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  • 12 Aug 2016 10:04 AM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    The Petroleum Club Northern Territory is proud to be a partner of the upcoming SEAAOC Conference, taking place on the 14th and 15th September at the Darwin Convention Centre.

    Now in its 22nd year, the annual South East Asia Australia Offshore & Onshore event brings together major players involved within Australasia’s oil, gas and petroleum industries, for two days of knowledge sharing and networking.

    This year’s key speakers include:

    • ·         Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki, Chairman, FGE
    • ·         Rod Sims, Chairman, ACCC
    • ·         Andrew Pickering, Chairman, Infrastructure Capital Group
    • ·         Steve Ovenden, Vice President Growth, ConocoPhillips Australia
    • ·         Mr. Hitoshi Okawa, Director Corporate Coordination, INPEX
    • ·         David Bird, Vice President Production, Shell Australia
    • ·         Bill Ovenden, Vice President, Exploration, Santos
    • ·         Ross Evans, General Manager, Exploration & New Resources, Origin
    • ·         Dr. Malcolm Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, APPEA
    • ·         Antoon Boey, Executive General Manager Business Development, Jemena
    • ·         Dr. Neil Beveridge, Senior Oil and Gas Analyst, Bernstein (Hong Kong) Limited
    • ·         Matthew Howell, Upstream Analyst, Wood Mackenzie
    • ·         Rob Merrick, Partner & Co-Head of Global Energy, Herbert Smith Freehills


  • 08 Aug 2016 12:45 PM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    An article by Geoffrey Cann following the introduction phase of the PCNT SME Maximiser Development program...

    Howard Thomas and I have spent a few days in Darwin working with several local businesses on how they might get into serving the #LNG sector. The experience reminded me of fishing, and not solely because of the stunning colors of the ocean in Darwin. How should local business fish for business in the largest LNG ocean in the world (Australia’s vast new installed base of LNG plants)?

    Read the full article here...http://www.geoffreycann.com/gone-fishing-australias-local-businesses-need-to-rethink-their-approach-to-lng/

  • 27 Jul 2016 5:04 PM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    Following the recent SME Maximiser Development program kick off - Catch Geoffrey Cann's focus on Darwin LNG opportunity... 

    The Petroleum Club NT (PCNT) has been instrumental in anticipating the LNG sector’s needs and getting these training courses organised and delivered.

    Darwin is the next great growth opportunity for service companies keen to participate in Australia’s LNG growth spurt. But what are the opportunities, and how are they different from the experience in Gladstone?

     If you’re not familiar with the developments in the far north, Darwin is turning into quite the hydrocarbon center. It is already home to the Darwin LNG project, a facility completed in 2006. Rising from the southern shore is themassive Ichthys project operated by Inpex, the Japanese oil and gas exploration champion. Shell will use Darwin as home to the shorebase operations for the new Prelude floating LNG vesselJemena, an energy company largely owned by China’s massive State Grid Corporation, has been awarded a project to build the creatively named Northern Gas Pipeline (or NGP), a new pipe from Tennant Creek in the NT to Mount Isa in Queensland. Finally, the territory government has announced their interest in applying new gas to liquids technology to augment the territory’s diesel supplies with a home brewed alternative.


  • 20 Jul 2016 10:37 AM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    Check out the NT Business news article for the SME Maximiser Development program....

    View the full article here

  • 10 Jul 2016 10:42 AM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    SME Maximiser Development program - hot off the press:  http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/preparing-nt-smes-new-oil-gas-opportunities-sonia-harvey?trk=hp-feed-article-title-publish

    With world-class major projects and investment opportunities for the exploration, production and refinement of conventional and unconventional oil and gas, forecasts indicate that the Northern Territory is undergoing rapid and game-changing economic growth.

    Readiness is imperative as the oil and gas industry transitions into operations and maintenance phase of the Ichthys LNG project, Prelude FLNG and ongoing maintenance for Darwin LNG. Small to Medium Enterprises must also consider potential ongoing and existing capital development to come as these major projects continue to grow. Now is the time for SME’s to ensure they are well placed to identify relevant opportunities to present their capability, deliver products and services, understand client expectations and build significant long term relationships for the project lifecycle.

    The program will encourage SME’s to participate in a 3 phases process:

    Phase 1: Industry education and opportunity identification

    Phase 2: Business analysis and strategic development

    Phase 3: Face to face engagement and capability profiling event with Operators and Tier 1 Contractor teams



  • 29 Jun 2016 4:56 PM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    Perth, Australia - Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has won a contract to extend provision of quality assurance services into the operational phase of the INPEX-led Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) Project. The 3-year agreement signifies that Intertek will continue to provide local and global inspection, expediting and auditing services to the Ichthys LNG Project throughout the remainder of construction activities and now also during operation of the facilities and pipeline.

