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Media releases - Energy and Resources

See below for all Deloitte Australia news releases related to Energy & Resources. 
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Sustainable cost reduction and innovation critical for Australian miners   4 December 2013   Mining companies operating in Australia and globally will continue to face challenging market conditions in 2014, including rising costs, low commodity prices, supply/demand imbalances, and decreased productivity levels.
         
Deloitte takes new ‘east/west’ approach to its mining services   3 December 2013   Professional services firm Deloitte is taking a new approach to the mining sector, with a new ‘tag team’ to cover clients on the east and west coasts.
         
Northern Territory businesses optimistic about their expected growth over the next 12 months: Deloitte Private survey   5 September 2013   Almost a fifth (16%) of businesses in the Northern Territory expects growth of over 30% within the next 12 months, according to Deloitte Private's inaugural Northern Territory Blueprint for Optimum Growth survey.
         
Deloitte acquires Vigilant – a market leading cyber security services business   3 June 2013   Vigilant acquisition adds to Deloitte's world leading security practice, positioning Deloitte as the cyber threat consultancy.
         
Productivity trumps growth as the leading issue for corporate Australia   12 April 2013   The 4th edition of Deloitte's research on Australian boards, Board Effectiveness: The Directors' Cut, shows that productivity, growth, strategy and execution are the top issues on the agenda for Chairs and CEOs of ASX200 companies in the next 12 to 24 months.
         
Top Australian Miners end year on a high   07 February 2013   Australia's top five mining companies ended the last quarter of 2012 with their highest market capitalisation in more than a year, according to Deloitte's latest Mining League Table.
         
Upstream independents continue modest growth trend   06 February 2013   Australia's top 25 upstream independents enjoyed a modest 1% increase in combined market capitalisation during the fourth quarter of 2012, according to Deloitte's latest Upstream Independents League Table.
         
Deloitte WA Index reveals extraordinary growth for WA mining companies in Africa   04 February 2013   Deloitte today released a special edition of the Deloitte WA Index at the opening of the Investing in African Mining Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa, highlighting the performance of WA listed mining companies with significant operations in Africa over the past 12 months and five years.
         
Deloitte to provide an Auction Solution to the Clean Energy Regulator   31 January 2013   Professional services firm Deloitte has been selected by the Clean Energy Regulator to provide an Auction Solution to support auctioning of carbon units in accordance with the Clean Energy Act 2011.
         
Investment Monitor Dec 2012: Mega-projects - endangered species?   31 January 2013   The mega-resources investment projects which accounted for much of Australian economic growth in recent years are hurtling towards a peak, likely in late 2013.  That means Australia's main growth driver will no longer play that role beyond 2013.
         
Brisbane attracts the best: Deloitte appointments   24 January 2013   Deloitte announces the appointment of John Debenham, former Executive General Manager at Suncorp and a former State Manager for ANZ, to lead its Financial Services practice in Queensland.
         
US LNG market makes O&G cost reductions critical   21 January 2013   Australian gas operators need a greater understanding of the energy demand in the Asian market as well as much leaner operations if they are to remain globally competitive in the long term.
         
Deloitte imports global talent to strengthen E&R team   10 December 2012   Deloitte's Energy and Resources group received a boost last month, with Geoffrey Cann relocating to Australia from the Canadian member firm and Matthew Donaldson returning home after working in the London office of the UK member firm.
         
Australian miners need a new mantra   11 December 2012   A deceleration in capital investment is set to be one of the key challenges facing miners over the next year according to Deloitte's recently released Tracking the Trends 2013.
         
Deloitte creates a global resource valuation footprint   28 November 2012   Deloitte's South African member firm has acquired local mining services consultancy Venmyn, to create a new technical and economic minerals advisory practice called Venmyn Deloitte.
         
Deloitte research explores future HR trends impacting growth and profitability   15 November 2012   Businesses need to implement Human Resources (HR) capabilities that actually improve business growth and productivity. This can be done by developing standard, repeatable systems, processes, and capabilities that make it fast and easy for the organisations to enter new geographic markets and integrate new acquisitions according to Andrew Hill, Deloitte Consulting Human Capital partner.
         
