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150 miles off the western coast of Australia lies one of the largest discoveries of hydrocarbon liquids in the region’s recent history. Ichthys LNG is comprised of three large distinct projects, combined into one.

Onshore and Offshore facilities are connected by over 5oo miles of pipeline. The project is under construction and will begin production in late 2017. The field was discovered and developed by INPEX Australia in the Browse Basin in 2000. It is a joint venture between INPEX, Total, CPC Corporation Taiwan and the Australian entities of Osaka Gas, Tokyo Gas, Kansai Electric Power, JERA and Toho Gas. Ichthys will produce 9,000,000 tons of liquid natural gas and over 1,500,000 of product every year for forty years. It will also produce 100,000 barrels of condensate daily. These will be transported to onshore facilities near Darwin by pipeline. An FPSO unit within easy reach of the field itself will offer direct shipping to global markets.

Competentia has been the largest single supplier to the Ichthys project, supporting INPEX in building and managing the project workforce globally. We began working with INPEX to staff Ichthys in 2010. Our experts have supported the project in Australia, Great Britain, USA, Netherlands, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and China. Over the course of the project, we have provided a wide range of services, including:

  • Recruitment
  • Payroll
  • Tax Arrangements
  • Visas and Immigration
  • Accommodation and Transportation
  • Day to day in country support
  • Family Settlement

Our contractors have worked onshore and offshore, from the corporate head office to construction sites. We have worked in subcontractor offices, shipyards and module fabrication facilities for INPEX and for their key subcontractors, including CDJV, Heerema Marine Contractors and Technip.

Personnel provided cover all disciplines and areas, including:

  • Engineering Project Controls
  • Projects Services
  • Construction
  • Fabrication
  • Commissioning
  • Offshore Drilling
  • Hook Up Operations & Maintenance
  • Corporate Services


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