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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 
Browse doubts linger despite Woodside resilience


WOODSIDE may have weathered oil’s 67% drop from all-time highs impressively well, but analysts remain doubtful that its Browse floating LNG project will be viable if low prices persist – and the consensus is that this will be the case.
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Chevron’s horrible week gets worse


Lingo plans Australasian EOR assault


Lion pounces on Indo opportunities


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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 
Browse doubts linger despite Woodside resilience


WOODSIDE may have weathered oil’s 67% drop from all-time highs impressively well, but analysts remain doubtful that its Browse floating LNG project will be viable if low prices persist – and the consensus is that this will be the case.
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Total takes over Papua LNG


Mozambique LNG becoming a reality


Shell casts Browse future in doubt


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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 
CCS up for renewables battle


THE additional costs that carbon capture and storage adds to traditional fossil fuel generation does not detract from the fact that it is more than competitive with renewables as a sustainable energy source.
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Gas forgotten in clean energy war


Fossil fuel investors given dire warning


Historic death benefits case


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CAREERS & RECRUITMENT 
Santos scores twice at women’s awards


SANTOS has scored on two fronts at the inaugural South Australian Women in Resources awards, with the company winning the ‘Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance’ gong and its senior reserve engineer Helena Wu named ‘Exceptional young woman in South Australian resources’.
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Australia safe from Shell’s global purge


Santos shuffles execs


Lingo lands at Elk


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DRILLING 
Mature field services target cost savings


A NEW service has been launched to help oil field operators extract the most from the mature and late life fields that make up 70% of the world’s energy production.
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Halliburton launches refrac service


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INDUSTRY MOVES 
Shell mulls Iran options


IRAN is no longer so far away for Shell or Eni, who have confirmed long-held industry speculation that they are keen to re-examine Iran’s upstream oil and gas sectors following the Vienna nuclear deal.
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Applied Drilling reborn through Exceed


ENOC tames Dragon shareholders


NZOG barks for Barque


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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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Browse doubts linger despite Woodside resilience


WOODSIDE may have weathered oil’s 67% drop from all-time highs impressively well, but analysts remain doubtful that its Browse floating LNG project will be viable if low prices persist – and the consensus is that this will be the case.
Full Story...

CCS up for renewables battle


THE additional costs that carbon capture and storage adds to traditional fossil fuel generation does not detract from the fact that it is more than competitive with renewables as a sustainable energy source.
Full Story...

Santos scores twice at women’s awards


SANTOS has scored on two fronts at the inaugural South Australian Women in Resources awards, with the company winning the ‘Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance’ gong and its senior reserve engineer Helena Wu named ‘Exceptional young woman in South Australian resources’.
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Gas forgotten in clean energy war


THE war of attrition has escalated with US President Barack Obama deciding yesterday to move ahead with his controversial Clean Power Plan, which industry said did not recognise the role gas can play in a clean energy future.
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Chevron’s horrible week gets worse


CHEVRON Corporation has posted its worst profit result in more than decade and its workers are revolting at the costly and delayed Gorgon project. And now Labor’s senate attack dog Sam Dastyari has the oiler in his sights over $3 billion made in payments to related companies – things are getting grim for the second-biggest oiler in the US.
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News Wrap


IN NEWS Wrap: QCLNG Train 2 shut down; Red tape costing Qld LNG $1B pa; LNG player loses lawsuit; Archer to cut another 700 after posting loss; and Noble primed for growth amid $109M loss.
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Mature field services target cost savings


A NEW service has been launched to help oil field operators extract the most from the mature and late life fields that make up 70% of the world’s energy production.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Origin sells Contact; Carnegie’s Scottish windfall; Blue’s R&D win; Shell icebreaker released; Octanex secures Ascalon location; Oilex funding saved; Kinetiko gets sales approvals; Sankofa gets backing; BoA’s $125B clean energy fund; Shell wins in Albania; counting the cost of Nigeria’s missing oil; ExxonMobil rig leaves Guyana; BG starts up second FPSO.
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Petronas to start Sparrow’s APAC charge


SPARROWS Group is marking its 40th anniversary of moving into the oil and gas sector by announcing aggressive plans to treble its Asia Pacific business over the next five years – starting with Malaysia, which has the region’s fourth-highest oil reserves.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: NGE swaps CoSec after board coup; Cummins anointed as new McConnell Dowell CEO; LWP appoints project manager for Indian ecopropp venture.
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Applied Drilling reborn through Exceed


A DECISION by Sun European Partners to shut down Applied Drilling Technology International in May, putting 90 employees out of jobs, has led to eight of the senior staff join forces with Aberdeen-based well management and services group Exceed.
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US breaks offshore wind drought


IT IS big in Europe, and now the US is getting into the offshore wind generation game with the first farm finally under construction off the coast of Rhode Island.
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Fossil fuel investors given dire warning


THE Economist Intelligence Unit has warned private investors in fossil fuel companies they will lose big should global warming damage not be mitigated.
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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.
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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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