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5 December 2016
 
 
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SLUGCATCHER 
Slugcatcher places bet on OPEC cut


OIL as a sport is a novel concept but as Slugcatcher was digesting the latest reports about the likely outcome of Wednesday’s OPEC meeting he couldn’t avoid seeing it as a boxing match with supply in the blue corner, demand in the red and bankers taking bets on the side.
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China, Santos and the national interest


What Trump means for oil


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Woodside reveals ‘silver bullet’


THE concept of continuous improvement is a “silver bullet” that can help oilers be more competitive, Woodside Petroleum chief operations officer Mike Utsler said, revealing collaborations with suppliers which drove costs down 40% over three years.
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Oilers challenge new flaring rules


Coleman warns of perfect storm


RBC challenges bears


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TECHNICAL & PRODUCT 
Typhoon power to be tested


A JAPANESE investor has invented a wind turbine that can harness the destructive power of the typhoons that are sweeping through Asia with increasing regularity, and he claims single typhoon could power Japan for 50 years.
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Hydrogen: fuel of the future or a scam?


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LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS 
Woodside reveals ‘silver bullet’


THE concept of continuous improvement is a “silver bullet” that can help oilers be more competitive, Woodside Petroleum chief operations officer Mike Utsler said, revealing collaborations with suppliers which drove costs down 40% over three years.
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Local win for Prelude


APPEA savages LNG swindle allegations


NWSV audit uncovers errors


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COAL SEAM GAS 
CSIRO backs CSG on water


A UNIVERSITY of Western Australia professor has dealt a blow to activists claims by revealing new CSIRO research showing water produced when CSG is extracted from below ground can be safely re-injected hundreds of metres underground.
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Vic ban’s global implications


Vic government wields legal hammer


Senex’s four-fold path


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SHALE GAS 
Unlocking South Africa’s shale potential


SOUTH Africa’s stalled shale gas industry is showing some signs of inching forward, with Perth-based Challenger Energy managing director Robert Willes telling Energy News proposed legislative changes will be good for explorers.
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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
CSIRO backs CSG on water


A UNIVERSITY of Western Australia professor has dealt a blow to activists claims by revealing new CSIRO research showing water produced when CSG is extracted from below ground can be safely re-injected hundreds of metres underground.
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United eyes Oz market


Oilers challenge new flaring rules


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CAREERS & RECRUITMENT 
Calabria cleans house


NEW Origin Energy CEO Frank Calabria, who replaced long-standing boss Grant King in October, has appointed a new leadership team and structure to guide the integrated energy company.
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Pioneer passes


Beach boosts executive team


Phillips to step down


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DRILLING 
Senex kicks off six-well program


SENEX Energy is about to kicked off its 2016-17 drilling campaign, starting with two development wells, although all eyes will be on the success or failure of the delayed Silver Star-1 unconventional gas well.
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INDUSTRY MOVES 
Lakes finalises Navgas terms


LAKES Oil’s move outside Victoria, where its licences are paralysed due to moratoria on exploration, has taken a further step by finalising a share purchase agreement with Dark Horse Resources to secure new projects in Queensland and South Australia.
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PIPELINES 
Canada approves $15B pipeline build


CANADIAN prime minister Justin Trudeau has approved the Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline and Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement, $15 billion worth of new pipeline developments that will open new markets for oil sands producers.
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Crunch time for pipelines


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PRODUCTION 
BP sanctions Mad Dog 2


BP HAS sanctioned the $US9 billion ($A12.12 billion) Mad Dog Phase 2 in the Gulf of Mexico, but it’s a rare bright light as the offshore sector is tipped to keep suffering even amid OPEC cuts.
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Hytorc dispels bolting myths


Gorgon down again


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Strike risks economic catastrophe


EAST Coast gas supplies could be jeopardised after workers associated with onshore and offshore operations in Victoria voted to take the unprecedented step of stopping working indefinitely from next Friday.
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Fluorocarbon’s breakout move


UK FIRM Fluorocarbon is hunting more opportunities in the renewable energy space having reversed its oil and gas thinking to enter the market earlier this year, Energy News has learned.
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Woodside reveals ‘silver bullet’


