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27 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 
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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MORE PREMIUM FEATURES

Australian LNG and the importance of human capital


The importance of being earnest


UK shale: finally turning the corner?


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TECHNICAL & PRODUCT 
Rotork marriage bears fruit


WESTERN Australian offshore operators are expected to be among the first beneficiaries of Rotork’s new to use IMPACT direct mount actuator control manifold, a fruit of the company’s takeover of stainless steel control equipment manufacturer Midland last year.
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MORE TECHNICAL & PRODUCT

Quality push through software


GE asset ‘healthcare’ expands into Brazil, China


Tendaka lands major Russian contracts


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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 
GLNG on target: Macquarie


THE Santos-operated Gladstone LNG project will comfortably hit its goal of achieving first export cargo in the second half of 2015, according to Macquarie Wealth Management.
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Arrow LNG could start in 2019: AME


Australian LNG and the importance of human capital


Philly utility proposes LNG sales


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COAL SEAM GAS 
BHP company tenders TRD tech


QUEENSLAND company CRCMining has put out expressions of interest in utilising, licensing, partnering of acquiring its innovative Tight Radius Drilling (TRD) technology, which boosts production rates for CSG production and enables low-cost degassing of coal seams in mines.
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Blue ups ante while peers wither


Santos weathers Narrabri fury


EPA investigates fraccing site


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SHALE GAS 
UK shale cops body blow


THE UK has reversed last year’s decision to allow hydraulic fracturing in national parks amid fears the practice would increase the country’s carbon emissions.
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MORE SHALE GAS

UK takes lead in Europe shale race


UK’s great shale hope blocked


The importance of being earnest


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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
Buru protects Yulleroo from further vandalism


BURU Energy has modified the Yullero 2 wellhead configuration, removing components that could be susceptible to further damage after activists deliberately vandalised the valve.
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Gulf platform collision sparks fire


Libyan air strike threat to oil tanker


AGL clear in fraccing fiasco


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CAREERS & RECRUITMENT 
BP freezes salaries


OIL major BP will freeze most of the salaries of its 80,000-plus workforce as a consequence of the rout in global oil prices.
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Apache chief's $12M retirement package


Halliburton, Baker Hughes axe thousands of jobs


Bechtel redundancy wave


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DRILLING 
Kvaerner wins big on Johan Sverdrup


A CONDITIONAL contract worth close to 2 billion krone ($A640 million) has been awarded to Kvaerner Verdal for the delivery of a riser platform jacket for Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup field.
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MORE DRILLING

US rig count hit six-year low


UK’s great shale hope blocked


Hartleys dares to believe in Imdex


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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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Skilled rejects Programmed approach


Obama hindering $1 trillion in investment: industry


Russian bear roars again


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PIPELINES 
WorleyParsons wins in tough environment


AUSTRALIA’S WorleyParsons has secured a new $135 million contract to provide fabrication, modularisation and construction services with a major exploration and production company in Canada to construct a significant oil sands mining project.
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Elephants pass pipeline bill


Keystone amendments grow


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PRODUCTION 
Santos posts record sales amid oil crisis


SANTOS has reported growth in full-year and quarterly production and record sales revenue not withstanding the oil price drop that has savaged the company.
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MORE PRODUCTION

Lonestar to weather storm


Santos comes out swinging on Narrabri


BHP to slash US onshore rigs


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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.
Full Story...

GLNG on target: Macquarie


THE Santos-operated Gladstone LNG project will comfortably hit its goal of achieving first export cargo in the second half of 2015, according to Macquarie Wealth Management.
Full Story...

Buru protects Yulleroo from further vandalism


BURU Energy has modified the Yullero 2 wellhead configuration, removing components that could be susceptible to further damage after activists deliberately vandalised the valve.
Full Story...

   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

Human Resources

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

A FIFO faux-pas?

Halliburton, Baker Hughes axe thousands of jobs

Apache’s shock CEO departure


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APRIL : OIL & GAS CONSULTANTS
APRIL : UNCONVENTIONAL

   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


News Wrap


IN TODAY’S News Wrap: Oil tumble could cost $30 billion of Aussie LNG revenue; Oil prices fall despite OPEC chief’s price “rebound” talk; and BP executive faces obstruction of US congress case.
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WorleyParsons wins in tough environment


AUSTRALIA’S WorleyParsons has secured a new $135 million contract to provide fabrication, modularisation and construction services with a major exploration and production company in Canada to construct a significant oil sands mining project.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Oelo e Gas cuts 40% of workforce; Liberty halts; Maersk Interceptor begins work; Rosneft kicks off pilot program; Gazprom’s 20-year LNG deal; InterMoor’s monster Trinidad & Tobago job; and Falcon calls time on Hungarian job.
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Wheatstone sealed


ABERDEEN-headquartered subsea products and equipment manufacturer Ennsub has completed the design, manufacture, testing and installation of bespoke sealing systems for the Chevron-led Wheatstone LNG platform off the West Australian coast.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Knight Oil Tools names to Asia Pacific leads; Camcon appoints MENA BD manager; and iSurvey creates new business development role.
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Gulf platform collision sparks fire


BORDELON Marine’s DP2 offshore supply vessel Connor Bordelon has collided with Energy XXI’s gas platform south of Port Fourchon jetties on the southern tip of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, on the Gulf of Mexico, causing a fire.
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Libyan air strike threat to oil tanker


THE Libyan government has diverted an oil tanker vessel away from a rebel-controlled port by threatening it with an air strike.
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Clough seeks to up-skill workers


ENGINEERING and project services company Clough has launched a new program to help develop the critical project management skills that it believes are core to the success of the business.
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APPEA wants more workplace reforms


AUSTRALIA’S upstream industry says the Productivity Commission’s review of Australia’s workplace relations framework does not go far enough and further reform is required to protect major capital investments including multi-billion dollar LNG projects.
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Low oil could mean your delivery gets there faster


SLOW steaming, a practice used by transoceanic cargo ships to cut fuel costs and reduce emissions, could suffer in the low oil price environment.
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AGL clear in fraccing fiasco


AGL Energy and its waste-hauling contractor Transpacific Industries were cleared of any wrong doing in the issue of disposing flowback water from pilot fraccing trials at Gloucester CSG operations into Hunter Water’s sewerage system.
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Arrow LNG could start in 2019: AME


ARROW Energy’s stalled Curtis Island-based LNG project could go ahead in 2019 according to research group AME.
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Australian LNG and the importance of human capital
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WHILE the companies in charge of Australia’s various LNG projects are advancing in their strategies for managing staffing requirements in the transition from the construction to operations phase, there is still a perceived need to have overseas workers in the mix.
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News Wrap


IN News Wrap: Crude markets fall despite supercharged Euro stimulus; BP CEO and oil trader Gunvor on oil prices; and Iraq calls for global oil producers summit.
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Right of entry reforms ‘modest, balanced’: ACCI


THE Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has rubbished the ACTU’s recent calls to shelve four government workplace reform bills currently before the Senate that include controversial right of entry reforms relating to the resources and construction sectors.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Contact re-signs for gas; New Guinea Energy’s exploratory quarter; Oil Basins dispute set back; ET gets solar funding; Florida LNG coming; Russia plans Baltic LNG; and Pryme continues at Capitola.
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Skilled rejects Programmed approach


AS expected, Skilled Group has rejected December’s “merger of equals” proposal from rival Programmed Maintenance Services to create a $700 million services behemoth.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Apache takes on BP chief; Far courts new opportunities; and Green Rock revives board.
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