The Australian LNG Industry is booming, with numerous prestigious projects being planned. These include several “first of it’s kind” developments such as Floating LNG production plants (FLNG) and the world’s first Coalbed Methane (CBM) liquefaction plant.
Over the past few years, the main wave of new LNG liquefaction projects has been focused on the Middle East. This area, however, have now reached plateau production and is focusing on consolidation and optimisation. The next big wave of LNG liquefaction development will be in Australia, and more precisely the North West Shelf. There are vast reserves of natural gas and they are strategically located relatively close to high growth consumption areas, particularly China.
A sudden jump in LNG activity in Australia has created a large demand for skilled resources in Perth, the city on the west coast of Australia which serves at the continent’s oil and gas capitol. In order to be better located and prepared to serve our global customers now looking to establish themselves in the Australian LNG industry, DNV opened an office in Perth in May 2010. The office is staffed with LNG specialists and serves as a good tool for channeling international experience into the Australian LNG industry.
The head of DNV in Perth, Hans Kristian Danielsen, reports after the first 9 Months of operation, high interest for DNV services and a full order book. (He also reports excellent windsurfing conditions).