Energy

Woodside awards contracts for Scarborough Project

Woodside has awarded four contracts for front-end engineering design activities for the proposed Scarborough Project. The contracts are for engineering activities related to the upst...... [continue reading]

New gas pipeline opened in Queensland

Australia Pacific LNG has welcomed the successful completion of a new gas pipeline connecting its Reedy Creek facilities to the Wallumbilla Gas Supply Hub. The Reedy...... [continue reading]

New offshore development at Gorgon

Chevron Australia and its joint venture participants are to proceed with future offshore development at the Chevron-led Gorgon natural gas facility off the northwest coast of Western Australia....... [continue reading]

UGL awarded Solar Farm contract in South Australia

CIMIC Group company UGL has been awarded contracts by Equis Energy to build and maintain the Tailem Bend 127MWDC Solar Farm in South Australia. The project will gener...... [continue reading]

$7m Contract Award for 5MW Solar Farm in Newcastle

Carnegie Clean Energy through it's subsidiary, Energy Made Clean, and its Joint Venture partner, Lendlease, have been awarded the contract for the design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of...... [continue reading]

Wood Group wins Saudi Aramco contract

Wood Group has won a new multi-million dollar, five-year contract to provide engineering and project management services on Saudi Aramco's Marjan oil field.The contract is part of Saudi...... [continue reading]

Nacap awarded Yarmarna pipeline contract

APA Group has received final approval from the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety for the 198 kilometre Yamarna Gas Pipeline (YGP) and has appointed Nacap Aus...... [continue reading]

Chevron Achieves First LNG Production at Wheatstone

Chevron Corporation has started producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Wheatstone Project in Western Australia. The first cargo is on track to be shipped in the coming weeks. "...... [continue reading]

redT Makes Key Unit Sales in Africa

redT energy plc (AIM:RED), the energy storage technology company, announces the sale of fourteen units into sub-Saharan Africa, a key growth market for the Company. Fourteen of redT'...... [continue reading]

Congo confirm hydroelectric dam investment

Congo Republic has officially commissioned a $109m hydroelectric dam constructed by Chinese firm Gezhouba Group to boost the oil, agriculture and forestry sectors in the country.The 19....... [continue reading]

Woodside agree multibillion-dollar deal with Indonesia

Woodside Petroleum has agreed a multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas sales agreement with Indonesia’s Pertamina. The Perth-based company announced it had agreed to sell a...... [continue reading]

SCEE awarded solar farm contract

SCEE has been awarded approximately $10m of work on solar farm projects by Bouygues Construction Australia Pty Ltd. The scope of work includes the design and construction of photovoltaic (PV) elect...... [continue reading]

Thiess wins Mount Pleasant contract

Thiess has secured a mining services contract with MACH Energy’s new Mount Pleasant coal mine in Australia’s Hunter Valley region in New South Wales.The new contract will generate total reve...... [continue reading]

RCR awarded Manildra Solar Farm contract

Diversified engineering and infrastructure company RCR Tomlinson has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $85 million with Manildra Prop Pty Ltd to design and construct a major utility s...... [continue reading]

Carnegie to build solar power station in WA

Carnegie Clean Energy’s expansion is continuing with plans for a 10MW solar power station in Northam which the Michael Ottaviano-led company will build, own and operate. Carnegie said...... [continue reading]

Swift secures 5-year Shell Prelude LNG services contract

Leading digital entertainment and communications service provider Swift Networks Group Limited has won a long-term contract to supply design, construction, maintenance and support services to Shell...... [continue reading]

Monadelphous JV lined up for contract in PNG

Engineering company Monadelphous Group in joint venture with Jacobs Engineering have received a letter of intent from Oil Search Limited to enter into a new proposed five year contract for engineer...... [continue reading]

Pacific Energy secures 5MW power station contract with Westgold

Pacific Energy subsidiary KPS has secured a new electricity supply contract with Aragon Resources a wholly owned subsidiary of Westgold Resources. KPS will build, own and maintain a...... [continue reading]

