Tag: Australia

Energy traders’ obsession with winter begin

In a week, another season will start, one that will move markets and dent wallets: the U.S. heating season.  More »

BHP Billiton, Pemex sign agreement to share deepwater knowledge

Australian oil and mining giant BHP Billiton and Pemex, Mexico’s national oil company, have signed a deal to share knowledge of deepwater operations, BHP Billiton announced.  More »

Q&A: Accenture’s shale expert Melissa Stark on unconventional plays worldwide

Melissa Stark, managing director of Accenture’s New Energy Business, is the consulting firm’s expert on shale development. The firm recently published an update on the outlook for unconventional plays in nine countries. Stark, who’s worked in the United Kingdom for 20 years, spoke with the Chronicle recently about what’s on the horizon for shale and tight oil and gas worldwide.  More »

Nine countries that could hold the next Eagle Ford

The U.S. economy has enjoyed an energy renaissance thanks to technology like fracking and horizontal drilling that unlocked previously inaccessible geological formations. Some of that same technology is now poised to be used around the world.  More »

Cost overruns, delays may hinder future Australian LNG projects

New liquefied natural gas plants under construction in Australia have been plagued by widely reported cost overruns and delays, raising questions about whether the country will be able to continue to expand its liquefied gas capacity after 2018, according to a new report.  More »

Apache announces new offshore Australia discovery

HOUSTON — Houston-based Apache Corp. announced Monday that it made its first offshore oil discovery in Australia’s Canning Basin, located off the west coast of the country. Officials with the company say their measurements indicate that, optimistically, there could be as much as 300 million barrels of oil in place at the basin. The company […]  More »

Cheniere secures buyers for two Corpus Christi LNG trains

The Houston company due to be the first exporter of U.S. natural gas has lined up buyers for more than half of the supplies it plans to send overseas from its second proposed liquefaction facility in Corpus Christi.  More »

Smaller-scale advances driving shale gas innovations

Investors’ growing reluctance to back big, complex projects is driving the energy industry to break up its infrastructure plans into smaller pieces, potentially putting new projects and technology development into the hands of many more players, energy executives said Thursday.  More »

Texas down under? Australian officials make their pitch

Australian officials are pitching a potential shale gas boom in their country as an investment opportunity for American firms looking to profit from expertise they’ve developed in recent years here at home.  More »

US regulations push wave-energy project to Australia

A company that was planning a wave energy installation off the Oregon coast that could have powered 1,000 homes has said it will instead undertake the project in Australia.  More »

Woodside misses deadline on Israeli gas deal as talks continue

Woodside Petroleum, Australia’s second-largest oil producer, missed its target for completing a deal to buy a stake in a natural gas project in Israel, 15 months after signing an initial accord.  More »

Shell sells Australian assets for $2.6 billion

Vitol Group agreed to pay about $2.6 billion for Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Australian refinery and filling stations as Europe’s largest oil company accelerates asset sales.  More »
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