Mr Norman, who will presenting in the “Service & Supply Opportunities in LNG Projects and Operations” stream at the AOG Conference, said that the game-changing FLNG developments like Prelude also offered many new opportunities.
“For companies, the way to be involved in the opportunities associated with FLNG will be to provide services to support the operations of new facilities at a cost and quality level that is competitive, whilst demonstrating a safety record that matches that of the operators. Most Australian businesses already have the necessary safety record and skill set needed; the challenge is for them to understand how best to access the overall FLNG supply chain,” he said.
Mr Norman, who was part of the team that wrote the Engineers Australia report Our FLNG Future Engineering Opportunities and Challenges says Australia has a capability to be a world leader in providing support to the burgeoning FLNG sector.
“One of the findings of our research is that Australia has the skills and capability to pursue a world leading position in the support of the FLNG sector. Western Australia in particular has a long history of both offshore production from fixed and floating facilities, along with over 25 years of LNG experience. This depth gives the region a strong starting position to pursue a position of global leadership,” he said.