Coal Seam Gas to Liquefied Natural Gas

Coal Seam Gas to Liquefied Natural Gas

Coal seam gas (CSG) is Natural Gas from coal. With the exploration of coal seam gas in Australia, the industry is rapidly expanding and is building a multi-billion dollar export industry.

The Queensland Coal Seam Gas (CSG) to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Industry has four major projects with the potential to offer as many as 18,000 direct and indirect jobs over the next eight years. Queensland’s gas project developments include exploration for coal seam gas in the Surat and Bowen Basins of Queensland, construction of a 450km gas transmission pipeline to Gladstone and the construction of LNG facilities in Gladstone.

There are four major gas projects in Queensland:

  • Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG)
  • Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG)
  • Queensland Curtis LNG Project
  • Surat Gas Project

These projects will create thousands of jobs during construction and generate sustainable long term employment throughout the life of the projects. Careers in this industry include:

  • Drillers and drilling assistants  
  • Electricians
  • Electrical and instrumentation technicians
  • Engineering Technicians
  • Health, Safety and Environment Advisors
  • Production technicians
  • Logistics technicians and administrators
  • Maintenance technicians
  • Process Plant Operators
  • Water Management Technicians       

Professional and para-professional occupations in high demand within the CSG/LNG industry include: 

  • Engineers (all disciplines)
  • Geologists and geophysicists

In the construction phase of these projects, the following occupations will be in high demand:

  • Boilermakers
  • Carpenters
  • Cable Jointers
  • Concrete finishers
  • Diesel mechanics
  • Electrical trade assistants
  • Electrical tradespeople
  • Electrical Lineworkers
  • Electrician, instrumentation and control tradespeople
  • Insulators
  • Mechanical fitters
  • Mobile crane operators
  • Painters
  • Pipefitters
  • Riggers
  • Scaffolders
  • Sheetmetal workers
  • Special class welders
  • Specialist machinery operators (side boom and trenching specialists)
  • Specialist project personnel (supervisors, safety and environment specialists)
  • Steel fixers
  • Welders