Oil and Gas Investor Australia | September 2015 | Volume 2 | Issue 05
Table of Contents
05 | From the Editor
Lessons From Papua New Guinea
07 | Offshore Column
Killing The Goose That Lays The Golden Egg
09 | Drilling Column
U.S. Wildcatter Takes Up The Slack
11 | Events Calendar
13 | Newswell
American Energy Signs Farm-in For McArthur Basin
20 | Market Roundup
86 | Tech Trends
Hydrostatic Pressure Vessels Enhance Subsea Testing
90 | Exploration Highlights
92 | Company Briefs
Wood Group Awarded FEED Contract From Woodside
96 | At Closing
Five Questions LNG Boards Should Be Asking
Topics of Highlight
22 | Positioned For Prosperity
A world-class lineup of speakers remained bullish on the industry at DUG Australia 2015.
24 | Land of Milk and Hydrocarbons
With one successful LNG project under their collective belt, oil and gas companies are primed for more projects in Papua New Guinea.
30 | Executive Q&A: Elk’s Revival
After six years at the helm of oil and gas player Drillsearch Energy, Brad Lingo is ready to sink his teeth into a new challenge at Elk Petroleum.
32 | Ice Road Drillers
A serendipitous meeting brought 88 Energy from Australia to Alaska for a potential shale play prize of up to a billion barrels.
36 | More Waxing And Waning Of The Canning Basin?
Will a recent round of drilling and testing shale gas and new conventional oil concepts set the basin up for a sustained exploration and development effort?
40 | Star Stocks—And Flops
Which oil and gas stocks flew in the 2015 financial year, and who flopped? Here’s how listed companies performed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in a peer group analysis of the sector.
44 | African Ascension
Australian-based FAR Ltd’s big discoveries offshore Senegal helped it
rise to the top of the heap in a year of trading turmoil.
51 | Bridge to Wall Street
Tough times bring out the best. We profile three companies moving forward despite the rough road: IPB Petroleum, Horizon Oil Ltd and Antilles Oil & Gas.
60 | A Handle On The High Seas
ACEPT is preparing Australia’s first FLNG-specific operators and technicians.
62 | Ready For The Storm
Wave modelling helps predict Prelude’s performance.
64 | Maps, Apps and Models
DMP develops a new digital mapping technology to help oil and gas explorers.
67 | LNG 18 Spotlight: Australia
It’s the awakening of a new business era, and the world’s largest LNG event returns to Australia in the midst of a gas ramp up. This special section examines the present and future of Australia’s LNG industry.
80 | Rigs At The Ready
84 | An Evolutionary Journey