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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.

Chevron achieves first LNG production at Gorgon

Chevron has started producing LNG and condensate at the Gorgon Project on Barrow Island off the northwest coast of Western Australia. The first LNG cargo is expected to be shipped next week.

Santos completes sale of interest in Australia’s Kipper field

Santos has completed the sale of its non-operated interest in Kipper gas field, the Adelaide-based company said Thursday.

Australia’s Origin Energy signs LNG supply deal with China’s ENN

Origin Energy Ltd. has signed a non-binding heads of agreement with ENN LNG Trading Company Ltd. for the supply of 500,000 tonnes of LNG per year for a period of five years. By mutual agreement, the parties have the ability to extend the supply period by an additional five years.

Woodside appoints non-executive director

The Board of Woodside has appointed Ann Pickard as a non-executive director, effective Feb. 29, 2016.