Contractors Shift Focus In Changing Australian Industry

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With the development phase of Australia's LNG industry starting to slow, contracting companies operating in the country are diversifying into new areas of service.

Australia’s evolving oil and gas industry continues to provide a diverse range of opportunities for contracting companies despite the construction phase of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry nearing completion.

Over the past two years Scottish-founded company GE Group has experienced ongoing growth in the Australian market, expansion that is on track to continue as the Australian LNG industry evolves.

GE Group subsidiary Global SCS, a provider of quality management, audit and third party inspection services, has been set up to capitalize on the next phase.

Global SCS entered the Australian market in Western Australia, and has recently opened a second office in Queensland to tap into the state’s bourgeoning coal seam gas (CSG) sector.

David Cross, Global SCS Asia Pacific operations director, said growth in Queensland was core to the continued success of the group in Australia.

“Western Australia has always been perceived as an oil and gas hub in Australia but there is a lot happening over in Queensland now as well,” Cross told Rigzone.

“We opened our office in Queensland in April and have since picked up contracts with companies like Drillsearch and Central Petroleum – we have some traction happening in the state now.”


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