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31 January 2015
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SLUGCATCHER 
Changing patterns of corporate behaviour in oil


UNLIKELY as it might sound but the oil sector slowdown is accelerating as part of what Slugcatcher sees as the start of a change in the industry’s behaviour that could also include a burst of merger and acquisition activity – and a trip back to the future.
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Oil price forecasts diverge


Powerful messages emerging from oil


The start of M&A season


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Skills crisis ignores oil ‘slowdown’


SKILLED workers and engineering graduates still have plenty of opportunities despite the recent tumble in oil prices according to recruiter Hays Oil & Gas.
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Finder plants flag at Ocean Hill


Australian LNG and the importance of human capital


The importance of being earnest


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TECHNICAL & PRODUCT 
Searcher markets Barents, Philippine studies


SEARCHER Seismic has announced an agreement to market and license FROGTECH’s recently released SEEBASE Structural Studies and GIS (geographical information systems) products on the highly prospective Barents Sea and Philippines regions.
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Intergraph strikes twice for innovation


Applus unveils ultrasound tech


Rotork marriage bears fruit


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LETTERS 
Letter to the editor


A READER responds to Slugcatcher’s column yesterday headlined Diverging oil price forecasts:
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LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS 
FLNG stream announced for AOG 2015


AUSTRALIA’S involvement in the multi-billion dollar floating LNG sector is set to be a key topic of discussion at the Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference this March.
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Inpex keeps the Ichthys faith


Woodside-China gas dispute


Oil Search flags cuts as it reviews its review


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COAL SEAM GAS 
APPEA angry as Vic probes fraccing again


VICTORIA extended its CSG exploration and fraccing ban and launched yet another parliamentary inquiry announced yesterday, drawing scathing criticism from APPEA suggesting the government was not serious about welcoming investment and defying its own 2013 Gas Market Taskforce recommendation of facilitating new supplies.
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AGL suspends troublesome Waukivory over BTEX


BHP company tenders TRD tech


Blue ups ante while peers wither


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SHALE GAS 
Doubts over NY frac ban cred


SANDRA Steingraber, a peer reviewer involved with a research paper used by New York State in its decision to ban shale gas development in the region, has addressed an anti-fraccing group claiming victory against the industry.
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Cuadrilla dream not dead yet


UK shale cops body blow


UK takes lead in Europe shale race


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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
Obama ‘declares war’ on Alaska


THE Obama administration’s surprise plan to impose new environmental protections on 12 million acres of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has infuriated local lawmakers as 90% of Alaska’s revenues come from the energy industry.
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GE and Statoil form green team


AGL suspends troublesome Waukivory over BTEX


Buru protects Yulleroo from further vandalism


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CAREERS & RECRUITMENT 
Women in Resources WA finalists announced


THE Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia has announced the finalists for the 2015 Women in Resources Awards.
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BP freezes salaries


Apache chief's $12M retirement package


Halliburton, Baker Hughes axe thousands of jobs


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DRILLING 
Empire eyes Angolan oil and gas sector


WESTERN Australian copper and gold miner Empire Resources has secured a 49% interest in a barite mine in Angola with the intention of supplying the mineral to the West African country’s offshore oil and gas industry.
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FAR from cost blowouts this time


Beach braces for Santos cuts


APPEA angry as Vic probes fraccing again


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INDUSTRY MOVES 
Finder plants flag at Ocean Hill


FINDER Exploration is continuing to expand its holdings onshore in Western Australia, adding to its sprawling offshore North West Shelf package by finalising a farm-in over the lower risk Ocean Hill gas discovery in the northern Perth Basin.
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PIPELINES 
Keystone hits another hurdle


THE push to approve the Keystone legislation in the US Senate has again been left spinning its wheels after a procedural motion to limit debate and advance the legislation was rejected on Monday.
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WorleyParsons wins in tough environment


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PRODUCTION 
OPEC: the cry of the defeated


AS THE old saying goes ‘if you must resort to violence then you’ve already lost’. This seems to be the case with OPEC, whose reluctance to cut production to stabilise prices smacks of insecurity and only reflects the magnitude of the threat posed by the likes of the US, GlobalData says.
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Beach braces for Santos cuts


Obama wants to bleed us dry: oilers


Drillsearch on track to meet guidance


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US driller considers 2000 layoffs


US driller Helmerich & Payne is considering 2000 job cuts as the oil downturn forces it to idle rigs.
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Empire eyes Angolan oil and gas sector


WESTERN Australian copper and gold miner Empire Resources has secured a 49% interest in a barite mine in Angola with the intention of supplying the mineral to the West African country’s offshore oil and gas industry.
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Skills crisis ignores oil ‘slowdown’


