Comprised of Southeast Asian countries including Papua New Guinea and Indonesia and stretching across to the massive continent of Australia and smaller island country of New Zealand, Australasia is increasingly becoming a major developer of oil and natural gas resources, particularly in the offshore sector. Energy developments to harness liquefied natural gas are taking off predominantly in the Australasian region of Oceania, which boasts such major LNG projects as Gorgon, PNG, Pluto, Prelude and Wheatstone, all set to produce within the next decade.
Projects have numerous activities that need to be planned and scheduled properly so that they may be completed on time. Planning identifies what activities are required whilst scheduling determines the sequence of these activities. Planners and Schedulers manage work priorities, schedules, work orders and plan revisions once there are design changes, unavailability of materials or services and other project disruptions. They typically use project controls and project management software to manage these functions.