Australia’s a beautiful country – but it also contains some of the most dangerous and inhospitable places on Earth. For many Australians – and many of our people – that’s their workplace. So how do we keep them safe?
We recently completed a project for oil and gas producer Santos, in which 20 oil pumps on a range of their remote sites were converted to solar and battery power. It’s Australia’s first renewables-powered oil extraction project – and it presented unique considerations for the AGL project team, particularly around safety in the harsh conditions of Australia’s red center.
The sites are located in the Cooper Basin, an oil and gas field spanning the border between South Australia and Queensland – an area AGL’s HSE Business Partner Matt Baddams describes as ‘one of the toughest places in Australia’.