1 June 2016
SHALE GAS Stories
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Laurel wet gas project robust
(Monday, 16 May 2016)
BURU Energy has kicked off the week with a substantial upgrade to the upside at its shut-in Ungani oil field and revealing that its Laurel Formation unconventional wells flowed at initial peak rates of 44 million cubic feet per day.
Santos flags renewed shale hunt
(Friday, 6 May 2016)
SANTOS chairman Peter Coates has left the door open to restarting industry's abandoned Cooper Basin shale hunt down the track and his new CEO warned more jobs will go, as the pair faced shareholder anger at this week's AGM over the company’s slowness to react to low oil prices.
No surprises in Lazarus report
(Friday, 6 May 2016)
THE interim report for the Senate’s Bender Inquiry has been predictably split along party lines, with chairman Senator Glenn Lazarus and the Greens finding serious issues with unconventional gas extraction and Labor and Liberal senators concluding the practise can be safely managed.
Wildcatter warns on service costs
(Friday, 6 May 2016)
TO misquote 1980s singer Feargal Sharkey, a good rig these days is hard to find, and that’s especially true when you want to drill wildcat wells in somewhere as isolated as Western Australia’s remote Canning Basin in what is a less-than-supportive oil price environment.
Falcon upbeat despite ban risk
(Friday, 29 April 2016)
IRISH-based Falcon Oil & Gas is plunging ahead with work in the Beetaloo Basin in the hope that the next Northern Territory government will not ban fraccing, a threat which has prompted Total, American Energy Partners and Pangea Resources to curtail investment until there is certainty on the ground.
More fallout from ACCC report
(Wednesday, 27 April 2016)
ANTI-CSG group Lock The Gate Alliance said last week’s dry economic look by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission completely missed the point, ignoring the concerns in the community about the uncosted impacts of unconventional gas, while Commonwealth Resources Minister Josh Frydenberg says the ACCC report supports expanding unconventional gas in Australia.
Compromise sought in NT frac debate
(Wednesday, 20 April 2016)
FRACCING is boiling over as a red hot issue with the Northern Territory marching off to an election on August 27, with Labor proposing a moratorium, former NT opposition leader Delia Lawrie saying the issue should be put at a referendum, and NT Chief Minister Adam Giles rubbishing the idea.
Giles hits out at fraccing moratorium
(Tuesday, 1 March 2016)
LABOR has not even been elected in the Northern Territory but it is already causing job losses, according to Chief Minister Adam Giles’ government, with Pangaea Resources reportedly sacking 140 workers and putting plans to drill a number of wells in the MacArthur Basin on hold.
Shale gas to shake global market
(Thursday, 18 February 2016)
THE rise of shale and CSG will have significant implications over many years for both markets and prices, according to a new report from the World Energy Council.
Challenger hopeful of SA movement
(Tuesday, 22 December 2015)
SOUTH Africa needs to deal with its energy crisis in 2016 by allowing shale gas exploration to finally get underway, according to Challenger Energy chairman Michael Fry.
Global shale resources increased
(Thursday, 17 December 2015)
WHILE Australia’s shale industry stalls amid low oil prices and hopes of a shale boom disintegrate across Europe, the Energy Information Administration has upped its global assessed total resource estimate for shale oil by 13% and 4% for shale gas after a review of technically recoverable shale resources for four more nations.
UK Task Force urges shale go-ahead
(Wednesday, 16 December 2015)
THE UK’s Task Force on Shale Gas has urged the government and local communities to get cracking on exploratory drilling so operators can build investment cases to start building the industry that the government claims will save the country’s energy security.
Shale saving plan from IHS
(Tuesday, 8 December 2015)
IHS has identified several “pockets of technological excellence” that it believes offer the greatest potential to impact near-term oil and gas industry costs that could save the US shale sector.
Chinese backers herald new era for NSE
(Wednesday, 2 December 2015)
NEW Standard Energy’s Phil Thick says the recent backing by a cashed-up Chinese energy investor is a major milestone in an 18-month process to find a farm-in partner for the company’s Western Australian tenements, and he expects work will resume within a month after a long hiatus.
NT overhauls access regime
(Tuesday, 1 December 2015)
FRESH from an overhaul of its environmental legislation and a decision to decline two permits to Palatine Energy, the Northern Territory government has outlined a new process for land access agreements for exploration activities.
