About the Gas Projects
Queensland's Coal Seam Gas (CSG) to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project developments include exploration for coal seam gas in the Surat and Bowen Basins of Queensland, construction of a 450km gas transmission pipeline to Gladstone and the construction of LNG facilities in Gladstone.
CSG is an emerging energy source around the world and is abundant in Queensland. Most of Queensland's CSG is close to existing major gas pipelines, making it an attractive energy source for power station operators, large industrial users and gas retailers.
The Queensland CSG to LNG Industry has four major projects that will create thousands of jobs during construction and generate sustainable long-term employment. The four major gas projects in Queensland are:
- Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG)
- Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG)
- Queensland Curtis LNG Project
- Arrow LNG Project
Many of the projects include exploring and drilling the CSG from the Bowen Basin areas of Moranbah, Moura, Fairview, Spring Gully, Peat and Scotia, and the Surat Basin areas of Roma, Dalby, Chinchilla and Emerald, and piping this gas to Gladstone for the liquefaction of CSG to produce LNG for export.
People working in the CSG/LNG industry are involved in a wide range of tasks including one or more of the following:
- Drilling and explorations at coal seam gas fields.
- Construction of pipelines, compression stations and related infrastructure.
- Construction of LNG processing plant facilities and infrastructure in Gladstone.
- Operation and maintenance of pipelines, compression stations and infrastructure.
- Operation and maintenance of LNG processing plant facilities in Gladstone.
Some of the key CSG/LNG industry occupations include:
- Driller and driller's assistant
- Electrical and instrumentation technician
- Electrical fitter mechanic
- Engineer - most disciplines
- Logistics technician / administrator
- Maintenance technician
- Process plant operator
- Production technician