Oil and gas commissioning and technology specialist qedi, part of AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has underpinned its position in the Australian market by being awarded a key contract on a high-profile coal seam gas storage project. QGC, a BG Group business, has appointed qedi to apply its world-class proprietary commissioning technology and consultancy expertise on its Queensland Curtis liquefied natural gas (QCLNG) development.
The contract value has not been announced.
The contract represents a significant breakthrough for Aberdeen-headquartered qedi, which was recently acquired by international engineering and project management company AMEC. It not only affirms qedi’s offering both in Australia and its burgeoning coal seam gas sector but it is also anticipated to be a key catalyst for generating further business in the region.
Dennis Doherty, qedi’s corporate delivery manager, said: “Our industry-leading provision of 24/7 remote technical support around the world, combined with our pioneering GO Technology® hub of web-enabled integrity management software, has been key to winning the contract.”
Stuart McLeod, group managing director of qedi, added: “Entering the Australian market opens up yet another exciting new door for qedi and reinforces the continually evolving global reach of our niche and dedicated services.”
The QGC contract, which is for a period of three years, involves qedi implementing the Go Completions application of its ground-breaking GO Technology® hub, which has been endorsed by a number of industry operators and engineering and procurement companies as best practice for completions, commissioning and start-up.
QGC is developing coal seam gas in the Surat basin of southern Queensland for domestic and export markets through its QCLNG project to meet the increasing demand for cleaner, more efficient energy. The QCLNG development - one of Australia’s largest capital infrastructure projects to turn world-class reserves of coal seam gas into carbon-efficient liquefied natural gas – involves expanding exploration and development in southern and central Queensland. The gas will then be transported via a 540km buried pipeline to Curtis Island, near Gladstone, where it will be liquefied.
AMEC company qedi awarded its first major coal seam gas project contract in Australia