Leighton Contractors lands APLNG contract extension

Aerial view of the APLNG Project.

Aerial view of the APLNG Project.

Leighton Contractors have been awarded a two-year contract by the Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) joint venture to deliver gas field development works.

The $A300 million Collaborative Well Delivery (CWD) contract will see the firm deliver some 200 wells per annum in a series of work packages.

Amec Foster Wheeler will supply design services for the CWD contract, while subcontractors sourced from the Western Downs region will reportedly contribute 15 per cent of the necessary works.

Leighton Contractors managing director Roman Garrido said the latest contract announcement extends the company’s existing involvement in the APLNG project, which delivers coal seam gas from Surat and Bowen Basin gas fields throughout Queensland.

“Our team’s experience with managing the complex interfaces across design, construction and commissioning and ongoing collaboration with our client will ensure new assets are integrated effectively and deliver value to APLNG operations,” Mr Garrido said.

The APLNG Project is jointly owned and operated by Origin Energy (37.5 per cent interest), Conoco Phillips (37.5 per cent) and Sinopec (25 per cent interest).

Origin Energy’s chief executive of gas and LNG, David Baldwin said the joint venture partners were glad to extend Leighton Contractors’ involvement in the APLNG project into the sustain phase.

“The CWD project represents significant savings of 45 per cent per well connected for APLNG relative to wells delivered during the construction phase of the project, in addition to aligning Leighton Contractors and APLNG around an ongoing continuous improvement programme that leverages the experience of bother partners,” he said.

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