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  • 24 Jul 2017 3:50 PM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    Source: Energynewsbulletin.net

    SANTOS wants a Queensland GasFields Commission-style body set up in the Northern Territory and legal fees capped so landholders don’t have to cop what the Sunshine State’s commission calls lawyers “bullying” landholders.

    Santos manager public affairs offshore and NT Tom Baddeley told the Territory's fraccing inquiry panel at a hearing in Darwin yesterday that his company recognised the strong relationship between pastoralists and the land they lease, which in some cases stretches back generations. 

    However, the company does not believe a right of veto - which the NT Cattleman's Association wants - is appropriate.  

    The NTCA argues that a veto would fix the apparent "power imbalance" between gas companies and pastoralists. 

    One stakeholder had told the inquiry that the "power imbalance" was a result of pastoralists' "limited experience in undertaking such negotiations compared to explorers, who may have negotiated hundreds of such agreements; and the asymmetry of information regarding the potential impact of the exploration activity". 

    That apparent imbalance of power is also there, NTCA argues, because in most cases, rural land holders are legally required to allow explorers to access their land. 

    Other stakeholders raised concerns about pastoralists' limited access to independent and affordable legal advice, limited political influence, limited technical knowledge and limited time to negotiate agreements. 

    There is no right of veto in Queensland; instead there is a legislative requirement to have an agreement and fair compensation in place before any on-property activity. 

    Santos has secured more than 2000 agreements to date in Queensland.  

    The state also has an established a land access code, which the agriculture and resources industries both support

    Read more here

  • 19 Jul 2017 4:15 PM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    Engineering company Monadelphous Group Limited (ASX:MND) (“Monadelphous” or “the Company”) today announced it has been awarded a number of new work packages with a combined value of approximately $55 million. 

    The Company has received a Notice of Award to provide mechanical decommissioning, demolition, civil, structural, mechanical and piping works associated with Shaft 1 and Shaft 2 Surface Infrastructure for the Oyu Tolgoi Underground Project – operated by Oyu Tolgoi LLC mine operations located in the South Gobi region of Mongolia. The works are scheduled to be completed in early 2019. 

    In addition, Monadelphous has been awarded a contract for piping modification and fabrication for Technip Oceania Pty Ltd (TechnipFMC) on the hook-up and commissioning phase of Shell Australia’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas project in the Browse Basin, approximately 475 kilometres north-northeast of Broome, in Western Australia. 

    The Company's renewable energy business, Zenviron, has been awarded a contract, in consortium with Vestas – Australian Wind Technology Pty Ltd, to provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the 54 MW Salt Creek Wind Farm for Tilt Renewables. The project, located in western Victoria, is expected to be completed in July 2018.  

    Read full media release here.

  • 11 Jul 2017 9:49 AM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    Applications are open for the 2017 Chief Minister's Northern Territory Export and Industry Awards. 

    The Awards seek out top exporters and leaders in industry in 18 different categories. The Awards also focus on local industry through four domestic award categories in Manufacturing, Resource Supply and Service, Industry Innovation and the Indigenous Exporter Award, as well as two international student award categories.

    Applications close on Friday 4 August. Winners will be announced at a gala dinner presentation onThursday 21 September

    Export Categories

    If you are an exporter of a product or service, there are 12 categories that may be suitable to your business:  

    ·          Agribusiness

    ·          Digital Technologies

    ·          Education and Training

    ·          Minerals, Energy and Related Services

    ·          Regional Exporter

    ·          Small Business

    ·          More


    Local (NT) Award Categories

    The 'Local Awards' annually seek out Territory companies and honours them for their excellence and achievement in 4 categories: 

    ·          Industry Innovation

    ·          Local Content - NEW 

    ·          Manufacturing Industry

    ·          Resource Supply and Service

    ·          More


    Application writing assistance also available.
     
    For more information on these Awards and how to apply, visit www.ibc.org.au


  • 07 Jul 2017 11:40 AM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    37 Muramats Road, East Arm is a 75,000 square metres waterfront industrial property. Originally designed to be in four stages the owner has decided to construct in two stages. 

    The initial stage (A and B) includes a gross area of 44,900 square metres, it includes 150 metres of road on the northern boundary, making the site area nett of the road 41,450 square metres. This block varies in depth from 273 metres up to 326 metres, the waterfront boundary is 150 metres and includes a massive barge loading dock, this dock is 130 metres deep and 75 metres across, this dock dramatically increases the sites water frontage. 

    The second stage (C and D) is an additional 30,100 square metres including 2,920 square metres of road. This stage includes 120 metres of water frontage and the block varies between 231 metres and 273 metres. Both these stages combined have a an area nett of the road 68,630 square metres, 270 metres of water frontage and a depth of between 231 metres and 326 metres. 

