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SPRING 2016 / issue 37 Crunch time for gas COAG outcomes What happened, what the industry says Page 22 Communication: key The benefits of collocating corporate and operational teams Page 25 Corrosion management
SPRING 2016 / issue 37 Crunch time for gas COAG outcomes What happened, what the industry says Page 22 Communication: key The benefits of collocating corporate and operational teams Page 25 Corrosion management Cost-effective methods in a challenging economy Page 44 READY TO ROLL Road legal Advanced PLC Innovative loading system 30 minute set up Reduced crew size DYNAMIC FOCUSED EFFECTIVE Low load count, fit for purpose Multiple rig sizes to suit various wells 30 minute rig up and road legal Get in touch today to discuss your requirements (07) (07) HAVE YOU MISSED AN ISSUE? WINTER 2016 / issue 36 Autumn 2016 / issue 35 SUMMER / issue 34 Moomba gas hub online LNG S NEW AGE FP AD Official LNG 18 edition GLADSTONE BOOMING GLNG exports first gas FP AD The need for natural gas Bruce Lake Page 18 Asia-Pacific: key area for M&A Page 24 How can we learn from the aerospace industry? Page 28 Looming reform COAG, COP 21 and an election: What s next? Page 10 Next generation Are we doing enough to attract new talent? Page 26 Booming beetaloo Australia unleashes new E&P frontier Page 47 Rob Rennie Westpac s oil and gas guru reviews the bear market Page 38 Martin Ferguson Industry cannot withstand further union thuggery Page 14 Special report: Victoria and Gas We speak to farmers and get their true opinion on unconventional gas Page 46 Spring 2015 / issue 33 Winter 2015 / issue 32 autumn 2015 / issue 31 HIGH AND MIGHTY How history is being made at Wheatstone Page 68 Onward and upward for Australian LNG New chief in town Exclusive interview with new APPEA Chief Executive, Dr Malcolm Roberts Page 36 David Wrench Strike Energy CEO on cutting costs in a challenging marketplace Page 40 the North West Shelf Gorgon and Wheatstone: icons for domestic LNG Page 52 Stuart Smith How NOPSEMA is monitoring offshore maintenance Page 64 Grant King Why Australia will become the world s LNG super power Page 32 ESAA s SHAUN COLE The market s changing; what lies ahead for our domestic demand? Page 48 Reg Nelson The man who brought Beach back from the dead Page 34 OIL PRICE DEBATE UNLOCKING LNG BOOM Gas executives and Future of LNG with 12 energy experts weigh in 26 Santos Peter Cleary 76 LESSONS FROM THE DOWNS What CSG operators can learn gastoday.com.au 6 feature Contents GAS TODAY Contents SPRING 2016 / issue Regulars From the Editor 8 Contributors 12 The Gas Today editorial board 12 News in brief 14 Advertisers index 50 Calendar of events 50 Connecting Australia... POLICY IN REVIEW Vic gas ban irresponsible: industry 17 Coexistence between agriculture and the energy industry 18 Industry welcomes minister reshuffle 20 August COAG energy council meeting: the outcomes, the response INDUSTRY NEWS Gas industry must do business differently to meet sustainability target: DNV GL 24 INTERVIEW The benefits of collocating: communication, efficiency, understanding 25 LEGAL Steps to a successful mediation 28 VIDEO: Preparing for the extended unfair contract terms regime OPERATIONS Flow-on benefits: gas hubs come online 31 Multi-asset gas transportation services providing new flexibility for shippers 34 Simplifying the gas shipping process 36 AEMO offers gas training course 38 Generating for the new generation: how energy providers can Proud member of engage millennials 39 PIPELINES & NETWORKS Radioactive pig tracking 40 OFFSHORE Safer subsea completions for Ichthys LNG project 42...North, South, East and West PROJECTS Corrosion management in a challenging economy 44 EVENTS Focusing on sustainability, knowledge and innovation 48 Industry leaders to discuss the future of NSW energy policy 49 WE DO PIPELINES. Spiecapag Lucas Level 10 Emirates House 167 Eagle Street Brisbane, QLD, 4000 T (07) F (07) *Victorian Northern Interconnect Expansion Project (NSW-VIC) COAG outcomes What happened, what the industry says Page 22 SPRING 2016 / issue 37 Communication: key Corrosion management The benefits of collocating Cost-effective methods in a corporate and operational teams challenging economy Page 25 Page 44 The need for natural gas Bruce Lake Page 18 Asia-Pacific: key area for M&A Page 24 WINTER 2016 / issue 36 How can we learn from the aerospace industry? Page 28 Compiled and published by Great Southern Press Pty Ltd T: E: NOTE: This map is a schematic representation only and shows approximate location of major completed and under construction pipelines. It does not show exact pipeline routes. North Rankin Goodwyn Looming reform COAG, COP 21 and an election: What s next? Page 10 B5 From Bayu-Undan DARWIN B8 Ichthys Mount Todd Blacktip Gas Field B6 BONAPARTE BASIN B7 B1 Mataranka Wadeye BROWSE BASIN BEETALOO BASIN Daly Waters B2 McArthur River Mine James Price Point Karumba Browse B1 Q11 Century Mine B10 Next generation Are we doing enough to attract new talent? Page 26 Townsville