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Santos reports first LNG from GLNG train 2

Santos said Thursday that GLNG train 2 has started producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) on Curtis Island, Queensland.

Australian LNG exports face restrictions in Labor Party plan

New liquefied natural gas projects in Australia, which is forecast to become the world’s largest exporter of the fuel, may need to set aside supplies for domestic use under a policy proposed by the opposition Labor Party.

AWE rejects unsolicited takeover proposal by Lone Star Fund

SYDNEY, Australia -- AWE Limited said Wednesday that it has received an unsolicited indicative, conditional and non-binding proposal from Lone Star Japan Acquisitions, Ltd, on behalf of a Lone Star Fund, to acquire all of the shares in AWE for a cash consideration of A$0.80 per share.

Woodside awards Technip multi-disciplinary engineering services contract

Technip has been awarded an engineering services contract by Woodside to provide multi-disciplinary engineering services as part of an engineering panel.

Chevron names new head of Australia business

Chevron Australia said Thursday that Nigel Hearne, deputy managing director of Chevron Australia and its Australasia Business Unit (ABU), will become managing director of the ABU on June 1, 2016.

WellDog awarded coal seam gas artificial lift contracts

WellDog announced today that it has inked exclusive, multi-year contracts worth about A$35 million through its Artificial Lift business unit based in Toowoomba, Queensland.

Woodside, KOGAS extend LNG partnership

Woodside and Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation, extending the existing partnership between the companies.

Shell, Chevron await demand from LNG market in ‘pause mode’

The over-supplied LNG market is in hiatus as energy giants from Chevron Corp. to Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Woodside Petroleum Corp. await a surge of demand from countries seeking access to energy.

Woodside charters Australia's first LNG-powered support vessel

Woodside has signed a five-year charter contract with Norwegian company Siem Offshore Australia Pty Ltd—an agreement that delivers Australia its first LNG-powered marine support vessel in 2017.

GE begins production of flexible risers for Shell's Prelude

GE Oil & Gas has started production of four HPHT dynamic flexible risers destined for the world’s largest floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility, Prelude, to be operated by Shell, located 250 km off the coast of Western Australia.

LNG backers face comatose market as oil shows signs of life

As oil markets look for the green shoots of a price recovery, LNG participants are hunkering down for a long winter.

LWP reports positive results from fly-ash test at Brisbane pilot plant

Oil & Gas technology company, LWP Technologies Limited, is pleased to report very positive results from the ongoing fly-ash test work being undertaken at the Company’s Brisbane-based pilot plant.

Chevron halts production at $54-billion Gorgon LNG project

Chevron Corp. temporarily halted output at its $54-billion Gorgon LNG project in Australia due to mechanical problems just two weeks after making the first shipment to Japan.

Wood Group boosts vibration, dynamics and noise engineering service with new acquisition

Wood Group has acquired SVT Engineering Consultants (SVT) based in Australia. This acquisition marks a significant step for Wood Group in providing a global vibration, dynamics and noise (VDN) engineering service line.

Xodus Group delivers intelligent monitoring to Woodside

Xodus Group’s Intelligent Monitoring service is being used by Woodside to create surveillance tools for its North West Shelf assets.

ABB to provide equipment and services for world's largest FLNG facility

ABB has won a five-year contract to deliver equipment and services for Shell’s Prelude FLNG, the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility, the largest floating facility ever built.

Woodside halts Browse LNG project on price plunge

The participants in the Browse LNG project will not proceed with the development at this time given the current economic and market environment, operator Woodside said Wednesday.

First Chevron Gorgon LNG cargo sets sail for Japan

Chevron Corporation’s first shipment of LNG from the Gorgon project has departed Barrow Island off the northwest coast of Western Australia.

Australia’s AWE names new CEO

AWE Limited has named David Biggs as its new CEO and managing director, the Sydney-based company said Friday. Biggs, who will assume his new role in May, succeeds current CEO Bruce Clement.

New tracer technology brings cost savings to unconventional well stimulation

Technology company Tracerco, part of the FTSE 100 Johnson Matthey Plc, has been helping customers to achieve savings of as much as 20% in reservoir stimulation costs through their smart tracer technology.