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  • 27 Mar 2017 11:28 AM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has been awarded a contract by PTTEP for redeployment of the rig Tom Prosser in Australia for a single new production well at Montara.

    The 2014-built jack up rig, which had been warm stacked in the United Arab Emirates since last October on expiry of its drilling contract with Quadrant Energy, will be deployed for two months from early September to late October 2017 at a day rate of US$130,000.

    It will be involved in work for PTTEP in the Bonaparte Basin in which the Montara oil project is located as well as the undeveloped Cash-Maple complex in AC/P54. The field are located 700km west of Darwin and 200km southwest of the Bayun Undan field. The Noble Tom Prosser was designed to drill to depths of 10,000m in water depths of 121m.

    Noble also revealed that a customer has exercised one 30-day priced option for the 2013-built jack-up rig Noble Regina Allen, which is providing accommodation services for an unnamed client in the UK.

  • 07 Mar 2017 11:15 AM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    The Supply Chain Facilitation Programme is an engagement between AusIndustry, INPEX and Jemena and local supply chain businesses. AusIndustry will assist eligible businesses to identify their greatest supply chain opportunities, and work through any challenges they may face.

    Key skills the programme aims to offer, including:

    • How to get a competitive advantage when tendering as suppliers to Prime Contractors
    • Insight into the Prime Contractor procurement challenges
    • Opportunities to invest in areas of your business that addresses the concern and gives you greater commercial advantages
    • Be seen as actively engaging in meeting supplier challenges
    • Understand general areas that may knock you out from standard tender processes.
  • 08 Feb 2017 1:58 PM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    Katherine Regional Mining and Exploration Forum

    As an endorser of the Katherine Regional Mining & Exploration Forum, Petroleum Club NT have secured a 15% discount for all our members to attend. If you are an NT business, this discount will also apply to the Special NT Business Rate.

    Simply log in to the members portal and visit the member benefits page or contact the office for more information on accessing the discount.

    The Katherine Conference is a collegial event that brings together key industry leaders with major and local businesses to further develop collaboration strategies and partnerships. The event provides a key platform to promote Katherine’s suite of product and capabilities servicing the mining, exploration and oil & gas industries, as well as the construction and agriculture sectors.

    The event has become the annual economic development forum for the region businesses and major project leaders with discussions around current and future developments, employment & training, business capabilities, and issues and challenges impacting the region.

  • 30 Jan 2017 1:54 PM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    ACCOMMODATION:

    Oaks Hotels & Resorts in conjunction with Petroleum Club of NT, are offering a special discount on accommodation for our PCNT network and guests at Oaks Darwin.

    To book visit oakshotelsresorts.com and enter ‘Petroleum17’ in the 'Corporate/Group/PromoCode’ section of the Reservations panel. This offer will give you 12% of the best available rate throughout 2017.

    RESTAURANT & DINING:

    Oaks Darwin are happy to offer PCNT members 25% off all food and beverage purchases when dining in Oaks Restaurant. To access you discount simply inform the friendly staff that you are a PCNT member upon arrival and present your member badge.

  • 25 Jan 2017 1:51 PM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    NERA invites Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to apply for a $20,000 Innovation Voucher. The funding must be used to deliver an innovative solution to a technical challenge which has limited their customer's ability to optimise their business operations. 

    All applications to be submitted to projects@nera.org.au  by 3rd March 2017. 

    Guidelines and application forms can be found on the NERA Innovation Voucher Program webpage.

    About NERA:

    National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) has been established to maximise the value to the Australian economyby having an energy resources industry that is globally competitive, sustainable, innovative and diverse.

    Through a national focus, NERA's role is to grow collaboration and innovation to assist the energy resources industry manage cost structures and productivity, direct research to industry needs, deliver the future work skills required and promote fit for purpose regulation.

  • 20 Jan 2017 1:49 PM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)
    The Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) returns to Perth in February. Featuring hundreds of leading operators in the oil and gas sector on the exhibition floor, a free Conference program and high-profile networking events – for those wanting to stay up to date with the latest developments in the oil and gas industry, AOG is a must!

