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SLUGCATCHER 
The question of $90 oil which Shell can see and others cannot


BEN van Beurden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, either owns the world’s most powerful telescope or he has an ego bigger than Slugcatcher.
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Good news for the world, bad news for Santos


The remarkable world of LNG (the company)


The rise of early bird oil speculators


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Oil, growth options strong for Woodside


WOODSIDE’S “forgotten project” – the stalled 100 million barrel Greater Enfield development on the North West Shelf – is back in the spotlight with Woodside managing director Peter Coleman telling Energy News the low oil price has, conversely, improved its chances of near term development.
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Bittersweet moment as decommissioning plan underway


HSBC finds reasons to be cheerful


Apache downgraded after Aussie sales


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TECHNICAL & PRODUCT 
Distributed data collection made easy


A CUTTING edge well intervention technology has been used to acquire meaningful distributed temperature and acoustic fiber optic data during a commercial well intervention.
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Virtual reality splash


Emerson’s smart move


Centek launches hinged centraliser


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LETTERS 
Letter to the editor


YESTERDAY’S Energy News Bulletin lead story headlined Middle East oil could sink price has prompted PetroSedex co-founder and UIL Energy non-executive director Keith Skipper to give us his own take on how Middle East and US dynamics are shaping the oil world.
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LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS 
Ichthys support facility opens


LOGISTICS services provider Toll Group has officially opened its offshore logistics base in Darwin to service the multi-billion dollar Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project.
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GLNG hits 95% mark


LNG Ltd slides while peers rise


Kongsberg lands big Ichthys pipeline job


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COAL SEAM GAS 
Anti-CSG folk turn up heat


DRIVERS returning home after the school holidays this Sunday will see hundreds of community protesters setting up placards opposing coal seam gas along 2000km of highways across Queensland and New South Wales, in an attempt to force the hand of NSW’s newly re-elected Liberal government to ban CSG.
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An unconventional balancing act


Local firms benefit from QCLNG shift


Shell takeover to cost jobs


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SHALE GAS 
US to become net gas exporter in two years


THE threat of US LNG exports to Australia’s higher cost industry look likely to ramp up in a big way, with the Energy Information Administration projecting them to continue growing beyond 2017 when the EIA says the US will transition from a modest net importer of natural gas to a net exporter.
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An unconventional balancing act


Back to the future


Chevron loss ‘not the end of the world’: Icon


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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
Woodside keeps legal options open


WOODSIDE Petroleum has confirmed that oiler is keeping options open with regard to possible remedies from Chevron Corporation or Atwood Oceanics over the six days of lost production from the Pluto LNG project.
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Supermajor influence dwindling


LNG titans go cyclone hunting


Minor incident sparks Green fury


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CAREERS & RECRUITMENT 
Schlumberger job cuts to hit 20,000


SCHLUMBERGER will cut an additional 11,000 jobs – bringing its total purge this year to 20,000.
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Gloomy figures mar jobs outlook


Waukivory woes overshadow executive shuffle


Renewable jobs plummet


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DRILLING 
Distributed data collection made easy


A CUTTING edge well intervention technology has been used to acquire meaningful distributed temperature and acoustic fiber optic data during a commercial well intervention.
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Ineos, UKOOG welcome Greenpeace survey


Fraccing safe with regulation: Pennsylvania report


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INDUSTRY MOVES 
Hockey signs off John Holland sale


TREASURER Joe Hockey has approved the $1.15 billion sale of Leighton Holdings’ construction business John Holland to the China Communications Construction Company, despite CCCC’s debarment from World Bank projects.
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Total, BP kill M&A hype


Oil dive a chance for reinvention


Petsec’s brave Yemen gamble


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PIPELINES 
Epic pipeline failure


EPIC Energy is yet to shed light on what caused a gas supply disrupting rupture on its Moomba to Adelaide pipeline on Sunday.
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PRODUCTION 
Gorgon turbines spin up


AUSTRALIA’S biggest single resources project, the mammoth $US54 billion ($A72 million) three-train Gorgon LNG project on Western Australia’s Barrow Island has just successfully started up the first of its five gas turbine generators.
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Shale discoveries dominate US figures


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Ichthys support facility opens


LOGISTICS services provider Toll Group has officially opened its offshore logistics base in Darwin to service the multi-billion dollar Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project.
Full Story...

