Our Projects

Australia Pacific LNG Pty Ltd (APLNG)

Location: Queensland, Australia
Date: 2009-2015
Approx value: A$24.7 Billion (two trains)
Client: Origin Energy

The Australia Pacific LNG Project is a coal seam gas (CSG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG) project delivering a cleaner, greener sustainable energy source.

Australia Pacific LNG is already the largest producer of CSG in Australia, supplying gas to power stations  to produce lower emissions electricity; major industrial customers, homes and businesses in South East Queensland. The Project will see an increase in domestic gas production to further supply gas-fired power stations, major industrial customers and residents throughout Queensland.

It'll be a source of major investment through to 2020, creating around 10,000 jobs throughout the life of the Project, increasing local skills and boosting regional economies.

Importantly Queensland will have a new, long-term gas processing and export industry that generates significant benefits at regional, state and national levels.

And, although LNG export is a relatively young industry in Australia, the Project is making use of the experience of ConocoPhillips as a joint venture partner who already owns and has been operating an LNG facility in Darwin since 2006.

CSG on the other hand, is not a new industry for Australia. The Project's joint venture partner, Origin, has been working in regional Queensland for nearly 30 years and in the field of CSG for close to 20 years.

The Project consists of three key parts:

  • Further development of Australia Pacific LNG's gas fields in the Surat and Bowen Basins in south-west and central Queensland.
  • Construction of a 520km gas transmission pipeline from the gas fields to an LNG facility on Curtis Island off the coast of Gladstone.
  • An LNG facility on Curtis Island off the coast of Gladstone, with the first two gas production trains processing up to 9 million tonnes per annum.

From the LNG facility, Australia Pacific LNG’s cargoes will be shipped to the energy markets of Asia. Australia Pacific LNG’s first cargo is expected to be exported in 2015.

AGM Process Engineering is supplying personnel to the following APLNG project teams:

APLNG – Integration and Conceptual Design
AGM Process Engineering provided resources to lead the process integration and development of the conceptual design for the APLNG Mega project. This involved preparing the overall basis of design for the project (including 30 yr development), flow diagrams and integrating several sub project teams. Reporting to the Project director, key activities including providing technical briefs to project stakeholders and ensuring the project objectives were aligned with the operating business.
Project Value (Upstream) : A$12B (Phase I)
AGM Contract Value : A$1.5M

APLNG – Condabri and Reedy Creek WTF
AGM Process Engineering provided resources to conduct the following activities: HAZOP facilitation, Construction Completion activities, Defect Rectification design and commissioning support. The project involved 2 x 40MLPD water treatment facilities responsible for processing coal seam gas water and producing permeate for beneficial use.
Project Value : A$1.5B
AGM Contract Value : $A2.5M

APLNG – Pipeline Gas Compression
AGM Provided resources to conduct the following activities : HAZOP facilitation, defect rectification design services (process and piping), commissioning resources, operational support services. The project involved 2 x 10MW pipeline gas compression facilities integrating pipeline networks across QLD.
Project Value : $0.8B
AGM Contract Value : A$1.2M

APLNG – Gas Process Facilities
AGM Provided resources to conduct following activities : HAZOP facilitation, process design services, construction and commissioning support services, operational support services. The project involved installation of 8 Gas Process Facilities, each with 190 TJ/D gas processing capacity (4 stage centrif compression) receiving low pressure gas ex coal seam gas gathering networks and pressuring to gas transmission networks.
Project Value : $2.0B
AGM Contract Value : A$1.7M

APLNG – Fairymeadow Road Irrigation Facility
AGM provided resources to conduct the following activities : HAZOP Facilitation, process design, conceptual design, commissioning support, operational support. The project involved the development and implementation of irrigation infrastructure for distribution of water produced from coal seam gas developments to regional communities. The fairymeadow road scheme distributes up to 80ML per day to local landholders.
Project Value : ~$100M
AGM Contract Value : A$1M

BP Refinery (Bulwer Island)

Location: Queensland, Australia
Date: 1999-2015

Services: AGM Process Engineering is supplying personnel to the Operations and Technical Process Development Teams.

