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Gas Transmission Pipeline Construction

Connecting fuel source to energy hub

The Santos GLNG Project is a pioneering venture to convert coal seam natural gas (CSG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG) for export to global markets. It represents a major investment in a cleaner energy source for the future. The Project involves the development of the Santos GLNG gas fields in the Bowen and Surat Basins, the construction of a 420km underground gas transmission pipeline from Roma to Gladstone and a two-train LNG processing facility on Curtis Island at Gladstone. The Project is a joint venture between Santos and three of the worlds largest energy companies, PETRONAS, Total and KOGAS.

Fast facts
420km long 42 inches in diameter Buried 0.75m to 1.2m* C onstruction to be undertaken by Saipem Australia Pty Ltd A pproximately 1,000 workers will be involved in construction We are complying with the highest construction and transportation safety standards

What is the gas transmission pipeline?


The underground gas transmission pipeline is a critical component of the Santos GLNG Project, transporting gas from CSG fields near Injune to the LNG facility in Gladstone.

What is the pipeline route?


The Santos GLNG Project underground gas transmission pipeline will be closely aligned with the existing Queensland Gas Pipeline for much of its length. It will start approximately 40km east of Injune and travel north up the eastern side of Arcadia Valley. The pipeline will approach Gladstone from the south west, entering the Gladstone State Development Area and crossing Port Curtis between Friend Point and Laird Point. To minimise impacts on the marine environment, the pipeline crossing the narrows will be installed under the seabed without dredging or trenching.

* subject to discussions with individual landholders

What is the construction process?


The diagram below shows the broad steps involved in building the pipeline:

How will the Santos GLNG Project work with landholders?


The Santos GLNG Project has been in regular communication with regional councils and landholders along the pipeline to keep the community abreast of its developments. The Project is working closely with affected landholders to ensure they have a full understanding of expected activity on their properties. A number of mitigation strategies will be put in place to minimise impacts and manage activities such as noise and dust, weed management, and traffic and transport. Community information sessions are being held during the development of the pipeline to keep the local community up-to-date on the project and how the Santos GLNG Project is working to minimise impact.

Can the land above the pipeline be used after construction?


Yes. The pipeline will be buried deep enough and will be rehabilitated to allow landholders to reuse the land.

1 Survey the pipeline route

2 Prepare access tracks and


temporary facilities

Will signs be erected to show where the pipeline is located?


Signs will be placed along the length of the pipeline. They will be spaced no more than 500m apart in rural areas and considerably closer in areas with more people or increased activity.

3 Clear the pipeline corridor and


install temporary fences and gates

4 Deliver pipe (from Gladstone


and Port Alma) to designated laydown locations

5 Lay out pipes and prepare


for bending and welding

Where will workers live?


Workers will be housed in temporary accommodation camps along the pipeline route. Camps will be self-contained, minimising disturbance to local communities.

6 Dig the trench and stockpile


topsoil nearby

7 Backfill and compact the trench


using trench spoil where suitable

8 Clean and test the pipe for


strength and leaks

How will the Santos GLNG Project access the pipeline?


All project-related movements will be restricted to existing public roads, approved access tracks and the pipeline corridor where possible. Landholders and regulatory authorities will be consulted to determine exact access points. New tracks will avoid sensitive areas where possible, and will be positioned to minimise disturbance. Temporary tracks will be rehabilitated upon completion.

9 Rehabilitate the pipeline


corridor, temporary tracks and construction areas

For more information


Freecall 1800 761 113 Email info@glng.com.au Web www.glng.com.au www.santos.com Mail Reply Paid GLNG Community Engagement GPO Box 1010 Brisbane QLD 4001

Santos GLNG Project offices


Roma shopfront 80 McDowall Street Roma QLD 4455 Open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm Brisbane office Santos Place Level 22, 32 Turbot Street Brisbane QLD 4000 Gladstone shopfront 114 Goondoon Street Gladstone QLD 4680 Open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm

Legal Disclaimer: The information in this publication is distributed by Santos Limited as an information source only. The information is provided solely on the basis that readers will be responsible for making their own assessment of the matters discussed herein and are advised to verify all relevant representations, statements and information. Santos Limited. November 2012