DDG to construct largest gas facility in Western Australia

DBP Development Group (DDG), has announced that it will build the largest gas storage facility in Western Australia. Expected to be operational by June 2017, the estimated total cost...... [continue reading]

GE and Baker Hughes to create new oilfield technology services company

GE has agreed to merge its oil and gas business with Baker Hughes to create a new oilfield technology services company creating annual revenues of $32bn from providing physical and digital technolo...... [continue reading]

Monadelphous secures $140m of new contracts

ASX listed Engineering company Monadelphous Group Limited has secured new contracts and additional works for customers in the resources, energy and infrastructure markets with a combined value of a...... [continue reading]

Woodside to buy ConocoPhillips oil assets in Senegal

Woodside has entered into a binding Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA) with ConocoPhillips to acquire all of ConocoPhillips’ interests in Senegal for the purchase price of US$350 million, based on a...... [continue reading]

Noupoort Wind Farm begins commercial operations

Noupoort Wind plant has achieved its Commercial Operations Date (COD) on schedule and on budget, making it the first wind plant to successfully achieve operation as part of the third round of the R...... [continue reading]

AfDB grant helps DRC increase access to electricity

The African Development Bank has approved a USD 11 million grant to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in support of a project to extend affordable electricity coverage within the country as we...... [continue reading]

Transnet unveil positive results despite economic challenges

Transnet has unveiled a positive set of results for the year ended 31 March 2016. This was despite a tough economic environment characterised by weak economic activity which undermined growth in vo...... [continue reading]

Smart Metering Systems sign agreement with First Utility

Smart Metering Systems (AIM: SMS.L), an integrated metering services company that connects, owns, operates and maintains over one million current generation smart meter and data assets in the UK, h...... [continue reading]

Sasol commences drilling of Mozambique PSA licence

Sasol’s field development plan (FDP) for the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) licence in Inhambane province, Mozambique, has reached an important milestone with the commencement of the drilling o...... [continue reading]

Meggitt wins $35m Canadian defence contract

Meggitt, a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets has been awarded a five-year National Individual S...... [continue reading]

Construction set to begin on Kathu Solar Park project

ENGIE has announced that the Kathu Solar Park project in South Africa, owned by an ENGIE-led consortium with South African partners, has signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Eskom –...... [continue reading]

Wood Group wins Middle East contracts, creating 100 new jobs

Wood Group has secured two new, three year contracts, collectively valued at over $140 million, to deliver technical services and expertise to one of the world’s leading international oil companies...... [continue reading]

Clarke Energy secures first project in Tanzania

Clarke Energy and GE’s Distributed Power business have announced that Clarke Energy, GE’s authorised distributor of Jenbacher gas engines, is supplying one of GE’s high-efficiency Jenbacher gas eng...... [continue reading]

Aggreko to supply 200MW of power in Zimbabwe

Aggreko has announced that its Power Solutions business has signed a 3 year contract to provide 200MW of diesel-fuelled power in Zimbabwe. Aggreko's customer is Sakunda Holdings Pty Ltd (Sakunda) w...... [continue reading]

Clough wins Woodside Engineering Services Contract

Clough has been awarded an engineering services contract by Woodside Energy Ltd (Woodside). Clough has been selected to work as part of an engineering panel to provide multi-discipli...... [continue reading]

Wood Group awarded TAQA contract extension in the North Sea

Wood Group has been awarded a two year contract extending its service provision for TAQA in the North Sea. Under the contract, which has the option of three, one year extensions, Wood Group PSN wil...... [continue reading]

Dubai's Dodsal Group discovers major gas find in Tanzania

Dubai-based Dodsal Group has made a major natural gas discovery in Tanzania and plans to invest an additional $300 million in the country over the next 24 months to support exploration and producti...... [continue reading]

