The polarised arguments about shale gas are inhibiting constructive debate on the role of unconventional gas in Australia’s energy future.

Editor’s Comment


As predicted in the previous issue of Gas Today, this year’s 2014 Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Conference and Exhibition was a resounding success and brought the best...

Collaboration needed to improve public discussion


Trying to draw a single thread or theme from the debate at the annual Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Conference is almost impossible, as papers and discussion range...

Overheard at APPEA 2014


The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Conference and Exhibition, which was held in Perth in April, brought together thousands of industry members for three days of presentations by...

Lessons learned at APPEA 2014


From those in the know

Workplace productivity reform essential to secure next wave of LNG projects


Australia’s oil and gas industry believes strongly that labour relations reform must be placed at the centre of the national productivity agenda.

A new horizon for the hub


The Wallumbilla Gas Supply Hub has come a long way since it first started operating in March 2014. Gas Today brings you an update from the Hub’s first two months...

Productivity improvements for oil and gas industry


New research by Ernst & Young is pointing the way to productivity gains in the Australian oil and gas sector, particularly...

Jérôme Ferrier: A global perspective on gas


As a well-reputed member of the international gas industry, Jérôme Ferrier wears many hats: not only is he the President of the International Gas Union and President of the Association...

The Gippsland Basin Joint Venture: Celebrating 50 years


ExxonMobil subsidiary, Esso Australia, celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture in May 2014, signifying the partnership that officially began on 28 May 1964 when Esso and...

Cost-effective and efficient nitrogen services


iPipe Services has specialist expertise providing a range of cost-effective and efficient nitrogen services for operators in the oil, gas and water industries. Their dedicated nitrogen operations team and purpose-built...

IP data connections for remote systems


Pivotel, well known as a leader in the provision of Satellite phone services to users in remote areas, is turning its hand to providing ‘always-on’ IP data connections for the...

The Panaflow Z3 Ultrasonic Flow Meter


GE’s Measurement and Control business recently introduced the PanaFlow Z3 process flow meter to its portfolio of ultrasonic liquid flow meters. PanaFlow Z3 joins a new generation of industrially-designed Panametrics...

Specialised engineering solutions for industry


PSA Engineering is a leader at providing the most technologically suitable solutions for challenging scenarios no matter the scale, and aims to be the go-to company for specialised engineering, maintenance...

Breakthrough optical sensor for natural gas composition analysis


Advanced process-control technologies providing fast and accurate feed and product analysis in the LNG industries are critical in optimising efficiency and payback in various processing stages.

Innovative spatial services and solutions


Many members of industry will have known wkc as Warren King & Company, but earlier this year the company underwent a rebranding exercise.

Turbine frac-pumper leading the fracturing revolution


The Jereh Apollo 4500 turbine frac-pumper was launched on 19 March 2014 in Beijing, setting a world record for the highest output power of one single frac-pumper at 4500 hydraulic...

Efficiency and comfort in Palmerston


Located in the Palmerston central business district, and only 15 minutes from Darwin, Quest Palmerston is the closest accommodation provider to the Robertson Barracks, New Darwin Secure Facility, the Howard...

Testing safety devices in gas pressure regulating stations


Within the next two years, Danish natural gas distributor HMN Naturgas will implement the Kamstrup Inspection System for the visual and...

GLNG Roma - the pointy end of business


Leading electrical engineering, construction and maintenance services company Electrix provides turn-key electrical and instrumentation capabilities to major asset owners in the resources and infrastructure sectors.

Corio City Gate heating system


When one of SP AusNet’s critical gas assets needed upgrading, Zinfra delivered the complex and high-risk work seamlessly and without disruption to tens of thousands of customers and businesses reliant...

Independent and impartial metering support


MetSolv is a specialist metering company which offers a unique combination of services and expertise for the oil and gas industry, independent of metering system providers and vendors.

Sights on 2015: The Santos GLNG Project


The Santos Gladstone LNG Project currently under construction on Curtis Island in Queensland has reached some key milestones in 2014, as it works towards its target for first LNG in...

South Australia's Roadmap to progress


In December 2012, the South Australian Government released its Roadmap for Unconventional Gas Projects in South Australia, setting out matters of priority to lead to increased levels of unconventional gas...

Impediments to CSG industry: 5 minutes with Alan Moran


Dr Alan Moran, Director of the Institute of Public Affairs’ Deregulation Unit, is an economist who has made a specialty of regulatory matters, in particular covering energy, global warming, housing,...

Structuring your farm-in in an unconventional world


From the 1960s, explorers for petroleum marked out and applied for their own acreage. They nominated work program commitments they could live with, and governments welcomed investments. The financial and...

Managing water for unconventional gas developments


For unconventional resources such as coal seam gas, the high-volume and high-quality requirements of water throughout the lifecycle of a field development are game...

QHSE programs ensuring quality for Australian businesses


Operating in a hazardous or high-pressured environment can mean anything from working in the intense temperatures of the harsh Australian climate – with its extreme weather conditions in the outback...

Percussion bars deliver safety innovation


When a Zinfra gas crew member performing a routine gas leak detection task received a minor electrical shock, the team was determined to find a safety solution to avoid future...

APPEA focus turns to HSE


The Australian oil and gas industry is in transformation on several fronts – economic, technical and regulatory. The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association is taking steps to ensure industry...

Using big data to improve health and safety


Over the last decade, Australian oil and gas operators and producers have made an effort to improve their health and safety performance, with leading...

AGL unveils CNG fuel vision


AGL Energy will roll out compressed natural gas refuelling stations across the east coast of Australia, accelerating involvement in the alternative fuel market for transport vehicles in Australia.

Darwin to play host to SEAAOC 2014


Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles will address more than 950 attendees at the opening of the 20th annual South East Asia Australia Offshore and Onshore Conference (SEAAOC), to be...

Leaders to discuss eastern Australia's energy outlook


Now in its third year, the Eastern Australia’s Energy Markets Outlook Conference has established itself as the meeting place for energy stakeholders’ leaders, and the one ‘must attend’...

International industry to unite at World Gas Conference 2015


Global gas and energy leaders from around the world will gather for the 26th World Gas Conference in Paris, France from 1–5 June 2015.

IMARC 2014: Victoria's global mining conference


The International Mining and Resources Conference 2014 brings a world-class event of global reach to Australia.

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