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29 August 2015
 
 
   TODAY'S STORIES
 
SLUGCATCHER 
The Don’s warning which Santos ignored


DON Voelte, the former chief executive of Woodside Petroleum, has been around long enough to know that it’s never wise to say “I told you so”– so, Slugcatcher will do it for him in this note for David Knox, the departing chief executive of Santos: “He told you so!”
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Woodside to kick off the best of times


A turning point for oil


Slugcatcher channels Homer Simpson in Saudi Arabia


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
The irrationality of doom


NORWEGIAN firm Rystad Energy says the doom and gloom medium-term forecasts of sub-$US50 oil are simply not sustainable, just as OPEC ramps up its begging for cartel leader Saudi Arabia to stem the bleeding.
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Armour steels itself for McClendon’s empire


More pain to come as oil bubble pops


Senex battens down hatches for ‘lower for longer’


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TECHNICAL & PRODUCT 
InterOil connects up PNG


PAPUA New Guinea-focused InterOil has awarded UK-headquartered firm SpeedCast International a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to deliver satellite communications and network services in the Gulf Province.
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Seismic shift prompts innovation


Martin Linge’s game changer


LWP enters first project


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LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS 
Woodside partner on the way up


THE news gets better for Woodside Petroleum’s latest LNG front, with analysts optimistic about its US partner Sempra Energy’s future cash inflows from LNG development prospects despite regulatory uncertainty and several operational risks.
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UK firm wins Gorgon valve contract


O'Neill eyes India for LNG exports


Texas LNG to test financial markets


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COAL SEAM GAS 
Metgasco still trapped in bureaucratic limbo


IN ordinary circumstances the holder of the largest certified reserves should be pleased with discussions about building a pipeline from the Northern Territory to serve the New South Wales domestic market – it shows how desperate the state is - yet Metgasco has posted another loss as the state continues to prevaricate about its domestic gas business.
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Doyle's unconventional approach


APLNG plugs in


Origin’s pain before APLNG gain


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SHALE GAS 
Shale dream world about to fall


THE US shale gas boom that countries including Australia have been desperately trying to replicate is set to fall for the first time next month, according to the US Energy Information Administration.
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McLendon’s $US75M Empire deal


Methane detection challenge


Downhole issues stump Entek


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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
Stena pleads guilty over deaths


STENA Drilling has pled guilty to a charge relating to the deaths of two workers on the Stena Clyde semi-submersible drilling rig during operations for Origin Energy in the Otway Basin in 2012.
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Chevron a Golden Gecko finalist again


AGL Macquarie fined for power plant discharge


Eastern states boost renewable targets


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CAREERS & RECRUITMENT 
EMGS CEO leaves after eight months


NORWEGIAN geophysical services firm Electromagnetic Geoservices has parted ways with its CEO after he was in the job just eight months, citing low oil prices for the dramatic action.
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Women in Resources finalists announced


Gorgon strikes likely


Origin chairman slams ‘appalling’ diversity


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DRILLING 
Inpex seeks drilling extension


INPEX has applied for an extension to its approved drilling of up to 25 wells within WA-50-L, offshore Western Australia, to support the Ichthys LNG project.
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INDUSTRY MOVES 
EMGS CEO leaves after eight months


NORWEGIAN geophysical services firm Electromagnetic Geoservices has parted ways with its CEO after he was in the job just eight months, citing low oil prices for the dramatic action.
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MOL’s North Sea innovation drive


Schlumberger in bold $US14.8B move


Total exits coal


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PIPELINES 
Pipeline group backs NT interconnector


IN the least surprising announcement of the week, the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association has backed the construction of a new pipeline to take gas from the Northern Territory to east coast gas markets.
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Cottee’s crusade for NT cavalry


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PRODUCTION 
MOL’s North Sea innovation drive


HUNGARIAN major MOL Group, which last year launched an innovative Tomb Raider-style simulation game recruitment drive, is now using its new UK foray to drive a new collaborative approach with the world’s biggest suppliers to renew the haemorrhaging North Sea oil production.
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CIS aids Yolla expansion


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Stena pleads guilty over deaths


STENA Drilling has pled guilty to a charge relating to the deaths of two workers on the Stena Clyde semi-submersible drilling rig during operations for Origin Energy in the Otway Basin in 2012.
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Woodside in training first


JOB applications for an innovative industry-first training program created in collaboration with Woodside Petroleum, Quadrant Energy, Shell and Vermilion Oil & Gas open today, to address projections that more than half Australia’s oil and gas workforce will have reached retirement age within a decade.
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The irrationality of doom


NORWEGIAN firm Rystad Energy says the doom and gloom medium-term forecasts of sub-$US50 oil are simply not sustainable, just as OPEC ramps up its begging for cartel leader Saudi Arabia to stem the bleeding.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

