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30 July 2015
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SLUGCATCHER 
The east coast gas crisis


POLITICS and energy are one of the world’s better examples of trying to mix oil and water but as Slugcatcher was last week considering the state of Australia’s gas market it became fairly obvious that it will not be long before there is a return of political interference.
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Risk takers who go too far


Slugcatcher’s 100 crystal balls


Shell’s lingering shadow over Browse


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Lion pounces on Indo opportunities


THE exploration and production profile of Indonesia is the best in southeast Asia and, in the words of one veteran exploration and production company’s chairman “… if you can’t make it there you can’t make it anywhere”.
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Oilers tackle HMAS Sydney mystery


The quiet Americans


Browse, Prelude just tip of FLNG iceberg


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TECHNICAL & PRODUCT 
Martin Linge’s game changer


UK FIRM Datum360 has delivered potentially industry transforming software solutions in a phenomenally short time as part of a £685,000 ($A1.435 million) contract to French super-major Total’s £1.25 billion Martin Linge project in the Norwegian North Sea.
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LWP enters first project


US concern acquires SpectrumData


Repsol’s offshore virtual reality ‘success’


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LETTERS 
Letter to the editor


AUSTRALIAN Oil Company managing director Gary Jeffery says yesterday’s News Wrap in ENB which reported Ashmore’s Gulf region director John Sfakianakis saying reality was hitting home for Saudi Arabia supported bullish views on oil, gas and LNG prices.
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LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS 
Technip locks in FLNG credentials


FRESH from securing two key front-end engineering and design contracts with Woodside’s Browse FLNG project, Technip has extended its influence in the emerging floating technology by securing a major contract for Petronas’ FLNG Satu, set to be the first such floating plant operating in the world.
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APLNG cool in commissioning milestone


LNGL crashes but is far from burning


Browse, Prelude just tip of FLNG iceberg


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COAL SEAM GAS 
S Africa power concern flags Sunbird takeover


SUNBIRD Energy has confirmed that it has received indicative non-binding takeover proposal from Glendal Power & Industries of $0.18 per share.
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Gas prices tipped to soar


Colton equated to ‘gas factory’


CSG haunts voters


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SHALE GAS 
S Africa power concern flags Sunbird takeover


SUNBIRD Energy has confirmed that it has received indicative non-binding takeover proposal from Glendal Power & Industries of $0.18 per share.
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Drover frac called off


UK shale ‘U-turn’ angers activists


Utica next big shale play


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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
Santos denies ‘art-washing’ claims


DARWIN artists, including Starlady, Tarzan JungleQueen and Bong are among those who have signed an open letter composed by protest group Frack Free Northern Territory demanding that the Darwin Festival reject funding from Santos. However, the oiler has told Energy News it stands by its 20-year relationship with the event.
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Protesters dangle from bridge


NGO takes on Conoco in landmark case


AGL asked to consider global warming


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CAREERS & RECRUITMENT 
Lingo lands at Elk


FORMER Drillsearch Energy boss Brad Lingo has landed on his feet less than a month after parting ways with the Cooper Basin explorer after a difference of opinion over strategy, taking up the managing director’s position at troubled US enhanced oil recovery hopeful Elk Petroleum.
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Attrition, cuts at Chevron


Subsea 7 to cut deeper


Encana no orphan as pain bites


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INDUSTRY MOVES 
Lingo lands at Elk


FORMER Drillsearch Energy boss Brad Lingo has landed on his feet less than a month after parting ways with the Cooper Basin explorer after a difference of opinion over strategy, taking up the managing director’s position at troubled US enhanced oil recovery hopeful Elk Petroleum.
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Brazilian joy for Shell-BG


S Africa power concern flags Sunbird takeover


The quiet Americans


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PIPELINES 
Pipeline inspection milestone


PII Pipeline Solutions recently celebrated 1000 successful pipeline inspection runs of its Next Generation MagneScan tool for assessing metal loss features, deformation and geometry plus advanced integrity assessments in oil and gas pipelines.
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PRODUCTION 
The rise and rise of Cooper


HIGHER realised oil prices and a surge of Indonesian production has helped Cooper Energy boost its revenue by $2.4 million quarter on quarter despite oil prices still being more than 40% lower than this time last year.
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French resistance


Colombia boost for Anadarko


Iran keen to resume oil sales


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Santos denies ‘art-washing’ claims


DARWIN artists, including Starlady, Tarzan JungleQueen and Bong are among those who have signed an open letter composed by protest group Frack Free Northern Territory demanding that the Darwin Festival reject funding from Santos. However, the oiler has told Energy News it stands by its 20-year relationship with the event.
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Attrition, cuts at Chevron


CHEVRON Corporation will lay off around 2% of its global workforce in an attempt to slash costs by about $US1 billion in a weakened oil price environment, with around 50 of the 1500 jobs expected to come from its international business units.
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Lion pounces on Indo opportunities


