Australia Pacific LNG has selected technology developed by Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) to deliver a data consolidation and reporting technology framework. The solution, built on HPS's Intuition Executive platform, will support the production, operations and asset management functions of this world-class project, which converts coal seam gas (CSG) to liquid natural gas (LNG).
Australia Pacific LNG is a joint venture project between Origin, ConocoPhillips and Sinopec that includes development of existing coal seam gas fields in the Surat and Bowen basins and construction of a gas transmission pipeline from the gas fields to an LNG facility being developed on Curtis Island in Gladstone. Origin, the upstream operator of the Australia Pacific LNG Project, is currently the largest producer of coal seam gas in Australia (commonly referred to as coal bed methane in other parts of the world). Origin supplies gas to power stations to produce electricity with lower greenhouse gas emissions. The Australia Pacific LNG Project will supplement domestic gas production and deliver cleaner energy to a world market.
Honeywell's Intuition Executive is software for enterprise-wide information integration and real-time visualization. It combines information and graphics to help users make better decisions and drive intelligent operations by managing, monitoring and optimizing production and operations. HPS’ Coal Seam Gas operations monitoring solution is a configurable data consolidation, analysis and reporting environment built on Intuition Executive. It easily scales and is flexible to meet the demands typical of the rapid expansion of field and facility infrastructure in emerging CSG operations.
“The Coal Seam Gas industry in Australia is facing huge growth in a highly competitive environment,” said Ian Brown, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Process Solutions’ Advanced Solutions business. “The challenge CSG operators face is to safely, reliably and efficiently increase production while balancing manned and unmanned local production with remote, centralised management of operations. Our integrated solution will assist Australia Pacific LNG by ensuring the right information gets to the right people at the right time to support decisions that will achieve the project’s business priorities of scalability, efficiency, safety, and reliability while transforming its business.”
Australia Pacific LNG’s operational framework, built on Intuition Executive, will support improved communication and data management, cross functional workflows and improved notification of key operational events to better analyse, prioritise, automate and manage operational tasks and abnormal situations. This will include well surveillance, defects management, support for operator and maintenance work procedures, and supply chain related initiatives as Australia Pacific LNG expands to deliver LNG to market.