ABB wins Prelude FLNG contract

ABB has won a five-year contract to deliver equipment and services for Shell’s Prelude FLNG, the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility, the largest floating facility ever bui...... [continue reading]

Wood Group awarded Shell industrial services contract

Wood Group has secured a new three year contract with Shell, to deliver industrial services to the St Fergus gas processing plant in Aberdeenshire and the Mossmorran gas processing plant and Braefo...... [continue reading]

AWE appoints David Biggs as new CEO

Australian Energy company AWE Limited (ASX: AWE) has announced the appointment of David Biggs as its new CEO and Managing Director. Biggs is currently CEO of Cue Energy Limited, a position...... [continue reading]

Chevron Achieves First LNG Production at Gorgon

Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) has announced it has started producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) and condensate at the Gorgon Project on Barrow Island off the northwest coast of Western Australia...... [continue reading]

CMR Marine awarded Saldanha Bay LPG Import Terminal contract

Sunrise Energy has awarded CMR Marine, part of Perth based Clough, the Saldanha Bay LPG Import Terminal contract for the construction of the marine facilities and overland pipeline. The sco...... [continue reading]

ABB to supply high voltage products to help meet growing power needs in Qatar

ABB has won an order from National Contracting Company (NCC), a leading contracting company in the region, to supply high voltage Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS), which will help address increasing...... [continue reading]

JDR awarded Middle East subsea umbilical contracts

JDR, a leading UK based supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the offshore energy industry, has been awarded two umbilical contracts by McDermott Middle East Inc., for undisclosed opera...... [continue reading]

Pacific Energy secures power station contract with Doray Minerals

Pacific Energy’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Kalgoorlie Power Systems (‘KPS’), has secured a new electricity supply contract with Doray Minerals Limited’s wholly owned subsidiary, Deflector Gold Pty L...... [continue reading]

Uganda to construct Largest solar PV plant in East Africa

A 10MW solar PV plant to be constructed in Uganda’s eastern town of Soroti will be the largest solar PV plant in East Africa and is expected to provide clean electricity to 40,000 local households....... [continue reading]

British Gas cuts gas prices by a further 5.1%

British Gas is to cut gas prices for customers by 5.1%, becoming the latest company to announce cuts for the start of the year. Commenting on the announcement, Mark Hodges, CEO, Energy Supp...... [continue reading]

AGL invests in US based energy storage business

AGL Energy Limited (AGL) have invested US$20 million in leading US-based energy storage and management company, Sunverge Energy Inc. (Sunverge), to enhance its energy storage management capabilitie...... [continue reading]

Mighty River Power to purchase leading solar company

Mighty River Power is to purchase one of New Zealand’s leading solar businesses, What Power Crisis (WPC) – providing access to proven capability and technical expertise in the growing sector of sol...... [continue reading]

Renusol enters South African solar market

German PV mounting systems manufacturer Renusol has entered South Africa’s promising solar market. The company supplies its innovative solutions for mounting photovoltaic modules on roofs to South...... [continue reading]

Bushveld Minerals launch new Energy business

Bushveld Minerals Limited (AIM: BMN) has announced the establishment of Bushveld Energy Limited ("Bushveld Energy"), a new business focused on developing and promoting the role of vanadium in the g...... [continue reading]

ABB wins Indonesian cement plant contract

Leading power and automation technology group, ABB, has won an order from Tianjin Cement Industry Design & Research Institute Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of SINOMA Group, for a highly energy efficient va...... [continue reading]

Origin confirms first LNG exported by Australia Pacific LNG

Origin Energy Limited (Origin) has confirmed the first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has departed the Australia Pacific LNG facility on Curtis Island in Queensland. The Methane Spi...... [continue reading]

Clough AMEC Awarded Brownfield Services Contract For Bayu-Undan

Clough AMEC has been awarded a new three year contract with ConocoPhillips in Australia, to provide asset support, operations and maintenance services to the Bayu-Undan offshore field development,...... [continue reading]

