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They are known around Queensland’s coal seam gas fields as the ‘Green Team’ due to their strong Australian-Irish heritage, but pipeline construction company Murphy Pipe and Civil is also making good on its environmental commitment by using ‘Green Machines’.
As construction continues on the Australian Pacific LNG Project in Queensland, WDS provides The Australian Pipeliner
with an exclusive overview of its work on the project’s upstream gas gathering system.
Recent developments along the eastern seaboard highlight the constantly evolving regulatory environment energy companies face when it comes to land access.
There have been some big developments in the field of land access and management over the past year, with several state governments bowing to pressure from public concerns about coal seam gas exploration and implementing stringent new policies to further regulate the industry.
The Thrifty Master Franchise, which operates in South East Queensland and northern New South Wales, has made a significant investment in infrastructure and a new specialised fleet to meet the needs of the growing Surat Basin CSG and pipeline industry head on.
Tue, 26 March 2013
Arrow Energy’s proposed Bowen Pipeline, located in central Queensland, has been approved by the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.
Wed, 13 March 2013
The Federal Government is set to implement greater environmental protection for water resources impacted by CSG and large coal mining developments.
Wed, 6 February 2013
Hydratight has introduced a new range of aluminium in-line weld test tools for branch-line pipe work, which can isolate the line completely, create a vapour barrier for hot work or localise a line for flange weld testing.
Wed, 20 June 2012
The Queensland Government has approved the appointment of six new GasFields Commissioners to “help restore the state’s confidence in the CSG industry”.
Pipelines play a critical role in supporting CSG developments from start to finish. Gathering lines are used at the exploration and production phase, transmission pipelines transport gas from the field to processing plants and to market.
Wed, 2 May 2012
Sargent is introducing at least 15 ‘go anywhere’ specialist buses to its fleet for use across Queensland’s CSG industry.
Thu, 5 April 2012
The environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Arrow Bowen Pipeline Project is now open for public comment.
Wed, 4 April 2012
Engineering and surveying firm Fyfe has expanded its operations with the acquisition of Adelaide civil and structural engineering firm Trevor John and Associates.
Fri, 27 January 2012
The first shipment of steel pipe for the Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) Project has arrived in the Port of Gladstone.
The Queensland Government has manually developed the Digital Cadastral Data Base for investigating land-related information for the state. Definium Surveyors’ Peter Hickey discusses the importance of improving the accuracy of the digital boundaries for this land access documentation.
This article is an abridged version of Jason Ward and John Blain’s presentation to the 2011 APIA Convention, held in Sydney. With the rapid expansion of the CSG industry in Queensland, much attention is being given to strategies for managing liquids which condense in upstream pipeline infrastructure. Regular pigging has been the traditional method of dealing with this. However, gas sweeping could also be an effective method of controlling the build-up of liquids, and this article explores the issues that require careful investigation when considering such gas sweeping.
Thu, 8 December 2011
Arrow Energy has awarded Arup the tender for the concept design of the pipeline tunnel that will transport CSG from Gladstone to the Arrow LNG Plant on Curtis Island, Queensland.
Fri, 18 November 2011
Following its acquisition of Eastern Star Gas, Santos has withdrawn the application for the Narrabri to Wellington CSG pipeline, located in New South Wales.
Wed, 19 October 2011
Murphy Pipe and Civil has been recognised at the 2011 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards in Brisbane for its introduction of innovative technology to the Australian CSG industry.
Thu, 18 August 2011
MCJV, a joint venture between McConnell Dowell Constructors
and Consolidated Contracting Company Australia
, has commenced construction of the Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) 415 km main export pipeline and associated facilities.
Tue, 5 July 2011
has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $A41.96 million to provide pipeline coatings for Origin Energy and ConocoPhillips’ Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) Project.
In May 2011, APIA launched the Code of Practice for Upstream Polyethylene Gathering Networks, a document that has been prepared for and by the coal seam gas industry to improve safety and promote best practice in polyethylene pipe installation. The Australian Pipeliner
speaks to committee Chair Hugh Luckhurst-Smith about how it was developed and what its introduction means for the Australian pipeline industry.
Over 350 APIA members witnessed pipeline history being made at the Brisbane Sofitel on 19 May, with the launch of the Code of Practice for Upstream Polyethylene Gathering Networks.
The pipeline industry in both Queensland and New South Wales is booming with the successful production of coal seam gas. The Australian Pipeliner
takes a look at the projects currently in progress in these states.
Fri, 3 June 2011
KBR is making an impact down under after securing two contracts in Queensland and South Australia, including services for three coal seam gas (CSG) pipelines for Curtis Island.