    View full prospectus here

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  • 03 Jul 2017 12:16 PM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the team from Pressure Dynamics taking out the win on the day (best net) with the team from Mecure having best gross score. Full results list below. 

    There were no luck winners on the MMC Hole in One this year but I hope you look forward to 2018 for the opportunity to have another go. Other prize winners were:

    Longest Drive sponsored by Freo- Ray Sommerville - MMC

    Nearest to the Pin sponsored by Drug Safe - Dan Marshall - Total Steel

    NAGA - Team Duratec

    To see photos from the event please click here and share with your guests: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3CJbRE


  • 01 Jul 2017 12:06 PM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    McConnell Dowell has been awarded a construction contract by Jemena for the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) Project.

    The NGP is a 622 km buried gas pipeline between Tennant Creek and Mount Isa, and upon completion, will connect Northern Territory gas fields with the east-coast gas market.

    McConnell Dowell’s scope of work involves the engineering, construction and commissioning of a 481 km section of the pipeline, commencing in the Northern Territory.

    The award comes after an extensive early contractor involvement process between Jemena and McConnell Dowell, during which time Jemena secured the necessary approvals and land access to allow the project to move forward.

    With this award secured, McConnell Dowell will expeditiously commence site activities over the coming weeks with the first gas expected to run through the pipeline in late 2018.

    McConnell Dowell CEO Scott Cummins said the company has industry leading experience in the delivery of cross country pipeline projects.

    “This project will build on the successful relationship between McConnell Dowell and Jemena and is a testament of the customer’s confidence in our experience and ability to construct this critical infrastructure link,” said Mr Cummins.

    View the full article from The Australian Pipeliner here.


  • 30 Jun 2017 11:49 AM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    The complex road to construction of the Northern Gas Pipeline: Linear Infrastructure, Divergent Process.

    PCNT members are welcome to register for this event at APGA members rates. Please contact events@apga.org.au or call Charmaine on 02 6273 0577

    Visit the event webpage here.

    The Northern Gas Pipeline is under construction in the Northern Territory. Jemena was selected by the Northern Territory Government to build and operate the Northern Gas Pipeline in late 2015. The 622km pipeline will connect Northern Territory gas fields with the east coast gas market at Mount Isa in Queensland and will cost $800 million to construct.
    At the Darwin Dinner, Jemena NGP Project Director Jonathan Spink will talk about the trials and tribulations of getting to this crucial delivery milestone of construction completion, and what’s on the horizon to get the job finished.

  • 29 Jun 2017 11:46 AM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    Shell Australia’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility left the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea this morning, marking a significant milestone for the project. The facility, constructed by Technip Samsung Consortium, is being towed to North West Australia, where the next phase of the project will commence.

    On arrival at the Prelude offshore gas field, 475 kilometres north-north east of Broome, Western Australia, pre-positioned mooring chains will be lifted from the seabed and secured to the facility. Once secure, the complex hook-up and commissioning process will begin.

    The safe and reliable start-up of Prelude’s operations will be the project team’s focus through the next phase.

    Follow this link to see footage of Prelude being towed out of the shipyard:

    https://youtu.be/tFCY1MyDIDw

  • 28 Jun 2017 11:58 AM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    Maicon Engineering is pleased to announce its award of the Onshore and Offshore Spool Fabrication contract by Technip Oceania for the Shell Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project. 

    The scope of work involves: 

    ▪ Fabrication of spools from exotic materials, including duplex and titanium 

    ▪ Fabrication of general items for connection of the Shell Prelude FLNG platform to the sub-sea risers on the sea floor. 

    The works will be carried out in accordance with onshore fabrication and offshore installation schedule requirements. This contract will be managed and delivered out of our Darwin facility and builds on our track record as a quality and reliable contractor to the resource sector. 

    View the full media release here.

  • 21 Jun 2017 12:08 PM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    The oil and gas industry welcomed the release today of the Northern Territory Economic Development Framework by Chief Minister Michael Gunner.

    The Framework recognises the vital role that natural gas will play as one of the Northern Territory’s major growth sectors to maintain and grow living standards across the region.

    APPEA’s Northern Territory Director, Matthew Doman said: “With almost 30 trillion cubic feet of offshore gas reserves, and potentially far greater resources onshore, the Northern Territory economy will benefit from the decades long development and production of natural gas for both domestic and export markets.”

    The Framework highlights that the NT’s onshore basins are estimated to hold around 200 trillion feet of natural gas, enough to power Australia for 200 years.

    “The oil and gas industry recognises that onshore gas development in the Territory must be done in an environmentally and socially responsible manner,” said Mr Doman.

    View the full APPEA media release here.

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