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Queensland’s first oil refinery all set to drive economic & oil efficiency in the state

15/01/2014 09:05 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Northern Oil Refinery in Queensland is set to open in February. It will help in making the state more oil self-sufficient and will considerably reduce costs of importing oil.





Can Australia’s resources industry cope with the shortage of local engineering talent?

13/01/2014 09:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) released a report that predicts that by 2018, there will be serious shortage of engineering skills in the country. The jobs in the resources industry will rise but there will be a deficit of local expertise to match this demand.





Women rig their attitude for jobs in the oil rigs

09/01/2014 06:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The gender gap in Australia’s resources industry is not unknown; women only make up 13% of the current workforce in this sector. However, efforts are being made by the government and the industry to address this gap and to get more women to take up jobs in this field.





Exports push Australia at the top of its mining boom peak

17/12/2013 09:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Australian Bureau of Statistics confirms that mining exports have turned around the whole perception about the mining boom. More and more mining sites are set up to meet increasing demand for exports of minerals and metals from Australia.





World Bank to halt funding of coal-fired plants

14/12/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Australian reports that powerful petitioning from Shell’s head of gas, Maarten Wetselaar made the World Bank drop coal from its investment portfolio. Shell presented a very strong argument and urged world leaders to see gas as the power source that can help the world to meet its future energy demands.





Aussie Iron Ore Industry adds $65bn to the Economy

03/12/2013 09:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Australian Bureau of Statistics confirms that iron ore exports were worth $6.5 billion in August this year. The industry is experiencing an upward surge and will continue to grow, creating more employment opportunities for miners.





$1.5bn gas project opens in Western Australia

26/11/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The joint gas project between BHP Billiton and Apache Northwest has officially opened to a strong start, with production targets already being met. Located in the Exmouth Sub-Basin, the project has already revitalised the surrounding area with $865m worth of local investment, but what effect will it have on jobs?





Surge predicted for Australian commodity exports

22/11/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics have revealed their predictions for the future of Australian energy and mineral commodity exports. Find out what it will surge to and what could be fuelling this success.





Infrastructure programs driving growth in Australian construction industry

20/11/2013 10:30 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
In the same month that Research and Markets published a report on how government initiatives are driving growth in the construction industry, a 30-year $36bn plan is unveiled to regenerate Adelaide’s transport network. CAGR for the industry between 2013 and 2017 is expected to continue increasing to 5.31%.





So you want to work in mining?

18/11/2013 09:45 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Mining is an attractive career for many people. From generous salaries to the chance to travel, it can also be competitive. So What’s the best way to get started? Read our tips for how to make an impact in mining.





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