First gas flows from Shell’s Corrib gas field in Ireland

Natural gas has started to flow from Ireland’s Corrib gas field, marking an important milestone for the country and Shell’s upstream operations. Located 83 kilometres off Ireland’s northwes...... [continue reading]

AGL signs gas sales agreement with GLNG

AGL Energy Limited (AGL) has announced that it has executed an agreement with the GLNG Project participants, Total, PETRONAS, Santos & KOGAS, for the sale of 254 petajoules (PJ) of gas to the GLNG...... [continue reading]

AusGroup wins major contracts

Leading integrated services provider AusGroup has announced that recent contract awards and extensions for its clients within the energy and industrial sectors amount to a combined value of the con...... [continue reading]

npower to pay £26m for its billing and complaint handling issues

npower has agreed to pay £26m following failures in its billing and complaint handling processes between 2011 and 2014. The money will be paid to domestic customers who have been affected and to pr...... [continue reading]

Woodside announces $2 billion investment in North West Shelf Project

Operator of the North West Shelf (NWS) Project, Woodside, has announced that the project participants have approved the Greater Western Flank Phase 2 (GWF-2) Project off the north-west coast of Aus...... [continue reading]

Noupoort wind farm erects first wind turbines

Noupoort Wind Farm (80MW), in South Africa’s Northern Cape, has announced that it has completed the erection of the first of its thirty-five wind turbines. This is a pivotal point in the construct...... [continue reading]

Shell to build solvent deasphalter unit at Pernis refinery in the Netherlands

Shell has announced it has taken the final investment decision to build a major new unit at the Pernis refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The solvent deasphalter (SDA) unit will remove heavier...... [continue reading]

Novus Holdings setting the pace with reducing carbon emissions thanks to Sustainable Heating

Renewable energy company, Sustainable Heating, has launched their newest Biomass Steam Plant at Paarl Media Cape in Milnerton, Western Cape. By using renewable energy in their print facilities, the...... [continue reading]

NSW Government leases out high voltage electricity transmission asset TransGrid

The NSW Government has announced a successful lease of high-voltage electricity transmission asset TransGrid, unlocking billions of dollars for investment in new and productive infrastructure....... [continue reading]

Petrofac awarded Saudi Aramco contract

Petrofac has been awarded a contract by Saudi Aramco to undertake the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a sulphur recovery plant as part of their Fadhili gas programme. Fad...... [continue reading]

Qatargas’ JBOG facility marks 1000th ship loading in one year of operation

Qatargas’ Jetty Boil-Off Gas (JBOG) recovery facility has achieved a major milestone marking its 1000th loading with the LNG Ship, Rasheeda. Since operations started in October 2014, the JBOG facil...... [continue reading]

Milestone in TransGrid's Orange substation

A milestone in the rebuild of TransGrid's Orange substation will be reached on Monday 9 November with the delivery of a new building.The building is expected to be delivered to site on the a...... [continue reading]

South Africa becomes global renewable energy leader

South Africa has rapidly become a world player in renewable energy and is well on its way to achieving government’s goal of 30% clean energy by 2025, says a new report from the Department of Energy...... [continue reading]

Santos ship first cargo from GLNG Project

Santos has announced the first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its US$18.5 billion GLNG project has left Curtis Island bound for South Korea. The first cargo is being carried b...... [continue reading]

Tempo Australia appoint Max Bergomi as new CEO

Mining and energy sector services company, Tempo Australia Limited (ASX: TPP) has announced the appointment of Mr Max Bergomi as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr Bergomi is a highl...... [continue reading]

Wood Group awarded $31 million coalbed methane contract in the US

Wood Group has been awarded a new $31 million contract by Carbon Creek Energy on their coalbed methane asset in the Powder River basin in Wyoming. Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) will deliver operations m...... [continue reading]

