SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a three-year provision of operations and maintenance workforce contract from Shell Australia for its QGC upstream asset located in Queensland, Eastern Australia.
Under the agreement, SNC-Lavalin will provide, at peak, 300 personnel to continue the existing operation and maintenance program for the QGC upstream assets comprising of 24 field compression stations, six central gas processing plants (CPP), five sales stations and one power station.
The scope also includes the provision of personnel to support QGC operations and maintenance of 2,500 wells and the 450km pipeline connecting the CPP’s to the LNG liquefaction plant.
SNC-Lavalin will begin supplying manpower on-site in early Q4 2019, reaching a peak workforce by December 2019. The three-year contract has an optional one-year plus one-year extension.
The Shell-operated QGC Venture is located in Queensland in Eastern Australia and is one of Australia’s leading natural gas producers, focused on developing Queensland’s onshore gas reserves.
QGC has supplied the domestic market since 2006 and international customers since 2014. It operates an 8.5 million tonne per year LNG plant on Curtis Island near Gladstone, and natural gas operations, which include wells, compression stations and processing plants, in Queensland’s Surat Basin.
Shell is the operator and majority interest holder in the QGC venture. Its partners in the LNG plant on Curtis Island are CNOOC (50% equity in Train 1) and Tokyo Gas (2.5% equity in Train 2).