Deloitte WA Index rises despite mixed global sentiment   9 November 2012   The market capitalisation of WA listed companies continued their upward trajectory during October, with the Deloitte WA Index increasing 1.8% during the month, closing at AU$145.38bn.
         
State of the Water Sector 2012   1 November 2012   A new report, The State of the Water Sector 2012, has found that the sense of crisis engendered by long running drought conditions has abated. The joint report from Deloitte and the Australian Water Association has also revealed the industry's top five concerns in 2012.
         
Q3 oil price rise lifts value of Upstream Independents   30 October 2012   The combined market capitalisation of the Top 25 Upstream Independents rose by 6% over the third quarter in line with an improvement in oil prices.
         
Global markets buoyed by positive data and commodity price strength   3 October 2012   The market capitalisation of WA listed companies which comprise the Deloitte WA Index has continued its steady recovery for a second consecutive month, increasing 2.0% during September to close at AU$142.8bn, as a result of improved investor confidence driven largely by positive economic data from China and the United States.
         
Deloitte recharges its Energy & Resources Group   3 October 2012   Professional services firm Deloitte announces major changes to its energy and resources leadership team and the addition of key international talent to better support the opportunities available to its clients in the current market.
         
Bribery and corruption – exposure, enforcement and accountability key risks for Australian organisations   14 September 2012   Managing bribery and corruption risk is set to become an increasingly important issue for Australian organisations, particularly those with offshore operations.
         
Advanced analytical tools and techniques critical for addressing HR issues says Deloitte   3 September 2012   Advanced workforce reporting and analytics is shaping up to be one of the key trends in Human Resources (HR) according to professional services firm Deloitte. Many leading organisations are using workforce reporting and analytics to help make better and more informed decisions about their human capital.
         
HR organisations need to prioritise people-related risk says Deloitte   6 August 2012   With low-probability events that have a far-reaching global impact (black swan events) on the increase, people-related risk is shaping up to be one of the key trends in Human Resources (HR) according to professional services firm Deloitte. HR functions now need to adjust their own priorities as people risk rises on the corporate agenda.
         
Investment Monitor June 2012 – Resources sector propping up pipeline   30 July
2012
  The June 2012 issue of Investment Monitor saw the total value of projects in the database hold steady. The value of projects fell by a modest $694 million, or 0.1%, in the June quarter but has still increased by 10.7% over the past year.
         
Value of Upstream Independents falls   30 July
2012
  Australia's Top 25 Oil and Gas Upstream Independents experienced a decline in value during the second quarter of 2012, with their combined market capitalisation dropping by 14% during that period, according to the Upstream Independents League Table released today by professional services firm Deloitte.
         
Queensland has its mojo back although it's a patchy recovery for some   19 July
2012
  Queensland is on the right side of history and perfectly positioned to sell its resources, tourism and other products into the growth of emerging Asia markets according to Deloitte Access Economics.
         
WA Index finishes year in a slump, global markets recover yet Eurozone concerns remain   3 July
2012
  The market capitalisation of WA listed companies comprising the Deloitte WA Index decreased 3.2% during June to AU$125bn.
         
Markets fall on commodities slump and Eurozone fears   6 June 2012   The market capitalisation of WA listed companies which comprise the Deloitte WA Index decreased 11.5% during May to AU$145.4bn.
         
Effective leadership can raise company values by 16% says Deloitte   16 May 2012   In a global survey of analysts, Deloitte has found that market perceptions of leaders can move share prices.
         
Oil and Gas Upstream Independents back on track   14 May 2012   Australia's Top 25 Oil and Gas Upstream Independents have experienced a welcome reversal of fortune during the first quarter of 2012, with nine of the top ten enjoying double or triple digit increases in their market capitalisation.
         
Deloitte SA Index underperforms ASX 200 in March 2012 quarter   10 May 2012   The Deloitte South Australian (SA) ASX Index increased by 6.3% during the three months to 31 March 2012. This compared to an increase of 20.0% in the previous quarter.
         
