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28 July 2016
 
 
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SLUGCATCHER 
The many winners in PNG


EVERYONE WINS. It’s not often something like that can be said about an event in the oil industry but ExxonMobil’s bid for Papua New Guinea-focused InterOil is what Slugcatcher believes can be described as a win, win, win win, win, win.
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Woodside may have finally got it right


Slugcatcher catches oil optimism


Slugcatcher and Santos’ great awakening


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
InterOil insider trading allegations


INTEROIL founder Peter Mulacek has asked US and Canadian regulators to probe explosive insider trading allegations against the takeover target’s board and management.
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FLNG JV provides hope


ExxonMobil on verge of splurge


Woodside to help foster US LNG domgas wave


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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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LETTERS 
Letter to the editor


THE debate over the impact of renewables on energy markets continues apace, with consulting reservoir engineer Don McMillan responding to yesterday's letter which condemned Liberal Senator Chris Back's call for moratoriums on new wind farms.
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Letter to the editor


Letter to the editor


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LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS 
CFMEU official faces standover threat charge


THE ugly face of ‘union thuggery’ at the Gorgon LNG project on Barrow Island has been put before the Federal Court, with the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union and union official Bradley Upton facing allegations of abuse and threats against construction workers at the $US54 billion development.
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China surges amid Panama dodgems


FLNG JV provides hope


Russian LNG bear rises


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COAL SEAM GAS 
Galilee test could open new region


GALILEE Energy has committed to drilling a new CSG well at its remote Glenaras project in the Galilee Basin that could lead to the first reserves for the potentially significant project being booked early in the new year and a ready new source of east coast gas.
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New jet tech for CSG


Drones to help landholder relations: video


More Bender ripple effects


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SHALE GAS 
Drillers innovate to survive


PRE-OIL price crash levels of $US120/barrel may now be an impossible dream for oil and gas drillers, but they can look forward to further recovery next year in better shape as the downturn has forced them to innovate more and look to potentially massive opportunities for shale and tight gas in Saudi Arabia.
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PNG pumped for unconventional gas potential


APPEA to sweet talk Territorians


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CAREERS & RECRUITMENT 
Founder leaves Protean


FORMER Woodside Petroleum senior vice president of projects Steve Rogers is coming in to help move Protean Wave Energy forward as managing director.
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Don’t forget people: Hackett


APPEA hopes against hope


Santos CFO walks


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DRILLING 
Lion selects SBA target


TINY Indonesian oil and gas producer Lion Energy is hoping to finally unleash a drilling rig on South Block A before the end of the year, a shallow Indonesian oil target that could be transformational for the company.
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INDUSTRY MOVES 
FLNG JV provides hope


SCHLUMBERGER, which was heavily involved in Woodside Petroleum’s canned Browse development, has created a unique joint venture with carrier owner Golar LNG to “rapidly develop” gas reserves at low cost, and even help fund them.
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ExxonMobil on verge of splurge


The many winners in PNG


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PIPELINES 
Shell opens jet fuel pipeline


SHELL’S $4.73 billion exit from Caltex’s share register last year hasn’t stopped them collaborating on major projects, with the pair opening a $16 million jet fuel pipeline yesterday to service Brisbane Airport.
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Gas transmission shake-up coming


Blue’s pipeline gambit


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PRODUCTION 
UK’s bold plan


THE UK’s oil and gas regulator has launched an ambitious, counter-cyclical bid to convince industry to invest in capital-intensive enhanced oil recovery to boost the sector at a time when operators and service providers are still slashing costs.
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Santos delivers steady quarter


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Technip’s triple win


TECHNIP has been a contract-winning machine overnight, securing new large contracts in the UK Continental Shelf, Russia and Woodside Petroleum’s newest oil field development in Australia.
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CFMEU official faces standover threat charge


THE ugly face of ‘union thuggery’ at the Gorgon LNG project on Barrow Island has been put before the Federal Court, with the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union and union official Bradley Upton facing allegations of abuse and threats against construction workers at the $US54 billion development.
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InterOil insider trading allegations


