Entries by Mitch Doneman

Tri-Star joins Safer Together

This month Tri-Star was pleased to become a member of Safer Together which will provide the company with the opportunity to drive the safety agenda for the industry through involvement in the Safety Leaders Group and Working Groups.

Tri-Star takes on LNG giants

The Australian Financial Review I By: Mark Ludlow I P9 (Copyright 2016 Fairfax Media Publications Pty. Limited All Rights Reserved) The royalty spat between the Queensland government and a major gas consortium has flared up, with a petroleum exploration company claiming big liquefied natural gas producers used transfer pricing to reduce their royalties bill.

Tri-Star applies to join APLNG CSG royalties review proceedings

The Tri-Star group of companies (Tri-Star) today applied to be joined as an interested party in Supreme Court proceedings by Australia Pacific LNG Pty Ltd (APLNG) regarding a recent Queensland Government decision on how to calculate royalty payments for coal seam gas (CSG) sold as liquefied natural gas (LNG) from APLNG’s LNG facility on Curtis Island, near Gladstone.

Texas trouble clouds APLNG resources

The Australian Financial Review I By: Angela Macdonald-Smith I P20 (Copyright 2014 Fairfax Media Publications Pty. Limited All Rights Reserved) Dormant “reversion rights” held by a Texas company over a chunk of Origin Energy’s coal seam gas reserves have been roused this week to dog Origin’s flagship LNG project in Queensland.
The issue has come back onto the table after private Texas-based outfit Tri-Star Petroleum went to court in Queensland arguing that conditions agreed to under a 2002 deal had been triggered, and that rights to the resources must revert to its ownership. At stake is…

Origin flagship faces legal challenge to CSG rights

The Australian Financial Review I Angela Macdonald-Smith I P18 (Copyright 2014 Fairfax Media Publications Pty. Limited All Rights Reserved) Origin Energy’s flagship Queensland coal seam gas venture is facing a legal challenge from the Texas company that sold it acreage 12 years ago, over rights to large chunks of its CSG resources.
Privately owned Tri-Star Petroleum started proceedings in the Supreme Court in Queensland on Tuesday, arguing that under a deal struck in 2002, interests in more than 60 CSG licences held by Australia Pacific LNG should be passed back into its ownership.

Origin in LNG reserves warning

The Australian I By: Matt Chambers I P36 (Copyright 2011 Nationwide News Pty Limited) ORIGIN Energy says 19 per cent of proven and probable gas reserves tied to the $18 billion Australia Pacific LNG project could revert to the ownership of the Texas prospectors who sold Origin Queensland coal-seam gas ground in 2002.

AGL goes cold on gas fields

The Australian Financial Review I By: Paul Garvey I P15 (Copyright 2004 Fairfax Media Publications Pty. Limited All Rights Reserved) AGL Energy is unlikely to exercise options to acquire more than $1 billion in coal-seam gas and electricity assets.