Autumn 2016 / issue 35 Booming beetaloo Australia unleashes new E&P frontier Page 47 LEGEND Gas Pipeline Oil Pipeline Ethane Pipeline Slurry Pipeline LPG Pipeline Under Construction Compressor Pump Station 8 EDITORIAL From the Editor FREE Gas Today fortnightly e-newsletter The latest news, projects and policy information ed fortnightly SUBSCRIBE TODAY Gas Today wants to hear from you A LOT HAS happened since the last edition of Gas Today. The Federal election was held and a cabinetry reshuffle ensued; the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council met to discuss gas market reform; and, the Victorian Government announced a ban on the exploration and development of all onshore unconventional gas in the State. Suffice to say, it hasn t all been good news. From pages 17 to 23, we review the decisions made, and the industry s response. As you will have seen over the past months, and note within the ensuing pages, Australia s peak industry bodies have been working hard to lobby policy makers in the lead up to these decisions, and their hard work continues. The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) and the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) have been particularly vocal. Now, more than ever, it is important that companies within the industry support these associations. When facing challenging and uncertain industry conditions, many companies have a knee-jerk reaction of reducing costs: dropping memberships, downgrading marketing, cutting all discretionary spend. But it is important to note that supporting the bodies that are lobbying for the best outcomes of our industry is not discretionary. It is vital for a favourable industry environment. I would highly recommend ensuring that your company is a member of your relevant industry association. Gas Today publisher Great Southern Press is a proud member of both APPEA and APGA, and many other industry associations. A stronger industry association means a stronger voice. And in the current policy climate, the gas industry needs to roar. More information on your supporting industry associations can be found here: Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Energy Networks Association Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia. LYNDSIE CLARK EDITOR ZINFRA. BUILDING REPUTATIONS We re interested in what you have to say whether it be an article submission, an article idea, an industry view, or feedback on our products and services. your views to SHOP NEWS AND ANALYSIS FOR AUSTRALIA S GAS INDUSTRY Ed Gaykema ActewAGL Manager Gas Networks The decision to appoint Zinfra as the primary contractor on a number of ActewAGL s major projects was easy. We chose them based on their extensive experience in high pressure gas pipeline and facility construction and their reputation for delivering NEWS MAGAZINE DIRECTORY EVENTS SHOP SUBSCRIBE VIDEO ADVERTISE SEARCH BASIN REVIEW POLICY PROJECTS MARKETS COMPANIES TECHNOLOGY OPINION Crunch time for gas Gas Today Spring 2016 Moomba gas hub online Gas Today Winter 2016 MAJOR PIPELINES MAP 2016 FREE TRIAL LNG S NEW AGE Gas Today Autumn 2016 They didn t disappoint. Their ability to deal with challenging urban environments and deliver innovative solutions, whilst maintaining station operation, was second to none. In our experience, they have delivered fully operational upgrades safely, on time and on budget. I wouldn t hesitate to work with them again. 10 REGULARS EDITOR Lyndsie Clark SPRING 2016 / issue 37 Crunch time for gas Sales Manager David Marsh HEAD OF DESIGN Katrina Rolfe PUBLISHER Lyndsie Clark A.C.N (A.B.N ) Suite 1, Level Victoria Parade Fitzroy VIC 3065 Australia COAG outcomes What happened, what the industry says Page 22 Communication: key The benefits of collocating corporate and operational teams Page 25 Corrosion management Cost-effective methods in a challenging economy Page 44 T: F: E: W: ISSN Cover: siwawut / Shutterstock Read Gas Today on your device! To view the digital edition on your device, scan the QR code or go to gastoday.com.au Follow us on Like us on Facebook Gas Today This magazine is available to interested parties throughout Australia and overseas. The magazine is also available by subscription. The publisher welcomes editorial contributions from interested parties. However, the publisher accepts no responsibility for the content of these contributions and the views contained therein are not necessarily those of the publisher. The publisher does not accept responsibility for any claims made by advertisers. Unless explicitly stated otherwise in writing, by providing editorial material to Great Southern Press (GSP), including text and images you are providing permission for that material to be subsequently used by GSP, whole or in part, edited or unchanged, alone or in combination with other material in any publication or format in print or online or howsoever distributed, whether produced by GSP and its agents and associates or another party to whom GSP has provided permission. 