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23 May 2015
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SLUGCATCHER 
The problem with declaring mission accomplished


WE’RE all guilty of speaking to soon and regretting it later but Slugcatcher reckons the two best examples of that failing are one from a former US President George W Bush and one from a spokesman for the government of Saudi Arabia.
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The problems confronting unconventional oil


Scene set for Cooper Basin takeover action


No winners in Tillerson vs Hayward debate


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
WoodMac concerned by LNG shortfall


THE transition of the Australian LNG industry from construction to production continues apace, with the first cargo from the world's inaugural CSG-LNG train delivered at Queensland Curtis LNG in January; however, a further 55MMtpa of LNG capacity under construction from an additional 13 trains will probably fail to meet expected targets by 2019.
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Exclusive: Chesapeake founder eyes Pangaea riches


The renaissance of the Perth Basin


Iranian wildcard tempers recovery hopes


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TECHNICAL & PRODUCT 
New cyber threat tackled


ENERGY management and automation specialist Schneider Electric has launched its Tricon CX system for safety and critical control applications across the oil and gas, power, refining, chemicals, pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
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Weatherford ups ante


Daring data revolution


Distributed data collection made easy


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LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS 
Woodside delays Browse to look for more M&A: IG


THE latest delays to the Browse floating LNG project were no surprise to IG market strategist Evan Lucas, who expects Woodside to focus on more acquisition opportunities during the oil downturn.
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Browse supply base faceoff


Inpex, Chevron LNG lashings


BG takes over QCLNG


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COAL SEAM GAS 
Lazarus promises biff over CSG


FORMER Palmer United Party member, rugby player and now independent Queensland Senator, Glenn Lazarus, the man known as the “Brick With Eyes”, has used prime ministerial language to threatening to "shirtfront" Tony Abbott over the impacts of coal seam gas extraction in Queensland.
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Asia needs fiscal reform to trigger CSG: GlobalData


Qld CSG workload prevails


Arrow advances pipeline project


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SHALE GAS 
Cuadrilla waits on frac decision


A KEY flashpoint in the lead-up to the United Kingdom election was the role of shale gas exploration, but while support for fraccing by the Tories probably didn’t play much of a role in the party’s election win, public support for the practice would be tested in coming months if the Lancashire County Council approves the stimulation of two wells near Blackpool.
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88 pins hopes on Eagle Ford replica


Senex plots 2016 gas hunt


Defoam stops Denmark drilling


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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
More Deepwater Horizon trouble for BP


JUST when BP settled disputes with Halliburton and Transocean over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, a new government study says lung and adrenal lesions found on dead bottlenose dolphins are consistent with the effects of exposure to petroleum products after an oil spill.
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Texan well blowout


AGL cleared of contamination concerns


Woodside, Esso win APPEA gongs


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CAREERS & RECRUITMENT 
North Sea hit as strike approved


THE North Sea’s recovery from its haemorrhaging position took a hit yesterday when negotiations with the Offshore Contractors' Association to resolve a dispute over changes to terms for offshore workers in UK waters broke down and the GMB Union called for strike action.
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Spy chief joins BP board


McDermott, Trican get slash-happy


Subsea 7 to axe 2500 jobs, trim fleet


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INDUSTRY MOVES 
Woodside delays Browse to look for more M&A: IG


THE latest delays to the Browse floating LNG project were no surprise to IG market strategist Evan Lucas, who expects Woodside to focus on more acquisition opportunities during the oil downturn.
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Downturn derails Cooper JV


PanPac takes immolation option


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PIPELINES 
AGL strengthens Gippsland-NSW link


AGL Energy has entered into a gas transmission agreement (GTA) with energy infrastructure firm Jemena to buy pipeline capacity on the Eastern Gas Pipeline over 15 years, starting in 2016.
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Arrow advances pipeline project


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PRODUCTION 
BG takes over QCLNG


BG Group subsidiary QGC has assumed operational control of the Queensland Curtis LNG mega-project from Bechtel Australia and has met pre-conditions for pipeline the sale of its QCLNG gas pipeline from its Train 1 equity partner, the China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC).
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Bakken ‘still attractive’


Offshore EOR pilot to take off


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Browse supply base faceoff


THE Woodside-led Browse LNG joint venture has confirmed that James Price Point, which was already rejected as a plant location with the project becoming a proposed floating LNG development, will not be considered as potential supply base to the project either.
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Inpex, Chevron LNG lashings


WOOD Mackenzie has flagged that delays will hit the Chevron-led Wheatstone and Inpex-led Ichthys LNG projects, while the DomGas Alliance has chastised Inpex for blaming WA’s gas reservation policies for its controversial plant move to Darwin.
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Smaller, smarter, happier Woodside silences the critics


TAKING aim at Woodside has been a popular past-time in recent years, but Australia’s biggest energy producer finally has its critics on the back foot.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