Summary: BP’s Bulwer Island refinery is situated in Queensland on an area of reclaimed land bound by the Brisbane River and Boggy Creek and has a capacity of 101,000 barrels of oil per day. Originally built in 1965 by Amoco, the refinery was acquired by BP in 1984 and has since undergone several expansions and technology upgrades that enable the facility to produce cleaner transportation fuels. Bulwer Island’s product range includes Petrol (Unleaded, Premium Unleaded), Diesel fuels, Aviation fuel (including jet fuel and aviation gasoline) Bitumen, Fuel oil, Hydrogen, Kerosene and LPG (including propane and butane).

The refinery announced in 2014 that they will cease operations in 2015 and due to the calibre of expertise, AGM personnel will continue on site to assist with all shutdown activities.

Santos GLNG Project

Location: Queensland, Australia
Date: 2009-2015
Approx value: A$18.5 Billion
Client: Santos

Services: AGM Process Engineering is supplying personnel to the process safety team.  Involved in HAZOPs and developing safe operating envelopes for all operating plant.

Summary: The Santos GLNG Project is a US$18.5 billion pioneering venture to convert coal seam natural gas (CSG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG) for export to global markets.

It represents a major investment in a cleaner energy source for the future. The project involves the development of gas fields in the Bowen and Surat Basins, the construction of a 420 kilometre underground gas transmission pipeline to Gladstone and a two-train LNG processing facility on Curtis Island in Gladstone. 

The project is a joint-venture between Santos and three of the world's largest energy companies, PETRONAS, Total and KOGAS.

The US$18.5 billion estimated capital cost of the GLNG Project from FID until the end of the 2015 includes acceleration projects that are subject to sanction by the GLNG partnership.

Red Gully Control Review

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Date: 2014
Approx value: A$40k
Client: Empire Oil Company

Services: AGM Process Engineering is supplying personnel to the review and identify any process design and operability problems with the Red Gully Gas Plant as well as a review of the high level Operational processes and provide a high level report on the findings.

Summary: Empire Oil & Gas NL (ASX: EGO) is engaged in oil and gas production and exploration. The Company's five drillable prospects include the Gingin Gasfield, the Gingin Deep Gasfield, the Gingin West Prospect Block A, the Gingin West Prospect Block B and the Bootine Deep Prospect.  With the start-up in June 2013 of gas production from the Red Gully Gas and Condensate Processing Facility, Empire Oil and Gas is well positioned to progress further exploration in the Perth Basin from the strong base that it has established at Red Gully.

BP Bitumen

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Client: BP Bitumen

Services:  AGM Process Engineering is supplying personnel to the Operations team.

Summary:  BP Bitumen specialises in the development, production and supply of bituminous binder technology for the Australian road maintenance and construction industry. BP Bitumen offers a wide range of bituminous products to meet diverse conditions and application requirements. OLEXOBIT – BP Bitumen’s premium range of polymer modified binders – deliver outstanding performance in a range of sprayed seal and asphalt applications. BP Bitumen also have a comprehensive range of paving grade bitumens, cutback bitumens, bitumen emulsions, primers and precoats.

Queensland Curtis Liquefied Natural Gas (QCLNG)

Location: Queensland, Australia
Date: 2010-2015
Client: QGC

Services:  AGM Process Engineering supplied personnel to the Upstream Project Owner’s Engineering Team.

Summary:  The Queensland Curtis Liquefied Natural Gas (QCLNG) project will produce, process and transport coal seam gas from the Surat Basin to deliver Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for export from Gladstone. The project draws on QGC’s extensive coal seam gas expertise and BG Group’s international experience in liquefied natural gas (LNG) at a time of rising demand for cleaner, more efficient energy. Construction began in 2011, with the first LNG Delivery expected in 2014.

This project involves: Expanding QGC’s existing coal seam gas production in the Surat Basin of southern Queensland including wellsites, gathering systems, field compressor stations, trunklines and central processing plants.
Building a 540km buried natural gas pipeline network linking the gas fields to Gladstone.
Constructing a natural gas liquefaction plant on Curtis Island, near Gladstone, where the gas will be converted to LNG for export.