NT lays down the law
(Thursday, 19 November 2015)
One day after selecting Jemena as the preferred tenderer to connect the Northern Territory’s gas fields to the east coast energy market, NT chief minister Adam Giles’ government has unveiled a suite of measures to address deep-seated concern about onshore oil and gas developments.
Fraccing safe with controls: WA committee
(Wednesday, 18 November 2015)
HIGHER fines, more transparent regulations, an expanded role for the Environmental Protection Authority, increased landowner protections, and a new Western Australia gas fields commission are all recommendations arising from a two-year parliament investigation into WA’s emerging unconventional gas sector.
Perth Basin monitoring ramps up
(Friday, 6 November 2015)
A TWO-year baseline monitoring project is set to become part of the Perth Basin Shale and Tight Gas Monitoring Joint Industry Program.
AEP counter-offers in Armour war
(Tuesday, 27 October 2015)
PLAYING hardball with the Chinese-backed WestSide Corporation looks like paying off for Nick Mather and the shareholders of Armour Energy, with Aubrey McLendon’s American Energy Partners launching a 25cps share proportional takeover offer.
Monadelphous targets US shale riches
(Thursday, 22 October 2015)
PERTH-based engineering, construction and maintenance firm Monadelphous has entered into an agreement with US-based Mascaro Construction to deliver construction projects in the Marcellus and Utica gas regions of the eastern US.
Medical paper calls for shale gas harm minimisation
(Monday, 12 October 2015)
A NEW paper prepared by three US researchers and published in the
Medical Journal of Australia
has raised concerns about the adequacy of preventive public health measures around unconventional gas development.
Aussie academic to probe US unconventionals
(Monday, 12 October 2015)
A FLINDERS University scientist’s internationally-respected expertise in CSG and fraccing has seen him appointed to a prestigious new entity, the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Roundtable on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Development.
US tackles frac-quake conundrum
(Wednesday, 7 October 2015)
THE US-based StatesFirst initiative has released a 150-page report outlining broad guidelines and advice for dealing with human-induced earthquakes caused by fraccing and wastewater disposal, arguing that blanket regulations and procedures are not the answer.
Oilers protest modern regulations
(Monday, 5 October 2015)
THE Obama Administration’s attempt to update decades-old standards on drilling to ensure it is safe and non-polluting have been dealt a blow with a US district judge in Wyoming issuing an injunction against the implementation of US Department of Interior’s facing regulations on public lands.
China ramps up shale developments
(Friday, 2 October 2015)
DEVELOPMENT of China’s shale gas resources, considered some of the largest in the world with some 1115 trillion cubic feet technically recoverable, are getting a significant push from the nation’s government as China seeks to wean itself off LNG imports in the long term.
Shale okay, CCS ‘essential’: Task Force
(Friday, 18 September 2015)
A SPECIAL Task Force on Shale Gas looking into climate change impacts has backed shale gas exploration and development in the UK as a renewable, low-carbon industry will not develop to meet the country’s energy needs in the UK in the short term and faces challenges further out.
Norwest chief takes leave
(Thursday, 17 September 2015)
HEALTH woes have laid Norwest Energy CEO Peter Munachen low, and he has been forced to take three months extended leave.
200 march on NT Parliament
(Wednesday, 16 September 2015)
YESTERDAY’S anti-fraccing rally in the Northern Territory enticed an estimated 200 protestors, primarily environmentalists, traditional owners pastoralists and even horses to march from Civic Park to Parliament House to protest plans by a suite of companies to drill and frac multiple wells across the NT’s frontier basins.
Buru gets TO support
(Tuesday, 15 September 2015)
THE battle over fraccing is likely to come to a head in the near future with Buru Energy keen to frac two further wells in its Yulleroo field, the site of a protest by Yawuru traditional owner Micklo Corpus, the Yungngora traditional owners have thrown their unqualified support behind Buru’s plans.
Rally calls for NT frac ban
(Tuesday, 15 September 2015)
THE arrival of big US fraccer Aubrey McClendon in to the McArthur Basin has Territorians worried, with a big rally planned this morning at the NT parliament building, but the Australian Petroleum Production And Exploration Association says fraccing is safe and that the calls for a moratorium have no basis in science.
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