job cuts are to take place at Dalby, Chinchilla and Roma over the next few months.
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NSW inquiry committee defies logic: APPEA


GLNG expansion fears


Industry faces $90M activist war chest


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SHALE GAS 
Top End’s irresistible momentum


A NORTHERN Territory report has cleared the way for global majors to leap more confidently into its onshore unconventional potential after a nine-month inquiry, bucking the week’s trend that has seen New South Wales and Tasmania shy away from development.
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Koutsantonis comes out swinging on inquiry


UK’s ticking time bomb


Chevron completes Europe shale withdrawal


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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
Stone ignores Chevron Basic Instinct


THAT’LL teach her for not being politically correct. US Hollywood glamazon Sharon Stone of Basic Instinct fame is being sued by US PR firm MCSquared for failing to show up at a paid anti-Chevron gig in Ecuador, where the major has been involved in an epic 22-year environmental brawl.
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UK rig workers in TB scare


NT’s toothless frac ban


Arrest over alleged false oil spill claim


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CAREERS & RECRUITMENT 
Price fall forces hiring paradox conundrum


AUSTRALIA’S mining, oil and gas players forced to restructure due to falling iron ore and oil prices are risking their profitability as a result of axing their most expensive but most knowledgeable people, a leading human capital industry expert says.
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Chevron intern program rivals Facebook, Google


Ex-Dart director to headline women’s awards


Chevron’s Houston shuffle


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DRILLING 
Top End’s irresistible momentum


A NORTHERN Territory report has cleared the way for global majors to leap more confidently into its onshore unconventional potential after a nine-month inquiry, bucking the week’s trend that has seen New South Wales and Tasmania shy away from development.
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Chesapeake reaches new low


Ausdrill sinks to loss


China leads pack on booming jack-up orders


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INDUSTRY MOVES 
UK’s ‘call to action’ on North Sea


THAT was fast. Barely two months after being installed, the UK’s Oil and Gas Authority CEO Andy Samuel yesterday issued his report: a “call to action” on the UK Continental Shelf’s falling investment attraction which could lead to premature decommissioning of assets.
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China leads pack on booming jack-up orders


UK’s ticking time bomb


Longreach looks to telco investment


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PIPELINES 
APA looks to QCLNG profits


APA Group has reported a bumper first half of its 2015 financial year, recording boosted profits and cash flow as it looks toward similar results in the full-year off the back of its pending acquisition of the Queensland Curtis LNG pipeline.
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Obama Keystone veto ‘embarrassing’


Protecting assets in tough environments


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PRODUCTION 
Russia can’t afford new Cold War


RUSSIA needs to back off in Ukraine and kiss and make up with the West if it is to save its smaller businesses and pull itself out of its dire economic situation, according to an economic outlook report from Deloitte.
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Promising results as Jupiter battens down the hatches


Cue boosts profits and eyes acquisitions


North Sea depression


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Buru cheers Broome’s frac ban u-turn


BURU Energy has welcomed the Broome Shire Council’s support for the company’s Canning Basin gas exploration program after a motion to declare the shire “frac free” was defeated at a meeting last night.
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1500 lost UK jobs just the start


THE UK’S largest union Unite has claimed that the 1500 jobs lost this year in the country’s offshore oil and gas industry is just the tip of the iceberg, as large energy companies in the sector slash jobs and hustle for the exits.
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Gorgon, Ichthys safe from global LNG cuts
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THE Chevron-operated Gorgon project and Inpex’s Ichthys will be safe despite LNG projects being prime targets for investment cuts as global majors are forecast to further slash capital expenditure this year, according to Edison Investment Research.
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News Wrap


IN TODAY’S News Wrap: BG boss Helge Lund tours Curtis Island; Narrabri CSG write-down; Oil prices slip again; and Former Petrobras executive indicted.
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Top End’s irresistible momentum


A NORTHERN Territory report has cleared the way for global majors to leap more confidently into its onshore unconventional potential after a nine-month inquiry, bucking the week’s trend that has seen New South Wales and Tasmania shy away from development.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Empire ready for ERM interests; Statoil approved to drill; Carnarvon’s divestment-fuelled half-year; LNGL submits for export approvals; Tangiers changes name; Empire’s Carnarvon Basin sale falls through; and Bass Strait halts.
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Russia can’t afford new Cold War


RUSSIA needs to back off in Ukraine and kiss and make up with the West if it is to save its smaller businesses and pull itself out of its dire economic situation, according to an economic outlook report from Deloitte.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Dong reshuffles board; Survivex promotes internally; WDS appoints company secretary; and Wood Group Mustang promotes to CEO.
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Tassie prioritises agriculture over hydrocarbons


TASMANIA has deemed its agriculture industry to be potentially worth more than hydrocarbons, extending its one-year ban on hydraulic fracturing for five more years.
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Price fall forces hiring paradox conundrum


AUSTRALIA’S mining, oil and gas players forced to restructure due to falling iron ore and oil prices are risking their profitability as a result of axing their most expensive but most knowledgeable people, a leading human capital industry expert says.
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Canadian LNG a next decade story


INDUSTRY analysts doubt that any of the LNG projects in Canada’s British Columbia province will be operating by 2020.
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Odfjell sub-contracted on Sverdrup


JOHAN Sverdrup contractor Aibel has wasted no time in awarding a 110 million Norwegian krone ($A18.6 million) sub-contract to Odfjell Drilling for the major project’s drilling platform topside.
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Drillers in deep water over rig terminations


DIAMOND Offshore could lose a number of rig contracts due to early terminations, according to filings made to the US Securities and Exchange Commission in what appears to be a growing trend for drilling contractors.
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CGG to cut 400 after $1.2B loss


FRENCH oilfield seismic surveyor CGG will cut about 400 jobs this year after reporting a net loss of $US1.2 billion ($A1.54 billion) last year, a $939 million write-down for the full year and a “goodwill” impairment of $697 million – all in what it called a “resilient” year.
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Mass sackings for Qld FIFO


ORIGIN Energy human resources staff flew into the Surat Basin this week to help soothe the wounds as up to 1000 job cuts are to take place at Dalby, Chinchilla and Roma over the next few months.
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NWS venture re-enters Europe LNG market


THE Woodside-operated North West Shelf LNG operation has sold an LNG cargo to BG Group and oil trader Trafigura as part of supply run to Europe.
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Bass Strait revival
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ONE of the mid-cap sector’s best judges of opportunity sees the Gippsland Basin as the next hotspot, and is backing the idea with $300,000 of his own money.
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News Wrap


IN News Wrap: Brent spikes 5%; CSG won’t save New South Wales’ pain; write-down fears for corruption probed Petrobras; and Gazprom threatens to cut off Ukraine gas supply.
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Chevron intern program rivals Facebook, Google


TRY making a movie about this, Vince Vaughn: jobs website Glassdoor has rated Chevron second behind only Facebook and ahead of IT giant Google in ranking the top internship programs in the US, though the oiler uses surprisingly old fashioned methods compared to its competitors.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Darwin LNG tenders cargo; Lion’s share remuneration; LNGL waits on US patent; Energy Developments delivers strong results; Strata-X close to production; and Icon buys back on strong results.
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Neptune's historic Ichthys milestone


NEPTUNE Marine Services has completed the structural grouting of the riser support structure for Inpex’s Ichthys LNG project.
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