QGC held a recruitment information session in Gladstone recently as the company ramps up efforts to become the country`s first LNG exporter.
There are 100’s of jobs in gas production for technically skilled people with experience in the industry.
QGC`s $20 billion LNG plant (QCLNG) on Curtis Island is the most advanced of the three projects being built and is due for completion in 2014.
The key roles on offer are production area supervisors, production technicians, mechanical technicians, QMI technicians and E&I maintenance co-ordinators.
QGC and its contractors currently employ 11,600 people and since January 2010 has spent $12 billion in Australia with $9.6 billion was spent in Queensland.
Recruitment and employment has been phenomenal on this project with over 15 people a day over the last six months finding a career in the LNG industry.
Current contracts account for almost $1b in Gladstone. A significant investment in the skills and resourcefulness of the people in the Gladstone area.
Who are QCG?
QGC is a leading coal seam gas explorer and producer focused on building and managing the world’s first project to convert coal seam gas into liquefied natural gas – Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG). The extensive coal seam gas experience of QGC and the LNG production expertise of BG Group are being applied to QCLNG, one of Australia’s largest capital infrastructure projects.
They are employing thousands of workers and providing a A$32 billion boost to Queensland’s economy over 10 years as the natural gas resource for domestic and international customers.
QCLNG involves the expansion of QGC’s gas production in the Surat Basin of southern Queensland, as well as the building of a 540km underground gas pipeline to Gladstone and the building of the production plant to liquefy the gas on Curtis Island, near Gladstone.
Curtis Island LNG Facility
Bechtel Oil and Gas is the main contractor for the engineering, procurement and construction of the LNG plant. A temporary construction camp exists on the island and will house up to 1,700 workers.
The Queensland Curtis LNG Project involves construction of a world-class liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant. Occupying less than 1 percent of the island – (270 hectares) – the LNG facility is separated from public areas by an environmental protection zone and will be well hidden from public view. The site can accommodate an expansion to 12 million tonnes a year of LNG.
FACT: Did you know? It will take a molecule of gas about 32 hours to make its way from QGC’s southern gas fields to the LNG plant on Curtis Island?
When finished, the LNG plant will comprise:
- 2 LNG production units (known as trains) each able to produce more than four million tonnes of LNG per year.
- 2 LNG storage tanks each able to hold about 140,000 m3 of gas.
- A marine facility for passenger and equipment transportation between the mainland and Curtis Island.
- Marine loading facilities for LNG cargoe ships.
The LNG plant will get its natural gas from production wells in southern Queensland via the 540km pipeline.
Reference: Gladstone LNG – Curtis Island Jobs