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SLUGCATCHER 
Success (and failure) of Australia’s LNG industry


OIL and medicine do not have much in common but when it comes to Australia’s LNG industry, Slugcatcher can see a connection which lies in a dark joke about a doctor describing an operation as a great success, unfortunately the patient died.
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The problem with declaring mission accomplished


The problems confronting unconventional oil


Scene set for Cooper Basin takeover action


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Dark clouds amid North Sea’s saving grace


THE haemorrhaging North Sea may finally get the cost reductions it badly needs, with new Wood Mackenzie analysis forecasting a drop of between 10% and 20% by next year, but industry is bracing for next week’s OPEC meeting which could point to a prolonged oil glut.
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3D hoping for signs of life in Sea Lion


Royalty play to benefit from Qld LNG


LNG opportunities in the pain game


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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 
Exxon plans LNG growth in Oz


EXXONMOBIL, which has the most enviable balance sheet strength among the super-majors, is keeping the Scarborough floating LNG project and possible expansions to the Gorgon LNG project and PNG LNG operation in its upstream sights.
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WorkSafe shames Gorgon union campaign


Inpex boosts safety


BMT wins Ghana LNG contract


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COAL SEAM GAS 
Green groups defend Powershop deal


ANTI-CSG lobby group Lock the Gate and civil activist group GetUp have defended taking of commissions from independent power retailer Powershop as part of their campaign to convince locals in New South Wales to ditch fossil fuel generated energy, especially CSG.
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Green groups defend Powershop deal


Enough is enough: AGPA


Royalty play to benefit from Qld LNG


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SHALE GAS 
Olympic-1 going for gold


BURU Energy has finally kicked off the first well of its multi-well campaign in the remote Canning Basin of Western Australia with a wildcat test of a 2D defined Ordovician-age prospect southeast of Broome.
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Total defeated in shale well


Cuadrilla waits on frac decision


88 pins hopes on Eagle Ford replica


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SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT 
Green groups defend Powershop deal


ANTI-CSG lobby group Lock the Gate and civil activist group GetUp have defended taking of commissions from independent power retailer Powershop as part of their campaign to convince locals in New South Wales to ditch fossil fuel generated energy, especially CSG.
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Wood Group snares key CCS UK role


Inpex boosts safety


CSG’s positive problem


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CAREERS & RECRUITMENT 
WorkSafe shames Gorgon union campaign


UNION claims of safety breaches by Chevron on Barrow Island in relation to the measures taken in response to Tropical Cyclone Olwyn in March have amounted to nothing in the resulting WorkSafe investigation.
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Promoting sustainable FIFO


Skilled shares soar on merger talks


More layoffs hit Norway’s offshore scene


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DRILLING 
Outlook murky for offshore drillers


NORWEGIAN-born billionaire John Fredriksen’s offshore driller Seadrill took a 5.1% hit in Oslo trading as its net profit plummeted from $US3.1 billion ($A4.05 billion) in Q1 2014 to just $448 million in Q1 2015, with long-term concerns overwhelming short-term positives for the company.
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Falcon primed for Beetaloo burst


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INDUSTRY MOVES 
Exxon plans LNG growth in Oz


EXXONMOBIL, which has the most enviable balance sheet strength among the super-majors, is keeping the Scarborough floating LNG project and possible expansions to the Gorgon LNG project and PNG LNG operation in its upstream sights.
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Marathon reverse takeover approved


Woodside M&A expectations build


Skilled shares soar on merger talks


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PIPELINES 
FMG gas pipeline opens


FORTESCUE Metals Group today celebrated the official commissioning of a $183 million, 270km gas pipeline to power its Solomon Hub mining operations in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, an achievement that will deliver $20 million in annual cost savings.
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Statoil leak ‘potentially serious’


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PRODUCTION 
Angola block hits two billion barrel mark


FRENCH supermajor Total SA has reached the “symbolic two-billion-barrel mark for aggregate production” in Angola’s deepwater offshore Block 17.
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Maari growth on track


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Dark clouds amid North Sea’s saving grace


THE haemorrhaging North Sea may finally get the cost reductions it badly needs, with new Wood Mackenzie analysis forecasting a drop of between 10% and 20% by next year, but industry is bracing for next week’s OPEC meeting which could point to a prolonged oil glut.
Full Story...

Green groups defend Powershop deal


ANTI-CSG lobby group Lock the Gate and civil activist group GetUp have defended taking of commissions from independent power retailer Powershop as part of their campaign to convince locals in New South Wales to ditch fossil fuel generated energy, especially CSG.
Full Story...

3D hoping for signs of life in Sea Lion


3D Oil is counting down the weeks to the spudding of its Sea Lion-1 well, a shallow water oil exploration well that could re-energise exploration along the Rosedale Fault and prove that Victoria's Gippsland Basin can still throw up new discoveries, 3D managing director Noel Newell has told Energy News .
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

APPEA 2015

LNG opportunities in the pain game

Victoria: on the move?