Investment Monitor March 2012: Supply challenges await   2 May 2012   The March 2012 issue of Investment Monitor saw the total value of projects in the database continuing to increase.
         
CFOs optimism rebounds despite ongoing uncertainty   24 April 2012   Optimism levels amongst Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) improved during the last quarter according to the latest Deloitte CFO Survey.
         
Business Outlook March quarter 2012: Mining investment in overdrive reinforces two speed split for Australian economy   24 April 2012   Deloitte Access Economics said today that as Europe's central bank has pushed a trillion euros into financial markets - despite the current worrying news from Spain, European risks have receded slightly – from 'terrifying' to 'quite worrying'.
         
Deloitte SA Energy & Resources Index continues to outperform S&P/ASX indices   3 April 2012   The Deloitte South Australian (SA) Energy &Resources (E&R) Index has again outperformed relative to the equivalent S&P/ASX benchmark indices – this time for the three months to 31 January 2012.
         
Bi-Lateral Employment Initiative will positively impact skills shortages   2 April 2012   Deloitte welcomed today's announcement of a bi-lateral employment initiative to encourage skilled workers from the United States, highlighting the role it will play in meeting Australia's current skills shortages in nominated skilled occupation areas such as engineers, surveyors, tradespeople and construction project managers.
         
Value of Oil & Gas Upstream Independents fares better than average despite ongoing challenges   27 February 2012   The combined market capitalisation of the top 25 Australian Upstream Independents declined by 14% in 2011, however the industry fared comparatively well in the face of prevailing market uncertainty given the value of the ASX top 25 companies declined by around 21% during the same period.
         
2011 Oil & Gas Activity: Onshore exploration more than double previous year   21 February 2012   Deloitte released the Q4 2011 Drilling and Licensing report today, covering exploration and appraisal (E&A) drilling, licensing and deal activity in the Australian oil and gas sector for the December quarter.
         
Deloitte SA Index bounces back and outperforms ASX200 in December 2011 quarter   6 February 2012   The Deloitte South Australian (SA) Stock Exchange Index (the Deloitte SA Index) increased by 20.0% during the three months to 31 December 2011, compared to a decrease of 4.7% in the previous quarter.
         
Investment Monitor December 2011: The Brisbane Line   1 February 2012   Australia's investment agenda continues to grow.  The December 2011 issue of Investment Monitor sees a further gain in the value of projects recorded of $18.7 billion, or 2.1%.
         
Deloitte Queensland ASX and Queensland Energy and Resources Indices   24 January 2012   The 88th edition of the Deloitte Queensland Index (comprising 214 Queensland ASX listed companies) remained steady during September, compared to the ASX All Ordinaries which decreased 6.9% over the same period.
         
Business investment in new technologies: improving business performance   17 January 2012   The latest Australian Industry Group/Deloitte National CEO report, Business Investment in New Technologies, examines business investment in new technologies over the past three years.
         
Deloitte Queensland ASX and Energy & resources Indices outperform amid uncertain global outlook   17 January 2012   The Deloitte Queensland ASX Index, a review of 213 Queensland listed companies, increased 2.5% during December 2011, compared to an ASX All Ordinaries decrease of 1.8% over the same period.
         
Shale gas set to become a global game changer   29 December 2011   The emergence of shale gas is set to have a profound impact on the oil & gas industry according to the Oil & Gas Reality Check, the latest report from professional services firm Deloitte.
         
Challenges facing the mining industry reach unprecedented levels   22 December 2011   'Volatility is the new stability' for the mining sector according to Tracking the Trends, a new report from professional services firm Deloitte, which looks at ten of the top issues affecting the global mining industry in 2012.
         
Economic conditions stall IPOs: Deloitte   20 December 2011   Economic conditions in Australia and overseas have again proven a barrier to initial public offerings (IPOs), as global equity market volatility and lack of investor confidence resulted in an estimated 200 IPOs around the world being postponed or deferred in 2011.
         
Deloitte South Australian Energy & Resources Index outperforms S&P/ASX benchmarks   12 December 2011   The Deloitte South Australian (SA) Energy & Resources (E&R) Index outperformed relative to the equivalent S&P/ASX benchmark indices for the three months to 31 October 2011.
         
