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25 Jul
Darwin’s #LNG Sector: Are you being served?
Darwin is the next great growth opportunity for service companies keen to participate in Australia's LNG growth spurt. But what are the opportunities, and how are they different from the experience in Gladstone?  
20 Jun
The $36b problem for Queensland LNG
If you were prowling for big improvement opportunities in Queensland's coal seam gas to LNG sector, is there really $36 billion waiting to be had? While attention in Australia seems permanently focused on building yet more export trains, I think there's more than enough prize out there that does not involve spending scarce capital to add more supply to an over supplied market. This post is part of a series on gas factory thinking. 
11 May
Episode 45 – Australian pipeline reversal to fuel LNG exports

One of Australia'€™s major gas pipelines reversed flow recently, and it creates a path for gas from the populous eastern states to feed the export industry in Gladstone. Why would the industry reverse flow on a key pipeline? Here's my view. Duration: 8m 56s   ...

04 May
Episode 44 – 8 Ways Analytics Can Help Unconventional Gas

Many industries today benefit from applying analytics to their more vexing problems. Queensland's coal seam gasindustry (and likely shale gas industries elsewhere) has all the ingredients to make it an ideal place to apply analytics to its key problems.Here's 8 solution ideas that I think have great promise in the...

20 Apr
Episode 42 – The Well Workover Service Opportunity in Queensland

Well work overs are going to be an in demand service treatment for Queensland’s abundant gas wells. I wrote this story back in July, 2014, and it's still pretty relevant today, particularly as the well volume grows and the wells demonstrate some temperamentalism. Duration: 7m 50s ...

24 Feb
Episode 35 – Technologies That Might Transform The Gas Industry

Technology is advancing at a great pace, but which technologies could have an outsized impact on Australia’s LNG sector, particularly the high cost east coast gas projects? We’re soon to be the world’s biggest exporter of LNG, we’re a technologically advanced nation, and we’re facing...

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15 Feb
Australia #gas pipeline reversal could fuel up #LNG
One of Australia's major gas pipelines reversed flow recently, and when I tweeted the story, it prompted no end of inflammatory commentary from the green fringe whose only and incorrect conclusion was that NSW gas development was entirely for the benefit of LNG. Since it's exceptionally hard to correct Twitterheads in 140 characters once their echo chamber kicks in, this week's post looks at the question of pipelines and flow reversals, why do they happen, and what does this one mean. 

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