Following the recent SME Maximiser Development program kick off - Catch Geoffrey Cann's focus on Darwin LNG opportunity...
The Petroleum Club NT (PCNT) has been instrumental in anticipating the LNG sector’s needs and getting these training courses organised and delivered.
Darwin is the next great growth opportunity for service companies keen to participate in Australia’s LNG growth spurt. But what are the opportunities, and how are they different from the experience in Gladstone?
If you’re not familiar with the developments in the far north, Darwin is turning into quite the hydrocarbon center. It is already home to the Darwin LNG project, a facility completed in 2006. Rising from the southern shore is themassive Ichthys project operated by Inpex, the Japanese oil and gas exploration champion. Shell will use Darwin as home to the shorebase operations for the new Prelude floating LNG vessel. Jemena, an energy company largely owned by China’s massive State Grid Corporation, has been awarded a project to build the creatively named Northern Gas Pipeline (or NGP), a new pipe from Tennant Creek in the NT to Mount Isa in Queensland. Finally, the territory government has announced their interest in applying new gas to liquids technology to augment the territory’s diesel supplies with a home brewed alternative.