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23 September 2014
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SLUGCATCHER 
OPEC about to pass use-by date


FORECASTING the collapse of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries has been a fool’s game that only fools have played over the past 30 years but as Slugcatcher was digesting the latest production cut by Saudi Arabia he pictured – perhaps hopefully – a world without OPEC.
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Slugcatcher: Oil’s remarkable week


The era of benign oil prices


Is shale a blessing or a curse?


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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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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
Deceased-discovering supervisor hit by drugs charge


IN AN unusual twist to one of the two recent fatalities at Australia Pacific LNG project sites, the supervisor of the Ostwald Bros contractor who was found dead in his donga on September 12 has been charged for drug possession and has since resigned.
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Wild Well set for action in both hemispheres


Lightning smites Linc oil tanks


Two fatalities at APLNG sites


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Deceased-discovering supervisor hit by drugs charge


IN AN unusual twist to one of the two recent fatalities at Australia Pacific LNG project sites, the supervisor of the Ostwald Bros contractor who was found dead in his donga on September 12 has been charged for drug possession and has since resigned.
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Speciality piping software chosen for Qld project


ENGINEERING and geospatial software company Integraph’s 3D plant design and modelling solution CADWorx Plant Professional has been chosen to deliver two major oil and gas projects, including one in Queensland.
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Shale investing not slowing down
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THE recent slide in crude prices may have raised fears of a softening demand side underpinned by sobering economic data, especially from China. Yet despite a bearish oil market, investments in US shale suggest a gas boom that doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. By Gomati Jagadeesan
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

Offshore Equipment & Services

Seagull responds to safety concerns

Strike threats resurface for Mermaid

Maersk strives to drive down fuel costs

Wild Well set for action in both hemispheres

Neptune gets added support

Mermaid gets wet in the Middle East

UMG’s big dive

Pulling in R&D funds

Seatronics adds to portfolio

ABB Turbocharged


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UPCOMING FOCUS FEATURES

OCTOBER : OIL & GAS ENGINEERING

   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


News Wrap


IN News Wrap: Ebola scare in Perth; ALS to cull 1000 jobs; Sevan Drilling flags cancelling offshore rig build; and Shell sells Brazilian block stake to PTTEP.
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Canada’s ‘climate criminal’ record


CANADA has become a “climate criminal” whose prime minister’s absence from this week’s United Nations Climate Summit starting today is a “scandal” that is sadly unsurprising, anti-fossil fuel campaigners have claimed.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: LNG Ltd wins approvals; Searcher acquires offshore the Philippines; Empyrean ups its interest; DSM wins contract; and WHL raises money.
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Natural gas usage has little effect on CO2: study


TWO feedback loops mean abundant natural gas will do little to reduce US greenhouse emissions, according to research by the University of California – Irvine, Stanford University and non-profit organisation Near Zero.
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Honey of a suite


IMPROVING production and safety with one fell swoop, New York Stock Exchange-listed Honeywell’s Process Solutions launched its Digital Suites for Oil and Gas yesterday.
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Wind surge fuels guidelines


GLOBAL energy advisory and testing authority DNV GL has issued new guidelines and practices to ensure safe connection of offshore wind to the transmission grid using high voltage direct current technology.
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Honeywell abuzz with ideas


MORE than 200 delegates from across the Asia Pacific region have gathered at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort for the 25th annual Honeywell Users Group symposium.
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OPEC about to pass use-by date


FORECASTING the collapse of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries has been a fool’s game that only fools have played over the past 30 years but as Slugcatcher was digesting the latest production cut by Saudi Arabia he pictured – perhaps hopefully – a world without OPEC.
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Strike threats resurface for Mermaid


MERMAID Marine is breathing easier once more after a strike threat was again averted over the weekend.
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Bakken murder mystery


A BAKKEN well speculator, James Henrikson, has been accused of hiring a masked gunman to kill his fraccing venture partner, Doug Carlile.
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News Wrap


IN News Wrap: Sharks circle Shell’s Woodside stake; views on the Scottish independence referendum aftermath; and fighting nears Libyan oil field as rival oil minister emerges.
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Mission zero to transform safety


HOUSTON-headquartered Greene’s Energy Group has launched a transformative “mission zero” company-wide safety process with a key focus of eliminating at-risk behaviours across its office and field personnel.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: IPB waits on rig; Burleson’s swabbing saga; Tangiers raises ahead of TAO-1 announcement; Searcher wins work; Syngas secures loan; GB issues shares; and Statoil encouraged.
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Maersk strives to drive down fuel costs


MAERSK Drilling is investing in a program to reduce fuel consumption and improve the efficiency of its drillships sailing from shipyards in South Korea to the Caribbean Sea on their way to operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Wesfarmers requires extended notice; DLA Piper appoints new chief; Syngas invites loaner to the board; and the IAGC finds president.
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Seagull responds to safety concerns


COMPUTER-based training specialist Seagull Maritime has released six new titles and one supplementary title to respond to concerns over seafarer safety and security in both offshore and marine operations.
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Eskom awards gong for hard-working pump


NORTH Carolina-headquartered SPX’s ClydeUnion Pumps (CUP) brand Advanced Class Boiler Feed Pump model FK3C44 has won an award for being the longest-running boiler feed pump across all Eskom’s power stations in South Africa.
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Singapore’s smart option


NEC Asia Pacific has partnered with Singapore’s Economic Development Board to develop smart energy products and solutions in Singapore, which could reduce utility companies’ energy losses and enhance their effective capacity.
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