12 CONTRIBUTORS CONTRIBUTORS AND EDITORIAL BOARD AUSTRALIAN CORROSION ASSOCIATION MATT NEWTON AT THE END of March 2016, APA Group announced a new gas transportation agreement with Incitec Pivot for multi-asset services on its East Coast Grid. Matt Newton explains new bundled service agreements and how they work. BERNADETTE CULLINANE THE CONCEPT OF the millennial generation has been, and will continue to be, a topic of much discussion and for valid reasons for the energy industry in particular; millennials represent the new generation of energy customers. THE NATURE OF today's working environment is changing as budgets become more constrained and the political landscape transforms around the world. Here, members of the Australian Corrosion Association explain cost-effective best practice in corrosion management to ensure a longer life span for your asset or plant. READ THE ARTICLE READ THE ARTICLE READ THE ARTICLE THE GAS TODAY editorial board KEITH ORCHISON PRINCIPAL, COOLIBAH CONSULTING KEITH ORCHISON AM is the publisher of the Coolibah Commentary monthly newsletter and the associated This is Power blog, the editor of the OnPower website and yearbook, and a commentator on energy issues for Business Spectator. Keith served as Chief Executive of APPEA and the ESAA between 1980 and BARBARA JINKS GAS INDUSTRY ADVISOR BARBARA JINKS HAS over 30 years of international gas pipelines and gas field development experience across construction, design, environmental, social, legal and commercial issues. She consults to gas companies assisting with business development and developing corporate client account management. PAUL BALFE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ACIL ALLEN CONSULTING PAUL BALFE IS a director of ACIL Allen Consulting, Australia s largest independent economic consultancy company. He has worked for 35 years in the Australian energy and resources sectors, advising government and corporate sector clients on commercial and regulatory matters relating to the gas industry. Gas Today Editorial Policy Any company affiliated with a Board Member is not restricted from submitting articles or advertising in the magazine; however, they will not receive preferential treatment; Board Members current position, company and other relevant affiliations will be published at the front of the magazine in every edition; Articles published by a Board Member or their company will specify their involvement in the Editorial Board at the end of the article. 14 NEWS IN BRIEF NEWS IN BRIEF 15 South Australia shows gas leadership: APPEA THE GAS INDUSTRY has welcomed the South Australian (SA) Government s plan to commit $24 million to incentivise local companies to extract gas for gas in the state for supply to the local market. This will increase the supply of gas into the energy market, with South Australian energy generators, industry and households having first offering. The plan aims to increase energy market competition, drive down costs for businesses and consumers, and to reduce carbon emissions. An Emissions Intensity Scheme which trades credits between energy companies will be explored at a national level, with further modelling to be undertaken over the coming months. Of the plan, SA Premier Jay Weatherill said The small number of energy suppliers in South Australia have too much power if we increase competition, we will put the power back into the hands of consumers. Increasing competition in the energy market is the best way to drive down power prices for South Australian households and businesses. The Government will also launch a tender to procure 75 per cent of its long term electricity needs, aimed at introducing a new competitor into the energy market, increasing competition. The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) has said that the government s decision is a positive initiative that should help bring more gas to market and benefit local consumers. APPEA Director South Australia/Northern Territory Matthew Doman said the $24 million incentive scheme was another example of the state government s strong leadership on natural resource development. This is a good policy for South Australia that will help ensure a stable and reliable supply of natural gas to meet the energy needs of local businesses and households, said Mr Doman. It s encouraging to see a government delivering constructive policies, rather than destructive policies such as moratoriums and blanket bans being embraced elsewhere. This will only enhance South Australia s reputation as an attractive and supportive destination for natural gas investment. Victorian gas networks driving efficiency and innovation VICTORIAN GAS DISTRIBUTORS Multinet Gas, Australian Gas Networks and AusNet Services are exploring new incentive arrangements to drive efficient and innovative gas network investment. The Energy Networks Association (ENA) believes there is a clear opportunity to promote the long-term interests of gas customers by improving investment incentives for gas networks. ENA Chief Executive Officer John Bradley said energy networks support incentive-based mechanisms