It was a truly proud moment to be part of the pipeline industry!
MOST MEMORABLE PIPELINE EXPERIENCE?
My first trip out to see a pipeline being was a fantastic learning experience.
APA was constructing the Bonaparte Gas Pipeline in the Northern Territory in 2008 and I was fortunate enough get out to see trenching, stringing, and laying of the pipeline.
This came a few weeks before I officially joined APA and meant that by the time I had my feet under the desk I felt a little more up to speed.
BEST WAY TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY?
Ask the team at the coal face: “How could we do things better, is there a better way?”
It’s almost always the people who are doing the work that are best placed to know.
BIGGEST CHALLENGES FACING THE PIPELINE INDUSTRY?
One of the major challenges faced by the industry is confidence around the availability and price of gas, particularly with the start of the three major LNG projects on the east coast.
We share the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association’s (APGA) position that the solution to reduce the likelihood of peak day gas scarcity in the short term, and associated increases in domestic gas prices, is to encourage increased gas supply.
MOST CHALLENGING EXPERIENCE OR PROBLEM OVERCOME?
Establishing APA’s east coast grid has been an incredibly complex multi-year project.