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21 October 2014
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SLUGCATCHER 
The big game hunters stalking Apache’s Oz assets


ROLL-up! Roll-up! Get your ticket to Slugcatcher’s showdown of the century, pitting High Voltage Don against Low Profile Pete, in a race to buy the oil and gas assets dropping from the table of Apache Corporation.
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The curious case of Saudi Arabia


Oz needs to follow the Norwegian example


Fortescue’s nuisance move on Scarborough, Browse


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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


ANALYST Peter Strachan responds to FAR Ltd managing director Cath Norman's cost-overrun clarification.
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LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS 
LNG’s unintended coal booster


EAST coast gas price rises driven by Queensland’s booming LNG market will phase out gas-fired power from the electricity market and, ironically, damage the environment by turning generators to look to coal, the Grattan Institute says.
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The rise of Russian bear


Eni forges Kogas alliance


KBR, Daewoo in Mozambique FLNG contention


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COAL SEAM GAS 
CSG licences cancelled after alleged breaches


THE FARMING industry in New South Wales has praised the state government’s decision to cancel the exploration licences of coal seam gas explorer Leichardt Resources, after it failed to fulfil its licence conditions.
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Arrow pipeline project wins fed approval


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SHALE GAS 
WA fraccing gets nod from EPA


WESTERN Australia’s independent Environmental Protection Authority has given its blessing to hydraulic fracturing for small-scale, proof of concept proposals – with caveats about mishaps.
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Schlumberger bucks bears


Lifting the lid on fraccing


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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
Fatal plunge kills two Malaysian rig workers


TWO workers have died after falling 35m off the Ensco 105 Jackup rig, according to Malaysian press reports.
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QCLNG hiccup


Dupont opens up to Oz, NZ


Wahlberg to star in Deepwater Horizon movie: video


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DRILLING 
Canning Basin window still open


THE window of opportunity remains open for the Canning Basin, despite the myriad issues juniors have had of late – it just needs longer-term investors than the US majors withdrawing from early-stage, high-risk options globally and re-focusing back home.
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Shell calls on Norwegians


Lifting the lid on fraccing


From Macondo to Texas safe haven


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INDUSTRY MOVES 
Downer swallows Tenix


IT WAS with some sadness that family-owned Tenix Holdings was bought out by construction contractor Downer Group for $300 million on a cash and debt-free basis – though the new owner said it was an “excellent strategic fit”.
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Canning Basin window still open


Statoil CEO defects to BG Group


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PIPELINES 
Registration first for engineers


ENGINEERS can register in the specific area of practice of oil and gas pipeline engineering for the first time, it was announced at the Australian Pipeline Industry Association conference in Melbourne this week.
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Venton gets life at APIA


Pipeline future a gas, gas, gas


Time to get sensible


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PRODUCTION 
Schlumberger bucks bears


WHILE the oil industry struggles under multi-year price lows, the world’s biggest oilfield services provider Schlumberger is bullish, predicting spending would grow next year while downplaying fears of an investment slowdown.
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Lifting the lid on fraccing


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Fatal plunge kills two Malaysian rig workers


TWO workers have died after falling 35m off the Ensco 105 Jackup rig, according to Malaysian press reports.
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Baker enters Bentley


BAKER Hughes has joined the party to crank up one of the largest undeveloped fields in the North Sea which has already attracted investment and a distribution contract with BP.
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India achieves what China couldn’t


IN WHAT is seen as a major boost to foreign direct investment in the upstream energy sector, the Indian government has opened the deregulation spigot, lifting the diesel subsidy and quietly achieving what China couldn’t manage even after much policy push.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

Pipeline/Oil & Gas Engineering

Rig-lifting behemoth takes to the seas

Registration first for engineers

Venton gets life at APIA

Pipeline future a gas, gas, gas

GLNG is not facing disaster: Macquarie

Sprawl warning

Time to get sensible

Vic in historic APIA gathering

Matrix grows off Asian new builds

KBR, Daewoo in Mozambique FLNG contention


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   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


News Wrap


IN News Wrap: Crude falls will hit LNG projects: consultant; Metgasco fights back; Western Australia in tough times, says Kerry Stokes; and nickel miner Mincor finds diesel cheaper than gas.
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LNG’s unintended coal booster


EAST coast gas price rises driven by Queensland’s booming LNG market will phase out gas-fired power from the electricity market and, ironically, damage the environment by turning generators to look to coal, the Grattan Institute says.
Full Story...

Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Kariki to sell key assets and start again; ROC takeover advances; New Abu Dhabi field kicks off; Cue buys out Indo block partner; and World Oil expands into Kansas.
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Rig-lifting behemoth takes to the seas


ALLSEAS Group has made a milestone as its Pieter Schelte project, the largest construction vessel in the world, is making its first oceanic voyage.
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Personnel movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Oil and Gas UK CEO Malcolm Webb to retire and Octanex promotes COO.
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Registration first for engineers


ENGINEERS can register in the specific area of practice of oil and gas pipeline engineering for the first time, it was announced at the Australian Pipeline Industry Association conference in Melbourne this week.
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Venton gets life at APIA


INDUSTRY veteran Phil Venton was awarded honorary life membership of the Australian Pipeline Industry Association at its national conference in Melbourne yesterday.
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AIM player taps east Africa growth


AFRICA Oilfield Logistics aims to become what it believes is the first AIM-listed company to join the Kenyan exchange, following its recent decision to acquire the 51% of Ardan Logistics Kenya Ltd it does not already own.
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McDermott in Indonesia fast-track


MCDERMOTT International has taken on a key role in fast-tracking Petronas’ Bukit Tua development project in the Ketapang block of East Java in Indonesia.
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Finnish power for Mexico


FINNISH company Wartsila will supply a Flexicycle power plant consisting of seven 50SG gas engines with a combined cycle to produce 139 megawatts of power for Energia del Caribe SA in Mexico.
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North Carolina’s solar avalanche


SAN Francisco-headquartered Ecoplexus has broken ground on what will be a massive solar photovoltaic project pipeline in North Carolina, with three starting construction just the start, with another 30 in the pipeline representing over 300 megawatts.
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The big game hunters stalking Apache’s Oz assets


ROLL-up! Roll-up! Get your ticket to Slugcatcher’s showdown of the century, pitting High Voltage Don against Low Profile Pete, in a race to buy the oil and gas assets dropping from the table of Apache Corporation.
Full Story...

WA fraccing gets nod from EPA


WESTERN Australia’s independent Environmental Protection Authority has given its blessing to hydraulic fracturing for small-scale, proof of concept proposals – with caveats about mishaps.
Full Story...

Schlumberger bucks bears


WHILE the oil industry struggles under multi-year price lows, the world’s biggest oilfield services provider Schlumberger is bullish, predicting spending would grow next year while downplaying fears of an investment slowdown.
Full Story...

News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Gas price fears re-emerge; New South Wales eclipses Western Australia in bank report; and BP restarts half Iran-owned North Sea field.
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Synergy’s Kiwi director controversy


RUMBLINGS that Western Australia Treasurer and Energy Minister Mike Nahan filled Synergy’s board with yes men could worsen as it is revealed that the utility’s recently appointed board member David Hunt lives in New Zealand.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Dart deal done; Cooper well disappointment; FMC supplies Total-Dong; Oil Basins applies for extension; Real Energy raises; Eneabba halted; and Comet Ridge raises funds.
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Pipeline future a gas, gas, gas


ITS immediate outlook may not be Jumping Jack Flash but the pipeline sector knows its future is in gas, gas, gas.
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