Petrofac, the international oil & gas facilities service provider, has secured a £1.4 million Work Management Systems development & implementation contract with the Queensland Gas Company (QGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of BG Group. The contract, which is the first to be secured alongside local partner Sharp Business Solutions, will see Petrofac’s Plant Asset Management arm play a significant role in the Queensland Curtis Liquefied Natural Gas Project (QCLNG).
QCLNG is the Queensland Gas Company’s project for the development of upstream coal seam gas; pipeline infrastructure; central processing units; and a two train liquefaction facility on Curtis Island. Under the terms of the contract, Petrofac will build the work management system (WMS) for the liquefaction facility. Due for completion in late 2012, Plant Asset Management will lead the development of the WMS through a structured process, including the asset register development, optimised maintenance and inspection programmes, repair strategies and spares requirements, computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) development and alignment with BG Group’s global WMS standard. The WMS will form a key part of QGC’s operations readiness plan in the run up to commissioning and first gas, and will ensure safe and reliable operations thereafter. Sharp Business Solutions which specialises in asset management solutions is Australia’s leader in IBM Maximo software implementations, solutions, training and support.
Steve Johnson, operations director Plant Asset Management, Petrofac said: “This project demonstrates the quality of our suite of tools, methodologies and our experienced staff which enable us to create a best-in-class and sustainable work management system. This is Plant Asset Management’s largest contract win for the year so far, through which we aim to support both QGC and Australia’s burgeoning LNG industry by placing key staff in the region.”
Gary Cardiff, midstream maintenance manager, Queensland Gas Company commented: “We are delighted to be working with a strategic partner like Petrofac and to create an integrated team approach with Plant Asset Management. Their experience, track record and commitment have been demonstrated by the appointment of senior members of their team to both manage and support the project as our engineering and operations requirements develop.”