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Video: Shale gas to be extracted in Queensland

Video: Shale gas to be extracted in Queensland

Written by on August 6, 2012 in Exploration, Featured Videos, Gas, Shale, Unconventional with 1 Comment

Explorers and producers have identified Queensland as a major target for Shale gas extraction. Australian and international unconventional gas players met last week at Shale World Australia to talk about the commercialisation of shale gas in Australia and ABC put together a video with some of the main topics from the conference including highlights from […]

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China focuses on the exploration of its shale resources

China focuses on the exploration of its shale resources

Written by on June 12, 2012 in Exploration, Gas, Shale, Unconventional with 0 Comments

Last year, China was identified as having the biggest number of shale reserves in the world. These sources are largely untapped as China did not have the knowledge or technology to drill for the shale gas. To obtain this knowledge, China spent the last few years making frequent investments in overseas shale ventures, such as […]

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CSG committee established as Queensland river “bubbles”

CSG committee established as Queensland river “bubbles”

Written by on May 31, 2012 in Exploration, Gas, Unconventional with 0 Comments

This week news broke that a river in Queensland was "bubbling" and this was caused by local coal seam gas operations. The coal seam gas companies are saying that it is a natural phenomenon and some say that the bubbling is caused by leaking methane, but not from coal seam gas operations. It then seems […]

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Are unconventional gas players not providing adequate compensation?

Are unconventional gas players not providing adequate compensation?

Written by on May 28, 2012 in Exploration, Gas, Oil, Unconventional with 0 Comments

The unconventional gas exploration and production companies in Australia are met with great resistance from local communities, and at times, government. There is debate surrounding the actual environmental implications that hydraulic fracturing can have on the environment, but as projects are being developed, producers are creating local jobs and boosting local economies as way of […]

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Australian #shale can supply global gas needs

Australian #shale can supply global gas needs

Written by on May 18, 2012 in Exploration, Gas, Unconventional with 0 Comments

As the global demand for gas is seen to rise, especially from regions such as Asia, predictions are made about Australia's ability to meet this demand. According to Emma Cochrane, Marketing VP Asia Pacific and Africa from ExxonMobil, although Australia has the resources to meet global gas needs, there are obstacles for the Australian market, […]

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#ConocoPhillips looks to invest in more Australian Shale

#ConocoPhillips looks to invest in more Australian Shale

Written by on May 16, 2012 in Exploration, Financing, Gas, Oil, Unconventional with 4 Comments

Last year ConocoPhillips created a partnership with Perth-based New Standard Energy Ltd which they saw as an entry into the Australian shale market. ConocoPhillips and New Standard Energy are currently focusing on the Canning Basin but Todd Creeger, president of Conoco's Australian office says that they see potential in the Cooper Basin as well, reports […]

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#tap-oil investing in Australian Shale

#tap-oil investing in Australian Shale

Written by on April 27, 2012 in Exploration, Gas with 0 Comments

Tap Oil has traditionally focused on conventional offshore oil and gas but have recently inked a deal to explore shale oil and gas in the Carnarvon Basin as reported by Proactive Investors. The deal is with Rusa Resources and the area is located close to the Dampier to Bunbury natural gas pipeline which means that […]

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#MolopoEnergy to sell its #Queensland #CSG assets

#MolopoEnergy to sell its #Queensland #CSG assets

Written by on April 10, 2012 in Exploration, Gas with 0 Comments

Molopo Energy is altering its strategy and is looking to focus on North America.  Molopo currently owns coal seam gas assets in the Bowen Basin in Australia, and is looking to sell these assets to fund exploration in North America. This is a strategy that was that was released last April, when Molopo confirmed that […]

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NSW needs #CSG to meet gas demand

NSW needs #CSG to meet gas demand

Written by on March 29, 2012 in Exploration, Gas with 0 Comments

Energy consultancy ACIL Tasman has conducted research for Santos, which states that NSW will suffer shortfalls in its gas supply if NSW's CSG reserves are not developed reports SMH. ”In the absence of a growing CSG supply, our analysis indicates that a significant part of the gas demand that we would otherwise expect to see […]

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#Beach_Energy assessing #unconventional gas viability in Australia

#Beach_Energy assessing #unconventional gas viability in Australia

Written by on March 28, 2012 in Exploration, Gas with 0 Comments

Beach Energy is looking to raise $345 million as it assesses unconventional gas reserves in Australia, reports the Wall Street Journal. Beach Energy is looking to offer shares to raise the funds, which will be partially spent on the exploration and production of Shale in the Cooper Basin. "Beach is entering a new and exciting […]

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