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6 July 2015
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SLUGCATCHER 
The problems confronting US LNG before it even starts


THE widely forecast boom in US production of LNG might not be the big event it was once expected to be with Slugcatcher impressed by fresh thoughts about the impact of falling oil and coal prices on the LNG industry.
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Playing politics when you should be running a business


The bottom for oil and start of better times


What Woodside’s anti-coal stance says to BHP


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Woodside leaves peers behind


WOODSIDE has partnered with Cisco and Curtin University as part of a recruitment drive to transform itself from being reactive to predictive using the “Internet of Everything”.
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Oz stumbles as China, Argentina lead shale race


Barnett’s Browse bungles


Condor spreads its wings


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TECHNICAL & PRODUCT 
Off-the-shelf solution


DATUM360 has just completed a $1.4 million contract for providing the software on a groundbreaking North Sea oil and gas project with Total for the Martin Linge project that could be the world’s most sustainable oil and gas scheme.
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Trakka app wins gong


WA switches on EV highway


Setting the PACE


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LETTERS 
Letter to the editor


FORMER Victoria Petroleum managing director and now Greenearth Energy director John Kopcheff has responded to yesterday’s feature story, Barnett’s Browse bungles, analysing what lessons can be learned from the history of Browse’s development.
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Letter to the editor


Letter to the editor


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LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS 
Offshore NT supply base advances


AN AusGroup subsidiary is seeking federal environment clearance to develop a Melville Island-based offshore oil and gas market-servicing logistics hub about 122km north of Darwin.
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PLNG sites selected


Barnett keeps Browse content hopes up


Shell’s $US4.7B FLNG order


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COAL SEAM GAS 
NSW CSG buy-back extended


THE New South Wales government has again elected to extend the deadline for the buyback of CSG leases, even as the NSW Greens called for a coalition MP to resign over a broken promise to buy back a controversial lease around Lismore and Byron Bay.
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Triple banking on second time lucky


Santos’ attractive pay deals for NSW farmers


Mantle talks coal, CSG, hydro power mix


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SHALE GAS 
Oz stumbles as China, Argentina lead shale race


TWO developing economies have put the foot on the pedal of late while their Aussie counterparts lag behind in the global shale race.
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Linc seeks Boorthanna partner


Fraccing risks unacceptable: review


Cuadrilla hopeful of frac approval


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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
BP settles Macondo claims with US govt


ENERGY giant BP has settled claims with the US government worth up to $US18.7 billion ($A24.5 billion) over the 2010 Macondo oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, taking the cost of the spill to an eye-watering to $US70.5 billion.
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UK braces for HSE shake-up


WA gets tough on industry


Walruses, polar bears stifle Shell


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CAREERS & RECRUITMENT 
Lingo walks from Drillsearch


SIX years after he rescued Drillsearch Energy from the doldrums of being a moderately successful but unloved Cooper Basin explorer, Brad Lingo has quit its board, effective immediately.
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UKCS needs workers


150,000 jobs lost in oil rout


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DRILLING 
Fraccing risks unacceptable: review


NEW York State’s ban on fraccing officially came into force overnight after the State’s environmental conservation commissioner Joe Martens issued a 43-page findings statement, ending a seven-year review process.
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Ruling exposes oilers to quake suits


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INDUSTRY MOVES 
The logic behind Nido shuffle


WHEN Nido Petroleum managing director Phil Byrne announced his departure earlier this year most expected his replacement to be a Thai-based oil veteran with experience across South East Asia, not a UK-born former Perth resident with a lot of African exploration experience.
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Lingo walks from Drillsearch


Puntland dream ends


Chinese take over jack-up driller


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PIPELINES 
Otway work picks up


WOOD Group has secured a $US1 million ($A1.3 million) contract with Origin Energy to provide detailed design engineering for the onshore pipelines related to the Halladale, Black Watch and Speculant (HBWS) gas fields off the coast of Victoria.
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PRODUCTION 
Shell approves largest Gulf platform


THE oil price might in in the doldrums, but Shell has approved the development of the largest ever platform-based oil field development in the Gulf of Mexico which will break even at an oil price of $US55 per barrel of Brent equivalent.
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Stybarrow enters final phase


Beach starts Cooper sales


Riser supports subsea field


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BP settles Macondo claims with US govt


ENERGY giant BP has settled claims with the US government worth up to $US18.7 billion ($A24.5 billion) over the 2010 Macondo oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, taking the cost of the spill to an eye-watering to $US70.5 billion.
Full Story...

