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25 November 2014
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SLUGCATCHER 
Another day, another LNG problem child


ICHTHYS is an Australian LNG project with a number of unique features which set it apart from other Australian LNG developments, but as Slugcatcher considered recent events at the venture he was dismayed to see that it also shares a number of common features.
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The lesson of Glencore’s coal cuts for oil and gas


Blue sky in the oil patch


The impossible dream which is Sunrise LNG


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
General Manager – Aspermont Australia, Perth



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TECHNICAL & PRODUCT 
QinetiQ adds seismic grunt


AEROSPACE, defence and security markets research and consultancy QinetiQ has acquired the seismic processing and imaging capability of SR2020 for $US1.7 million.
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App responds to industry calls on certification


Kongsberg delivers new navigation tool


A Pulse for risky waters


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LETTERS 
Letter to the editor


The feedback from Slugcatcher’s November 3 column, headlined ‘The impossible dream which is Sunrise LNG’, continues, with a Woodside shareholder chiming in.
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Letter to the editor


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LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS 
Maritime LNG grows in Middle East


VESSEL classification body DNV GL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Qatar shipyard Nakilat-Keppel Offshore and Marine (N-KOM) to further advance LNG as a maritime and offshore fuel.
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Another day, another LNG problem child


Christmas arrives early for Ichthys


Inpex downplays layoff plans


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COAL SEAM GAS 
Activists ‘hyperventilating’ over nothing: APPEA


THE Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association has shot down the Lock the Gate alliance’s claims about just what a Southern Cross University study into emissions from northern New South Wales and Darling Downs gas basins has proven: nothing.
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Santos advances GLNG extending project


Some happy, some livid with NSW gas plan


UK’s shale challenges outlined


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SHALE GAS 
Europe’s gas supplier flat lining


INTEREST in Europe’s second-biggest gas supplier is flatlining, with Algeria suffering its most unsuccessful bid round since its 2005 Hydrocarbon Act launched regulatory changes.
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UK’s shale challenges outlined


Dogfight rises over Texas fraccing ban


SA Chamber slams Lib call for frac probe


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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
Taking the guesswork out of heat stress


AS the summer temperatures start to bite – and outdoor workers around the nation are increasingly mindful of the need to ‘slip, slop ‘n’ slap’ and stay hydrated – a Brisbane-based company has launched a revolutionary new software program that forecasts when workers are more likely to suffer from heat stress. By Haydn Black
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Fatal GOM platform blast


App responds to industry calls on certification


On the ready for Brazil spill


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CAREERS & RECRUITMENT 
G20 misses point on gender quotas


SUMMITS like the G20 can be big on hyperbole and slim on substance, and its call for industries to lift women’s participation to 25% by 2025 was another example. The woman driving the oil and gas industry’s efforts in this regard believes targets, while good, miss the point.
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Mermaid profits hit by strike action


G20 gender goal triggers Perth meeting


Qld bridging gender gap


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DRILLING 
FAR moving forward after ‘monumental’ campaign


AUSTRALIAN junior FAR Limited has completed its maiden Senegal drilling campaign that netted two discoveries, both of which could become large, standalone oil fields.
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Working over Allen Dome


Explosion kills US rig worker


EDA secures first PNG drilling contract


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INDUSTRY MOVES 
Ophir seeks to swallow Salamander


SHAREHOLDERS of Southeast Asian-focused British E&P company Salamander Energy look like being the big winners out of UK rival Ophir Energy’s £267 million proposed takeover of their company – though analysts are divided on the deal’s benefits.
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Hawkley in more trouble


Cue primes shareholders for AGM


Baker-Halliburton deal opens other doors


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PIPELINES 
Finns come up trumps with valve solution


FINNISH company Flowrox has launched a new slurry knife wafer (SKW) valve to improve fluid control performance for industrial pipelines for oil and gas, mining, minerals and metallurgy, power and waste water treatment.
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Keystone bid fails … just


Pipeline specialist wins another Shah Deniz contract


Volvo beats Saudi's furnace


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PRODUCTION 
Egypt clawing back


KEY support from three regional powers is helping Egypt develop an effective oil and gas hub that could be replicated elsewhere in the Middle East and northern Africa.
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Triangle gets two decades in Indonesia


TransAtlantic’s Albanian trickle


Empyrean charging along in Texas


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EIA launches tool to track imports


A NEW online tool launched by the US Energy Information Administration allows users to track trends in crude oil imports to the country, shedding light on the adjustments to imports being made as domestic production escalates.
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Maritime LNG grows in Middle East