Schlumberger job cuts to hit 20,000


SCHLUMBERGER will cut an additional 11,000 jobs – bringing its total purge this year to 20,000.
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Oil, growth options strong for Woodside


WOODSIDE’S “forgotten project” – the stalled 100 million barrel Greater Enfield development on the North West Shelf – is back in the spotlight with Woodside managing director Peter Coleman telling Energy News the low oil price has, conversely, improved its chances of near term development.
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Oilex reports Cambay reserves

Oil dive a chance for reinvention

US majors outperform Europeans: DW

Shell-BG twist to LNG storm

Fraccing safe with regulation: Pennsylvania report

Training centres unlock doors

Report puts numbers on Phoenix

Exceed hits targets

BMT wins Hess Stampede supply deal

Wood Group secures Total deal



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   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


News Wrap


IN TODAY’S News Wrap: Yemen conflict helps drive oil prices to fresh 2015 highs; weather threatens Moomba to Adelaide pipeline repairs; and state-run Indian oil giant unleashes long term $US176 billion ($A226 billion) exploration campaign.
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GLNG hits 95% mark


CONSTRUCTION of the Santos-led Gladstone LNG project has reached 95% completion with first LNG expected by the end of September.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy briefs: Apache downgraded; Tattersfield ups PanPac stake; Austin starts Pathfinder 3D; Arrowsmith 3D to start; Coretrack gets NY advice; AGL completes solar plan; Target pauses; Sun issues frack tender; Kongsberg and ABT team up for marginal fields; Hydro Group releases hose.
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LNG titans go cyclone hunting


WITH hundreds of lives and tens of billions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure at stake, the operators of Australia’s biggest LNG mega-projects in the nation’s far north have joined forces to drive research into advancing tropical cyclone forecasting to further improve offshore safety and mitigate costly disruptions to operations.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Ex-Arrow CEO takes reins of Brunei Shell Petroleum; Yokogawa Australia appoints MD; ABS appoints new CEO from parent company; Nordic chairman quits; MEG Energy co-founder resigns; and Energy Storage Ontario gets new executive director.
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Hockey signs off John Holland sale


TREASURER Joe Hockey has approved the $1.15 billion sale of Leighton Holdings’ construction business John Holland to the China Communications Construction Company, despite CCCC’s debarment from World Bank projects.
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Coal tracker shows a losing battle


US-based company Coalswarm last month released a new online tool that shows where new coal plants are being planned, built, in various stages of approvals or cancelled, and according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, it shows coal-fired power plants are losing the battle against other energy sources.
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Gloomy figures mar jobs outlook


THE traditional bounce that is usually a feature of the first quarter employment statistics is absent without leave in 2015, according to the latest global job index figures from Hays Oil & Gas.
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Minor incident sparks Green fury


THE New Zealand Greens Party is furious that an accident in which US oiler Anadarko was involved was not disclosed at the time. In the incident, a seven tonne riser platform fell into the ocean during last year’s Canterbury Basin drilling program.
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Bittersweet moment as decommissioning plan underway


CHEVRON Corporation has filed the environmental documents that will start the process of decommissioning the Thevenard Island facilities, returning them to their original state now that the associated fields have reached the end of their economic lives.
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News Wrap


IN TODAY’S News Wrap: BP settlement payout tops $5B; oil layoffs hit 100,000; huge spike in Alberta abandoned oil and gas wells; and Nigeria bank chief proposes selling down oil assets.
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Anti-CSG folk turn up heat


DRIVERS returning home after the school holidays this Sunday will see hundreds of community protesters setting up placards opposing coal seam gas along 2000km of highways across Queensland and New South Wales, in an attempt to force the hand of NSW’s newly re-elected Liberal government to ban CSG.
Full Story...

Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Empire boosts production; Lion to test well; Leighton gets new name; Harvest seeks Venezuela sale; Oilex in halt; KrisEnergy boosts Thailand oil; Harvest seeks Venezuala escape.
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DNV cuts subsea lead times


STEEL forgings are important building blocks for subsea components and are often tailored to meet end-users’ specific requirements, but that results in long delivery times and repeated follow-ups throughout the supply chain, so DNV has developed a solution.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Pengrowth appoints ex-Barrick Gold CEO to board; Statoil director resigns due to potential conflict of interest; Deloitte appoints boss for Houston Centre; Cuadrilla chairman changes.
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Distributed data collection made easy


A CUTTING edge well intervention technology has been used to acquire meaningful distributed temperature and acoustic fiber optic data during a commercial well intervention.
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Digitally better, but still behind


AUSTRALIAN businesses are making better use of information and communications technology ranking 16th place worldwide, but industry says there is room for improvement.
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Rotork’s lighter, stronger offering


AUSTRALIAN company Rotork Midland has launched a new lighter, stronger and more compact high-integrity modular concept for pneumatic actuator control assemblies, particularly suited for the control and sequencing of process valve actuators in oil and gas applications.
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