CSG’s positive problem

Australia stands tall as exploration destination

Coffee table idea to save lives

Success (and failure) of Australia’s LNG industry

Inpex, Chevron LNG lashings

Southeast Asia dynamics spurs on AWE

Ex-minister toes APPEA line

Browse ‘much cheaper’ than Oz LNG giants: Coleman


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UPCOMING FOCUS FEATURES

JUNE : DOWNHOLE PRODUCTS & SERVICES
JUNE : FINANCING
JULY : CSG
JULY : WATER & ENVIRONMENT
JULY : CRANES & LIFTING
AUGUST : SAFETY
AUGUST : EDUCATION & TRAINING
AUGUST : MIDDLE EAST

   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


News Wrap


IN News Wrap: Woodside CEO on disruptive technology; Weatherford contractors injured as tornado hits Apache rig in Texas; and fires continue to haunt oil sands operations.
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Outlook murky for offshore drillers


NORWEGIAN-born billionaire John Fredriksen’s offshore driller Seadrill took a 5.1% hit in Oslo trading as its net profit plummeted from $US3.1 billion ($A4.05 billion) in Q1 2014 to just $448 million in Q1 2015, with long-term concerns overwhelming short-term positives for the company.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY'S Energy Briefs S249s lob for Cue and NGE; Waitsia finds Dongara gas; Shell's Arctic headaches; Sino liquidator appointed; Crescent Point secures Legacy; Total celebrates in Angola; Barryroe partner MIA; Red Sky's invalid vote; Eneabba trading halt; and VOG completes Cameroon purchase
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FMG gas pipeline opens


FORTESCUE Metals Group today celebrated the official commissioning of a $183 million, 270km gas pipeline to power its Solomon Hub mining operations in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, an achievement that will deliver $20 million in annual cost savings.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Shell China appointment to spearhead BG integration; Austin board reorganisation continues; PetroFrontier directors resign; Cardno finds CEO; DNV GL replaces retiring CEO; Archer bolsters board; SM Energy adds IR; Rex appoints director; Sunshine adds non-executive director amid court battle; and Penspen strengthens Americas business.
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Wood Group snares key CCS UK role


THE UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change has appointed Wood Group Kenny to provide technical advisory services for carbon capture and storage (CCS) policies, as well as potential projects across the UK, as part of a four-year framework agreement.
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Chevron sells NZ refining stake


FRESH from the $4.73 billion sale of its 50% stake in Caltex Australia, Chevron Corporation has moved to reduce its Asia-Pacific downstream interests further with the sale of its 11% interest in Refining NZ.
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ROV-mounted leak detection goes global


ACTEON'S Seatronics rental business has signed a deal with Neptune Oceanographics to make Neptune’s range of leak detection systems globally.
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Award-winning Altona stands its ground


EXXONMOBIL’s Altona oil refinery was inducted into the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame at an awards ceremony on Tuesday night.
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WorkSafe shames Gorgon union campaign


UNION claims of safety breaches by Chevron on Barrow Island in relation to the measures taken in response to Tropical Cyclone Olwyn in March have amounted to nothing in the resulting WorkSafe investigation.
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Inpex boosts safety


INPEX’S Ichthys LNG project has installed more than 500 of New Jersey innovator Spectrex’s SharpEye IR3 flame detectors, accompanied by more than 200 SafEye Open Path gas detectors.
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Australian crawl
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PROGRESS is slow but steady in the Cooper Basin. As big money surges toward megaprojects in Australia’s relatively newer energy jurisdictions, the country’s original oil and gas hotspot brings to mind the fable of the tortoise and the hare.
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News Wrap


IN News Wrap: Iraq about to flood oil market; LNG chiefs slam gas reservation push; Chevron NZ divestment speculation; and Exxon, Chevron give climate change bandwagon a miss.
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Enough is enough: AGPA


VICTORIA’S Treasurer Tim Pallas may have promised at APPEA 2015 that the latest inquiry into unconventional gas E&P in the state will be swift, but the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association also wants to ensure it’s absolutely the last in a drawn-out saga that is jeopardising investment in the state.
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Energy Briefs


IN TODAY'S Energy Briefs: Triple sites CSG wells; Coretrack cashed up; Petrobras drills duster; Zeta secures further loan; Key poised for test; Titan's second success; Sino SPP backed; and Swala in halt.
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Gas to win from Obama’s latest coal war front


GAS is to gain a greater generation share under US President Barack Obama’s controversial Clean Power Plan, followed by renewable energy sources at the cost of coal.
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Personnel Movements


IN TODAY’S Personnel Movements: Rosneft rejigs management; Caterpillar chairman joins Exxon board; TGS appoints CFO; Transocean switches CFOs; former lobbyist joins Institute for Energy Research; Coretrack loses non-executive director; fire-ravaged Cenovus replaces four execs with six; TTS protects from cyberattacks; and defeated Democrat joins energy lobbyist.
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Keppel expands wind power


SINGAPORE-based oil field services giant Keppel Corporation has acquired the 50.1% stake in Norwegian energy firm OWEC Tower it did not own for $470,000.
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