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17 September 2014
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SLUGCATCHER 
Slugcatcher: Oil’s remarkable week


IT HAS been a remarkable few days for the oil industry – though Slugcatcher is not sure what is more remarkable, the surprise fall in global oil demand, or Chevron Corporation demonstrating big oil at its worst.
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The era of benign oil prices


Is shale a blessing or a curse?


The industry-wide uplift which comes with discovery news


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Selling Kurnell


THE sale process for Caltex’s Kurnell refinery in Sydney is entering the final stages, with the Kurnell refinery sealed bid event opening for bidding on September 17. Bids will close on October 1.
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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 
Letter to the editor


Response to Slugcatcher column September 15: ‘Oil’s remarkable week’
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LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS 
Let’s deal with this: Unions to Chevron


MARITIME Union of Australia Western Australia secretary Christy Cain has called on Chevron to sit down with the players in the Gorgon project to deal with the bunfight over local content and the hiring of foreign workers.
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GE gets nod for pioneering eLNG project


Unions petition parliament for Gorgon inquiry


Browse decision stands: Jacob


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COAL SEAM GAS 
APPEA supports NSW arbitration reforms


THE Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association has backed New South Wales government reforms to the arbitration process used for land access disputes between resource explorers and landholders in the state to make it faster and fairer.
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CSG well hissing near Sydney homes


Pump solves CSG production issue


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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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
Two fatalities at APLNG sites


TWO contractors have died in separate incidents at sites of the Origin Energy-led Australia Pacific LNG project in Queensland since Friday.
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Suspected platform blowout kills Chevron contractor


Forensics for engineers


Oklahoma rig fatality


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CAREERS & RECRUITMENT 
Redundancy briefs


SANCTIONS-hit Rosneft will cut 1000 jobs from its Moscow HQ; Transocean to axe 85 jobs as rig fails to find work; and Statoil contractor Aibel makes 230 job cuts.
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Australian role highest paid in the world: Swift


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Two fatalities at APLNG sites


TWO contractors have died in separate incidents at sites of the Origin Energy-led Australia Pacific LNG project in Queensland since Friday.
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Union challenge caused chaos, says APPEA


Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association CEO David Byers has revealed the confusion offshore workers have endured over recent controversies over skilled migration visas.
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Norway wins World Risk Survey
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OIL giant Norway has won the 2014 RESOURCESTOCKS World Risk Survey, with other Nordic countries contributing to a crushing viking win that pushed even other strong oil and gas producers like the US and Australia down the list.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Hanlong boss faces extradition as part of Australia’s biggest insider trading fraud case; Scottish independence movement gains momentum; Seadrill suffers; and Nigerian oil workers go on strike.
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A different route to CSG


A MINING services player wants to bring a slightly different twist to the CSG extraction game: gas drainage.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Oil Basins raises; PetroVietnam collaborates; Endeavour shuts down; Tangiers continues suspension; Swala wins Zambian block; AGR simplifies; Trafigura sells; and Tag abandons.
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BP downsizes Alaskan workforce


OIL major BP will cut about 275 staff and contractor jobs in Alaska from early 2015.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Harkand looks to expand in Europe; ProSep targets Middle East; and Lloyd’s stays compliant.
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Supporting friends – and rivals – in tough times


RECENT momentum to increase awareness about suicide risks related to fly-in, fly-out work is beginning to address the fact that not all miners get along.
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UK leads wind surge


INCREASED uptake from the UK, Germany, Denmark, Belgium and China will see offshore wind become one of the largest renewable power market segments by 2020 – to reach almost 40 gigawatts by that time, according to new analysis by GlobalData.
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Carbon tax axe doing its job


NEW analysis from the National Institute for Applied Research has validated one of the Abbott government’s sales pitches for axing the carbon tax: national electricity prices will indeed fall.
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Technip’s ups and downs


FRENCH oil field services provider Technip has agreed to sell its US diving assets to Ranger Offshore.
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WorleyParsons surfs the wave


PROJECT delivery and consultant firm WorleyParsons has completed the final engineering and design for a 250 kilowatt grid-connected wave energy project in Victoria with ocean energy company BioPower Systems (BPS).
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Rotork adds to range


Rotork Midland, which manufactures stainless steel hydraulic valves for the offshore oil and gas industry, has added wellhead chemical injection and chemical dosing applications for offshore well and pipeline installations to extend its range of products.
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AMMA applauds slapdown of maritime unions


MARITIME unions are considering an appeal to the full Federal Court to sort out what it calls the “extraordinary mishandling” of the rules covering workers in the offshore oil and gas industry by the federal government.
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Suspected platform blowout kills Chevron contractor


A blast at a gas gathering pipeline in offshore Louisiana killed a Chevron contractor and left two other workers with minor injuries on Saturday with the oil major since revealing there was “minimal” production impact.
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Sinopec’s privatisation that wasn’t
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CHINA’S state-owned China Petroleum and Chemical Corp’s (Sinopec’s) 30% stake sale of its marketing unit to private investment shows it is impossible to be partially pregnant, with the announcement leaving both investors and reformers unimpressed.
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News Wrap


IN News Wrap: Resources underpin Australia’s economic resilience; WA’s billion-plus budget black hole; Russia’s first Arctic oil field keeps pumping; and mixed polls ahead of Scottish independence vote.
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Old dogs, new tricks in Iraq


KEY players of the oil recovery industry will be looking to the Kirkuk oil field in war-torn Iraq as an example of technical innovation successfully extending a mature field’s life.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: All in favour at Hot Rock; Oil Basins raises; Magnolia watches the cash roll in; WestSide suspends; Marion buys more time; N-Sea moves house; Frontier makes big gains; and Central spuds.
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Damning Leighton emails leaked


A SERIES of leaked emails allegedly show how senior Leighton Holdings employees planned to pay "friends" in the Middle East to "inflate and backdate contracts" in order to win work in Iraq.
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