VESSEL classification body DNV GL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Qatar shipyard Nakilat-Keppel Offshore and Marine (N-KOM) to further advance LNG as a maritime and offshore fuel.
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Monadelphous accounts confirms boom’s end


Diversified construction, maintenance and industrial services engineering group Monadelphous has ended 12 consecutive years of earnings growth, booking lower sales revenue of $2.3 billion for 2013-14, and chairman John Rubino warned that slowing activity in the mining and minerals sector means more subdued times ahead. By Haydn Black
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

Logistics & Supply Base

Maritime LNG grows in Middle East

Christmas arrives early for Ichthys

Tanker crew’s Viva revolt

Teekay strike called off as EBA endorsed

SLR expands APAC presence

Seadrill moves to Liverpool

DOF consolidates UK location

US market boosts Flexilife

Harvey Gulf ups logistics management

McDermott lands significant Brunei contract


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Drilling Technology

EDA secures first PNG drilling contract

UK’s shale challenges outlined

Coretrax to launch game changer

BP robot boosts oil recovery

Cementing breakthrough

SA Chamber slams Lib call for frac probe

Dogfight rises over Texas fraccing ban

Exxon goes to MIT




   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


Taking the guesswork out of heat stress


AS the summer temperatures start to bite – and outdoor workers around the nation are increasingly mindful of the need to ‘slip, slop ‘n’ slap’ and stay hydrated – a Brisbane-based company has launched a revolutionary new software program that forecasts when workers are more likely to suffer from heat stress. By Haydn Black
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Another day, another LNG problem child


ICHTHYS is an Australian LNG project with a number of unique features which set it apart from other Australian LNG developments, but as Slugcatcher considered recent events at the venture he was dismayed to see that it also shares a number of common features.
Full Story...

Fatal GOM platform blast


AN explosion at Fieldwood Energy’s Echo platform in the Gulf of Mexico killed one man and injured at least one other worker on Thursday afternoon.
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Christmas arrives early for Ichthys


THE Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project’s first Christmas tree systems have arrived in Australia accompanied by a pair of tubing head spools and associated parts, plus the project’s first completion riser system.
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News Wrap


IN News Wrap: OPEC production cut a 50:50 possibility: analyst survey; Gina Rinehart backs Shell’s views on Aussie activism; 19 US shale regions no longer profitable; and Russia won’t cut oil output.
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Work cut out for Pieter Schelte: video


IMAGINE a vessel large enough and that it is able to remove offshore platform topsides weighing 13,000 tonnes from their foundations in one piece in under a minute.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Eneabba ready to buy; Buru updates; and Swala, Karoon and Oilex all halt.
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Tanker crew’s Viva revolt


VIVA Energy is facing a protest from the unionised Australian crew of an oil tanker it will stop using next year.
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QinetiQ adds seismic grunt


AEROSPACE, defence and security markets research and consultancy QinetiQ has acquired the seismic processing and imaging capability of SR2020 for $US1.7 million.
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App responds to industry calls on certification


OIL and gas skills organisation OPITO has developed a free mobile app which allows offshore workers to access their training records, wherever they are in the world.
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Technip takeover rejected


TECHNIP’s 1.47 billion euro ($A2.14 billion) unsolicited cash takeover offer for French petroleum seismic specialist CGG has been shotdown.
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Leighton-flavoured WDS


LAURENCE Voyer, who is leading a three-man panel of former Leighton veterans that were conducting an “independent” business strategy review of WDS, has since landed the job of being the engineering group’s new CEO and MD.
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G20 misses point on gender quotas


SUMMITS like the G20 can be big on hyperbole and slim on substance, and its call for industries to lift women’s participation to 25% by 2025 was another example. The woman driving the oil and gas industry’s efforts in this regard believes targets, while good, miss the point.
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News Wrap


IN News Wrap: Maiden Queensland Curtis Island LNG shipment expected on December 20; China’s first oil reserves statement; and Korea Gas Corporation to curb spot LNG demand.
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Inpex downplays layoff plans


A union official has claimed that Inpex Australia could lay off up to 1000 workers before Christmas from its Ichthys LNG plant site near Darwin.
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Energy Briefs


IN BRIEFS today: NSW extinguishes 16 PELAs; Cue farms into Indonesia; Bounty’s revenue record; Elk director retires.
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Teekay strike called off as EBA endorsed


TOMORROW’S proposed strike by tugboat engineers at Teekay Shipping’s Port Hedland operation has been called off after a revised enterprise bargaining agreement was endorsed by their union.
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Personnel Movements


IN PERSONNEL movements today: Drillsearch’s new COO; TransAtlantic Petroleum’s new VP Albania; African renewable firm gains diplomatic board member.
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