Energy

Aug 01, 2020
Blue Energy fired up over Bowen Basin gas potential

Blue Energy fired up over Bowen Basin gas potential

Blue Energy says it has received positive results from a pre-feasibility study for a gas-fired power project in the Nebo area. Blue commissioned engineering firm Clough to undertake the pre-feasibility/business case study for the proposed plant, which would use gas from its Monslatt Block tenement (ATP814). “The findings of the study show that low-emission gas-fired peaking capacity i...

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Jul 27, 2020
Tully Millstream hydro on NQ First agenda

Tully Millstream hydro on NQ First agenda

Reviving plans for the Tully Millstream hydro scheme north-west of Tully is a key job-creating project on NQ First’s election platform. Party leader and Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan has promised $400 million to make the hydroelectric power project a reality if NQ First wins the balance of power at the State election on October 31. Mr Costigan, who made the announcement in Cairns today...

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Jul 22, 2020
UGL snags $180m in oil and gas work

UGL snags $180m in oil and gas work

Contractor UGL has secured a multi-year extension of its maintenance, service and shutdown services contract for GLNG’s Curtis Island facility. It was among $180 million in new contracts and extensions the CIMIC Group company announced today. They also included work at Viva Energy’s Geelong refinery, offshore platform work for Esso Australia, and a multi-year contract with BP Kw...

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Jul 21, 2020
Oil yields add momentum to Julia Creek project

Oil yields add momentum to Julia Creek project

QEM has announced successful results from independent test work aimed at increasing oil yields from its Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project. It says the work shows substantially higher oil yields are possible at Julia Creek through the addition of a solvent during extraction processing, compared to options such as direct retorting. QEM managing director Gavin Loyden said he was delig...

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Jul 21, 2020
Mount Isa earmarked for $600m energy project

Mount Isa earmarked for $600m energy project

Renewable energy company Vast Solar has identified Mount Isa as the preferred site for a $600 million dispatchable power project. The 50MW power plant would combine a solar photovoltaic (PV) system, large-scale battery storage and gas engines with solar-thermal power technology developed by the company. The project is expected to create hundreds of jobs during a two-year construction phase...

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Jul 20, 2020
Production tests resume at Reid’s Dome

Production tests resume at Reid’s Dome

Production tests have resumed at the Reid’s Dome gas project in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin. State Gas said the testing had recommenced at both the Nyanda-4 and the Serocold-1 wells. It is appraising the potential for a significant coal seam gas project and and production tests at those wells had encouraging results in late 2019 and early 2020. State Gas said those test...

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Jul 15, 2020
Queensland gas plays headed for merger

Queensland gas plays headed for merger

Real Energy Corporation and Strata-X Energy are planning a merger to create a gas business with significant holdings in the Surat and Cooper basins, Queensland. The new Pure Energy’s assets would include Project Venus, located within the proven Walloon CSG fairway and immediately adjacent to gaspipeline infrastructure in the Surat Basin. It is described as offering relatively low risk...

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Jul 15, 2020
Foot on the gas for Senex growth

Foot on the gas for Senex growth

Senex Energy has reported a 278 per cent increase in Surat Basin gas production in the past financial year and significant growth in its gas reserves. Full year FY20 production across the board, including Cooper and Surat basin assets, was up 73 per cent to 2.1 mmboe. “Financial year 2020 was a year of focused and successful execution of our $400 million Surat Basin gas developments, whic...

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Jul 15, 2020
Powerlink sparks up $67m in regional project work

Powerlink sparks up $67m in regional project work

A $67 million program of electricity works is back underway as COVID-19 restrictions ease, supporting more than 150 jobs in regional Queensland. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham told Parliament today that Powerlink had fired up construction works across the Wide Bay and Central Queensland regions. The three projects are: replace ageing primary plant and secondary systems equipment at th...

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