Quadrant awards services contract


NORWAY-based Deep Sea Mooring, a subsidiary of the Global Maritime Group, has won a mooring and rig positioning services contract from Quadrant Energy.
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Woodside leaves peers behind


WOODSIDE has partnered with Cisco and Curtin University as part of a recruitment drive to transform itself from being reactive to predictive using the “Internet of Everything”.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

Water & Environment

Ruling exposes oilers to quake suits

Water war escalates

WA gets tough on industry

Walruses, polar bears stifle Shell

Fraccing risks unacceptable: review



UPCOMING FOCUS FEATURES

AUGUST : SAFETY
AUGUST : EDUCATION & TRAINING
AUGUST : MIDDLE EAST
SEPTEMBER : LNG
SEPTEMBER : OFFSHORE EQUIPMENT & SERVICES
OCTOBER : PIPELINES
OCTOBER : OIL & GAS ENGINEERING
OCTOBER : PNG & INDONESIA

   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


News Wrap


IN News Wrap: Credit Suisse warns of more Santos debt trouble; Glencore executives tour Iran for oil talks; Kashagan stake sale; and new Cardno boss has 100 days.
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PNG powers up


EXXONMOBIL has started delivery of up to 25 megawatts of electricity from the PNG LNG project, to PNG Power.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’s Energy Briefs Jacobson sells CVN shares; Range loses Lind bid; Yolla milestone; Byron completes well; US rig count rises; Holloman on hold; Emerson secures Yggdrasi; Cameron’s Sun Flower design; SunEdison boosts wind; Spotless completes takeover; China to cut emissions.
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Offshore NT supply base advances


AN AusGroup subsidiary is seeking federal environment clearance to develop a Melville Island-based offshore oil and gas market-servicing logistics hub about 122km north of Darwin.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Lees takes on Austin role; Lion adds another company secretary; Valmec appoints GM of oil and gas services division; CNL Software enhances senior management; Madagascar Oil adds ex-BP man, Arrow VP straight to the board; Canada adds to National Energy Board; TTI’s new CEO; and Surge loses CFO.
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UK braces for HSE shake-up


OIL and gas leaks in the North Sea are at an all-time low just as the UK’s industry prepares for the biggest shake-up of offshore health, safety and environment management for a decade.
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Subsea forum extended


AN industry forum that addresses challenges in subsea integrity management is being extended for a further three years with backing from global oil and gas operators.
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Barnett keeps Browse content hopes up


WESTERN Australian Premier Colin Barnett is keeping his hopes up for some local supply chain benefit from Browse floating LNG development, despite there being no supply base commitment from the Woodside-led joint venture.
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Shell’s $US4.7B FLNG order


THE same day Woodside Petroleum announced the Browse Joint Venture had entered front-end engineering for the floating LNG project’s three fields, its JV partner Shell placed a $US4.7 billion ($A6.15 billion) order with South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries for three FLNG vessels.
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Oz stumbles as China, Argentina lead shale race


TWO developing economies have put the foot on the pedal of late while their Aussie counterparts lag behind in the global shale race.
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News Wrap


IN News Wrap: Oil prices slip; Shell Australia reckons the Browse project is challenging; Oil tycoon sues Facebook poster; Iran will slowly expand oil output: analysts; and Russia cuts off gas to Ukraine.
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Otway work picks up


WOOD Group has secured a $US1 million ($A1.3 million) contract with Origin Energy to provide detailed design engineering for the onshore pipelines related to the Halladale, Black Watch and Speculant (HBWS) gas fields off the coast of Victoria.
Full Story...

Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Rig explodes; Armour says no McClendon talks; Cooper fast-tracks drilling; Jupiter draws debt; Oilex raising cash; Metgasco confirms talks; Rawson closes buyback; Octillion enters market; Technip wins Libra contract; COPL sets raising target; Marcellus shale boost; Incremental secures field; Tlou backed; Taza tight; Navaho delayed; Keystone snaps up Molopo shares; and more.
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China’s rule-bending FTA: Comment


THE unexpected 457 visa requirement-dodging skilled worker importing aspects of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement are seemingly inspired by Chinese utility giant State Grid Corporation’s plans to invest in Australian transmission and distribution network assets.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: WA EPA chair steps down; Decmil entices exec out of retirement; 2H adds tech manager; New Source Energy Partners chief financial officer resigns; DLA welcomes partners; BMT lures BG Group non-executive director as chair; and TCO appoints UK chief.
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Shell approves largest Gulf platform


THE oil price might in in the doldrums, but Shell has approved the development of the largest ever platform-based oil field development in the Gulf of Mexico which will break even at an oil price of $US55 per barrel of Brent equivalent.
Full Story...

UKCS needs workers


THE UK Continental Shelf needs another 12,000 new workforce entrants over the next five years to ensure it fulfils its potential to provide energy for at least another 35 years, an EY survey commissioned by Oil & Gas UK, Opito and the UK government has found.
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150,000 jobs lost in oil rout


SINCE oil prices began their dramatic decline in mid-2014, more than 150,000 jobs in the oil and gas industry have been cut across the globe – and there is worse to some, according to a recent report from job services company Swift Worldwide Resources.
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