WorldOil First LNG cargo shipped from Prelude FLNG TechnipFMC announces today that the first shipment of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has sailed from Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility located 475 km North East of Broome in Western Australia. New prime minister could pose threat to PNG natural gas projects A critic of Papua New Guinea’s resource deals has been chosen as the country’s prime minister, a potential speed bump for multi-billion-dollar natural gas export projects led by Exxon Mobil Corp. and Total SA. Wood and NERA announce partnership to develop world-first prediction tool Wood and NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) are pleased to announce a new funding partnership arrangement led by Wood, in collaboration with the University of Western Australia (UWA), to support the development of an online hydrate blockage prediction model for operating gas condensate systems. South Australia offers Cooper-Eromanga and Otway basins acreage licensing Five (5) new petroleum exploration licenses (PEL) in the Cooper Basin and three (3) new petroleum exploration licenses in the Otway Basin are being offered by the South Australian Government on the basis of work program bidding. PNG leader resigns over poorly handled ExxonMobil, Total LNG deals Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has resigned, his Australian counterpart confirmed. The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported he will hand over leadership to Julius Chan, citing comments at a media conference in Port Moresby. Australia's natural gas industry faces climate test despite conservative election win Australia’s gas industry is in a relative sweet spot. Its ideally placed to serve Chinese buyers avoiding tariff-laden U.S. LNG and the surprise re-election of its center-right government means producers face less immediate pressure to cut emissions. Aquaterra Energy marks global growth with Australia office launch Aquaterra Energy, a leader in global offshore engineering solutions, has opened its first engineering office and warehouse facility in Perth, Australia following recent regional contract wins. BHGE wins subsea connect award from Beach Energy Beach Energy awarded Baker Hughes, a GE company a contract to supply subsea production systems for its Victorian Otway basin development project located in offshore Victoria, Australia. In Crocodile Dundee Country, Australia hunts for giant gas prize In a corner of outback Australia, a drilling crew will soon try tapping shale rocks that could hold more than three times the world’s annual consumption of natural gas. McDermott completes final offshore campaign for Ichthys LNG Project McDermott International, Inc. has announced the company has successfully completed the final offshore campaign for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project, located offshore Western Australia.