For such a remarkably turbulent year for the gas industry, the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2015 World Energy Outlook projection that gas will be the fastest growing of fossil fuels and will shortly reach production parity with coal and oil was a relief for many concerned gas industry observers.

Gas and the gender handicap


It would be nice to think that in 2015 discussions about gender pay parity and women’s access to leadership positions were relics of another age. Problems solved, or at least...

Bound for glory


After more than 95 million works hours involving more than 10,000 people, on 16 October 2015 the Santos GLNG Project’s first cargo of LNG left Curtis Island for Korea. The...

Unlock the gate? A special look at a divided state


Victoria is a state divided. Divided over what can only be described as speculation over the risk of onshore gas development.

Community engagement: AGL’s experience at the Camden Gas Project


The Camden Gas Project, situated in the Macarthur region, southwest of Sydney, has been supplying around five per cent of the state’s gas since 2001, cohesively operating alongside the local...

Gateway to Asia


Landbridge Group’s agreement with the Northern Territory Government to lease the Port of Darwin has been flagged as a significant deal that will see millions of dollars fed into revitalising...

The importance of strong supply chain logistics


Strong supply chain logistics are crucial for the oil and gas industry, particularly in the high cost, low price environment of Australian operations.

Engineering pipeline innovation in the west


As part of the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project in Western Australia, the Jansz-Io subsea pipeline development tested the limits of design and construction. The pipeline, which accesses the Jansz-Io field, is...

Efficient project turnarounds: the next challenge for Australian LNG


Turnarounds are a necessary but costly undertaking for any gas or LNG plant. Apart from lost production while the plant is offline, there is the direct cost of labour, tools...

Conquering energy’s fog of jaw


Seeing through the “fog of jaw” is tough but necessary if Australia is to get on top of its energy policy problems and attract a good share of the global...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: what it means for Australia’s gas industry


Negotiations on the biggest global trade deal in 20 years, which first commenced formally more than five years ago, were successfully concluded in Atlanta, United States, in early October 2015.

What’s next for Fair Work


In October 2015 the Federal Government passed long-overdue improvements to the greenfields provisions in the Fair Work Act. But the amendments are only the tip of a much larger iceberg...

Are you barred? Potential issues with time bar provisions


Many contracts prescribe time limits for taking certain steps or actions, such as bringing claims. If non-compliance with...

Broadspectrum: A new beginning for Transfield


Broadspectrum has had a long history with the Australian oil and gas industry under its former name, Transfield Services. Gas Today speaks with Chief Executive, Resources and Industrial, Joe Sofra...

How Australia’s gas industry fared in 2015


How have gas prices in eastern Australia responded over the 12 months since the start-up of the Queensland Curtis LNG project on Curtis Island, and in the...

Bulls and bears: what’s next for Australian LNG?


There can be little debate that the investment boom seen in the oil and gas industry in Australia has played a significant role in shaping the economy...

Need for increased efficiencies drives industry innovation


The coal seam gas sector’s clarion call for decreased operational costs and increased efficiency continues to resonate loud and clear throughout the industry.

ZNX testing equipment a collaboration success story


In August 2015, ZNX Network Services Victoria implemented new technology that will allow faster integrity testing for gas pipe when undertaking insertion work.

GE Oil and Gas appoints Drivetrain as distributor


Drivetrain Power & Propulsion has been appointed by GE Oil and Gas as an Australian distributor of reciprocating compression parts and services.

New upgrade kits offered to industry


Mitchell Instruments has released four kits to the natural gas industry that will enable users to upgrade their existing general purpose XTP601 oxygen and XTC601 binary gas transmitters into fully...

Exploring the changing role of human factors in oil and gas incidents


With safety professionals’ understanding of accidents, risk and safety changing, human error is no longer seen as a cause, but as a symptom.

How 2015 changed the Australian domestic gas market


With Australia’s gas markets on the east, north and west coasts undergoing unprecedented change, Australian gas leaders, industry officials, regulators and major industry stakeholders will gather in Sydney in March...

Update on Prelude FLNG to feature at AOG 2016


Major updates on the ground-breaking Prelude FLNG project will again be a key topic of discussion at the Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference 2016 in Perth in February...

LNG 18: the World’s LNG industry comes to Perth


The 18th International Conference and Exhibition on LNG is set to take place from 11–15 April 2016 in Perth, and will cover all aspects of the LNG industry.

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