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1 August 2014
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SLUGCATCHER 
The challenge of bolshie shareholders at Woodside and Apache


MOST eyes in the Australian oil industry are on Woodside Petroleum as it heads towards a showdown with some of its bolshie shareholders, but Slugcatcher suggests another oil company with extensive Australian interests, Apache Corporation, is under far more pressure.
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BP caught in the Ukraine-Russia crossfire?


Downward pressure building in oil and gas price


The trashing of E&P companies


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Remote potential


CONCERNS about the commerciality and continuing success of the US’ shale boom, costs in Australia and the technical difficulty of Australia’s deep unconventional geology are starting to eat into investment hype over the eye-watering sums being sunk into unconventional projects Down Under.
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Condor on track for Beach


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TECHNICAL & PRODUCT 
Meeting industry safety needs


PICKING up a contract to provide trucking services for a major oil and gas player can seem a gift for a transport specialist – until the compliance requirements are realised.
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A seismic shift


Wartsila breaks the ice with LNG


The future of plant control rooms?


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LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS 
Exxon considers Canadian FLNG


FOLLOWING Woodside’s lead, oil major ExxonMobil is eyeing a Canadian floating LNG opportunity near the slated Prince Rupert LNG terminal zone of the British Columbia province.
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Ichthys hits MOF milestone


Japan steps up diplomacy amid energy security woes


PNG LNG at ‘full capacity’


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COAL SEAM GAS 
Meeting industry safety needs


PICKING up a contract to provide trucking services for a major oil and gas player can seem a gift for a transport specialist – until the compliance requirements are realised.
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CSG, shale’s green benefits


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SHALE GAS 
UK launches licencing round


THE UK government has opened up much of the country to an onshore oil and gas licensing round as it aims to advance further shale gas exploration.
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CSG, shale’s green benefits


Shale well data network adds Liberty


Central kicks off Georgina Basin campaign


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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
First modules installed at NSW solar project


FIRST Solar has installed the first thin-film photovoltaic modules at the Nyngan Solar Plant in New South Wales.
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Meeting industry safety needs


Unusual North Sea fatality investigated


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PIPELINES 
Load frame solves weighty problem


A LOGISTICS specialist has developed a special loading frame that provided a timely, cost-effective solution for a customer moving 30 tonnes of oil and gas equipment aboard its IL-76TD-90VD from Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia.
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Plugging while playing on


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PRODUCTION 
Beach beats billion


IT SET itself a target of recording $A1 billion for the 2013-14 financial year and Beach Energy has been able to beat that target, finishing the year with $1.05 billion revenue, up 51% on the previous year.
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Mermaid escapes strike


THE Maritime Union of Australia has called off its planned strike action at Mermaid Marine’s Dampier supply base following “constructive discussions” between the parties.
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Pirate attacks grow in Southeast Asia


SINCE 2010 there has been a steadily increasing trend of piracy attacks in Southeast Asia, according to a report from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.
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Victoria stands by 'double standards'
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DO NOT bother coming to Victoria’s oil and gas industry unless you are big enough to drill offshore. That seems to be the message from Victoria’s government after it allowed Origin Energy to drill onshore despite its ban on all onshore gas exploration and drilling.
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Pirate attacks grow in Southeast Asia

Opito raises safety bar in the Gulf




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Opito raises safety bar in the Gulf




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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Woodside’s buyback struggles; Eni confirms Saipem sale plans; and multiple gas explosions kill 20 in Taiwan city disaster.
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Wanting more than weather and motion data


DIAMOND Offshore was happy with the helideck weather and motion monitoring system on its Ocean Guardian drilling rig in the North Sea – but then it decided it wanted more than just that.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Titan gets R&D refund; Nido’s new shareholder; Valmec’s contract wins; BG’s exotic farm-in; Cue delists; and Oil Search loses mud.
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Opito raises safety bar in the Gulf


OIL and gas industry skills provider and training standards body Opito has set new and higher standards for tropical helicopter underwater escape training, known as THUET.
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A model CCS project


THE Shell Peterhead carbon capture and storage project is to be the first UK commercial user of Process Systems Enterprise’s gCCS systems modelling software.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Stochastic appoints leader; Emerald adds director; Shell promotes; and Alfren investigates chief officers.
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BOC nails LNG refrigerant deal


BULK gas supplier BOC Australia has announced a 10-year multi-million dollar ethylene sourcing agreement with Qenos, Australia’s only manufacture of polyethylene, for the supply of up to 1800 tonnes of ethylene per annum.
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First modules installed at NSW solar project


FIRST Solar has installed the first thin-film photovoltaic modules at the Nyngan Solar Plant in New South Wales.
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Supplier gets CompEx licence


HAZARDOUS area electrical equipment supplier and maintenance provider Dron & Dickson has added another string to its bow through gaining a CompEx training licence.
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Beach’s search for more Cooper oil heads north
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BEACH Energy this week turned its focus to the north of the Cooper Basin in the search for the next oil-rich region to rival the western flank.
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News Wrap


IN TODAY’S News Wrap: Big super funds tipped to vote against Woodside buyback scheme; West Australian search called off for missing oil tanker sailor; and Libya update.
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Clothes maketh the Arctic oil and gas worker


A NORWAY-based workwear and personal protective equipment supplier has been called on to develop a new concept of cold-weather protection workwear for the oil and gas industry.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Cooper comes up dry again; Central halts on Santos farm-out; South Stream submits more reports; Tangiers halts; and Lakes enters Queensland.
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Electronic cable cutter offers peak potential


A SPECIALIST downhole tool provider has launched what it claims is the industry’s only electronically activated, power-charged, non-explosive cutter for cutting slicklines and cables downhole.
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Getting data from down there


THANKS to its DeepData pods, Fugro has delivered a motion dataset from the blowout preventer stack, and lower riser, of two deepwater wells in the Barents Sea.
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Drive to improve well control knowledge


THE International Well Control Forum is preparing to launch an online awareness course focusing on the lifecycle of a well, with particular emphasis on well control.
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Unions challenge offshore visa solution


THE Maritime Union of Australia and the Australian Maritime Officers Union are launching a legal challenge in the Federal Court to the legislative instrument used to head off the offshore visas row.
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Exxon considers Canadian FLNG


FOLLOWING Woodside’s lead, oil major ExxonMobil is eyeing a Canadian floating LNG opportunity near the slated Prince Rupert LNG terminal zone of the British Columbia province.
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