INTEROIL founder Peter Mulacek has asked US and Canadian regulators to probe explosive insider trading allegations against the takeover target’s board and management.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: WA power reforms; Libyan tanker bomb threats; Two killed in Russia; Statoil income drops; SKP wins TANAP contract; Tanker ban call; Strata-X production falls; Highlands enters Colorado; Petrobras gas plan; Hess loss; Iraq help; UCG protest; Murphy loss; Real resumes; Shell IPO; SA strike; Saipem graft; Cooper delay; NGE buyback; Austin oil shows; SEA refacs; RL award; Samarco payment; Strait sale; PVD confused; and OBL shares.
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Letter to the editor


THE debate over the impact of renewables on energy markets continues apace, with consulting reservoir engineer Don McMillan responding to yesterday's letter which condemned Liberal Senator Chris Back's call for moratoriums on new wind farms.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Planet Gas resignation; Hess exec joins service provider; oil lobbyist wins clean water job; and Rawlings takes interim CEO role.
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Founder leaves Protean


FORMER Woodside Petroleum senior vice president of projects Steve Rogers is coming in to help move Protean Wave Energy forward as managing director.
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ALS sees life after hell


DIABOLICAL though the timing of ALS' entry into the oil and gas market was, managing director Greg Kilmister is adamant its costly bet is still worth the punt as optimism returns to the oil patch despite enduring a “terrible year”.
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Shell opens jet fuel pipeline


SHELL’S $4.73 billion exit from Caltex’s share register last year hasn’t stopped them collaborating on major projects, with the pair opening a $16 million jet fuel pipeline yesterday to service Brisbane Airport.
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Gas transmission shake-up coming


THERE will be a major shake-up of how pipelines move gas around the east coast if the Australian Energy Market Commission’s new recommendations to the Council of Australian Governments’ Energy Council are implemented.
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Letter to the editor


YESTERDAY’S story Wind moratorium call has drawn a response from Adam Lippiatt, who said Senator Chris Back’s suggestion missed the point about where Australia is at in the transition to emissions-free electricity production.
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Nexans in Australian first


CABLE and umbilical supplier Nexans has secured the contract to deliver umbilical and accessories to Schlumberger’s OneSubsea for Woodside Petroleum’s Greater Enfield development off the coast of Exmouth, Western Australia.
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FLNG JV provides hope


SCHLUMBERGER, which was heavily involved in Woodside Petroleum’s canned Browse development, has created a unique joint venture with carrier owner Golar LNG to “rapidly develop” gas reserves at low cost, and even help fund them.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Children missing after pipeline bombing; NY AG gives Exxon the finger; Freeport losses mount; Lobbyist buys dinners; 'Lesbians are hot' poster offends; North Slope review; Beaumont expansion; Anadarko loss; Incremental raises; Hydrates found; Keppel denies bribes; and ASX share movements.
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AGL teams up for $3B renewable fund


THE Commonwealth’s Future Fund has invested big in AGL Energy’s $2-3 billion Powering Australian Renewables Fund.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Cooper Basin expert joins Senex; Ball joins OGH; Padman departs Entek; and 2H promotes manager.
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Monos goes green


PERTH-based engineering company Monadelphous has reached an agreement with Sydney-based energy specialist ZEM Energy to form a new joint venture company to participate in the surging renewable energy space.
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ExxonMobil tackles subsea woes


THE world’s largest public oil and gas company, ExxonMobil, is teaming up with a UK-based concern to undertake shallow water trials of a new technology that is aiming to reduce the recurring problem subsea electrical failures.
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New natural hydrogen source theorised


A NEW study from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment claims to have found an abundant source of hydrogen in serpentinised rocks that form from spreading tectonic plates, which could be a clean, alternative fuel source, cleaner than methane hydrates.
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Don’t forget people: Hackett


BEHEMOTH energy companies like Chevron, GE and Woodside Petroleum could “disappear” unless they rediscover the sense of community and respect for people that drive big corporations rather than the technologies that are often touted as game-changers, GE Oil & Gas regional director Mary Hackett told Energy News.
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Wind moratorium call


WEST Australian Senator Chris Back has called for a moratorium on new wind farms, and for the stripping of all subsidies for wind energy generators until the Productivity Commission conducts a cost-benefit analysis of the effect the industry has on the National Electricity Market and retail electricity costs.
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