A SUCCESSFUL and unusual collaboration between academia and industry through the Energy Pipelines Cooperative Research Centre has resulted in new processes, products and services and a return on research investment for the pipeline industry at a rate of 4.5 to one.
With just five participants (the University of Wollongong, RMIT, Deakin University, The University of Adelaide and Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA)) the Energy Pipelines CRC is the smallest CRC in the Commonwealth co-funded program, but that makes little difference.
PERTH, Australia – Woodside Petroleum has issued an update on its international exploration and development programs.
Offshore Australia, the Chevron-operated Wheatstone LNG project is nearing first production. The offshore platform hook-up and commissioning, required for LNG Train 1 start-up, are complete. The trunkline is pressurized, ready to supply gas onshore. Final commissioning of onshore LNG Train 1 is also advanced and nearing completion.
THE AUSTRALIA Energy Market Operators (AEMO) has published an update to the 2017 Gas Statement of Opportunities to provide the latest domestic demand and supply market information.
AEMO’s analysis includes information from east coast gas producers who have provided updated forecasts of their best estimate of likely annual production.
JFD has confirmed that its new COBRA (Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus) system has passed further trials rating it safe for use at depths up to 450 metre sea water (msw).
Released earlier this year, COBRA is a new bailout solution designed to replace conventional SCUBA bailout methods, providing divers with a extended supply of breathing gas in the event of a primary supply failure. Continue reading
WESTWOOD GLOBAL Energy Group (WGEG) sees signs of recovery in exploration in the Asia/Pacific region. This is based on findings from the company’s 2017 State of Exploration Report, which covers global exploration between 2012 and 2016 and benchmarks the performance of 40 international E&P companies (the ‘W40’).