Transform immigration to solve skill crisis, says Deloitte   1 December 2011   Deloitte, suggests that the old rules of immigration no longer serve the future of the workforce or the Australian economy, and proposes a number of innovative solutions to help government and business meet the challenges of the current economic environment.
         
Onshore oil & gas activity on the rise in 2011   23 November 2011   Deloitte released its first Drilling and Licensing report this week, covering exploration and appraisal (E&A) drilling, licensing and deal activity in the Australian oil and gas sector during the September quarter.
         
Deloitte energy and resources predictions for 2012   8 November 2011   The world's energy and resources sector is confronting a period of increasing complexity where the convergence of global issues such as the end of 'easy' oil, increased geopolitical risk and the debate over climate change are combining with emerging new energy sources and technologies to present both challenges and opportunity for the industry.
         
Where is your next worker? – Deloitte urges business to act on looming skill shortage   2 November 2011   Professional services firm Deloitte today launched a major discussion paper - Where is your next worker? - urging Australian businesses and government to act now to get ahead of the looming skill shortage.
         
New report reveals the state of Australia's water sector   2 November 2011   The Australian Water Association (AWA) and professional services firm, Deloitte, will release their first joint State of the Water Sector Reportat the National Water Leaders Forum in Canberra on Thursday, 3 November 2011.
         
Deloitte South Australian Index outperformed ASX 200 in the 2011 September quarter   24 October 2011   The Deloitte South Australian Stock Exchange Index (Deloitte SA Index) decreased by 4.7% during the three months to 30 September 2011 compared to a decrease of 12.4% in the previous quarter.
         
China delivers record outbound M&A results   19 October 2011   Outbound merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in China reached record-breaking levels in 2010 with a total deal value of US$62 billion (up 157 % on the previous year).
         
Business Outlook, September 2011: Will Europe blow?   19 October 2011   According to the Deloitte Access Economics Business Outlook for the September 2011 quarter, the self-inflicted wounds of Europe and the United States continue to hurt global growth which peaked in 2010.
         
WA companies knocked by global uncertainty   14 October 2011   In September, wave after wave of troubling announcements, poor economic data and falling commodity prices have caused investors to flee Australian markets. The Deloitte WA Index dropped 11.9% to close at AU$148.6bn at 30 September 2011.
         
New laws reshape support of Australian R&D   23 August 2011   Professional services firm, Deloitte, said the passage of the Tax Laws Amendment (Research & Development) Bill 2010 through the Senate today will deliver much needed certainty to Australian companies considering their future R&D investment programs.
         
Deloitte SA E&R Index underperformed relative to the equivalent S&P/ASX benchmark   23 August 2011   The Deloitte SA E&R Index decreased by 12.1% during the three-month period ended 31 July 2011.
         
WA Index reaches record high   29 July 2011   The Deloitte WA Index has exhibited strong performance throughout the 12 months ended 31 May 2011, increasing in value by 36.5%.
         
Business Outlook: The 'two speed' screws are tightening   25 July 2011   Forecasters are dialling down estimates for advanced economy growth in the wake of a surge in commodity prices and Japan's awful earthquake, while government spending cuts and tax hikes are also slowing growth everywhere from the UK to Italy, Portugal and Greece.
         
Growth recovery to come from a surge in project and repair work says Deloitte Queensland Index   20 July 2011   Professional services firm, Deloitte, today released the Deloitte Queensland Index – Gala Edition, an annual review of Queensland stocks and indices that showcases the performance by market capitalisation of all Queensland listed companies over the past year.
         
Should the MRRT result in profits being recorded?   18 July 2011   Deloitte believes that the application of Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) Interpretation 1003 which is likely to classify the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) as an 'income tax' for accounting purposes could substantially increase the after tax profits of some mining companies in the year of implementation, even if they aren't liable to pay the MRRT.
         
