- 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
- mining jobs
- New Zealand
- oil and gas
- Rio Tinto
- Western Australia
- How to halt cost leakage
Safety; product security; environmental concerns; and finally, operational costs. All these aspects of your business are affected by a relatively simple problem – tank overfill. If you don’t have an effective fuel measurement and monitoring system, knowing the state of your own resources becomes a serious trial, impacting upon your operational efficiency. As safety is … Continue reading How to halt cost leakage
- Internet of Things jumpstarts asset allocation in Oil & Gas Sector
For too long businesses in the resources industry have worked in operational silos; with the left hand rarely knowing what the right hand is doing, there is often no clarity from production to planning. This issue is compounded when managing a business’ inventory and supply chain, as decisions made on the ground can have major … Continue reading Internet of Things jumpstarts asset allocation in Oil & Gas Sector
- Flux cored wires for simplified welding logistics
Welding in a workshop is an ideal situation for a tradesperson, with equipment they require at their disposal for fabrications, along with comfort and shelter from external elements. However, not all welding is possible under such ideal circumstances. A construction project requires a fair bit of planning and preparation to ensure all welds, especially those … Continue reading Flux cored wires for simplified welding logistics
- COAG Energy Council sets reforms for energy sector
The COAG Energy Council is implementing new reforms and a major program to further lower emissions and maintain an affordable energy system.
- Santos announce billion dollar GLNG impairment
Santos has announced a write-down of US$1.5 billion on its GLNG asset.
- Gold, lithium to shine at Diggers & Dealers
The 25th Diggers & Dealers conference gets underway today, with the price of gold – the metal the conference was founded on – at near-record highs. The West Australian reports that gold will get a lot of the attention at the event. It will showcase the Perth Mint’s Australia Kangaroo One Tonne gold coin, the … Continue reading Gold, lithium to shine at Diggers & Dealers
- Renewables are decreasing SA electricity prices
A new Climate Council report has revealed the number of electricity price spikes in South Australia has tumbled with the increase of renewable electricity. The report entitled Mythbusting: Electricity prices in South Australia found that electricity price spikes (periods when wholesale prices exceed $5000/MWh) have fallen significantly across the National Electricity Market with the increase … Continue reading Renewables are decreasing SA electricity prices
- Woodside acquires ConocoPhillips Senegalese interests
Woodside has entered an agreement to acquire ConocoPhillips’ interests in Senegal for US$350 million.
- Dangerous gas leak on Gorgon
Workers at the Gorgon LNG project were forced to down tools following a gas leak at the Acid Gas Removal Unit.
- Woodside, Mitsui approved for Greater Enfield oil project
Woodside and joint venture partner Mitsui have been approved for the development of the Greater Enfield project.
- Chevron managing director receives safety award
Chevron Australia’s outgoing managing director Roy Krzywosinksi has received life membership at this year’s APPEA conference for his efforts in promoting process and personal safety.
- WorleyParsons wins Johan Sverdrup construction contract
WorleyParsons has been awarded a contract for the construction of three bridges connecting the four platforms and two flare booms at Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup project.
- UGL sees ongoing issues with Ichthys, threatens legal action
Blame is being flung between UGL and its client over ongoing delays at the Ichthys SMP and CCPP projects, and may result in a $200 million legal claim.
- Halting mining hand injuries and fatigue
As miners seek to cut costs and make savings, they are looking to equipment that can help them lift productivity and efficiency without harming the bottom line. This is especially the case when it comes to coal. As the price of coal has dropped operators are expecting cuts to come in spending, with the latest … Continue reading Halting mining hand injuries and fatigue
- Gorgon LNG recommences operations
Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project has resumed operations, nearly two months after stopping production.
- 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 … Continue reading Extra safety – in storage and measurement
- Stanford backflips on fossil fuel divestment
Stanford University has announced it will not divest its stakes in fossil fuel companies. The university’s board of trustees had formerly pledged to divest its coal mining company stocks that lay within its US$18.7 billion worth of holdings. At the time the group said it had acted within its own guidelines on investments regarding whether … Continue reading Stanford backflips on fossil fuel divestment
- Santos oil production up in 2016
Santos has closed the first quarter of 2016 with oil production up 11 per cent year on year. With 15.6 mmboe, the first quarter production is up five per cent on the previous quarter. Sales volumes are up 40 per cent year on year, taking revenue to $835 million, despite the average price of oil … Continue reading Santos oil production up in 2016
- WPG signs letter of intent with PYBAR
WPG Resources has signed a letter of intent with Pybar for its recently acquired Challenger gold mine. The contract is slated to commence processing of stock piles at Challenger next month, with underground mining to also begin in May 2016. Managing director Martin Jacobsen said, “WPG looks forward to continuing its good relationship with Pybar … Continue reading WPG signs letter of intent with PYBAR
- University of Western Australia launches $20m oil and gas research facilities
The University of Western Australia (UWA) has launched two new $20million hubs for international research and training in offshore oil and gas. The hubs are part of the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Industrial Transformational Research Program. The facilities come in the same week as LNG18, the world’s largest conference on Liquefied Natural Gas which saw … Continue reading University of Western Australia launches $20m oil and gas research facilities