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Contract agreements for Australian projects

Despite the impacts following COVID-19 and some projects facing delays as a result, many projects in Australia are still pushing forward with companies awarding new contracts.

Throughout June a number of contracts have been awarded, including the following:

Saunders International: contract with BP

Saunders International has won a $12 million contract with BP for the mechanical refurbishment and upgrade of two tanks at the oil and gas major’s Bulwer Island site in Queensland.

The scope of works includes the mechanical refurbishment, cleaning, protective coating and civil services for the two tanks.

Saunders’ new contract follows work for BP at the Bulwer Full Fuels project, which included the refurbishment of three tanks and two separate piping projects.

Saunders expects the contract to contribute to its revenue from the first half of the 2021 financial year to the 2022 financial year.

AGR: contract with Emperor Energy

Emperor Energy has contracted global well management company AGR to commence planning and design of the Judith 2 exploration well in the Gippsland Basin, Victoria.

The well, which is planned for the Judith gas field in the company’s 100 per cent owned VIC/P47 permit, hosts 50 proven reserves of an unrisked prospective resource of 1.2 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) and a 2C contingent resource of 150 billion cubic feet (Bcf).

The contractor’s scope of work will be to complete a project execution plan outlining the well operations, equipment, resources, regulatory approvals required and definition of key dates.

In addition, AGR will develop a regulatory timeline that will map out the various stages of preparation of the environment plan required for the well.

Atteris: contract with GB Energy

GB Energy has contracted Atteris for the subsea front-end engineering design for the Golden Beach gas field project in the Gippsland Basin, Victoria.

Atteris will be required to complete the engineering and design work, including undertaking flow assurance studies, together with the preliminary design of subsea equipment, tie-in spools, a submarine pipeline and controls umbilical to shore, and the shore crossing. 

According to Atteris, the engineering design scope fits well with its core engineering expertise, with the company suited to deliver the engineering design for small- to medium-sized projects.

Golden Beach project is set to provide critical gas supply and storage infrastructure to the domestic energy market.

The project, located 3km offshore from the Ninety Mile beach in eastern Victoria, is set to initially increase domestic gas supply, then transition to storage where it will enhance energy market security and efficiency while supporting the state’s transition to renewables.

APA Group: contract with Capricorn Metals

APA Group has secured an agreement with Capricorn Metals in Western Australia for the transportation of gas from the Goldfields gas pipeline (GGP) to the Karlawinda gold project.

As part of the agreement, APA will also build, own and operate the lateral pipeline that links the GGP to Karlawinda.

Capricorn expects that 3 terajoules (TJ) of gas per day will be transported through the pipeline for the power generation to support Karlawinda.

The GGP is a 1378-kilometre transmission pipeline that extends from Yarraloola in the Pilbara region to Kalgoorlie in the Goldfields-Esperance region.

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