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qedi awarded major CBM contract in Australia

LNG Industry,

Oil and gas commissioning and technology specialist qedi has been awarded a key contract on a high-profile coalbed methane (CBM) storage project. QGC, a BG Group business, has appointed qedi to apply its 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 breakthrough for qedi, which is based in Aberdeen, UK, and was recently acquired by international engineering and project management company AMEC. It not only affirms qedi’s offering both in Australia and its burgeoning CBM sector but it is also anticipated to be a catalyst for generating further business in the region. “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.” Said Stuart McLeod, group managing director.

The QGC contract, which is for a period of three years, involves qedi implementing the Go Completions application of its 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 CBM 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 540 km buried pipeline to Curtis Island, near Gladstone, where it will be liquefied.

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