New Gorgon tender released

Operated by Chevron, the GS2 is an upgrade of the existing subsea petroleum facilities at the Gorgon Project in Western Australia, with new wells and subsea infrastructure to be added to the Gorgon and Jansz-Io fields. TechnipFMC was awarded the subsea installation contract for GS2 last year and the company has just released a bulk …
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New CEO at EnerMech

Mr Brown’s employment history includes a stint as the CEO of engineering and construction company Kentz, as well as Corporate Development Officer for SNC Lavalin. The search for the new CEO was led by EnerMech Chair John Kennedy after John Guy stood down from the role in September for personal reasons. Mr Kennedy said the …
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AEC appoints new Chair

AGL Energy CEO and Managing Director Brett Redman is the new AEC Chair, while Delta Electricity Chief Executive Greg Everett is the new Deputy Chair. The new appointments replace outgoing Chair and CEO Jeff Dimery and Deputy Chair and Hydro Tasmania CEO Stephen Davy. Mr Dimery will remain on the AEC board, but Mr Davy …
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Bunian-5 ready for production

Bunian-5 is expected to double the production capacity at the Tangai-Sukananti oil project, located onshore south Sumatra, Indonesia. Bass said production testing over the TRM 3 sandstone delivered a stabilised average flow rate of more than 860 bbl/d, while testing over the K sandstone produced a rate of more the 650 bbl/d. With the well …
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PNG negotiations stall

The two groups have been negotiating terms for developing the P’nyang gas field which, along with the Papua LNG Project, would double PNG’s LNG exports. PNG Petroleum Minister Kerenga Kua had already indicated any deal over P’nyang would be substantially more beneficial to the PNG economy than the agreements for both Papua LNG and the …
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ARENA commits $70m to hydrogen

ARENA announced its next funding round on the back of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council’s release of the National Hydrogen Strategy, which outlines a path to develop the energy source into a major export industry in Australia by 2030. For this round of funding, ARENA plans to target projects involving commercial scale …
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Industry funds LNG training

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) announced $400,000 in funding towards the training as a support to the Western Australian Government’s LNG Jobs Taskforce. The program would create the materials and coursework needed to ensure LNG workers obtain qualifications recognised by all the operating companies in the industry. APPEA Chief Executive Andrew McConville …
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Origin considering LNG imports

According to The Australian, Origin Chief Executive Officer Frank Calabria said the company was exploring the possibility of investing in or securing a gas supply deal with an in-development LNG terminal. “[Import terminals are] a potential alternate supply of gas when it’s needed most in the market,” said Mr Calabria. “The demand is obviously higher …
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OMV sells NZ interest for US$50m

Jadestone will acquire OMV’s 69 per cent interest for a price of US$50 million ($73.56 million), which will see the company join other joint venture (JV) partners Horizon Oil (26 per cent) and Cue Taranaki (5 per cent). The field is located in the offshore Taranaki Basin and contains the Maari Project consisting of a …
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Public comment opens for gas standard

Earlier this week, the project committee – AG-010 Natural Gas Quality Specifications – released the final draft of AS 4564 (General Purpose Natural Gas). /wp:paragraph –> The public comment period is open until 23 January 2020 and must be submitted via the Standards Australia website to be considered. Click here to download the draft and …
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