Articles by James McGrath

PNG-linked Palmer

PNG-linked Palmer's coup

ENTREPRENEUR Clive Palmer, who owns three offshore petroleum licences in Papua New Guinea, is tipped...

Government

09 SEP 2013
The art of extraction

The art of extraction

AUSTRALIAN companies are showing a growing panache for entering geopolitical hotspots in the search for...

PNG

30 AUG 2013
Santos feels a cooling breeze

Santos feels a cooling breeze

SANTOS is feeling the cool winds of an easing construction boom, with its contractor prices falling 15%...

Australia

19 AUG 2013
Oil price constrains Oil Search upside

Oil price constrains Oil Search upside

A LOWER oil price has rained on Oil Search’s parade, while the company continues observing a potential...

PNG

24 JUL 2013
Wood Group feels the PNG vibe

Wood Group feels the PNG vibe

WOOD Group has won work with Esso Highlands to provide engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance...

PNG

24 JUL 2013
Shell goes double Dutch with new CEO

Shell goes double Dutch with new CEO

SHELL has promoted from within, with downstream director Ben van Beurden named to succeed outgoing CEO...

Europe

15 JUL 2013
Kina farms out

Kina farms out

KINA Petroleum has farmed out a nearly one-third stake of its underexplored PPL 340 in Papua New Guinea...

PNG

03 JUL 2013
Perth to become FLNG knowledge centre: Shell

Perth to become FLNG knowledge centre: Shell

SHELL is spruiking the benefits of FLNG to the Australian and WA economies, insisting that Perth can...

Australia

03 JUL 2013
Barnett wields the axe

Barnett wields the axe

IF there was concern that widespread job cuts in Western Australia's public service could affect the...

Australia

17 JUN 2013
Hydrocarbons first for Total

Hydrocarbons first for Total

FRENCH major Total may be singing a bullish tune in Australia, but high cost pressures have its voice...

Australia

27 MAY 2013
AWE books another 50 million barrels

AWE books another 50 million barrels

AWE has booked 50 million barrels of oil under proved and probable reserves following a review of its...

Asia

22 MAY 2013
Coleman denies Shell influence in JPP decision

Coleman denies Shell influence in JPP decision

WOODSIDE Petroleum chief executive officer Peter Coleman has denied that the decision to shelve its proposal...

Australia

15 APR 2013