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SLUGCATCHER 
The industry-wide uplift which comes with discovery news


IT IS too early to say with confidence that the sombre mood of the Australian oil industry has lifted after last week’s double-barrelled burst of discovery news but Slugcatcher would be surprised if most people in the business were not feeling somewhat perkier today.
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The hunt for profits as the oil price flat-lines


What’s next for Woodside?


ExxonMobil’s $US450 million dilemma in the freezing waters of the Kara Sea


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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 
More questions for Woodside


SLUGCATCHER certainly seemed to touch readers with his piece yesterday “What’s next for Woodside?”
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LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS 
LNG tanks pass tests: Bechtel video


ENGINEERING giant Bechtel, which was in the throes of LNG project-related industrial action last week, has unveiled a video on the successful hydro testing of two massive LNG storage tanks on Curtis Island.
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Bechtel wins


Meaningful work still going on: Bechtel


A kicking, spitting and rock throwing Bechtel strike


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COAL SEAM GAS 
Pump solves CSG production issue


AN AUSTRALIAN technical services company has launched a device to extend the run life of pumps in Australian CSG wells.
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Metgasco in talks with NSW govt


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SHALE GAS 
Austin follows up Colorado success


AUSTIN Exploration is preparing to drill two shallow, low-cost wells in its Pathfinder prospect in Colorado.
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Shale’s staying power


Report released on Chevron Lanco well fire incident


Shale worker petrol-bombed


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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
Kongsberg to supply control, safety system to FPSO


KONGSBERG Maritime Engineering is delivering an integrated control and safety system for the BW Offshore Catcher floating production storage offloading vessel.
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Exxon pays $1.5M for spill


Pennsylvania contamination stats released


Unions slam offshore authority


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DRILLING 
Inpex books rig for WA drilling campaign


TRANSOCEAN’S semi-submersible Jack Bates rig, used to drill Santos’ Lasseter-1/ST1 discovery well in Western Australia’s Browse Basin, is booked to spud two wells for Ichthys LNG project operator Inpex.
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MORE DRILLING

Tractor deal for Qinterra


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PRODUCTION 
Beach becomes ‘largest onshore oil producer’


A TENACIOUS drilling campaign over the 2014 financial year has led Beach Energy to assume the mantle of Australia’s largest onshore oil producer, according to the company’s full-year results.
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Energy News Bulletin Top 5


ASPERMONT Senior Editor Energy Noel Dyson compiles the five most viewed stories on EnergyNewsBulletin.net to offer readers a brief view of leading industry news from the past week.
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Kongsberg to supply control, safety system to FPSO


KONGSBERG Maritime Engineering is delivering an integrated control and safety system for the BW Offshore Catcher floating production storage offloading vessel.
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Collie power station to be privatised: ETU


THE Electrical Trades Union of Western Australia has made claims that the state government is planning to privatise Collie power station as workers enter their fourth day of work stoppages at the site in response to a new enterprise bargaining agreement.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

Safety

Kongsberg to supply control, safety system to FPSO

Pennsylvania contamination stats released

Unions slam offshore authority

Keeping tabs on worker travels

Ample motion compensation

Wenaas wins Statoil clothing deal

Funding the wing and saving the prayer at Ichthys

Hamas attacks offshore well

BOP leak in GoM

EnQuest’s impressive safety record



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Education & Training

Wireline offers gas lift training

Free online well course coming

Survival of the fittest

Flexible learning platform boosted

Ex-military personnel suited to oil and gas

BC building trade capability

Taskforces to improve well control training and safety

Opito raises safety bar in the Gulf




UPCOMING FOCUS FEATURES

OCTOBER : OIL & GAS ENGINEERING

   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


Exxon pays $1.5M for spill


EXXONMOBIL has been fined $US1.5 million ($A1.6 million) in settlement for an oil spill from its North Line pipeline in Louisiana in 2012.
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Ezra in big offshore fleet shake-up
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Investors are watching over a transformative business deal which will create one of Asia Pacific's largest offshore services players. Alison Middleton looks at the consolidation of a market-leading deep-water fleet.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Clough’s uncertain times; Whitehaven chief calls for pushback against ‘green imperialism’; Ebola enters Nigerian oil hub; and Islamic militants set fire to three Iraqi wells.
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Pennsylvania contamination stats released


PENNSYLVANIA’s environment department has unveiled details of 248 cases from 2008 to 2014 where unconventional wells were found to have contaminated private drinking water wells.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Talon prepares to frac; Elixir continues pursuit of Petra; Coretrack faces appeal; and Empire suspends.
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A risk-based approach to BOP maintenance


DNV GL has established a joint industry project to deliver an international standard for risk-based maintenance on blow-out preventers.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Dron & Dickson secures director; RMS appoints global seller; EOC enlists captain; Leni founder steps down; and Circulation Services promotes.
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DanTysk wind farm hits key milestone


THE last of the turbines for the DanTysk offshore wind farm project has been installed.
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Stanley wells ready to go, says Horizon


TWO production wells for the Stanley gas-condensate project in Papua New Guinea are now completed and ready for production, Horizon Oil has confirmed.
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Rethink on how to charge for power use


THE Australian Energy Market Commission has called for submissions on proposed rule changes regulating how distribution network managers charge consumers for electricity.
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Unions slam offshore authority


UNIONS are calling for the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority to release its full investigation findings into the double fatality accident on the Stena Clyde rig which occurred on the Bass Strait two years ago.
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Pump solves CSG production issue


AN AUSTRALIAN technical services company has launched a device to extend the run life of pumps in Australian CSG wells.
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Cooper Energy aiming high three years on
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ALMOST three years after its near-death experience, Cooper Energy and its shareholders can look back with a lot of satisfaction.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Maritime union to expand Gorgon battle; Shell closer to divesting Nigerian fields; BG seeks big QCLNG pipeline bids; and Alaskan voters approve oil tax regime.
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Apache AUV survey off WA completed


A SURVEY of about 550km of pipelines and 20 infield structures of the northwest coast of Australia has been completed for Apache.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Circle discovers; Nido announces Galoc reserves; Tamaska raises; Key analyses; Central advises on Santos moves; Baraka halts; Oil shows for Far in Senegal; Nexus waits on approvals; and Grand Gulf gets shows.
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WDS wins contracts worth $65M


TWO large contract wins, totalling $65 million, will broaden energy services provider WDS’ reach across the CSG sector.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Drillsearch strengthens team; Bibby expands into Norway; Central promotes; Wood Group takes care of safety; and Heemskirk replaces company secretary.
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