The Queensland government has announced that joint venture partners Australian Pacific LNG and Armour Energy have been granted a petroleum lease near Chinchilla in south-west Queensland, with the gas produced to be directed to local manufacturing operations. State mines minister Anthony Lyndham said the lease would help boost east coast gas supplies and help secure … Continue reading Qld gov leases gas field to supply local manufacturers
Woodside and BHP have agreed to a tolling price for the processing of gas from the Scarborough gas field off the coast of Western Australia. The agreement on the tolling price relates to the cost of processing gas, from the Scarborough field, at the Pluto facility on the Burrup Peninsula. Woodside and BHP announced the … Continue reading Woodside and BHP strike deal on Scarborough gas processing
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $950,000 in funding for gas company BOC for a renewable hydrogen production and refuelling project in Queensland. The $3.1 million pilot project will involve the installation of a 220 kW electrolyser and a 100 kW solar array at BOC’s Bulwer Island gas facility to produce green hydrogen … Continue reading ARENA announces funding for BOC hydrogen project in Queensland
The federal government has announced the 2019 Offshore Petroleum Acreage Release, comprising 64 areas, the largest since 2000. More than 120,000 square kilometres of acreage will be released for a single round of work program bidding. This will be the first release of acreage under a new streamlined system which delivers an annual investment cycle … Continue reading Government releases 120,000 square kilometres of acreage for oil and gas exploration
The federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is soliciting feedback and comments as part of its review of the safety regime for offshore oil and gas workers in Commonwealth waters. The Department’s discussion paper can be accessed on its online Consultation Hub, with comments to be submitted before 23 July. The discussion paper provides … Continue reading Federal government undertaking review of oil and gas safety regime
An APLNG-Armour Energy joint venture is to seek out gas projects in Queensland’s south west for the sole supply of Australian manufacturers. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today announced the joint venture’s successful bid for 18 square kilometres of land 22km south-west of Chinchilla. Under the permit’s conditions, gas can only be sold to Australian … Continue reading Joint-venture prospecting gas projects to supply manufacturers
Scientists from CSIRO can now test ancient groundwater up to a million years old with far greater accuracy, following the opening of a new gas facility. The Noble Gas Facility, built at CSIRO’s Waite campus in Adelaide, is the first in the Southern Hemisphere. Designed and built by CSIRO, it will provide new insights into … Continue reading Noble gas facility to test ancient groundwater in regional Australia
Swift action is needed to increase affordable gas supplies and reform the market in line with the long-term interests of industrial gas users, according to Chemistry Australia. The national body, which represents Australia’s chemistry industry, pointed to figures published late last year by the United States Studies Centre, which found that a permanent 25 per … Continue reading Gas price and supply issues impacting GDP, warns Chemistry Australia
Romana Tomic, a process engineer with BOC Limited, spoke to PACE about how taking the initiative and grabbing opportunities can drive forward a career in the engineering sector. In 2013, following her graduation from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons) and a Master of Biomedical Engineering, Romana Tomic … Continue reading Taking the lead as a young engineer
Bertin Technologies has announced that its Second Sight MS standoff detector of chemical threats has just been chosen by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to equip its troops.
Alicat Scientific has expanded the communications protocol offerings on its line of mass flow controllers for vacuum coating applications, adding EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet.
The South Australian government has announced its plan to spend $500 million on a new gas-fired power plant and battery storage system, in an effort to stabilise the state’s energy supply.
Hitachi Data Systems has announced that Western Australian energy provider, Synergy, has selected the company to provide a cost-effective and scalable enterprise infrastructure to meet high levels of data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity.
Michell Instruments has released the XZR400 oxygen analyser, designed to measure trace levels of oxygen in pure, inert gases such as nitrogen, argon, helium and carbon dioxide.
Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has talked of an “urgent” need to increase gas supplies to improve energy security. But how much extra gas do we need? And how do we square this with the equally pressing need to reduce our use of fossil fuels?
Michell Instruments has announced its Pura range of trace moisture transmitters, which have been developed for applications where purity of gases is of critical importance and even trace amounts of moisture are considered to be a contaminant.
Michell Instruments has added a new analyser dedicated to monitoring hydrogen-cooled electricity generators to its range of moisture and oxygen analysers.
General Electric (GE) and Southern California Edison (SCE) have announced a plan to install the world’s first battery storage and gas turbine hybrid system.
AMS Instrumentation has introduced the Ecom analyser, which utilises electrochemical sensors to measure exhaust emissions, most commonly 02, CO, NO, N02, and S02 gases. It also has an available NDIR bench for measuring C02, high CO, and CH4.
There are four different VORTAB Flow Conditioner models to accommodate a variety of process requirements.