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Northern Territory


  • 19 Oct 2016 10:58 AM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    CONSTRUCTION of the $800 million Northern Gas Pipeline is on track following the arrival of the first pipes, according to Jemena’s project director.

    The NGP will connect Tennant Creek to Mt Isa in Queensland. The first gas is expected to flow in 2018. The project is partly underwritten by the excess gas of PowerWater, and is expected to create 900 jobs.

    Jonathan Spink told NT Business Review this week’s arrival of 160km of pipe from overseas was within project timelines. The material will now be transported to Tennant Creek, where it will be stockpiled. Another three shipments will complete the 622km of pipe.

    “At this stage, we are planning to commence construction next year as planned,” Mr Spink said. “This will be subject to all necessary environmental approvals and land access being granted. It will also depend on the extent of the wet season.

    “This pipe will now be shipped to Tennant Creek by rail where we will store it until we are ready to build.”

    Read more about this here:


  • 17 Oct 2016 4:41 PM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    MONTHS of research and in-depth discussions with the oil and gas industry has helped shape a new look AOG Exhibition & Conference (AOG) 2017 which will be staged in the Western Australian capital of Perth next February.

    Taking into account the significant changes that have occurred in the oil and gas sector on the back of depressed commodity prices, AOG organiser Diversified Communications undertook unprecedented discussions with key industry participants following the staging of AOG 2016 earlier this year.

    Alongside the feedback on subjects such as the future direction of the industry and what event activities participants and attendees are looking for, Diversified also received a powerful vote of support from key stakeholders within industry and government.

    “This has been a remarkable opportunity for us to hear first-hand from those working at the coal face about where they believe the local oil and gas sector is heading in the short term and what they value most from major events like AOG,” AOG Event Director at Diversified Communications, Bill Hare, said.

    Read the full media release here.

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  • 18 Aug 2016 10:01 AM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA: Opinion piece by Geoffrey Cann, National Director, Oil and Gas, Deloitte...

    Darwin is fast becoming a world class hub for the hydrocarbon industry. What is the opportunity for engineering-oriented local business to participate in the success of the sector?

    Darwin will soon be home to a sizeable investment in sophisticated new plant. The completion of the INPEX Ichthys project, the existing Darwin LNG plant, the launch of the Shell Prelude shore base operations, and the construction of the Northern Gas Pipeline herald a future of gas development, gas processing, supply operations and liquefaction. This creates plenty of scope for a variety of technically strong businesses to provide services to the sector.

    There is plenty of growth potential too, as it is typically less costly to expand these facilities than to build new ones. These plants will also run for many decades, creating sustainable businesses....

    Read more here:

  • 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...

  • 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:

    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

    Phone: +61 (0)8 9316 6019

    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  

    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.

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