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SLUGCATCHER 
Slugcatcher channels Homer Simpson in Saudi Arabia


IF YOUR name is Omar and you work for the Saudi Arabian oil ministry, Slugcatcher reckons that you now understand what Homer Simpson means when he says “doh” – a simple grunt which says a lot about things when they go wrong.
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The east coast gas crisis


Risk takers who go too far


Slugcatcher’s 100 crystal balls


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Lingo plans Australasian EOR assault


THERE’S more to the story of Brad Lingo’s arrival at Elk Petroleum yesterday than a simple enhanced oil recovery play in Wyoming, because as Lingo told Energy News Australia has been left behind in the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) space – and he wants to change that.
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Lion pounces on Indo opportunities


Oilers tackle HMAS Sydney mystery


The quiet Americans


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TECHNICAL & PRODUCT 
Martin Linge’s game changer


UK FIRM Datum360 has delivered potentially industry transforming software solutions in a phenomenally short time as part of a £685,000 ($A1.435 million) contract to French super-major Total’s £1.25 billion Martin Linge project in the Norwegian North Sea.
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LWP enters first project


US concern acquires SpectrumData


Repsol’s offshore virtual reality ‘success’


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LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS 
Shell casts Browse future in doubt


WOODSIDE Petroleum’s Browse partner Shell said demand could be an extra hurdle for the project along with costs, even though oil executives and financiers argued in April that delaying such megaprojects could lead to a world shortage of oil and gas in five to 10 years.
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BG rethinks LNG strategy


Perth office wins Browse FEED contract


LNGL charts key tech supply


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COAL SEAM GAS 
EDL’s triple Anglo treat


FRESH from announcing it would be acquired by DUET Group, Energy Developments has entered into a gas supply agreement with Anglo American for the potential development of a 21 megawatt waste coal mine gas power station on the Grosvenor metallurgical coal mine.
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Galilee warms on Chile


S Africa power concern flags Sunbird takeover


Gas prices tipped to soar


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SHALE GAS 
Finder rolls dice on Canning shale wildcat


PRIVATELY held Finder Exploration has started casing operations at its Theia-1 well in Western Australia’s Canning Basin, as it begins its search for an oil-rich sweet spot in the Goldwyer Shale, Energy News has confirmed.
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Buru works oil price lever


S Africa power concern flags Sunbird takeover


Drover frac called off


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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
Historic death benefits case


THE litigation future of the oil and gas industry could be reshaped after a US judge awarded death benefits to the wife of an oilfield worker who died after inhaling hydrocarbon gases in a low oxygen environment on the job.
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New era for spill control


Wind turbines threaten birds: USGS


Santos denies ‘art-washing’ claims


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CAREERS & RECRUITMENT 
Australia safe from Shell’s global purge


NONE of the 6500 jobs that Royal Dutch Shell will purge this year will come from its Australian operations, the super-major has confirmed to Energy News.
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Santos shuffles execs


Lingo lands at Elk


Attrition, cuts at Chevron


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DRILLING 
Halliburton launches refrac service


THE shale boom appears far from over after oilfield services major Halliburton has launched its ACTIVATE refracturing service that it says will create a paradigm shift on how it targets shale and tight formation field development.
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INDUSTRY MOVES 
NZOG barks for Barque


DESPITE the low oil price, New Zealand Oil & Gas says there is growing third party interest in the massive undrilled Barque prospect in the frontier offshore Canterbury Basin, which could finally lead to a much-anticipated well in 2017.
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Lingo lands at Elk


Brazilian joy for Shell-BG


S Africa power concern flags Sunbird takeover


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PRODUCTION 
Lingo-less Drillsearch excites Edison


NEAR-TERM oil cash flow generation, a multitude of wet gas opportunities and unconventional upside has Edison excited about Drillsearch, despite overall industry activity slowing and persistently low sentiment.
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The rise and rise of Cooper


French resistance


Colombia boost for Anadarko


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Slugcatcher channels Homer Simpson in Saudi Arabia


IF YOUR name is Omar and you work for the Saudi Arabian oil ministry, Slugcatcher reckons that you now understand what Homer Simpson means when he says “doh” – a simple grunt which says a lot about things when they go wrong.
Full Story...