    The scope of technical quality assurance services being provided is critical to complex projects and ensures the quality of materials, on-time delivery of equipment, vendor compliance and commissioning of the facility are in accordance with construction and operating standards.

    The Ichthys LNG development is one of the most significant oil and gas related projects in the world, includes offshore facilities, an onshore processing facility located in Darwin and an 890km pipeline that connects the facilities. When construction is complete, the Ichthys LNG Project will produce up to an estimated 8.9 million tonnes of LNG and 1.6 million tonnes of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) per annum as well as 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.

    Konrad Drogemuller, Intertek Regional Director of Industry Services, said “Since 2012, Intertek has been delivering local and global vendor inspection, non-destructive testing and verification support to the Ichthys LNG Project. We look forward to providing continued quality assurance support that will ensure safe and successful operations.”

    For Technical Enquiries:

    Richard Dee

    Intertek Business Development Manager, Industry Services

    Richard.Dee@intertek.com

    Phone: +61 (0)8 9316 6019

    www.intertek.com

    Bringing quality and safety to life



  • 23 Jun 2016 4:51 PM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    This years annual APGA dinner will feature guest speaker David Gwyther, Deputy General Manager INPEX Darwin.

    PCNT Members can access dicounted members rates by using the PDF registration for or contacting Charmaine on 02 6273 0577. For more information click here, email events@apga.org.au  

    Register now. Online and PDF registration forms are available via the APGA website. APGA events provide great opportunities for pipeliners to catch up with what is happening in the industry and what we can expect to see ahead. 

    We encourage our members and Darwin industry contacts to attend and look forward to seeing you there.

  • 15 Jun 2016 3:19 PM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    Please be advised that Jemena in conjunction with the Industry Capability Network (ICN) will be hosting Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) Project briefing sessions in Katherine on Wednesday 22nd June and Darwin on Thursday 23rd June.

    The briefings will provide an opportunity for Jemena and McConnell Dowell to give a project update and allow local businesses to engage directly with project team members. Representatives from ICN will be able to provide advice on accessing your ICN profile and submitting an expression of interest to the NGP via www.northerngaspipeline.icn.org.au

    Government representatives will also be available at both Katherine and Darwin to provide information on government business development and support programs.

    Darwin – Thursday 23 June, 12pm to 3:00pm

    Venue: Rydges Palmerston – Darwin. 15 Maluka Drive, Palmerston.

    In Darwin, one project update is scheduled followed by networking and one-on-one discussions:

    12:00pm to 1:30pm NGP Project update and presentations from government, ICN and other key stakeholders.

    1:30pm to 3:00pm networking and one-on-one discussions.

    Click here to RSVP

  • 23 Mar 2016 10:30 AM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    As Gladstone's 3 major oil and gas projects transition into operations and maintenance phase, it's interesting to see how this change will effect the local economy and businesses in the region. I was part of a delegation last week to travel to Gladstone to understand how local industry has positioned themselves for the changes ahead and what supporting industry organisations can do to assist. 

    Geoffery Cann, Deloitte National Director Oil and Gas, was invited to present to the Gladstone Engineering Alliance at an event dedicated to showcasing the supply chain capabilities of the membership.

    The essence of his remarks are that:

    • Australia has made a far reaching decision to support natural gas exports driven by demand from Asia.
    • The projects are moving into steady state operations
    • Our villain is the crude oil market that has taken a dramatic fall in price
    • The global LNG industry has been overturned in its wake
    • To survive and thrive, Gladstone needs to do three things. First, promote the interaction between its value chains (gas, coal, biomass, bauxite). Second, adopt technologies to help take out cost and improve productivity. Third, become factory-like in all aspects of work.
    • As only one in ten LNG projects will proceed, Gladstone has a large lead over other exporting cities and will be able to expand in the future.
    To hear the podcast and gain access to slides from Geoffrey's presentation - please follow this link the article on his online blog.

    Geoffrey's FUEL UP blog provides some great insights into issues facing our industry and I highly recommend subscribing for weekly updates.

    We look forward to welcoming Geoffrey as a guest speak for PCNT in May following the International LNG18 Conference in to be held in Perth next month.

    Credit: Geoffrey Cann, Deloitte National Director Oil and Gas

  • 21 Mar 2016 4:18 PM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    Vertech have announced the acquisition of leading subsea technology company, Geo Oceans. The Perth-based industry leader in micro ROV technology joins the portfolio of companies of the award winning Scotland-based energy sector service group with immediate effect.

    Geo Oceans is an innovator of safe, cost-efficient and powerful ROV technology used in marine inspection and survey tasks. It has worked closely with Perth-based company, Vertech, on a number of projects and recently team members from both companies travelled to the United States to meet with several key organisations to discuss upcoming collaborative projects.

    Read more here.


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