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24 August 2016
 
 
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SLUGCATCHER 
The return of wealth creation


SHAREHOLDERS in Woodside Petroleum might not feel it, but collectively they are $1.1 billion wealthier today than they were a week ago, and while that calculation by Slugcatcher might fall into a category headed ‘meaningless statistics’ there is a message behind the number.
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The other side of a double-bottom


Slugcatcher: the bearer of bad news


The double-bottom that signals sharp upturn


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Chevron’s domgas lure


CHEVRON Corporation’s Gorgon and Wheatstone projects could come to the rescue of Western Australia’s soon-to-be-distressed domestic gas market as RISC Advisory told Energy News the oil and gas company may be willing to accept lower prices now rather than wait more than a decade.
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Uncertainty dogs Gas2Grid


Analyst goes for broke on renewables


CSG research reveals chronic overbuild


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TECHNICAL & PRODUCT 
Hydrogen: fuel of the future or a scam?


SCIENTISTS at Osaka University have created a new method to use sunlight to turn seawater into hydrogen peroxide, which can then be used in fuel cells to generate electricity, but the co-founder of Tesla Marc Tarpenning has argued that hydrogen is not the fuel of the future, but a technological dead end.
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Oil Search leaps ahead


Inatex strengthens Asian push


Logging tool aims to cut drilling costs


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LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS 
Origin ‘in the clear’


ORIGIN Energy’s balance sheet appears to be in the clear just six months after banks had expressed concerns about whether the oiler could fund its share of Australia Pacific LNG if oil prices stayed below $US40/bbl, but dangerous headwinds still loom.
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Gallagher offers gas hope


CSG research reveals chronic overbuild


Woodside delves deeper into Wheatstone


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COAL SEAM GAS 
V2H in CSG breakthrough


V2H has scored a breakthrough via a three-year deal with Chinese-backed Queensland CSG producer WestSide Corporation that could help extract more gas for Gladstone’s LNG megaprojects.
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CSG research reveals chronic overbuild


Pub brawls spark innovation


Shale tech commercialised


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SHALE GAS 
AJL loss improves


AJ LUCAS’ long string of losses has continued, but hopes the worst of a dreadful few years is behind it with an improvement in underlying earnings, its Australian businesses performing above expectations and a likely resumption of drilling for shale gas in the UK before the end of the year.
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Kinetiko aims to get moving again


Shale tech commercialised


Empire talks up Tawallah potential


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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
More oilers in green sin bin


LONON-listed oil explorers Cairn Energy and Soco International have joined the green sin bin, being reported to UK regulators for allegedly failing to tell investors enough about the risks that climate change poses to their businesses, while the ExxonMobil probe in the US is now an issue of securities fraud.
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BP has fresh crack at Bight


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DRILLING 
LWD for big bore wells


HALLIBURTON subsidiary Sperry Drilling has announced the release of a new 9.5-inch Azimuthal Lithodensity logging-while-drilling tool that can shed light on the rock properties of larger wellbores, such as those used in the giant gas fields off the North West Shelf.
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INDUSTRY MOVES 
FAR’s audacious move


FAR claims ConocoPhillips has failed to comply with the terms of the joint operating agreement for the proposed $US430 million ($A565 million) sale of its interests in Senegal to Woodside Petroleum, and on the same day the junior delivered its third upgrade for the SNE discovery, it says the pre-emption period has yet to begin.
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Qld CSG pioneer becomes NT election issue


Tubridgi may rise again


Begg plans new IPO


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OGS growth continues


PERTH-based engineering services firm OGS Group has launched yet another new division to focus on the Asia Pacific region headed up by former Wood Group leader Peter Winterbourne, a move that seems ideally timed for oilers cautiously starting to pick up activity again as crude prices slowly recover.
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V2H in CSG breakthrough


V2H has scored a breakthrough via a three-year deal with Chinese-backed Queensland CSG producer WestSide Corporation that could help extract more gas for Gladstone’s LNG megaprojects.
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Chevron’s domgas lure


CHEVRON Corporation’s Gorgon and Wheatstone projects could come to the rescue of Western Australia’s soon-to-be-distressed domestic gas market as RISC Advisory told Energy News the oil and gas company may be willing to accept lower prices now rather than wait more than a decade.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

