STATS grows with Santos

STATS Group has been awarded a significant pipeline isolation services contract by Santos.

Santos has one of the largest exploration and production acreages in Australia as well as extensive associated infrastructure, and is a company committed to supply homes, business and major industries with essential oil and gas needs throughout Australia and Asia. 

Meanwhile, STATS Group has positioned itself as a market leader in the supply of pressured pipeline isolation, hot tapping and plugging services to the global oil, gas and petrochemical industries.

With its patented isolation tools that provide leak-tight double block and bleed isolation, safe and efficient maintenance and repair of pipeline infrastructure is assured, as well as a company-wide focus on reducing system downtime, minimising environmental impact and increasing worksite safety, STATS Group says its excited to take on Santos’ new contact.

Long-term agreement 

The long-term call-off contract covers all Santos assets in Queensland and South Australia, including pipelines and facilities in the Cooper Basin, Port Bonython and the GLNG Upstream and Downstream operations. 

Process piping and pipeline isolation is a key requirement for safe and efficient maintenance, modification and repair of oil, gas and petrochemical facilities, with STATS Group’s extensive range of services and equipment allowing for temporary isolation and intervention to be undertaken safely and efficiently on piggable and unpiggable pipelines or pipework systems. 

STATS Group’s Asia Pacific Regional Manager Gareth Campbell says the landmark contract award allows STATS to grow its Australian business, and it is delighted to receive the opportunity from Santos to showcase its technologies.

“This lays the foundation for further expansion of STATS Group to serve the Australian energy industry and we have attracted a good deal of interest in our advanced technologies from potential clients across the extensive gas transmission sector,” he says. 

“With revenues in Australia growing by up to 30 per cent year on year, we are in a strong position to build on our reputation of on time delivery and client responsiveness.”

STATS Group says with appropriate material selection and testing, pipeline isolation and line stopping can be undertaken in any pipeline medium such as steam, hydrocarbon and gases. 

The company’s extensive global track record of providing temporary pipeline isolation of onshore, topsides and subsea pipelines in sizes from 0.75-54 inches (19-1372 mm), provides significant global experience that the new contract will continue to add to. 

This article was featured in the October 2020 edition of The Australian Pipeliner. To view the magazine on your PC, Mac, tablet or mobile device, click here.

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