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24 April 2014
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SLUGCATCHER 
The cost problem about to hit the budding US LNG industry


IF YOU are tired of hearing American oilmen lecture on how high costs have killed the Australian LNG boom then consider the evidence Slugcatcher has gathered over the past week and enjoy the opportunity to return fire.
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The cook, her pay packet, and who authorised it


The great divide opening in the petroleum industry


Slugcatcher meets Dr No


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Worley up on job cutting expectations


ENGINEERING group WorleyParsons’ plans to cut jobs as part of a margins-focused restructure has won investor support, with Macquarie Private Wealth seeing up to 30% growth ahead for the stock.
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The great divide opening in the petroleum industry


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TECHNICAL & PRODUCT 
Rewiring the petroleum world


COPPER wire is under threat, with Weatherford International recently winning the right to exclusively distribute CurTran’s pioneering carbon nanotube-based LiteWire for the oil and gas industry.
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Open source collaboration


Contract management software fills void


Collaboration meets seismic demands


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LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS 
Bonaparte’s Pre-FEED Groundhog Day


THE GDF Suez-led Bonaparte floating LNG joint venture has missed another of its previously set deadlines, but the French operator maintains that front-end engineering and design work will start this year.
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Neptune wins Ichthys work


Here it grows again


Work starts on Ichthys supply base


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COAL SEAM GAS 
NSW should learn from Qld: APPEA


THE Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association has released more figures that prove gas development is at a standstill in New South Wales, unlike the development underpinning Queensland’s growing economy.
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CSG haves and have nots


New NSW guidelines for landholders and CSG


Alinta kicks off gas supply hub


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SHALE GAS 
Norwest takes its pick


NORWEST Energy has found that the Carynginia formation and Irwin River coal measures in its Arrowsmith-2 well are the dominant gas producing zones.
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Shale benefits felt


New Standard seeks Eagle Ford funding


Fighting misconceptions


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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
Rig write-off


NORWAY’s Global Rig Company says it will receive $US21.25 million ($22.9 million) in an insurance claim, along with undisclosed out-of-pocket expenses, over its rig that caught fire following a “well control incident” in March.
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Chevron well fire site gets green tick


Putting crane safety in the picture


Oil workers kidnapped in Sudan


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CAREERS & RECRUITMENT 
People risks for the LNG scene


RESEARCH by Queensland University of Technology and recruiter Air Energi into “people risks” has led to a trial of an online tool developed to help LNG project-related management avoid expensive workforce issues.
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DRILLING 
ConocoPhillips gets an artificial lift in Texas


ARTIFICAL Lift Company’s Advantage Rigless Electrical Submersible Pump System has been successfully pulled and reinstalled at a ConocoPhillips west Texas well. It has been in continuous service for more than 180 days.
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PIPELINES 
Putting a pig where a pig has never gone before


A UNITED Arab Emirates-based and a chemical engineering specialist have formed a partnership to provide a pigging solution for non-piggable pipelines.
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Rig write-off


NORWAY’s Global Rig Company says it will receive $US21.25 million ($22.9 million) in an insurance claim, along with undisclosed out-of-pocket expenses, over its rig that caught fire following a “well control incident” in March.
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Atkins to support Maersk maintenance


DESIGN, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins has been awarded a support contract covering three of Maersk Oil’s UK assets in the North Sea.
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Bonaparte’s Pre-FEED Groundhog Day
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THE GDF Suez-led Bonaparte floating LNG joint venture has missed another of its previously set deadlines, but the French operator maintains that front-end engineering and design work will start this year.
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News Wrap


IN TODAY’S News Wrap: Horizon Oil takeover talks; Woodside considers offshore Cypress field; pirates raid oil tanker off Malaysia and kidnap three crew; and Texan couple successfully sues for $3 million in fraccing case.
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Chevron well fire site gets green tick


A REPORT has been released concluding that no pollutants that would indicate health threats were found as a result of the Chevron well fire in Pennsylvania earlier this year.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Boom celebrates 1000 safe days on Gorgon; Sprint over-subscribed; New Standard stimulates; Roc halts; and Nido moves through farm-out process.
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Tightening up course offering


A SUBSEA training and trials facility has added an Introduction to Bolt Tensioning course to its commercial air diving offering to respond to industry needs.
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Honeywell sweetens the pot


TECHNOLOGY designer and manufacturer Honeywell has released a major enhancement to its refinery and petrochemical modelling system aimed at helping plants maximise profitability.
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Putting a pig where a pig has never gone before


A UNITED Arab Emirates-based and a chemical engineering specialist have formed a partnership to provide a pigging solution for non-piggable pipelines.
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Putting crane safety in the picture


THE latest version of an explosive atmosphere and safe-area crane boom camera has been launched, with promises of improved operational safety through better camera performance and an upgraded user interface.
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Aker, Baker Hughes join up down below


OIL services firms Aker Solutions and Baker Hughes are forming an alliance to develop technologies and solutions to boost outputs, increase recovery rates and reduce costs for subsea fields.
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Finding another win


A TECHNOLOGY used to keep track of construction materials on three LNG projects in Queensland has won another award.
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Tempering irrational exuberance
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THE Chinese economy may be headed for a soft landing, but oil and gas capital spending planned by the country’s three state-owned energy majors shows a divergence of strategy. By Gomati Jagadeesan
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News Wrap


IN TODAY’S News Wrap: BG’s $4 billion Queensland pipeline sale; Two dead from Hyundai shipyard fire; Petronas targets BRICS nations; Alaska LNG progress; and Odfjell Drilling axes 80% of its Norwegian workforce.
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Neptune wins Ichthys work


MARITIME specialist Neptune Marine Services has won a survey and ROV contract from McDermott on the Ichthys LNG project.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Statoil maintains rig; AWE drills ahead in side track; Cooper Energy spuds in Otway; East Energy awaits release; MEO approved to revise; Oilex preps Cambay for frac; and Australian Oil Company to snap up Californian assets.
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Energy developments in coal mine gas power


ENERGY Developments Limited has completed its acquisition of Envirogen’s 43-megawatt waste coal mine gas power generation business.
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Technip divests


FRENCH engineering and construction company Technip has agreed to sell off a majority stake in diving support vessel services firm Seamec to India’s HAL Offshore.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Dron & Dickson appoint and promote; Empresa gets a new chief; Maverick gets a drilling manager; Range shuffles; Paragon prepares for a split; and Decom appoints a CEO.
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ROV work won


AN INDEPENDENT subsea design, engineering and technology company has won a multi-million dollar contract to design and manufacture two ultra-deepwater class ROV launch-and-recovery systems.
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Bringing more Moog to ROVs


SEATRONICS has invested more than £1 ($A1.8) million in the latest technologies, sensors and tools available from Moog Inc company Tritech International.
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