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Operational Vegetation Management Planning


Key project information

Operational Vegetation Management Planning

Sector: Oil and Gas

Client: Proponent of CSG to LNG project

Location: Bowen and Surat Basins

Project dates: May- September 2013

  • Ecological services provided
    • Ecological management advice
  • Project Overview

    Our client is developing a project which is a pioneering initiative to convert coal seam natural gas (CSG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG) for export to global markets. Based in Queensland, the Project involves developing gas fields from the Bowen and Surat Basins in south-western Queensland, and will transport the gas via an underground pipeline to an LNG plant on Curtis Island.

    New Ground was engaged to formulate a vegetation management strategy across two gas fields for the purpose of guiding the client in maintenance requirements and techniques such that environmental compliance, work place health and safety (WHS) and operational reliability risks could be managed within a tight project timeframe.

  • Key project outcomes
    • Manage workplace health and safety risks through a vegetation management strategy to achieve a high standard of safety;
    • Manage environmental compliance risk for client through aligning management measures with relevant regulations, environmental authority conditions and client operational directives;
    • Maintenance actions conducive to a reliable electricity network;
    • Increased efficiencies –  identification of opportunity to align actions with other operational requirements to streamline management regimes;
    • Reduction of ecological disturbance footprint and resultant maintenance cost reduction through collaborative approach to developing maintenance treatments;
    • On time delivery.