- 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
- underground mining
- Western Australia
- 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
- Bender family says 1000 pigs died from Linc Energy pollution
The family of George Bender have blamed the deaths of 1000 pigs on pollution caused by Linc Energy’s underground coal gasification project at Chinchilla. The Bender family’s submission to the Senate inquiry into CSG regulation showed graphic images of animals affected at their piggery, which was run by George Bender up until his suicide last … Continue reading Bender family says 1000 pigs died from Linc Energy pollution
- Say Goodbye to Your Dust, Chemical Waste & Slurry Woes
Traditional dry abrasive blasting and water blasting are used widely throughout the heavy industries for rust and corrosion removal, industrial coating and tank lining removal and paint layer removal, but these processes have some not so pleasant ramifications.
- When it comes to gas detection, time is of the essence
In today’s safety conscious work environments, mining and related sector managers are morally, professionally and legally required to ensure that their facilities are equipped with the latest, and most up-to-date, gas detection technology.
- MSA’s new sensor design dramatically increasing response time for gas detection equipment
A breakthrough in sensor design is helping increase workplace safety by speeding up gas leak detection in various industrial environments.
- BP announces huge job cuts for 2016
Oil giant BP has announced a round of staff cuts in response to fears of tumbling oil prices.
- How the world’s 10 largest oil companies were created [infographic]
Many oil and gas companies are now energy behemoths, but how did they grow to their current size? This infographic shows how the 10 largest oil companies were born.
- Energy sector cyber-attacks: what are the risks?
The Digital Oilfield offers huge cost and efficiency benefits, but the security risks can’t be ignored, either.
- New Design and simulation software for safer oil and gas operations released
Honeywell Process Solutions has enhanced its UniSim design and simulation software designed to help improve safety and reduce capital expenditures for both new and existing installations.
- Optimum communications the next level of PPE for oil and gas emergency response
Firefighting is a dangerous business, but nowhere is it more dangerous than in the Oil and Gas Production industry.
- International oil agency skeptical about Australian LNG
New major LNG projects in Australia will struggle to make profit due to the oil price slump, according to the global oil monitor International Energy Agency (IEA).