CSG industry unites at APIA PIPA seminar

A broad range of industry professionals attended the seminar including engineers, surveyors, designers, installation contractors, construction field supervisors and quality assurance/quality control staff, procurement professionals and health, safety and environment personnel.

The seminar consisted of three panel sessions, which addressed issues relating to polyethylene (PE) connections and welding; coal seam gas (CSG) health, safety and environment; and, PE field issues.

The seminar provided attendees with direct exposure to technical expertise, the latest industry developments and updates on changes to the APIA Code of Practice for Upstream Gathering Networks – Coal Seam Gas Industry. During the session breaks approximately 13 industry specialists showcased the latest innovations with live equipment demonstrations.

In his round-up address, QGC Operations Interface Gathering Representative Hugh Luckhurst-Smith highlighted that safety in the CSG industry remains the number one priority and that the code was built to enhance safety within the industry. On the issue of safety, he also highlighted that there was a huge need for training within the Australian CSG industry beyond the initial product purchase period.

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