THE exploration and production profile of Indonesia is the best in southeast Asia and, in the words of one veteran exploration and production company’s chairman “… if you can’t make it there you can’t make it anywhere”.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

Water & Environment

NGO takes on Conoco in landmark case

AGL asked to consider global warming

Clinton declares war on fossil fuels

Hazelmere plant approved

Disposal regulations aimed at earthquake plague

Pipeline inspection milestone

Yulleroo protest coming to a head

UK wind farms could rival gas turbines

Wind farms contamination link

UN backs fossil fuels


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UPCOMING FOCUS FEATURES

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AUGUST : EDUCATION & TRAINING
AUGUST : MIDDLE EAST
SEPTEMBER : LNG
SEPTEMBER : OFFSHORE EQUIPMENT & SERVICES
OCTOBER : PIPELINES
OCTOBER : OIL & GAS ENGINEERING
OCTOBER : PNG & INDONESIA

   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


News Wrap


IN NEWS Wrap: California oil sheen investigated; US crude rallies; US export lift ban gets Senate audience; and oil glut hits Pemex.
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Protesters dangle from bridge


A BAKER’S dozen worth of protesters has rappelled from the top of the St Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon, with the aim of establishing an aerial blockade of a Shell oil icebreaker in the port for repairs.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Yolla-6 on tap; Mystic success; Austin hits unexpected gas; Bromley to stick with retooled NGE; Shell moves to three week roster; Directors back Strata-X raising; Eneabba drops UCG; Petrel’s Ghana entry; TrapOil-JOG merger; Shale-Major marriage; Shale Support funded; and ConocoPhillips to sell Cook Inlet units.
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NGO takes on Conoco in landmark case


CONOCOPHILLIPS and China National Offshore Corporation are being sued in a landmark lawsuit over a 2011 oil spill that polluted a huge area of Bohai Bay in northeast China.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: BHP cuts; ex-Arrow CFO wins Senex job; Cue directors dumped; and Genex appoints civil COO.
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Subsea 7 to cut deeper


SUBSEA 7 will cut 2500 staff and reduce costs by about $US550 million ($A753 million) by early next year as it was hit with a $100 million charge over resizing its fleet and workforce for the second quarter.
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Technip locks in FLNG credentials


FRESH from securing two key front-end engineering and design contracts with Woodside’s Browse FLNG project, Technip has extended its influence in the emerging floating technology by securing a major contract for Petronas’ FLNG Satu, set to be the first such floating plant operating in the world.
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MMA writedown supports bleak outlook


OFFSHORE support company MMA Offshore has booked a non-cash impairment of $A120 million as the plunge in oil prices and the wind down of the offshore construction boom continues to play havoc with its forecasts.
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Oilers tackle HMAS Sydney mystery


AN Aberdeen-headquartered firm and Norway’s DOF Subsea have teamed up with two Western Australian institutions to bring some oil field know-how to solving one of the most tragic mysteries of the Second World War, and Energy News was lucky enough to see how it all unfolded.
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News Wrap


IN NEWS Wrap: Iran-Turkey gas pipeline attacked; BC LNG confrontations escalate; and oil price plunges 20% in July.
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AGL asked to consider global warming


AROUND 120 shareholders in diversified power concern AGL Energy have requisitioned a proposed resolution under the Corporation Act that would require the company to change its constitution to consider global warning.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Total tipped in Sri Lanka; Tunisian delay sought; Moby extension granted; Leaf secures biomass partner; KBR wins Fort Hills construction contract; Stonehenge wave tech gets wet; Mexican seismic underway; and Borets pump doubles uptime on test.
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Egypt refineries to get an upgrade


FRANCE’S Technip has secured two major contracts worth almost $US3 billion ($A4.1 billion) to modernise two refineries in Egypt at Alexandria and Assiut.
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Personnel Movements


IN TDOAY’S Personnel Movements: BMT appoints MD; NGE board roles established; Murphy shuffles VPs; Petrofac appoints Oman manager.
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Cable ship takes to the water


THE second of a new generation of cable-laying vessels developed by the Damen Shipyards Group, the Maersk Connector, has been launched into the water for the first time.
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The renaissance of the Perth Basin


Analysts from Argonaut Securities have released a comprehensive overview of the Perth Basin and the local domestic gas market, which stands alone from the east coast gas pipeline network.
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APLNG cool in commissioning milestone


ORIGIN Energy and ConocoPhillips’ Australia Pacific LNG facility in Queensland has reached a key milestone with refrigerants finally being loaded into Curtis Island LNG facility.
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Hazelmere plant approved


THE outgoing head of the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority, Dr Paul Vogel, has recommended that Western Australia’s first controversial four megawatt wood waste to energy project be allowed to proceed in the Perth suburb of Hazelmere.
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