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QGC Operations and Maintenance Contract

Queensland - Windibri and Kenya Operations

Background

QGC’s Berwyndale 100mmscfd gas processing and compression facility was commissioned in 2006. Given QGC’s size and lean approach, they chose to outsource the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of their asset to Exterran Australia (now Valmec Services). Valmec subsequently provided O&M activities for all assets within the plant boundaries at the Windibri and Kenya plants.

Client

QGC (part of the BG Group)

Challenges

QGC’s challenge was to commercialise a then unconventional gas project within the financial and personnel constraints of their business, in an industry that was still immature in Australia. Post start-up, the next challenge was meeting the production growth demand within the domestic gas market.

Advantages

Valmec drew upon the global experience of Exterran, who operate a six million horsepower fleet of contract compression and processing assets worldwide. This
experience, combined with our team of Australian maintenance technicians and production operators enabled Valmec to operate and maintain the plant, exceeding QGC’s aggressive production targets. QGC could therefore focus on their core business of upstream gas exploration and development, whilst
cost effectively and reliably relying on Valmec to ensure their operational assets provided their contracted performance and key cash flow.

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