Bass Strait lock outs


EXXONMOBIL has locked out hundreds of workers from the Bass Strait oil operations it shares with BHP Billiton as unions resist a big proposed change to longstanding work rosters.
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Australia safe from Shell’s global purge


NONE of the 6500 jobs that Royal Dutch Shell will purge this year will come from its Australian operations, the super-major has confirmed to Energy News.
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News Wrap


IN News Wrap: Anti-fraccing movement buoyed by failed Alcoa-Buru Energy deal; Sinopec scales down international exposure amid cost cutting plans; and a Japanese LNG trading first.
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Perth office wins Browse FEED contract


WOOD Group Kenny has joined Technip and Samsung in the winner’s circle as Woodside Petroleum continues the slow trek towards a final investment decision on development of the Brecknock, Calliance and Torosa fields.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs Sole gas sold; Cott slims down; Indus reconsiders oil sands zeal; Oilex unloved; Contact contract; Total wins PRL15 role; Petrel expands in unloved play; US Oil Sands delayed; Cenovus axes 400; Sterling expands in Mauritania; and Monadelphous secures APLNG role.
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Historic death benefits case


THE litigation future of the oil and gas industry could be reshaped after a US judge awarded death benefits to the wife of an oilfield worker who died after inhaling hydrocarbon gases in a low oxygen environment on the job.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: MEO replaces chairman and director; Hubbard rises to chair Central; Molopo adds Belzberg; and promotions all round for Jee.
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Sirius joins solar revolution


NEW nickel miner Sirius Resources looks set to join Western Australian cooper miner Sandfire Resources by tapping the power of the sun for its mining operations.
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New era for spill control


TODAY marks a new era for Australian spill control equipment with the merger of Global Spill Control with Perth Petroleum Services to create Australia’s largest manufacturer and supplier of spill equipment.
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EDL’s triple Anglo treat


FRESH from announcing it would be acquired by DUET Group, Energy Developments has entered into a gas supply agreement with Anglo American for the potential development of a 21 megawatt waste coal mine gas power station on the Grosvenor metallurgical coal mine.
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Offshore wind industry’s record year


WIND farms on the hills and coastal areas may dominate Australia’s wind energy industry, but Europe is increasingly moving to installing offshore turbines, and for the first six months of this year the European offshore wind industry installed more new capacity than in any other year on record.
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US helps Nigeria petrochem sector


THE US Trade and Development Agency has signed a training grant with Dangote Oil Refining Company to train more than 100 staff on refinery fundamentals to successfully operate and maintain a greenfield petroleum refinery in Lekki, Nigeria.
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Shell asset purge continues


HAVING offloaded its downstream assets in Australia, Shell yesterday sold its shareholding in Showa Shell in Japan to Idemitsu as part of a global asset sell-off.
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LNGL charts key tech supply


CHART Industries has been tapped by Liquefied Natural Gas Limited for the design and manufacture of critical infrastructure for the Magnolia LNG export facility in Louisiana, and future developments, such as Fisherman’s Wharf in Australia and Bear Head in Canada.
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Lingo plans Australasian EOR assault


THERE’S more to the story of Brad Lingo’s arrival at Elk Petroleum yesterday than a simple enhanced oil recovery play in Wyoming, because as Lingo told Energy News Australia has been left behind in the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) space – and he wants to change that.
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News Wrap


IN NEWS Wrap: Kilduff tips oil at low $30s by end 2015; EIA’s rocketing prediction for industrial gas use; and Shell protesters still hanging around.
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Wind turbines threaten birds: USGS


WIND farms placed in prime wildlife habitat in North and South Dakota are threatening several bird species whose populations are in serious decline, the US Geological Survey said.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Aleator raising swamped by demand; Eni switches focus; Udacha test finally approved; Maverick posts loss; and Hawkeye spuds.
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Technip well despite sector woes


GLOBAL oil field engineering concern Technip has shrugged off the woes of the wider oil patch to post 18% revenue growth for the past quarter to €3.1 billion ($A4.6 billion).
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Vale John Todd; Black & Veatch’s energy transition; Arab shipper appoints ex-Saudi Aramco exec as chairman; Whiting lures ex-Conoco exec; upstream e-commerce player adds GE CIO to board; and Air Energi taps VP of new division.
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