Safety

Emerson wins global Total contract

Pub brawls spark innovation

Icon praised for Wheatstone safety

AUVs a bright spark in dark times

Decom solution for vexing problem

Unpacking UK concrete dinosaur crisis

The future is now for safety

Winner rig hits the rocks: video

The mother of all fracs

Exova wins safety award


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   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Nigerian Navy sinks barges; Cooper deal axed; Tlou renews GE alliance; Empire's MacBank deal; Petsec's $15M notes; RCR wins contract; Energy Bradkin's focus; Seismoelectric trials; Whales in Bight; OBL mandate ended; Phase 2 begins at Silvertip; Pakistan shale plans; China takes NS crown; HHI agreement; Heavy lifts begin; US spins up offshore wind; Statoil buys; Stone sells; Winner refloated; and more.
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Maintenance buffers Monadelphous


ENGINEERING and contracting firm Monadelphous has seen its revenue fall 26.8% to $1.365 billion as the heat continues to come out of the construction market, with net profit after tax of $67 million.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Nikolaenko departs Black Ridge; sweeping changes at Marathon; and Haythorpe joins Petratherm as Kallis departs.
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Carbon’s Indonesian inroads


UNDERGROUND coal gasification might be too stressful for Queensland to consider but Indonesia has no such reservations, with Singapore-based Ascot Energy becoming the second company in recent years to sign up to use the CSIRO-developed keyseam technology.
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GreenSync boost in Victoria


VICTORIA’S government has made the first grant under its $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund to a local business working to roll-out a digital control platform that coordinates and optimises renewables connected to the grid.
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Tubridgi may rise again


DUET Group is keeping its cards close to its chest about whether it is considering using the depleted Tubridgi gas field in Western Australia’s Carnarvon Basin as a gas storage facility.
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Helix sets rigless standard


HELIX Well Ops has completed the industry’s first riser-based coiled tubing intervention project from a light well intervention vessel.
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Analyst goes for broke on renewables


AS A 33-year veteran analyst who has made a living specialising on tiddlers that “tend to be overlooked by the market”, Canaccord Genuity’s Johan Hedstrom is ideally placed to dive into renewable energy, but while no brokerage will pay someone full time to do that right now, he told Energy News it’s only a matter of time.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Georgia pipeline threat; Farmers demand PTTEP action; Oman sold; CIMIC launches Chevron suit in US; Motiva recovery; Rig refloat; ExxonMobil accused; Premier considers development options; Total drops drillship; 'dodgy' lawyer cleared; Tullow closes Norwegian market; Vietnam appraisal; Skipper disappoints; Spill calculator released; UAE's unique accident plan; Activists shakes up Williams; and today's trading halt.
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Offshore companies struggling


AUSTRALIA’S MMA Offshore is not alone in feeling the pain of weak demand for services in the oil patch with Maersk Supply Service set to sell up to 20 vessels in an already crowded marketplace and sack around 400 workers.
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More oilers in green sin bin


LONON-listed oil explorers Cairn Energy and Soco International have joined the green sin bin, being reported to UK regulators for allegedly failing to tell investors enough about the risks that climate change poses to their businesses, while the ExxonMobil probe in the US is now an issue of securities fraud.
Full Story...

The return of wealth creation


SHAREHOLDERS in Woodside Petroleum might not feel it, but collectively they are $1.1 billion wealthier today than they were a week ago, and while that calculation by Slugcatcher might fall into a category headed ‘meaningless statistics’ there is a message behind the number.
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Victoria stands alone on gas reform


THE Council of Australian Government’s Energy Council has agreed to some of the most significant reforms to the domestic energy market since the 1990s, although Victoria has refused to back a national gas supply strategy.
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CSG research reveals chronic overbuild


NEW University of Queensland research into trends before, during and after the state’s CSG-LNG construction boom has also revealed a comedy of responsibility buck-passing, with land developers pushing new investments even when the boom was clearly tapering off.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Armour's first oil; Magnum struggles; Sino to delist; Matrix's news; Darwin spill; Soma investigated; Nigeria ceasefire; BP cleared; WA solar investment; NZEC loss; Exxon accused; Culzean approved; Cairn India wobbles; Nicaragua explosion; Gulf auction; Total seismic plans; Petrobras ruling; Statoil submission; Chevron sticks with Thailand; and more.
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Ichthys pain continues for UGL


ONGOING troubles at Inpex’s LNG project at Darwin have weighed heavily on engineering and construction firm UGL, with the company posting a net loss after tax of $106 million, its potential profit dragged down by another $200 million provision raised against its Ichthys contracts.
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AJL loss improves


AJ LUCAS’ long string of losses has continued, but hopes the worst of a dreadful few years is behind it with an improvement in underlying earnings, its Australian businesses performing above expectations and a likely resumption of drilling for shale gas in the UK before the end of the year.
Full Story...

New plastics tech could cut emissions


RESEARCHERS from ExxonMobil and Georgia Institute of Technology believe a new molecular-level filter technology could revolutionise the energy-intense chemical process.
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