APPEA 2015

Inpex, Chevron LNG lashings

Southeast Asia dynamics spurs on AWE

Ex-minister toes APPEA line

Browse ‘much cheaper’ than Oz LNG giants: Coleman

Gas benefitting Qld communities: Feds

Koutsantonis goes into bat for gas

Sick signs for exploration horizons

Make an example of BHP on warehousing: DomGas

Local worker benefits talked up

Service sector ready, willing and able: WorleyParsons


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AUGUST : SAFETY
AUGUST : EDUCATION & TRAINING
AUGUST : MIDDLE EAST

   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


News Wrap


IN News Wrap: More NSW concern on Santos CSG project: leaked documents; Exxon ramps up Iran lobbying; and Petrobras platform explosion injures two workers.
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WHL transcends the gloom


WHL Energy's alliance with Ophir Energy is "enormously significant", MineLife founding director and senior resource analyst Gavin Wendt says.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: NZEC bails out of East Coast Basin; Kosmos derisks Albian play; Otto gets tax ruling; Empire hedges; Maori attend Statoil AGM; Shell sells LPG business; Murphy boosts buyback funds; Grand Gulf completes zone; and Tlou in halt.
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Challenges ahead for oil and gas


THE oil price might have recovered from its low below $US50 per barrel earlier this year to closer to $60, but the fact is structural factors mean the black clouds are likely to return to smudge the blue sky sooner rather than latter, according to Deloitte’s US oil and gas vice president John England.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Spry joins Black Ridge; Wolf director quits; Lloyd's CEO to step down; Change at Galicia.
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UWA floating research boost


JUST as Woodside CEO told investors yesterday that Browse wouldn’t be commissioned until 2016 at the earliest, two of the University of Western Australia’s research groups, including one on offshore floating facilities, have secured nearly $10 million in new funding.
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Lazarus promises biff over CSG


FORMER Palmer United Party member, rugby player and now independent Queensland Senator, Glenn Lazarus, the man known as the “Brick With Eyes”, has used prime ministerial language to threatening to "shirtfront" Tony Abbott over the impacts of coal seam gas extraction in Queensland.
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More Deepwater Horizon trouble for BP


JUST when BP settled disputes with Halliburton and Transocean over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, a new government study says lung and adrenal lesions found on dead bottlenose dolphins are consistent with the effects of exposure to petroleum products after an oil spill.
Full Story...

North Sea hit as strike approved


THE North Sea’s recovery from its haemorrhaging position took a hit yesterday when negotiations with the Offshore Contractors' Association to resolve a dispute over changes to terms for offshore workers in UK waters broke down and the GMB Union called for strike action.
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Offshore EOR pilot to take off


ABERDEEN-based firm Jee has been awarded a new front-end engineering and design contract as part of a ground-breaking polymer chemical injection enhanced oil recovery pilot program that aims to maximise the economic recovery of hydrocarbon reserves in the UK's North Sea, that could have global implications.
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Award for decommissioning study


THE study of the fraught, complex and costly issue of how best to decommission the world's ageing fleet of first and second generation nuclear reactors, particularly in Japan, has won Hitachi and GE's nuclear energy joint venture a gong as an innovation in power generation in 2014 Be Inspired Awards.
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Ex-minister toes APPEA line


FORMER resources minister Martin Ferguson might not be the most respected ex-parliamentarian in some sections of the Labor party, given his move into the role of an enthusiastic and well-paid lobbyist for the oil and gas sector, but with few of the 2500 attendees at APPEA 2015 likely to call him a turncoat Ferguson was asked to close this week’s conference.
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Exxon champions Guyana oil discovery


EXXONMOBIL says it made a significant oil discovery in offshore Guyana with more than 90m of high quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs intersected.
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Browse ‘much cheaper’ than Oz LNG giants: Coleman


WOODSIDE Petroleum CEO Peter Coleman believes the Browse project will achieve much greater savings than the “conservative” figures factored in thus far, with the joint venturers aiming for up to 20% in savings.
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News Wrap


IN TODAY’S News Wrap: Gladstone court fines RBT-refusing Texan LNG engineer; Santa Barbara oil spill controversy; and BP ends Macondo disaster-related legal claims against Halliburton, Transocean.
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Prelude to a squeeze


INDEPENDENT analyst Peter Strachan looks at possible crunch factors for the oil and gas scenes in Australia and the US.
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Energy Briefs


IN Energy Briefs: Seven hits takeover cap; Tap bidder vanishing; Indonesia changes block rules to favour Pertamina; Tinkler deal looms as Orca closes Cooper asset sales; more Indonesian oil for Lion; and Petrobras receives $US10 billion of Chinese financing.
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Texan well blowout


HOMES were evacuated following a blowout in a well operated by New York-listed Encana in Texas’ Eagle Ford shale oil region.
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