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In February 2013, engineers from QGC completed a world-class engineering achievement in simultaneously laying two 1 m diameter gas pipelines across Gladstone Harbour to Curtis Island.
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.
Richard Robinson, a former APIA Director and recently retired Executive General Manager - Operations at Oil Search Ltd, has been involved with the Papua New Guinean hydrocarbon industry since his first visit to the country in January 1988. In this interview with The Australian Pipeliner
, Mr Robinson reflects on his career in the highly prospective yet potentially volatile country and provides an informed perspective as to the future development of its oil and gas industry.
Following on from the PNG LNG Project update provided in the February edition, The Australian Pipeliner
speaks with WorleyParsons about its extensive involvement in several of the country’s major pipeline projects which are set to develop Papua New Guinea’s gas potential.
In Australia, the largest capital works project, which was undertaken by Queensland’s water authority has reached a major milestone with the delivery of over 3 km of 1.5 m jacking pipe.
Momentum Engineering is nearing completion on its contract for the Red Gully Facility, which includes engineering and design as part of Empire Oil & Gas NL’s development project in Western Australia.
Richmond Wheel and Castor Co. recently applied its specialist knowledge and expertise in pipe roller design in a subcontract to support Leighton Contractors with Leighton’s civil and underground services contract on the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project located in Western Australia.
After almost 12 months to the day since launching its takeover bid in December 2011, APA Group became the new owner of Epic Energy. The Australian Pipeliner
talks to APA about its epic journey to achieve the East Coast Grid.
South Australian APIA members gathered at the Hilton Adelaide on 14 March 2013 to hear from Lean Field Developments Engineering Manager Ian Nugent on Australia’s longest composite pipeline installation.
A massive crowd came together on 21 February in Brisbane for APIA’s first Queensland state dinner of 2013, which included an enlightening presentation from Queensland Assistant Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Lisa France.
Mark Magnowski has been appointed Manager of Diamantina Power Station (DPS), located in Mount Isa, Queensland. DPS is being jointly developed by APA Group and AGL Energy.
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.
Thu, 7 March 2013
Drillsearch has completed its 47 km Bauer to Lycium oil pipeline, located in South Australia.
Wed, 6 March 2013
The 277 t boring machine that will tunnel under Gladstone Harbour for Santos’ GLNG Pipeline to Curtis Island is now being assembled on site after being transported from Brisbane.
Thu, 31 January 2013
Empire Oil and Gas and the Red Gully joint venture, comprised of ERM Power and Wharf Resources, are in the process of invoicing for the final $A5 million payment from Alcoa Australia, which will total the $25 million forward gas sales agreement.
Tue, 8 January 2013
BG Group has secured a $1.8 billion loan from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im) for the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) Project
Wed, 19 December 2012
Burial of the 420 km Santos GLNG underground gas transmission pipeline has commenced.
The Australian Pipeliner
caught up with the owner of the Mondarra Gas Storage Facility, APA Group, to get an update on the huge expansion project taking place at the facility, which is expected to reach completion in July this year.
Operator of the Papua New Guinea LNG Project, Esso Highlands Limited, has given an exclusive update to The Australian Pipeliner
on the extensive offshore and onshore pipe works involved in the project and the challenges posed by the country’s rugged terrain.
Momentum Engineering is working with Epic Energy on the design of a new compressor station at Moomba as part of the South West Queensland Pipeline Eastern Haul Project.
As part of Nacap’s Safe Run Home initiative, which focused on getting the pipeline crew home safe for Christmas, Nacap’s Vickie Saunders went to site to see firsthand how the crews were going. These are her observations.
Wed, 28 November 2012
Approximately 100 km of the 420 km mainland pipeline right-of-way has been cleared and graded, 70 m of pipeline has been strung, and 1,000 joints have been welded for Santos’ Gladstone LNG Project, located in Gladstone , Queensland.
Wed, 14 November 2012
The first of more than 530 km of pipe has been laid underground 15 km south of Miles as part of the pipeline construction component of Australia Pacific LNG Project.
McConnell Dowell Constructors Deputy General Manager – Pipelines Chakib Nayfe has been intimately involved in the development of the company’s contracts on the three sanctioned LNG projects. Mr Nayfe speaks with The Australian Pipeliner
on his background prior to joining McConnell Dowell, and his vision for the future of the Australian pipeline industry.
Mon, 15 October 2012
Rex Minerals and South Australia Water have made an agreement for the development of water infrastructure that will include a new mains water pipeline.