Welcome to the FutureGAS 2012 conference edition of Gas Today, which provides a glimpse into some of the technical and commercial issues we all need to work through.

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Welcome to the FutureGAS 2012 Conference edition of Gas Today.

Coming of age: the QGP turns 21


Jemena’s Queensland Gas Pipeline links the Wallumbilla gas hub in south central Queensland to large industrial gas users in Gladstone and Rockhampton providing an important link in Queensland’s manufacturing industry...

Inpex reels in Ichthys FID


The final investment decision on the $32 billion Ichthys LNG Project is a major milestone for Australia, as it represents the creation of thousands of jobs and is set to...

Expanding horizons NationWide


Plant hire organisation NationWide Hire has begun a major expansion of its capabilities due to the support of its new shareholder, Omni Technical Solutions.

Happy campers – LPG keeps showers hot and miners cool in WA


Elgas Western Australia Regional Manager Ash Hada speaks with Gas Today about the company’s operations in the west, powering mining camps on LPG.

Spiderplough revolutionises pipeline installations


Murphy Pipe and Civil introduced Spiderploughs to the Australian industry in 2010 –increasing polyethylene pipelaying efficiency. The company now has the largest fleet in the world, recently adding an additional...

Advantage Products brings new technology to Australia


Advantage Products, a leader in the North American torque anchor market, plans to expand its operations to Australia, commencing immediately with sales representatives setting up office in Williamstown, Victoria.

Australian made: creating local jobs


Gas Today speaks with Australian gas heating specialist and manufacturer Thermal Electric about the up and ups of providing local jobs for over 40 years.

5 minutes with David Byers


Having spent most of his career in the oil and gas industry – initially with Woodside Energy and subsequently in senior management roles with Mobil and ExxonMobil in Australia and...

Reducing greenhouse gas in the Top End


ConocoPhillips’ application in 1997 to construct an LNG processing plant at Wickham point, Darwin Harbour, led to the West Arnhem Land Fire Management project, a world-first initiative to reduce greenhouse...

Meet the faces of FutureGAS


Gas Today asks a selection of our FutureGAS sponsors the big questions for 2012. Get to know the movers and shakers of the gas industry before shaking hands in March.

On show at FutureGAS


With over 40 exhibitors, the FutureGAS Exhibition allows delegates to meet with suppliers from all areas of the industry and discuss the latest developments and products. Below Gas Today has profiled...

Networking: how to make the most of FutureGAS


Delegates at the 2012 FutureGAS Conference and Exhibition will be spoilt for choice when it comes to the array of engaging presentations, accessible networking functions and informative exhibits. Here, Gas...

Extend your fracturing knowledge at the FutureGAS master class


FutureGAS keynote speaker Tim Leshchyshyn will present a one-off, full-day master class on the Technical aspects of shale reservoir development and fracturing diagnostics and their meaning, to be held on...

Swooping in on shale: Falcon Australia


At the end of 2011, Falcon Australia tested and flowed gas and condensate from multiple horizons in the Shenandoah-1 well in the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin. These tests represent a...

Space-age technologies go under the sea


Technology from space comes down to earth as Chevron and NASA form an alliance in the development of technologies for oil and natural gas production and recovery.

Salt storage the solution: Adavale Basin


Major onshore gas exporting regions located in developed countries have a network of underground gas storage facilities, with capacity to both store gas and re-deliver gas into the grid in...

Four recommendations for the Queensland Land Access Framework


Flinders Group, one of the largest land access providers in Queensland, has identified four key recommendations for improving Queensland’s Land Access Framework, which is now in its second year of...

Boosting Queensland electricity with gas


In order to meet forecasted increases in Queensland electricity demand, TRUenergy has proposed two gas-fired power stations, which will be amongst the largest in Australia once completed.

Creating solar and natural gas synergies


By Juergen H. Peterseim, Institute for Sustainable Futures University Technology of Sydney; Dr Amir Tadros, Aurecon Australia; Prof. Stuart White, Institute for Sustainable Futures University of Technology Sydney; and, Prof....

Kipper Tuna Turrum- the key to a booming Bass Strait


Located in the offshore Gippsland Basin, Victoria, the Kipper Gas Field is estimated to hold enough energy to power a city of one million people for 35 years. Gas Today...

APA Group – upping the ante on Victoria’s gas transmission


In order to satisfy future growth in gas demand, and to maintain uninterrupted peak gas supply, APA Group is currently undertaking two expansion projects on its Victorian Transmission System, which...

Go forth and prosper- Victoria’s expanding gas network


To meet the demands of Victoria’s fast-growing population, SP AusNet has been continually augmenting the state’s reticulated gas network, simultaneously adding new connections while replacing old, low-pressure distribution mains.

Up-skilling: Australia’s leading gas industry training facilities reviewed


As the gas industry booms across Australia, the need for well-educated employees booms with it. Below Gas Today reviews some of the innovative and cutting-edge undergraduate and postgraduate courses in...

WGC 2012 heads to Malaysia


Global gas and energy leaders from around the world will gather together with the Gas Today team to attend the 25th World Gas Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 4–8...

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