Zambia to construct Kabompo Gorge Hydroelectric Power Project

The Government of the Republic of Zambia has signed an Implementation Agreement for the development of the Kabompo Gorge Hydroelectric Power Project at a ceremony held in Lusaka. Represente...... [continue reading]

Brian Molefe confirmed as new Eskom CEO

Cabinet has appointed Brian Molefe as chief executive of power utility Eskom on a permanent basis. Molefe had been acting chief executive since mid-April when he was drafted in from state r...... [continue reading]

Aggreko acquires Canadian temperature control business ICS Group

Aggreko has announced that, it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets associated with, and used in connection with, the equipment rental business of ICS Group, Inc...... [continue reading]

Schlumberger to buy Cameron International

Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB) and Cameron (NYSE: CAM) have announced a definitive merger agreement in which the companies will combine in a stock and cash transaction. The agreement was unanimou...... [continue reading]

BG Group starts up sixth FPSO in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil

Global exploration and LNG leader BG Group (LSE: BG.L), has announced first oil from the Cidade de Itaguaí floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, the sixth unit to sta...... [continue reading]

SkyPower and Kenya to build 1GW solar project

SkyPower, the world’s largest developer and owner of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects, has signed a landmark agreement with the Kenyan Ministry of Energy and Petroleum for...... [continue reading]

KPC set to construct new oil pipeline in Kenya

Kenya Pipeline Corporation (KPC) is yet to construct a 450Km pipeline from Mombasa to Nairobi that will help them meet the rising demand for fuel in the market and complement the existing line and...... [continue reading]

South Africa sells Vodacom shares to fund Eskom investment

The South African government has sold its entire stake in Vodafone’s African unit, Vodacom for around R25 billion, raising funds for state-owned power utility Eskom amid a countrywid...... [continue reading]

Petrofac lands $900m contract

Oil and gas services provider Petrofac has landed a four-and-a-half year contract with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) to provide services for its Yibal Khuff project.The total contract val...... [continue reading]

Building Energy awarded South African renewable energy contracts

South Africa has named preferred bidders for the fourth round of a series of renewable energy projects, that will add about 1,000 megawatts (MW) of power to its ailing grid. Africa's mo...... [continue reading]

UGL wins BP maintenance contract

UGL has won a three year contract for maintenance at 17 BP fuel terminals across Australia.The contract will see the two companies form a 50/50 joint venture to carry out the operation.... [continue reading]

KenGen wins award for best African Energy Company of the year

Kenya’s largest power producing company- KenGen has triumphed in scooping the title of the best Africa Energy Company award for 2014/15 in an event that was made up of utility companies in Africa.... [continue reading]

South African government to retain controlling stake in Eskom

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has said that government will retain a controlling stake in struggling state utility Eskom, adding that power shortages were the biggest risk facing the eco...... [continue reading]

Koolan Island identified as a new Oil & Gas logistics hub for WA

Koolan Island has been identified as a new logistics base to service the oil and gas industry in Western Australia.Mount Gibson Iron has announced it has entered into an agree...... [continue reading]

Dangote planning to invest $2.5bn in Gas pipeline

Africa's wealthiest man, Aliko Dangote plans to quadruple the supply of gas to Nigeria by building pipelines that maybe be backed by Carlyle Group LP and Blackstone Group LP, the world’s...... [continue reading]

Royal Dutch Shell to buy BG Group

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to buy Oil & Gas exploration firm BG Group for £47 billion ($70.2 billion) in the first major energy industry merger in more than a decade.... [continue reading]

AusGroup to create 100 jobs after being awarded Chevron contract

Resources contractor AusGroup has continued navigating the sea change from construction to operations by landing maintenance work with Chevron worth hundreds of millions of dollars.Subsidiar...... [continue reading]

ABB wins large PFLNG2 contract

ABB has won a large contract to supply electrical systems for PETRONAS's second floating LNG plant, the PFLNG2.The work, worth more than $50 million, will see ABB install and optimise the fa...... [continue reading]

