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28 August 2014
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SLUGCATCHER 
The industry-wide uplift which comes with discovery news


IT IS too early to say with confidence that the sombre mood of the Australian oil industry has lifted after last week’s double-barrelled burst of discovery news but Slugcatcher would be surprised if most people in the business were not feeling somewhat perkier today.
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The hunt for profits as the oil price flat-lines


What’s next for Woodside?


ExxonMobil’s $US450 million dilemma in the freezing waters of the Kara Sea


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TECHNICAL & PRODUCT 
Flexible learning platform boosted


INDEPENDENT multi-discipline subsea engineering and training firm Jee has upgraded its online training site to improve its online and blended learning offering to the oil, gas and renewables industries.
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Meeting industry safety needs


A seismic shift


Wartsila breaks the ice with LNG


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LETTERS 
More questions for Woodside


SLUGCATCHER certainly seemed to touch readers with his piece yesterday “What’s next for Woodside?”
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LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS 
LNG tanks pass tests: Bechtel video


ENGINEERING giant Bechtel, which was in the throes of LNG project-related industrial action last week, has unveiled a video on the successful hydro testing of two massive LNG storage tanks on Curtis Island.
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Bechtel wins


Meaningful work still going on: Bechtel


A kicking, spitting and rock throwing Bechtel strike


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COAL SEAM GAS 
Pump solves CSG production issue


AN AUSTRALIAN technical services company has launched a device to extend the run life of pumps in Australian CSG wells.
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MORE COAL SEAM GAS

Metgasco in talks with NSW govt


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SHALE GAS 
Austin follows up Colorado success


AUSTIN Exploration is preparing to drill two shallow, low-cost wells in its Pathfinder prospect in Colorado.
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MORE SHALE GAS

Shale’s staying power


Report released on Chevron Lanco well fire incident


Shale worker petrol-bombed


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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
Unions slam offshore authority


UNIONS are calling for the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority to release its full investigation findings into the double fatality accident on the Stena Clyde rig which occurred on the Bass Strait two years ago.
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Curtis conservation area expanded


Hybrid hopes for Mauritius


Wenaas wins Statoil clothing deal


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DRILLING 
Inpex books rig for WA drilling campaign


TRANSOCEAN’S semi-submersible Jack Bates rig, used to drill Santos’ Lasseter-1/ST1 discovery well in Western Australia’s Browse Basin, is booked to spud two wells for Ichthys LNG project operator Inpex.
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MORE DRILLING

Tractor deal for Qinterra


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PRODUCTION 
Beach becomes ‘largest onshore oil producer’


A TENACIOUS drilling campaign over the 2014 financial year has led Beach Energy to assume the mantle of Australia’s largest onshore oil producer, according to the company’s full-year results.
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Unions slam offshore authority


UNIONS are calling for the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority to release its full investigation findings into the double fatality accident on the Stena Clyde rig which occurred on the Bass Strait two years ago.
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Pump solves CSG production issue


AN AUSTRALIAN technical services company has launched a device to extend the run life of pumps in Australian CSG wells.
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Cooper Energy aiming high three years on
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ALMOST three years after its near-death experience, Cooper Energy and its shareholders can look back with a lot of satisfaction.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

Safety

Unions slam offshore authority

Keeping tabs on worker travels

Ample motion compensation

Wenaas wins Statoil clothing deal

Funding the wing and saving the prayer at Ichthys

Hamas attacks offshore well

BOP leak in GoM

EnQuest’s impressive safety record

Lloyd’s safety message at conference

North Dakota oil and gas deaths spur intervention



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Education & Training

Wireline offers gas lift training

Free online well course coming

Survival of the fittest

Flexible learning platform boosted

Ex-military personnel suited to oil and gas

BC building trade capability

Taskforces to improve well control training and safety

Opito raises safety bar in the Gulf




UPCOMING FOCUS FEATURES

OCTOBER : OIL & GAS ENGINEERING

   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Maritime union to expand Gorgon battle; Shell closer to divesting Nigerian fields; BG seeks big QCLNG pipeline bids; and Alaskan voters approve oil tax regime.
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Apache AUV survey off WA completed


A SURVEY of about 550km of pipelines and 20 infield structures of the northwest coast of Australia has been completed for Apache.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Circle discovers; Nido announces Galoc reserves; Tamaska raises; Key analyses; Central advises on Santos moves; Baraka halts; Oil shows for Far in Senegal; Nexus waits on approvals; and Grand Gulf gets shows.
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WDS wins contracts worth $65M


TWO large contract wins, totalling $65 million, will broaden energy services provider WDS’ reach across the CSG sector.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Drillsearch strengthens team; Bibby expands into Norway; Central promotes; Wood Group takes care of safety; and Heemskirk replaces company secretary.
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Letting high voltage rock and roll


ABB has developed all the major equipment needed for the deployment of 1100 kilovolt ultra-high voltage direct current power transmission systems.
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Driller supplier firms up Chinese direction


MEASURE while drilling and directional drilling system and component supplier Enteq Upstream has appointed Shenkai as its distributor in Shanghai.
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Joint work to solve winter icing in Arctic


DNV GL has launched an industry collaboration to develop a simulation model that bridges functional understanding of sea spray icing on drilling rigs, production platforms and vessels operating in the Arctic.
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Inpex books rig for WA drilling campaign


TRANSOCEAN’S semi-submersible Jack Bates rig, used to drill Santos’ Lasseter-1/ST1 discovery well in Western Australia’s Browse Basin, is booked to spud two wells for Ichthys LNG project operator Inpex.
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Pilots land on wrong platform


BOND Offshore has been forced to remove two pilots from its roster after they landed on the wrong platform in the North Sea.
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Apache stays coy on divestment
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PERTH-based Apache Energy is remaining coy on the prospects that its US parent could still seek to divest its Western Australian assets – despite the recent Phoenix South discovery, with one North American analyst downplaying this find.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Macfarlane backs NSW gas crisis-averting pipeline; Shell CEO faces Leo DiCaprio-linked ice bucket challenge; BG eyes some Tanzanian divestment; and costs restrain Norway’s oil production outlook.
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Johan demands big team


WORK on the front-end engineering design for Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup mega project is about two thirds complete according to the head of the process Aker Solutions.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Jacka books extra reserves at Aje; AWE follows shows; Austex stays steady; Whio comes up dry; NZOG confident at Tui; Empire halts; LNG Ltd finalises acquisition; and Austin drills another Eagle Ford well.
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Christmas comes early to deep water


IMAGINE putting an oil and gas “Christmas tree” at 3000m. That is what GE Oil & Gas plans to do now it has launched its Deepwater Vertical Xmas Tree.
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Finnish hybrid cuts fuel, emissions


A NEW hybrid system for offshore vessels, tugs and other units is capable of cutting emissions and reducing fuel consumption by up to 15%, according to Finnish developer Wartsila.
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Shining a light on new technology


A COMPETITIVE research and development round promoting excellence in solar research has drawn $21.5 million from the federal government for 12 new projects designed to further solar technologies.
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Keeping tabs on worker travels


COMPANIES sending their workers out to remote locations face many challenges in ensuring safety, due to limitations in communication and resources.
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