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SLUGCATCHER 
Slugcatcher: Oil’s remarkable week


IT HAS been a remarkable few days for the oil industry – though Slugcatcher is not sure what is more remarkable, the surprise fall in global oil demand, or Chevron Corporation demonstrating big oil at its worst.
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The era of benign oil prices


Is shale a blessing or a curse?


The industry-wide uplift which comes with discovery news


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Selling Kurnell


THE sale process for Caltex’s Kurnell refinery in Sydney is entering the final stages, with the Kurnell refinery sealed bid event opening for bidding on September 17. Bids will close on October 1.
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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 
Letter to the editor


Response to Slugcatcher column September 15: ‘Oil’s remarkable week’
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LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS 
Let’s deal with this: Unions to Chevron


MARITIME Union of Australia Western Australia secretary Christy Cain has called on Chevron to sit down with the players in the Gorgon project to deal with the bunfight over local content and the hiring of foreign workers.
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GE gets nod for pioneering eLNG project


Unions petition parliament for Gorgon inquiry


Browse decision stands: Jacob


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COAL SEAM GAS 
APPEA supports NSW arbitration reforms


THE Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association has backed New South Wales government reforms to the arbitration process used for land access disputes between resource explorers and landholders in the state to make it faster and fairer.
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CSG well hissing near Sydney homes


Pump solves CSG production issue


Metgasco in talks with NSW govt


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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
Wild Well set for action in both hemispheres


WILD Well Control now covers both hemispheres after it unveiled its new subsea capping stack for response to a global deep water well control incident as part of its WellCONTAINED emergency response system.
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Lightning smites Linc oil tanks


Two fatalities at APLNG sites


Suspected platform blowout kills Chevron contractor


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Engineer killed in Indonesian vessel fire


THE chief engineer of Indonesian state-owned Pertamina’s Cilacap Permina Samudra floating storage and offloading vessel has been killed in a fire on the vessel.
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NOPSEMA names new boss


THE National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority has appointed Stuart Smith as its new CEO. Smith was previously director general for the Department of Industry and Resources.
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Superficial talk overplays Oz LNG threats
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IF AUSTRALIA’S industry thinks it is struggling with costs, productivity issues, environmentalists and over-regulation, spare a thought for its competitors in the LNG space whose industries have run into all sorts of trouble.
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Offshore Equipment & Services

Wild Well set for action in both hemispheres

Neptune gets added support

Mermaid gets wet in the Middle East

UMG’s big dive

Pulling in R&D funds

Seatronics adds to portfolio

ABB Turbocharged

More realistic simulator offering

Wide-ranging cuts in Norway

Statoil to test new technique on Troll


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UPCOMING FOCUS FEATURES

OCTOBER : OIL & GAS ENGINEERING

   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


News Wrap


IN News Wrap: CSG projects will spare us from gas crisis: NSW official; Chevron CEO on Angola LNG failures; and Halliburton axes 46 Norwegian jobs.
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Neptune gets added support


A NEW-build diving support vessel has arrived in Dampier, Western Australia, to complete contract work for Neptune Marine Services.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: WorleyParsons extends agreement; Pryme expands campaign; AGL raises for MacGen; Oil Basins case heard; Otto and Central halt; and Exxon drills for PNG LNG.
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Mermaid gets wet in the Middle East


MERMAID Maritime is working its way through two saturation diving services contracts in the Middle East worth an estimated $US40-45 million ($A44.5-50.1 million).
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Contact makes changes; Strike agrees on new contracts; DNV GL promotes long-time employee; Hyperdynamics loses director; and Rowan says goodbye.
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Spanish NSW plant to challenge coal


SPANISH infrastructure, renewables, concessions and investment company Elecnor has established an Australian subsidiary and has already won its first contract to build one of the country’s biggest solar projects – a 70 megawatt direct current photovoltaic plant in Moree, New South Wales.
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Spain rising as LNG hub


ENERGAS’ regasification plant in Barcelona has loaded its first tanker with 156,560 cubic metres of LNG, signalling a rising tide in Spain’s presence in the LNG market.
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Danish research centre opens for business


THE opening of the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre at the Technical University of Denmark is expected to help the country further develop its North Sea industry.
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Wild Well set for action in both hemispheres


WILD Well Control now covers both hemispheres after it unveiled its new subsea capping stack for response to a global deep water well control incident as part of its WellCONTAINED emergency response system.
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SPE to tackle Kazakh challenges


KAZAKHSTANI Energy First Vice-Minister Uzakbai Karabalin will co-chair the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Caspian Technical Conference and Exhibition in Astana on November 12-14.
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Lightning smites Linc oil tanks


A lightning strike has set two Linc Energy-owned oil tanks on fire in the Texan city of Baytown with spectacular images and footage of the blaze captured by local media.
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Neptune wins more work at Ichthys


NEPTUNE Marine Services has secured its second subcontract for Inpex’s Ichthys project.
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Horizon steps from shadow of merger that wasn’t


INVESTORS make life tough for most mid-caps, but for Horizon Oil there are fresh challenges after it was left standing at the altar of its planned marriage with Roc Oil.
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News Wrap


IN News Wrap this morning: Australia’s luck is running out: Peter Costello; Russian tycoon arrested over oil deal suspicions and WA rating hostage to iron ore.
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Quake area to get renewable energy


A RENEWABLE energy project is being planned to help revive an area devastated by Japan’s 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Woodside takes on Lloyd’s; WorleyParsons nabs Chevron contract; Armour proves up NT prospects; Neon tantalises; Buru halts; WestSide de-lists; and Austin continues stellar run.
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SPE Aberdeen drills into military


THE Society of Petroleum Engineers Aberdeen will draw from several fields, including military, to assess whether automation is the answer to the efficiency conundrum that the oil and gas sector has been struggling with.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Matrix appoints director; OMV loses CEO hopeful; GE’s South American leader; and Longreach replaces company secretary.
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