Welcome to the Gas Today Autumn 2014 edition.

Real policy reform needed for 2014


A common trait of energy policymaking is either tripping over our feet because we ignore lessons from the past, or using past experience to overly influence new directions. Both paths...

Wallumbilla Gas Supply Hub begins operations


After nearly two years of collaboration and development with the gas industry, a new gas supply hub at Wallumbilla in Queensland began operating in March 2014, and is the first...

Protecting a sustainable future for the oil and gas sector


Many readers of Gas Today and attendees of the 2014 APPEA Conference will be aware that 21 vessel operator employers, all of...

2014 leaders of industry


The top companies of Australia’s natural gas industry have been profiled in the 2014 edition of Australia’s Gas Leaders, the annual publication showcasing the leading innovators and forward-thinking organisations driving...

All eyes on the Cooper


Since first gas was discovered in the Cooper Basin in 1963, the area has become the most prolific onshore oil- and gas-producing basin in Australia.

Driving value in upstream oil and gas


The oil and gas sector can reasonably assume demand growth for its products will continue over the next 20 years. What it cannot assume, however, is that this top-line revenue...

Capital stewardship in mega-projects


Unrelenting demand for energy to quench the thirsty economies of Asia, coupled with the end of ‘easy oil’, has propelled Australian oil and gas companies into a new...

QFLO innovation for CSG producers


WDS Energy has launched QFLO (an abbreviation of Quick Flow), a trademarked and patented toolbox of solutions to enable improved gas flows for both...

Maintenance and emergency response workshops


iPipe Services, in conjunction with Thiess, recently conducted a series of maintenance and emergency response workshops based around coal seam gas gathering systems. The practical and thought-provoking workshops highlighted some...

Industrial oils and filtration


Landfill and sewage gas, once flared-off as a nuisance, is now being tapped by landfills around the world for use in engines. The presence of impurities, however, can cause engine...

Engineering excellence in construction


Having built up a specialist team of sector experts, Laing O’Rourke is making its mark on the Southern Hemisphere’s fastest-growing sector and is currently delivering some of the most exciting...

Luxury you can rely on


Serviced apartments are ideal for gas industry employees, as they offer a home away from home that ensures employees can work and relax in complete comfort. With the growth of...

Reinventing engineering drawing management


RedEye is the first fully-cloud and purpose-built engineering drawing management solution for oil and gas companies.

Contract awarded on western tranche pipeline project


In October 2013, NACAP Australia awarded the pipe haulage contract for the Australia Pacific LNG Western Tranche Pipeline Project to Simon National Carriers.

Preparing for first export: the QCLNG Project


This year promises to be a landmark for Australia’s export LNG industry, particularly for BG Group’s $US20.5 billion Queensland Curtis LNG Project, which remains on schedule for first LNG in...

Ten ways to reduce supply costs


Delivering a project on time and on budget will always present more than a few challenges, but whether a gas producer or a vendor is in project...

What makes a good leader?


The Australian gas industry
has achieved wonderful
things – being a leading LNG exporter, developing world-first technology and improving lives in many communities. But this does...

Demand for skills to shift in resources sector


As Australia’s resources sector shifts from construction into operations, the development of new skills will be crucial to avoid an undersupply of critical skills, according to a report by the...

Boosting operator competency


In Australia’s oil and gas industry, as with many others, a generation of specialised and experienced workers, the baby boomers, has begun...

Improving Australia’s skills shortage: 5 minutes with Paul Barbaro


To match Australia’s expanding gas industry, recruitment and skills in the sector must also prosper. Gas Today poses the big questions about how to improve the skills shortage in the...

Keeping gas industry skills alive


It is no secret that the average age of those working in the gas industry continues to rise. As the long-term workers retire and leave the industry, so too do...

Industry in focus at APPEA 2014


The importance of the upstream petroleum industry to the Australian economy and world energy security will be the focus of the APPEA Conference and Exhibition, being held in Perth from 6–9...

Distribution industry to unite at Energy Networks 2014


2014 has witnessed a renewed focus on the pressures on domestic gas markets, with considerable uncertainty about the outlook for wholesale prices in the medium term. With gas distribution businesses...

LNG players to learn from procurement leaders


Australian LNG projects are facing increasing competition from abroad, as countries with lower production costs become appealing investment options for large LNG buyers.

The ultimate gas industry exposure


The 2014 Gas Industry Directory, the premium guide for gas companies, contractors and suppliers in Australia, will soon be available through the Gas Today online shop.

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