- BHP Billiton
- Bowen Basin
- contract mining engineering and services
- Fortescue Metals Group
- Hunter Valley
- iron ore
- job cuts
- mergers and acquisitions
- minesite vehicles
- mining accident
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- New Zealand
- oil and gas
- Rio Tinto
- Western Australia
- Statoil to begin Great Australian Bight drilling
Statoil has been granted regulatory approval to revive exploration in the Great Australian Bight after signing a swap agreement with BP. The Norwegian company will take over two permits off Australia’s southern coastline to drill an exploration well before the end of October 2019. The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) has approved the transfer, … Continue reading Statoil to begin Great Australian Bight drilling
- Debunking Myths: Performance Facts About Mechanical Joining
A new mechanical joining solution from Victaulic offers outstanding performance capabilities for high density polyethylene pipes High density polyethylene (HDPE) is light-weight, corrosion-resistant, flexible, long-lasting and economical, so it’s an ideal material for underground buried and outdoor exposed pipelines. While HDPE poly has been available for over 50 years, recent adoption of the piping material … Continue reading Debunking Myths: Performance Facts About Mechanical Joining
- AGL announces development of $295m gas-fired power station
AGL has announced plans to invest $295 million to develop a 210mW gas-fired power station alongside the company’s Torrens Island plant, near Adelaide. Construction of the Barker Inlet power station is scheduled to begin later this year, with full operation expected to be underway in early 2019. “Our decision to move ahead with this development reflects … Continue reading AGL announces development of $295m gas-fired power station
- Australian energy explorer to invest in California gas discovery
Magnum Gas and Power has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Gasfields LLC to farm in to the Tulainyo high-pressure gas project in California’s Sacramento Basin. The Australian-based energy and gas exploration company will have to invest US$3.4million (A$4.57 million) into Gasfields, to pay for the initial farm-in well and equates to a 60 … Continue reading Australian energy explorer to invest in California gas discovery
- LNG company ends funding in QLD gas project
Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGL) will no longer fund maintenance for Queensland’s Fisherman’s Landing LNG (FLLNG) project, it has announced. Following a review of its asset portfolio, the Australian company has relinquished the site to the Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of LNGL. “The closure of the FLLNG project was not an easy decision … Continue reading LNG company ends funding in QLD gas project
- Parliament to consider plans for cleaner coal-fired power plants
Changes to federal legislation to allow investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology could see coal-fired power plants use cleaner energy. Energy minister Josh Frydenberg has announced the move, which will allow the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to fund “clean coal” projects. CCS involves capturing carbon dioxide from a power plant and storing … Continue reading Parliament to consider plans for cleaner coal-fired power plants
- Oil Search to farm-in to PNG exploration project
Sydney-based Oil Search has bought a 30 per cent stake in five licences in the emerging Eastern Foldbelt region of the onshore Papuan Gulf Basin. The company has made an agreement with US oil giant, ExxonMobil, to undertake a seismic acquisition programme into early 2018, which will include exploration and drilling “Prior to our proposed … Continue reading Oil Search to farm-in to PNG exploration project
- How Better Environmental Monitoring Can Boost Efficiency For Oil And Gas Producers
Throughout the world, oil and gas companies are under growing pressure to boost the efficiency of their operations. Taking an eye off the ball for even a short period can make a once profitable project unviable. The challenge stems from fluctuating customer demand and shifting commodity prices. Large capital investments made years ago need to … Continue reading How Better Environmental Monitoring Can Boost Efficiency For Oil And Gas Producers
- Monadelphous wins long-term Ichthys LNG contract
Monadelphous has been awarded a long-term maintenance services contract at INPEX’s Ichthys LNG project offshore Western Australia.
- Arrow to award FEED contract for Surat Basin expansion
Arrow Energy plans to double the production capacity of its Tipton gas project in Queensland amid an east-coast gas shortage.
- Coates to depart as Santos chairman
Santos chairman Peter Coates has announced his intention to step down from his role at the Australian oil and gas company in the coming months.
- Australian technology designed to help solve gas crisis
A new Australian-developed technology could make an important contribution to solving the country’s gas crisis by improving production rates and removing many of the environmental impacts associated with traditional fracking, according to the technology’s licensee, V2H Australia.
- Third train starts at Gorgon LNG
Chevron has launched production from the third train at the Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) project off the northwest coast of Western Australia.
- About 800 workers stood down at Ichthys LNG project
Laing O’Rourke has demobilised about 800 of its people from the $46 billion Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project near Darwin because of a pay dispute.
- Woodside chief executive takes $1m pay cut
Woodside Petroleum cut the pay of chief executive officer Peter Coleman by more than $1 million in 2016.
- Goyder to replace Chaney as Woodside chairman
Richard Goyder will take over as chairman of Woodside Petroleum next year, his second major appointment since Wesfarmers announced he would step down as managing director of the company earlier this year.
- Aurecon appoints new energy and resources MD
Engineering company Aurecon has appointed Alex Wonhas as the new global managing director to lead its energy and resources business.
- Oil Search proposes PNG contract for Monadelphous joint venture
Monadelphous, in a joint venture with Jacobs Engineering, has received a letter of intent for a five-year, $50 million per annum contract for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services at Oil Search’s oil and gas production facilities in the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea.
- Extra Safety – In Storage and Measurement
The new VEGAPULS 64 enables absolutely reliable level measurement in liquid gas storage. In some industries, the specific safety requirements go far beyond what is prescribed by TÜV or national laws. Especially great is the need for safety in the petroleum processing industry, for example in storing liquid gas in spherical tanks. Thanks to the powerful … Continue reading Extra Safety – In Storage and Measurement
- Santos seeks Narrabri approval as project controversy returns
Australian energy company Santos has submitted a state development application and environmental statement for the Narrabri coal seam gas project in New South Wales amid continued opposition to its plans at the site.