Kenya fuel terminal to undergo US$ 52m expansion

Kenya Pipeline Company’s (KPC) fuel terminal in Nairobi is set to undergo a US$ 52m expansion involving construction of a 450-kilometre pipeline to enable it hold extra petroleum products onc...... [continue reading]

Santos post record sales

Santos today announced company records for sales revenue in both the quarter ($1.1 billion) and the full year ($4 billion), reflecting the successful ramp-up of production from the PNG LNG pro...... [continue reading]

Chevron agrees deal to sell Gorgon LNG to South Korea

Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) today announced its Australian subsidiaries have signed a binding Sales and Purcha...... [continue reading]

CAMAC Energy Terminates the Northern Offshore Energy Searcher Drilling Rig Contract

CAMAC Energy, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on energy resources in sub-Saharan Africa has announced it has terminated its contract with Northern Of...... [continue reading]

BG Group loads first LNG cargo from QCLNG project in Australia

BG Group (LSE: BG.L), a world leader in exploration and LNG, recently announced that it has been loading the first cargo of LNG from its Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) facility. The vessel...... [continue reading]

Shell to pay $83m to settle Nigeria oil spill claims

Royal Dutch Shell will pay out 55 million pounds ($83.4 million) in compensation for two oil spills in Nigeria in 2008 after agreeing a settlement with the affected community.The largest eve...... [continue reading]

Decmil Awarded QCLNG Operational Wellsite Works

Decmil Group Limited (ASX:DCG) has scored a $65 million extension to an existing wellsite installation services contract from QGC Pty Ltd.The...... [continue reading]

Woodside purchases Apache assets

Apache Corp has agreed to sell stakes in two liquefied natural gas developments, Wheatstone in Australia and Kitimat in Canada, for $2.75 billion to Woodside Petroleum, which "stress-tested" the pr...... [continue reading]

Nido Petroleum in $108m bid for stake in Philippines’ Galoc oilfield

Nido Petroleum has defied the oil price collapse to launch a bold US$108 million offer for a stake in the Galoc oilfield in The Philippines.And the Thai-backed company has flagged its appeti...... [continue reading]

Wood Group secures major BP contract

Wood Group has been awarded a five year contract with an estimated value of $750million from BP. Under the contract Wood Group PSN (WGPSN), will deliver engineering, procurement and construction se...... [continue reading]

BG Group agrees sale of Australian pipeline for US$5 billion

BG Group plc (LSE: BG.L), a world leader in exploration and LNG, today announced it has agreed to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary QCLNG Pipeline Pty Ltd to APA Group (ASX: APA), Australia's larges...... [continue reading]

JDR WINS STEEL UMBILICAL ORDER FOR WEST AFRICAN DEEP-WATER FIELD

Royal Niger Emerging Technologies, a leading Nigerian oil & gas service company, has awarded JDR a fast track contract supporting the West African Abo project for the manufacture of a 1.55 km hybri...... [continue reading]

Australia expected to become world's largest LNG exporter

Australia is expected to become the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) within four years.An HSBC report has found that LNG is likely to contribute significantly to econo...... [continue reading]

Woodside approves $1.2 billion Persephone gas project

ENERGY giant Woodside will push ahead with its $1.2 billion Persephone gas project off the Western Australian coast.Woodside (WPL) and fellow stakeholders, which include glo...... [continue reading]

INEOS Plans £2.5 billion shale gas giveaway

INEOS, one of the world’s largest chemicals company, has recently announced plans to give 6% of its Shale gas revenues to homeowners, landowners & communities who live above its Shale gas operation...... [continue reading]

Qatargas sells its first cargo of LNG to JOVO

Qatargas has sold its first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Jovo LNG Storage and Transportation Co., Ltd. (“JOVO”), an independent LNG importer from the People’s Republic of China. The...... [continue reading]

Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) will be held from 10-13 November 2014 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.... [continue reading]