Safety

Stena pleads guilty over deaths

Oil field safety probed

Exxon ignored safety standards: OSHA

All eyes on Pennsylvania

Choose pipe over rail: Fraser Institute

Incident puts squeeze on confined space work

Macondo lessons continue

KBR hits safety milestone

Linc blamed for environmental disaster: report

Varanus monitoring work to begin


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Education & Training

Woodside in training first

Consultancy aims to close gender gap

Vessel access studied

Academy history made

PNG inks Japanese LNG deal

UQ recognised for engineering diversity

US helps Nigeria petrochem sector




UPCOMING FOCUS FEATURES

SEPTEMBER : OFFSHORE EQUIPMENT & SERVICES
SEPTEMBER : LNG
OCTOBER : PNG & INDONESIA
OCTOBER : PIPELINES
OCTOBER : OIL & GAS ENGINEERING
NOVEMBER : DRILLING TECHNOLOGY
NOVEMBER : RISING STARS

   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Woodside-Oil Search rumours resurface; Total midstream sale; Pryme reports loss; Antilles coup; Austin drills; Abilene CKU success; SCEE cuts debt; Pan Pacific block renewed; Rawson denies rumours; Newcastle cuts fossil fuel investments; Russia’s carbon scam; CLP signs DNV; Marion creditors to meet; WA solar to surge; Petrobras fire kills two; Ararat benefits; Range pays up; MLNG moves; Circle duster.
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Chevron a Golden Gecko finalist again


CHEVRON, the custodian of the Class A reserve on the environmentally sensitive Barrow Island, is the only oiler to be nominated as a finalist in the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum’s 2015 Golden Gecko Awards for Environmental Excellence.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Greene’s appoints Hayes to VP role; Molopo change; IGas lures Tullow GM as CFO; DuPont rings changes at the top; and Petroceltic adds listing guru as non-executive director.
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EMGS CEO leaves after eight months


NORWEGIAN geophysical services firm Electromagnetic Geoservices has parted ways with its CEO after he was in the job just eight months, citing low oil prices for the dramatic action.
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Consultancy aims to close gender gap


AN independent safety and risk consultancy is working hard to buck the trend of low female entrants into STEM [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] industries with a commitment that means the business now boasts what it believes is one of the highest ratio of female to male STEM graduates in the industry.
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Pipeline group backs NT interconnector


IN the least surprising announcement of the week, the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association has backed the construction of a new pipeline to take gas from the Northern Territory to east coast gas markets.
Full Story...

InterOil connects up PNG


PAPUA New Guinea-focused InterOil has awarded UK-headquartered firm SpeedCast International a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to deliver satellite communications and network services in the Gulf Province.
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Schlumberger in bold $US14.8B move


SCHLUMBERGER has upped the stakes in the war of the oilfield giants, launching a $US14.8 billion ($20.79 billion) friendly takeover of Cameron, whose joint subsidiary with Schlumberger, deep water player OneSubSea, recently won a front end engineering and design contract for Woodside’s Browse project.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Oiler accused of fraud; Darwin LNG decision looms; Worley loss; Icon drops LNG units; Bridgeport farm-out flagged; Galilee finalises AGL exit; WDS in halt; Buru strikes more hydrocarbons; classic protest for Shell; Japan-US tackle climate change; WGI contract; Petronas benefits from MLNG deal; Turkish pipe bombed again; and UK cosies up to Iran.
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Total exits coal


FRENCH super-major oiler Total has come good on its commitment to rid itself of coal as part of European Big Oil’s war on the black gold.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: New secretary for WHL; OGUK’s new board; Troubled Key splits roles; and SWT appoints water expert.
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iVISION brings decommissioning benefits


THE world’s first online information management system for the offshore decommissioning market has been launched by well management and performance improvement specialist, Exceed.
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APLNG plugs in


WORK is complete on the final connection for Australia Pacific LNG to plug into Powerlink Queensland’s new transmission network in the North West Surat Basin.
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AGL Macquarie fined for power plant discharge


NEW South Wales’ Environment Protection Authority has penalised AGL Macquarie $15,000 for discharging between 50-100 litres of ammoniated water into Tinkers Creek.
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Armour steels itself for McClendon’s empire


ARMOUR Energy and Empire Energy Group signed ground-breaking letters of intent late last week for farm-ins commanding an expected investment worth $US175 million over the next five years, aimed at bringing in a competent and cashed-up operator that should be able to unlock the vast mix of conventional and unconventional potential in the overlooked Proterozoic-aged McArthur Basin, Armour CEO Robbert De Weijer has told Energy News.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Cue gets Ironbark delay; Titan pleased; Oilex updates; Petsec posts loss; GE shuts foundry; Shell to IPO refinery; Brazil nominates announce; Foy targets US venture; Massive solar project permitted; UK lays down frac law.
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UK firm wins Gorgon valve contract


THE benefits of the Gorgon LNG project on the international stage continue to resonate up the supply chain with UK-based IMI Critical Engineering securing its largest ever single contract to provide more than 3600 valves for use in the giant project.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Conservative MP takes Gulf job; Indus director walks; LINN promotes accounts man; and Fischer’s first day at Nido.
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