THE concept of continuous improvement is a “silver bullet” that can help oilers be more competitive, Woodside Petroleum chief operations officer Mike Utsler said, revealing collaborations with suppliers which drove costs down 40% over three years.
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Marine & Subsea

Fluorocarbon’s breakout move

Wind looks to the stars

Hytorc dispels bolting myths




   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Direct Action review; Lion spuds well; Nido shortfall filled; Schlumberger granted SPA; Wandoo renewed; Wind leases sold; NZOG recommends Kupe sale; 88E on track; Pathfinder review begins; and Empire updates.
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India’s solar monster


INDIA has started up a utility-scale solar plant, which at 638 megawatts is the largest in the world, almost 20% larger than the next biggest.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Kennedy steps aside; Scudamore lands at Australis; and Transerv gets Hart.
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Wind looks to the stars


OFFSHORE wind experts are on a “space exploration mission” seeking to learn from the space, defence and oil and gas sectors to boost the future of sea-based renewable energy.
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OPEC agrees to cuts


AUSTRALIAN oil stocks have surged after OPEC secured a broader-than-expected agreement to cut oil production, its first such deal in almost a decade, and one that includes Russia, sending the oil prices up 10% overnight to around $US50 per barrel.
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Hytorc dispels bolting myths


MECHANICAL engineer Gary Pang, who worked on the Ocean Greatwhite rig in Singapore with a previous employer, thought there were some bolting issues that just didn’t have solutions, but joining Hytorc has changed all that, he told Energy News.
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Contrarian rocks OSEA


DELOITTE’S new Asia Pacific oil and gas leader yesterday defied the doomsayers at OSEA 2016 by predicting sustained high oil prices, and even some spikes over the next two years, despite regardless of whatever “fuzzy” decision OPEC made.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs Western Power sale; Carnarvon’s Cerebus timeline; SA black out; Royalco moves; NSE raising; Aurora moves on Molopo; LNGL's final approval; Petrel cash; Barents talks; ExxonMobil criticised; Shell urged on Ormen; Apache shells UK pipe; Centrica quits T&T; Frydenberg defends coal; AMMA tips ABCC $225B windfall; Wressle sale; Avouma workover; Energean approved; and BHI's new venture.
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Local win for Prelude


A PERTH-based company has become the latest beneficiary of a contract to support Shell’s world-leading Prelude FLNG development.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: NOGA gains new chair; Bursill joins LWP; and Eley assumes Pura Vida chair.
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Start-ups to shake up energy


KPMG Australia has revealed 12 start-ups across Perth and Brisbane which will “shake up” energy and natural resources through the firm’s ‘Energise accelerator’ Asia Pacific program.
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Canada approves $15B pipeline build


CANADIAN prime minister Justin Trudeau has approved the Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline and Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement, $15 billion worth of new pipeline developments that will open new markets for oil sands producers.
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CSIRO backs CSG on water


A UNIVERSITY of Western Australia professor has dealt a blow to activists claims by revealing new CSIRO research showing water produced when CSG is extracted from below ground can be safely re-injected hundreds of metres underground.
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United eyes Oz market


SINGAPORE-based maintenance, repair and overhaul products distributor United Resources Marketing Services is eyeing Australia’s oil, gas, mining and renewables sectors as its next big opportunity having launched its expansion into safety at OSEA 2016.
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Singapore’s rescue mission


SINGAPORE’S government has announced more than $S1 billion ($A936 million) worth of targeted measures to shore up its struggling offshore and marine engineering industry as it ramps up LNG refining and storage capacity.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Cooper duster; Trump panic; Mexico auction; Rosneft intrigue; Paz’s Leviathan gas; Zohr target; Economist defends Qld; Austin sales; Hurricane’s FPSO; BP buys in; Bagpuss degraded; BWO sidelined; Royalco nominations; Workovers start; IOG progress; US ups biofuels; WRE drops block; Nuclear diamonds; Fukushima costs soar; Gas inquiry; NGP ups Tap share; SMA's solar system; Blina suspension; and OBL talks Laurel potential.
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Aussie know-how aids Chinese solar transformation


AUSTRALIA’S solar heliostat technology will be used for concentrating solar thermal electricity generation in China.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Spence ends Geodynamics role; SLR’s key engineering appointment; and Niko management changes.
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