SPIE Oil & Gas Services, through its local Australian subsidiary – SPIE Oil & Gas Services Pty Ltd (formerly Plexal Group), reported Monday that the company will provide maintenance services to QGC (Queensland Gas Company), a BG Group business, to ensure a world class, lean and automated controls and communications network for their QCLNG project (Queensland Curtis Liquefied Natural Gas) in Australia. The SPIE Oil & Gas Services maintenance team will include controls systems engineers and instrument/electrical technicians providing planned and unplanned maintenance, identifying and optimizing the controls and communications network using our experience and knowledge to deliver efficiencies and improvements to increase production.
Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) is the world's first project to turn gas from coal seams into liquefied natural gas, or LNG. Under construction since 2010, it will provide cleaner hydrocarbon energy for export markets. The project is based in Chinchilla in the region of Queensland, about 186 miles (300 kilometers) west from Brisbane, where SPIE Oil & Gas Services personnel will be based and work closely with the QGC team.
Set to begin in early November for an initial 3 year period with an option for a further year, this contract of $13 million (AUD 18 million or €11.66 million) presents an opportunity for SPIE Oil & Gas Services to provide the benefits of the systems and processes developed for the offshore oil and gas industry to the CSG (Coal Seam Gas) operating environment.
“Since our entry into Australia in 2013 with the acquisition of Plexal Group, SPIE Oil & Gas Services has been consolidating its position in the local industry by providing niche engineering services to major operators particularly in Western Australia. We thank QGC for awarding us this contract which will be the first one with the BG Group company and look forward to growing our relationship in the future”, commented, Yves Company, managing director of SPIE Oil & Gas Services.
Dean Paton, managing director of SPIE Oil & Gas Services PTY Ltd has seen the Australian business grow from strength to strength during a challenging time for the industry: “my team and I are very happy to be working for QGC to deliver our specialist brownfield services with a combination of engineers and technicians working together in the field. We look forward to growing our footprint in the CSG industry in Australia in general and for QGC in particular by delivering system improvements and efficiencies to enhance production.”
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