Petrofac Bags Integrity, Maintenance Contract for Ichthys LNG Project

Petrofac Ltd., the international oil and gas facilities service provider, announced Wednesday that it has been awarded an Integrity and Maintenance Program Development contract by Inpex for the Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG)  Project offshore Western Australia.

Plant Asset Management, the asset performance management consultancy which is part of the Petrofac Group, will complete the work over the next 20 months. It will be one of the largest global projects awarded to Plant Asset Management, involving an integrated gas chain covering both upstream and midstream assets.

Prior to start-up of the offshore and onshore facilities Plant Asset Management will deliver a fit for purpose integrity and maintenance program. This will allow for timely review and acceptance of the maintenance and inspection program by operations personnel, and ensure repair strategies and spares are in place.

Plant Asset Management’s proprietary BuildME asset management program development platform will support the project with a fully integrated work management system build environment. The use of this software solution will offer cost-effective, time-efficient, auditable development and flexible delivery of their services and methodologies.

Close engagement with Inpex through a pilot build and a Stage 1 integration exercise, led by subject matter experts from the business, helped define an execution roadmap and project execution plans, aligned to Inpex’s project objectives. Led locally in Perth from Inpex’s offices, the project will also draw upon significant support from Plant Asset Management’s global consultancy resource. This tried and tested combination has already been used in Queensland to positive effect.

David Heavey, business manager (Australia), Plant Asset Management, said:  “This win is a testament to the hard work our team has put into year-on-year growth in Australia, building on the success achieved in providing high quality maintenance and integrity builds in a timely and cost effective manner. We look forward to continuing to build the relationship with Inpex over the next 20 months.”


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