to promote efficient network expenditure and lower customer costs. Victorian gas distributors are consulting on potential changes to incentive mechanisms they could propose to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) for their forthcoming access arrangements period, said Mr Bradley. The proposals reflect reforms occurring overseas to focus on customer outcomes in the United Kingdom they are driving businesses to be more focussed on their customers than the regulator. The Victorian consultation process demonstrates that network businesses are making genuine efforts to effectively engage with customers and increase transparency in developing their access arrangements proposals. Gas network incentives must support efficient expenditure through the regulatory period, ensure optimal levels of investment in network innovation can be delivered, and appropriately balance cost reduction and service delivery outcomes. These kind of reforms can encourage a strong focus on providing quality customer service including by better aligning incentives for gas businesses with desirable outcomes for customers. The ENA s comments on Incentive Mechanisms for the Victorian Gas Distribution Businesses can be accessed here. Woodside acquires half of Scarborough gas fields WOODSIDE HAS ENTERED into Sale and Purchase Agreements to acquire half of BHP Billiton s Scarborough area assets. The Scarborough gas field is located approximately 220 km northwest of Exmouth, offshore Western Australia, and is one of the most remote gas resources in the 535,000 sq km Carnarvon Basin. The acquisition includes a 25 per cent stake in WA-1-R, and 50 per cent WA-62-R, which together contain the Scarborough gas field. Woodside will also acquire a 50 per cent interest in WA-61-R and WA-63-R which contain the Jupiter and Thebe gas fields. It means Woodside will operate WA-61-R, WA-62-R and WA-63-R, while ExxonMobil is the operator of WA-1-R. Woodside s assets in the area include the Scarborough, Thebe and Jupiter fields, which are estimated to contain gross 8.7 Tcf of gas, putting their net share of the resources at 2.6 Tcf of gas. Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said We look forward to working with ExxonMobil and BHP Billiton following completion of the transaction to progress commercialisation of these world-class resources. Woodside will pay BHP Billiton $325 million (US$250 million) on completion of the transaction, and $195 million (US$150 million) contingent on a final investment decision to develop the Scarborough field. While the effective date of the transaction is 1 July 2016, completion of the agreement is subject to pre-emption rights and regulatory approvals, which is targeted for the end of the year. Strike signs gas supply deal STRIKE ENERGY AND Adelaide Brighton have concluded negotiations for non-binding, indicative terms for the potential supply of gas covering a portion of requirements for the latter s operations in South Australia. The Indicative Commercial Term Sheets cover the supply of gas from 2017, initially on an interruptible basis from the Strike Demonstration facility, with the potential to convert to firm gas supply as Strike s production ramps up. As an energy intensive manufacturer, Adelaide Brighton is pleased to have concluded negotiations for additional future gas supply to its South Australian manufacturing base. This new supply arrangement supports our gas portfolio approach to secure our total gas requirement in South Australia and adds to our portfolio of gas supply contracts with existing producers, said an Adelaide Brighton spokesman. Adelaide Brighton supplies a range of products to the building, construction, infrastructure and mineral processing markets throughout the country. Its principal activities include the production, importation, distribution and marketing of clinker, cement, industrial lime, premixed concrete, construction aggregates and concrete products. AGIT elects new Chair THE AUSTRALIAN GAS Industry Trust (AGIT) has elected Dr Graeme Bethune as its new chair, following the retirement of Ian Little at the most recent board meeting. Mr Bethune is an independent oil and gas commentator and professional advisor, and Chief Executive of EnergyQuest. He was appointed to the AGIT Board in October Mr Little was appointed to the Board in 2006 and made Chairman in 2010, and has been integral in organising some of the world s major gas conferences, including LNG 18 which was held in Perth earlier this year. Mr Bethune said The recent conference has been widely heralded as setting new standards in its program and management for a worldwide gathering of this kind and scope, attracting to Perth the most influential leaders of the LNG industry from the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The Australian gas industry is indebted to Mr Little for his efforts in delivering that outcome. The AGIT was established in 1999 to contribute to the advancement of study, education and research in the
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