    Registration for the Conference and Exhibition is free.  We also wanted to offer out network a special discount to the great range of networking events on offer at AOG 2017. 

    By using the code AOGEV20 in registration your members will be able to get 20% off the full price of networking event tickets (including priority tables of ten).

    • ·          Subsea Welcome Drinks (Tuesday 21 February, 5.30pm) – An informal drinks reception before AOG even begins!
    • ·          AOG Official Dinner (Thursday 23 February, 6.00pm) – Fine wine, food and entertainment at AOG’s premier event, featuring guest MC, Lawrence Mooney.
    • ·          AOG Diversity & Inclusion (Friday 24 February, 12.00pm) – New to 2017, hear from those leading change in oil and gas.

    Just use the link www.aogexpo.com.au and use the code in registration.


  • 17 Jan 2017 1:36 PM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    Jemena is hiring for its Northern Gas Pipeline Project. 

    For further information and to view the opportunities follow this link: www.ngpjobsandtraining.com.au

    Jemena has been working closely with communities and businesses along the proposed route from Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory to Mount Isa in Queensland to harness as much local Indigenous and local non-Indigenous participation as possible in the construction and operation of the pipeline.

    During the planning, construction, and commissioning phases, Jemena’s project will create jobs for locals and also hopes to staff ongoing operations and maintenance teams at both Tennant Creek and Mount Isa from local workforces.

  • 04 Jan 2017 12:04 PM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    It’s customary at the dawn of a new year to make predictions you have no idea will come true. So what are my predictions at the dawn of 2017 for the world of digital oil and gas? This is tricky because it requires some predictions for oil and gas too. Here goes...

    • Oil Price - No material change
    • Biggest investment area
    • Biggest pay off
    • Hottest careers
    • Biggest let downs
    To read more about these predictions in detail and other great articles - head to the Digital Oil and Gas website for the latest blogs. The contributors to this blog work across the oil and gas industry, from exploration and production, to services and supply chain, in all kinds of digital areas.

    This article was written by Geoffrey Cann.
  • 16 Dec 2016 11:04 AM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    Drones (or autonomous equipment) should encounter a very receptive market in the oil and gas sector. Of all the digital technologies drones will deliver superior triple bottom line benefits. Moreover, it is in many oil and gas basins’ best interests to accelerate autonomy solutions. Here’s why. 

    WHY OIL AND GAS 

    The oil and gas sector is actually very well suited to exploring and adopting autonomous kit. 

    • The work can be dangerous – fumes and vapours from the product can asphyxiate or ignite
    • The work location is frequently remote and harsh, driving up the cost of housing human operators
    • Well trained human capital is now scarce because of the downsizing in the sector.
    • The sector is an avid consumer of the kinds of kit that autonomous favors – heavy lifters, haulers, movers.
    • The physical assets (plants, pipelines) are long life assets that require steady and often routine attention, making payback easier.
    • The work has lots of routine elements (heavy haulers trundling around mines, or engineers driving around to inspect facilities).
    • Environments where autonomous kit can be deployed are not shared with public use infrastructure (which takes way risks).
    This is an introduction to an article written by Geoffrey Cann and Jay Billesberger... To read the entire article on Digital Oil and Gas click here.


  • 13 Dec 2016 12:23 PM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

    EnerMech has been awarded its first contract by Subsea 7 in the Australian oil and gas market.

    The mechanical engineering group will perform a range of subsea flowline and umbilical pre-commissioning on the Woodside-operated North West Shelf (NWS) Project’s Persephone project and North Rankin Complex in Western Australia.

    The workscope includes flooding, hydro-testing and dewatering of flow lines & well jumpers and testing all hydraulic, electrical and optical cores on the main line umbilical, EFL’s and HFL’s with work expected to start in December.

    EnerMech is one of the foremost suppliers to large scale oil, gas and LNG projects in Australia and has seven bases in-country, including Perth, Melbourne, Darwin and Gladstone.

    Read more here.

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