IPO numbers continue post-GFC recovery in FY11   6 July 2011   IPO activity in Queensland continued its post-GFC recovery in the year ending 30 June 2011 (FY11), according to new figures released today from the Deloitte Corporate Finance survey.
         
IPO numbers increase but market fails to live up to expectations in FY11   6 July 2011   New data released today from the Deloitte Corporate Finance IPO survey shows the financial year ending 30 June 2011 (FY11) produced 123 floats, almost double the number in the previous financial year.
         
IPO activity in WA continues recovery in FY11   6 July 2011   IPO activity in Western Australia continued to increase post GFC, according to new figures released today from the Deloitte Corporate Finance survey.
         
Deloitte SA E&R Index outperformed relative to equivalent S&P/ASX benchmark   3 June 2011   The Deloitte SA E&R Index (which comprises forty-one South Australian listed E&R companies) outperformed relative to the equivalent S&P/ASX Indices for the three months to 30 April, increasing by 12.6% compared to a 2.3% increase in the Energy, Utilities and Metals & Mining S&P/ASC indices (on a simple average basis).
         
Deloitte sets its sights on growth   27 May 2011   Deloitte Australia announced today it will promote 46 new partners effective 1 July 2011.
         
Skill intake to help build Australia   11 May 2011   Teaser Required , 140 characters (eg opening para) New Budget initiative to support companies needing to source skilled foreign workers to meet demands of major infrastructure projects.
         
Moves to up-skill regional Australia   11 May 2011   As part of this year's Federal Budget, the Government has announced the introduction of Regional Migration Agreements (RMAs).
         
Deloitte SA Index outperformed the ASX 200 in the 2011 March quarter   2 May 2011   The Deloitte South Australian Stock Exchange Index (the Deloitte SA Index) increased by 17.3% during the three months to 31 March 2011, compared to an increase of 5.5% for the previous quarter.
         
CFOs appetite for risk grows as performance remains strong   18 April 2011   For the first time in 12 months the majority (52%) of Chief Financial Officers (CFO) taking part in the Deloitte Quarterly CFO Survey believe that now is a good time to take additional risk onto their balance sheets.
         
Deloitte SA E&R Index - a standout performance   5 April 2011   The Deloitte SA E&R Index over- performed in comparison to the equivalent S&P/ASX Indices for the 12 months ended 31 January 2011 increasing by 10.6% compared to a 9.0% increase in the Energy, Utilities and Metals & Mining S&P/ASX indices (on a simple average basis).
         
USA gas supplies may challenge Australian AP dominance in gas market   31 March 2011   Australian companies race to sanction and build their conventional and unconventional LNG export facilities, there are a number of game-changing trends that will impact future supply and demand for Australian LNG resources.
         
Deloitte's transformation of IA attracts senior partner   29 March 2011   Deloitte's pioneering work in transforming the function of Internal Audit by integrating analytics, consulting and other services with the internal audit function has attracted a global senior Internal Audit partner Steve Jones, to join the firm in Australia.
         
Global Energy Predictions 2011 - the fog is lifting over the global economy and recovery is underway   14 March 2011   The 2011 global Energy Predictions for the energy & resources sector today announced the fog is lifting over the global economy and highlights a recovery is clearly underway to meet the insatiable demand for energy within Australia and by countries such as China, the United States, Brazil, India and Russia.
         
Access Economics joins Deloitte   2 March 2011   The directors and staff of Access Economics have joined Deloitte to create Australia's leading economics advisory practice to be known as Deloitte Access Economics.
         
Qld Indices show strength of market   16 February 2011   During the three months to January 31 2011, the Deloitte Queensland Energy and Resources (E&R) Index has remained remarkably steady despite the impact of the devastating Queensland floods.
         
Stakeholder management vital for Qld mining cleanup   19 January 2011   Past experience shows that prompt focus on stakeholder management will make an enormous difference to the speed of recovery of many of the mines affected by the Queensland flooding.
         
Energy companies shine in the December quarter   14 January 2011   The Deloitte South Australian Stock Exchange Index (the Deloitte SA Index) increased by 5.5% during the three months to 31 December 2010, compared to an increase of 11.2% in the previous quarter.

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