- Anglo American
- BHP Billiton
- Bowen Basin
- contract mining engineering and services
- Fortescue Metals Group
- Hunter Valley
- iron ore
- job cuts
- mergers and acquisitions
- minesite vehicles
- mining jobs
- New South Wales
- New Zealand
- oil and gas
- Rio Tinto
- South Australia
- Western Australia
- Elk Petroleum completes buyout of US oil field for $205m
Australian oil company Elk Petroleum announced yesterday that it has completed its acquisition of the Greater Aneth oil field from US company Resolute Energy Corporation for $US160 million ($205 million).
- Carnarvon secures new permit for North West Shelf oil drilling
Carnarvon Petroleum has been awarded a new permit located within the Bonaparte Basin on Western Australia’s North West Shelf.
- Oil Search to acquire $US400m Alaskan assets
Oil Search has secured an agreement to acquire oil assets in Alaska from privately-owned companies, Armstrong Energy and GMT Exploration Company, for $US400 million ($522.4 million).
- Chevron ships first LNG from Wheatstone
Chevron’s first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Wheatstone will be delivered to one of its foundation buyers, JERA, for delivery into Japan.
- Shell awards Prelude FLNG contract
Engineering and maintenance services provider EnerMech has been awarded a five-year contract for hose and hose fittings supply and services for Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility in Western Australia.
- Chevron snaps up three offshore interests off Western Australian coast
Chevron Australia has purchased three exploration interests in the Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia, comprising 50 trillion cubic feet of gas resources over an area of 23,170 square kilometres.
- Chevron starts LNG production at Wheatstone
Chevron has launched production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Wheatstone project in Western Australia.
- BC Iron purchases prospective WA tenements from Mineralogy
Western Australian company BC Iron has entered into a deal with Clive Palmer’s Mineralogy for the purchase of two groups of the latter’s Pilbara tenements.
- Rimco releases high wear polyurethanes
Polyurethane manufacturers Rimco have developed a world first processing technology and formulated new exceptionally high wear polyurethanes for the manufacture of Wear Products used in the mining and mineral processing industries.
- Benefits Of Using The MotoTRBO Series Two-way Radio
Those working in the mining industry require equipment that can operate in the harshest of conditions to ensure their safety and increase overall productivity. With exposure to harmful gases and chemical vapours being a daily occupational hazard, maintaining effective communication between workers is imperative for assuring their well-being. As an industry leader in the world … Continue reading Benefits Of Using The MotoTRBO Series Two-way Radio
- Four key challenges ahead for the Australian mining sector
While the mining sector has experienced tough times it seems there are calmer waters ahead, according to trade credit insurer Atradius. “Australia is one of the world’s leading mineral resources nations, ranking in the top two to five countries in the world, depending on the commodity,”said Mark Hoppe, managing director ANZ, Atradius. “2014 saw the … Continue reading Four key challenges ahead for the Australian mining sector
- Design phase for WA gas project announced
The design competition phase for the Waitsia gas project in the northern Perth Basin has been given the green light. Starting immediately, the competition for the project facilities will include a gas plant capable of processing 100 TJ/d, carbon dioxide extraction, collection hubs and flow lines. The approach will allow the joint venture to establish … Continue reading Design phase for WA gas project announced
- 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