One of the few OECD countries that is a significant net hydrocarbon exporter, Australia contains impressive quantities of petroleum, natural gas and coal reserves and exports roughly two-thirds of its total energy production. Australia, which has major offshore natural gas fields feeding the Gorgon, Wheatstone and Pluto LNG developments, is the word's fifth-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas. As of 2009, Australia holds proven oil reserves of 1.5 billion barrels and some 30 Tcf of proven natural gas reserves.
Contracts Engineers are responsible for reviewing, negotiating and developing bids and contracts and drafting commercial and contractual terms and amendments which are in the best interests of the company. They will ensure that the best practices are in use during the project and that all work carried out is done so according to the contractual terms agreed upon.