SKILLED workers and engineering graduates still have plenty of opportunities despite the recent tumble in oil prices according to recruiter Hays Oil & Gas.
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FLNG stream announced for AOG 2015



Innovation

Intergraph strikes twice for innovation

GE and Statoil form green team




Human Resources

Women in Resources WA finalists announced

Skills crisis ignores oil ‘slowdown’

BG’s cost-saving KBR alliance

BP freezes salaries

Apache chief's $12M retirement package

APPEA wants more workplace reforms

Clough seeks to up-skill workers

Right of entry reforms ‘modest, balanced’: ACCI

Skilled rejects Programmed approach

Australian LNG and the importance of human capital


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   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


News Wrap


IN News Wrap: CSG ‘procrastination’ hurts NSW industries; Shell, Exxon exit North Sea field; Goldman Sachs, Barclays tip slow oil price recovery; and Marcellus Shale uncertainty as Pennsylvania bans new licences on state land.
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Searcher markets Barents, Philippine studies


SEARCHER Seismic has announced an agreement to market and license FROGTECH’s recently released SEEBASE Structural Studies and GIS (geographical information systems) products on the highly prospective Barents Sea and Philippines regions.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Total delves into swathes of Abu Dhabi; Stirling new safety course; ClassNK invests in; 3D boosts cash; Japanese renewable energy alliance forms; PNG LNG cargoes to skyrocket; Glacier Energy hires; Repsol re-thinks Talisman acquisition; and Petsec ploughs on.
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Women in Resources WA finalists announced


THE Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia has announced the finalists for the 2015 Women in Resources Awards.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Chevron nabs 3M CEO; Cubility’s new CTO; Repsol strengthens board; and Rex goes steady with advisor.
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FLNG stream announced for AOG 2015


AUSTRALIA’S involvement in the multi-billion dollar floating LNG sector is set to be a key topic of discussion at the Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference this March.
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Proposed PNG port leaves opportunities open


WHILE it remains unclear what the proposed Pacific Marine Industrial Zone (PMIZ) currently under construction on PNG’s northern coast will be used for, the added infrastructure might provide another route to commercialisation for resources projects on the island.
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Intergraph strikes twice for innovation


INTERGRAPH’S breakthrough information management solution SmartPlant Fusion received an Innovation Award at the Asia Oil and Gas Awards 2015 yesterday in Yangon, Myanmar, marking its second gong there having scooped Innovation of the Year in 2013.
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DNV GL to verify Maria


CLASSIFICATION society DNV GL has been elected by Germany’s Wintershall as sole supplier of verification services to the subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines to be used to develop the Maria field in the Norwegian Sea.
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Port Moresby fuel shortage


DISTRUPTIONS to Port Moresby’s fuel supply has affected electricity generation and caused undue hardship for the city’s businesses and residents.
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Inpex keeps the Ichthys faith


INPEX has reaffirmed that its $US34 billion Ichthys LNG project stacks up economically in the wake of falling energy prices and recent analyst criticism of Australia’s LNG project scene.
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APPEA angry as Vic probes fraccing again


VICTORIA extended its CSG exploration and fraccing ban and launched yet another parliamentary inquiry announced yesterday, drawing scathing criticism from APPEA suggesting the government was not serious about welcoming investment and defying its own 2013 Gas Market Taskforce recommendation of facilitating new supplies.
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Wake-up call: the activists have won
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WITH Victoria extending its ban on all onshore drilling – conventional and unconventional – for another 12-18 months, when do we stop thinking about that as setback for our industry and start talking about the fact that the activists have won?
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News Wrap


IN News Wrap: Crude prices slip again; oil crash to hurt BHP earnings; and analysts unimpressed with US bill to accelerate LNG export approvals.
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BG’s cost-saving KBR alliance


BG Group has struck a global upstream alliance with engineering house KBR which is expected to reduce skilled worker costs.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Geodynamics looks beyond geothermal; Wartsila’s Montana job; North Sea deaths prompt soul searching; Petronas awards LNG contract to JGC and Air Products’ Louisiana LNG win.
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Obama wants to bleed us dry: oilers


THE Texas Alliance of Energy Producers has launched a scathing broadside at US President Barack Obama, saying his relentless drive to further bleed the industry dry in taxes and regulations would actually increase oil imports, despite his boasts that the US was “weaning itself off” imports.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Tamaska appoints executive director; Brazil tycoon Batista quits bankrupt OG Par; and Bibby Ship Management poaches Technip VP; Morgan Stanley appoints 151 new MDs.
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